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The Darkness' Dire Influence

The Darkness' new album is influenced by Dire Straits.The recently reformed 'Cannonball' group are putting the finishing touches to their comeback album, and have a surprising musical influence to add to "AC/DC, Queen and Aerosmith"...

Linkin Park Back In The Studio

Linkin Park have started on the follow up to 'A Thousand Suns' with Rick Rubin. The 'Shadow of the Day' group have "been in the studio writing" with the legendary producer, coming up with new...

Bowling For Soup Frightened By Heavy Metal

Bowling for Soup frontman Jaret Reddick was frightened by how many heavy metal were on the bill at Download festival.The '1985' pop punk group's frontman realised as he watched metal group Twisted Sister from the...

Justin Hawkins Had Plane Epiphany To Quit Drugs

The Darkness singer Justin Hawkins knew he had to quit drink and drugs when he wet himself on a plane. The 'I Believe in a Thing Called Love' rocker admits his substance abuse made him...

30 Seconds To Mars Win Double Kerrang! Awards

30 Seconds to Mars and Alice Cooper received top honours at the Kerrang! Awards 2011 last night (09.06.11).Jared Leto's rockers took home two awards - Best International Band and Best Single for their track 'Hurricane'...

Def Leppard To Stop Making Full Length Albums

Def Leppard "don't see the point" in releasing full length albums. The 'Pour Some Sugar on Me' rockers are set to work on new material for release next year, but aren't likely to write a...

Linkin Park Weirder Then Gaga

Linkin Park joke they are weirder than Lady Gaga.While 'Hair' hitmaker Gaga pushes the boundaries of fashion - having worn a dress made entirely out of meat and appearing onstage wearing a prosthetic pregnant stomach...

The Darkness Announce Low Key Comeback Shows

The Darkness have announced three warm up shows ahead of their appearance at this year's Download Festival.The 'I Believe in a Thing Called Love' rockers will play the intimate shows in their home country ahead...

Pendulum Worried By Iron Maiden Fans

Pendulum thought they were going to get "slaughtered" at Download festival.The rock/drum and bass crossover band - who supported rockers Iron Maiden at the British music festival - admitted while hearing the crowd chant was...

Dio Stage Tribute At Rock Festival

Organisers of a British rock festival will pay tribute to tragic singer RONNIE JAMES DIO by re-naming a stage at the event in his honour.The heavy metal legend, 67, lost his battle with stomach cancer...

Metallica's Ulrich 'Breakdown' On Plane

METALLICA's LARS ULRICH pulled out of a major British rock festival last year (04) after suffering a mental collapse in a plane on the way to the event. Two drummers - SLAYER's DAVE LOMBARDO...

Jordison Thrilled To Replace Ulrich

SLIPKNOT drummer JOEY JORDISON was thrilled when he was asked to temporarily replace METALLICA's legendary sticks man LARS ULRICH who was too ill to perform. Ulrich became ill on the plane journey to the...

Wildboyz And Electric Six Battle After Egg Pelting

Rebellious WILDBOYZ entertainers STEVE-O and CHRIS PONTIUS have been embroiled in a violent battle with rockers ELECTRIC SIX on Saturday (11JUN04) - after they urged an audience to pelt the band with eggs. At...

Slipknot And Slayer Plan To Trash Europe

Rockers SLIPKNOT and SLAYER are joining forces again to tour Europe together this autumn (04), when the two bands plan to "lay waste to the entire continent". Slipknot drummer JOEY JORDISON and his SLAYER...

No Metallica For Download

Heavy metal legends METALLICA will not be performing at this weekend's (01JUN03) DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL in Britain - despite rumours to the contrary. It had been widely reported the Los Angeles rock giants would play...

Limp Make It Up To British Fans

American rockers LIMP BIZKIT have promised to perform a number of free gigs in Britain - after pulling out of this summer's (03) DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL. The ROLLIN' rockers axed a performance at 1 June's...

Bizkit Pull Download

American rockers LIMP BIZKIT have pulled out of the inaugural DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL in Britain in order to complete work on their long-awaited new album. The ROLLIN' band had been scheduled to headline the event...

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