Iron Maiden's musical comeback has landed them two nominations at this year's (16) Kerrang! Awards in the U.K.
The veteran heavy metal band released The Book of Souls last year (15), marking their first offering in five years. The hiatus proved to be worth the wait after the record was nominated for Best Album by bosses at the British rock magazine.
They were also nominated for Best British Band, going up against Bring Me The Horizon, Enter Shikari, Biffy Clyro, and Asking Alexandria.
The latter two bands also scored two nods, with Biffy Clyro competing for Best Event (Edinburgh's Hogmanay), while Asking Alexandria will face off against Iron Maiden in the Best Album category for their album, The Black.
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Winners included Royal Blood, Alice Cooper and Marmozets.
As the zombie apocalypse took over the Relentless Kerrang! Awards last Thursday, many acts stumbled away with an award or two in tow.
In true rock fashion, the black carpet was laid awaiting the arrival of the bands at the Troxy in London as we eagerly awaited the results of awards such as Kerrang! Legend, Best Single, Best Album, Best British Newcomer and more.
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The first leg of the Kerrang Tour 2015 kicked off with a blast in Norwich on Friday (6/02/15). With Don Broco as the headliners plus We Are The In Crowd, Bury Tomorrow, Beartooth and last minute addition Young Guns all pitching in to put on one of the best shows the University of East Anglia LCR has ever seen.
Beartooth opened the show with 'Beaten in Lips' and their energetic performance set the crowd off jumping and singing along. Even those who didn't know the words soon caught on. However, it was clear that this energy tired the band quickly as the space between their songs to get their breath back were perhaps a bit too long. This didn't affect their performance, however, because as soon as the music kicked in they were back, jumping around the stage and encouraging the crowd to sing and jump along too. Performing tracks off their debut album 'Disgusting', the band carried themselves with dignity and showed Norwich exactly what they are about.
Next on the list was Bury Tomorrow. If it was possible for any other artist to scream as clearly as they do on CD then this is the band that does it the best. With the first circle pit of the night created during their first song 'Man on Fire' and shouting 'raise your f***ing hands in the air', the whole venue went crazy, and not once did they put their hands down. It was just a shame that you couldn't hear the clean vocals of Jason Cameron very well over the music. Playing tracks from their albums 'Runes' and 'Union of Crowds', people of all ages, backgrounds and hair colours couldn't help but enjoy them. Even the begrudging parents who wished for earplugs and sat as far away from the speakers as possible couldn't help rocking in time to the music and being ever so slightly amazed at Bury Tomorrow's quality in every breakdown.
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Slash insists being dubbed a guitar master is ''bulls**t'' because he is only a good musician because he works so hard at it.
Slash insists calling him a guitar master is ''bulls**t''.
The former Guns N' Roses star is renowned for his musicianship but he insists it is down to hard work, rather than natural expertise and he can always improve his skills.
He said: ''That whole guitar master stuff, that's bulls**t - I have been working and working on it, and it will never end. It's a work in progress, but I have a great time doing it.''
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Black Sabbath were named as the most inspirational band in rock at the Kerrang! Awards in London this evening (07.06.12).
The reformed band - made up of vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tomy Iommi and bass player Geezer Butler - picked up the Inspiration Award at the magazine's annual prize-giving show at The Brewery in Barbican, London.
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Evanescence's Amy Lee is still adjusting to being a rock star on stage again, after the big gap between the band's second and third albums.
The singer with the 'What You Want' group admitted during their five year hiatus between second album, 'The Open Door', in 2006 and their self titled third album earlier this year she has forgotten how to carry herself on stage.
She told Kerrang magazine: "I had definitely assimilated back into normal life, so I'm still trying to remember how to adjust into being a rock star onstage and know how to say stuff in between songs that doesn't sound stupid."
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Metallica are set to play four exclusive gigs in San Francisco in December to commemorate their 30th anniversary.
Metallica will play four shows to celebrate their 30th anniversary.
The 'Enter Sandman ' rockers are set to play a quartet of shows for fan club members only on December 5, 7, 9, and 10 at the historic Fillmore Auditorium in their hometown of San Francisco.
A statement issued by the band explained: "These unique shows will include special guests and events, rare songs, varied set lists, odds and ends, and all the nutty stuff you expect from Metallica - fun for the entire family!
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The Darkness find it much easier to play shows now they're sober and drug free.
The Darkness find it much easier to play shows now they're sober.
The 'I Believe in a Thing Called Love' rockers - who originally split in 2006 over drug problems within the band - are making their comeback this summer with a string of shows and festival appearances, and find their newfound sobriety makes playing their sets much better.
Speaking after three low key comeback shows, guitarist Dan Hawkins told BANG Showbiz: "The last two or three gigs It's a new experience for me, I won't lie to you, but it's been great. It's actually a lot easier to play when you're sober. I know it sounds like the most obvious thing in the world, but it really is.
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30 Seconds to Mars, Alice Cooper and Def Leppard were honoured 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' - while Alice scooped the Kerrang! Icon trophy at the British heavy metal magazine's 30th anniversary award show in London.
Speaking at the ceremony, Alice told BANG Showbiz: "It seems to be awards year for me - I seem to keep getting them! I hope that doesn't mean it's the end - maybe they know something I don't know - maybe they've got my biopsy or something!"
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