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Mastodon, Queens Of The Stone Age Stars Form Supergroup


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Mastodon bassist/singer Troy Sanders, Queens Of The Stone Age guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen, At The Drive-In drummer Tony Hajjar and multi-instrumentalist/video game score composer Mike Zarin have come together to form Gone Is Gone.

The experimental metal band will make its debut with a concert in Los Angeles on 27 April (16), and are planning to release an EP this summer (16). They are also hoping to come out with a full LP later this year (16).

In addition, Gone Is Gone may lend their musical skills to movie and video game soundtracks. Hajjar and Zarin previously worked together on movie trailer scores, and composed the music for video game Splinter Cell: Blacklist.

Mastodon Star Helping Wife Through Cancer Ordeal


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The bassist has revealed his partner Jeza was diagnosed with the disease over the summer (15) and is currently undergoing treatment.

Troy has admitted her prognosis is good because doctors caught the cancer early, and he has urged fans to spread the word about screenings.

In a post on the group's Facebook.com page, he writes, "Although I generally keep to myself and am very private with my personal life, I recognize this as something bigger than me and needs to be shared.

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Mastodon Cancel Tour Dates


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The band was due to play in countries including Canada, Norway, Germany and Russia, as well as a double slot at Reading/Leeds late next month (Aug15), but they have now called off the 16-date trek.

No further details were given about the reason behind the cancellation of the tour, which ran from 7 August (15) until 3 September (15). A date in Iceland on 5 September (15) has been postponed until December (15).

A statement obtained by Billboard.com reveals the rockers plan to return to the road in late September (15) for a tour of South America.

Mastodon Cancel 16 Shows


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Mastodon have cancelled 16 tour dates.

The heavy metal band were scheduled to play a string of international shows including the prestigious Reading/Leeds Festival throughout August and September but have pulled out of all of the gigs citing a ''personal family matter''.

The group - featuring Troy Sanders, Brent Hinds, Bill Kelliher and Brann Dailor - have not issued a personal statement expanding on what has prompted them to axe the planned dates, which included appearances at Pukkelpop in Belgium, Oya Festival in Norway and Heavy Montreal Festival, where they were due to perform on August 7.

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Libertines To Headline Reading And Leeds


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The Libertines will headline the Reading and Leeds festivals this year.

The 'Don't Look Back Into the Sun' hitmakers - who reunited to perform at the event in 2010 - have been unveiled as the final act to top the bill at the three-night, dual-site festival, which takes place over the weekend of August 28-30.

In an exclusive video message, Pete Doherty said: ''I've just woken up and I can't stop thinking about playing at Reading & Leeds.''

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Mastodon Star To Play Tragic Stuntman Ryan Dunn


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Mastodon star Brent Hinds has been cast as tragic Jackass stuntman Ryan Dunn in a new movie.

The biopic, I Needed Time to Stay Useless, is being developed by the Tv and film star's best friend Bam Margera, and he reveals Hinds has been astonishing in his feature film debut.

Dunn, who bore a notable resemblance to the guitarist, lost his life in a 2011 car crash in Pennsylvania, aged 34.

Mastodon In Concert

Brent Hinds and Mastodon - Shots of the American metal band Mastodon as they perform live in concert at the Academy in Manchester, United Kingdom - Monday 24th November 2014

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Sonisphere Festival - Performances

Mastodon and Troy Sanders - Sonisphere Festival held at Hietaniemi beach - Performances - Helsinki, Finland - Wednesday 28th May 2014

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Rock On The Range 2014 - Day 3

Mastodon - Rock on the Range 2014, Day 3 at Crew Stadium, Columbus, OH, USA, Sunday, May 18, 2014 - Columbus, Ohio, United States - Saturday 24th May 2014

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Babymetal To Make Uk Debut At Sonisphere In July 2014

Posted on 08 April 2014

Babymetal To Make UK Debut At Sonisphere In July 2014

Pinkpop 2014 Announce Headliners The Rolling Stones, Arctic Monkeys, Metallica Plus Many More

Posted on 12 March 2014

Pinkpop 2014 Announce Headliners The Rolling Stones,  Arctic Monkeys, Metallica Plus Many More

Thirty Seven Bands Added To Download Festival


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Korn, The Hives and Jimmy Eat World have been confirmed for Download Festival.

The acts are among 37 new bands added to the bill today, joining headliners Iron Maiden, Rammstein and Slipknot.

The festival will take place between June 14 and 16 at Donington Park in Derbyshire, England.

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Rammstein Win Best Live Band At Golden Gods


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Rammstein won Best Live Band at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards last night (11.06.12).

The German metal group beat off competition from Iron Maiden, Metallica, Skindred and Watain to take home the accolade, while Saxon won Best British Band and US outfit Lamb of God were awarded with the Best International Band prize on the ceremony's 10th anniversary.

Maiden were presented with the Best Event gong for their 'Iron Maiden Conquer the UK (Again)' tour and veteran metal groups Fear Factory and Anthrax won the Icons and Metal as F**k accolades respectively.

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The Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards At IndigO2

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Rock In Rio Lisboa 2012 In Parque Da Bela Vista - Day One

Mastodon Thursday 24th May 2012 Rock in Rio Lisboa 2012 in Parque da Bela Vista - Day One

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