Members of Mastodon, Queens of the Stone Age and At The Drive-In have joined forces for a new supergroup.
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 Rocker Troy Sanders Is Supporting His Wife As She Battles Breast Cancer.
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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Rockers Mastodon Have Axed Their Summer (15) Tour Including A High Profile Appearance At The Upcoming Reading And Leeds Festival In The U.k. Due To A "Personal Family Matter".
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 have cancelled 16 tour dates citing only a ''personal family matter'' for the sudden cancellations.
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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The Libertines will headline the Reading and Leeds festivals this year, joining previously-announced acts Mumford & Sons and Metallica in topping the bill.
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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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.
Korn, The Hives and Jimmy Eat World are among 37 new bands confirmed for Download Festival in June.
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 won Best Live Band at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards last night (11.06.12), which saw Saxon win Best British Band and Fear Factory presented with the Icons prize.
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.
Continue reading: Rammstein Win Best Live Band At Golden Gods