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Mastodon Cancel Tour Dates

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...

Mastodon Cancel 16 Shows

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...

Mastodon Stars Butchered In Game Of Thrones

The rockers were delighted to film cameo appearances in the popular fantasy series, playing a group of savages known as 'wildlings', who are killed and then come back from the dead as reanimated...

Libertines To Headline Reading And Leeds

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...

Rocker Brent Hinds Kicked Out Of Grammy Awards

Mastodon rocker Brent Hinds was reportedly kicked out of the Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday (08Feb15) for bad behaviour.The guitarist attended the prestigious ceremony dressed up as Los Angeles Dodgers baseball star...

Mastodon And Tool Stars Join Supergroup

Members of rock bands including Mastodon and Tool have teamed up to form a nautical-themed supergroup called Legend of the Seagullmen.Mastodon singer and guitarist Brent Hinds has teamed up with Tool drummer Danny Carey and...

Mastodon Star To Play Tragic Stuntman Ryan Dunn

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...

Mastodon Launching Black Tongue Ale

Heavy metal stars Mastodon have become the latest rockers to create their own line of beer.The musicians, who hail from Atlanta, Georgia, have teamed up with craft beer specialists at the U.K.'s Signature Brew company...

Thirty Seven Bands Added To Download Festival

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...

Rammstein Win Best Live Band At Golden Gods

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...

Golden Gods Awards To 'Liquefy' Fans Brains

The Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards will make fans brains ''liquefy'' according to Chris Jericho.The 10th annual rock event will return next month, hosted by the retired WWE wrestler and frontman of Fozzy, who is...

Opeth Axe Gig After Frontman Suffers Head Injury

Rockers Opeth were forced to axe a gig in Minnesota on Monday night (07May12) after frontman Mikael Akerfeldt was hospitalised with a severe head injury.The Swedish group was due to open for Mastodon at The...

Brent Hinds Eyes Onstage Chair After Breaking Foot

Mastodon rocker Brent Hinds faces playing gigs while sitting on a stool after breaking his foot.The singer/guitarist was about to board the band's tour bus last month (Jan12) when he slipped on a patch of...

Mastodon Star Caught Out In Ebay Auction

Mastodon rocker Bill Kelliher is asking fans for help after he was allegedly ripped off over an online auction item.The guitarist has taken to the band's Facebook.com page to explain his tale of woe after...

Mastodon & Feist Team Up For 2012 Record Store Day

Singer/songwriter Feist is teaming up with heavy rockers Mastodon to record the oddest collaboration for next year's (12) Record Store Day.Each act will cover one of the other's songs and the split seven inch release...

Slipknot Close Sonisphere UK

Slipknot closed Sonisphere festival in the UK with a "f***ing celebration" last night (10.07.11).The 'Wait and Bleed' group were determined for their last currently scheduled show at Knebworth in Southern England to be both "positive"...

Mastodon And Dillinger Escape Plan Guitarists Form Supergroup

Guitarists from Mastodon and Dillinger Escape Plan have joined forces to form a new rock supergroup.Mastodon guitarist Brent Hinds reveals he and his pal Ben Weinman, from Dillinger Escape Plan, are teaming up with former...

Mastodon Axe Tour Over Guitarist's Illness

Rockers MASTODON have scrapped their upcoming summer world tour after the group's guitarist BILL KELLIHER was diagnosed with pancreatitis.The band was due to start its trek in Germany on 05 June (10), but Kelliher has...

Kelliher Struggling With Booze Battle

MASTODON rocker BILL KELLIHER fears he will have to quit the band and check into rehab as he struggles to overcome his drink demons.The heavy rock group was forced to continue its European Unholy Alliance...

Mastodon Score Jonah Hex Movie

Rockers MASTODON are hitting Hollywood - the band has signed on to write the score for new comic book movie JONAH HEX.Josh Brolin and Megan Fox are already lined up to star in the movie...

Mastodon Album Inspired By Family Tragedy

MASTODON rocker BRANN DAILOR has dedicated the band's new album to his beloved sister, who committed suicide more than 20 years ago. Crack The Skye, the group's fourth studio recording, is a direct reference to Dailor's...

Mastodon Guitarist Hospitalised In London

MASTODON rocker BILL KELLIHER has quit the band's European tour and checked into a London hospital suffering from a mystery illness. The heavy rock group has been forced to continue its European Unholy Alliance Chapter...

Mastodon Mellow Out

Metal band MASTODON have been forced to ditch their heavy sound - because a brain haemorrhage has mellowed out frontman BRENT HINDS. The rocker was attacked outside the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards in Las...

System Of A Down Star Caught Up In Mastodon Fight

LATEST: SYSTEM OF A DOWN star SHAVO ODADJIAN has been listed as a witness to the fight that landed MASTODON star BRENT HINDS in a Las Vegas hospital with brain haemorrhaging and a broken nose....

Mastodon Star Injured

Heavy metal star BRENT HINDS is recovering in a Las Vegas hospital after suffering a severe head injury during his group MASTODON's post-MTV Video Music Awards party performance. The guitarist was taken to hospital after...

Mastodon: 'Signing To A Major Label Hasn't Changed Our Sound'

MASTODON guitarist BILL KELLIHER has hit back at claims the American heavy rockers sold out by signing with record company Warner Bros, insisting their move to a major label hasn't affected their sound. The band...

Dylan Tops Rolling Stone Albums List

BOB DYLAN's MODERN TIMES has been hailed the year's best album by rock bible Rolling Stone. The folk-rock icon's acclaimed album beat the RED HOT CHILI PEPPER'S STADIUM ARCADIUM and SONIC YOUTH's RATHER RIPPED to...

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