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Mastodon Launching Black Tongue Ale

19th November 2013

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...

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Thirty Seven Bands Added To Download Festival

16th January 2013

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...

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Rammstein Win Best Live Band At Golden Gods

12th June 2012

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...

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Black Sabbath Win At Kerrang! Awards

7th June 2012

Black Sabbath were honoured for their influence on rock music at the Kerrang! Awards this evening (07.06.12). The reformed band - made up of vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tomy Iommi and bass player Geezer Butler...

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Golden Gods Awards To 'Liquefy' Fans Brains

9th May 2012

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...

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Opeth Axe Gig After Frontman Suffers Head Injury

8th May 2012

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...

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Brent Hinds Eyes Onstage Chair After Breaking Foot

1st February 2012

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...

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Mastodon Star Caught Out In Ebay Auction

27th December 2011

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...

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Mastodon & Feist Team Up For 2012 Record Store Day

1st December 2011

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...

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Slipknot Close Sonisphere UK

11th July 2011

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"...

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Mastodon And Dillinger Escape Plan Guitarists Form Supergroup

16th June 2011

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...

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Mastodon Axe Tour Over Guitarist's Illness

25th May 2010

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...

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Kelliher Struggling With Booze Battle

16th March 2010

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...

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Mastodon Score Jonah Hex Movie

6th January 2010

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...

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Mastodon Album Inspired By Family Tragedy

20th April 2009

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...

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Mastodon Guitarist Hospitalised In London

13th November 2008

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...

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Mastodon Mellow Out

9th October 2008

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...

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System Of A Down Star Caught Up In Mastodon Fight

22nd September 2007

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....

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Mastodon Star Injured

13th September 2007

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...

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

3rd February 2007

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...

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Dylan Tops Rolling Stone Albums List

15th December 2006

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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Mastodon Man Saved From Avalanche Death

13th December 2006

MASTODON frontman TROY SANDERS was only moments from death when he was buried alive in snow after an avalanche. The American heavy rocker doesn't reveal if the accident took place on a skiing or climbing...

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Surgery Pushes Back Slayer Tour

12th May 2006

SLAYER frontman TOM ARAYA underwent minor surgery on his gall-bladder last week (ends05MAY06), forcing the band's Unholy Alliance: Preaching To The Perverted tour to be postponed. The tour - which will also feature metal icons...

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