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Foo Fighters Awarded As The Grammys Start To Sparkle

13th February 2012

The 54th Grammy Awards are well under way at the Staples Centre and the main section of tonight's ceremony is taking place, with Foo Fighters taking home another of the major awards being given out...

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Slipknot Singer Blasts Rick Rubin

24th November 2011

Slipknot's Corey Taylor has blasted "overrated" and "overpaid" producer Rick Rubin. The group worked with Rick on their 2004 album 'Vol 3: (The Subliminal Verses)', but despite his being widely regarded as one of the...

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Paolo Nutini Named Headline Performance Of The Year

16th November 2011

Paolo Nutini was named Headline Performance of the Year at last night's (14.11.11) UK Festival Awards.The Scottish ' Pencil Full of Lead' singer scooped the prize for his Headlining slot at Latitude festival earlier this...

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Tom Araya Wants Immortal Music

27th July 2011

Tom Araya wants Slayer's music to become immortal.The group's bassist and vocalist believes it's important to produce albums that will live forever and be passed on from generation to generation.He said: "I think if the...

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Metallica And The Big 4 Open Soniphere

9th July 2011

Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax appeared on stage together in England last night (08.07.11). The 'Big 4' of heavy metal joined forces at the Sonisphere festival in Knebworth, Southern England, to play a cover of...

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Slayer Postpone Album As Guitarist Recovers

1st June 2011

Heavy rockers Slayer have postponed the recording of their next album to allow their guitarist more time to recover as he battles a flesh-eating disease.Jeff Hanneman was forced to pull out of the band's 2011...

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Tom Araya To Be Honoured In Chile

31st May 2011

Slayer star Tom Araya is to be honoured with the key to the Chilean city where he was born.The frontman was born in Vina del Mar, but left with his parents when he was five....

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Blink-182 Ready Stadium Rock Tracks For Summer Tour

24th May 2011

Blink-182 will debut new tracks with a "stadium rock sensibility" on their US summer tour with My Chemical Romance.The two bands have just announced they will play together over 40 dates across America, where 'What's...

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Metallica To Work With Rick Rubin On Next Album

26th April 2011

Metallica will work with "zen guru" Rick Rubin on their next album. The heavy metal group made their most well received record in years, 2008s 'Death Magnetic', with the producer and bassist Robert Trujillo is...

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Metallica Close 'The Big 4'

24th April 2011

Metallica wowed fans this weekend with a historic uniting of the most significant bands in heavy metal. Metallica took the main headline slot at the 'Big 4' festival, which was held at the Empire Polo...

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Bad Religion Added To Sonisphere Festival

11th April 2011

Bad Religion and Cavalera Conspiracy are among 28 acts added to the bill for Sonisphere festival.The bands will join headliners Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Biffy Clyro and Slipknot on the bill for the three day...

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Iron Maiden Nominated For Golden God Award

9th March 2011

Iron Maiden and Bullet For My Valentine will go head-to-head in the Best UK Band category at this year's Metal Hammer Golden God Awards. The bands face competition from Skindred, Architects and Bring Me The...

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Tom Araya Suffered Vertigo Before Hospitalisation

4th March 2011

Rocker Tom Araya was suffering with vertigo and dehydration before he was hospitalised ahead of a Slayer concert in Sydney, Australia on Sunday (27Feb11), according to his wife.The thrash metal stars were forced to axe...

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Araya Hospitalisation Forces Slayer Gig Cancellation

27th February 2011

SLAYER have suffered another blow to their tour plans after frontman TOM ARAYA was hospitalised moments before the heavy rockers were due onstage in Sydney, Australia on Sunday (27Feb11).The thrash metal stars had to axe...

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Slayer Guitarist Hospitalised With Flesh-eating Disease

15th February 2011

Heavy rocker JEFF HANNEMAN has been forced to pull out of SLAYER's upcoming tour after he was hospitalised with a nasty flesh-eating disease.The thrash metal guitarist is suffering from necrotizing fasciitis, a rare bacterial virus...

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Limp Bizkit Added To Sonisphere UK Line Up

14th February 2011

Limp Bizkit have been added to the line-up of this year's Sonisphere music festival.The 'Rollin' rockers - who were one of the headliners at the event in 2009 - will take to the stage before...

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Metallica Explain Single Us Big Four Date

26th January 2011

Metallica will only play one US date on their Big Four tour because they don't want to "overstay" their welcome. The 'Enter Sandman' group have teamed up with fellow thrash metal bands Slayer, Megadeth and...

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Metallica To Headline One-day Only Metal Extravaganza

26th January 2011

METALLICA, the American rock band who have sold more than 85 million records worldwide, have announced plans to headline a one-day only metal 'extravaganza' in California this April. The group will come together to play...

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Big Four Regroup For California Desert Show

25th January 2011

METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX are teaming up again for one U.S. Big Four date on the site of the Coachella Festival.The heavy metal groups will come together on 23 April (11) for an outdoor...

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Ulrich Planning More 'Big Four' Shows

15th November 2010

METALLICA's historical supertour with heavy metal's other 'Big Four' acts ANTHRAX, SLAYER and MEGADETH will happen once again, according to rocker LARS ULRICH.The four groups performed on the same bill for the first time in...

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Metallica To Start Writing New Album

10th November 2010

Metallica are planning to start writing a new album in 2011. The 'Enter Sandman' group are presently finishing touring their ninth record, 'Death Magnetic', and drummer Lars Ulrich said he's looking forward to getting back...

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Heavy Metal Titans Still Partying Hard

1st October 2010

Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax say they still party as hard as when they last toured together 19 years ago. The three US heavy metal bands embarked on a landmark tour, 'Clash Of The Titans' in...

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Araya's Throat Woes After Surgery

30th August 2010

SLAYER frontman TOM ARAYA is still feeling the effects of his recent surgery - he has a constant lump in his throat.The bassist went under the knife earlier this year (10) after he was diagnosed...

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Slayer Cancel Gig After King's Hospital Dash

3rd August 2010

Rockers SLAYER were forced to axe their show in Holland on Monday (02Aug10) after guitarist KERRY KING was hospitalised with food poisoning.The band pulled out of the gig in Tilburg when King began feeling ill...

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Slayer's Support Act Cancels Shows

2nd August 2010

SLAYER has been left without a support act on the remaining dates of the band's European tour after THE HAUNTED pulled out due to illness.The Swedish group axed two slots supporting Slayer at shows in...

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Slayer Launches Pinball Game Application

22nd June 2010

Rockers SLAYER have become pinball wizards after launching a new arcade game application for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.The new game, Slayer: Pinball Rocks, features a skull that eats your ball and spits it...

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Fascinating Fact 9503

18th June 2010

More than 81,000 rock fans attended the first BIG FOUR concert in Warsaw, Poland on Wednesday night (16Jun10), making it one of the biggest music events ever staged in the city. METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and...

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Slayer Cancel German Gig

9th June 2010

Hard rock heavyweights SLAYER cancelled a gig in Germany on Tuesday night (08Jun10) after frontman TOM ARAYA suffered "acute vocal problems".The band, currently on tour in Europe, was due to play at Ruhrcongress in Bochum,...

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Historic Big Four Spectacular To Beam Into Cinemas

24th May 2010

METALLICA's historic festival hook-up with the rest of the 'Big Four' metal acts, ANTHRAX, MEGADETH and SLAYER, is to be beamed onto cinema screens around the world.The four groups will perform on the same bill...

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Araya Recovers After Back Surgery

18th May 2010

SLAYER rocker TOM ARAYA is recovering well from back surgery which prompted the band to postpone their touring plans.The bassist began experiencing back pain on tour in Australia and Japan late last year (09) and...

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