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A Week In Music, Depeche Mode Back With New Album, The Gaslight Anthem Storm The Boards, Have Coldplay Released The Best Album Ever?

By Contributor | 8th April 2013

Albums of note… In 2013, the apparent year of the comeback, Depeche Mode made a mini-one of their own, with their first album in four years Delta Machine. Dave Gahan’s still at the vocal helm...

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Victoria Beckham Creates Prescription Glasses Range

6th August 2012

Victoria Beckham has created a range of prescription glasses. The 38-year-old fashion designer has joined forces with Cutler and Gross to create a six-piece collection of optical frames after struggling to find a pair she...

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Lady Gaga Wakes Up With Chicken

23rd July 2012

Lady Gaga woke up with chicken and waffles in her bed this morning (23.07.12). The 'Judas' hitmaker - who is currently on a world tour promoting her latest album 'Born This Way' - got so...

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Tributes Continue To Pour In For Deep Purple's Jon Lord

17th July 2012

Ewan McGregor, Slash and Stereophonics have paid tribute to late Deep Purple musician Jon Lord. The keyboard player and founder of the heavy metal outfit passed away in London aged 71 yesterday (16.07.12), and a...

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Slash Pays Tribute To Deep Purple Star Jon Lord

17th July 2012

Slash and a host of other stars have paid tribute to the late Deep Purple rocker Jon Lord.The keyboard player and founder of the iconic heavy metal band passed away on Monday (16.07.12) in London...

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Deep Purple Rocker John Lord Dies

16th July 2012

Deep Purple star Jon Lord has died aged 71.The keyboard player suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism - a blockage of the main artery of the lung caused by a moving blood clot - and passed...

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Rock Fan Justin Bieber

4th July 2012

Justin Bieber is a Metallica fan. The 'All Around the World' singer may make pop records but he has an ''edgy'' side to his taste, and loves to listen to the heavy metal band for...

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Christian Bale Thinks Tom Hardy Is 'Phenomenal'

31st May 2012

Christian Bale thinks Tom Hardy is a ''phenomenal'' actor.The 38 year old actor claims his talented 'The Dark Knight Rises' co-star ''knows his s**t'', but says the heavy costumes meant the pair didn't get much...

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Iron Maiden Top Greatest Albums List

28th May 2012

Iron Maiden's 'The Number of the Beast' has been named the best British album of the past 60 years.The heavy metal group were ''astonished'' to have placed so highly in the poll with their 1982...

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Chris Jericho Is Ready To Party With Anthrax

18th May 2012

Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho can't wait to party with Anthrax at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards.The 'Broken Soul' singer is hosting the ceremony at London's indig02 on June 11 and he says his favourite...

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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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The Voice Recap: Christina Aguilera In Spat With Tony Lucca

1st May 2012

Christina Aguilera had the claws out last night (April 30, 2012), when her former Mickey Mouse Club pal Tony Lucca took to the stage on The Voice. Christina has taken issue with the support that...

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Newt Gingrich Ordered To Stop Using The Heavy's Track In Political Campaign

30th January 2012

U.S. Republican Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich has been hit with a cease and desist order from Canadian music bosses after using The Heavy's How You Like Me Now? at a Florida campaign rally.The politician blared...

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Black Sabbath Given 'Kick Up The Rump' By Cancer Scare

20th January 2012

Black Sabbath have been given a "kick up the rump" by Tony Iommi's cancer diagnosis. The guitarist with the reformed 'Iron Man' group announced he has been diagnosed with lymphoma earlier this month, and the...

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Iron Maiden Announce En Vivo! Live Album

18th January 2012

Iron Maiden are releasing a live album of their The Final Frontier World Tour, called 'En Vivo!' The album was recorded in Santiago, Chile, in April 2011 as part of the Round The World In...

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Black Sabbath Want 'Positive Vibes' For Tony

10th January 2012

Black Sabbath are asking fans to sent guitarist Tony Iommi "positive vibes" in the wake of his cancer diagnosis.The heavy metal musician has been diagnosed with an early stage of Lymphoma and while he is...

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Rihanna Samples Metallica On 'Talk That Talk'

10th November 2011

Rihanna has sampled Metallica on her new album 'Talk That Talk'. The 'Cheers (Drink to That)' hitmaker has sampled some of the guitar riffs from the heavy rockers' 'Wherever I May Roam' track on 'Red...

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Jack Osbourne Announces Baby Is On The Way

12th October 2011

Jack Osbourne is to become a father for the first time.The 'Adrenalin Junkie' star has confirmed fiancee Lisa Stelly - who he got engaged to two weeks ago - is expecting their first child and...

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Slipknot Fall Out Over Complexity Of Their Tracks

11th October 2011

Slipknot's guitarists used to get in "heated arguments" because their riffs were "so technical". The heavy metal group's drummer, Joey Jordison, had to act as the peacemaker when the musicians and late bass player Paul...

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Metallica Announce 'Lulu' Release

22nd August 2011

Metallica and Lou Reed's 'Lulu' album will be released on October 31. The 'Enter Sandman' group collaborated with the former Velvet Underground singer earlier this year -which Lou described as "a marriage made in heaven"...

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Ac/dc Worried By Deadlines

9th August 2011

AC/DC never work to deadlines when making albums. Brian Johnson said none of the 'Back to Black' rockers make any choices about when to record their next album because it makes them "worried".He told the...

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Metallica Record Album With Lou Reed

16th June 2011

Metallica have recorded an album with Lou Reed. The unlikely pairing of the metal band and the avant-garde former Velvet Underground frontman has resulted in a ten track disc which Lou describes as "a marriage...

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Alice Cooper Thinks Kids ''Afraid'' To Rock

13th June 2011

Alice Cooper thinks the kids of today are "afraid" to rock.The 'Elected' singer pioneered the shock rock genre with his theatrical shows which famously featured him having his head 'guillotined' off, but he feels the...

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Angelina Jolie Names Directorial Debut

16th May 2011

Angelina Jolie has named her directorial debut 'In the Land of Blood and Honey'. The Oscar-winning actress shot the movie - a love story set during the Bosnian war of the early 1990s - last...

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Metallica Overwhelmed By New Album Material

4th May 2011

Metallica have "two and a half years" of material to sift through before they make their next album.Lars Ulrich - the heavy metal band's drummer - explained songwriter and vocalist James Hetfield has created more...

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Slipknot Unsure Of Future After Tour

3rd May 2011

Slipknot are unsure if they will continue after their forthcoming tour.The group are preparing to play their first shows since the death of bassist Paul Gray last May and frontman Corey Taylor has admitted the...

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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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Heavy Metal Roadie Lady Gaga

21st April 2011

Lady Gaga has been a roadie for Iron Maiden.The 25-year-old singer is a huge fan of the heavy metal group and offered to do chores for them backstage when they met in Tampa, Florida during...

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Can U.s. Networks Afford The Royal Wedding?

17th March 2011

After incurring heavy costs with their coverage of the uprisings in Libya, Egypt, and Tunisia as well as the Japanese earthquake and tsunami disasters, it's unclear whether the broadcast networks and cable news channels will...

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Liam Neeson 'Panicked' During Filming

16th February 2011

Liam Neeson feared he would drown shooting his new movie.The 58-year-old actor couldn't use a body double for a scene in 'Unknown', in which he had to be unconscious and pulled from a sinking car...

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