Rammstein Join Black Sabbath And Iron Maiden As Download 2016 Headliners

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German metallers Rammstein have been named as the third and final headlining act for next year’s Download festival. The annual metal festival, which will take place June 10-12, 2016 at Donington Park in Leicestershire, will also be headlined by Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden.

RammsteinRammstein will headline next year’s Download Festival along with Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden.

Rammstein will headline on the Friday night, with Black Sabbath taking top billing on the Saturday. The festival will then be closed by Iron Maiden, making their third headlining appearance, on the Sunday evening.

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Aerosmith To Close Download

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Aerosmith will close Download Festival 2014.

The 'Crazy' rockers have been announced as the final headliners for next year's event - which takes place in Donnington Park, Leicestershire, East Midlands on 13-15 June - in what will be their first UK show since 2010.

Guitarist Joe Perry said: ''It's been too long since we've been to England and we're sincerely f**king charged to be coming back! See you there.''

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Download Festival 2013 Confirms Another 49 Acts

Posted on 20 February 2013

Download Festival 2013 Confirms Another 49 Acts

Nikki Sixx Posted This Picture To Twitter With The Caption: 'Being Interviewed For Rammstein Documentary In Berlin Yesterday.'

Nikki Sixx, Berlin and Rammstein Wednesday 13th June 2012 Nikki Sixx posted this picture to twitter with the caption: 'Being interviewed for Rammstein documentary in Berlin yesterday.'

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Rammstein Win Best Live Band At Golden Gods

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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.

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Arrive At Their Manchester Hotel

Rammstein - The German band Rammstein Thursday 1st March 2012 arrive at their Manchester Hotel


Big Day Out Festival

Rammstein - Sunday 6th February 2011 at Big Day Out Perth, Australia


Perform Live In Concert As Part Of The Annual 'Big Day Out' Music Festival

Rammstein - Wednesday 26th January 2011 at Big Day Out Sydney, Australia


Lindemann Wins Damages From Apocalyptica

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Rammstein frontman Till Lindemann has won damages from Finnish rockers Apocalyptica after accusing the group of copyright infringement.

The German musician sued the heavy metal band after making an appearance on their 2007 album Worlds Collide. His complaint stated a sticker on the CD suggested the record featured a contribution from Rammstein, rather than just him.

The case went before Germany's Regional Court of Berlin last month (Dec10) and the judge agreed that trademark infringement had occurred and ruled the band should pay $57,000 (£38,000) in damages.

Rammstein Nearly Split Over New Album


German rockers Rammstein were on the verge of splitting up while they were recording their new album - because the studio sessions caused so many fights.

The Du Hast hitmakers began work on their sixth studio album in 2007 and it has taken them nearly two years to complete the project.

Guitarist Richard Kruspe admits the work has not been easy and the band came close to calling it quits after a series of vicious arguments over the new tracks.

He tells Britain's Kerrang magazine, "This record was one of the biggest roller coasters of our lives. Many times we did not believe we'd be able to finish this record. There's always a lot of tension. Our chemistry is really destructive. There are a lot of fights, a lot of aggression and frustrations to make a record. In that situation it is frustrating and you don't want to deal with it. It's a tough thing. We are six people who have opinions on everything and each member thinks he knows everything."

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Chris Martin: We Ripped Off Blur

By on 08 August 2008

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Chris Martin has said that a Blur song was the first inspiration for the band when they began recording their new album.

According to the singer, Sing from BLUR'S debut album LEISURE was a starting point for the writing of Coldplay album VIVA LA VIDA AND DEATH AND ALL HIS FRIENDS, reports Xfm.

"Sing was the first song we plagiarised for the new album", said Chris.

The band recently presented Xfm's Residency slot and spoke of some of their more unexpected influences.

German metal band Rammstein were praised by the band, as were 1980's pop band A-HA who Martin called "one of our formative influences".

"[The Strokes] are the classic band of our generation. And I would argue for Muse as well. And Arcade Fire. And that's just the boys! Beyonce's better than all of us", he added.

Elsewhere, MTV reports that the band recently enlisted top directors Hype Williams and Anton Corbijn to film two different videos for their track Viva La Vida.

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MTV Europe Music Award 2007 At Olympiahalle - Red Carpet Arrivals

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Rammstein Replace Lindemann With Ensch

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German industrial rockers Rammstein have acted quickly to replace frontman Till Lindemann, who announced his plans to quit the group on Friday (13Jul07).
In what was a very unlucky Friday the 13th for the band, Lindemann revealed he would be leaving Rammstein once work on the group's new album had been completed.
A spokesman for the singer says, "Till's decision is mainly based on the increasing inharmoniousness within the band and was well deliberated.
"He will head now for other challenges which can be a solo career or maybe a new project."
The source reveals Rammstein founders Richard Kruspe and Christoph Schneider considered disbanding the group following Lindemann's announcement.
The spokesman adds, "The band has decided not to quit but announce a new singer... We still have so much fun doing Rammstein we looked for a new singer who is charismatic in his own way without copying Till."
And they've already found their man - former KMFDM frontman EN ESCH.
In a band statement, Schneider and Kruspe say, "We all will miss Till Lindemann who gave us many years of joy... Please welcome the talented En Esch - Till's footsteps are big, but maybe he can dry our tears rapidly."

Lindemann's Swimming Disgrace

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Rammstein rocker Till Lindemann's sexual curiosity cost him a promising future as an international swimmer.

The German singer was part of the national team that competed at the Junior European Championships in Florence, Italy - but was thrown off the team when he was caught sneaking out to the city's sex shops.

Lindemann says, "We climbed down the fire escape in the middle of the night to look for these sex shops to find porno magazines.

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Rammstein: 'We Are Not Nazis'

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Cult German rockers Rammstein have vowed never to let their home country's fascist past affect their music - insisting they can't be held responsible for the actions of previous generations.

The ICH WILL hitmakers are frequently misunderstood by fellow Germans and insist fear of being associated with infamous dictator Adolf Hitler is to blame.

Guitarist OLIVER RIEDEL says, "I would have to say Germany is the country that most often misunderstands us.

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