Skindred – Game Over

May 21, 2012 at 4:17 pm (Music Videos) (, , , )

Taken from their latest album ‘Union Black’ Skindred have released a new video to ‘Game Over’ which can be viewed below:

 

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Slash Album News

February 16, 2012 at 6:58 pm (Music News) (, , )

It has been revealed that Slash’s next album featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will be out in the UK on 21st May and is to be titled ‘Apocalyptic Love’.

The artwork for the album can be seen over on Slash’s official website.

As of yet any UK tour hasn’t been mentioned although Slash and Myles will be headlining the Second Stage on the Friday at this year’s Download Festival.

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Slash and Jack White news

February 8, 2012 at 12:58 pm (Music News, Music Videos) (, , , , , , )

First up is a new video from Slash showing behind the scenes footage from his up-and-coming second album.

This is the first of the weekly videos and includes the process involved as well as an interview with the man himself.

 

Secondly is news from Jack White and his solo debut after life without White Stripes. ‘Blunderbuss’ is to be released on April 24th and follows single ‘Love Interruption’ which was previewed last week. The single also features a B-side ‘Machine Gun Silhouette’ which can be heard below:

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Further Download Festival news

January 12, 2012 at 11:30 am (Music News) (, , , , )

Following on from my previous post that stated new acts were to be announced this Monday, further information has just been released:

Taken from Download Festival’s Facebook page it has been revealed that “Monday’s announcement will come in two parts. You’ll get 14 bands. Including three sub-headliners.”

So make sure you check out their Facebook page to find out who the bands are…still holding out for Korn.

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Download Festival News

January 10, 2012 at 5:11 pm (Music News) (, , , )

It has just been announced that the latest bands to be added to the festival line-up will be revealed this Monday (16th).

This follows yesterday’s news that two more bands have been confirmed.

Any thoughts on who it could be?

I’m still hoping for Korn, saw them at Download last year and they were simply amazing. What with their Skrillex collaboration having only been recently released don’t think its a bad guess.

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Download Festival Teaser

November 23, 2011 at 10:40 pm (Music News) (, , , , , )

The official Download Festival website now has a video showing an introduction to the 3 confirmed headliners, just in case you didn’t know who they were.

Click here to have a look for yourself, it’s all rather exciting.

Tickets are on sale now.

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The Prodigy for Download Festival

November 17, 2011 at 9:21 pm (Music News) (, , , )

The final headliner for the main stage at next year’s Download Festival has been announced today…

The Prodigy will open on the Friday night with Metallica on the Saturday and the newly reformed Black Sabbath closing the 3 day event on the Sunday.

Tickets are on sale tomorrow.

Not particularly fussed about Metallica as they aren’t really a band i’m concerned about seeing but The Prodigy and Black Sabbath! I’m beyond excited about both and cannot wait to see them.

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Black Sabbath to reform for new album, headline slot at Download and a world tour!!!

November 12, 2011 at 8:24 pm (Music News) (, , , , )

It was announced today at a press conference in America that Ozzy Osbourne will once again join Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward as Black Sabbath and will release a new album in 2012 to coincide with a world tour.

The iconic band haven’t released an album together in 33 years but will headline the Sunday night at Download Festival to celebrate the festival’s 10th anniversary.

Watch the press conference below:

The announcement follows the previous news that Metallica have been added to the line up with tickets going on sale the 18th November.

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Metallica for Download

November 10, 2011 at 10:35 pm (Music News) (, , , , , , )

It was announced today that Metallica are the first of the three acts confirmed to headline next year’s Download Festival; taking place the 8th -10th June.

To celebrate the festival’s 10th anniversary Metallica will be performing their 1991 album ‘The Black Album’ in it’s entirety.

In other news a new Green Day track aired online earlier in the week after they performed it at their San Francisco show on November 1st.

The new song ‘Carpe Diem’ can be heard below:

 

 

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Is rock music really dead?

January 12, 2011 at 11:28 am (Music News, Thoughts) (, , , , , , , , )

An article that appeared in the Guardian has caused a huge wave of responses from musicians and journalists alike after it stated that rock music was on its last legs.

Click here for the article.

Rock Sound have responsed and have posted over on their website the thoughts from members of bands and singers who believe what was written was a load of s**t.

As Gavin from The Blackout said: “Rock isn’t dead, talent is. All the songs in the charts are rehashed oldies with over auto-tuned bollocks over the top.” This I agree with, the article states that according to the charts the only big rock songs that had success in 2010 were Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing and Dog Days are Over by Florence and the Machine. Journey’s song only made it back in to the charts because of Glee, sad state of affairs that a song has to appear on a prime-time show to get recognised.

Surely out of all the genres of music rock is the one where chart positions aren’t important. Yes the charts are dominated by R ‘n’ B and American rappers and there is a lack of rock but for me its the gigs by my favourite rock artists that really matter. I’m sure members of Led Zeppelin or Deftones aren’t waiting by a radio on Sunday night to hear if their song or album had reached number one or not, of course a number one album isn’t something to say no to but its the fan base that attend their shows that I think they are more concerned about.

If rock music is dead as the article claims then why are festivals such as Sonisphere and Download doing so well?

The article is purely based on record sales and this is where the problem lies, just because rock music isn’t stating it’s claim in the charts doesn’t mean it’s dead!

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