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ZZ Top is an American rock trio formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. The band has, since 1970, consisted of bassist/vocalist Dusty Hill, vocalist/guitarist Billy Gibbons (the band's leader, main lyricist and musical arranger), and drummer Frank Beard. "As genuine roots musicians, they have few peers", according to critic Michael "Cub" Koda. "Gibbons is one of America's finest blues guitarists working in the arena rock idiom [...] while Hill and Beard provide the ultimate rhythm section support." Read more on Last.fm

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BEST BITS: High Voltage Festival @ Victoria Park, London, 24 July 2010

July 29th, 2010

We spent a couple of days in a park in London at the inaugural High Voltage Festival and aside from getting sunstroke, we saw some awesome stuff. Bands, mainly. We picked our top moments.

Best Air Guitar
High Voltage actually has an air guitar booth. While those of us from Thrash Hits don’t indulge ourselves (we don’t want to show anyone up, obviously. Particularly ourselves) the undoubted winner of the weekend in this particular category did his work on the Metal Hammer stage. Orange Goblin are on their usual storming form, ripping through their set of balls-out heavy metal with vim and vigour. Frontman Ben Ward is the star of the show, captivating your attention. And playing air guitar better than anyone else all weekend.

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The reason you’re not going to High Voltage Festival is that you’re an idiot

March 31st, 2010

With all out “Download Festival this, Sonisphere Festival that, Oh look Reading & Leeds” blathering recently, we’ve really missed out on emphasising one fact about the upcoming UK festival season: that High Voltage Festival, frankly, looks like it’s going to piss all over everyone else. The fact that it was confirmed today that Opeth will be playing their only UK festival show of 2010 there merely cements that fact.

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More Download line-up announcements tonight

February 19th, 2009

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According to the folks over on Kerrang.com, there’s going to be some further line-up announcements for this year’s Download festival mae later tonight – well, at 7pm GMT to be exact.

The rumour-mill has been working overtime on this one – earlier in the week, MetalHammer.co.uk speculated that Killswitch Engage were set to be booked following a phantom-posting on the BBC Radio 1 website. We’re pretty damn sure that the Massachusetts metalcore mob will be among tonight’s confirmations….as are we are about Bring Me The Horizon being confirmed. A little bird told us that a major classic rock band from the US is also set to be announced – ZZ Top maybe? Well, we can hope, can’t we? It’ll all become clear in an hour…..


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