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DVD: AC/DC – Live At River Plate (we went to the premiere at and got drunk)

May 11th, 2011

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It’s a busy night in London. Katatonia headlining the Koko, performing Last Fair Deal Gone Down in its entirety and filming for a new DVD. Marty Friedman is at the Camden Underworld, widdling away and giving the guitar geeks all the musical porn they need to fretwank to. New York bruisers Emmure are headlining the Relentless Garage, providing the perfect downtuned soundtrack for some brutal pit action and dance moves people choose to forget when they wake up. DETAG.

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Interview: The Answer – “We want to cross over a little bit… without selling out!”

March 7th, 2009

We caught up with The Answer guitarist, Paul Mahon to talk about the Northern Irish quartet’s cracking second album, Everyday Demons, touring with the mighty AC/DC and trying to avoid Japanese meat.

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What was it like touring with AC/DC in America?

“My brother played me ‘A Whole Lot Of Rosie’ and I totally got it and then I wanted to play guitar. I’d never seen them live until the first night in Pennsylvania so it was a dream come true.”

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Win Linkin Park’s back catalogue

February 12th, 2009

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Did you know that Linkin Park have sold more records than any other band in the 21st century? It’s true! They are the biggest band around and they’re headlining Sonisphere with Metallica at Knebworth on 01 & 02 August 2008. It’s going to be amazing.

To help you sing along to every word, we’re giving away their entire back catalogue to one lucky Linkin Park fan. We already know all the words. We should do LP karaoke.

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Hard Rock Calling: Bruce Springsteen (and friends) confirmed

February 10th, 2009

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As we predicted earlier this week, Bruce “The Boss” Springsteen, has been confirmed as the Day 2 headliner for Hard Rock Calling, the retro-flavoured rock festival that takes over London’s Hyde Park to June 27-28. Backing him up will be bore-rock favourites, Dave Matthews Band, and Springsteen’s biggest fans, The Gaslight Anthem (whom we just interviewed – keep your eyes peeled for the results next week). That’s them up there in the picture.

Of course this got us wondering whether our other prediction from earlier in the week – that AC/DC would be headling the first night – is going to turn out to be bang on the money too. Hard Rock Calling falls the day after the Aussie rock gods’ Wembley Stadium date, and still gives them time to rock up to Glasgow for their Scottish arena date on June 30. Hmmm….

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The only Grammys that count

February 9th, 2009

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In the midst of all these festival announcements, there’s been a little old thing called The Grammys taking place in the US of A. And unlike the rubbish mainstream music awards over here in Blighty, where heavy metal’s only nod comes from cursory nominations for Iron Maiden and AC/DC, the Americans aren’t ashamed to have awards for rock and heavy metal alongside all that pop music malarky.

Which is why it’s such a shame that they’ve balls’d it up so royally this year.

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