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2008 into 2009: Hammerfall

December 18th, 2008

Gothenburg heavy metallers, Hammerfall may have started out as a side project, but it’s safe to say they’re quite important now. Drummer, Anders Johansson talks about playing with Indian idols and drinking Glögg!

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What was your highlight of 2008?
Playing with India’s best kanjira player, Selvaganesh. He’s one in a billion.

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
Having to beat up a guy outside a bank. He was a Mr Know-it-all.

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Album: Guns N’ Roses – Chinese Democracy

November 15th, 2008

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Guns N’ Roses
Chinese Democracy
Geffen
24 November 2008

by Raziq Rauf

How much idle conjecture has there been over Chinese Democracy? Axl Rose has had 17 years to turn this vanity project into absolute gold. It has to be a masterpiece. It has to be the best album of the 21st century.

I say “vanity project” because Rose is the only founding member remaining in Guns N’ Roses. I say “vanity project” because he has taken 17 bloody years to write one album!

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