Headlining the Friday night of Hammerfest 2014 was Overkill. Bobby Blitz still likes to give photographers the finger, we see. Cheers Bobby. All we wanted to do was make you look pretty on the internet.
December 6th, 2013
When the Reading & Leeds Festival line-up was announced and Blink 182 were the first headliners to be unveiled, a lot of people were grateful that it was a rock-oriented band even if they are a reformed dinosaur rather than anything fresh. Tomas Doyle, however, didn’t take any positives from it at all and so he mounted his soapbox once again…
I fucking hate Blink 182. “Oh how can you hate Blink 182, Tom? They’re a really big and important band and that.” First things first, loads of stuff is big, that doesn’t make it important. Michael McIntyre is big but at an artistic level he is colossally unimportant and colossally unfunny – just like Blink 182.
September 27th, 2012
Download Festival have confirmed the identity of their third and final 2013 headliner: Slipknot. The eight-piece – arguably alongside Rammstein, being one of the “last” great festival headliner bands to emerge from metal – will make their first appearance at Donington Park since their 2009 headline spot, which of course has subsequently been packaged as their (sic)nesses DVD.
September 21st, 2012
Well, Download Festival has announced their first two headline acts for 2013 – not that we knew that when we recorded episode 14 of the Thrash Hits podcast. Hugh and Tom sta down a mere two hours after Iron Maiden were confirmed (and a whole 14 hours before Rammstein were “officially” confirmed) to talk about the first major festival announcements for 2013, as well as a bit of not-so-idle speculation as to the identity of the as-yet-unnamed third Main Stage headliner. And then because they’d had a couple of beers, they took some time to debate why certain trends and cycles keep happening in the world of heavy metal.
August 13th, 2012
Not only was it the last show of his current tour, but as the Sunday night headliner, Alice Cooper was also the last act to play at Bloodstock Open Air 2012. There isn’t a single band on the entire Bloodstock bill that doesn’t owe something to the original king of shock rock, so for it was more than fitting for the man who once went by the name of Vincent Furnier to close one of our favourite Bloodstock Open Air line-ups ever.
August 12th, 2012
Most people think the correct way to spell Machine Head is M-a-c-h-i-n-e H-e-a-d. Those people are wrong. As everyone who saw them at Bloodstock Open Air 2012 knows, the correct way is MACHINE FUCKIN’ HEAD. MACHINE FUCKIN’ HEAD.
August 11th, 2012
We can’t really remember too much about Behemoth’s Friday night headline-set at Bloodstock Festival 2012 as we were way too far gone by the point – luckily for us, our snapper Gary Wolstenholme was on hand to shoot a sweet photo gallery of Nergal and his gang of blackened death metal monsters.
June 11th, 2012
We have loads of amazing photos of Black Sabbath headlining the Sunday night at Download Festival 2012, but for pesky legal reasons, we can’t show you them yet. It’s as irritating for us as it is for you, believe us. Oh well, enjoy what we can show you until we get all this kerfuffle sorted out. [Read more →]
Sonisphere Festival confirms UK headliners as Queen (with Adam Lambert), Faith No More and KISS as part of 23 bands announced for Knebworth 2012
February 20th, 2012
Sonisphere Festival have confirmed Queen (with Adam Lambert), Faith No More, and KISS as the headliners for the UK leg of their European festival franchise. In addition to these three main stage headliners, Sonisphere have confirmed an additional twenty other acts for their 2012 UK incarnation, bringing the total of bands announced for Knebworth this summer up to 23.