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Live: Killswitch Engage @ London Shepherds Bush Empire – 05 May 2013

May 7th, 2013

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It’s the first Killswitch Engage w/ Jesse Leach London show ever and their first gig over here since Download Festival last summer and it’s well and truly sold out. It’s more than just a homecoming. Is this the gig of 2013? At least until their appearance at Hevy Festival this summer…

Pre-gig meal: Wahaca. Pork pibil tacos, steak tacos, corn and a celebratory Cinco de Mayo margarita.

Top 6 things we learnt watching Jesse Leach & Killswitch Engage in London…

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Video: Watch Noisey’s mini-documentary – Steve Ignorant Plays Crass Songs For The Last Time Ever

February 7th, 2012

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Another day, another YouTube channel demanding your attention, right? Well, no, in this case – Noisey, the Vice Magazine online-offshoot that’s entirely music-orientated – launched their own YouTube channel this week, and it’s already got a hell of a lot more going for it than a million other YouTube music channels where people endlessly interview rock stars about any old nonsense they thought up in the five minutes before they switched their camera on.

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Live: Mr. Big @ London Shepherds Bush Empire – 20 September 2011

September 27th, 2011

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Following their storming set at Download Festival in June, virtuoso supergroup Mr. Big are back to promote their seventh studio album What If… with a full UK tour. We like fast guitars and massive choruses, so headed down to Shepherd’s Bush Empire to watch the best band ever to share a name with a Sex And The City character. Not that we know much about the show or own the box set or anything.

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Live: Europe @ London Shepherd’s Bush Empire – 19 February 2011

February 23rd, 2011

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When we interviewed Joey Tempest last month, he gave us the exclusive news that Europe would be filming their upcoming London date for a DVD release. What a bloody nice bloke. Though he wouldn’t give us the name of the magical moisturiser he uses to look so young and fed us some Robert Johnson horseshit about doing a deal with the devil. We’ll find out Joey, don’t you worry…

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Live: Mr Big @ Shepherds Bush Empire – 12 September 2009

September 23rd, 2009

Veteran rockers Mr Big only booked a single UK date for their reunion tour – their first together in over seven years. Which is why you can bet your bloody balls that our man Amit Sharma was down front and centre.

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It’s fairly safe to say that the only UK date in Mr Big’s European tour was going to pack out – and rock out – Shepherd’s Bush Empire and then some! Strutting on stage like they’d never left, the band tear straight into ‘Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy’ sounding as tight and focused as ever.

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Live + Photos: Testament @ Shepherds Bush Empire – 24 July 2009

July 29th, 2009

Can you think of a better way to spend a Friday night than watching Testament carve a West London venue into bloody chunks? No, you can’t. If you think you can, you’re wrong. Or you’re lying.

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If Chuck Billy wasn’t in Testament, he’d be their number 1 fan. Almost as soon as Alex Skolnick and Eric Peterson have taken up the foot-on-monitor poses for the start of ‘The Preacher’, Chuck Billy is air-guitaring his half-size mic stand like an 8 year-old who’s just discovered this thing called ‘metal’ for the first time, and can’t wait to tell all his friends.

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Win tickets to see Kid Rock in London

May 27th, 2008


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Kid Rock is coming to London town to perform at the Shepherds Bush Empire on Wednesday, 11 June 2008, just before performing on the Main Stage at Download Festival.

Not only could you win a pair of tickets to see him play with the Twisted Brown Trucker Band but you can win a copy of the man also known as Robert James Ritchie’s latest album as well.

To enter this great competition to win a pair of tickets to see Kid Rock performing live at the Shepherds Bush Empire on Wednesday, 11 June 2008 as well as a copy of Rock N Roll Jesus, just enter the competition by answering the following question.

What was the title of Kid Rock’s 1998 breakthrough album, released on Atlantic Records, that went on to sell 11 million copies?

Email your answer with your name and a contact telephone number to with “Kid Rock” as the subject. The closing date for entries is 10am Monday, 9 June 2008. The winner will be notified by telephone.

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