Where is Def Leppard? Where is Mötley Crüe? When Steel Panther asked these questions in their debut single ‘Death To All But Metal’ – little would they have known that a few years later, they would actually be on tour with them. We managed to find our leopard print trousers and guy-liner in time to race over to Wembley for the ultimate hair metal night out.
Six things we found out when we went to see Def Leppard at Wembley:
These are certainly exciting times for Machine Head. They managed to follow up The Blackening with an equally stunning record, which penetrated many lists as a highlight of heavy metal in 2011 including our very own Thrash Hits Top 20. Tonight they play Wembley Arena, not as second fiddle to the likes of Metallica or Slipknot, but as headliners in their own right. Hopefully…
It can’t have been easy for Alter Bridge when Myles Kennedy hooked up with Slash for a world tour, especially with the threat of Velvet Revolver still looking for a singer. But Myles stayed true to his main band who are now playing much bigger venues that VR ever did. We thought we’d head down to Wembley Arena and see if Alter Bridge could pull it off.
Six things we found out when we saw Alter Bridge play in London:
Life must be hard for Dave Grohl. He must wake up and have no idea what to do with himself. Jam with John Paul Jones? Beer with Lemmy? Smoke a fattie with Josh Homme? Poor sod. Having one of the most impressive CVs in rock ‘n’ roll must be hard. People expect a lot, like great albums – something which Foo Fighters have failed to deliver for the past decade. Don’t get me wrong, the singles have been good but the albums as a whole have been lacking since 1999’s There Is Nothing Left To Lose.
Regardless, there are moments in your life when you hear about a gig and instantly know that you cannot miss it for the world. We felt like this when Kiss played Islington Academy last year, so when news broke of Foo Fighters playing a secret show at Camden Dingwalls, we knew we had to be there. Whatever it takes. Right?
Those German industro-perves, Rammstein, were back in the UK last week for British leg of their European tour. Amit Sharma went on down and got his freak on.
The well-drilled, heavy metal machine that is Rammstein is one that has truly earned its stripes when it comes to performing. From the moment guitarists Richard Kruspe and Paul Landers smash their way through the stage wall, it’s pretty clear tonight we are in for one rollercoaster ride, with as many R’s rolled as Germanically possible.
After selling absolutely shitloads of A Beautiful Lie, 30 Seconds To Mars are back with a new album, This Is War on 07 December 2009. They’ve also announced UK arena tourdates for February 2010. “Impressive”.
It’s true. This is real life star-spotting at its finest. We were walking around Central London on Saturday, 21 February 2009, prior to seeing old school metal’s finest hit Wembley Arena with Priest Feast and we saw a man we know and love to call Dave Mustaine.
He was creeping surreptitiously around the tourist-filled Carnaby Street in London with his hood up and his shades on. He was determined that nobody – that is NOBODY – would recognise him whilst he was buying some trainers.
Not content with releasing a brand new album, Good to Be Bad in their 30th anniversary year, Whitesnake have returned with a magnificent three-CD set imaginitively titled 30th Anniversary Collection. We’ve got three copies to give away.
Released by EMI, the career-spanning tracklist includes huge radio-friendly classic rock anthems such as ‘Here I Go Again’ and ‘Is This Love’ as well as a fantastic live acoustic version of the Deep Purple classic ‘Soldier of Fortune’.
Watch an acoustic version of ‘Here I Go Again’ by Whitesnake
To enter this great competition to win a a copy of 30th Anniversary Collection by Whitesnake, just enter the competition by answering the following question.
What is the name of Whitesnake’s lead singer?
Email your answer with your name and a contact telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Whitesnake” as the subject. The closing date for entries is 10am Monday, 21 July 2008. The winner will be notified by telephone.