Black Sabbath closed out the 2012 Download Festival last night in the United Kingdom, for what was the second of only three shows the band has scheduled this year. By all accounts, the show was incredible, as evidenced in fan-filmed footage that has been surfacing online.
As Saturday bled into Sunday at Bonnaroo 2012, Alice Cooper took the stage at midnight for a 90-minute performance that turned many heads. Having shocked and rocked his way around the world for nearly 45 years as Alice Cooper, the iconic frontman delivered one of the most jaw-dropping performances of his career at the festival, covering the Lady Gaga hit, ‘Born This Way.’
Contrary to the Between the Buried and Me track, ‘Swim to the Moon,’ all you really have to do is check out one of the band’s live shows, because they may just bring the “moon” to you. In a recent video on the band’s YouTube channel, guitarist Paul Waggoner shares how he bet frontman Tommy Rogers $100 to bare his cheeks to a Los Angeles crowd, as well as the aftermath to the metal mooning.
Black Sabbath was just “honored” for releasing one of the Top 50 Worst Album Covers according to internet humor website The FW. Sabbath’s sixth studio album, ‘Sabotage’ came in at No. 28 on the list, which features some of the most ridiculous and hilarious cover art in music history.
“It’s 2012, the year of the Mayan calendar, according to some, say the world is going to end. What better time than to embark on a world tour?” These are the words of Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe as he describes the epic journey the band are currently filming for the documentary, ‘As the Palaces Burn.’
Megadeth were given a baptism of fire when the band took the stage at the 2012 Croatia Metalfest last night (June 5), as a rowdy group of fans began to throw beer at Megadeth. In addition to the beer bath, frontman Dave Mustaine was clocked in the head with a rock. The Croatian fans were reportedly mad at Megadeth because a rumor had spread throughout the audience that Megadeth were the reason why heavy metal band W.A.S.P. canceled their performance at the fest.
In a recent interview about the band’s headlining spot at this year’s Download Festival, Black Sabbath members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler shed some light on their turmoil with original drummer Bill Ward. Although Iommi described the conflict as a “nonsense” battle between lawyers, Ozzy stated the the door is still open for Ward if he would want to return.
We all love the classic Black Sabbath cut ‘Sweet Leaf’ from their 1971 album, ‘Master of Reality,’ but Testament guitarist Eric Peterson has an entirely different, more in-depth connection with the song — and understandably so, as the guitarist recently reminisced about sharing some ‘Sweet Leaf’ with Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler.
After a leak over the weekend, Slipknot have confirmed that they will indeed be headlining their own music festival called Knotfest. Moreover, it has now been revealed that the festival will be staged on two separate dates in Iowa and Wisconsin in August.
Germany’s massive Rock am Ring music festival concluded its three-day sonic assault yesterday. The annual festival featured an incredible batch of bands, including Metallica, Marilyn Manson and Linkin Park. In case you weren’t in the Nürburg area during the 2012 edition of the legendary gathering, some seriously awesome pro-shot footage has surfaced online.
A Guns N’ Roses fan was reportedly forced to remove his Slash shirt before allowed into GN’R's London gig on May 31. James Revell, 18, took his story to NME as he felt disrespected by both the band and the venue when security denied Revell entrance into the O2 Arena.
Metallica were recently featured in their very own addition of Rolling Stone’s ‘Big Issue.’ Each individual member of Metallica was interviewed for the ‘Big Issue,’ where they spoke about their upcoming Orion Music + More Festival, the 3D concert movie and more. Now, Rolling Stone has posted a behind-the-scenes video from the ‘Big Issue’ cover shoot.
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