Veteran British rock bands Motorhead and Black Sabbath have been crowned the kings of heavy metal, winning the top accolades at the UK’s top metal music awards, the Metal Hammer Golden Gods. Motorhead, best known for its 1980 hit Ace of Spades, received the Golden Gods awards at the 11th annual ceremony for making a significant contribution to the rock and heavy metal industry over nearly four decades.
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The National talk life on the road
The National’s Matt Berninger talks to VICKI ANDERSON about their new album and a documentary about life on the road with the band made by his heavy-metal loving brother. Matt Berninger, lead singer of acclaimed Brooklyn indie rock band The National, apologises that he has just abandoned a family dinner and is standing outside on a street somewhere in lower Manhattan
In the studio with Black Sabbath
Slayer guitarist died of cirrhosis
Singer arrested in murder-for-hire sting
Is this the weirdest Eurovision entry?
The Eurovision song contest has always been a breeding ground for some very strange performances. The Ukraine in 2007 sent drag queen comedian Verka Serduchka with Dancing Lasha Tumbai, last year Russia’s oldest girl-group warmed the cockles of our hearts, and there’s also Germany’s Guildo Hat Euch lieb.
Former Iron Maiden drummer dies
Former Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr, who played on the British heavy metal band’s landmark first three albums, has died at the age of 56, the group said on Wednesday. Burr, who had been suffering from multiple sclerosis, died “peacefully in his sleep at home” in London on Tuesday and had been in poor health for several years, the band said in a statement posted on their website