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.
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
Mere weeks ahead of the release of Black Sabbath’s new album 13 the band have filmed a video, giving a first inside into the recording process.
Guitarist Jeff Hanneman of the seminal heavy metal band Slayer died of alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver, and not as a result of a flesh-eating bacteria, the remaining members of the US band said.
The singer of Grammy-nominated heavy metal band As I Lay Dying has been arrested in Southern California after authorities say he tried to hire an undercover detective to kill his estranged wife.
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 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
All over the U.S. last week, the prices of meat and many other products rose with a rush that was painfully like the burst of inflation in 1948
“Ba-Boom!” Leroy Hayes describes sitting in his seventh-grade English class at Philadelphia’s Shoemaker Middle School when he heard the explosion. It was startling but not necessarily surprising, he says
Want a backstage pass to the gladiator games? Then join a behind-the-scenes tour of Rome’s Colosseum, taking in the underground chambers where the ancient city’s famous warriors prepared themselves for battle.