Lemmy and Dave Lombardo cover Stand By Me


Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister and iconic Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo have teamed up to cover Ben E King’s soul classic Stand By Me. The two metal legends perform a remarkably faithful take on the heartfelt song, which can be heard HERE.

The track is part of the soundtrack for skater Geoff Rowley’s new film “Extremely Sorry”, the third in the “Sorry” skate video trilogy.

The groundbreaking soundtrack is being produced by noted UK producer Baron, and features collaborations with Warren G, Snoop Dogg, Jim Lindberg, Early Man and Black Mountain. Fancore will be reviewing the album soon, so stay tuned.

Slayer to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live!


Thrash gods Slayer will be shredding shit up on Wednesday 4 November’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! The band will be promoting the upcoming release of “World Painted Blood”, is out  the day before on American Recordings.

Heaven and Hell “Bible Black” video to premiere tommorrow



Heaven and Hell will debut the video for new song “Bible Black” on Vh1 Classic’s “That Metal Show” at 11:30pm . The Ben Ceccarelli directed animated clip will be exclusively premiered online at Yahoo music on Monday. This will be the first music video by the band since their incarnation as Black Sabbath.

Slipknot to premiere new video for ‘Sulfur’ on Saturday
April 17, 2009, 3:31 pm
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Iowan crushers Slipknot have announced that they will premiere their latest video, for new single ‘Sulfur’ on . The video will be available on the site from 5:00pm on Saturday 18th April.

‘Sulfur’ is available as a digital-download single right now from your usual online music stockists.

Frank Turner To Tour With The Offspring


In a new blog post, Frank Turner has announced that he will be opening for punk giants The Offspring on their upcoming tour across America this Summer.

In the post he details how the dates will clash with his pre-existing gig commitments, in the forms of the T In The Park and 2000 Trees UK Festivals: “I’ve decided to go with the Offspring shows – it’s simply too good an opportunity to pass up. However, I’m painfully aware of how this is going to piss people off. I was super-excited to be playing T this year, and 2000 Trees is, as many know, a festival very close to my heart. I haven’t missed a year yet, and it’s going to suck not being there. So, to start off with, I’ll openly apologize to anyone planning on seeing me at either festival.”

The dates where Frank Turner will be supporting are as follows:

  • 30th June @ CMAC, Rochester, NY, USA
  • 2nd July @ Molson Amphitheater, Toronto, Canada
  • 7th July @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ, USA
  • 8th July @ Roseland, New York, NY, USA
  • 10th July @ Tsongas Arena, Boston, MA, USA
  • 11th July @ Meadowbrook, Gilford, NH, USA
  • 14th July @ Charlotte Boutique Amphitheater, NC, USA
  • 16th July @ Hard Rock, Orlando, FL, USA
  • 17th July @ St Augustine Amphitheater, Jacksonville, FL, USA
  • 18th July @ Pompano Beach Amphitheater, Miami, FL, USA
  • The Offspring, who are embarking on their first full-length American tour in four years have also announced a range of illustrious bands to support them on their upcoming stint, including Pennywise, Sum 41 Alkaline Trio and Dropkick Murphys.

    For tickets and full details on the tour check The Offspring\’s Official Website, and for Frank’s full blog look no further.

    Watch Metallica’s Hall Of Fame Induction Videos

    Thrash Metal legends Metallica were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame last night, performing onstage as a five piece band with ex-bassist Jason Newsted. Performances of “Enter Sandman” and “Master Of Puppets” can be viewed on our video page right HERE..

    The band also performed a “surprise jam” with superstars Jeff Beck, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ Flea. Footage of the supergroup onstage at the ceremony can be viewed below.

    Jason Newsted, along with the father of the late Cliff Burton were also included and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. Controversy has been raised over original member, Dave Mustaine’s absence from the ceremony, who apparently declined his invitation. A tearful Jason Newsted thanked the past and current members of Metallica for his inclusion, expressing his gratitude “for giving me the opportunity to share the experiences of these amazing bountiful decades“. He also described his time with the band as one “of Heavy Metal pioneership“, and how it allowed Metallica to “take our style of music to places it has never been before.”

    Frontman James Hetfield described their inclusion as “living proof that it is possible to make a dream come true”, thanking ” all of Metallica, past and present“. The frontman/guitarist also said a special thanks to drummer Lars Ulrich for sharing what he described as “dreams of being in the greatest heavy metal band in the world.” 

    Dedicating his inclusion to young musicians everywhere, Hetfield also said how he would like to see bands such as KISS, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motorhead, Alice Cooper and Thin Lizzy to be the acts to enter the Hall next.

    Guitarist Kirk Hammett thanked the band and fans for “their love and support“, describing his inclusion as “an honour“. He also said how excited he was “to continue to create inspired music”, joking that this was “only the band’s half way point in their career.”

    All members thanked the fans who have supported them through all of the ups and downs throughout the band’s history, citing that “without you guys [the fans] this wouldn’t be possible!” 

    You can watch the rest of the acceptance speeches in all their glory below. Watching this makes you realise just how fucking awesome Metallica are, James Hetfield has spoken- KISS, Iron Maiden, we can see 2010 Hall Of Fame with your names on it. If Wanda Fucking Jackson can get inducted then surely some of the biggest selling bands in the history can make it through…

    Is there anyone who you think needs to make it to the 2010 ceremony?

    Pete Wentz Performs With Vanilla Ice at VMAs


    Fall Out Boy mainman Pete Wentz has continued his bid to take over the world last night with an earth-shattering performance of “Ice Ice Baby” with 90s rap failure Vanilla Ice. The mash-up took place at the Australian VMAs, where Wentz and the hired help Fall Out Boy picked up the Best Rock Video award.

    If you check out the field of entries, it’s not hard to see why they took home the Moon Man award with competition in the field being sickeningly indie-tastic with the bland Kings Of Leon, the irritating 80s wannabes The Killers, the generic overlords Kaiser Chiefs and the Cannibal Corpse-heavy Paramore. Okay so the last one was a stretch, but compared to the NME-esque other contestants they certainly pack more of a crunch. 

    To think that AC/DC didn’t even get a nom over this scenester barbeque in their home country shows that MTV thinks rock is more about fashion than fretboards. At least the right band won.


    Note: If anyone has footage of the Ice/Wentz performance, hit us up and you’ll get full Fancore credit!