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Iron Maiden, Rammstein, Alice Cooper and Slayer for Sonisphere 2010

After bagging ‘Best New Festival’ at the annual festival awards, Sonisphere have announced that the festival will be returning for 2010, extending to a three day event and boasting a mighty impressive line up.

Iron Maiden and Rammstein are confirmed as headliners for the Knebworth festival, with Alice Cooper, Slayer, Anthrax, Iggy and The Stooges, The Cult and Motley Crue also on the bill. With Metallica announcing a headline slot for Sonisphere in Poland, the thrash legends are heavily rumoured to be the third headliner for the UK dates.

The full statement from the festival organisers is as follows:

“Alice Cooper, Anthrax, The Cult, Iggy & The Stooges and Slayer will be making their only UK festival appearances at Sonisphere whilst Motley Crue will perform their only UK show of 2010.Tickets are currently on sale. Other bands heavily rumoured have ranged from Heaven and Hell to Foo Fighters, keep up to date with all your festivals here at FANCORE. Will you be buying tickets?

Slayer will make their welcome return to a festival stage in the UK after a three year absence at Knebworth with fellow ‘big four’ thrash kings Anthrax returning with John Bush back in the fold.

Guitarist Scott Ian says: “God-damn we couldn’t be more thrilled about being a part of Sonisphere 2010!!!! We are still buzzing from our insane show at Knebworth last summer and are drooling over the fact that we are a part of this history making festival!! What an amazing Xmas present for Anthrax and our fans. See you all very soon!!”

Flying in from LA for their only UK show of 2010, Motley Crue will be bringing with them their sleaze-drenched rock with The Cult also making an exclusive UK festival appearance and having marked England’s place on the global rock map, they remain one of the few UK hard-rock bands to have truly broken in the US. Talking of legends, Iggy & The Stooges are also sure to make their presence felt at Knebworth this summer!

Sonisphere is set to be an even bigger monster in 2010, with the extra day of music added. Friday 30th July will see the festivities getting started with a Rocky Horror Show theme, and Alice Cooper – the godfather of theatrical rock – suitably closing the evening on the Saturn stage at his only UK festival performance of 2010.

Fancy dress is expected and encouraged. In addition to the acts on Saturn, there will be bands performing on two tented stages from 6pm until 11pm.

Regular campers will have access to the campsite from 12pm on the Friday, but for a mere £5, the festival campsite will open for early campers at 3pm on Thursday 29th July, with Bohemia village open from 6pm Thursday right through until 3am Sunday morning, for non-stop fun with white knuckle rides, dodgems, arcades, comedy, massage, bars, market stalls, and cafes to chill out in.

There is much more to come with dozens more bands to be announced in the new year – metal, rock, hardcore, thrash, classic, indie, punk, you name it, Sonisphere will have it. From well-established rock icons to the hottest new names, if they rock and are worth seeing, they will be playing at Knebworth.”

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Lemmy and Dave Lombardo cover Stand By Me

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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!

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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.



Slayer announce UK shows
September 14, 2009, 8:52 pm
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Californian thrash metallers Slayer have announced an Autumn tour of the UK in support of album, “World Painted Blood”. Prepare to have your face torn off at the following dates:

NOVEMBER
18 – NOTTINGHAM Rock City
19 – BIRMINGHAM Academy
20 – MANCHESTER Academy
22 – GLASGOW Barrowland
23 – LEEDS Academy
25 – LONDON The HMV Forum
26 – LONDON The HMV Forum



Green Day’s American Idiot Is A Musical!

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A Californian Theatre has announced that a musical version of Green Day‘s 2004 opus “American Idiot” will be making its stage debut this September.

The stage-production is a result of a collaboration between punk rock heroes Green Day and the Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer.

 Berkeley Repertory Theater who are showing the musical through September and October have also announced that the show will include several new tracks from Green Day’s upcoming album 21st Century Breakdown.

Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong had this to say: “We’d been thinking of bringing American Idiot to the stage, but knew we needed to find the right partners. After meeting Michael [Mayer] we knew we’d found the perfect collaborator. The end result will be terrific, and we’re really proud.”

Both parties have said that the production will be in keeping with the vision of the Grammy Award-winning album, which Director Michael Mayer described as “an articulation of their frustration, anger, longing for a better world—a journey from apathy to action.”

Berkeley Repertory Theatre have said that the play will: “follow working-class characters from the suburbs to the city to the Middle East, as they seek redemption in a world filled with frustration.” It’s an exhilarating journey borne along by Green Day’s electrifying songs.”

Tickets and further show details can be bought from the theatre’s Official Website.

We think more albums should make their way to the stage, as long as the poetic nature of the songs can be captured…we’re thinking Slayer‘s ‘Reign In Blood” is definitely a contender. Suggestions?