It may be a few months away yet, but here at eonmusic we're already gearing up for Hellfest 2018. Set in the rural idylls of Clisson in western France, this years' event promises to be among the best yet, with headliners Judas Priest, Avenged Sevenfold and Iron Maiden topping a bill that also features Johnny Depp! Here we present our 6.66 reasons we're excited for the hottest festival of the summer.
One of the highlights of Electric Picnic, 'Nutty Boys' Madness' Saturday afternoon set had attendees singing, dancing, and cheering along to the eccentric Londoners' hits-packet set. Here's our exclusive gallery from the show, as photographed by eonmusic's Darren McLoughlin.
Duran Duran returned to Ireland to play an explosively colourful set at Electric Picnic festival, on Sunday 3rd September 2017. Here's our exclusive gallery from the show, as photographed by eonmusic's Darren McLoughlin.
One of Germany's most respected festivals, Euroblast is set to return for its ninth outing. Taking place from 29th Sept - 1st Oct 2017, this years' event is headlined by Devin Townsend Project, with a host of prog, djent and metal acts set to appear over the three day happening. Here we take a look at five of the best set to take to the stage.
Twenty years ago today, Bruce Dickinson was reaching the end of his 'Accident Of Birth' promotional tour of the UK. He had with him writing partner and (at the time) former Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith, and guitarist / producer Roy Z. Eonmusic's Eamon O'Neill was there, and jammed '2 Minutes To Midnight' with Adrian. Here's the story of how.
With the future of hard rockin' institution AC/DC looking as shaky as your foundations, we look at the top ten albums featuring the band's patented TNT explosive High Voltage rock and roll.
Don't know if 'Killer's is killer, or 'The Number Of The Beast' is simply playing it by numbers? Wondering if 'Piece Of Mind' gave food for thought, or if 'Somewhere In Time' was actually lost in space? If so, then help is at hand, as we count down the top ten albums from one of metal's biggest bands; Iron Maiden.
Fifteen years' ago today, Marillion took to the stage in Manchester as part of their 'Anoraknophobia' tour. Later released as 'Anorak In The U.K', the show was recorded during what was seen as something of a 'dukes up', comeback period for the band. Leaving behind their “wilderness years” and stumbling upon a hit formula for what nowadays is a standard business model, 2001’s ‘Anoraknophobia’ got this strange engine started up again, and saw the band making inroads towards a new found stability. Here we look back at its creation, and speaking to protagonists Steve Hogarth, Mark Kelly, Steve Rothery and Pete Trewavas.
With half the world hopping mad that Axl Rose is to take over from an estranged Brian Johnson as AC/DC's front man, could the move prove a step too far for the Aussie legends, or a surprisingly effective way to make the best of a bad situation?
My latest Youtube endeavour has been to tackle one of the greatest, and what some might say is among the most sacred pieces of music of them all - Mark Knopfler's guitar solos in Dire Straits' 'Sultans Of Swing' (see above). So how did I go about the task?