EXCLUSIVE: Cristina Scabbia has looked back on the recording of Megadeth’s ‘À Tout le Monde’, for which she contributed vocals back in 2007, calling the experience; “A great honour”. The Lacuna Coil singer made the remarks while speaking exclusively to eonmusic at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards, which took place at London’s Indigo at the O2 on Monday night (11th June 2018).
Electric Picnic welcomes a slice of the Caribbean to the 2018 event, as over fifty acts have been announced for the popular Trenchtown area. Taking place at Stradbally, Co. Laois from 30th August – 2nd September, and featuring Massive Attack, N.E.R.D. and Kendrick Lamar, Electric Picnic is Ireland’s largest music and arts festival.
Ozzy Osbourne, Lacuna Coil, and Maynard James Keenan were crowned 'Golden Gods' at Metal Hammer's annual awards bash on Monday night (11th June 2018). Taking place at the Indigo at the O2 in London, the star-studded event followed on from the weekend's Download festival, and saw many of the event's acts attending.
Ozzy Osbourne made a triumphant return to Castle Donington on Sunday night (10th June 2018), at his first ever solo Download Festival appearance. The closing set, attended by wife and manager Sharon Osbourne, came as part of the singer’s ‘No More Tours 2’ farewell tour.
Download 2018 has kicked off in majestic fashion, with a war of kings taking place during the opening day. Taking place from 7th – 10th June 2018, Friday's regal performances by Swedes Avatar and headliners Avenge Sevenfold bookended a day packed with music, mayhem, and more.
The Magpie Salute, the new band put together by former Black Crowes main man Rich Robinson, have set 10th August 2018 as the release date for their studio debut. Also featuring former Crowes Marc Ford and Sven Pipien 'High Water I' will be released via the Mascot Label.
Classic Rock Icons Uriah Heep have unveiled details of the release of their upcoming album 'Living the Dream. Due for release on 14th September via Frontiers Music Srl, the set will be the band's 25th studio release.
Bloodstock Festival has added a further 13 names to its bulging 2018 line-up. Taking Place from 9th - 12th August at Catton Park, Derbyshire, the additions join headliners Gojira, Judas Priest and Nightwish, as well as a host of others, at the Midlands' metal fest.
Black Star Riders' guitarist Damon Johnson has announced a Pledge Campaign for his forthcoming new solo album 'Memoirs Of An Uprising'. The album will receive a full release later in 2018, ahead of dates with fellow BSR member Ricky Warwick, under their Warwick / Johnson guise.
West Country rockers Reef made a return to Dublin on Thursday night (31st May 2018), for an intimate performance at the city’s Academy Green Room. The show came as the band prepared for a heading appearance at the Harmony Live ’18 festival in Holywood, Co.Down, on Friday 1st June.