Download Festival 2019 Review

by Howard Keogh – Ligger in Chief and Satanic Cyclist from Hell Some places mean different things to different people. If you mention Donington UK to a historian he may refer you the historic references in the Domesday Book of 1086. A motor racing enthusiast on the other hand will most likely tell you about the famous Donington Park Race Track and perhaps mention that Since 2013, Norton Motorcycles has had its head office in Donington Hall. To any self-respecting rock fan however, there is only one true meaning, Donington is the spiritual home of Download – rock music’s greatest Continue Reading

MÖTLEY CRÜE releases THE DIRT soundtrack

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, March 22, 2019 The world’s most notorious rock band Mötley Crüe release The Dirt Soundtrack out today on Mötley Records and E7M (Eleven Seven Music) to coincide with the band’s biopic, The Dirt, now streaming on NETFLIX based on their New York Times bestselling autobiography with Neil Strauss. The soundtrack is available digitally, on CD and vinyl HERE. You can also find The Dirt inspired merch bundles HERE. Mötley Crüe kicked off release week as NASCAR Grand Marshals giving the famous command, “Drivers, Start Your Engines,” followed by the song, “Kickstart My Heart” to begin the first Continue Reading

MÖTLEY CRÜE- The Dirt

It’s Finally Here – MÖTLEY CRÜE’s “The Dirt” now on Netflix Mötley Crüe is reaching new heights in the film industry on Netflix with their octane-fuelled biopic, The Dirt from their bestselling autobiography with Neil Strauss. The Netflix Film is directed by Jeff Tremaine (Jackass) and includes a stellar cast: Douglas Booth (Loving Vincent), Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones), Colson Baker a.k.a. Machine Gun Kelly (Bird Box), Daniel Webber (The Punisher), David Costabile (Breaking Bad, Billions) and Pete Davidson (SNL) premiering on Netflix March 22. Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, the quartet – Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Continue Reading

Download 2018 Review

by Howard Keogh – Cardio King of Rock N’ Roll   Over the last few balmy summer weeks, the countryside of the east midlands has enjoyed an expectant air of serendipity. Birds sing, as the gentle summer breeze whispers through the long grass however the stillness is destined to be short lived. Soon a legion of metal-heads is set to march upon this sacred ground where many of their predecessors have gone before, for this undulating English countryside is none other than Donnington Park where thousands of rockers assemble to pay their personal homage to the rock gods. This site Continue Reading

Download 2017 Review

By Howard Keogh – our lycra-clad ligger As the time draws near for the metal legions to descend on Donington Park the spiritual home of rock, for the annual bash, there may be some trepidation in the ranks after last year’s unprecedented weather. Those in the know estimate that 70 million gallons of water fell over the course of the weekend making it challenging for those revellers who were lucky enough not to be completely washed out. Apparently that quantity of water is enough to fill 106 Olympic size swimming pools. But fear not because while you were scraping the Continue Reading

Download 2013 Review

By Howard Keogh – Our Intrepid Reporter / Purveyor of Fine Wine   Friday It’s that time of year again. Midsummer is nearly upon us and Liggers, Loggers, Bloggers, Blaggers and a good smattering of Daft Buggers congregate on the hallowed turf of Donington Park for the annual metal bash that is the Download festival 2013. This year there are again 5 stages and the addition of a zip wire that spans from one side of the main Arena to the other for all those Adrenaline junkies who need more excitement than the 150 plus bands scheduled to defile our Continue Reading

Baby Laura Madden – R.I.P.

First of all – Thank You Thanks to all of you for all the kind words, comments, calls, visits, flowers & gifts we have received over the past few days. Our world has been turned upside down since last week and we are still devastated at the loss of our lovely little baby Laura. Summary of Events Laura was born on Friday 20th April and seemed perfectly normal. We all spent a few wonderful hours bonding and Laura was transferred to the ward where she had the first little blip where she occasionally struggled to breathe. As the day progressed, Continue Reading

Tony Iommi Cancer Report

It is with great sadness that we announce the news that Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with cancer.The recently reunited band’s statement on the current situation is as follows: “With the news that Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma, his bandmates would like everyone to send positive vibes to the guitarist at this time. Iommi is currently working with his doctors to establish the best treatment plan–the “IRON MAN” of Rock & Roll remains upbeat and determined to make a full and successful recovery. This comes as Black Sabbath…–Ozzy Osbourne Continue Reading

Gotthard Returns

Gotthard…’”Remember It’s Me” New Singer Announced Gotthard’s new singer has been confirmed. The successor to Steve Lee, who was killed in a tragic accident last year, is Nic Maeder and is Swiss-born. Nic was born in 1971 in Lausanne, lived in Melbourne, Australia and grew up between Switzerland and "Down Under". Band Statement. Dear GOTTHARD Fans – it gives us great pleasure to announce that we have found a new singer. The successor is Nic Maeder. "Nic not only has a great voice and is a fantastic musician, but we also have a great person in our midst", says Leo. Continue Reading

The Dirty Youth release long anticipated new Album

‘Red Light Fix’ finally hits the stores Hot on the heels of their recent appearances at Sweden Rock and Download Festival, Wales’ finest, The Dirty Youth have finally released their long awaited new album – ‘Red Light Fix’. The album was mixed by Martyn ‘Ginge’ Ford and Colin Richardson, both of whom who have recently worked with such bands as Slipknot, Trivium and Bullet for my Valentine. The album was mastered at the famous Sterling Sound in New York. Heady stuff indeed for a band that six months ago were drawing huge crowds at sell-out gigs but incredibly remained unsigned. Continue Reading