Slipknot at Sonisphere 2011

The first of the headliners can now be revealed. Iowa’s favourite sons,  Slipknot will perform this summer at Sonisphere, including an exclusive UK performance at Knebworth. One of the biggest bands in the world, UK headbangers have embraced their fiercely heavy yet enchantingly melodic sound from the off, with 1999’s “Slipknot” album achieving platinum status here. What followed was a meteoric rise to superstardom the likes of which the metal scene had never known; Top 40 singles, sold out arena tours and a media frenzy that left no one in any doubt that Slipknot’s impact in the world of music Continue Reading

Arch Enemy Charity Auction

Arch Enemy Charity Auction Arch Enemy recently sold off some tour items as used on tour around Europe and donated the proceeds to charity. One such item was of Angela Gossow’s self-tailored ripped pants, worn both onstage and at promo shoots at various times between 2006 – 2010. The jeans were sold with a signed picture taken at Bloodstock Festival 2009 by rock photographer Enda Madden. Proceeds from the auction of all items were kindly donated to ‘Childrens Wish International’ and ‘Breast Cancer Fund’ Sweden.

Enda Madden Photography in RPS Portfolio TWO Collection

Portfolio TWO hits the shelves It’s finally here…The long-awaited Portfolio TWO has just been published by The Royal Photographic Society. The prestigious publication features a shot taken by Enda Madden of Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer onstage at the legendary Bloodstock Festival. We are very pleased to have one of our images included in this collection. Portfolio TWO is a limited edition, full colour, high quality, hard bound book, comprising 240 pages at 24x27cm.  Final images for the book were selected from a pool of over 3500 submissions from photographers across the world. Portfolio TWO covers current styles and trends within Continue Reading

Gotthard Singer Steve Lee dies in tragic accident

The inconceivable is tragic reality – Steve Lee was killed in an accident yesterday Steve was killed accidentally during a motorcycle trip in the USA on Interstate 15 between Mesquite and Las Vegas and died at the scene. The GOTTHARD singer had flown to the U.S. with some biker friends just this weekend to fulfil a long-cherished dream for which he’d never had the time, due to his heavy touring schedule for many years. It was to be two weeks through the states on a Harley Davidson. The 21 Swiss bikers started their journey on Sunday on a total of Continue Reading

Sonisphere Tickets On sale

Day tickets are now on sale for Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth. Sonisphereruns from July 30 to August 1 and headliners are Iron Maiden, Rammstein and Alice Cooper. Tickets for the Friday half-day cost £40 while those for Saturday and Sunday cost £65 each. Full weekend tickets cost £132.50 for the weekend with no booking fee. Full line up so far is as follows:   Friday July 30 Saturn Stage Alice Cooper Europe Turisas Delain Bohemia Stage Terrovision 65daysofstatic Bigelf Black Spiders Fastway Sylosis Jagermeister Stage March of the Raptors Throat Bowtime Bar Stage And So I Watch You From Afar Continue Reading

Heaven & Hell cancel tour

  Metal Legends Heaven & Hell have announced the cancellation of all planned appearances this summer in the UK and Europe, including their headline set at BLOODSTOCK’s 10th anniversary festival as well as appearances at SONISPHERE in Switzerland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey. The band has issued the following statement: “ We have to announce that all forthcoming Heaven & Hell European shows have been cancelled as sadly Ronnie isn’t well enough to tour this summer. We hope that everyone understands and want to thank fans and industry colleagues for their continuing support at this time” Heaven & Hell Continue Reading

Win tickets to see Fightstar Acoustic Show for MTV

MTV PRESENTS | Fightstar & Spy Catcher plus support WHEN | Thursday, March 4th 2010 WHERE | Dingwalls, Camden, London PRICE | £10 BUY TICKETS HERE MTV and Diary of a Rock Photographer are pleased to offer Fightstar fans a unique opportunity to see a one off acoustic show at Dingwalls, London. We are giving away 2 FREE tickets to this amazing show which is part of the MTV Presents series on 4th March 2010. To win the tickets, simply email us telling us why YOU should get the tickets for this unique gig. Winners will be picked at random Continue Reading

Emerging bands to get a chance to play Download

  Download Festival is teaming with Red Bull Bedroom Jam, the weekly live music webcast for young, emerging bands which returns today to give eight bands the chance to play at the legendary festival. This year bands have the chance to play the behemoth of the festival circuit; Download, but they need to impress the panel of judges, which this year will not only include Charlie Simpson of Fightstar but also Andy Copping, Vice President of Music at Live Nation, and Beckie Sugden from The Agency. Recording sessions at Red Bull’s brand new HQ are also on the table plus Continue Reading

Bloodstock FESTIVAL 2010 final headliner announced

Twisted Sister to rock Bloodstock Bloodstock have confirmed that Twisted Sister will be the final headliner at this year’s Bloodstock Open Air. Also joining them on the bill at this year’s festival will be Edguy and Ensiferum. BOA is thrilled to confirm the final headline slot for the 10th anniversary festival will be taken by legendary US metallers Twisted Sister. Capturing the spirit of rebellion, the multi-million selling New Yorkers enjoyed a hugely successful career, adored by metal fans and feared by the “moral right”, before disbanding in the mid-80’s. Re-uniting in 2001 to headline the New York Steel benefit Continue Reading

Rage against the Machine & Aerosmith TO HEADLINE Download Festival

  Download…Ready to Rock! We can now confirm that legendary multi-million selling AEROSMITH and double Grammy-winning RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE will join AC/DC as headliners of the 8th Download Festival. Aerosmith, who are celebrating 40 years as America’s Greatest Rock ‘N’ Roll band will return to the main stage at Donington Park for the first time in 16 years. Last playing as headliners of the Donington Monsters Of Rock festival in 1994 and 1990, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry et al return with their legendary juggernaut performance, one that has earned them the title of best-selling American rock band of all Continue Reading