The biggest names in rock and metal descended on London last night for Kerrang! magazine’s annual awards, with British acts flying the flag in the capital by taking home some of the top gongs.
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Saturday 06 April 2013
Sincerity – unthinkingly accepted as a positive attribute in a rock band – is a false friend. Biffy Clyro "mean" it, there's no doubt. But what "it" do they mean?
Tuesday 12 March 2013
After performing a secret gig at last year's Reading and Leeds festivals rockers Green Day have been confirmed as the final headliners for this year's event.
Sunday 27 January 2013
There's a scene in Grandma's House in which Simon Amstell is informed by Clive, his ghastly father-in-law to be, "I tell you who's a great band: Biffy Clyro. Down-to-earth guys and grrreat tunes." The Kilmarnock trio won't have too much trouble living down that implied insult, their likely audience crossover with smart Jewish sitcoms being minimal.
Friday 25 January 2013
Sooner or later, every prog-metal band feels the need to record a double-album, and the results invariably expose the paucity of their inspiration.
Sunday 24 June 2012
Extra police are to be deployed to help revellers leave at the end of the Isle of Wight Festival after heavy rains turned the site into a mudbath causing traffic chaos.
Tuesday 08 May 2012
Royal Tunbridge Wells may be the traditional voice of Middle England’s morality but the busybodies are in danger of being drowned out after one of its nightspots was named the best small music venue in the UK.
Friday 30 March 2012
For Matt Hayward from the Southampton rockers, festival season means tequila, Biffy Clyro – and a cup of tea with mum
Monday 11 July 2011
Slipknot closed Sonisphere festival in the UK with a "f***ing celebration" last night.
Friday 08 July 2011
Seven countries in 10 days. "Exhausting" sums up following the world's only touring music festival, Sonisphere. So far I've travelled with it from Turkey, up through Eastern Europe, into Croatia and Slovenia, Italy and Switzerland. I've clocked up 5,000km on the car, passed through four countries in one day and slept in a Swiss barn. I am on first name terms with border guards and a reluctant expert on Euro motorway cuisine.
Thursday 24 February 2011
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl was declared a God-like genius at the Shockwave NME awards and dedicated the prize to former Nirvana bandmate Kurt Cobain.
Thursday 17 February 2011
Roger Daltrey plans to give up music to be an artist.
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