Joe Duplantier, vocalist / guitarist with French progressive metallers Gojira, reveals the difficulties the band undertook to create the most personal album of their career to-date
One of the most beloved festivals in the UK celebrates its tenth birthday with its finest line-up to date. We interviewed one of the founders and organisers, James Scarlett, and asked a wealth of people associated with the festival’s history to reveal their memories from the event
‘Radio Dreams’ follows an Iranian writer’s attempt to bring his heavy-metal heroes, Metallica, to Iran. Michael Griffiths meets fans trying to do the same in real life
The ex-Scuzz TV presenter and music journalist talks about his ostracism from the music press and bouncing back with a new DIY endeavour, the That’s Not Metal podcast.
Kander returns with a triptych of one-act musicals called 'The Landing'
Lou Reed has described himself as “bigger and stronger than ever” just weeks after undergoing a liver transplant. The former Velvet Underground frontman, whose wife Laurie Anderson said last week was “dying” of liver failure, credits a mixture of tai chi and modern medicine with his recovery.
Drummers are axiomatically the madmen of rock, but there's never been a mad drummer quite like Ginger Baker, subject of this hugely enjoyable documentary profile. It gets off to a magnificent start, with a scene of the 73-year-old Baker attacking the film's director, Jay Bulger, with his walking stick – and just gets better.
Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman's cause of death has been established by a coroner as alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver – and not as a result of flesh-eating disease Necrotizing fasciitis as previously reported.
Andy Copping, 51, senior vice-president of music at Live Nation, has been promoting Download Festival since its rebirth in 2003
Kings of Leon's cancelled US tour could cost up to $15 million.
Slipknot closed Sonisphere festival in the UK with a "f***ing celebration" last night.
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.
My parents were ... working class, but very supportive of our family of eight children. They moved from the city to the suburbs after the Second World War to give us a fresh start. They were both from Islington, and the street they lived in had been bombed during the war.
The first record I bought was...
A used dog-eared LP of Cosmic Thing by The B52s.
In Somalian, K'naan Warsame's name means "the traveller who carries the words of peace".
My parents were ... interesting, big-hearted individuals. My mum was a maths teacher; my father worked at a steel factory, a barber shop and was also a landlord.