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6 items from 2010

Metallica to headline UK Sonisphere Festival

14 December 2010 6:10 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Metallica are to headline the UK leg of the Sonisphere Festival next year, it has been announced. NME reports that the veteran musicians will play at the Knebworth Park event on July 8, 2011 alongside Anthrax, Slayer and Megadeth. The lineup is being billed as the 'Big 4' tour, in reference to the bands’ collective popularity in the metal genre. Slayer’s Kerry King said of the announcement: (more) »

- By Paul Delamore

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Dee Snider Broadway Debut - Twisted Sister Frontman in 'Rock of Ages'

1 October 2010 2:33 PM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider will make his debut on Broadway as the veteran heavy metal rocker joins the cast of 'Rock of Ages' for an 11-week run.According to a Chicago Tribune report, "Snider will take over the part of Dennis, the owner of the Bourbon Room, which was played by Adam Dannheisser in the original Broadway cast."The musical tells the story of an aspiring rock singer (Joey Taranto) who seeks fame and fortune on the Sunset Strip during the '80s. More metal musical notes...Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax say they still party as hard as when they last toured together 19 years ago. The three Us heavy metal bands embarked on a landmark tour, 'Clash Of The Titans' in 1991, and have recently reprised it - performing a string of dates across Europe, and presently undertaking a series of Us shows under the title 'American Carnage' - however, »

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Slayer on the road with Megadeth and Anthrax

24 September 2010 6:44 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Slayer have announced plans to co-headline a 20-city U.S. trek which will see the band co-headlining the Jägermeister Fall Music Tour with their .Clash of the Titans. counterparts Megadeth and Anthrax. Slayer.s lead guitarist and founding member Kerry King has hit the web with a video message where he lets fans know what to expect from the concerts, how he feels about taking on the Jägermeister Music Tour for a third time, and what album you can expect to hear front to back. Slayer hit the charts with its blend of metal and punk. The band has been dubbed the .Best Live Band. by Revolver, Spin and Metal Hammer. Esquire presented them with an Esky Award, and they »

- Patrick Luce

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Bizzy Bone Becoming The Latest Rap-To-Metal Crossover

23 July 2010 11:30 AM, PDT | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

After years of hits, trials and tribulations, Cleveland's own Bone Thugs-n-Harmony have managed to retain a hardcore following in the hip-hop world. Now it appears as though one of its key players is trying to branch out. Bizzy Bone has signed on to the roster of Sumerian Records, a small Washington, D.C.-based imprint known best for hardcore and post-hardcore bands like Asking Alexandria, Veil of Maya and the Faceless. Bizzy is about to release his latest album Crossroads 2010 (a reference to his group's 1996 smash hit "Tha Crossroads") via the label, and the album is a fusion of rap and rock styles featuring a number of players from the Sumerian roster contributing music. (You can check out samples of the music at Bizzy's official MySpace page.)

Bizzy Bone isn't the first rapper to dip his toe into the world of hard rock and metal. What other hip-hop denizens have »

- Kyle Anderson

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Workmen paint "Keep Clea" on road

22 July 2010 2:50 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Workers have painted a road marking urging drivers to "Keep Clea" instead of "Keep Clear" on a street in Essex The error was made by a team of Essex County Council employees on the road in Manningtree who seemed to run out of space, the Daily Mail reports. Town councillor Kerry King said: "I just laughed when I saw it. We are all wondering (more) »

- By Mayer Nissim

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Ronnie James Dio: A Heavy Life In Pictures

17 May 2010 9:00 AM, PDT | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

The tributes continue to pour in for the late Ronnie James Dio, an icon in the heavy metal world who passed away yesterday at the age of 67 due to complications from stomach cancer. Every luminary from the hard rock and metal community has come forward to pay their respects, including Slash, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, Slayer guitarist Kerry King, Anthrax mastermind Scott Ian and members of Slipknot, Coheed & Cambria, Megadeth, Kiss, Mötley Crüe and Dream Theater.

Many of the artists talked about the fact that Dio's influence was far and wide, and that owed to both his longevity as a performer and his versatility as a musician. He spent time in a number of different bands, each of which brought something new to the table. Born Ronald James Padavona (he chose the name "Dio" to mimic famous gangster Johnny Dio, and because "Dio" translates to »

- Kyle Anderson

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