May 26, 2009
It was announced today that Download Festival will be being broadcast online live over the Download weekend. The festival takes place between the 12th and 14th of June and features such big names as Faith No More, Slipknot, Def Leppard, Marilyn Manson and The Prodigy.
The footage to be streamed via the Download website though is only from the main stage, not the other three stages which are featuring some cracking bands over the weekend. This in itself is an annoyance as I’m not too fussed over the majority of main stage acts this year, but the other stages are packed with some of the newest and best talent in the industry today; The Ghost Of A Thousand, Blackhole and Pulled Apart By Horses to name a few. Read the rest of this entry »
February 13, 2009
Four more bands have been announced for Donington this year, one of which I mentioned in my reformation post yesterday – that band is Limp Bizkit. Despite the fact Fred and pals haven’t released new material in many years, I think I’ll have to check them out purely for the fact Chocolate Starfish… was one of those albums every 12 year old had and thought it was awesome. It’ll definitely be a laugh if nothing else.
Another band announced is one of the mainstage headliners to join Slipknot, Def Leppard! The rock n roll giants are gracing Donington once more after their successful tour with Whitesnake last year. Speaking of which, guess who are Def Leppard’s special guests at Download this year? Well done, it’s Whitesnake! David Coverdale is bringing his style of hair metal to Donington for the fourth time in their career. I’ll most likely be watching both of these bands, Leppard will be a great spectacle and Whitesnake should just be fun.
The final band to be announced is Trivium, and I’m not impressed. Trivium were good 3 years ago when Matt Heafy wasn’t in his James Hetfield phase. I saw Trivium at Download 2006 shortly after he stopped screaming and started ‘singing’ and they were dire. I doubt I’ll be watching them this year, there’ll be someone better on for sure.
February 12, 2009
‘Cashing in’ seems to be the term of the week in terms of bands doesn’t it? Both Blink 182 and Limp Bizkit have officially announced their comeback and it appears no-one believes a word of it. Sure they’re both going to be touring this year and will most likely make a new album too, but is it all for the money?
Blink 182 apparently have reformed due to Travis’ plane accident and that they all realised life is too short to be annoyed at each other. It seems fairly plausible but last year both Travis and Mark announced their hatred for Tom DeLonge, but this has all disappeared and Blink are back…hooray.
Limp Bizkit too hasn’t come as much of a shock, there have been rumours for months circulating the internet. Fred Durst and pals are back with the original lineup, which has been attempted before. Wes Borland did rejoin Bizkit briefly but there was no real success from it, however the hype this time could prove different. Bizkit are apparently playing Download Festival this year which may also contribute to some more fame and more importantly cash this year. It’ll keep Mr. Durst stocked up in Yankee hats for the future.