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Tygers Of Pan Tang at Wildfire Festival

Wildfire Festival is Scotland’s only rock and Metal festival and has been running now for four years. Previously known as Les-Fest, the festival changed to its name to Wildfire in the past twelve months which is in keeping with its new home at Wiston Lodge located just outside Biggar. Words: …
Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Glasgow, 2017

Following on from a successful trio of live dates last year, Ritchie Blackmore has once again plugged in his Fender Stratocaster and reacquainted himself with the Deep Purple/Rainbow back catalogue to venture out on another clutch of dates. Words: Johnny Main, Pictures: Carlan Braid Blackmore’s tour itinerary this year included …
Gene Simmons, Kiss

Gene Simmons has seen sense and abandoned his trademark application on the ‘Devil’s Horns’ hand gesture that he originally filed on 9th June with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Simmons expressly abandoned the application on June 20th. In his original applciation the Kiss vocalist/bassist claimed the gesture was …
Photo of Sammy Hagar

Former Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar was interviewed by Rolling Stone magazine and talked about everything from the pitfalls of success to his occasionally lavish spending habits, but it was no surprise when the conversation eventually turned to Van Halen. Sammy clearly has a very good relationship with Rolling Stone …
Kiss fans at Donington 2015

Last weekend thousands of Metal fans gathered at Castle Donington for the annual Download Festival, this year headlined by Slipknot, Muse and Kiss. MetalTalk reported just as the event kicked off (here) on how Leicestershire Police Force had decided to use the Download Festival at Castle Donington as part of …
Photo of the band Stormzone

Stormzone have delivered a lengthy Facebook post detailing their experience on the road with Sebastian Bach last week. The band were midway into the drive from Glasgow to London when they received a call that Bach wanted them off the tour. Here’s Stormzone’s story in full… “Hi everyone, now that …
Ritchie Blackmore Rainbow

It’s finally happened! 21 years after unplugging his customary white Stratocaster to perform with his wife Candice Night in the medieval folk rock band Blackmore’s Night, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow returned to wild applause at the Monsters Of Rock event held in Loreley, Germany this evening, Friday 17th June. Ritchie Blackmore …
Download 2019

The Smashing Pumpkins have kept the Main Stage standard really high for Tool, opening to ‘Zero’ and sounding great while backed by a collection of giant inflatable dolls. Kahmel Farahani and Dany Jones 16th June 2019: 11.30pm Recently returned drummer Jimmy Chamberlin is truly phenomenal, with an intensity and style …
Download 2019 - Slipknot

The action on the Zippo Stage is all done for the day now and what a way to wrap things up with Halestorm absolutely bringing the house down. Kahmel Farahani and Dany Jones 15th June 2019: 11.00pm Halestorm followed Stone Temple Pilots, who went down much better than Die Atwoord …
Download 2019 was a mudbath

Slipknot are the Saturday headliner at Download and their sound check early this morning ensured plenty of festival goers didn’t miss the early action today. Kahmel Farahani and Dany Jones 15th June 2019: 2.30pm The early start must mean that Corey Taylor has his troops totally geared up for tonight’s …