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The wait for Maiden had seemed like forever when ‘The Legacy Of The Beast’ tour finally rolled into Los Angeles a little over two years since their last visit to the city. On a steamy Saturday night their presence had attracted a sell out crowd of 23,000 uniformed fanatics to …

Michael Andrew ‘Duff’ McKagan may be best known from his time as the bass player in what was once called the most dangerous band in the world but as well as the albums and tours with Guns ‘N’ Roses he’s been a solo artist for more than twenty five years. …

Whenever you hear a band or see them live, one inevitably thinks “oh, they sound a bit like so and so” or perhaps “their look reminds me of so and so”, but with Skunk Anansie you can only really say they sound and look like Skunk Anansie – there is …

Stonedeaf festival returned, following its inaugural triumph last year, and raised the bar considerably. After a summer of great and impressive festivals it claimed its place right up there among the high spots. Words: Liz Medhurst, Pictures: Mark Ellis Some tweaks to the layout and facilities consigned last year’s teething …

The Concorde 2 is a sell out tonight for Killing Joke and, despite counting a perhaps slightly more mature audience, spirits are high and still ready for absolute mayhem. Words: Dany Jones, Pictures: Robert Sutton The mighty four, with the addition of Roi M.Cabaret on keyboards, enter the stage to …

Bloodstock Sunday is here, and overnight the Ronnie James Dio stage has sprouted a considerable extension arm. It’s all ready for the Scorpions tonight, although everyone will be having a go on it through the course of the day. Words: Liz Medhurst Pictures: John Inglis Our day started at the …

Saturday at a festival always holds high expectations, and fortunately these were being met on all counts here. Words: Liz Medhurst Pictures: John Inglis The quality of the new bands coming up through the ranks is always good to see, and the Metal 2 The Masses platform comes up trumps …

The Heavy Metal faithful were out in force early this morning, the worse of yesterday’s mud appears to have been hoovered up, ready for a fresh batch, and we have a packed day ahead. There is a buzz in the field for Parkway Drive who are headlining the Ronnie James …

There’s a whole library of special Bloodstock moments, and another one entered the list like a bullet when it was announced that Ross The Boss was welcoming a very special guest to the set on the Ronnie James Dio stage, none other than former Judas Priest guitarist KK Downing. Words: …

Friday night on the Ronnie James Dio stage started with TesseracT who brought the crowd to fever pitch with a crowd surfing extravaganza. It’s pretty muddy out there now, it’s probably preferable to a circle pit at this early stage, and come to think of it, it may be a …