October 2011 - Blabbermouth Archive

THE WILDHEARTS Members Reunite In The Studio

THE WILDHEARTS mainman Ginger is currently responsible for the biggest-ever fan-funded album campaign via the British company PledgeMusic. Founded in 2008 by musician Benji Rogers, PledgeMusic offers artists a structure to make projects possible solely by the direct support of their fans, and at the same time helps raising money for charities. Via so-called "pledges," ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED To Open For GUNS N' ROSES

GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose revealed during an interview with VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show" that DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED the band led by VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan will open some of the GN'R shows in the future. McKagan made a surprise guest appearance in October 2010 with GUNS N' ROSES at ...

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METALLICA Rocks Bangalore (Video)

After "serious technical difficulties" led to the cancelation of Friday's (October 28) planned performance in Gurgaon (a suburb of Delhi), METALLICA gave its first-ever live performance in India earlier tonight (Sunday, October 30), kicking off the show at around 8:30 p.m. local time with "Creeping Death", "For Whom The Bell Tolls" and "Fuel". To make ...

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BLACK VEIL BRIDES Postpones Remainder Of U.K. Tour

Los Angeles theatrical rockers BLACK VEIL BRIDES have postponed the remaining shows on their U.K. tour after frontman Andy Biersack broke his nose in Luxembourg on October 26. Even though Biersack and his bandmates played sold-out concert last night (Saturday, October 29) at London's O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, they released an official statement this morning ...

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Bangalore Prepares For METALLICA

To prevent a repeat of the Gurgaon fiasco from Friday, around 1,000 policemen have been deployed to maintain the crowd at tomorrow's (Sunday, October 30) METALLICA concert in Bangalore, India. The organizers expect a 20,000-strong crowd at Palace Grounds, where eager fans were seen milling around on Saturday night. The gates are scheduled to open ...

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Reunited DEADBOLT Changes Name To GIVETHEMROPE

Reformed '90s Philedelphia, Pennsylvania-based "tuned-down hardcore, groove-metal blues" band DEADBOLT has changed its name to GIVETHEMROPE. According to the group, the move was necessary not only because of the existence of another band with the same name, but also in order to signal that this was a total rebirth for the reunited act. The group ...

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Police: We Don't Blame Fans For METALLICA Concert Fiasco

The organizers of METALLICA's concerts in India have been arrested after the band's show scheduled for Friday evening in Gurgaon (a suburb of Delhi) was canceled. The operational head of DNA Entertainment Network, Rajesh Chandwani, and his team members Umesh, Ashok Singh and Savio Faleio were charged with cheating people and breach of trust under ...

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