Tag: X Factor

ASPERA Changes Name To ABOVE SYMMETRY; Debut Album To Be Re-Released

Over one year ago, five young musicians from Skien, Norway made a very impressive entrance into the metal world with their debut album “Ripples”, released under the band name ASPERA by no one less than progressive top label InsideOut Music. Media across the globe replied positively with numerous excellent reviews for “Ripples” throughout 2010 and …

ALBUM REVIEW: Iron Maiden – The Final Frontier

‘The Final Frontier’ does not begin like an Iron Maiden album. Opener ‘Satellite 15’ is, quite simply, a little unusual. It’s relatively simple, it’s uncharacteristically atmospheric, and the low, chugging (and very much studio-engineered) bass line doesn’t feel like Steve Harris at all. It’s not short either. For at least two minutes you won’t be …

Diana Vickers Rips Off Red Hot Chili Peppers?

Last night Diana Vickers unveiled her brand new song “My Wicked Heart” on Britain’s X Factor — but the chorus sound eerily familar to one RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS smash hit “Under the Bridge”. Vickers herself admitted to listening to the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS tune during recording sessions for her new album. “Yeah, that …

WHOLE LOTTA LOVE: Spinal Tap Cover for “Big Bottom” Streaming

TWISTED SISTER guitarist Eddie Ojeda has joined the roster of the upcoming tribute album WHOLE LOTTA LOVE: An All-Star Salute To Fat Chicks. Eddie appears in conjunction with his solo project Eddie Ojeda’s Band of Steel, featuring vocalist Andre Vanchot (X Factor X, Joe Stump), bassist Chris McCarvill (Dokken, House of Lords, Jeff Scott Soto) …

Ozzy’s Genes Get Mapped

THE mystery of how rock legend OZZY OSBOURNE survived decades of drug and drink abuse could be finally solved – by mapping his genetic code.  The hard-living BLACK SABBATH singer, 61, has excited scientists by agreeing to become one of the first humans to have the £27,000 hi-tech test.   They hope it will reveal …

Rage Against The Machine London Gig Review

Rage Against The Machine paid tribute to their UK fans a they performed a free gig in London tonight (June 6). The concert, in Finsbury Park, was held in celebration of their successful Christmas number one bid last year, which ended TV talent show The X Factor’s five-year dominance of the festive chart. The US …

Muse and Kasabian Scoop Top NME Awards

MUSE and KASABIAN demonstrated the best of British rock by wrapping up the top awards at the NME Awards in London, winning best British band and best album respectively. RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE won ‘Hero of the Year‘ for their part in thwarting X-Factor winner Joe McElderry. Full award winners can be found here.

Rage Against The Machine to Play Free Reward Show

After Essex couple Jon and Tracy Morter launched the ‘Rage against the Machine for Christmas No 1‘ Facebook site campaign earlier this month as a protest against X Factor chief Simon Cowell’s dominance of the festive charts for the past four years, the band has come good on their promise to perform a free show …

Xmas #1 2010 Race Starting Now?

Marilyn Manson has been inspired by the campaign to get Rage Against The Machine to the Christmas No1 ahead of X Factor’s Joe McElderry – and is plotting a similar attack next year.   The Goth rocker said “I don’t have anything against Simon Cowell and The X Factor. It’s just nice to see real music …

Rage Against the Machine Beats Joe McElderry to Christmas Number One

The battle for the coveted Christmas Number One was claimed by RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE. In what has been described by industry experts as ‘possibly the greatest chart upset ever’ McElderry was pipped to the post by RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE’s anti-X Factor protest single. The group’s expletive-ridden 1993 song “Killing in the Name” sold …

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