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Below is our complete Fightstar news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

More Bands Confirmed For Sonisphere U.K.

The organisers of the Sonisphere festival's British leg has announced a further seven additions to the events lineup. Reunited, alternative rock band Skunk Anansie will take to the Sonisphere stage, as will Fightstar, Funeral For A Friend, Gallows, Apocalyptica, Madina Lake and Family Force Five. The festival will take place at Knebworth from July 30th to August 1st.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Fightstar and Cars on Fire Touring the U.K.

Cars on Fire will be touring the U.K. with Fightstar this month. Here are the latest tour dates:

9-Feb-10 Brighton Concorde 2
10-Feb-10 Wolves Wulfrun Hall
12-Feb-10 Sheffield Corporation
13-Feb-10 Edinburgh Studio 24
14-Feb-10 Liverpool Academy 2
16-Feb-10 Norwich Waterfront
17-Feb-10 London Heaven

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Sevendust And More Added To Download

The organizers of Britain's Download Festival has announced several more bands to perform at the event this year. Northern Irish rockers The Answer will be performing at the festival, as will Sevendust, Staind, Stone Gods, Shinedown, Static-X, Bring Me The Horizon, Fightstar, Volbeat, Go:Audio, Facecage and Auger Bane. The festival will be held at Donington Park between June 12th-14th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Faith No More
Def Leppard
Limp Bizkit
ZZ Top
Marilyn Manson
The Prodigy
Motley Crue
Chris Cornell
Black Stone Cherry
Lacuna Coil
Dream Theater
Killswitch Engage
Papa Roach
The Answer
Bring Me The Horizon
Five Finger Death Punch
Duff McKagen's Loaded
You Me At Six
Parkway Drive
Dir En Grey
The Blackout
Billy Talent
Lawnmower Deth
Auger Bane
Karma To Burn

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BFMV To Play Royal For Teenage Cancer Trust

Teenage Cancer Trust has announced that Welsh metalcore band, Bullet for My Valentine, will headline Saturday night at the charity's renowned Royal Albert Hall shows in March this year. Joining them for this exclusive event are The Blackout and Fightstar. Tickets for the gig on Saturday, March 28, which are expected to sell-out, go on sale today, Friday, February 20, 2009 at 9am.

The Blackout have been regulars on the UK touring circuit playing with huge names such as Linkin Park, Lostprophets and N.E.R.D . They will release their follow up to breakthrough album 'We Are The Dynamite' in May this year.

Led by singer Charlie Simpson, Fightstar has just finished recording their third studio album. Last summer they opened the main stage at legendary rock festival Download, and headlined Guilfest, Summer Slam and Greenbelt Festival. They currently have their brand new single 'Mercury Summer' blasting out across BBC's Radio 1.

Lead singer for Bullet for My Valentine, Matthew Tuck said: "It's a real honor to be headlining for Teenage Cancer Trust this year. Many of our fans are a similar age to the young people that Teenage Cancer Trust supports. So it's really hit home for us that having cancer at such a crucial time in a young person's life must be devastating. We are proud to be involved and hope the concerts raise as much money as possible for their incredible work."

Ticketing information is as follows:
Tuesday 24 March 2009: Antony and the Johnsons with Florence and the Machine and V V Brown

Thursday 26 March 2009: Stereophonics plus special guests
Friday 27 March 2009: Kasabian plus special guests
Saturday 28 March 2009: Bullet for My Valentine with The Blackout and Fightstar
Sunday 29 March 2009: An evening of comedy hosted by Mathew Horne and James Corden

More acts to be announced – check www.teenagecancertrust.org for details.

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Bullet For My Valentine To Play Royal Albert Hall

Welsh rockers Bullet For My Valentine has been announced as the headline act for a very special show at London's famous Royal Albert Hall to support the Teenage Cancer Trust. Joining them on the bill will be Fightstar and The Blackout. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.

Frontman Matt Tuck says: "It's a real honor to be headlining for Teenage Cancer Trust this year. Many of our fans are a similar age to the young people that Teenage Cancer Trust supports. So it's really hit home for us that having cancer at such a crucial time in a young person's life must be devastating. We are proud to be involved and hope the concerts raise as much money as possible for their incredible work."

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Metallica Covers Iron Maiden For Kerrang Tribute

Metallica has revealed that they recorded a cover of Iron Maiden's "Remember Tomorrow," off the band's self-titled debut album. Here's the update from Metallica'a MySpace blog:

"We were honored to be asked to participate in Kerrang's exclusive 'Maiden Heaven' tribute album... one of those super cool Kerrang! CD's that you can only get when you buy the mag. In this case, the issue (1219) goes on sale in the UK on July 16 and for those of you somewhere else, you can pick it up online at http://www.kerrang.com.

"We picked 'Remember Tomorrow' from Iron Maiden's self titled first album... it was basically the blueprint for songs like 'Fade to Black' and 'Sanitarium' and when we were jamming our way thru most of our favorite early Maiden songs, this one stood out and also came together somewhat effortlessly... we had a blast recording it at HQ in the middle of all the insanity of the last two weeks of finishing the new album back in May. Some of our other favorite bands recorded their own versions of Maiden songs too... Machine Head, Trivium, Avenged Sevenfold, Coheed And Cambria, Dream Theater to name a few. There are more details in the current issue of Kerrang! or on their site... or check out the "official" press release here.

The complete Maiden Heaven tracklisting is as follows: More...

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More Bands Announced For Download 2008

The Download website has announced some more bands for this years festival. Metal and rock fans who have been previously disapointed and even angry will probably not find any comfort in the latest batch of acts confirmed for the festival. Bullet For My Valentine, Madina Lake, Fightstar, Seether and Biffy Clyro have been confirmed as the latest additions to the British festival.

The full line up so far is as follows:
KISS (headliners)
The Offspring (headliners)
Lost Prophets (headliners)
Judas Priest (special guests)
36 Crazyfists
A Day To Remember
Alter Bridge
Biffy Clyro
Black Dahlia Murder
Bleeding Through
Bullet For My Valentine
Cavalera Conspiracy
Children Of Bodom
Chris Cornell
Coheed And Cambria
The Devil Wears Prada
Dillinger Escape Plan
Jimmy Eat World
Job For A Cowboy
Jonathon Davis
Kid Rock
Madina Lake
Rise Against
Simple Plan
The Subways
Within Temptation

Stay tuned for more updates on the event.

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Fightstars Video For "Paint Your Target" Online

The new video for Fightstars "Paint Your Target" has been posted on Revolvers website here. The band is currently gearing up for their first tour with Madina Lake.

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New Fightstar US Tour Dates

Fightstar will join Funeral for a Friend, Emanuel and Alexisonfire for a North American tour in June. Tour dates are as follows:

June 12th in New York City, NY @ The Knitting Factory
June 15th in St. Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl
June 16th in Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
June 18th in Milvale, PA @ Mr.Smalls
June 19th in Boise, ID @ The Venue
June 20th in Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
June 21st in Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
June 22nd in Orangeville, CA @ The Boardwalk
June 24th in San Diego, CA @ Soma
June 26th in West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour

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Fightstar To Support Medina Lake On US Tour

London's FIGHTSTAR will be hitting the US for the first time this May. They will be supporting Madina Lake, Emanuel, and Firescape on the dates below. Their debut album "Grand Unification" hits stores everywhere on April 17, 2007.

Speaking on the upcoming chance to play the U.S. vocalist/guitarist Charlie Simpson said "We respect so many bands in our genre that are from the states and we can't wait to be able to come out and play our music to an American audience, as well as having the chance to work with everyone at Trustkill Records to promote our album over there."

Here are the tour dates with Madina Lake, Emanuel, Firescape, Fightstar:

May 10, 2007 - Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues - Cleveland
May 14, 2007 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
May 15, 2007 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon
May 16, 2007 - Boise, ID @ Bourbon St.
May 18, 2007 - Fresno, CA @ Belmont
May 20, 2007 - Bakersfield, CA @ The Dome
May 23, 2007 - Tempe, AZ @ The Sets
May 28, 2007 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
May 29, 2007 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Ray's Downtown Blues
Jun 16, 2007 - Dayton, OH @ The Foundry

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Fightstar To Release US Debut In April

Widely hyped U.K. metalcore band Fightstar will release their U.S. debut, Grand Unification, in April. The record was produced by Colin Richardson (Bullet for My Valentine, Cannibal Corpse), and while it holds together as a concept album, that wasn't the band's original intention. "When I hear something is a concept album, I always think, 'I hope this isn't a load of pretentious bullsh--,' " singer/guitarist Charlie Simpson said in a statement. "But gradually, as we wrote more lyrics, everything seemed to link together." Bassist Dan Haigh added: "The songs are supposed to be key moments in people's existences during that last day of the world. A lot of the music is born of a desire to capture something epic." Fightstar will make their Stateside performance debut with two March 15 shows at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. A full U.S. tour will follow.

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