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According to BBC News, Welsh rock act LOSTPROPHETS has been named "Best British Band" at the Kerrang! awards for the second year in a row.
Four-times nominees ENTER SHIKARI won "Best Live Act", with MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE securing Best International Band — also from four nominations.
San Francisco metal group MACHINE HEAD scooped "Best Album" for "The Blackening", while 30 SECONDS TO MARS won "Best Single" for "The Kill".
Birmingham heavy metal veterans JUDAS PRIEST won the "Hall Of Fame" honor.
Industrial rock group NINE INCH NAILS was presented with an icon award by Hollywood actress and rock singer Juliette Lewis in recognition of their long-standing career.
Experimental heavy rock band the DEFTONES was also honored with the classic "Songwriter Award" for "creating memorable and timeless songs".
MACHINE HEAD and ENTER SHIKARI won an additional two gongs — "Hard Rock Hero" and "Spirit of Independence" respectively.
Ian Watkins and Jamie Oliver from Lostprophets were on with Paul Kennedy of Cool FM in Belfast, Northern Ireland to promote their new album 'Liberation Transmission'. Ian talked about the band's rocking shows and gave Jamie a rough time for walking in during the interview, discussed 'Big Brother', the band's upcoming schedule, their new single 'A Town Called Hypocrisy', being honest during interviews, and more. You can download and listen to the laugh-filled interview here.
This years winners for the 13TH ANNUAL: KERRANG! AWARDS have been announced. A quick run-down can be found below, with Welsh heroes LOSTPROPHETS running out big winners with multiple awards:
Best Band On The Planet - My Chemical Romance
Best British Band - Lostprophets
Best Live Band - Muse
Best Album - Lostprophets (Liberation Transmission)
Best Single - Bullet For My Valentine (Tears Don't Fall)
Best Video - Fall Out Boy (Sugar, We're Going Down)
Best British Newcomer - Bring Me The Horizon
Best International Newcomer - Aiden
Classic Songwriter - Placebo
Spirit Of Independence - Prodigy (above)
Kerrang! Hall Of Fame - Slayer
Kerrang! Legend - Angus Young (AC/DC)
A full article describing the ceremony and the winners can be found online at the BBC.
ALICE IN CHAINS, STONE SOUR and AVENGED SEVENFOLD are among the confirmed bands for BuzzFest XVIII, set to take place Sunday, October 8 at the Woodlands Pavilion in Houston, Texas. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
ALICE IN CHAINS
THE PANIC CHANNEL
RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS
BOYS LIKE GIRLS
Tickets go on sale Saturday, August 26 at 10:00 a.m. through Ticketmaster or LiveNation.com.
MTV.com reports that Finnish goth rockers (and Bam Margera's favorite band) H.I.M. will be joining forces this fall with Northern Californian alt-metal group Papa Roach for an 11-date road trip that's set to launch October 18 in Lowell, Massachusetts, with dates scheduled through October 31 in Universal City, California. The bill for the North American No Sleep Till Halloween Tour will also feature English metallers the Lostprophets and Chicago rock collective Kill Hannah.
H.I.M., who last toured the U.S. this spring, continue to spread the word about 2005's Dark Light, the band's first proper U.S. release. The LP, released last September, has sold close to 458,000 copies, and debuted at #18 on Billboard's albums chart.
The tour will also serve as a promotional vehicle for the band's forthcoming, still-untitled DVD, which is slated for November release. The DVD, which will boast a bonus CD, follows H.I.M. through haunted castles in Scotland and is chock full of never-before-seen live footage and rare on-camera interviews. More...
According to Xfm Online, Mike Chiplin, drummer and founding member of LOSTPROPHETS, has quit the band.
An announcement containing the surprise news was issued from the band today (June 20) explaining that Chiplin is no longer with the band. No specific reason is given, but there is no mention of the phrase “musical differences”.
"LOSTPROPHETS regret to announce the departure of drummer and founding member Mike Chiplin." It reads, "The departure is an amicable one with Mike leaving to pursue other musical opportunities and the rest of LOSTPROPHETS wish him well with all future endeavours.
"The band are currently writing the follow-up to their platinum-plus album, 'Start Something' and begin recording their new album later this year. The album has a planned release in early 2006."
Head Automatica have had to pull out of their support slot on the upcoming Lostprophets UK tour due to Darryl Palumbo having to undergo surgery. But the band are confident of being able to make it over for The Used tour early next year.
Eighteen Visions will be in Europe for most of November supporting Lost Prophets on tour. Here are the latest tour dates:
11/2 Berlin, Germany @ Columbia Club
11/3 Hamburg, Germany @ Markthalle
11/5 Strasbourg, Germany @ Laiterie
11/6 Munich, Germany @ Backstage
11/8 Koln, Germany @ Live Music Hall
11/9 Frankfurt, Germany @ Batschkapp
11/10 Amsterdam, Holland @ Melkweg Max
11/12 York, UK @ Fibbers
11/13 Glasgow, Scotland @ Secc
11/14 Northumbria, UK @ University
11/15 Wolverhampton, UK @ Civic Hall
11/16 Cardiff, UK @ Barfly
11/17 London, UK @ Hammersmith Apollo
11/18 London, UK @ Hammersmith Apollo
11/20 Manchester, UK @ Apollo
11/21 Cardiff, UK @ Arena
11/22 Liverpool, UK @ Barfly
11/23 Leeds, UK @ University
11/24 Wolverhampton, UK @ Civic Hall
11/25 Manchester, UK @ Apollo
11/27 Dublin, Ireland @ Ambassador
11/28 Belfast, UK @ Ulster Hall
Slipknot, Lostprophets and Chevelle are all to have songs featured on the soundtrack for the game 'Offroad Fury 3'. This is a racing game, due out next week in the United States.
Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins tells Launch Radio Networks he grew up worshipping Metallica and especially frontman James Hetfield while touring with the group in Europe last month, and he admitted he was a little nervous around his idol. "James would come out to the dressing room and hang out, and sit down and chat, but I was just scared all the time," he explained. "You know, I just couldn't get past the fact that he was James Hetfield. And I'm not like that with most people. Most people, it's like, 'whatever,' but this is James Hetfield. And he's very imposing anyway. I mean, he's like one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet, but he's still James Hetfield, so he's still scary."
According to www.rockreview.co.uk, LOSTPROPHETS have been confirmed to support METALLICA on their upcoming European festival/arena tour. The bill is also set to include SLIPKNOT at most dates. The following METALLICA shows will feature support from LOSTPROPHETS: More...
SLAYER, SUM 41, CRADLE OF FILTH, MONSTER MAGNET, ILL NINO and GODSMACK have all been confirmed for the main stage of this year's Download Festival, and LOSTPROPHETS have just been added to the event in Glasgow. The current lineup is as follows: More...