Music Gear News
Linkin Park close Download 2011
Linkin Park closed the UK's Download rock festival last night (12.06.11).
The 'Crawling' rockers ended the three day event which also saw performances from metal heavyweights including Rob Zombie, System of a Down, Alice Cooper, The Darkness, Def Leppard and Avenged Sevenfold.
Linkin Park guitarist Mike Shinoda played the bands set - which featured tracks including 'Breaking the Habit', 'One Step Closer' and Faint' - despite having split his finger earlier in the day.
Over on the festival's second stage, Rob Zombie told his crowd: "You're not here for a rock show, you've had enough rock, enough bands and heavy metal over the last two days.
"We're not having a rock concert here - we're going to have a f***ing zombie party."
His energetic set included 'Living Dead Girl' and 'Jesus Frankenstein' as well as tracks he performed the last time he appeared at Donington Park, Derbyshire, in England's midlands in 1995 with the band White Zombie.
Elsewhere over the weekend System of a Down played their first UK show since ending a five year hiatus, encouraging a huge crowd sing-a-long to their anthemic track 'Chop Suey'.
Meanwhile, ahead of his performance on Saturday (11.06.11) night, original shock rocker Alice Cooper told BANG Showbiz: "It's going to be fun, British audiences are great, I think British audiences got our show and us before the American audiences did, so we owe that to them."
The 'School's Out' singer then played a theatrical set which culminated with him having his head 'guillotined' off and held up for the crowd, before he played an encore of 'Elected'.
On the same afternoon Avenged Sevenfold paid an emotional tribute to their deceased drummer, James Sullivan - who died of an overdose of prescription drugs in 2009 - unveiling a stage backdrop picturing him and dedicating their set to "our brother upstairs".
Other acts to perform over the weekend - which saw 70,000 rock fans bathed in sun on Saturday and soaked in rain throughout Sunday - included Skunk Anansie, Bullet for my Valentine, Down and Twisted Sister.Posted on 13 Jun 2011 10:00 to category : Music News
Related Music News
With the advent of various new files formats and the cancelling of several licensing programs, the MP3 is speculated to soon become a thing of the past.
JBL Professional has launched a competition that gives aspiring musician the opportunity to record in a professional facility with renowned producer Steve Levine.
Delivered by Choreographer and Theater Director Arlene Phillips, The Bacc For the Future campaign has acquired support of over 100 hundred influential figures
On the 22nd of April, Pink Floyd will be releasing an unheard version of the iconic classic 'Interstellar Overdrive' in celebration of world record day
With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.
Supported by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and many more, Fanfair Alliances new educational guide is available for free download online.
Recent Music News
The latest addition to the illustrious range of Katana Amplifiers, the Katana-Mini guitar amplifier brings classic BOSS tone in a portable and lightweight design
Today's second pedal release from BOSS for Roland's 'Future Redesigned' campaign, the MD-500 is the latest comprehensive workhorse for the modern musician.
The most advanced reverb pedal to come from BOSS to date, the RV-500 pedal promises a wealth of tone shaping options and professional grade versatility
Using the feedback from the guitar player community Walrus Audio has devised a new and improved pedal that eliminates the pitfalls of its predecessor.
After the release of the Hall of Fame 2 and Pipeline Tap Tremolo Pedals, TC Electronic's Flashback 2 promises for unprecedented expression and otherworldly tone.
Looking to get that perfect take? M-Audio's M-Track 2X2 Vocal Studio Pro gives you professional standard recording capabilities in a robust and compact format.