The Damned Things For Download?

In the recent issue of Rocksound magazine (Issue 134) there is an article about The Damned Things, the band featuring members of Anthrax, Fall Out Boy and Every Time I Die.

At the end of the article it says:

“Catch the band live at Download festival in June”

They have not been confirmed for the festival, but Rocksound may know something we don’t and have let this slip.

This is by no means an official announcement, but you never know…

Iron Maiden Album Announcement in July?

The UK heavy metal magazine Metal Hammer are giving away a free Iron Maiden sticker book with this months issue. on the last page there is a space for a large sticker. It says:

“Mystery Sticker! All will be revealed in July 2010!”

This is purely speculation right now, but could this be used for Iron Maiden to announce their next album, give us the name or the album artwork.

I guess we will all have to buy Metal Hammer to find out.

UPDATE: Here is a picture of the page.

Mystery Sticker

What Could It Be???

If anybody else has any ideas about what this sticker could be, feel free to leave a comment and I will add your opinion into this post.

Myles Kennedy… Next VR Singer??

So, lately Slash and (Alter bridge Frontman) Myles Kennedy have worked together a lot. Kennedy sings on the Slash album and Slash will play on Kennedy’s solo album. Slash has just announced that Kennedy will be singing on the Slash tour as well:

“I want to announce that Myles Kennedy is going to be fronting the band for the upcoming tour. Something I’m really stoked about.”

All I can think when I hear this news is, Velvet Revolver still don’t have a singer… Myles Kennedy is a fantastic singer… maybe I’m adding one and one together and getting a million, but my theory is that this is a try out for Velvet Revolver. Once the tour is over, give it a few months and my money is on Kennedy being announced as new VR frontman.


Dave Mustaine Megadeth Update

Dave Mustaine posted an update on the officila Megadeth forums:

“Droogies!

For the last few weeks I have been telling you about a huge project coming up. Well, yesterday I submitted our work for approval and it was approved, so very soon we will be able to say ‘what’ this very big announcement is. Rest assured it involves a new song that I have just recently written, with more co-writing from Chris Broderick. It’s another aggressive, complicated Megadeth track, and I will give you more details as soon as I can.

I was looking at the top 100 albums on Amazon in the Thrash category and we have 16 records in the Top 100 on their site. What a great feeling!

You also no doubt saw all of the tour dates coming in for 2010, which promises to be an extensive touring year. We are planning on (in no particular order – but this is close) doing the R.I.P. tour all of March with our dear friends in Exodus and Testament, which is progressing, then to South America in April, then Europe in June and early July, then Canada in late July, then the States in August with Slayer, then back to the Pacific Rim after that and HOPEFULLY Australia and New Zealand again. We are trying to make our “Pac Rim Tours” always include New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, South Korea.

Hopefully we will soon be playing in China (and surrounding areas like Hong Kong, Taipei, and Taiwan), and also in Malaysia (of course we would need the government’s permission because we have been banned from playing in Malaysia because of a Satanic ritual where someone painted Megadeth at a crime scene and the government blamed us and banned us).

More to follow . . .

Megaman “

So… a “Huge project.” We can only speculate at this point, but it may be a new album or possibly the Megadeth Guitar Hero game that was rumoured a few weeks ago.

Anthrax And Public Enemy To Tour???

MC Lars posted this on his Twitter:

“Scott Ian from Anthrax told me at a Brooklyn party that he was working on booking a reunion tour with Public Enemy soon.#bringthenoise2010

If this is true it will be fantastic, I’ve heard nothing but good things about the original tour. Plus hopefully this time, Anthrax will have John Bush, who regularly played Bring The Noise with Anthrax.

I’m putting it down as a rumor for now, but I think this would be a great way to bridge the increasing gap between Hip Hop and Metal (again).

Also, am I the only one who thinks MC Lars should open for them?


Slayer & Megadeth Set For Massive US Tour

Slayer and Megadeth are rumored be touring the states together.

To make things even better, they may be supported by High On Fire and thrash legends Testament.

Bon Jovi For Download?

Theres a gap in Bon Jovi’s O2 arena residency dates, and accordinbg to Metal Hammer, thats when download will be…

Does that mean Bon Jovi will be headlining the classic rock night at Download… Who knows…