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AC/DC kick off first tour for eight years with career-spanning setlist in Germany

AC/DC kicked off their huge European stadium tour in Germany last night (May 17), marking their return to touring for the first time in 8 years.The tour, in support of their 2020 comeback record ‘Power Up’, began at the 62,000-capacity Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen and was the first featuring new bassist Chris Chaney, who is best known for his tenure in Jane’s Addiction. He replaced Cliff Williams after he retired from touring.Their setlist was almost identical to the one in their comeback gig at Power Trip Festival in October, albeit with the order of some of the songs changed.
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Voice Of Baceprot, IVE and more lead Forbes Asia’s 30 Under 30 list for 2024
Forbes has released its annual 30 Under 30 list for 2024 in Asia, which features the likes of Voice Of Baceprot, IVE and more.Released today (May 16), the annual Forbes 30 Under 30 list shines a light on individuals aged below 30 who have made a significant impact in their respective fields, including entertainment and sports, science and activism, entrepreneurship and more.This year’s entertainment and sports portion of the list is headlined by Indonesian metallers and stars of NME’s The Cover, Voice Of Baceprot. Trailing behind them are K-pop outfit IVE, Japanese pop-rock group Atarashii Gakko!, Filipino rapper Ez Mil, Indian rapper Arpan Kumar Chandel (aka King), Japanese singer Aina The End and Indonesia’s Mahalini Raharja.The list also includes Chinese-New Zealand actress Jess Hong, Thai singer-actor Vachirawit Chivaaree, also known as Bright, and Indian singer-songwriter Pavithra Chari.This year’s North American 30 Under 30 list featured the likes of Boygenius, Ethel Cain, Dominic Fike, Gracie Abrams, Latto, Reneé Rapp, Ice Spice, Peso Pluma, Trippie Redd, Kali Uchis and more.This year’s European 30 Under 30 list features PinkPantheress, Nia Archives, Cat Burns, FLO, Holly Humberstone and more.Last year’s Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 list included K-pop girl groups NewJeans and Le Sserafim, Cambodian rapper VannDa, Singaporean singer Shye, South Korean singer LØREN, Indian singer-rapper Ambika Nayak – known professionally as Kayan – and Hong Kong singer Michael “MC” Cheung Tin-fu.The entertainment and sports category of the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list was judged by ONE Championship co-founder and Group President Hua Fung Teh and Caldecott Music Group CEO and founder Kuok Meng Ru.
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Watch Ministry perform songs that haven’t been played live in 40 years at Cruel World Festival
Ministry performed a setlist of songs that haven’t been played live since the 1980s at Cruel World Festival this weekend.The US industrial metal pioneers performed at Brookside at The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on Saturday (May 11), where the likes of Duran Duran, Interpol, Blondie and Simple Minds were headlining.Ministry were billed on the line-up poster as performing songs from their first two albums – 1983’s ‘With Sympathy’ and 1986’s ‘Twitch’ – which meant fans were treated to a host of songs that haven’t been performed in decades.‘Work For Love’, ‘I’m Falling’ and ‘Effigy (I’m Not An)’ were all performed live for the first time since 1984, while ‘All Day’, ‘Over the Shoulder’ and ‘Just Like You’ were brought back for the first time since 1987.Also in the set was ‘We Believe’ for the first time since 2003, and ‘(Everyday Is) Halloween’, which was last played for a crowd back in 2019.Check out fan-shot footage of the show below.‘Work For Love’‘All Day’‘Over The Shoulder’‘Just Like You’‘We Believe’‘I’m Falling’‘Effigy (I’m Not An)’‘Revenge’‘(Everyday Is) Halloween’In an interview with Rolling Stone ahead of the performance, Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen explained how he came round to the idea of performing their debut live again.“The guys in the band know I don’t like this record,” he shared. “They came up with all these new versions of all the old songs and then sprung them on me one night on the bus while I was on ‘shrooms.
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Judas Priest’s Ian Hill: “People have been trying to kill heavy metal now for about 40 years”
Judas Priest bassist Ian Hill has claimed that people have been “trying to kill heavy metal” for about 40 years.The metal musician made the comments in a recent interview with music YouTube channel Metal Oda ahead of their concert in Istanbul, Turkey this July.Asked what advice he would give himself if he could go back to the beginning of the band’s career more than 50 years ago, the bassist spoke about the importance of “patience and persistence” (per Blabbermouth).Elaborating on the title of the new album ‘Invincible Shield’, Hill continued: “We’ve had a lot of stuff thrown at us over the years. I mean, people have been trying to kill heavy metal now for about 35, 40 years, so it’s always been a bit of a struggle against the establishment, if you know what I mean.”The artist concluded that the band had “managed to survive and come through it”.Hill’s comments come after Judas Priest’s own Rob Halford reflected on being labelled ‘Metal God’ by fans.Speaking to NME as part of a recent In Conversation video interview, he shared that the nickname “kind of got a life of its own and then I started to take it too seriously”, adding: “So much so that I’ve actually got a trademark on ‘Metal God’ because I cherish it so much – not just not for me, but for the band and the fans as well”.The vocalist said he always has “fun” with it, sharing: “I always say: ‘There was only one Elvis, and there’s only one Metal God.’ And I mean that, you know, with my tongue in my cheek.”Halford also expressed his relief that the band were aligned in their outlooks on fame and music.
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Cradle Of Filth announce autumn 2024 UK and Ireland tour
Cradle Of Faith have announced a UK and Ireland tour for later this year, conveniently taking place around Halloween.The 11-date ‘By Order Of The Dragon’ run will lick off on October 27 at Bristol’s O2 Academy and they will be stopping by London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town on All Hallows Eve itself. The tour also includes a show at Manchester’s Damnation Festival and a few shows later, the metal band will later sign off on November 8 at Newcastle’s NX.They will be supported by Butcher Babies and High Parasite.You can see the full list of dates below and buy your tickets here.OCTOBER27 – Bristol, O2 Academy28 – Bournemouth, O2 Academy29 – Birmingham, O2 Institute31 – London, O2 Forum Kentish TownNOVEMBER1 – Swansea, Patti Pavilion2 – Manchester, Damnation Festival3 – Nottingham, Rock City5 – Belfast, Limelight6 – Dublin, Academy7 – Glasgow, SWG38 – Newcastle, NXEarlier this year, Cradle Of Faith gave fans an update on when to expect the release of their long-awaited collaboration with Ed Sheeran.The collaboration was first revealed in 2021, when the band’s frontman Dani Filth revealed that he had been in touch with the pop star and that Sheeran had invited him “up to his place”.Work on the track was progressing in 2022 according to Filth, with work then halted due to Sheeran becoming a father.
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Members who quit Fever 333 announce new band together
Fever 333 have announced that they have formed a new band together.Aric Improta and Stephen “Stevis” Harrison both made their departure away from the group in October 2022 – surprising fans by sharing their own respective statements confirming that they had left the line-up.Now, the two have confirmed that they have got a new band together called House Of Protection, and revealed that they will be releasing the first taster of their sound soon.They shared the news with a joint Instagram post, which blends together a series of pretty intense visuals, along with a voice-over that says “Welcome to the House of Protection”.No music is featured on the video although, based on the clips, it appears that Harrison is taking on the role of frontman, and will be delivering some intense and chaotic vocals not too dissimilar from that of their former group.At the end of the video, it is confirmed that House Of Protection’s music will be arriving via Red Bull Records – the same label which has long been home to Beartooth.A post shared by House of Protection (@house_of_protection)While there is not yet any previews available of what the band will sound like exactly, the two have worked with enough bands in the past to presume that the final result will be pretty intense.As highlighted by Loudwire, aside from their time in Fever 333, Harrison has taken on the role of bassist for metalcore group The Chariot, while Improta is still contributing to the releases by post-hardcore act Night Verses.House Of Protection’s first song is set to arrive next week (April 30).After their departure last October, frontman Jason Aalon Butler was left as the sole remaining member, and Harrison alleged that “things were pretty bad internally” between the
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