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Sonisphere 2012 cancelled…

What was I just saying about rock being dead?

Great bill - wrong time?

The UK leg of the Sonisphere music festival has been cancelled.

Not a sentence that I was expecting to read today, but the financial climate is such that I imagine many fans of heavy music took one look at this year’s Download bill and thought that their cash was going Donington way.

Either that, or the lure of Tr00 Kvlt Metal at Bloodstock is too hard to resist for many a metalhead…

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Download festival 2012 gets MORE bands!

At this rate, the other summer Rock festivals should call it a day.

Download, which already has the likes of Metallica, The Prodigy, Black Sabbath (Although…), Chase & Status, Biffy Clyro, Soundgarden, Machine Head, Tenacious D, You Me At Six, Devin Townsend Project, the reformed Little Angels and Trivium playing have announced another 14 heavy hitters.

How do Megadeth, Slash & Myles Kennedy, Black Label Society, Kyuss Lives!, the mighty Steel Panther, As I Lay Dying, Billy Talent, Rise Against, Fear Factory, Five Finger Death Punch, Terrorvision, Periphery, Ginger Wildheart and gloriously retro Swedish glamsters, Reckless Love grab you?

Slash. His heart defibrillator kicks in during a gig, on the first page of his autobiography. It's that kind of book...

Not to be uncharitable, but are there any bands worth signing for the likes of Sonisphere, V Festival and Reading? ┬áIf I didn’t have an entirely justified fear of tents, camping, festival camp grounds and the great outdoors, I’d be all over Download tickets…



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