The first V Festival 2016 line-up announcement is coming!

Who do you want to play V Festival 2016?

V Festival will make their first line-up announcement on 22 February ahead of the event this August.

Organisers also confirmed a presale from 09:30 on Thursday 25 Feburary, before tickets go general sale at 09:00 on Friday 26 February. Full details at

Watch this group of kids cover Slipknot’s Duality (it’s really great)

Forget every other Slipknot cover you've ever seen... this is better.

As far as YouTube covers go, Slipknot aren't on the list of easy options but that hasn't stopped this group of awesome kids covering Duality by the Iowa metallers.

Proving themselves to be cooler than 99.9% of the people we're ever likely to meet, the mini mob turn their band practise into a pretty impressive music video for Slipknot's 2004 anthem.

Check it out for yourself (warning, contains some heavy partying by grown-ups).

Video: Black Stone Cherry talk arena tours and the rock community

Watch our latest interview with Black Stone Cherry and book tickets to the band's current UK tour

Black Stone Cherry are in the UK right now, so we crashed their recent visit to Gibson HQ to get the details on their mighty arena tour.

Fresh from their intimate show the London's Borderline in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust, we caught up with one half of the Kentucky rock outfit - guitarist Ben and bassist Jon - to talk all things touring.

The duo also reflect on the rock community in the wake of a truly heartbreaking month.

ICYMI: Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon, Steel Panther AND Bullet For My Valentine

Attention metal fans! It's a huge week for UK tour announcements...

Well it's been a bumper week for UK metal fans as Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon, Steel Panther and Bullet For My Valentine make big tour announcements.

Here's the latest for those of us who've been busy head-banging...

Video: Moose Blood gear up for their new album and April 2016 UK tour

Moose Blood will tour the UK in April 2016 - full details, plus they talk 2015 highlights and new album details.

Moose Blood have announced an April 2016 UK headline tour, including a stop at London's O2 Academy Islington.

After a huge 2015, which saw the Canterbury emo quartet debut at US Warped Tour, pack out The Pit tent at Reading and Leeds, and wow us with countless UK live shows, they're gearing up for their second full-length and follow up to 2014's I'll Keep You in Mind, From Time to Time.

Poll: What is One Direction’s best song?

We're compiling the ultimate One Direction playlist ahead of their hiatus (sob) - cast your vote here!

Let's face it, being a One Direction has always been an emotional affair, but never more so than this week, as the band unveil a new video for History.

Capturing footage from 1D's whirlwind career - including former member Zayn Malik - History is essentially the realisation that none of us are ready for as the band approach their hiatus this March. Sob. 

With that in mind, we're compiling the ultimate One Direction playlist, made up of their most memorable songs - cast your vote below!

Iggy Pop Post Pop Depression confirmed for UK in May, featuring Josh Homme

Iggy Pop and Josh Homme to bring Post Pop Depression event to the UK this May

Picture the scene, Iggy Pop on stage with Josh Homme at London's Royal Albert Hall. Now pencil 13 May 2016 into your diaries because it's really happening.

Iggy Pop's Post Pop Depression event has just been confirmed for a UK stop this summer, where the rock icon will share a stage with the equally god-like members of Queens of the Stone Age.


Six collaborations we’d love to see from Brian Fallon

We daydream about possible Brian Fallon collaborations ahead of his 2016 UK tour...

Brian Fallon has just unveiled the video for his debut solo single, A Wonderful Life, ahead of the release of his debut solo album Painkillers (set for release on 11 March). 

The former frontman of The Gaslight Anthem will tour the UK under the Brian Fallon & The Crowes banner this April - book remaining tickets.

We can't WAIT.

Celtic Connections 2016: Part two

Don't miss the second instalment of our Celtic Connections 2016 review!

Following a fantastic first weekend, Celtic Connections 2016 hit full stride with a frantic full week of action.

Broadening scope to take in literature, dance and an increased world music presence, Glasgow's world-leading winter festival continues to run from strength to strength. In this second report from amidst the festival fray, Joanna Royle and Sam Law bring you another handful of toe-tapping highlights...

All Saints are BACK! ’90s girl band announce comeback single and album

It's ON! All Saints announce comeback plans with new single and album details

Never ever did we think this would happen...

It's official, All Saints have confirmed the release dates for their new single, One Strike, and new album, Red Flag.

As if that wasn't enough, a SECOND album is already said to be in the works from Shaznay Lewis, Nicole and Natalie Appleton and Melanie Blatt.

The band posted the following video to Twitter...

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