Metal

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Joey Jordison obituary
Drummer and songwriter with the heavy metal band Slipknot whose thunderous playing was enhanced by a sense of theatre

Adam Sweeting

28, Jul, 2021 @5:33 PM

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Joey Jordison, Slipknot’s founding drummer, dies at age 46
Family announce that metal musician, who had transverse myelitis, a nerve disease, died ‘peacefully in his sleep’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

28, Jul, 2021 @10:25 AM

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Slipknot’s Joey Jordison corralled chaos with his explosive talent
In combining both pummelling impact and nimble speed, Jordison defied his short stature to become a hulking master of rhythm – and the finest metal drummer of his era

Chris Lord

28, Jul, 2021 @10:15 AM

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Aaron Eckhart’s teenage obsessions: ‘Pink Floyd saved my life’
The Hollywood star recalls his childhood in San Jose, Sydney and Walton-on-Thames, falling for Grease and Macbeth – and his enduring love for The Young Ones

As told to Rich Pelley

22, Jul, 2021 @12:00 PM

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‘I’m working through 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die’: readers’ WFH playlists
Some of you went classic rock; others Iranian ambient. And yet others took on epic challenges that will take years to complete … here’s what you’ve been listening to while working under lockdown

Guardian readers

21, Jun, 2021 @1:49 PM

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Download Pilot review – a joyful noise for fans and bands
Exuberant scenes at the rock and metal festival test event find its 10,000 guinea pigs leaving Covid blues far behind

Matt Mills

20, Jun, 2021 @5:09 PM

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The best albums of 2021 so far
From drill’s high watermark to Tuareg rock, Colombian pop and London jazz, here are our music editors’ picks of the best LPs from the first half of the year

Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Alexis Petridis and Laura Snapes

14, Jun, 2021 @3:16 PM

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Alice Skye, Isabella Manfredi, Ziggy Ramo ft Paul Kelly: Australia’s best new music for June
Each month we add 20 new songs to our Spotify playlist. Read about 10 of our favourites here

Nathan Jolly and Guardian Australia

02, Jun, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Marilyn Manson sued by ex-assistant over alleged sexual assault
Ashley Walters claims rock star also physically assaulted her during her employment

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

19, May, 2021 @10:16 AM

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From Latitude to Lady Gaga: what to see as music venues and festivals reopen
As live music returns, we pick the best artists launching post-lockdown tours and festival dates – with the Eagles, Beck and Bloodstock leading the charge

Alexis Petridis

14, May, 2021 @3:39 PM

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‘This is the most exciting moment I’ve experienced’: the artists changing the face of metal
Long mired in sexism, racism and homophobia, the rock genre is being transformed by a wave of progressive artists

Dannii Leivers

04, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘Nature is hurting’: Gojira, the metal band confronting the climate crisis
With stirring songwriting that considers grief, philosophy and ecological collapse, the French quartet have become one of the world’s greatest heavy bands. They discuss their journey so far

Matt Mills

30, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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