Weekly Playlist – 23/10

The Weekly Playlist is back again for another week, featuring a variety of rock music from the latest releases to some absolute classics you may not have listened to in a while.

This week we have new releases from Frank Turner, Roam and Waterparks, as well as the latest single from Weezer called ‘Happy Hour’ which will feature on their new album Pacific Daydream. We also have classics from Guns N Roses, Metallica and Van Halen which was also a cracking track to play on Guitar Hero with the banging solo at the beginning of the song.

Also introducing Finn Doherty to this week’s playlist with his song ‘Bruv’ a singer/songwriter local to Norwich and North London.

Check it out below:

Tracklist:

  1. Rise Against – Intro/Chamber The Cartridge
  2. While She Sleeps – Hurricane
  3. Guns N’ Roses – Welcome to the Jungle
  4. Metallica – One
  5. Royal Blood – Lights Out
  6. Foo Fighters – These Days
  7. Green Day – Jesus of Suburbia
  8. Slipknot – Duality
  9. Waterparks – Blonde
  10. Neck Deep – In Bloom
  11. Finn Doherty – Bruv
  12. Weezer – Happy Hour
  13. Frank Turner – There She Is
  14. ROAM – Playing Fiction
  15. Tonight Alive – Temple
  16. The Sherlocks – Live for the Moment
  17. Primal Scream – Loaded
  18. Four Year Strong – Heroes Get Remembered, Legends Never Die
  19. BlackWaters – Fuck Yeah
  20. Liam Gallagher – Greedy Soul
  21. Van Halen – Hot For Teacher

5 bands we’d like to see announced as Download headliners

With Download making an announcement of a coming announcement, our minds began to wonder and get curious on who it could be that will be heading up rock’s biggest UK festival, Download 2018. So here is a list of 5 bands we would love to see announced in just over a week’s time:

1.Guns N’ Roses

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They have recently been selling out Madison Square Gardens for 3 nights in a row and it’s a dream for many fans out there that Slash and Axl have finally resolved their differences and gotten the band back together.

Currently still on their ‘Not in this Lifetime’ tour, which surely was a saying many had said about the band getting back together and that Axl did say in 2012. They have only played 2 nights in the UK for this tour, so surely a big festival appearance is in order. Download love having a night or two for one of the big classic rock bands to head up with Aerosmith taking the Sunday last year and Maiden and Black Sabbath both playing in 2016, so is it the complete Guns N’ Roses turn next year?

Sweet Child O’ Mine…Had to be done…

2. Metallica

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Currently in the UK touring their latest album Hardwired to Self-Destruct it seems like it would be a sure thing for these legends of heavy metal to be claiming a headline slot next summer and there isn’t really much more I can say that you don’t know already.

It’s been over 5 years now since the band has visited Donnington, where Black Sabbath and The Prodigy headlined the days around them, so it’s about time the founding members of the big four made an appearance.

 

3. Royal Blood

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Would be new comers to headlining Download and it’s hard to reason why they couldn’t claim a headline slot on the bill. Since their debut self titled album, Royal Blood have been one of the biggest rock bands going and that’s only been boosted with their follow up How Did We Get So Dark?

Although it still maybe a little premature for them to take to the main stage at one of the biggest rock festivals going it’s still something that could happen and would be a big draw for many hearing ‘Little Monster’ blasted in Leicestershire.

 

4. Foo Fighters

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So with the likes of The Prodigy, Biffy Clyro, Avenged Sevenfold and Muse all previously  headlining, it’s hard to believe that the Foos have never claimed a headline spot. Although they have headlined many UK festivals such as Glasto last year, it’s a crime that they have never done the same at Download.

Recently releasing Concrete and Gold it would be the perfect time to make their debut performance at Donington and finally right a wrong that has just gone on for far too long now.

 

5. Green Day

They headlined the French Download festival last year as well as British Summertime Festival, and you would be hard pressed to say they shouldn’t headline the big one this year.

Releasing a greatest hits album later this year would give a perfect excuse for them to take to the stage and deliver a greatest hits set that would get the whole crowd singing. I know I would love to see ‘Basket Case’ performed on the main stage.

Let us know who you would like to see announced to headline Download?

 

 

 

 

 

Bands re-issue albums in limited edition pink for charity

Rock record collectors, this will be definitely something you will be interested in!

Running for the fourth year now, ten bands will be re-issuing their albums as a limited edition pink vinyl, with all proceeds going towards sponsoring Gilda’s Club NYC.

This will include Metallica’s latest release Hardwired to Self Destruct, Mastodon’s Emperor of Sand and Four Year Strong’s ten year anniversary release of Rise or Die Trying.

You can find all of the albums up for this special limited re-issue up for pre-order on Banquet Records website

Metallica opening pop-up shop

Just as Metallica are about to embark on their UK headline tour the quartet have announced a pop-up shop opening in Shoreditch.

The shop will be open from October 18 – 23 between 12pm – 8pm, except the 23 where it will be open from 12pm – 6pm, and will be located in Shoreditch, in the East End Of London.

If you fancy getting some merch ahead of the London O2 Arena shows then it would be the perfect opportunity

Metallica will be playing the following shows in the UK at the following dates:

October

22 London O2 Arena
24 London O2 Arena
26 Glasgow SSE Hydro
28 Manchester Arena
30 Birmingham Genting Arena