Slayer drummer defends his Metallica opposite number – and admits band don’t know when guitarist Hanneman will return
They could have been the UK’s answer to Rush. But ended up almost forgotten. Birmingham’s Money had the talent and ambition. But every step they took forward led to two backwards. Bad luck? Bad decisions? Bad advice? You decided, as we present the latest in our Cult Heroes series. Check out all previous Cult Heroes.
Four young blokes from Liverpool go out into the big, bad world to make their musical mark. Heard that one before? Well, this time we’re not talking about Beatles, but Spider, creeping and crawling along the NWOBHM web. Never huge news, they still do well enough for some to shed a tear or two at their memory. Why? Read on…oh, and check out all the past Cult Heroes here.
In this era, when bands are so careful about choosing their name, it’s interesting to look back at some of the names which have been shared over the years. Some almost inherited their name from a previous band. In other instances, one was forced to change!
Following the news that Metallica’s former bassist Jason Newsted will rejoin the band on stage at this weekend’s Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony, we understand drummer Lars Ulrich is also arranging surprise guest appearances from “a host of New Wave Of British Heavy Metal legends”.