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Orange Goblin’s Ben Ward is currently hanging with the amazing trio of bands on this year’s Lords Of The Riff tour! Here’s how it’s going so far…

Day 4 – Wednesday March 19th – Another Day Off!

Woke up to the smell of bacon cooking as our good host served us up a full English breakfast and a pint of tea! Before we left Colchester we stopped off to pick up some sleeping bags (essential touring kit) and debated going to visit a zoo or a castle but everyone decided to get to the hotel in London and get some much needed rest. In no time we were back in the smoke and the band got some sleep whilst I managed to go home and do some laundry. Later that evening we all met up for some food at possibly the worst Chinese restaurant in the world before heading to The Red Lion in Leytonstone for beers.

We were joined by a few friends including Joe, the guitar player from Orange Goblin, and the night soon started to get messy as everyone started sampling the wide range of guest ales. We ended up back at a friends house drinking whiskey, wine, cider, more beers and whatever else was going whilst rocking out in the kitchen to Captain Beyond and Budgie. I don’t remember leaving but I must’ve staggered home at some point and the band jumped in a cab for the hotel. Days off RULE!

Day 5 – Thursday March 20th – o2 Academy 3, Birmingham

Off to the birthplace of Heavy Metal! The home of Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and Judas Priest amongst many others. Everyone was feeling a little sceptical about this show as we knew that Red Fang, The Shrine and Lord Dying were playing across town and could seriously affect the turn out. With this in mind I did what anyone in my position would do……….I got in touch with my friends in Red Fang and arranged for them to put us all on their guest list for after Scorpion Child had finished!! We rolled into Brum around 3pm, found a place to eat and did some press before the doors opened. The turn out in the small room was great and all the bands put on a fantastic show. A fan arrived with an awesome cake for the bands (see pic) which I was amazed remained intact throughout the entire evening.

Unfortunately due to the timings of both shows we didn’t make it across town to catch up with Red Fang but we all considered the night another massive success for all involved. After the van got loaded we headed to a friends house, drank some beers and played the cheesy band name game, which involves trying to incorporate different cheeses into band names. I can’t take the credit for it but the best was ‘Crosby, Stilton Nash’!!! Tomorrow, the Lords of The Riff head north!

Fri 21 Mar – SHEFFIELD Corporation (SC closes)
Sat 22 Mar – GLASGOW King Tuts (MT closes)
Sun 23 Mar – NEWCASTLE Academy 2 (SC closes)
Tue 25 Mar – NOTTINGHAM Rock City (MT closes)
Wed 26 Mar – LONDON Underworld (MT closes)
Thu 27 Mar – MANCHESTER Roadhouse (SC closes)

Tickets are on sale now. To buy online, visit (Sheffield shows), (Newcastle, London, Manchester), and (Nottingham). See you at the front.

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In May 1973, BUDGIE guitarist Tony Bourge unleashed the riff to “Breadfan” — widely hailed as a precursor of thrash metal — on an unsuspecting world.

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Today in our Sunday Old School, we featured ground breaking metal veterans Limp Bizkit. Today, James Hetfield staged a press conference at 7:00 a.m. eastern time to announce that the band would be collaborating with Fred Durst on its next album. The following exerpt comes from the Metallica frontman:

“After the miserable sales of Lulu, we decided to stop collaborating with sextagenarians and go for the true pulse of young nu-metal. So now I unveil for you “Fredtallica.” Durst has more energy and moves than anyone in metal today, especially me! I mean does it get more savage than ‘Nookie?’ We’ve been writing killer tunes together and of course slapped ‘Tallica on each of them. We’re looking at the working title of ‘Garbage Days Revisited,’ since lately with each album we keep going back to a pile of rubbish.

The album will be produced by Mutt Lange and released on the freshest label ever, Victory Records. It doesn’t get more metal than Design the Skyline! That band and The Bunny The Bear has been invited to headline at our Orion Fest! We also plan to do covers of brutal metal bands like Ax7 and Modest Mouse. Who wants to hear old dinosaurs like Budgie or Holocaust? Not us. Metal up your ass!

After earning our top honors for metal album of the year with “Lulu,” we would expect nothing less from these pioneers of metal. Check out the cover artwork and tracklisting for “Garbage Days Revisited” below.

Fake Stuff
Wankster Messiah
Suck & Destroy
Significant Bother
Hot Dog Flavored Metal
The CD That Should Not Be
Disposable Posers
Three Dollar Bull


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Influential Welsh heavy rockers BUDGIE — whose songs have been covered by METALLICA, IRON MAIDEN and SOUNDGARDEN — have released a dozen studio albums — none finer than 1975’s “Bandolier”.

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Vocalist/bassist Burke Shelley of legendary Welsh rockers BUDGIE, who recently underwent emergency surgery, forcing the band to cancel its previously announced European tour, has issued the following statement:

“I’d like to say sorry to all the Polish and Czech fans for the recent cancellation of the tour dates.

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Vocalist/bassist Burke Shelley of legendary Welsh rockers BUDGIE has undergone emergency surgery, forcing the band to cancel its previously announced European tour.

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Guitarist Craig Goldy (DIO, BUDGIE) has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding the passing of legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW):

“Words simply fail me.

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Since the 1980s, Pete Frame’s legendary rock family trees have appeared in magazines and books, on record sleeves and CD inserts, and have been the subject of radio and television documentaries tracing the stories, albums and careers of the members of BLACK SABBATH, LED ZEPPELIN, DEEP PURPLE, JEFF BECK, BUDGIE, CREAM, URIAH HEEP and hundreds more rock acts.

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Guitarist Craig Goldy will be unable to join DIO — the band fronted by legendary heavy metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio (HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) — on the road in Europe in November/December due to Craig’s prior touring commitments with BUDGIE in Australia.

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