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Sonisphere 2010

  • Slayer's Kerry King onstage at Sonisphere festival, which took place at Knebworth over the weekend (July 31 - August 1) and boasted performances from a host of rock legends including Iron Maiden, Pendulum, Placebo, Alice In Chains and Iggy And The Stooges.

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    Added: 02 Aug 2010

  • Gallows' Frank Carter crowd surfs at Sonisphere. We were backstage at the festival interviewing the likes of Good Charlotte, Corey Taylor and Madina Lake. Visit NME.COM/metal to watch all our Sonisphere videos.

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    Added: 02 Aug 2010

  • Also at Sonisphere, the recently-reunited Skunk Anansie took to the Saturn Stage on Saturday (July 31), playing a set mostly comprised of hits, including 'Charlie Big Potato' and ‘Weak’. Read more news reports from the weekend.

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    Added: 02 Aug 2010

  • German industrial rockers Rammstein played a pyrotechnic and special effects-laden headline show at the second day of the Sonisphere festival at Knebworth, July 31. Flamethrowers attached to microphones, mouth mounted LEDs and a vocalist sailing over the audience in a dingy were among the highlights of their set, together with a stand out version of ‘Sonne’ to kick off the encore.

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    Added: 02 Aug 2010

  • Iggy And The Stooges headlined the Saturn Stage on the Sunday (August 1).

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    Added: 02 Aug 2010

  • Iron Maiden headlined the main Apollo Stage on Sunday at the metal bash. Playing against a star-lit backdrop and under a huge triangular lighting rig, the band played a set featuring songs mostly from their last three studio albums, 'Brave New World', 'Dance Of Death' and 'A Matter Of Life And Death'.

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    Added: 02 Aug 2010

  • "Today is like a special day, a celebration of everyone that likes heavy metal," said singer Bruce Dickinson from the stage. "If we left it up to the media and the BBC no-one would know about this music. If heavy metal bands ruled the world we'd be a lot better off. There would be more a lot more drinking and a lot more shagging and nursery rhymes would sound like this."

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    Added: 02 Aug 2010

  • The Sonisphere bill was stuffed with veteran acts - including nu metal survivors Papa Roach, who played the Apollo Stage on Saturday, just before Good Charlotte.

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  • Placebo's Brian Molko. The band were second headliners on the Apollo Stage on Saturday.

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  • Motley Crue's Vince Neil. The veteran Sunset Strip rockers headlined the Saturn Stage on Saturday.

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    Added: 02 Aug 2010

  • Alice Cooper flies the Union Jack at Sonisphere.

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    Added: 02 Aug 2010