Muse, Faith No More, Marilyn Manson confirmed for Download 2015

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Muse have been confirmed as Saturday night main stage headliners for Download 2015.

They’ll be following Faith No More on Saturday the 13th of June. Marilyn Manson has also been confirmed to headline the second stage on the Saturday.

Muse’s set will be their first appearance at Download. The band commented in a statement: “We’re really looking forward to Download. We’ve never played the festival before so it’s going to be really special.”

Faith No More’s appearance will be their first since 2009 and coincides with their imminent new album, due for release in April. Say Faith No More of the news: “Hard to believe it’s been five years already, but what’s harder to deny is that a lot has changed. The last time we played Download the focus was on bringing back the past – now it’s all about the present and the future. Where it should be.”

Marilyn Manson commented of his second stage headline slot: “It’s been a few years since I’ve been at Download. The Pale Emperor will rise and I was born to cause chaos.”

Tickets for the festival go on sale this Thursday 20th November at 9am via www.downloadfestival.co.uk

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Tony Iommi: Hyde Park show could be Black Sabbath’s last

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Tony Iommi has speculated that Black Sabbath’s live Hyde Park set this summer could be their last.

The band will headline the British Summer Time Festival in London on the 4th of July, topping a bill that also includes Soundgarden, Faith No More, Motörhead, Soulfly, Hell, Bo Ningen and Wolfmother.

Speaking to Metal Hammer ahead of the show, Iommi revealed that the band don’t have any plans for further live dates following the festival and that, combined with his ill health, it could be the last time that they play together in public.

“It could be the last ever Sabbath show,” the guitarist says. “I don’t want it to be, but there’s nothing really planned touring-wise after that show, so for all we know that could be it really. To be honest I don’t want to be touring to this extent too much longer, because it makes me feel so bad.”

Iommi was diagnosed with lymphoma in January 2012 and completed a course of treatment in March of this year. He is currently awaiting an update from his doctors. “I’m at a stage now where I have no support, which means I have to see whether the cancer is coming back or if it’s still there or what,” he says. “I just don’t know. It’s a bit of a worry. After we finish this tour I’ll go in and have scan, so we’ll see what that shows up.”

Black Sabbath are currently touring in support of their latest studio album, 13.

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