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by Unknown // Friday, July 30, 2010 // Celebrity, Upfront, News, Gossip // 0 Comments

Paul Gray was the "heart and soul" of Slipknot.

The heavy metal group's vocalist Corey Taylor paid tribute to his late bandmate - who was found dead in a hotel room in Iowa in May - at last night's (29.07.10) Relentless Energy Drink Kerrang! Awards.

Accepting the award for Services To Metal on the rocker's behalf, Corey - who also co-presented the show alongside Anthrax's Scott Ian - said: "People don't realise this, but he wrote almost all the music for Slipknot - he deserves way more credit for that than he's ever been given. He was the heart and soul of the band and the best dude I've ever known."

An autopsy following the star's shock death earlier this year revealed he died from an accidental overdose of what is believed to be painkillers morphine and fentanyl.

Corey told BANG Showbiz: "Every day is a constant reminder but this is such a fitting tribute and a true recognition of the contribution he made to music and the world in general. I couldn't be more proud.

"He wrote well over half the music for the band and I really don't think Joey Jordison could have been as good without him.

"Paul wrote some of the heavier rifts and some of the most beautiful, melodic rifts. Once we got him into that realm it really started opening him up and he wrote so many great songs for us.

"It just feels weird without him, but it was an honour to be in a band with him. I miss him every day."

by Unknown // Friday, July 30, 2010 // News, Upfront, Celebrity, Gossip // 0 Comments

Oasis will only reform if they become "skint".

Former frontman Liam Gallagher insists the group - who split up last August after tensions between the singer and his guitarist brother Noel Gallagher became unbearable - are unlikely to ever get back together.

He said: "The only reason why Oasis will come back is when we're f***ing skint. I'm far from skint as you can tell - and I won't be skint for a long, long f***ing time. Believe me, it ain't gonna be happening."

The rocker - who has formed new band Beady Eye with former Oasis bandmates Gem Archer, Chris Sharrock and Andy Bell - went on to claim his new project's debut album would be "the best record you'll hear for the next 50 years."

He told Sky News: "We have this tune and it was a bit Rolling Stones-y, and I didn't like it. It was slow and boring. So we just got on a piano and f**k it up, Jerry Lee Lewis style, and stuck a John Lennon vocal on the top. It's good."

by Unknown // Friday, July 30, 2010 // Celebrity, Upfront, News, Gossip // 0 Comments

Lostprophets and Biffy Clyro were among the winners at the Relentless Energy Drink Kerrang! Awards last night (29.07.10).

The Welsh metal band's guitarist Mike Lewis admitted the group were "humbled" after winning the Classic Songwriter accolade and joked they may as well split up now they've reached the "pinnacle" of their careers.

He told BANG Showbiz: "It's a cool award to win so we feel very humbled and very honoured. Now we're going to split up! We've won this so we've reached the pinnacle of our careers. It's what we've been waiting for our whole careers.

"But seriously we're just going to carry on doing what we're doing. Onwards and upwards!"

Despite the win, Mike insisted he and his Lostprophets bandmates weren't going to be partying hard to celebrate.

He said: "We're jet-lagged out of our a***s so it's not going to be a massive one."

However, frontman Ian Watkins seemed to have other ideas.

He revealed: "I'll be celebrating in a pretty jovial manner - a bit dangerous, but still within health and safety guidelines. Dancing on the tables, setting fire to things, you know the score. I'd like to win an Oscar now."

Biffy Clyro took home the Best Video trophy for the promo for 'The Captain'.

Among the other winners were Bullet For My Valentine - who picked up two gongs, for Best Live Band and Best British Band - and metal group Motley Crue, who were presented with the Kerrang! Hall Of Fame Award.

The ceremony took place at London's The Brewery venue and was hosted by Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor and Scott Ian from Anthrax.

Former Black Sabbath singer Ronnie James Dio - who died in May - was posthumously given The Kerrang! Icon Award.

 

The Relentless Energy Drink Kerrang! Awards 2010, full list of winners:

 

Best British Newcomer: Rise To Remain

Best International Newcomer: Trash Talk

Best Single (Presented By Red Stripe): You Me At Six - 'Liquid Conference'

Best Video (Presented By Young Minds): Biffy Clyro - 'The Captain'

Best Album: Paramore - 'Brand New Eyes'

Best Live Band: Bullet For My Valentine

Best International Band: 30 Seconds To Mars

Best British Band (Presented By Fender): Bullet For My Valentine

The No Half Measures Award (Presented By Relentless Energy Drink): Frank Turner

The Classic Songwriter Award: Lostprophets

The Kerrang! Inspiration Award (Presented By HMV): Rammstein

The Kerrang! Services To Metal Award: Paul Gray

The Kerrang! Icon Award (Presented By Orange Amplification): Ronnie James Dio

The Kerrang! Hall Of Fame Award: Motley Crue

by Unknown // Friday, July 30, 2010 // Upfront, News, Celebrity, Gossip // 0 Comments

Avril Lavigne is "very happy" with her new boyfriend Brody Jenner.

The 'Girlfriend' singer - who started dating 'The Hills' star in February after filing for divorce from her husband, Sum 41 rocker Deryck Whibley, last October - and her new lover are very settled in their relationship, according to Brody's close friend Audrina Patridge.

Audrina - who starred with him in 'The Hills' - said: "They're very happy together, they're really good together. A lovely couple."

Audrina also revealed the pop star has fitted in well within their friendship group - because she is such a "nice girl".

She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I first met her a couple of years ago, and thought she was such a nice girl then. She's still a really nice girl now, and is really very talented. She's so great."

Avril and Brody have grown closer and closer in recent months, and recently proved their dedication to one another by having matching tattoos.

Avril has a 'Brody' inking next to her right breast, while Brody's 'Avril' tattoo is on his inner arm.

It is also believed they are planning to show the world their romance in a reality TV show based solely around their union.