Big Air, Big Beats and Big Peaks

500 stars of snow flock to ChamJam 2003…

This year’s essential winter sports event takes place at Chamonix on the 4th – 8th March. Some of the best riders in the world will gather to perform jaw-dropping tricks at the only European leg of the X-Games, ChamJam 2003.

What started out as a head to head mogul race between the ski bums of Val d’Isere and Chamonix eleven years ago has gradually developed into a full-blown ski and music festival, unrivalled by any other. World class artists and DJs will rub shoulders with new school ‘freesport’ boarders and skiers to create five days and nights of organised chaos.…

Bryan Adams shot!!!

But don’t get your hopes up…

Next time use real bullets

An unknown person in London has made a selfless gesture for the good of all humanity.

Rock star Bryan Adams has revealed he was shot as he rode a motorbike through London.

The Run To You singer said he felt a “jolt” through his leathers (who hasn’t?….) and later found a hole in his biker jacket. He told Radio 2 DJ Johnnie Walker the incident happened in the Old Street area of east London and joked: “It’s like the Bronx out there.”

“I hope it doesn’t happen to anyone else, but there is someone up around Old Street with a rifle so stay clear of there.”

Adams said it was unlikely that he had been targeted on purpose as his identity would have been obscured.

“We had our helmets on, somebody goofing off I guess.”

Mr. Adams has vowed never to return to London borough of Islington. The other 32 boroughs in London are thought to be quickly investing in air rifles… Meanwhile, property prices in Old Street soar…

Xtasters message to the gunman – we’re not paying for a job only half completed.…

Band In Need Of Viagra

Limp Biscuit Limp Out of Download Festival

The band had been due to appear as the top act on the Sunday night of the Download Festival at Donington Park. Tickets for entrance to the festival, which features around 50 acts including Iron Maiden, cost up to £85.

Festival promoter Clear Channel Entertainment says it is “disappointed to lose Limp Bizkit.”

The band say instead of appearing at the festival they will be in the studio working on a new release called Panty Sniffer, due out in September. A bit late to save that album lads, no matter how long you spend in the studio…

Fred Durst said (here we go again…): “Sometimes you just have to go with the flow of creativity and we’re doing just that.”. Xtaster says ‘Sometimes you just have to go with the flow of creativity rather than just spending all your time talking shit’.

The two-day event on May 31 and June 1 will still feature acts such as Murderdolls, Marilyn Manson, Ministry and Audioslave.

Fred Durst will be available for interview… errr.. all the time and will be making repeated statements about everything.…

Xtaster Sponsors Award!

Best Newcomer at Metal Hammer Awards

Xtaster Supports the Scene…

The forthcoming Metal Hammer Awards for all the best in rock music today, will feature an award exclusively sponsored by the nice people here at hotel Xtaster. As we’re always on the hunt for the best new music, scenes and events we thought the ‘Best Newcomer’ award deserved our attention!

The award is a public one which means YOU get to decide who wins. Simply text the voting line with the letters MH, your age and the first part of your postcode to the number 87148 eg MH 23 N1. Voting will also enter you into a comp to win tix to the event, for more details see the Metal Hammer feature linked below…

Ok so the choices for Metal Hammer best new act, sponsored by Xtaster are:


Obviously we cannot be biased or attempt to influence your vote. However, vote Finch or The Used.…

Results just in!

Chris Cornell nips it….


Results in for the Xtaster Poll – Best Facial Hair:

James Hetfield – The Handlebars – 13%
Chris Cornell – The Soul Patch – 38%
Chino Deftones – The Chin Warmer – 35%
David Disturbed – The Egg – 14%

So there you have it folks!

It seems all of you out there in  Xtaster land are into some face fuzz , Chris Cornell the 007 of rock smoothes his way into the lead , narrowly beating Chino Deftones the Vin Diesel of rock and hammering David Disturbed  the Dr. Evil of rock! with James Hetfield the Easy Rider of rock bringing up the rear!

Well done Chris  , Xtaster will be sending you  a new chin strimmer on behalf of the Xtaster crew!
He’s a ssssoull man!..Indeed…

More a wake than a funeral…

F4AF new tour

Our Best Friend Is On Tour

Funeral For A Friend are to play the following shows: (supports are the Movielife with openers being Hondo Maclean from 6th – 16th October and Million Dead 16th – 29th October)


7th  : Wolves Wulfrun Hall
8th  : bristol university
9th  : exeter lemongrove
10th : reading university
12th : manchester mdh
13th : leeds met uni
14th : northampton roadmender
16th : london astoria
17th : wrexham newi
18th : bangor uni
21st : glasgow garage
22nd : aberdeen lemongrove
23rd : edinburgh liquid rooms
26th : newcastle uni
27th : cambridge junction
29th : southampton uni…