Kerrang! Awards 2004

Anthrax, Ash, Brian May of Queen, Good Charlotte, Green Day, The Darkness, Landi, Lostprophets, Melissa Auf Der Maur, Minus, Rammstein, the Rasmus, Velvet Revolver, The Darkness, The Distillers, and The Donnas were on hand for the Kerrang! Music Awards 2004 held at The Brewery in London on Thursday (August 26). Check out pictures from FilmMagic (arrivals / pressroom), GettyImages (arrivals / boards / party), WireImage, and RexFeatures.

Auf Der Maur Recommends Failure

Melissa Auf Der Maur recommended that Blender readers take a listen to Failure's 'Sgt. Politeness'. The singer said, "This comes off 'Fantastic Planet', an album taht came out in 1996. It's got a heavy, unique riff that's also very melodic. Anyone who likes heavy mid-'90s alt-rock would like this; it's just a glossier approach to that type of music. Musicians love these guys, but they're one of those bands that fell by the wayside before they ever really made it."

Curiosa Festival At Randalls Island

Cooper Temple Clause, Melissa Auf Der Maur, Muse, Rapture, The Cooper Temple Clause, The Cure, and The Rapture performed at The Curiosa Festival at Randalls Island on Saturday (July 31) in New York. Check out pictures fromn RexFeatures and WireImage.

Why Auf Der Maur Went Solo

After stints with Hole and The Smashing Pumpkins, why did Melissa Auf Der Maur dive in to her first solo album? "Because it was my first album, I didn't want any – y'know, that's why I didn't want a record company or manager - I didn't want anybody suggesting, pushing, molding," she said. "Just let me be myself. Nobody tell me what to do. And that's kind of what I wanted to do to guarantee that the foundation of my solo career would be completely honest and pure.”

Auf Der Maur And Sugar Ray On ‘The Tonight Show’

Rock acts on telvision this week include Melissa Auf Der Maur, who performs on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' on Tuesday, while Sugar Ray performs on 'The Tonight Show' on Friday. Most of the other talk shows are in re-runs.