Corey Taylor of Slipknot
The Gibson Guitar Tour Bus rolled into Sonisphere for the U.K.’s newest metal festival, now in its second year, over the weekend July 30th to August 1st. The 2010 Sonisphere Festival took place on the grounds of Knebworth House, a beautiful stately home which, over the years, has played host to a number of legendary concerts by bands such as Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Queen and Oasis.
Over the three days, up to 180,000 hardcore metal fans rocked to some of the fiercest and most mind-blowing bands on the planet, such as Iron Maiden, Rammstein, Alice Cooper, Placebo, Papa Roach, Fear Factory, Anthrax, Mötley Crüe, Gallows, Bring Me the Horizon, Pendulum, Alice in Chains, Skindred, The Cult, Slayer, Iggy & The Stooges, Skunk Anansie, Corey Taylor, Soulfly, Slaves To Gravity, Europe, Good Charlotte, Little Fish and Lacuna Coil. The 2010 Sonisphere Festival was made up of ten one-day festivals across Europe, with an eleventh festival in England spanning three days. The festival tour has had a core group of bands that played each of the European dates with numerous extra bands added to each date individually.
Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe
The Gibson Tour Bus was parked exclusively in the media and artist area for the bands to conduct their interviews and to perform an exclusive acoustic track for Gibson.com. Artists such as Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Europe, Karnivool, Bring Me the Horizon, Papa Roach, Audrey Horne, Sylosis, The Casino Brawl, Fei Comodo, General Fiasco, Blitz Kids, Failsafe, Slaves To Gravity and Little Fish all took time out to be interviewed on the Gibson Tour Bus by the assembled media, while some performed an acoustic number exclusively for Gibson.com, to be shown in the coming days.
The Gibson Guitar Tour Bus contains all the requirements and luxuries for today's artists, press and specially invited guests to enjoy and feel like a rock star. The Gibson Tour Bus is a rock ‘n’ roll experience in its own right and provides a taste of the heritage and prestige that Gibson represents around the world.
Photo Credit – Dean Fardell
Billy Duffy of The Cult
Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains