Sex PistolsSex Pistols have re-released “God Save the Queen” 30 years after the original release this week.

“God Save the Queen” was allegedly denied the number one spot in 1977 because authorities thought it would spoil the Queen’s Silver Jubilee celebrations. Stars including Dave Grohl, Noel Gallagher and Slash from Guns n’ Roses are backing the campaign to get the record to number one.

The Sex Pistols are also set to reunite for a string of dates later this month including five nights at the Bristol Academy in London.

Q Magazine LogoThe winners of the annual Q awards have been announced this week at an awards ceremony in London.

Among the winners were newcomers The Enemy picking up “Best New Act” and Kate Nash winning “Breakthrough artist”. “Best Live Act” went to Muse while “Best Track” went to Manic Street Preachers with “Your love alone is not enough”.

Several artists were awarded for their contribution to music including Johnny Marr being given a lifetime achievement award and Paul McCartney winning the “Q Icon” award. For a full list of winners head over to

The GallowsLast year it was Klaxons, the year before it was Arctic Monkeys, but this year it was Gallows turn to be the band that’s on a small stage at this years festival, that’s going to explode by next years festival. So it wasn’t surprising when, thinking we were being slick arriving at the Lock-up tent twenty minutes early, that several thousand other people had had the same idea.

Arriving on stage to the Imperial Death March from Star Wars it’s only a few seconds before Gallows guitars start growling and the carnage begins. Gallows aren’t exactly crowd shy. Front man Frank Carter begins the assault by launching himself fists first into the swarm.

From the edge of the tent Frank can just about be seen swimming across a sea of punches. Gallows thrive in terrorizing the crowd, tearing through their set causing mass scream-a-longs during “In the Belly of a Shark” and “Abandon Ship”.

“I wanna remember this shit for the rest of my life” yells Frank to the festival crowd “so I’m gonna get a fucking tattoo.” He isn-t messing around; a member of New Found Glory enters the stage with a tattoo gun in hand.

“I fucking mean right now”

Frank gets tattooed right on stage (a lock to represent the lock-up stage and seven dots for 2007) as the rest of the band play a quick instrumental set.

Gallows end their set with a storming performance of “Orchestra of Wolves” with Frank swimming across the crowd to climb the central support pole of the tent.

With younger brother and singer in Blackhole Rich Carter taking over vocals Frank freefalls back into the crowd.

Gallows are bringing Punk Rock screaming back up from the underground with a live show that has to be seen regardless of your musical preference.