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With the likes of Slipknot, Marilyn Manson and System Of A Down causing anarchy late in the evening, it was the unlikely lunchtime slot by Steel Panther that stole the show.
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The make-up has melted (both guys and girls), and the once proud and sharp Mo-hawks are reduced to a colourful mess. The battle has been won, peace once again returns to Homebush... until next year.
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With a lineup as big and outspoken we're expecting that there'll be almost as much action backstage as there is onstage.
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