Review: Refocused METALLICA Cranks It Up

Michael D. Clark of the The Houston Chronicle is reporting that as headliners of Saturday's (Aug. 2) Summer Sanitarium tour at Reliant Stadium, METALLICA "brought a sound system that would make a Harrier jet flyby sound church-quiet. They exploded on compositions of chaos at a decibel level not one corner of the football cathedral could ...

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Newspaper Report: Australian Singer Asked To Join QUEEN

Australian singer John Farnham has reportedly been asked to join rock legends QUEEN. The Daily Telegraph reported Farnham had been offered "the gig of a lifetime" — to follow in the footsteps of the late Freddie Mercury as QUEEN's lead singer. Farnham "blew away" the band after recording a new version of its classic "We ...

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METALLICA's HETFIELD To Contribute To WEST MEMPHIS 3 Benefit Publication

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield will be contributing to an as-yet-unnamed anthology publication to benefit the legal defense of the West Memphis Three (a.k.a. Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley and Jason Baldwin), who were allegedly convicted unfairly of murder. Published by Arsenal Pulp Press in Vancouver and co-edited by Brett Alexander Savory and M. W. Anderson, the ...

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CROWBAR: More Studio Photos Posted Online

A bunch of photos of the new CROWBAR lineup — guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein (DOWN), bassist Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN) and drummer Craig Nunenmacher (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) — rehearsing for and recording their upcoming album, tentatively titled "You Don't Need An Enemy To Have A War", have been posted online at this location. As ...

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LIMP BIZKIT To Play Massive London Show

LIMP BIZKIT will play a massive show in London's Finsbury Park on September 6. The web site Carlinglive.com has 20,000 tickets to give away. Support acts will be confirmed in the coming weeks. The band are due to release the long awaited follow-up to 2001's "Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog-Flavored Water" on September 23. ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Says PANTERA Would Eat METALLICA Alive

PANTERA/SUPERJOINT RITUAL singer Philip Anselmo has once again slammed METALLICA over their apparent refusal to take out more extreme metal bands on tour with them, saying that if Lars and Co. were to play a show with SUPERJOINT RITUAL or PANTERA, "we would crush 'em." Anselmo had previously challenged METALLICA to a road duel, head-to-head ...

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