JAMES HETFIELD: Don't Tread On My Private Property

Marin Independent Journal is reporting that hikers, bikers, joggers and others who try to reach Loma Alta preserve in Marin County, CA must trespass on private land owned by METALLICA lead singer James Hetfield. Many people ignore or jump over the gates blocking the private property, said Ron Miska, manager of the Marin Open Space ...

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DOHENY: 'Drive Me' Video Posted Online

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and former PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, have posted their "home movie" for the track "Drive Me" at this location. In other news, Morrison has posted the following message on the band's official "blog": "So we need some extra ...

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WOLVERINE Part Ways With Guitarist

Sweden's WOLVERINE have parted ways with guitarist Per Broddesson. "Per had been a member of the band since 2000 and he will of course be missed," the group write on their web site. "The decision to part ways was however mutual and there are no hard feelings involved in this split. The split took place ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN: Debut Album To Receive U.S. Release

Finnish melodic death/doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN have secured a North American distribution deal with Olympic Recordings/Century Media Records for their debut album, "The Morning Never Came". The U.S. version of the CD, which was issued in Europe last November through Firebox Records, will include an as-yet-undisclosed cover song as a bonus track. An early ...

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PAIN OF SALVATION To Release First DVD

Swedish progressive metal band PAIN OF SALVATION have announced plans to release their first DVD. "The 'BE' DVD will be out hopefully as soon as this December, and will really complete the 'BE' world in a very nice way," revealed singer Daniel Gildenlöw. "It will most likely contain a live CD of 'BE' as well ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Present At WORLD MUSIC AWARDS

VELVET REVOLVER are among the presenters at the World Music Awards on Wednesday, September 15 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV. The event will be broadcast live by ABC between 9 and 11 p.m. Other presenting or performing artists include Usher, Josh Groban, Kanye West, Marc Anthony, Avril Lavigne, Alicia Keys, ...

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