METALLICA's 'St. Anger' Sells 417K In Five Days, Lands At No. 1

METALLICA's "St. Anger" has shifted 417,972 copies in the U.S. in its first, shortened week on the streets, landing the album on top of next week's The Billboard 200 chart, according to Hits Daily Double, the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS. METALLICA's last studio album, "Re-Load", sold 435,000 units during its ...

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THE IRON MAIDENS, LEATHERWOLF To Headline L.A'S GATES OF METAL FESTIVAL

THE IRON MAIDENS, LEATHERWOLF, PROTOTYPE and DREAMS OF DAMNATION are among the artists confirmed to appear at L.A's Gates Of Metal Festival on July 6 at The Ibiza Theater in Whittier, California. Dubbed "the largest, most significant underground metal festival of the year," L.A's Gates Of Metal Festival will feature performances from the following groups, ...

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STAMPIN' GROUND To Enter Studio In July

Britain's STAMPIN' GROUND will enter Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, England, in July with producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, TESTAMENT, STUCK MOJO, SKINLAB, ARCH ENEMY) to begin recording their fourth album, "A New Darkness Upon Us". "As far as we're concerned, the material for this next album is really killer, and we need a killer production ...

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BROOKS BUFORD: First Single Posted Online

BROOKS BUFORD, the new Arista recording artist whose live band consists of TOMMY LEE/ex-KILGORE bassist Marty O'Brien, ex-KILGORE guitarist Mike Pelletier, HATE MACHINE/OMNIBLANK guitarist Al Dettori, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES drummer Glen Sobel and REHAB DJ Robbie, played his first show at the Viper Room in Hollywood, California on Wednesday, June 4. "It was a private show ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Slams Military's Use of Their Music

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich is furious at the news that the military is using their songs to "break down" Iraqi captives in Baghdad, according to the World Entertainment News Network. Interrogators are using the band's tracks, including "Enter Sandman", in the hope of extracting information about weapons of mass destruction — something which ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: 'Fuck SARS'

On his way to Toronto for his scheduled performance at the Air Canada Centre Wednesday (June 11), OZZY OSBOURNE spoke out again against SARS hysteria. "The media have made such a big fucking deal out of it," Ozzy told Much Music. "It's not the black plague." In a press release from his management, Osbourne said ...

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NIRVANA, GUNS N' ROSES Songs Among Best of Past 25 Years

NIRVANA's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and GUNS N' ROSES' "Sweet Child O' Mine" are among the 10 greatest songs of the past quarter-century, according to VH1. The Seattle band's groundbreaking grunge anthem is No. 1 on VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Songs of the Past 25 Years", which will air on the video music ...

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SICK OF IT ALL To Play 'Secret' London Gig

New York hardcore veterans SICK OF IT ALL will play a "secret" show in London at the end of the month — under the name SCRATCH THE SURFACE. The band will open for NORA and EVERY TIME I DIE on Monday, June 23 at London's Underworld. They will take the stage at 8:00 p.m. ...

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