JASON NEWSTED: 'BOB ROCK's No Bass Player'

METALLICA's forthcoming "St. Anger" album, the group's first since 1997's "Reload", features bass tracks courtesy of longtime producer Bob Rock, an accomplished musician whose own rock-star aspirations were documented on several CDs, including the largely-ignored self-titled 1992 LP from his now-defunct band ROCKHEAD. Although ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted believes that the group's decision to hire ...

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LIMP BIZKIT's DURST Working On Solo Project

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst recently told Rolling Stone magazine that he's been working on a solo project. "It's called PACIFICA," he said. "It's very Eighties. I don't want to say it sounds like HOWARD JONES or A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS. Maybe it sounds like DURAN DURAN or SOFT CELL — this will be a ...

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'Headbanger's Ball' Comes Back To Life

The premiere edition of the resurrected "Headbanger's Ball" aired Saturday night (May 10) on MTV2. The first week's show was hosted by METALLICA and featured videos by KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, GODSMACK, SUPERJOINT RITUAL and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, among others. The complete playlist for last night's "Headbanger's Ball" was as follows: Hour 1: 01. METALLICA - One 02. ...

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VADER Singer To Guest On CETI CD

VADER guitarist/vocalist Peter has recorded a guest appearance on backing vocals for the new album from Polish traditional heavy metal band CETI. Peter can be heard in a song called "Falcon's Flight", to be featured on the band's forthcoming CD, "Shadow Of The Angel". ...

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ANKLA Announce Upcoming Shows, In-Store Appearance

Los Angeles-based ANKLA, featuring guitarist Ramon Ortiz (PUYA), Brazilian vocalist Ikaro Stafford, L.A local J.J. McNeal on bass, and drummer Aaron Rossi (STRIFE, SHELTER, MEDICATION), will be playing at The Zone in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Friday, May 23. The band will also be making an in-store appearance the same day at Music Sound ...

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MOTOGRATER Debut Delayed

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER have pushed back the projected release date for their self-titled debut to June 24 through No Name/Elektra Records. The album, which was mixed by producer James "Jimbo" Barton (METALLICA, RUSH, MARILYN MANSON, STONE SOUR) at Track Records studio in Los Angeles, will contain the following cuts: 01. Suffocate 02. Down ...

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AFTER FOREVER: 'Almost Done' Recording New EP

Dutch gothic/atmospheric doom metal act AFTER FOREVER are "almost finished with recording the main part" of their upcoming mini-CD, according to the band's official web site. The as-yet-untitled effort is being recorded at Excess studios in Rotterdam, Holland with producers Hans Pieters and Dennis Leidelmeijer and is tentatively due in September/October through Transmission Records. AFTER ...

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