METALLICA Cancel South American & Japanese Dates, Cite 'Physical And Mental Exhaustion'

METALLICA have cancelled their previously announced South American tour due to "physical and mental exhaustion," it was announced today. The group's Japanese trek, which was to follow immediately the South American dates, is also believed to be affected by the cancellation. According to the band's Argentine promoter, CIE Presenta, an official announcement will be made ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Says He's Regained Control Of His Health

Ozzy Osbourne sat down with MTV.com Thursday (october 16) to discuss the "shakes" that have plagued him for decades, causing him to stammer, stutter and shuffle around with a walk that grew increasingly hunched over and motor functions that only seemed to be getting worse. "I swear on my wife and my children's lives that ...

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NILE: New Video To Be Shown On 'Headbanger's Ball'

Relapse Records recording artists NILE will see their new video — for the song "Sarcophagus" — premier on this weekend's edition of MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball". "Headbanger's Ball" airs Saturdays from 10-12 PM EST on MTV2. The conceptual "Sarcophagus" video, from NILE's heralded "In Their Darkened Shrines" album, was directed and filmed by acclaimed director Darren ...

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IRON MAIDEN: 'Rainmaker' Single To Surface In Late November

The IRON MAIDEN song "Rainmaker" from their latest album "Dance Of Death" will be released as the band's next European single on Monday, November 24. "Rainmaker", written by Dave Murray, Steve Harris and Bruce Dickinson, will be released in three special formats, with exclusive bonus tracks: CD Single: 01. Rainmaker 02. Dance of Death (Orchestral ...

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AMORPHIS To Utilize Session Drummer On Upcoming Tour

AMORPHIS drummer Jan Rechberger won't be able to join the rest of the band on the upcoming "Far From The Sun" tour due to an accident in his family, according to a post on the band's web site. Replacing him for the tour will be Atte Sarkima from VERENPISARA. Upcoming AMORPHIS tour dates: Oct. 22 ...

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REB BEACH To Team Up With RUDY SARZO In New Band

Former WINGER and current WHITESNAKE guitarist Reb Beach will be teaming up with ex-QUIET RIOT bassist Rudy Sarzo in a brand-new as-yet-unnamed project. "We are talking with singers now, and hope to go out as early as December," Beach revealed in an online posting. "We are considering Aynsley Dunbar [ex-UFO, WHITESNAKE, MSG] and Carmine Appice ...

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MURDERDOLLS To Support DANZIG On Halloween

MURDERDOLLS, the band featuring SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13), ex-DOPE guitarist Acey Slade, bassist Erik Griffin, and drummer Ben Graves, will be supporting DANZIG at their Halloween show (October 31) at The Orange Pavilion in San Bernardino, California. No ...

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AGENT STEEL Drop Off 'Bonded By Metal Over Europe' Tour

AGENT STEEL have dropped off the "Bonded By Metal Over Europe Tour" as a result of unspecified disagreements with their booking agency. The following is the group's official statement on the matter: "AGENT STEEL would like to apologize to the European metal fans who will not be able to witness AGENT STEEL live on the ...

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SATAN Cancel KEEP IT TRUE II Festival Appearance

The reunited NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) legends SATAN have cancelled their previously announced appearance at next year's Keep It True II festival. The following is the official statement on the matter from the festival's organizers: "After we dealt everything with the band and got their final confirmation, I got an email from ...

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TO/DIE/FOR: Mexican Tour Postponed, Former Singer Launches New Band

TO/DIE/FOR's Mexican tour, which was originally scheduled to take place in late October/early November has been postponed until late February (Feb. 19-29). No reason was given for the postponement. As previously reported, the Finnish goth-metallers will be utilizing the services of FOR MY PAIN/REFLEXION singer Juha Kylmänen during the trek, following the departure of Jape ...

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