METALLICA 'Myths' To Be Addressed In Upcoming Biography

The career of the seventh-biggest recording act on the planet will be chronicled in April 2004 in "Justice For All: The Truth About Metallica", a weighty 472-page hardback by writer Joel McIver. Published by the industry heavyweight Omnibus Press, the book, McIver's sixth, is the result of over five years of research and contains unpublished ...

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KORN Confirmed For Denmark's ROSKILDE FESTIVAL

KORN have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Roskilde Festival, scheduled to take place July 1-4, 2004 in Roskilde, Denmark. The band, who are expected to make a number of European festival appearances next summer, will also play one indoor date in Germany: at Berlin's Columbiahalle on June 26. The show will be ...

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BLOOD RED THRONE Sign With EARACHE RECORDS

Norwegian death metallers BLOOD RED THRONE have signed a worldwide multi-album deal with Earache Records. The brainchild of ex-EMPEROR bassist Tchort, BLOOD RED THRONE have "unleashed a series of gruesomely precise death metal releases, most recently the acclaimed 'Affiliated With the Suffering' record, which has seen them grow steadily in popularity and notoriety," according to ...

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Report: MTV Debating Whether To Show OZZY's Rehab

Jeannette Walls of MSNBC.com reports execs at MTV are debating whether to show Ozzy Osbourne's extensive rehabilitation following an all-terrain vehicle accident on the next season of "The Osbournes". "We already went through Sharon Osbourne's recovery from cancer," laments an insider. "We don't want [the show] to become 'General Hospital'." Also influencing the decision, says ...

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KISS/AEROSMITH, METALLICA Among 2003's Most Successful Tours

KISS/AEROSMITH and METALLICA's "Summer Sanitarium" were among the Top 10-grossing tours of 2003 through Nov. 18, according to Billboard Boxscore, which tracks touring activity. As Billboard continues to expand its touring coverage, concert activity is at an all-time high. A record 13,437 worldwide concerts were reported in 2003 to Billboard Boxscore — an increase of ...

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KREATOR: New Album Update

KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Dear friends. Just came back from Romania, very cool show, fantastic audience! This was definitely the last show of the Violent Revolution tour and I want to thank all of you for making 2003 another great year in the history ...

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