GODSMACK Drummer: 'We Are METALLICA Junior!'

GODSMACK drummer Shannon Larkin recently spoke to Canada's Chart Attack about the group's upcoming support slot on METALLICA's Fall 2003 European tour. "If anything, we're the perfect band [to open for METALLICA]," Larkin exclaimed. "We're METALLICA Jr. — we admit it [laughs], you know? And Sully [Erna]'s voice is a lot like James [Hetfield]'s. If ...

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TED NUGENT's Reality Show To Premiere This Weekend

TED NUGENT's forthcoming reality show, "Surviving Nugent", will premiere October 5 on VH1. Described as "a two-hour reality-based event that challenges not only the intestinal fortitude of the seven contestants, but also the image of the outspoken rock legend," "Surviving Nugent" features "seven unsuspecting souls have accepted an invitation to enter and survive [Ted's] all-terrain ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO Loses Thumb While Gardening!

According to KNAC.com, about two weeks ago while gardening at his home, legendary metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio had a pretty bad accident. As something fell over in the garden, he apparently tried to catch it, and in doing so, his thumb was severed off. Doctors were able to re-attach it, and Dio is reportedly ...

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NIGHTWISH Announce DVD Release Date

Finland's NIGHTWISH have announced October 6 as the official release date for their much-delayed new DVD, "End Of Innocence". As previously reported, "End Of Innocence" (view cover here) will consist of 12-14 tracks of music, including promo videos and various self-recorded live tracks, and about 60 minutes of behind-the-scenes material. The documentary portion ...

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MESHUGGAH Singer Guests On New MUSHROOMHEAD Album

MESHUGGAH vocalist Jens Kidman has recorded a guest appearance on MUSHROOMHEAD's forthcoming CD, "XIII", due on October 14 through Universal Records. Kidman reportedly shares lead vocal duties with MUSHROOMHEAD frontman Jason Mann in the track "The Dream Is Over". As previously reported, MESHUGGAH have started writing material for the follow-up to last year's "Nothing", ...

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DRAGONLORD Cancel California Dates

San Francisco Bay Area black metallers DRAGONLORD, featuring members of TESTAMENT, have regretfully announced that they are unable to perform at their previously announced shows on October 24 with DEATH ANGEL at the Cadillac Ranch in Concord, and on October 28 at the Cat Club in San Francisco, due to drummer Jon Allen's "personal family ...

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TO MY SURPRISE: Video Posted Online

TO MY SURPRISE's video for the track "In The Mood" has been posted online at this location. "In The Mood" comes off TO MY SURPRISE's self-titled debut album, due on October 7 through Roadrunner Records. "To My Surprise" was produced by the legendary Rick Rubin (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, ...

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