METALLICA's LARS ULRICH: 'SYSTEM OF A DOWN Blew My Head Off'

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has become "extra-inspired" to create some killer new music after seeing SYSTEM OF A DOWN perform at Ozzfest 2002 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California this past Sunday. Here is the drummer's post on the subject as it appears in the "Jump In The Studio" section of the group's official ...

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ARMORED SAINT To Answer Fan Questions For Upcoming DVD

ARMORED SAINT and Metal Blade Records will be releasing a DVD version of the band's home video, A Trip Thru Red Times, and as part of the special features the group will be doing an interview along with a slide show. To help make this DVD's special features extra special, the band will be accepting ...

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INFERNAL MAJESTY: New MP3 Posted Online

The current line-up of the classic Canadian metal act INFERNAL MAJESTY—guitarist Steve Terror, vocalist Chris Bailey, guitarist Kenny Hallman, bassist Kiel Wilson, and drummer Kris DeBoer—have posted an MP3 of the track "Death of Heaven" via MP3.com at this location. According to the band, "this is the demo version and differs from the ...

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PAPA ROACH To Promote PEPSI BLUE

Hot on the heels of PAPA ROACH singer Jacoby Shaddix's recent peeing incident, the Pepsi-Cola company has announced it is teaming with the band to promote its new Pepsi Blue soft drink to teens, according to Allstar. The soda company will jointly promote PAPA ROACH's next single, "Time and Time Again", which comes ...

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BLACK CROWES Frontman Loses Cool At Detroit Gig

BLACK CROWES frontman Chris Robinson lost his cool during a Detroit, Michigan, show on Tuesday, August 27th after determining that the crowd was making too much noise while he and guitarist Paul Stacey performed the song "Beginners And Sinners". "Fuckin' leave!" Robinson yelled at the audience, according to Launch. "I don't mean to be an ...

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DIESEL MACHINE Bassist In Critical Condition After Accident

DIESEL MACHINE bassist Rich Gonzales is in critical-but-stable condition at a Los Angeles hospital after broadsiding a car while riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle last Saturday. "[A car pulled out in front of him and] Rich had no time to react," stated DIESEL MACHINE frontman AJ Cavalier. "He is in critical but stable condition. He was ...

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Former METALLICA Bassist To Release Much-Circulated Demos

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted will be releasing a six-song split CD from two of his long-running projects — IR8 and SEXOTURICA — through his own Chophouse imprint, according to the label's web site. IR8's three-tracker, which was recorded in 1994, features Newsted, Tom Hunting of the Bay Area thrash band EXODUS and Canadian STRAPPING ...

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