METALLICA's HETFIELD: 'Rehab Is Like College For Your Head'

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield spoke to Kerrang! magazine about his battle with alcohol addiction and the much-publicized trip to rehab in 2001 that has seemingly enabled the singer to emerge a much healthier and more positive-thinking person that he was during much of the group's 20-plus-year career. In the latest issue of the magazine (dated ...

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DEMON Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003 Festival

British NWOBHM legends DEMON are the latest act to have been confirmed for the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER WHITESNAKE SEPULTURA YES JETHRO TULL BLIND GUARDIAN MASTERPLAN QUEENSRŸCHE TALISMAN ...

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SEPULTURA Add Third London Show

Following the announcement that their two shows at London's Camden Underworld on March 29 and 30 have sold out, SEPULTURA have added a third night at the venue on April 13. SEPULTURA will embark on a North American tour with VOIVOD beginning on April 18 in San Francisco, California. The group are currently mixing the ...

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DANZIG Announce New Bassist

DANZIG have announced the addition of former DEADLIGHTS/NOTHINGFACE bassist Jerry Montano to the group's lineup. Montano replaces former D-GENERATION four-stringer Howie Pyro, who played with the band during their most recent European tour. DANZIG will headline the "Blackest of The Black" festival mini-tour in early May alongside SUPERJOINT RITUAL, NILE, OPETH, LACUNA COIL and BEHEMOTH. ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: 'Hardcore' Tribute CD In The Works

DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, NORA, EVERY TIME I DIE, SHAI HULUD, MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD, 18 VISIONS, SINCE BY MAN, HASTE, UNEARTH, TIME IN MALTA, and Aaron Turner of ISIS are among the artists set to contribute to an upcoming hardcore tribute to GUNS N' ROSES, due later in the year through Law of Inertia Records. No ...

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THE 2003 METAL GODS TOUR: First Dates Announced

The first few dates have been announced for The 2003 Metal Gods Tour, a multi-band package featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, CARNAL FORGE, PRIMAL FEAR, PAINMUSEUM, and AMON AMARTH. They are as follows: Apr. 25 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues, Chicago, IL April 26 - Cleveland, OH @ TBA May 04 - Worcester, ...

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NEVERMORE: Studio Photos Posted Online

Pictures documenting NEVERMORE's studio time with producer Kelly Gray (QUEENSRŸCHE, SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, DOKKEN) have been posted here. As previously reported, NEVERMORE are nearly done tracking their new CD, "Enemies Of Reality", for a June 17 release through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Dead Heart in a Dead World", "Enemies ...

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