LOSTPROPHETS Singer Says He Is 'Scared' Of JAMES HETFIELD

The LOSTPROPHETS had the opportunity last month to tour Europe with METALLICA, and while lead singer Ian Watkins says he grew up worshipping the band and especially frontman James Hetfield, he admitted he was a little nervous around his idol. "James would come out to the dressing room and hang out, and sit down and ...

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CRYPTOPSY: New Live Photos Posted Online

A bunch of live shots of CRYPTOPSY, taken at the group's June 16 appearance at the Funhaus in Toronto, Ontario, have been posted online at this location. CRYPTOPSY are expected to enter Wild Studio in St-Zenon, Quebec later in the year with producer Pierre Remillard ("None So Vile", "Whisper Supremacy", "And Then You'll ...

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BONED To Release Debut CD In August

British hard rock band BONED will release their debut CD, "Up At The Crack", in August through Perris Records. Boasting a sound "in the classic AC/DC vein," "Up At The Crack" features 10 original tracks of "in-your-face, balls-to-the-wall rock 'n' roll." BONED were originally called AC/DD but changed their name because they didn't want to ...

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NIGHTWISH Top European Album Chart

Finnish hard rock quintet NIGHTWISH, who topped the European Top 100 Albums chart two weeks ago with their fifth album, "Once", have returned to No. 1 on the pan-European survey, according to Billboard magazine. The follow-up to 2002's "Century Child", "Once" has already been certified gold in Germany for sales in excess of 100,000 copies. ...

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CONFESSOR: New Song Posted Online

Reunited North Carolina-based progressive metallers CONFESSOR have uploaded another new song, entitled "Hibernation", at their official web site (in the "Music" section). "This is another track from the demo we recently recorded and are currently shopping to labels," the band write. CONFESSOR, who are currently being represented by CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's former management ...

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DISSECTION Begin Recording New Album

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION, featuring guitarist/vocalist Jon Nödtvedt, are currently in the studio with a full line-up, working on their first studio recording since 1995's classic album "Storm Of The Light's Bane". The first single and video is scheduled for release in September 2004. As previously reported, Nödtveidt spent seven years in prison after ...

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It's Official: METALLICA Drummer LARS ULRICH, Wife Call It Quits

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has released the following statement via the group's official web site: "Lars and Skylar Ulrich are getting divorced after seven years of marriage. The couple has been quietly separated since March. They will share custody of their two children." Ulrich's statement is believed to have been issued in response to The ...

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