METALLICA's LARS ULRICH: 'FRED DURST Is An Innovator'

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich recently spoke to Metal Edge magazine about how the lineup for this year's Summer Sanitarium Tour came together. "When Summer Sanitarium was conceived three years ago, the idea, in a nutshell, was to recreate all the shit we grew up on, which was Day On The Green and Texas Rockfests and ...

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STATIC-X Guitarist Comments On New Album

STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen commented in a recent online posting on the group's forthcoming third album, "Shadow Zone", due on October 7 through Warner Bros Records. "All of us worked hard on the album and we are anxious to get it out!" he said. "We experimented on some cool things and got to mess around ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Drummer Denies Sex Charges

Former JUDAS PRIEST drummer Dave Holland has appeared in court charged with sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy, according to BBC News. Holland denies one charge of attempted rape and four of indecently assaulting the teenager (see our previous coverage: story#1, story#2). All of the alleged offenses are said to have taken ...

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DEVILDRIVER No Longer Going 'Straight To Hell'

DEVILDRIVER (formerly DEATHRIDE), the new Santa Barbara, California-based project featuring ex-COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have changed the title of their upcoming debut album to simply "DevilDriver" from the originally planned "Straight To Hell". Says Fafara: "[The title change was made] for so many reasons that I can't even go into." The group are currently ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: 'There Ain't Nobody Like Me'

PANTERA/SUPERJOUNT RITUAL frontman Philip Anselmo recently spoke to Metal Edge magazine about the influence he has had on fans as well as other bands. "There wasn't even anyone with a bald head in bands in my fuckin' day, in metal bands at least," he said. "If you think about it, there really fuckin' wasn't. Now ...

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KISS: Top-Charting Albums Ordered By Peak Position

Billboard magazine has published a list a the 20 top-charting albums from KISS spanning a 24-year period — from their 1975 self-titled release, which peaked at No. 87, to 1998's "Psycho Circus", which peaked at No. 3 (the chart was compiled prior to the release of "Kiss Symphony: Alive IV"). Titles on this chart are ...

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PRIMUS Reform, Record New Material

The original lineup of PRIMUSLes Claypool (bass/vocals), Tim "Herb" Alexander (drums) and Larry "Ler" Lalonde (guitar) — has reformed after a four-year hiatus and has recorded five new songs for inclusion on the upcoming DVD/CD set, "Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People", due October 7 on Prawn Song/Interscope Records. According to ...

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