JASON NEWSTED And METALLICA Settle Legal Issues

Despite the fact that it's already been two years since bassist Jason Newsted announced he was leaving METALLICA, the legal aspects of the separation have just now been fully resolved. "We're just now actually coming to a resolution on all of our agreements for our business things and stuff," Newsted told Launch. "It took awhile ...

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IRON MAIDEN Finish Tracking Another New Song

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who is currently working with the band at a London studio on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", has posted the following recording update via his web site: "We tracked another new song [Tuesday], and as these are the last tracks for the album, the guys don't know ...

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VOIVOD Shoot Video On Location In San Francisco

VOIVOD are hard at work producing the first music video for their new self-titled album, due on March 4 through Chophouse Records in partnership with Surfdog Records. Filming for the video for the album's first single, "We Carry On", was shot on location in San Francisco January 24-25 by directors Keith McCabe and Jeff Ertl. ...

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ARCH ENEMY's GOSSOW Reports From The Road

ARCH ENEMY frontwoman Angela Gossow has posted the following tour report to the "Reports" section of the band's official web site: "We've played 4 of the 6 Scandinavian shows now...last night it was Gothenburg and we had a blast! The crowd was great and there were a few friends and realitves at the show too ...

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ANTHRAX To Include Bonus CD With 'We've Come For You All'

The following is a re-posting of the latest installment of ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante's regular online update, as it appears on the group's official web site at www.anthrax.com: "THOSE WHOM WE COMETH FOR- "Yo, just wanted to drop a quick line about the US release for the new album. All that stuff people have been ...

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SKID ROW To Release First-Ever DVD

SKID ROW are hard at work editing their first-ever DVD, titled "Under The Skin — The Making of ThickSkin", tentatively due on April 30. According to the band's official web site, the DVD "takes you from the songwriting process through the recording of the new record. There's lots of cool behind-the-scenes footage from rehearsal, the ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH: It's CRUNCH TIME Again!

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has posted the following update to the "Jump In The Studio" section of the band's official web site: "Not much to report today. Not much to report today??!! What the fuck kind of a site are we running here? Somebody give me some fucking information here. Oh..it is supposed to come ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Secure North American Deal For Next Studio CD

JUDAS PRIEST's next studio album will receive a North American release through Steamhammer/SPV Records following the group's split with the Atlantic label last year, according to an SPV spokesperson. "[The] band and management were pleased with the results that we achieved on the ['Live In London'] DVD," the spokesperson told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The group's double live ...

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