METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD To Host Reality-Based Sports TV Series

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield, who is said to be an "avid hockey fan," will host a two-part look at the National Hockey League's Colorado Avalanche beginning this Thursday, Feb. 12 at 10 p.m. (ET) on ESPN immediately following Thursday Night Hockey (Colorado at St. Louis or Philadelphia Flyers at New York Rangers, 7:30 p.m. ET). ...

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ICED EARTH Drummer RICHARD CHRISTY Issues Latest Update

Drummer Richard Christy (ICED EARTH, ex-DEATH, CONTROL DENIED) has issued the following update on his current activities: "My band BURNING INSIDE is confirmed to play the Sun N' Steel Metal Fest in Tampa, Florida the weekend of March 6 and 7. BURNING INSIDE is also playing the Sunshine Plaza Performing Arts Center, 2400 S. Ridgewood ...

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DESTRUCTION Speak Out Against 'Money-Hungry' European Record Stores

German thrashers DESTRUCTION are continuing to receive complains from fans who are being asked to pay double-CD prices for the special-edition "Metal Discharge" double-CD — an album originally intended by the band and their label (Nuclear Blast) to be sold for the price of a single-CD release. Commented DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer: "We all ...

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NEUROSIS Name New CD

NEUROSIS have set "The Eye Of Every Storm" as the title of their new album, due in June through Neurot Recordings in North America and Relapse Records in other parts of the world. "The Eye Of Every Storm" was mixed at Electrical Audio studio in Chicago with producer Steve Albini (NIRVANA, BUSH, SOIL). An advance ...

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NOTHINGFACE Split Up, Bandmembers Launch New Project

NOTHINGFACE have reportedly split up. The group's official statement on the matter is as follows: "We regret to inform that after 10 years and 4 albums, we, as a band, will no longer continue as NOTHINGFACE. We cannot begin to thank all our friends, family and most importantly our fans for their continued support through ...

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URIAH HEEP/DEEP PURPLE Supergroup Finds A Name

The new "supergroup" featuring former OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Bob Daisley alongside members of URIAH HEEP and DEEP PURPLE, will release their debut album under the name LIVING LOUD, according to Undercover News. The band, which consists of Daisley, Lee Kerslake (URIAH HEEP, OZZY OSBOURNE) on drums, Don Airey (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) on keyboards, ...

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WES BORLAND: 'I Will Never Join EVANESCENCE'

Ex-LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland has posted the following message on the web site of his now-defunct post-LIMP BIZKIT band EAT THE DAY: "I didn't think that I needed to say anything about this, but to be perfectly clear and to address many rumors I have heard, I have not, nor will I ever join ...

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