METALLICA Play Surprise Show In California Parking Lot!

METALLICA performed a short set this afternoon on a flatbed truck in the parking lot of the Network Coliseum in Oakland, California (the site of the much-anticipated Raiders/Titans game). Pictures and video will be posted on the group's official web site later tonight. The surprise performance, which featured producer Bob Rock on bass alongside guitarist/vocalist ...

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PITCHSHIFTER To Disband Following U.K. Tour

Long-running British industrial metallers PITCHHIFTER have announced plans to disband following their upcoming U.K. tour. "PITCHSHIFTER has always been a beautiful, crazy experiment," bassist Mark Clayden said in an official statement. "We knew that some day it would naturally run it's course and we always said we would call it a day at the right ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION To Embark On West Coast Tour

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, and former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi (who plays guitar in the group), are tentatively scheduled to embark on a 10-date West Coast tour at the end of February. The group, who made their live debut supporting MUDVAYNE ...

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CHRIS HOLMES' Guitar To Be Auctioned Off

Former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes is auctioning off a custom-built guitar via eBay at this location. Built in 1985, the guitar bears what is supposedly the only red Jackson logo painted on a headstock — a design originally created for W.A.S.P.'s "Inside the Electric Circus" album and tour. The axe, the current bid ...

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KISS Announce Las Vegas Show

KISS will perform a very special show in the intimate setting of the Rain In The Desert (capacity: 1,600) inside The Palms Casino Resort at 4321 W. Flamingo Road in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, March 16. Tickets will go on sale at www.ticketmaster.com, www.cc.com and all Ticketmaster outlets at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. ...

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STONE SOUR Line Up U.K. In-Store

STONE SOUR have announced an in-store appearance in the U.K. to sign copies of forthcoming single "Bother". The recently re-launched group formed by SLIPKNOT vocalist Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root will appear at Virgin Megastore in Corporation Street, Birmingham, at 4:00 p.m. on Feb. 21. "Bother" is scheduled to be released in the U.K. ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Forced To Cut Short BIG DAY OUT Set

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE had to cut short their set at the opening date of the Big Day Out festival in Auckland, New Zealand on Friday (Jan. 17) after experiencing technical difficulties. The band reportedly got off to a rocky start almost after their first few notes had been played, with QUEENS proving to ...

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