METALLICA: Best Dressed Chicken In Town?

METALLICA's official web site, www.metallica.com, released a new 15-minute video (dated August 13th & 15th) which includes footage from frontman James Hetfield's birthday surprise on August 6th and features several newsworthy tidbits, including the tongue-in-cheek possible album titles of Floods of Vomit, Surfing the Zeitgeist, Butchered, Sarcasm with Meaning, Not/Ain't Askared No ...

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NOSTRADAMEUS Push Back Release Date For New CD

Swedish melodic metallers NOSTRADAMEUS will mix their third, as-yet-untitled full-length album at Gothenburg, Sweden's Studio Fredman with producer Fredrik Nordström beginning on September 2nd. Says frontman Freddy Persson: "We think that [Fredrik's] sound will fit perfect for the new, a bit rougher songs. The mix will start on the 2nd of September and last for ...

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GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA Contemplates Acting Gigs

GODSMACK singer Sully Erna recently signed on with talent agency William Morris and is currently reading a number of film scripts in hopes of hitting the silver screen, according to his manager, Paul Geary. "They'd like him to read for these parts but there's nothing we think he's right for yet,'' Geary told Boston Herald. ...

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ILL NINO Line Up UK Tour

ILL NINO have lined up a UK tour during September/October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 27 - Glasgow, UK @ Garage Sep. 28 - Leeds, UK @ Cockpit Sep. 29 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City Oct. 01 - Wolverhampton, UK @ Wulfrun Hall Oct. 02 - Bristol, UK @ Academy Oct. 03 - ...

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ENGINE Cancel BLACKBIRD Appearance

ENGINE, featuring vocalist Ray Alder (FATES WARNING), bassist Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT), guitarist Bernie Versailles (AGENT STEEL) and drummer Pete Parada (FACE TO FACE), have been forced to cancel their appearance at the Blackbird Rock Festival on Labor Day weekend due to an unspecified "scheduling conflict." ...

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TROUBLE Bassist Joins PLACE OF SKULLS

TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner is the latest addition to the ranks of Knoxville, Tennessee's PLACE OF SKULLS, according to the group's official web site. "After a very sucessful rehearsal/audition last weekend in Tennessee, none other than ex-TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner has become the newest member in PLACE OF SKULLS," reads the message on the site. ...

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WEEZER To Open For GUNS N' ROSES In London

WEEZER will open for GUNS N' ROSES at the London Arena on Monday, August 26th. The two bands shared a stage at the Summer Sonic Festival in Tokyo last week, at which Axl Rose watched Rivers Cuomo and company's show from the side of the stage. ...

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