METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT: DAVE ELLEFSON Is Not Our New Bass Player

Contrary to recent rumors, former MEGADETH bassist Dave Ellefson has not been selected to replace Jason Newsted in METALLICA, according to METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett, who made a brief appearance in the members-only chat room of the band's official web site on Friday, April 5th. Hammett reportedly offered no further information about Newsted's possible replacement ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist Rejoins SAVATAGE

SAVATAGE have fired recently-recruited guitarist Jack Frost and have replaced him with returning axeman Al Pitrelli (ex-MEGADETH), according to a report posted at Brave Words. “[The SAVATAGE] guys lied to me,” Frost said. “You can't lie to the fans. “I loved playing in that band. I thought they were friends. We toured together, ...

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ILL NINO Frontman Makes Appearance On New SOULFLY CD

ILL NINO frontman Cristian Machado has recorded guest vocals for a track called "One", which is due to appear on the forthcoming SOULFLY full-length CD, entitled III. One of the last cuts completed for the much-anticipated effort, the song features Machado's predominantly melodic singing voice mixed in with SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera's more aggressive delivery ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD To Guest On GOV'T MULE Track

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield and PRIMUS bassist Les Claypool make guest appearances on GOV'T MULE's track "Drivin' Rain", which is set to be included on the forthcoming NASCAR-sponsored compilation, entitled Crank It Up, which will be released through MCA Records on May 21st. Hetfield, a longtime fan of GOV'T MULE who had previously interviewed the ...

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DISTURBED: "Believe" Track Listing Unveiled

DISTURBED are currently ensconced at Groovemaster Studios in Chicago with producer Johnny K (who also produced DISTURBED's multi-platinum debut, 2000's Sickness) laying down tracks for their sophomore effort, Believe, due out in the fall. “We're just going according to the old adage, if it ain't broke, don't fix it,” frontman David Draiman told Rolling Stone ...

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SATYRICON Finalize New Album Title, Release Date

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have set Vulcano as the title of their much-anticipated new studio effort, which is tentatively scheduled for a September 2nd release through Capitol Records in Scandinavia and Nuclear Blast Records in other parts of the world. ...

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