METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Helps Out California Parks

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield recently purchased a large plot of land in San Rafael, California, and he has donated 438 acres to the Marin County Department of Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services, according to MTV.com. Marin County will never exercise development rights on the land, according to Ron Miska, Assistant General Manager for the ...

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BILLY MORRISON: 'I Am Not In JANE'S ADDICTION'

Former THE CULT bassist Billy Morrison has denied rumors that he has joined JANE'S ADDICTION as the group's new touring bassist and has vowed to focus all his time and energy on launching a brand new project with PITCHSHIFTER frontman J.S. Clayden, tentatively dubbed DOHENY. The rumors of Morrison joining JANE'S began circulating after a ...

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IRON SAVIOR Postpone German Gigs Due To Drummer's Injury

German power metallers IRON SAVIOR were forced to postpone their previously-announced Mega-Metal-Party shows in September after it was determined that drummer Thomas Nack would require a longer-than-expected recovery period due to a recent hand injury. The new dates are as follows: Nov. 08 – Krefeld, GER @ Kulturfabrik Nov. 22 – Hamburg, GER @ Grünspan ...

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AKERCOCKE Commence Work On 'Choronzon'

The UK Satanic black/death metal band AKERCOCKE are hard at work on their third full-length album, entitled Choronzon, for an early 2003 release. Among the tracks set to appear on the CD are the following: 01. Praise The Name Of Satan! 02. Becoming The Adversary 03. Leviathan 04. Bathykolpian Avatar 05. Scapegoat 06. Enraptured By ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL: Live CD/DVD Track Listing Revealed

German axe hero AXEL RUDI PELL has revealed the track listing for his upcoming double CD and DVD—entitled Knights Live and Knight Treasures (Live and More), respectively—which were recently mixed with engineer Charlie Bauerfeind at HELLOWEEN singer Andy Deris' studio Mi Sueno in Tenerife, Spain. The songs set to be included on the CD are ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Bassist To Guest On RICK RENSTROM's Solo CD

PRIMAL FEAR bassist and SINNER frontman Mat Sinner will lay down lead vocals on a track called "Calling on Vengeance" for US guitarist Rick Renstrom's forthcoming album, Until The Bitter End. Sinner will also play bass on an additional three songs on the album, which is due at the end of the year through Mascot ...

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THE CULT: More West Coast Dates Announced

THE CULT have added a couple of more dates to their upcoming west coast mini-tour, which kicks off in mid-October. So far, the following shows have been confirmed: Oct. 15 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore Oct. 16 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at The Hard Rock Oct. 18 - Ventura, CA ...

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