METALLICA Mixing "Rock And Roll With Hip-Hop Soul" On JA RULE Track

METALLICA's controversial collaboration with rapper JA RULE and producer Swizz Beatz in the form of a song called "We Did It Again", taken from the Swizz Beatz compilation album G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories, has had its release date pushed back to August, according to a brand new MTV.com report. Due to be issued through Dreamworks Records, the ...

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HEARSE Ink Deal With Hammerheart Records

Sweden's HEARSE, consisting of former ARCH ENEMY/current NONEXIST frontman Johan Liiva (vocals/bass), Max Thornell (drums), and Mattias Ljung (guitars), have inked a deal with Hammerheart Records and will shortly be issuing a 7” single as a taster for a forthcoming debut album, due in the fall. Johan and Max had previously played together from 1990 ...

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GLENN HUGHES Makes Guest Appearance On THE ALCHEMIST's "Westside"

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes makes an appearance on a new release by a band called THE ALCHEMIST, entitled Westside, which is due to be issued via the LedSled label on May 21st. According to an official press release from LedSled, “THE ALCHEMIST is the brainchild of composer/ producer/multi-instrumentalist Carl Kennedy, who most ...

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Former LED ZEPPELIN Frontman To Issue "Head First" In July

Former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant will release his first solo album since 1993, entitled Head First, on July 16th. Self-produced, the effort will include covers of the JIMI HENDRIX classic "Hey Joe" and TIM HARDIN's "Morning Dew". The latter marks the second time Plant has covered a HARDIN track— on his 1993 release Fate ...

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SILVERCHAIR's "Diorama" Certified Gold In Australia

SILVERCHAIR's latest studio effort, entitled Diorama has sold more than 50,000 copies in Australia in its first week of release and has been certified gold in that territory. The disc has also reportedly attracted the most critical acclaim of the band's career, with media outlets from The Daily Telegraph and The Herald Sun to Kerrang! ...

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DIM MAK Ink European Licensing Deal With Mighty Music

New Jersey's DIM MAK, featuring former RIPPING CORPSE members Scott Ruth (vocals), Shaune Kelley (guitars), and Brandon Thomas (drums), have signed a European licensing deal with Denmark's Mighty Music. The European version of the band's upcoming album, entitled Intercepting Fist, will be released with one bonus track and completely different front cover and layout to ...

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