SYSTEM OF A DOWN Halt Set After Barrier Collapses

SYSTEM OF A DOWN were forced to halt their Big Day Out performance on Friday in Auckland, New Zealand, when an audience barrier at the front of the stage apparently collapsed. Although no injuries were reported in the incident, organizers temporarily stopped the show two songs into SOAD's set to prevent another tragic event like ...

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METALLICA: 20 New Songs In The Can

METALLICA have completed the basic skeletons of 20 new songs during the most recent songwriting sessions for the group's next album, drummer Lars Ulrich revealed in an interview published in the latest issue of METALLICA fan magazine So What. Ulrich also stated that the much-talked-about collaboration between METALLICA, rapper JA RULE and producer Swizz Beatz—which ...

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DIECAST Added To SLAYER Tour

DIECAST have been added to SLAYER's upcoming God Hates The World North American jaunt (also featuring HATEBREED) at all dates between January 25th and February 14th. DIECAST will be supporting their latest release Day Of Reckoning, which is available on Now Or Never Records. ...

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DOWN Official Album Title Announced!

New Orleans supergroup DOWN, who feature in their ranks PANTERA's Philip Anselmo (vocals), C.O.C.'s Pepper Keenan (guitars), EYEHATEGOD's Jimmy Bower (drums), PANTERA's Rex Brown (bass) and CROWBAR's Kirk Windstein (guitars), have set Down II: Bustle In The Hedgerow as the official title of their sophomore CD, which is due to be issued through Elektra Records ...

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VEX RED To Support ALIEN ANT FARM, Tour UK

Britain's VEX RED will support ALIEN ANT FARM at the latter group's headlining appearance at London's Brixton Academy on February 2nd. This gig will be followed a month later by a nine-date UK jaunt that is also likely to include HALO in the support slot. The confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 02 - Brixton ...

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Rayna Quits COAL CHAMBER, Nadja Steps Back In

Bassist Rayna Foss-Rose has left COAL CHAMBER to focus on motherhood and has been replaced by Nadja Puelen, who toured with the band during Foss-Rose's maternity leave. Foss-Rose gave birth to Kayla in October 1999 and has decided to devote more time to her family (husband, SEVENDUST drummer Morgan Rose, and their 2-year-old daughter). "This ...

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OVERKILL Frontman Speaks Out

OVERKILL frontman Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth has posted the following update on the band's activities via the group's official web site at www.wreckingcrew.com: “Well, seems like a long time sine I've written/updated you guys...it has. The truth of the matter is 'no rest for the weary', had a bunch of shit in the ...

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