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TANK To Enter Studio In November

British power metal mercenaries TANK are currently writing and rehearsing material for the follow-up to their successful 2012 album, "War Nation". The band is scheduled to enter the studio in November to begin recording the new CD for a tentative early February release. The new album's arrival will coincide with TANK's performance on the 2015 ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE To JAMES HETFIELD: 'We Changed The World, Brother!'

James Hetfield turned 51 years old on Sunday (August 3). The METALLICA singer/guitarist's former bandmate Dave Mustaine took to Twitter to wish James a happy birthhday, calling Hetfield "my first real guitar partner" and adding, "We changed the world, brother!" Born in 1963 in Downey, California, James was the son of a truck driver named ...

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METALLICA Wants You To Share Your Memories And Snapshots From 'Master Of Puppets' Tour

METALLICA's official web site has been updated with the following message: "Earlier this year we were contacted by author and major METALLICA fan Matt Taylor, who wrote the critically acclaimed, award-winning and much-respected account of Steven Spielberg's escapades as he was making his ground-breaking film 'Jaws' on the island of Martha's Vineyard in 1974. Matt ...

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CLIFF BURTON's Pre-METALLICA Band TRAUMA Inks Deal With PURE STEEL RECORDS

Late bassist Cliff Burton's resurrected pre-METALLICA band TRAUMAhas inked a worldwide deal with Pure Steel Records. The group's recently completed new 10-song album will be released later in the year. Current TRAUMA lineup: * Donny Hillier (ex-BLACK SUNDAY DREAM) - Vocals * Kurt Fry (ex-HEIST, ex-MECHANIZM) - Guitar * Kris Gustofson (ex-ST. ELMOS FIRE, ex-MECHANIZM, ...

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DEEP PURPLE Working On New Music

Legendary rockers DEEP PURPLE are writing material for their 20th studio album, tentatively due in 2014. The band's lead singer, Ian Gillan, tells Zeitung: "The whole band is [in Portugal]. We have a studio in the Algarve where we're working on new songs. "In the evening we take a sip of good red ...

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'Rockers Against Trafficking' Benefit Concert Featuring STP, MEGADETH, Ex-SLAYER Members Raises Over $10,000

Veteran photographer Kevin Estrada's Rockers Against Trafficking benefit to help raise awareness of human trafficking on April 11 at Paladino's in Tarzana, California was an amazing success. All of the proceeds from the show will be used to rebuild the lives of these young victims with housing, medical assistance, legal aid, and job placement, and ...

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AC/DC 'Insiders' Refute Retirement Rumors

According to Billboard.com, AC/DC "insiders" have shot down as false the rumor that the band is on the verge of announcing its retirement due to one member's — presumably guitarist Malcolm Young's — serious illness. The source of the original retirement rumor was an e-mail sent to Perth radio station 6PR from an ...

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THE PRETTY RECKLESS' 'Going To Hell' Cracks U.S. Top 5

"Going To Hell", the second album from THE PRETTY RECKLESS, the band led by actress-turned-singer Taylor Momsen, sold 35,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 5 on The Billboard 200 chart. The record arrived in stores on March 18 via Razor & Tie. "Going To ...

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