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METALLICA To Be Spotlighted On MTV's 'mtvICON'

METALLICA's 20-year career will be spotlighted on MTV's annual music tribute, "mtvICON", to premiere Tuesday, May 6 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT). The show will be taped before a live audience in Los Angeles on May 3, featuring performances and testimonials from artists and celebrities who have been influenced by the band, their videos and music. ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Bassist Sues Security Company

SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian has sued a Grand Rapids, Michigan security company, claiming assault, ethnic intimidation and humiliation by guards who threw him out of his own concert at Van Andel Arena, according to The Grand Rapids Press. Odadjian left the stage to join two female guests in the audience when his ...

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LED ZEPPELIN: The Mother Lode Of Live Recordings On The Way

Atlantic Records has announced the forthcoming release of the mother lode of LED ZEPPELIN live recordings. Slated for a simultaneous May 27 release are "Led Zeppelin DVD", a two-disc set, and "How The West Was Won", a three-CD set. Long sought-after by ZEPPELIN devotees and collectors, this marks the first-ever official release of these rare ...

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METALLICA: New Video Posted Online

A new METALLICA video has been posted to the "Jump In The Studio" section of the band's official web site, featuring the newly-augmented lineup talking about Robert Trujillo's addition to the group and footage of the band performing "Hit The Lights" live at their rehearsal studio. Check it out here (requires registration). ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Duo To Produce ALIEN ANT FARM

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS bassist Robert DeLeo and guitarist Dean DeLeo have signed on to produce the new ALIEN ANT FARM album in Los Angeles. They have begun pre-production with the band and will start tracking in a few weeks. The follow-up to 2001's "ANThology" is due later in the year through New Noize/DreamWorks Records. ...

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THIN LIZZY Confirm Touring Lineup

THIN LIZZY mainstays John Sykes (guitar/vocals) and Scott Gorham (guitar) have recruited drummer Michael Lee and bassist Guy Pratt to join them on their upcoming tour, which is scheduled to kick off this spring. Lee has played drums with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant as well as THE CULT and LITTLE ANGELS, while Pratt is ...

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METALLICA: New Song Clip Available For Download

METALLICA have posted a new video to the "Jump In The Studio" section of their official web site, featuring footage recorded last November during bassist Robert Trujillo's first audition with the band. Also included is a snippet of a new song without vocals. To download a 23-second clip of new METALLICA, click here ...

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VOIVOD's AWAY: Why We Decided To Reform The Band

In a recent interview with Germany's Voices From The Darkside, VOIVOD drummer and founding member Michel Langevin (a.k.a. Away) revealed the circumstances that led to the departure of previous bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest and the return to the group of original singer Denis Belanger (a.k.a. Snake). "[Eric] didn't leave the band actually," Away explained. "In early ...

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JASON NEWSTED To Audition For OZZY OSBOURNE!

In what has the potential to turn into a bizarre game of musical chairs, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted is set to audition for the slot in OZZY OSBOURNE's band left vacant by the recent departure of current METALLICA four-stringer Robert Trujillo, a spokesperson for Newsted has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Jason, who is already confirmed to ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES's MUIR Is Thrilled For Former Bandmate TRUJILLO

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES frontman Mike Muir is absolutely thrilled for former bandmate Robert Trujillo, who has just landed the bassist gig in METALLICA. "Congratulations Robert!" Muir writes on the band's official web site. "From the all of us, a quick congratulations to Robert Trujillo for getting the bass player gig in METALLICA. We're sure he'll be ...

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It's Official: ROBERT TRUJILLO Joins METALLICA!

As first predicted here last week, METALLICA have officially announced the addition of bassist Robert Trujillo to the group's ranks. Trujillo, a former member of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and OZZY OSBOURNE, fills the slot left vacant by the departure of Jason Newsted. "We've all known, and have been huge fans of Rob since ...

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ROBERT TRUJILLO To Join METALLICA?

According to a Sony Records Germany newsletter, OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Robert Trujillo is the top candidate to fill the slot in METALLICA left vacant by the departure of Jason Newsted. Although presently unconfirmed, this report appears to have been given more credence after it was published on the official web site of the top German ...

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MACHINE HEAD: In A 'Cover' Mood

MACHINE HEAD have announced plans to record three cover songs as selected by the members of the group's official forum at www.machinehead1.com. According to MH mainman Robert Flynn, "We have decided that we are going to record three cover songs of [the forum members'] choice, and then post them on 'The MH1 Board', ...

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GARDENIAN Announce New Lineup, Begin Work On Fourth Album

Sweden's GARDENIAN have resurfaced after a lengthy, self-imposed hiatus and have announced details of a new lineup and album. Joining guitarist Niklas Engelin and drummer Thim Blom in the group's latest incarnation are TIME REQUIEM singer Apollo Papathanasio and former GOOSEFLESH bassist Robert Hakemo. Kriss Albertsson, who previously played bass in the group, remains a ...

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British Man Legally Changes Name To OZZY OSBOURNE

A British Ozzy Osbourne fan named Robert Jacques legally changed his name to that of his idol in order to thank the BLACK SABBATH frontman for "saving his life," according to London's Daily Star. After a motorcycle accident left the 35-year-old in a coma, his mom sat by his bedside with a boom box blaring ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Sign With SPV/STEAMHAMMER RECORDS

The classic LIFE OF AGONY lineup of Keith Caputo (vocals), Alan Robert (bass), Joey Z (guitar) and Sal Abruscato (drums) have signed a deal with Germany's SPV/Steamhammer Records for the release of their upcoming double live CD and DVD, tentatively due later in the year. The as-yet-untitled effort, which was recorded at the group's reunion ...

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METALLICA Address Bassist Rumors, Upcoming CD

On Wednesday (Feb. 5) after announcing the Summer Sanitarium 2003 Tour, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich was asked about the vacant bassist position in the group and rumors of ex-MARILYN MANSON member Twiggy Ramirez or OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Robert Trujillo joining. "It's not our job to... I hate to confirm or deny horseshit that they say," ...

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AC/DC Looking Ahead To New LP, Live Shows

AC/DC will fulfill their contract by delivering their next studio set to Elektra, after which the veteran rock act will make their subsequent two albums for Epic, guitarist Malcolm Young told Billboard.com. This spring, the band will begin work on their final Elektra album. The band haven't yet decided on a producer for the CD, ...

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MACHINE HEAD's ROBERT FLYNN: New Songs Are 'Heavy As Shit'!

MACHINE HEAD's forthcoming studio album will be "heavy as shit" but will not mark a return to the ultra-aggressive sounds of the band's classic debut, 1994's "Burn My Eyes", according to frontman Robert Flynn. "We're not writin' 'Burn My Eyes' part two, even though there's a small yet very vocal part of our fan base ...

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CHEVELLE Rumored For OZZFEST 2003 Main Stage

CHEVELLE are strongly rumored to have tentatively secured a slot on the main stage at this year's Ozzfest. CHEVELLE performed on the second stage at last year's Ozzfest, and this year the band has more ammunition with the Modern Rock hit "The Red", which is at Number Five on the industry publication Radio & Records' ...

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Ex-STRYPER Bassist: God Is Good!

Former STRYPER bassist Tim Gaines has posted the following update via his official web site: "This really has been an exciting month for us and a wonderful beginning to a new year 2003. On New Years morning, my wife took me to the airport and there I met [ex-STRYPER guitarist] Oz [Fox]. We departed for ...

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MACHINE HEAD: Tales Of Death And Depression

MACHINE HEAD's forthcoming, as-yet-untitled effort will include a track tentatively titled "Descend The Shades Of Night", which frontman Robert Flynn says is "about dying. It kinda chronicles all these crazy dreams I've been having lately about dying, and death itself. It doesn't really sound like anything we've done before, but If I had to compare ...

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CADILLAC Sales Soar with LED ZEPPELIN

Since Cadillac hooked up with LED ZEPPELIN early last year as part of a marketing campaign called "Break Through", the sales of Cadillac cars rose 16 percent, according to Cadillac advertising director Kim Kosak. In addition, prior to kicking off its ZEPPELIN-backed ad campaign at the 2002 Superbowl, Cadillac ranked third in advertising recall among ...

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AEROSMITH To Pay Tribute To The Blues At Special NY Gig

AEROSMITH will team up with other music biz stars and legends B.B. King, Robert Cray, Bonnie Raitt, Lyle Lovett, Aaron Neville, Macy Gray, and Buddy Guy for a special performance at New York's famous Radio City Music Hall on Friday, Feb. 7. This once-in-a-lifetime lineup of music greats will benefit the Blues Music Foundation — ...

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