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SLIPKNOT Confirmed For Brazil's ROCK IN RIO Festival

SLIPKNOT has been confirmed for next year's edition of the Rock In Rio festival, set to take place at the end of September – beginning of October 2011 in "The City Of Rock" in the Olympic Park, in Barra da Tijuca/Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The band will perform on the "heavy metal day" of the ...

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JACKYL Drummer Interviewed On 'Rockin' Metal Revival' (Audio)

JACKYL drummer Chris Worley was interviewed for the latest edition of "Rockin' Metal Revival". You can now stream the entire three-hour program in three parts below. JACKYL is ending 2010 with a bang by collaborating with Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame legend Darryl "DMC" Matthews McDaniels from RUN DMC on the single "Just Like ...

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LAZARUS A.D.: New Album Details Revealed

Midwest thrashers LAZARUS A.D. have set "Black Rivers Flow" as the title of their second full-length album, due on February 1, 2011 via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded in July and August 2010 at Belle City Sound with Chris Wisco and was mixed and mastered by James Murphy at Safehouse Production. "Black Rivers ...

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Cleveland Metal Community Unites For Holiday Food Drive

WJCU 88.7 FM and Auburn Records will host a food drive for the Cleveland Foodbank on Saturday, December 11 at the Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, Ohio. Fans attending the Iron Ingo Cleveland Indoor Air festival are encouraged to bring canned or non-perishable foods to the Beachland to help those in need this holiday season. A ...

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JAMES HETFIELD Says METALLICA Shows Are More 'Family-Friendly' Since He Became A Dad

According to The Pulse Of Radio, METALLICA frontman James Hetfield admitted in a recent interview that the band's shows have become more family-friendly since he became a dad. Speaking with Australia's "The 7PM Project", Hetfield said he's even stopped singing the band's obscenity-filled cover of the ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE's "So What" because he doesn't want his ...

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Neon Nights: 30 Years of Heaven & Hell - HEAVEN & HELL

It has been thirty years since the release of BLACK SABBATH's landmark album "Heaven and Hell", the first with vocalist Ronnie James Dio (RAINBOW, ELF, DIO) and a turning point in both the band's career and the direction that heavy metal would take in the '80s. The equally brilliant, heavier/darker "Mob Rules" complete a pair ...

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Dio At Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987 - DIO

Another in what is sure to be a long line of posthumous recordings from the storied career of Ronnie James Dio, "Dio At Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987" is a terrific performance document from DIO's performances at the Monsters of Rock festivals. Nothing shabby or thrown-together here, the two-disc set exudes all the power ...

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VINNY APPICE, CARLOS CAVAZO, RUDY SARZO, MARK SLAUGHTER Perform At Nashville Benefit Concert

Video footage of Vinny Appice (drums; DIO, BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL), Carlos Cavazo (guitar; QUIET RIOT, RATT), Rudy Sarzo (bass; QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE, OZZY OSBOURNE, DIO) and Mark Slaughter (vocals; SLAUGHTER) performing a cover version of the DIO classic "The Last In Line" on Sunday, December 5 at a Nashville, Tennessee "holiday benefit" to ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS' 'Tap House' Rocks Akron

Powerhouse American vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens' (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) joined forces with restaurateur Randy Arehart to re-launch the Tap House on Waterloo Road in Akron, Ohio on October 16 to become a "rockin' sports eatery" named Ripper Owens Tap House. Guests such as Wendy Dio, Simon Wright and Don Jamieson ...

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CONTROL DENIED Frontman Issues Update On Long-Awaited Second Album

The family of late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED mastermind Chuck Schuldiner is moving ahead with plans to complete and eventually release the long-awaited second CONTROL DENIED album. Chuck — who passed away in December 2001 after a battle with pontine glioma, a rare type of brain tumor — began work on the CD, tentatively titled "When Machine ...

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GHOST's 'Opus Eponymous' To Receive U.S. Release In January

Bizarre Swedish black metal buzz band GHOST will dispense its debut directive, "Opus Eponymous", in North America on January 18, 2011 via Rise Above Records. The release of the album will assist the abhorrent agents in spreading their "unholy gospel" and "tricking mankind into believing the end is ultimately a good thing via the ever ...

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Swedish 'Idol' Contestant Performs METALLICA's 'Enter Sandman' (Video)

Jay Smith, a contestant in the 2010 season of "Idol", Sweden's annual reality show and singing competition, performed a cover version of the METALLICA classic "Enter Sandman" during tonight's (Friday, December 3) episode. You can now watch his rendition below. "Enter Sandman" was featured as the opening track and lead single from METALLICA's eponymous 1991 ...

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VINNY APPICE Interviewed On CHOM-FM's 'The Metal File' (Audio)

Legendary drummer Vinny Appice (HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, DIO) was interviewed for on the latest edition of "The Metal File" podcast from Montreal's CHOM-FM. You can stream the show using the audio player below. Appice told "Metal Shop"'s Ralph Cartel in a recent new interview that he has launched a brand new project, tentatively ...

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Last Song RONNIE JAMES DIO Worked On To See Light Of Day

A new song which legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, DIO) nearly completed before his death will be released next year, according to former DIO member Craig Goldy. The guitarist tells U.K.'s Classic Rock magazine, "We were working on tracks for a new DIO album just before Ronnie ...

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RAINBOW: 'Down To Earth' Deluxe Edition Due In January

As one of the cornerstones of British rock, RAINBOW — led by the never-predictable but ever-astonishing guitarist Ritchie Blackmore — became synonymous with some of the most well regarded and popular charting rock songs of the Seventies and Eighties. From the mystic and quasi-religious "Stargazer" and "Man On A Silver Mountain" to the solid gold ...

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'The Eric Carr Story' Book Now Available

Greg Prato, the author of such books as "Grunge Is Dead: The Oral History Of Seattle Rock Music", "Touched By Magic: The Tommy Bolin Story" and "A Devil On One Shoulder And An Angel On The Other: The Story Of Shannon Hoon And Blind Melon", has a new title that is now available for purchase. ...

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Former DREAM THEATER Drummer Schedules Las Vegas In-Store

Former DREAM THEATER and current AVENGED SEVENFOLD touring drummer Mike Portnoy will take part in a signing session at Sam Ash in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, December 12 at 4:00 p.m. Sam Ash 2747 S. Maryland Pkwy Las Vegas, NV 89109 Phone: 702-734-0007 Drum-cam footage of Portnoy performing the songs "Almost Easy" and "Welcome ...

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