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JASON NEWSTED: JAMES HETFIELD Is A Changed Man

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted stopped by the New York City headquarters of Hard Attack, the nation's first 24-hour metal radio station on Sirius Satellite Radio, yesterday (Tuesday, April 16th) and spoke at length on topics ranging from his recent dinner meeting with METALLICA frontman James Hetfield to his feelings on the break-up of MEGADETH ...

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DOWN's KIRK WINDSTEIN: PANTERA Will Do Another Record

DOWN guitarist/CROWBAR frontman Kirk Windstein recently told Australia's Undercover News that believes that, contrary to recent rumors, PANTERA will regroup and make another album in the not-too-distant future. “I am pretty sure they are going to do another record,” Kirk is quoted as saying. “I know there has been a lot [of rumors] in the ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT: DAVE ELLEFSON Is Not Our New Bass Player

Contrary to recent rumors, former MEGADETH bassist Dave Ellefson has not been selected to replace Jason Newsted in METALLICA, according to METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett, who made a brief appearance in the members-only chat room of the band's official web site on Friday, April 5th. Hammett reportedly offered no further information about Newsted's possible replacement ...

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DOWN Debut At #44 On Billboard Pop Album Chart

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), sold 31,430 copies of Down II in its first week of release, landing the album at position #44 on the Billboard Pop Album chart. ...

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DOWN Add Hometown Show To Upcoming Itinerary

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 added a hometown show to their upcoming itinerary. DOWN is now scheduled to perform at the House of Blues in New Orleans, Louisiana on ...

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VANDERHOOF To Issue Sophomore Effort In Spring

METAL CHURCH guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof will issue his second solo album (under the VANDERHOOF banner), entitled A Blur In Time, through Germany's SPV/Steamhammer Records in the spring. Included on the CD are appearances by METAL CHURCH drummer Kirk Arrington (who also played on the group's 2000 self-titled debut) as well as new singer Drew Hart ...

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Down II - DOWN

As the follow-up to one of the most impressive debuts of the last decade (1995's Nola), Down II was perhaps destined to be a letdown, especially with the expectations running so high seven years after the release of its predecessor. Whereas Nola was an inspired, focused effort that crushed everything in its path with the ...

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SWARM Frontman's Birthday Party Brings Out The Stars

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett and PRIMUS mainman Les Claypool were among the guests at the huge birthday bash thrown in honor of SWARM frontman Mark Osegueda (ex-DEATH ANGEL) on Saturday night, February 9th at the Parkside Café in San Francisco. According to reports, nearly a thousand people showed up at the event, which culminated in ...

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DOWN New Song Samples Online!

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 posted samples of three tracks from their forthcoming Down II CDdue on March 26th through Elektra Recordsat this location. The tracks available ...

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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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DOWN Set Sophomore Album Title, Plan Live Appearances

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 reportedly set Down II: Bustle In The Hedgerow as the title of their forthcoming sophomore effort, which is due to be issued through Elektra ...

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DOWN Complete Mastering Of Sophomore CD

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), reportedly mastered their as-yet-untitled sophomore effort at New York City's Sterling Sound facility last week and were back at the studio yesterday for some last-minute ...

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DOWN To Issue Sophomore CD On March 26th

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 March 26th as the US release date for their as-yet-untitled sophomore effort through Elektra Records. The follow-up to 1995's Nola was produced by ...

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DOWN To Master Sophomore CD For March Release

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 completed work on their sophomore full-length CD for Elektra Records and are due to master the effort at New York City's Sterling Sound facility ...

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Archive News Dec 05, 2001

METALLICA are taking a break for the holidays, but will return to the studio in January with a view towards releasing a new studio album next fall, according to statements attributed to the band's management and their publicist by MTV.com. While frontman James Hetfield spent time in rehab for alcoholism and “other ...

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Archive News Oct 29, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 have parted ways with bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish, according to informed sources. Although the exact reasons for the pair's departure have not yet been revealed, the duo were recently seen moving their gear out of the band's rehearsal studio and were reported to have been jamming with ...

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Archive News Oct 24, 2001

Due to a technical problem at the server side (completely out of our control), we were unable to post any updates to these pages during the last two days. Although the problem appears to have been resolved, there is no guarantee that this sort of thing will not happen again in the ...

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