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METALLICA, LOU REED Reportedly Tap Famed Photographer ANTON CORBIJN For Album Cover

METALLICA and legendary singer and former VELVET UNDERGROUND frontman Lou Reed have reportedly tapped Dutch photographer, music video and film director Anton Corbijn to take a picture for the cover of their upcoming collaborative album. According to the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, Corbijn and Reed were seen hanging around with METALLICA over the weekend in Gothenburg, ...

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ANTHRAX Drummer Checks In From 'Big Four' Tour

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante has checked in with the following update: "The last three days have been done with only a few hours of sleep and jet lag. I was running on fumes... "Joey [Belladonna, vocals] and I get picked up at 12:15 to go to the listening session [for the new ANTHRAX album, 'Worship ...

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VINNIE VINCENT Says He Plans To Re-Record 'All Systems Go' Album

Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent has issued the following update: "I am [releasing] this factual account of events pertaining to [Vinnie's post-KISS band VINNIE VINCENT INVASION] in order to correct Wikipedia's false rendition. "After quitting KISS following the 'Lick It Up' tour, Vinnie Vincent recorded and produced a demo containing the songs 'Boyz Are Gonna ...

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SABATON Supports IRON MAIDEN In Gothenburg; Video Available

Swedish metallers SABATON were the main support for IRON MAIDEN yesterday (Friday, July 1) at Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg Sweden. Commented SABATON: "The show [took place] in the biggest open-air arena in Sweden, thus making it the biggest show in SABATON history... so far." Video footage of the SABATON concert can be seen below. SABATON ...

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ORIGIN: New Video Interview With PAUL RYAN

Char Tupper of MetalTitans conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Paul Ryan of American technical death metal innovators ORIGIN on June 25 at the Rickshaw Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. You can now watch the chat below. In other news, the July 3 show of the ORIGIN, HATE ETERNAL, VITAL REMAINS and ABYSMAL ...

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ROBERT PLANT's 'Blue Note' To Receive DVD Release

Robert Plant's journey through the territories that have most acutely informed and inspired his music is perhaps one of the most multi-faceted of any artist from his generation. In a remarkable career that has spanned five decades, Plant has travelled from gold-maned god of hard rock to balladeering country troubadour, a process of reinvention guided ...

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ROBERT PLANT To Receive Montreal International Jazz Festival's 'Spirit' Award

According to MontrealGazette.com, legendary LED ZEPPPELIN singer Robert Plant will be honored with the Montreal International Jazz Festival's Spirit award during his June 24 concert at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier of Place des Arts in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The award, launched in 2006, recognizes "a popular artist's extraordinary contribution to the musical world." The prize ...

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Rockaholic - WARRANT

The WARRANT of "I Saw Red", "Cherry Pie", and "Heaven" this is not, thankfully. Oh sure, the threads of "Rockaholic" run all the way back to the 80s hair/pop metal material, some of which was quite respectable (e.g. "Uncle Tom's Cabin"). The band released some solid material since those golden years ("Ultraphobic" if memory serves), ...

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METALLICA Drummer On LOU REED Collaboration: 'I Don't Think We've Ever Felt This Free'

David Fricke of RollingStone.com spoke to METALLICA and legendary rocker Lou Reed about their new collaborative studio album. The as-yet-untitled CD features 10 songs composed by Reed with significant arrangement contributions by METALLICA and is described by Fricke as "a raging union of [Reed's] 1973 noir classic, 'Berlin', and METALLICA's '86 crusher, 'Master ...

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Inside TOMMY LEE's '360' Drum Roller Coaster (Video)

Newly released video footage of MTLEY CRE drummer Tommy Lee's new "360" drum roller coaster including interview clips with Lee and CRE bassist Nikki Sixx can be seen below. During the band's current tour, Lee is being launched into multiple loops while continuing to perform. "This idea came about from when I was a kid ...

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MTLEY CRE's NIKKI SIXX Interviewed In Dallas (Video)

Texas radio station 97.1 The Eagle conducted an interview with MTLEY CRE bassist Nikki Sixx prior to the band's June 7 concert at Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas with POISON and NEW YORK DOLLS. You can now watch the chat below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Wild Side 02. Saints of Los Angeles ...

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TESTAMENT: First Four Albums To Be Re-Released On Deluxe Limited-Edition180-Gram Vinyl

Back On Black, which specializes in vinyl editions of classic metal albums and is dedicated to providing top-quality releases for record collectors and metal fans worldwide, will re-release TESTAMENT's first four albums "The Legacy", "The New Order", "Practice What You Preach" and "Souls Of Black" on June 27 on deluxe limited-edition180-gram vinyl: * "The Legacy" ...

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LED ZEPPELIN App Makes 'Live Dreams' A Reality

One of rock's most seminal live bands can now be seen in a completely new way, anywhere, anytime on the iPhone. Based on the award-winning photography book, Led Zeppelin: Live Dreams is now an app with interactive features and additional materials that could only be presented in an app. It is currently made available by ...

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WARRANT Interviewed On AZUL TV (Video)

Azul TV conducted an interview with WARRANT singer Robert Mason and guitarist Erik Turner when the band played at Hard Rock Seminole in Tampa, Florida on April 22, 2011. You can now watch the chat below. WARRANT's new album, "Rockaholic", was released in North America on May 17 via Frontiers Records. At the helm of ...

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