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Bassist TODD 'SEXY T' STRANGE To Exit CROWBAR Once Again

CROWBAR will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its classic 1998 album, "Odd Fellows Rest", by performing it in its entirety on August 4 at the Southport Hall in the band's hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. The concert will mark the final appearance with CROWBAR of bassist Todd "Sexy T" Strange, who will no longer be ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Ponders Future Of The Electric Guitar: 'Like All Instruments, There's A Time When It Goes Out Of Fashion'

In a recent interview with U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine, METALLICA's Kirk Hammett pondered the future of the guitar in light of the troubles facing iconic brand Gibson, who filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this year. As more popular music has been made with computers, international guitar sales began to decline, creating ...

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ROBERT TRUJILLO Says Other Metal Bands Have Followed METALLICA's Path By Seeking Therapeutic Intervention

Robert Trujillo says that other bands have followed METALLICA's path by request therapeutic intervention when faced with personal turmoil. The San Francisco heavy metal giants' 2004 documentary, "Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster", followed the band through the three most turbulent years of their long career, during which they battled through addiction, lineup changes, fan backlash ...

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JOE SATRIANI On Touring With JOHN PETRUCCI And PHIL COLLEN: 'We Became Three Of The Best Guitar Buddies Ever'

Guitarist Joe Satriani was recently interviewed by Forrest of the Boise, Idaho radio station 96.9 The Eagle. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On inviting DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen to join the "G3" tour: Joe: "I had such a great experience meeting and working with ...

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DEEP PURPLE Members To Read Citation For POLAR MUSIC PRIZE Laureates METALLICA; GHOST, CANDLEMASS Members To Perform

DEEP PURPLE's Ian Paice and Roger Glover will read the citation for METALLICA (pictured) when the San Francisco heavy metal giants are honored with the prestigious Polar Music Prize next month. The ceremony traditionally features Swedish artists performing the Laureates' music, and this year, members of GHOST and CANDLEMASS will play a METALLICA song at ...

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Video: Ex-METALLICA Bassist JASON NEWSTED Performs With CHOPHOUSE BAND At Norton Sculpture Garden In West Palm Beach

Video footage of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted and his THE CHOPHOUSE BAND performing the song "Blackbird" at the Norton Sculpture Garden in West Palm Beach, Florida can be seen below (clip filmed by Michelle Pariseleti). Named after Jason's four recording studio facilities around the U.S. and featuring a fluid roster of players, THE CHOPHOUSE ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE On Expanded Release Of METALLICA's 'No Life 'Til Leather' Demo: 'I Don't Think That's Going To Happen'

Dave Mustaine says that he doesn't think the previously announced expanded version of METALLICA's 1982 demo tape, "No Life 'Til Leather" will ever see the light of day. "No Life 'Til Leather" was released as a limited-edition cassette for Record Store Day in April 2015, available exclusively in independent record stores. It featured artwork copies ...

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GHOST Releases New Song 'Dance Macabre' Via Instagram Stories

Grammy Award-winning rock band GHOST today treated fans to an early listen of track "Dance Macabre" off its forthcoming fourth sacred psalm, "Prequelle". The song is available to stream in its entirety for a limited time exclusively via @thebandghost Instagram Stories. Watch Sister Imperator, Chris Jericho, Kirk Hammett, Charlie Benante, Mike Mckenna, Aleister Black, Jessica ...

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Watch Entire Final Show Of METALLICA's European Tour

Fan-filmed video footage of METALLICA's entire May 11 concert at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland can be seen below. Featured songs: 00:00 The Ecstasy Of Gold 02:00 Hardwired 05:35 Atlas, Rise! 11:45 Seek & Destroy 19:05 The Four Horsemen 24:28 Welcome Home (Sanitarium) 32:00 Now That We're Dead 42:31 Dream No More 49:36 For Whom ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT: 'We're Still Right About NAPSTER'

Earlier this month, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett was interviewed on the "Nyhetsmorgon" program on Sweden's TV4 channel. You can now watch the segment below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he thinks METALLICA's reluctance to make its previous albums available on streaming and digital music services had a negative impact on ...

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METALLICA's ROBERT TRUJILLO, KIRK HAMMETT Perform HASSISEN KONE's 'Rappiolla' In Helsinki (Video)

Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett played a cover version of the the song "Rappiolla", originally written and recorded by the '80s Finnish rock band HASSISEN KONE, during METALLICA's May 11 concert at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. Professionally filmed video footage of their performance can be seen below. "Rappiolla" was part of the fun and ...

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METALLICA Joined By MICHAEL MONROE At Helsinki Concert (Video)

Former HANOI ROCKS singer Michael Monroe joined Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett on stage earlier tonight (Wednesday, May 9) during METALLICA's concert at at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland to perform his solo song "Dead, Jail Or Rock 'N' Roll". Video footage of his appearance can be seen below. The original recording of "Dead, Jail ...

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METALLICA's ROBERT TRUJILLO, KIRK HAMMETT Perform EUROPE's 'The Final Countdown' In Stockholm (Video)

Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett played a cover version of the EUROPE classic "The Final Countdown" during METALLICA's May 5 concert " at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden. Professionally filmed video footage of their performance can be seen below. METALLICA played 21 shows in Europe since early February and has another three dates booked between ...

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METALLICA's ROBERT TRUJILLO, KIRK HAMMETT Perform SPIDER MURPHY GANG's 'Skandal Im Sperrbezirk' In Munich (Video)

Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett played a cover of "Skandal Im Sperrbezirk", a song originally written and recorded by the German band SPIDER MURPHY GANG, during METALLICA's April 26 concert in in Munich. Professionally filmed video footage of their performance can be seen below. METALLICA has played 18 shows in Europe since early February and ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH And KIRK HAMMETT Discuss Their Interest In Science (Video)

During their ongoing European tour, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist Kirk Hammett visited the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN (an acronym for the facility's French name, Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire). Based in Geneva on the Franco-Swiss border, CERN operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world and is ...

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METALLICA Pays Tribute To CELTIC FROST's MARTIN AIN With 'Procreation Of The Wicked' Cover In Geneva (Video)

Bassist Robert Trujillo and guitarist Kirk Hammett paid tribute to late CELTIC FROST bassist Martin Eric Ain during METALLICA's concert earlier tonight (Wednesday, April 11) at Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland. They performed the Swiss extreme metal pioneers' classic song "Procreation Of The Wicked", featured on 1984's "Morbid Tales" album. Trujillo said prior to launching into ...

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METALLICA's ROBERT TRUJILLO, KIRK HAMMETT Perform PETER SCHILLING's 'Major Tom' In Stuttgart (Video)

Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett played a cover of Peter Schilling's "Major Tom" during METALLICA's April 9 concert at Schleyerhalle in Stuttgart, Germany. Professionally filmed video footage of their performance can be seen below. METALLICA played 15 shows in Europe since early February and has another nine dates booked between now and mid-May. METALLICA recently ...

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