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METALLICA's ROBERT TRUJILLO And KIRK HAMMETT: New 'Doodle' Videos Available

METALLICA has uploaded several videos spotlighting the so-called "doodles" from the band's recent shows in Tartu, Estonia; Copenhagen, Denmark; Hämeenlinna, Finland; Trondheim, Norway; and Moscow, Russia. Check them out below. "Doodle" is the fun and unusual feature METALLICA added to its shows on the band's last few tours: at each stop, guitarist Kirk Hammett and ...

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DAVID HASSELHOFF's New Album To Include Collaborations With AL JOURGENSEN, TRACII GUNS And STEVE STEVENS

MINISTRY frontman Al Jourgensen, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns and BILLY IDOL axeman Steve Stevens are among the guest musicians who appear on "Open Your Eyes", the new album from David Hasselhoff. Due on September 27, the disc includes 67-year-old "Baywatch" and "Knight Rider" star's collaboration with Jourgensen on a cover of Neil Diamond's "Sweet ...

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Obscura - ERADIKATOR

Slowing down is always a risky business. For the uninitiated, ERADIKATOR are one of the UK's best and most respected contemporary thrash metal bands. With two excellent albums under their collective cummerbund, the Brits have been proudly flying the flag for a beefy and bruising but fervently melodic strain of thrash: a rather thankless task ...

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CELTIC FROST Frontman Slams METALLICA For Covering His Songs: 'They Butchered It, And It Was Humiliating'

Tom Gabriel Fischer has slammed METALLICA for performing a cover version of CELTIC FROST's "The Usurper", saying the San Francisco heavy metal giants "butchered it, and it was humiliating." Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett played "The Usurper" during METALLICA's May 10 concert at Letzigrund Stadion in Zurich, Switzerland. They also previously paid tribute to late ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Teases 'The Signal Fire' Music Video

A teaser for the "The Signal Fire" music video from Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE is available below. The full clip will make its online debut on August 20. The song, which features a guest appearance by former KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Howard Jones, is taken from the band's new album, "Atonement", which is being released today ...

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METALLICA Donates $279,000 To Romanian Pediatric Hospital

According to Reuters, METALLICA has donated 250,000 euros (approximately $279,000) to a Romanian association building the country's first pediatric oncology hospital. The band made the donation to Daruieste Viata (Give Life) ahead of the its sold-out concert on Wednesday (August 14) at Arena Națională in Bucharest. Inspired by Mastercard's €1,000,000 donation toward the ...

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VOLBEAT: Making Of 'Leviathan' Song (Video)

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Leviathan", a new song from the Danish/American hard rock group VOLBEAT, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's seventh album, "Rewind, Replay, Rebound", which was released on August 2 via Republic Records. At this point in their already storied career, VOLBEAT has opened for METALLICA, ...

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Producer MICHAEL WAGENER On SKID ROW's Self-Titled Debut: 'To This Day, It's Still My Favorite Record That I Recorded'

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's self-titled 1989 debut, producer Michael Wagener spoke with writer Clay Marshall about the making of the album. Some select "outtakes" follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his first impressions of SKID ROW: Michael: "Atlantic flew me out to see SKID ROW in Jersey. I ...

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ROB ZOMBIE: 'Pop! Rocks' Figure From FUNKO Coming Soon

The popular vinyl collectible company Funko — best known for its big-headed Pop! figures — has joined forces with Rob Zombie. The rocker-turned-filmmaker announced his Funko collaboration in an Instagram post earlier today. He wrote: "Guess who is now a @originalfunko POP! Yep this guy. Coming soon! #robzombie #funkopop" Other artists who have gotten the ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Defends '...And Justice For All' Production: 'We Wanted The Best-Sounding Record We Could Make'

James Hetfield has defended the sound of METALLICA's "...And Justice For All" album, saying that he and his bandmates simply "wanted the best-sounding record" they could make. While "...And Justice For All" is considered one of METALLICA's classics, it has been criticized almost since the day it was released in 1988 for the lack of ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's JUSTIN FOLEY Says Touring With IRON MAIDEN Was 'Really Inspiring'

Jimmy Kay of The Metal Voice conducted an interview with drummer Justin Foley of Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE at this year's Heavy Montreal festival. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's forthcoming studio album, "Atonement": Justin: "The songs are different. [Laughs] I don't ...

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RAMONES Jigsaw Puzzles Due In September

U.K.'s Zee Productions will release will release three classic RAMONES album covers as 500-piece jigsaws this summer. "Rocket To Russia", "Road To Ruin" and "It's Alive" will be released on September 20. The iconic art of some of punk rock's most influential and highly regarded albums is presented in puzzle form for the first time. ...

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Video Premiere: KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's 'I Am Broken Too'

The official music video for "I Am Broken Too", the new single from Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, can be seen below. The song is taken from KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's new album, "Atonement", which will be released on August 16 via Metal Blade Records in the U.S. and Sony Music Entertainment in the rest of the world. ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Turns 56 On Saturday

METALLICA singer/guitarist James Hetfield turns 56 years old on Saturday (August 3). Born in 1963 in Downey, California, James was the son of a truck driver named Virgil and a singer named Cynthia. Hetfield's parents were Christian Scientists and strongly disapproved of the use of any kind of medicine or medical treatments, even when Cynthia ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Says Metal And Horror Are Both 'Really Good At Capturing Dark Emotions'

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett recently spoke with the Canadian Broadcasting Centre (CBC) program "Q" about his exhibit of vintage horror film posters, "It's Alive!: Classic Horror And Sci-Fi Art From The Kirk Hammett Collection", which is currently on display at Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow ...

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MERCYFUL FATE Bassist TIMI HANSEN Is Battling Cancer

MERCYFUL FATE bassist Timi Hansen has revealed that he is battling cancer. Hansen went public with his diagnosis after it was announced that he wouldn't participate in MERCYFUL FATE's 2020 reunion. Filling in for him will be ARMORED SAINT and FATES WARNING bassist Joey Vera. On Thursday (August 1), Timi released a statement via the ...

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