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JAMES HETFIELD's Mandatory 'Sobriety Weekends' Forced METALLICA's Festival Cancelations

The organizers of the Sonic Temple and Louder Than Life festivals have offered more information about the cancelation of METALLICA's appearances at this year's events. It was announced earlier this month that METALLICA would not perform at the two Danny Wimmer Presents-produced U.S. festivals this spring and summer so that frontman James Hetfield can continue ...

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KORN's MUNKY: 'We Don't Really Look To The Past Too Much'

KORN guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer recently spoke with Ethan of the Topeka, Kansas radio station V100. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's latest album, "The Nothing": Munky: "It's always a tricky thing when you put out a new album, because you want the ...

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DOUG ALDRICH Says New THE DEAD DAISIES Album 'Sounds Amazing'

Prior to the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund's 10th Memorial Awards Gala, which took place at The Avalon in Hollywood, California on February 20, Doug Aldrich spoke to "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show" about the forthcoming album from THE DEAD DAISIES, the hard rock "collective" founded by Australian musician ...

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TOOL Announces Spring 2020 North American Tour

TOOL, has added an extensive spring tour for North America. The tour news arrives as the Los Angeles-based band wraps up a sold-out Australasian tour, with the final two shows of the trek, back-to-back performances at Auckland's Spark Arena, happening later this week. The Sydney Morning Herald described the live offering as "an immersive art-rock ...

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DIMEBAG's Girlfriend Would 'Definitely' Be Okay With PHILIP ANSELMO And REX BROWN Performing PANTERA Songs On Tribute Tour

"Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's longtime girlfriend says that she would "definitely" be in favor of Philip Anselmo, Rex Brown and Zakk Wylde embarking on a special tour celebrating the music of PANTERA. Rita Haney discussed the possibility of the former PANTERA members and the OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist paying tribute to Dimebag and his brother Vinnie Paul ...

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MICHAEL SWEET And TONY HARNELL To Team Up For 'Tour 1987' In May

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet and former TNT singer Tony Harnell will join forces for the "Tour 1987" in May. Sweet said: "I'm excited to officially announce that I'm going on tour this spring, full-band electric, with my good friend Tony Harnell, and special guest Moriah Formica! Our first round of dates are listed below. More ...

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Ex-SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK Praises PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP For Opening DAYTONA 500: 'This Is America'

Former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak has praised President Donald Trump for becoming only the second president ever to attend NASCAR's Daytona 500. Earlier today (Sunday, February 16), Trump led drivers around the 2.5-mile tri-oval in his "Beast," the presidential limo, and gave a short, non-political speech. Kottak, who frequently tweets in ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE Doesn't Want To 'Perpetuate False Information' By Giving LARS ULRICH Songwriting Credit On METALLICA's Early Demo

Dave Mustaine says that he doesn't want to "perpetuate false information" by giving Lars Ulrich songwriting credit on the previously announced expanded version of METALLICA's 1982 demo tape, "No Life 'Til Leather". "No Life 'Til Leather" was released as a limited-edition cassette for Record Store Day in April 2015, available exclusively in independent record stores. ...

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Listen To SYSTEM OF A DOWN's JOHN DOLMAYAN And SERJ TANKIAN Cover DAVID BOWIE's 'Starman'

John Dolmayan, the drummer of Grammy Award-winning, multiplatinum Los Angeles quartet SYSTEM OF A DOWN, has released "Starman", a high-voltage rendition of David Bowie's 1972 hit. The song, which features SYSTEM OF A DOWN vocalist Serj Tankian, marks the second single from Dolmayan's "These Grey Men" album. The eight-track LP, due on Friday, February 28, ...

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Ex-METALLICA Bassist JASON NEWSTED And His CHOPHOUSE BAND Perform At 'Vernon Thompson & Friends' Event In Florida (Video)

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted and his CHOPHOUSE BAND performed at the fifth annual "Vernon Thompson & Friends: Honoring The Legacy Of Sue Cunningham" on January 26 at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Tequesta, Florida. Video footage of their rendition of the song "Hillbilly Grave", written by Verlon Thompson, Sue Cunningham and Frank Serio, ...

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Watch KINGDOM COME Perform In Las Vegas

Fan-filmed video footage of KINGDOM COME's January 31 concert at Count's Vamp'd in Las Vegas, Nevada can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "Michael Buttaccio"). Singer Lenny Wolf is not involved with KINGDOM COME's current reunion tour, which recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of the release of the band's self-titled debut album. The trek, ...

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