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Filmmaker: METALLICA's HETFIELD And ULRICH Are The LENNON And MCCARTNEY Of Their Generation

Rob Nelson of CityPages.com recently interviewed Joe Berlinger, one of the filmmakers behind the much-anticipated METALLICA documentary, "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster", about the movie that Nelson calls a possible candidate for "the movie of the year." "It's about human growth and creative relationships," Berlinger said about the film. "It's about dealing with your inner ...

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Opinion: THE OSBOURNES Are A Mix Of Alcohol, Drugs And A Total Disregard For Order

Paragould Daily Press editor Travis Justice, who achieved BLABBERMOUTH.NET notoriety for penning an editorial about the "flawed" Norwegian justice system by spotlighting the case of former BURZUM leader/convicted murderer Varg Vikernes (a.k.a. Count Grishnack) in January, has attempted to examine the Osbournes phenomenon in his latest editorial, which appears in today's edition of ...

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Guilty Verdict In MIA ZAPATA Murder Trial

A jury convicted Jesus Mezquia Thursday morning (March 25) of first degree murder for the death of THE GITS singer Mia Zapata, according to KomoTV.com. Mezquia faces 20 years to life in prison. Jesus C. Mezquia, a 49-year-old fisherman and laborer with a history of assaults on women and only a passing connection to Seattle, ...

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MIA ZAPATA Murder Trial Goes To Jury

Jurors have begun deliberating the fate of the Miami man charged with the 1993 murder of Seattle punk-rock singer Mia Zapata of THE GITS, according to a post on the band's web site. Jesus C. Mezquia, a 49-year-old fisherman and laborer with a history of assaults on women and only a passing connection to Seattle, ...

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ZUUL FX To Release Debut Album In The Fall

ZUUL FX, the French band featuring former NO RETURN singer Steeve "Zuul" Petit, have completed the songwriting process for their debut album, tentatively due this fall through an as-yet-undetermined label. 15 songs have been written thus far, including the three tracks previously demoed in December 2003. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include: 01. ...

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ICED EARTH Guitarist In Suicide Bomber Scare!

ICED EARTH guitarist Ralph Santolla demanded to be let off a flight to England earlier today (March 17) after he spotted two fellow passengers behaving strangely while boarding the plane. The following is Ralph's detailed account of the whole experience, as provided exclusively to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "OK. First of all, let me say unequivocally that I ...

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NEWSTED/VOIVOD: Early Sessions Posted Online

Years before officially joining VOIVOD, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jasonic) jammed with Away (drums) and Piggy (guitar) at Jason's The Chophouse studio under the project name TARRAT. In 1998, the three VOIVOD instrumentalists regrouped at The Chophouse for five days of improvisational metal. These sessions produced tons of great sounds, including the initial ...

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MIA ZAPATA Murder Trial: DNA Link Challenged

Christine Clarridge of the Seattle Times reports that jurors in the trial of Jesus Mezquia — charged with killing THE GITS singer Mia Zapata in 1993 — may have to decide whether Mezquia's DNA, which authorities say was found in bite wounds on her body, is enough to convict him of murder. In opening statements ...

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BODY COUNT To Collaborate With Former EVANESCENCE Guitarist

BODY COUNT, the metal/punk band fronted by legendary rapper Ice T, are slated to contribute a new song to the upcoming "Resident Evil 2" soundtrack. The as-yet-untitled track will apparently be a collaboration between the group and a seemingly unlikely writing partner — former EVANESCENCE guitarist Ben Moody. "We're going to do a song on ...

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AGENT STEEL Begin Writing New Material

AGENT STEEL have issued the following update on their recent and upcoming activities: "We've started writing new material for our follow up to last year's 'Order Of The Illuminati' release and so far we got two new songs in the works and plan on having another solid idea or two by the end of the ...

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ORGY's JAY GORDON To Join SOCIETY 1 At 'Suspension Show'

ORGY frontman Jay Gordon will be joining SOCIETY 1's Matt "The Lord" Zane on vocals at SOCIETY 1's "suspension show" at Hollywood's Key Club on March 11. Gordon will be joining SOCIETY 1 onstage during The Lord's "suspension" — the part of the show where The Lord will perform after being pierced through his back ...

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NIGHTWISH: Studio Update

NIGHTWISH keyboardist/mainman Tuomas Holopainen has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "On January 29-30 we went to London for the first orchestra/choir/percussion recording session. The result of these days was beyond my wildest expectations. The musicians were incredible, playing their parts beautifully, passionately, and without any rehearsals. Their musicianship was something ...

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CELTIC FROST Propose Double-CD Anthology

CELTIC FROST have posted the following message on their official web site: "Sanctuary Records, London, have approached their German office in Berlin, the former Noise Records (and original label of CELTIC FROST in the 1980s), with the intention to compile a two-CD slipcase 'Anthology' covering CELTIC FROST's career. Steve Hammonds of Sanctuary London also proposed ...

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IRON MAIDEN: CLIVE BURR Trust Fund Update

IRON MAIDEN's official web site, www.ironmaiden.com, has posted an update on the status of the Clive Burr Multiple Sclerosis Trust Fund, created in early 2002 to benefit former MAIDEN drummer Clive Burr. Burr is suffering from multiple sclerosis — a disease of unknown cause. The disorder is causing him intermittent numbness and can affect his ...

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QUARTZ: Anthology Details Revealed

Sanctuary Records will release an anthology double-CD set from Birmingham heavy metal band QUARTZ this spring. Disc one comprises the entire 1977 Tony Iommi-produced "Quartz" album, including tracks featuring Iommi on lead guitar and "Sugar Rain", where the SABBATH riffmeister donates a flute solo. Added are eight bonus 7" single b-sides and unreleased demo recordings ...

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