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METALLICA Had Doubts About Their Ability To Carry On

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has admitted to Revolver magazine that there were times during the past couple of years when he had doubts about the band's ability to bounce back from the departure of bassist Jason Newsted and frontman James Hetfield's much-publicized battles with alcoholism "and other addictions." "To be honest with you, a year ...

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MS2 Announce Upcoming Dates

Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based MS2, who feature in their ranks former members of the acclaimed death metal act MORTA SKULD, have lined up a couple of gigs in early May. They are as follows: May 02 - Topeka, KS @ Bobbie Trap May 03 – Wichita, KS @ Champs Consisting of Andrew Broas (vocals), Dave Gregor (guitar/vocals), ...

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GODHEAD Members To Perform Acoustic Show

GODHEAD members Jason Miller (guitar/vocals) and Mike Miller (lead guitar) will be playing a rare acoustic show on May 3 at Highland Grounds in Hollywood, California. This is an all-ages show and the cover is only $5. Highland Grounds is located at 742 N Highland Ave in Los Angeles, California. ...

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No ROSS For P.O.D.

P.O.D. will not be utilizing the services of producer Ross Robinson for their forthcoming full-length album and will once again team up with longtime collaborator Howard Benson (MOTÖRHEAD, REVEILLE), who also helmed P.O.D.'s last two albums, "Satellite" (2002) and "The Fundamental Elements of Southtown" (1999). P.O.D. are tentatively set to enter the studio in May ...

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P.O.D. To Work With ROSS ROBINSON On New CD?

P.O.D. are reportedly in discussions with producer Ross Robinson (SLIPKNOT, KORN, LIMP BIZKIT) about collaborating on the group's next studio album, tentatively due on November 4 through Atlantic Records. The forthcoming album will be the group's first since the departure of guitarist Marcos Curiel, who has been replaced with former LIVING SACRIFICE axeman Jason Truby. ...

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JASON NEWSTED: Interview MP3s Posted Online

Several MP3 clips of former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted talking about his new band, his replacement in METALLICA and the musical direction of VOIVOD's brand new album can be heard at this location. VOIVOD are currently rehearsing in California for their upcoming North American co-headlining tour with SEPULTURA. The month-long ...

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P.O.D. To Release New Album In November

P.O.D. have set a tentative November 4 release date for their next album, the group's first since the departure of guitarist Marcos Curiel. The band, who replaced Curiel with former LIVING SACRIFICE axeman Jason Truby, will enter the studio in May to begin recording the CD, for which they've already penned 11 songs. "With Jason, ...

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METALLICA Announce Official 'St. Anger' Track Listing

METALLICA have finalized the official track listing for their eighth studio album, "St. Anger", due on June 10 through Elektra Records. Produced by Bob Rock, the album was recorded at the group's own studios inside their San Rafael headquarters. In addition to the eleven tracks on "St. Anger", the package will include a free DVD ...

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PAPA WHEELIE Bassist Forms Metal Band

PAPA WHEELIE bassist Joe Ledesma (a.k.a. Joefus) has formed a new metal band called KRUCIBLE. The group — who are completed by Satawn (vocals), Jason Lonich (guitar), and Eric Berry (drums) — will be performing live at Bourbon Street Bar & Grill in Concord, California on Saturday, April 12. Tentative plans exist to record a ...

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HALFORD Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

HALFORD have officially parted ways with bassist Ray Riendeau and have replaced him with former LIZZY BORDEN four-stringer Mike Davis. Davis, 38, was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and had reportedly played in OZZY OSBOURNE's band for a week until he "got booted due to politics and other miscellaneous issues." Mike had also ...

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VOIVOD: TARRAT Set List Revealed

VOIVOD performed the following set during their "secret" show at Bourbon Street Bar And Grill in Concord, California on Friday (April 4): 01. Voivod 02. Rebel Robot 03. Gasmask Revival 04. The Prow 05. Blame Us 06. Les Cigares Volants 07. Astronomy Domine 08. We Carry On The band, who appeared under the name TARRAT, ...

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VOIVOD To Play 'Secret' Club Gig In San Francisco

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted will make his live debut with VOIVOD tonight (April 4) at a "secret" show at Bourbon Street Bar And Grill in Concord, California. The band will appear under the name TARRAT and will run through a full set in preparation for their upcoming co-headlining tour with SEPULTURA. Also performing will ...

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SEPULTURA Manager Says Band Have Yet To Sign U.S. Deal

SEPULTURA's manager, Jim Lewis, stated today that heated, ongoing negotiations between the band and numerous labels continue, and that no deal has been reached (yet) with No Name/Elektra Records. SEPULTURA are currently on a 14-date sold-out tour of European capital cities. Following their headlining tour, SEPULTURA look forward to their confirmed US dates with VOIVOD ...

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METALLICA Re-Sign With MERCURY RECORDS!

METALLICA have signed a new agreement with Mercury Records for territories outside the United States and Japan. The new deal includes the band's multi-Grammy-winning back catalogue and comes ahead of the release in June of the band's eighth studio album, "St Anger". Mercury has been the home for METALLICA these last 15 years outside North ...

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Late THIN LIZZY Frontman To be Honored With Statue

Following many years of petitioning and a lot of difficult negotiations, the Roisín Dubh Trust has been informed by Dublin City Council that agreement in principal for a prime Dublin site to erect a statue of the father of Irish Rock, late THIN LIZZY frontman Philip Lynott, has been approved. This news will be welcomed, ...

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LYNCH MOB To Release Live DVD

Former DOKKEN and current LYNCH MOB/LP guitarist George Lynch has posted the following message to his official web site, www.georgelynch.com: "I'm sorry it's been so long since the last update, but we [LYNCH MOB] have all been really busy rehearsing and getting the show on the road. We just finished the first 2 ...

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JASON NEWSTED: 'I Want To Play Some Old SABBATH Tunes With OZZY'

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted is making no bones about the fact that he is extremely excited to be performing with OZZY OSBOURNE on his upcoming Canadian and Ozzfest tours. Newsted, who was replaced in METALLICA by former OZZY bassist Robert Trujillo, is particularly psyched to have the opportunity to jam on some SABBATH classics ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Talks To WRIF: Audio Available

Ozzy Osbourne recently spoke with Arthur P of WRIF in Detroit about the Ozzfest music festival, Jason Newsted's addition to his touring band, and wife Sharon Osbourne's battle with colon cancer. Regarding this year's Ozzfest, Ozzy said, "I'm looking forward to going on this Ozzfest this year, because the last Ozzfest, I only got the ...

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JASON NEWSTED: 'LARS ULRICH Can Kiss My Ass'

Ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has hit out at Lars Ulrich for stating in a recent radio interview that Newsted seemed "lost" by accepting the job as OZZY OSBOURNE's new four-stringer. "If Lars was good enough he would have joined OZZY, too," Jason told Greek magazine Rock On. "Lars can kiss my ass. I ...

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SLAVES ON DOPE: New MP3 Posted Online

A brand new SLAVES ON DOPE track, titled "Go", has been posted online at this location. "Go" comes off the group's sophomore effort, "Metafour", due on May 6 through Bieler Bros./ MCA Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Inches From The Mainline" was recorded in Boca Raton, Florida with producer Jason Slater (SNAKE RIVER ...

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OZZY On JASON NEWSTED: I'm 'Fucking Thrilled' He's Joining The Band

OZZY OSBOURNE unveiled his new lineup with a special media showcase/press conference Monday (March 17) at the group's North Hollywood, California rehearsal space. New bassist Jason Newsted (formerly of METALLICA) joined Osbourne, guitarist Zakk Wylde, and drummer Mike Bordin for a blinding four-song set featuring "War Pigs", "Believer", "No More Tears", and "Crazy Train". "I ...

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LARS ULRICH: 'METALLICA Have Never Sounded So Good'

The April 3, 2003 issue of Rolling Stone magazine features a short write-up on METALLICA recent bassist addition, former SUICIDAL TENDENCIES/OZZY OSBOURNE veteran Robert Trujillo, and includes a couple of quotes from drummer Lars Ulrich and Trujillo about the auditioning process that led to Robert being chosen to fill the slot left vacant by Jason ...

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VOIVOD's AWAY: BLACKY Will Never Rejoin The Band

VOIVOD fans hoping for a reunion of the band's original — and most celebrated — lineup are unlikely to get their wish, according to drummer Michel Langevin (a.k.a. Away). "Unfortunately we don't really get along with [original bassist] Blacky," Langevin told Metal Update. "He is the one who will never be back in the fold. ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: JASON NEWSTED Will Play Bass On Upcoming Tour

OZZY OSBOURNE announced during last night's one-off gig at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada that former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted would be joining the group as its new touring bassist. The Hard Rock concert marked the final performance with OSBOURNE of longtime member Robert Trujillo, who was selected to ...

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SEPULTURA/VOIVOD: First U.S. Tour Dates Announced!

The initial dates for the forthcoming North American tour featuring SEPULTURA and VOIVOD have been released. The two groups, plus as–yet-unspecified opening acts, will be hitting the following U.S. cities next month: Apr. 18 - San Francisco, CA @ Avalon Apr. 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palace Apr. 21 – Anaheim, CA @ House ...

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