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METALLICA Rules Irish Chart

METALLICA has several singles and albums on this week's Irish chart, including no less than two tracks from the band's forthcoming album, "Death Magnetic". Single chart: "The Day that Never Comes": #14 "Nothing Else Matters": #28 "Enter Sandman": #47 "My Apocalypse": #48 Album chart: "Metallica": #32 "S&M": #74 "Master of Puppets": #76 METALLICA ...

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METALLICA: New Audio Interview With KIRK HAMMETT Available

A five-minute audio interview with METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett conducted on August 15, 2008 at the 23rd Pukkelpop music festival in the village of Kiewit, near Hasselt (Limburg province), Belgium can be heard below. According to Expatica.com, 57,000 people watched METALLICA's performance at Pukkelpop. A record 150,000 music-lovers attended the three-day festival of alternative music ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT: We Are Not Intimidated By Any New Bands

Revolver executive editor Brandon Geist has posted Part 2 in "The Best of the Rest" of his recent METALLICA interviews for the magazine's current cover story on the band and its highly anticipated new album, "Death Magnetic". In this installment (the follow-up to last week's interview with bassist Robert Trujillo), Brandon talks to lead guitarist ...

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PLAN 9 Capturing The Raw Energy And Spirit Of GLENN DANZIG-Era MISFITS

Nickel and Dime Records has announced the release of PLAN 9's "Manmade Monster" for worldwide distribution. The group's sophomore CD includes 13 original songs that capture the raw energy and spirit of the Glenn Danzig-era MISFITS, but with a fresh songwriting perspective and ass-kicking high identity. PLAN 9 originally formed in San Francisco circa 1997 ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist Issues OZZFEST Recap

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has issued the following update: "Had a great time in Dallas [at the one-day Ozzfest on Saturday, August 9]. Rehearsal at Vinnie Paul's [HELLYEAH/ex-PANTERA drummer] house Friday night was a blast. Jamming [PANTERA's] 'New Level' and 'Walk' with Vince, Bob Zilla [HELLYEAH/ex-DAMAGEPLAN bassist], Chad [Gray, HELLYEAH/MUDVAYNE singer] and Nick Bowcott [former ...

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'DIMEBAG' DARRELL ABBOTT Honored With OZZFEST Superjam

A special one-time only all-star tribute to fallen PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist and Texas native "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott was held this past Saturday, August 9 at the one-day Ozzfest at Dallas' Pizza Hut Park. The tribute to "Dimebag" Darrell featured Abbott's brother, Vinnie Paul (acting as musical director and playing drums), along with an array of prominent ...

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MERCYFUL FATE Guitarist Featured On BLACK SUCCUBI Debut

Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE, FORCE OF EVIL), Kirk Backarach (IRONFIRE) and Rachelle Ramm are among the guest musicians who appear on the debut album from the Copenhagen, Denmark-based melodic metal band BLACK SUCCUBI. The CD, which was recorded, mixed and mastered at Earplug Studio in Copenhagen by Thomas Pedersen, is now available from iTunes. "Black ...

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'Mandatory Metallica' To Launch August 16 On XM

Grammy Award-winning band METALLICA will have a dedicated channel on XM Radio, it was announced today. Beginning August 16, "Mandatory Metallica" (XM 51), will provide fans with music from the entire METALLICA catalog, including rare live recordings from the band's personal archives, extensive interviews with the band and more. METALLICA guitarist and singer James Hetfield, ...

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KINGDOM OF SORROW To Tour With GWAR, TOXIC HOLOCAUST

KINGDOM OF SORROW — the band featuring Jamey Jasta (HATEBREED) and Kirk Windstein (DOWN, CROWBAR) — is currently on tour working its way south to Dallas, Texas to perform at Ozzfest 2008 alongside OZZY OSBOURNE, METALLICA, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SOILENT GREEN, and more. KINGDOM OF SORROW will follow up its Ozzfest appearance with its first-ever southern ...

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DIMEBAG Tribute At OZZFEST To Include PINK FLOYD Cover By JERRY CANTRELL, SCOTT IAN

The upcoming all-star tribute to fallen PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist and Texas native "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott as part of the Saturday, August 9 one-day stadium spectacular at Dallas' Pizza Hut Park will include an acoustic performance of the PINK FLOYD classic "Wish You Were Here" featuring Jerry Cantrell (ALICE IN CHAINS), Mike Inez (ALICE IN CHAINS), Scott ...

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OZZFEST 2008: Stage Times Announced

The stage times have been announced for this year's Ozzfest one-day stadium spectacular, which is scheduled to be held Saturday, August 9 at Dallas' Pizza Hut Park. They are as follows: Main Stage: METALLICA 9:45 - 11:15 OZZY OSBOURNE 8:00 - 9:15 SERJ TANKIAN 6:45 - 7:45 HELLYEAH/Dimebag Tribute 5:30 - 6:30 JONATHAN DAVIS 4:25 ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist JEFF YOUNG Taking Leave Of Absence From Teaching At Musician's Institute

Former MEGADETH guitarist Jeff Young has issued the following update: "First off, I wish to thank everyone for their interest in private guitar instruction. I didn't expect such an overwhelming response! And thanks again for your patience regarding my delayed response. I will be taking a leave of absence from teaching at Musician's Institute/GIT at ...

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Today Marks 25th Anniversary Of METALLICA Debut

The Pulse of Radio reports: Friday (July 25) marks the 25th anniversary of the release of METALLICA's debut album, "Kill 'Em All". Originally issued on July 25, 1983 through the independent label Megaforce Records, "Kill 'Em All" was recorded in two weeks on a miniscule budget in upstate New York. Although only 1,500 copies were ...

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METALLICA: New Video Interview With KIRK HAMMETT, ROBERT TRUJILLO Available

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo were interviewed on Wednesday, July 23 prior to the band's sold-out concert at the 25,000-capacity Cotroceni Football Stadium in Bucharest, Romania. Watch the interview below (courtesy of MetalheadTV.com). METALLICA's upcoming ninth studio album, "Death Magnetic", is due out in September, although an exact date has ...

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METALLICA, SLAYER, ALICE IN CHAINS, ANTHRAX Members Confirmed For OZZFEST's DIMEBAG Tribute

Hard-rocking music fans headed to this year's Ozzfest will experience a special one-time only all-star tribute to fallen PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist and Texas native "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott as part of the Saturday, August 9 one-day stadium spectacular at Dallas' Pizza Hut Park. The tribute to "Dimebag" Darrell will feature Abbott's brother, Vinnie Paul (acting as musical ...

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DOWN: Budapest Concert Cancelled

DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — has issued the following statement: "We regret to inform you that tonight's show (July 23) in Budapest, Hungary ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: New Video Interview Available

Götz Kühnemund of Germany's Rock Hard magazine conducted an interview with DOWN/ex-PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo at the Roadburn festival on April 17, 2008 in Tilburg, Holland. Watch the chat in two parts below. DOWN is the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring Philip Anselmo, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL ...

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