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DOWN To Support HEAVEN AND HELL In Australia

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 been selected as the support act for HEAVEN AND HELL on their upcoming tour of Australia/New Zealand. ...

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METALLICA's HETFIELD: 'For Some Reason, We Like It Loud'

METALLICA recently upgraded their Northern California rehearsal studio, replacing their old monitors with Meyer Sound's new MJF-212A self-powered stage monitors. The band also brought in six M'elodie ultracompact high-power curvilinear array loudspeakers and a 600-HP compact high-power subwoofer. "As we started pre-production for the new album we needed PA and monitor upgrades. The speed and ...

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'Six-String Masterpieces' Benefit Auction Now Live on eBay's Live Auction Site

Six-String Masterpieces, a charitable art exhibit that pays tribute to heavy-metal's most influential guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, and supports music education in public schools, is now live and open for bidding on eBay's live auction site. The exhibit features over 60 electric guitars; hand-painted, illustrated and sculpted by legendary musicians, including Dave Navarro, Marilyn Manson, ...

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Worlds Collide - TME

Fledgling Washington State thrash label Aphotic Records has opened its doors with a reliable, meat and potatoes effort from Sweden's TME called "Worlds Collide". The thrash/death metal act (more on the thrash side) is a sure bet to appeal to fans of a bashing Swedish style with roots in the old school and just enough ...

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METALLICA Guitarist Cuts Asking Price Of Pacific Heights Mansion

According to The Wall Street Journal, METALLICA guitarist guitarist Kirk Hammett has cut the asking price of his Pacific Heights, California mansion to a mere $10.5 million from the $12.5 million he'd been seeking since 2005. The Georgian Mansion with 9,519 square feet, nine bedrooms, seven full baths, three half baths, a library, and a ...

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ZAKK WYLDE To Perform At DIMEBAG Hollywood's RockWalk Induction

May 17, 2007 marks the day of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's induction into Hollywood's RockWalk, the only sidewalk gallery dedicated to honoring those artists who have made a significant impact and lasting contribution to the growth and evolution of rock 'n' roll. A bronze bust of Abbott will be unveiled during the ceremony and later installed ...

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MESSIAH'S REIGN: Ex-SURGICAL STEEL Vocalist HARLEY VAN KIRK Audio Interview Posted Online

The latest episode of "Talking Metal" features an interview host Mark Strigl conducted with former SURGICAL STEEL/current MESSIAH'S REIGN vocalist Harley Van Kirk. Topics include Rob Halford, the state of Arizona, Van Kirk's history and SURGICAL STEEL. Additional podcast topics covered by Strigl and co-host John Ostronomy include President Abraham Lincoln, BLACKLIST UNION and Bert ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist Reviews MACHINE HEAD's 'The Blackening'

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian reviewed MACHINE HEAD's new album "The Blackening" for this month's Hard 'N Heavy magazine in France. See below for the entire review: "This should've been the soundtrack to the movie 300! "'The Blackening' is a great metal record. From the opening riffs of 'Clenching The Fists of Dissent' you know you’re ...

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DOWN In Worcester, Massachusetts; Photos Available

A number of high-quality photos of 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) — performing at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on March 30, 2007 have ...

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DOWN Performs New Song 'I Scream' In New York City; Video Available

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) — performed a brand new song, entitled "I Scream", during their headlining appearance at the Roseland in New York ...

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VINNIE PAUL, KERRY KING, SCOTT IAN To Perform At LITTLE KIDS ROCK Benefit Concert

Little Kids Rock (LKR), an innovative non-profit music education program that provides free instruments and rock 'n' roll lessons to public schools, celebrated March's "Music in Our Schools" month by announcing today that it will be the sole beneficiary of the Six-String Masterpieces memorial tribute, auction and benefit concert honoring the late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" ...

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Live: With Full Force - CROWBAR

It does not get more visceral than CROWBAR. The "doomcore" band has been a consistently high quality, down-tuned rage machine for many years and never lost a step, the latest example, "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden", as good as anything they've ever released. "Live: With Full Force" takes the viewer through a fantastic live performance at ...

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DOWN: New Orleans Headlining Show Announced

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 announced a headlining show in New Orleans on April 4 at the House of Blues. The group's ...

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CROWBAR And VALUME NOB To Team Up For Select Dates

CROWBAR and VALUME NOB will team up for of dates together in May, according to a posting on VN's web site. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 22 - Blue Monkey - Monroe, Louisiana May 23 - TBA - Shreveport, Louisiana May 24 - The Rockyard - Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas May 25 - Red 7 ...

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Here Come the Waterworks - BIG BUSINESS

I am amazed at what bassist/vocalist Jared Warren (KARP) and drummer Coady Willis (THE MURDER CITY DEVILS) have done with such a minimal set-up. BIG BUSINESS' "Here Come the Waterworks" is catchy, full of life, and undeniably rocking. And we are not talking about the sludgy assault of a bass/drums act like BLACK COBRA either ...

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DOWN Back On Stage In Winnipeg; Band To Complete HEAVEN AND HELL Tour

After canceling the last three shows due to a "strep throat," vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) was back on stage earlier tonight (Sunday, March 18) with his DOWN bandmates — CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA) and guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR) — at ...

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DOWN Apologizes To Canadian Fans For Cancelled Shows

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 regarding the cancellation of the band's scheduled concerts with HEAVEN AND HELL and ...

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METALLICA Begins Recording New Album; Photos Available

The following message has been posted on METALLICA's official web site: "METALLICA left the comfort of HQ this week to descend upon the greater Los Angeles area to begin recording their ninth original album. This is the first time they've recorded outside of the Bay Area since they spent an eternity at One On One ...

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DOWN Cancels Another Show With HEAVEN AND HELL, MEGADETH

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 been forced to cancel its scheduled appearance with HEAVEN AND HELL and MEGADETH on Wednesday, March 14 ...

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