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DOWN Guitarist PEPPER KEENAN: 'We're Real Focused On Being Timeless'

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) — is currently working on the material for its third album, tentatively due later in the year. "We're doing ...

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HEAVEN AND HELL To Play Helsinki In June

HEAVEN AND HELL — the new band featuring legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) alongside original BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, plus drummer Vinny Appice (DIO, BLACK SABBATH) — will play a headling show at Jäähallissa in Helsinki, Finland on June 10 — one day after the ...

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It's Official: DOWN To Tour North America With HEAVEN AND HELL, MOTÖRHEAD

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 confirmed rumors that it will tour North America in March as the opening act for HEAVEN AND ...

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DOWN Records Tribute To THE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS; Lyrics Revealed

Ross Karpelman, who plays keyboards for 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 revealed that DOWN has written a song called "On March the ...

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DIECAST To Guest On This Weekend's 'Headbanger's Ball'

DIECAST will be the featured guests on "Headbanger's Ball" this Saturday, January 6 on MTV2 at 10:00 p.m. EST/7:00 p.m. PST. Be sure to tune in to hear what Paul Stoddard (vocals) and Kirk Kolaitis (guitars) have to say about their new album and upcoming touring plans. DIECAST kicks off 2007 with a monstrous 10-week ...

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METALLICA On Its Own Timetable To Make New Album

Launch Radio Networks reports: METALLICA is tentatively scheduled to enter the studio this month and begin recording the follow-up to 2003's "St. Anger". Although the band spent most of 2006 writing the new record and will spend a good part of early 2007 laying it down, drummer Lars Ulrich told Launch that he doesn't feel ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE, METALLICA Rumored For Sweden's HULTSFRED FESTIVAL

According to an article in the Dec. 29, 2006 edition of the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, OZZY OSBOURNE and METALLICA are strongly rumored to have been booked for this year's Hultsfred Festival, which is scheduled to take place June 14-16 in Hultsfred, Sweden. The first official artist confirmations are expected to be announced on January 22. ...

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DOWN To Tour With HANK WILLIAMS III Next Year?

In a recent interview with GuildGuitars.com, SUPERJOINT RITUAL bassist and acclaimed solo artist Hank Williams III revealed that his solo band will hit the road with DOWN next year. Asked if SUPERJOINT RITUAL was over and done with, Hank replied, "As for now, I always say that SUPERJOINT is in the grave. It might come ...

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DOWN Drummer Selling Classic 'Nola' Kit

DOWN drummer Jimmy Bower (also guitarist in EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL) has issued the following update: "I'm getting rid of the infamous DOWN 'Nola' drum kit. It's the kit on the '95 DOWN tour. It's a Ludwig three-piece kit. I also recorded 'Broken Glass' [by] CROWBAR, 'Odd Fellows Rest' [by] CROWBAR and DOWN's 'Nola'. Joey LaCaze ...

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METALLICA: 'Holiday Wishes' Video Posted Online

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich and bassist Robert Trujillo have uploaded an exclusive "Holiday Wishes" video for members of their official fan club (MetClub). Watch it online in two parts at YouTube: Part#1, Part#2. Launch Radio Networks reported two weeks ago that METALLICA has written about 25 songs for its ninth studio ...

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METALLICA Drummer Performs With GUNS N' ROSES In Oakland

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich joined GUNS N' ROSES on stage last night (Friday, December 15) during Axl Rose and company's headlining appearance at the Oracle Arena (formerly Oakland Arena) in Oakland, California for a rendition of the GN'R classic "Out Ta Get Me". Launch Radio Networks reported last week that METALLICA has written about 25 ...

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DOWN Drummer: The New Record Is 'Going Great'

DOWN drummer Jimmy Bower (also in EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL) has issued the following update on the songwriting sessions for the group's third album: "[The new DOWN] record's going great. Y'all are gonna freak — I am. It's cold as fuck; makes for better doom. . . You ain't gonna be dead before the next DOWN ...

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METALLICA: Autographed 'Kill 'Em All' Promo Sells For $1,500!

An autographed promotional copy of METALLICA's classic debut album, "Kill 'Em All" — signed by the entire band, including deceased METALLICA bassist Cliff Burton — was sold on eBay for a whopping $1,476. According to the seller, "the autographs were signed in 1983 just before the official release of 'Kill 'Em All' hit the stores! ...

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DOWN: Photos From This Past Weekend's' 'Sunday Music Workshop Series' Available

DOWN members Pepper Keenan (guitar; also in CORROSION OF CONFORMITY), Jimmy Bower (drums; also in EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL), Kirk Windstein (guitar; also in CROWBAR), and Philip Anselmo (vocals; also in SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) performed at Tiptina's in New Orleans, Louisiana on Sunday (November 12) as part of the "Sunday Music Workshop Series". The brainchild of ...

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DOWN To Perform In New Orleans Tomorrow

DOWN members Pepper Keenan (guitar; also in CORROSION OF CONFORMITY), Jimmy Bower (drums; also in EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL), Kirk Windstein (guitar; also in CROWBAR), and Philip Anselmo (vocals; also in SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) will perform at Tiptina's in New Orleans, Louisiana tomorrow (Sunday, November 12) as part of the "Sunday Music Workshop Series", which is ...

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SHADOW DEMON Releases Full-Length Debut

Seattle-based power thrash outfit SHADOW DEMON has released its debut album, "Grimoire of Ruin", through many online distributors as well as via the band's record label, Darkhaven Records (web site). The album, which features artwork by Mattias Noren (EVERGREY, INTO ETERNITY, AYREON), is described in a press release as "a dark journey filled ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE: 'Huge Thank You' To Australian Fans

CANNIBAL CORPSE has issued the following update: "We have just returned from a very successful tour of Australia and New Zealand. "We would like to thank the guys at Soundworks Touring for doing such a great job with the organization and promotion of the tour. Thanks also go out to Darren and all at Stomp ...

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IRON FIRE: Recording Update

Guitarist J.J. of Danish metallers IRON FIRE has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "It's been months since you last heard from the IRON FIRE camp. 'No concerts, no news, no nothing. What's happening?' you might ask yourself. Well, we're in the process of creating the heaviest IRON FIRE record to ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE: More European Tour Dates Announced

CANNIBAL CORPSE has lined up the following European tour dates in early 2007: Feb. 22 - France - Antipode Rennes Feb. 23 - Spain - Platenuena Durango Feb. 24 - Portugal - Hard Club Oporto Feb. 25 - Spain - Caracol Madrid Feb. 26 - Spain - Apollo Barcelona Feb. 27 - France - Ninkasi ...

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