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AOL RADIO Launches METALLICA Channel

Ultimate-Guitar.com is reporting that the #1 AOL Radio Network has announced that it has added the All Metallica station to its lineup of best-of breed programming offerings and exclusive All Artist stations. Now available, the station boasts a playlist of every song ever released by one of the world's best and most influential ...

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VALUME NOB: 'Boots' Video Posted Online

VALUME NOB's video for the track "Boots" has been posted online at this location. The clip was filmed on November 20, 2004 at The Most High in New Orleans. As previously reported, VALUME NOB have set "Residue and Bones" as the title of their upcoming full-length debut, tentatively due before the end of ...

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HATEBREED Frontman Joins Forces With CROWBAR's WINDSTEIN

HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta has posted the following message on his official web site: "It all started May 9th. I flew Kirk Windstein from DOWN/CROWBAR up from New Orleans to do an album with me. We came up with the idea on the Brutality Across The U.K. tour this past March. Basically, we wanted to ...

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VALUME NOB: Live Video Posted Online

VALUME NOB, the Louisiana based band featuring CROWBAR/DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein on bass, have uploaded a live video clip at this location (Windows Media). As previously reported, VALUME NOB have set "Residue and Bones" as the title of their upcoming full-length debut, tentatively due before the end of the year. The CD will ...

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METALLICA's HAMMETT To Guest On New SANTANA CD

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett is featured on guitar legend Carlos Santana's new album, entitled "All That I Am", which is due for release on September 13. Kirk provides guitar parts in one of the songs on the album, which also includes various other artists collaborating on other songs. Kirk has previously worked with Carlos in ...

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VALUME NOB Name New Album

VALUME NOB, the Louisiana based band featuring CROWBAR/DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein on bass, have set "Residue and Bones" as the title of their upcoming full-length debut, tentatively due before the end of the year. The CD will be recorded at American studios in Los Angeles beginning mid-June with engineer Warren Riker (DOWN, CROWBAR). "We are ...

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VALUME NOB To Record Full-Length Debut In June

VALUME NOB, the Louisiana based band featuring CROWBAR/DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein on bass, have posted the following message on their official web site: "At last, VALUME NOB is back in full swing. Kirk just arrived back in town last night from a two-month CROWBAR run. We are set to begin rehearsing for our record beginning ...

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First CORROSION OF CONFORMITY/CROWBAR Tour Dates Announced

CROWBAR have been confirmed as direct support on CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's upcoming summer headline tour. Set to kick off June 2 at The Vogue in Indianapolis it is planned to run into early July. The tour is CROWBAR's second U.S. run in support of their latest album, "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden". "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden" ...

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METAL CHURCH Begin Demoing New Material

METAL CHURCH have posted the following message on their official web site: "Hello again metal heads! It's been awhile since our last news post, but we have been BUSY! "October, November, and December of 2004 saw METAL CHURCH on a state-side tour supporting 'Weight of the World', and we want to once again thank ALL ...

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SOCIETY 1 Confirmed For PARADISE LOST's European Tour

SOCIETY 1 have been confirmed as the second support band for PARADISE LOST on their upcoming European tour. Also appearing on the bill will be Israel's ORPHANED LAND. The dates are as follows: Apr. 28 - Utrecht, NETH - Tivoli Apr. 29 - Vosselaar, BEL - Biebob Apr. 30 - Arlon, BEL - Les Nuits ...

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METALLICA, JUDAS PRIEST, MEGADETH Members Pay Tribute To ANTHRAX

Metal musicians congratulate ANTHRAX on their 20th anniversary: MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine: "ANTHRAX is a band that I have always respected, that has always mattered and was very important to the American metal scene. As part of the 'big four' they were responsible for an enormous amount of the credit for helping establish American metal bands ...

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Lifesblood For the Downtrodden - CROWBAR

CROWBAR did irreparable damage to themselves, if ya ask me, back in the mid-'90s. After they emerged with their tar-caked, ham-fisted big-riff sound and vein-straining vocals, they spent a good while coasting. Even Methuselan mainman Kirk Windstein has said in interviews that a lot of the early songs pretty much sounded the same. More than ...

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BLACK SABBATH's IOMMI is Metal Hammer's No. 1 Metal Guitarist

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi has topped the poll of "Riff Lords" — best metal guitarists — in Metal Hammer magazine's March 2005 issue. The magazine praises Tony's "highly distinctive style of fretsmanship that's economical yet crushingly effective." And it anticipates the comments from readers of "it was so obvious that you guys were going ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Sighted In Hawaii

According to the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett was spotted having dinner with friends Friday (March 11) at Roy's in Hawaii Kai. "He stood out from the crowd with his rock-star looks and retro aloha shirt," according to the report. METALLICA's acclaimed film "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster" won the Best Documentary prize at ...

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VH1's 'When METALLICA Ruled The World' To Premiere This Month

A brand new VH1 special, entitled "When Metallica Ruled The World", is scheduled to premiere on Thursday, March 31 at 10:00 p.m. "When Metallica Ruled the World" tells the tale of the world's most dangerous band through the people who lived it. It brings you inside the nearly three decades of dramatic success, drunken debauchery ...

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METALLICA's Fan Worship Documented On 'Metallimania' DVD

Killing Time Productions are releasing an unofficial 95-minute documentary on DVD, titled "Metallimania" and filmed between 1994 to 1996, that humorously captured METALLICA and the outer limits of fan worship in a pre-Napster world. Like "Some Kind of Monster", "Metallimania" was also financed with METALLICA money for the band's own private amusement, a way to ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Working On BODY IN BLOOD Project

In an interview with SMNnews.com conducted last Thursday (Feb. 24), CROWBAR frontman Kirk Windstein was asked about the current whereabouts of his DOWN bandmate and SUPERJOINT RITUAL/ex-PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo following the recent death of ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. An excerpt from the interview follows: SMNnews.com: If you don't mind me asking, ...

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METALLICA To Be Immortalized In Computer Game

ContactMusic.com is reporting that METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has confirmed the heavy metal band will be immortalized in a computer game. Poking fun at last year's METALLICA documentary "Some Kind of Monster", Ulrich has also made it clear there will be no group therapy levels in the game. The 41-year-old says, "With the computer game, ...

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SOCIETY 1: New Drummer Unveiled

SOCIETY 1 have chosen L.A. drummer Berzerk Kirk (ex-THE AMBULANCE) to take over the drum throne left vacant by Preston Nash, the ex-PRIMER 55/DOPE skinbasher who exited SOCIETY 1 after recording "The Sound That Ends Creation". Berzerk Kirk will make his live debut with SOCIETY 1 in February as SOCIETY 1 hits the road with ...

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CROWBAR's WINDSTEIN Auctioning Custom Guitar

CROWBAR guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein is auctioning a Les Paul custom guitar on eBay. "I just struck a deal with ESP and I'll be using them primarily," he writes on the group's web site. "I used this guitar for the drop B songs ('Bury Me In Smoke' and 'Eyes Of The South') on most ...

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CROWBAR To Support HATEBREED In U.K.

New Orleans-based sludge-meisters CROWBAR will be supporting HATEBREED on a U.K. tour beginning in early March. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 05 - Leeds, UK @ Cockpit Mar. 06 - Sheffield, UK @ Corporation Mar. 07 - Glasgow, UK @ Garage Mar. 08 - Newcastle, UK @ Northumbria Uni Mar. 09 - Manchester, UK ...

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