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METALLICA Guitarist Jams With TOOL In Hawaii

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett reportedly joined TOOL onstage during their headlining appearance at the Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu, Hawaii on Friday (August 18). According to one TOOL fan's eyewitness account posted at the ToolNavy.com web site, TOOL frontman Maynard James Keenan introduced Hammett by saying, "We have a special guest tonight. He's ...

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IRON FIRE To Record New Album In September

Vocalist Martin Steene of the Danish power metallers IRON FIRE (also in FORCE OF EVIL) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "The time has come for the recording of a new IRON FIRE album. We are starting on the first of September and will be mixing in late December. The ...

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METALLICA On 'The Simpsons': Photo Available

METALLICA's much-anticipated appearance on "The Simpsons" will air as the program's season premiere on September 10, 2006 on the Fox network. Check out a photo at this location. The four members of METALLICA recorded their voices for the program last September. METALLICA joins a long list of artists who have been featured on ...

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The Cartoon Network Goes Heavy Metal

Larissa Glasser of The Phoenix recently conducted an interview with Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha, creators of the upcoming cartoon series "Dethklok Metalocalypse" about a half-Norwegian/half-American black metal band called DEATHKLOK. Premiering this Sunday (August 6) at 11:45 p.m. on Adult Swim (the adult-oriented television programming block on Cartoon Network) and featuring voice ...

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DOWN Working On Two Albums' Worth Of Material, Planning More Tours

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 two albums' worth of material while planning a tour of the Pacific Rim and ...

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METALLICA Guitarist HAMMETT Selling California Home For $12.5 Million: Photos Available

According to SF.Curbed.com, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett is selling his Pacific Heights, California house for $12.5 million. The Georgian Mansion with 9,519 square feet, nine bedrooms, seven full baths, three half baths, a library, and a "billiard/family room" includes "a deep grassy garden and detached 2-car side-by-side garage," according to a posting on Hammett's realtors' ...

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CROWBAR: 'Broken Glass' To Be Reissued

Candlelight Records will be reissuing CROWBAR's "Broken Glass" album on August 7. Originally released in October 1996 via Pavement Records, "Broken Glass" has been long out of print. It features backing vocals by then-PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo, who is also CROWBAR frontman Kirk Windstein's bandmate in DOWN. CROWBAR's latest album, "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden", was ...

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IRON FIRE: 'Revenge' Concept/Story Explained

Vocalist Martin Steene of the Danish power metallers IRON FIRE (also in FORCE OF EVIL) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Here it is IRON heads. We now have a link up on our homepage with the story and concept behind [the latest IRON FIRE album] 'Revenge'. Due ...

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METALLICA: 'The Simpsons' Guest Appearance To Air In September

According to a posting on METALLICA's official web site, METALLICA's much-anticipated appearance on "The Simpsons" will air as the program's season premiere on September 10, 2006 on the Fox network. Check local listings for channel and showtime in your area. The four members of METALLICA recorded their voices for the program last September. METALLICA joins ...

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The Anatomy Of - BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME has had quite a run of phenomenal albums. This time the band decided to have a little fun with "The Anatomy Of", an album of 14 cover songs from a varied group of acts. Rather than rendering the originals unrecognizable, the quintet took songs from groups like MÖTLEY CRÜE, PINK ...

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DOWN: Photos From Last Night's Hometown Performance Posted Online

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) — made their only North American appearance this year in their hometown at Tipitina's on Saturday, June 24. Although ...

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DOWN: Hometown Show Will Be 'Only North American Appearance' This Year

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) — have confirmed that their headlining show in their hometown at Tipitina's on Saturday, June 24 will be their ...

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A Light In the Dark - METAL CHURCH

Kurdt Vanderhoof is on top of his game lately. You'd have to be, to resurrect a band name sullied by years of indifference and a half-assed reunion, back it with a lineup of near-unknowns, and still come back out of the gate with the great reviews that 2004's "The Weight of the World" saw. That, ...

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DOWN: Hometown Show To Be Webcast

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) — have scheduled a headlining show in their hometown at Tipitina's on Saturday, June 24. A high-quality webcast of ...

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DOWN Joined By VENOM Guitarist At Newcastle Gig

A BLABBERMOUTH.NET visitor by the name of Chris Flynn has submitted the following report: "DOWN blazed through a storming set tonight [May 25] at [the U.K.'s] Newcastle University. Despite rumours, there was no temper tantrums or storming off, Phil [Anselmo, vocals; ex-PANTERA] visibly loved every minute of it, the band was tight as I have ...

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DOWN Confirmed For U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival

DOWN guitarist Pepper Keenan (CORROSION OF CONFORMITY) revealed during the band's appearance at the Rock City in Nottingham, U.K. on Wednesday (May 24) that they have been confirmed for this year's Download festival, set to take place June 9-11 at Donington Park, Leicestershire, England. Other bands scheduled to perform include METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, THE ...

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DOWN: Stockholm Show Downgraded Due To Poor Ticket Sales

Due to poor ticket sales, DOWN's June 6, 2006 show in Stockholm, Sweden has been moved from the 1500-plus-capacity Arenan to the 600-capacity Klubben. The disappointing response to the gig is believed to be at least partly due to the fact that the Sweden Rock festival is taking place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden, with ...

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