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VALUME NOB: Live Shows Announced

VALUME NOB, the Louisiana based band featuring CROWBAR/DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein on bass, have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Sep. 17 - New Orleans, LA - The State Palace Theatre Oct. 07 - Auburn, AL - Roosters,Rythm,& Brews Oct. 08 - Tampa, FL - The Brass Mug Oct. 09 - Pensacola, ...

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Review: Anger Management Bad For METALLICA

Jim Derogatis of the Chicago Sun-Times reviewed METALLICA's headlining performance at Chicago's Allstate Arena Friday night (August 27). An excerpt from his review follows: "The problem with METALLICA's more than two-hour set, however, was that Hetfield and his bandmates — who've famously benefitted from band therapy sessions and all sorts of personal growth ...

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VALUME NOB: Extended EP To Include Live Tracks, Band Interview

VALUME NOB, the Louisiana based band featuring CROWBAR/DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein on bass, will be releasing an extended version of their previously recorded "The Most High" EP on October 19 through Crash Music Inc. The CD will contain the four songs from the original recording as well as two "live" bonus tracks and a 30-minute ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Gets His Dream Car

C.W. Nevius of the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett has bought a 1936 Ford coupe done up by custom car legend Cole Foster of Salinas Boys Customs. Nearly finished, the car will make its debut at the Goodguys 18th West Coast Rod and Custom Nationals at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds, Aug. ...

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ON A PALE HORSE To Enter Studio In September

ON A PALE HORSE, the band featuring ex-SLIPKNOT guitarist Josh Brainard, will enter Junior's Motel studio in Otho, Iowa in September with producer Kirk Kaufmann to record their sophomore album, tentatively titled "Riding the Wind". The follow-up to "Black Is Not the Darkest Colour" will contain 12 songs. Two additional cuts will surface on a ...

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CROWBAR Sign With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR have signed a worldwide deal with Candlelight Records. The group's new album, "Life's Blood For The Downtrodden", is expected to see a February 8, 2005 Stateside release date. Final studio work on the album, produced by the working team of Warren Riker (DOWN) and Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN), is planned in ...

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METAL CHURCH: New Album Delayed Until September

SPV Records has pushed back the release date of METAL CHURCH's new album, "The Weight Of The World", to September 28, 2004 (USA) and September 29, 2004 (Europe) in order to more heavily promote the CD, according to a posting at the group's web site. "[The band's management] is very pleased with how well METAL ...

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METALLICA: More Book Signing Details Revealed

More details have been announced regarding METALLICA's "So What: The Good, The Mad, and The Ugly" book signing in Minnesota on August 16. To get your book signed, you must get a special wristband, which will be available at the following locations: Sam Goody 1300 Southdale Center Edina, MN 55435 (612) 927-6277 Sam Goody Northtown ...

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METALLICA: 'So What' Book Preview Available Online

METALLICA's official web site has uploaded the first preview of the band's upcoming book, "So What: The Good, The Mad, and The Ugly". A posting at the site reads: "An example of how we have handled the massive task of grabbing sponsor section highlights. Each band member has two blasts within the book, and we ...

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METALLICA Schedule Book-Signing Session

To celebrate the release of their first official book, "So What: The Good, The Mad, and The Ugly" (Broadway Books), METALLICA will be signing books at First Avenue in Minneapolis immediately following their appearance at the Excel Energy Center in St. Paul on August 16. Because "So What!" the book hits stores the next day, ...

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METALLICA Guitarist's Grandmother Passes Away

Kirk Hammett's (METALLICA) grandmother Baleriana Oyao, who was profiled in the June 9 edition of The Gilroy Dispatch as one of Gilroy, California's longest living residents, passed away on July 18 at her Gilroy, California home. She was 102. During her interview with The Gilroy Dispatch, Baleriana revealed that she was recently able ...

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VALUME NOB Set Release Date For EP

VALUME NOB, the Louisiana based band featuring CROWBAR/DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein on bass, have set an October 19 release date through Crash Music Inc. (formerly Pavement Music) for their debut EP, "The Most High". A video for the track "Boots" will be shot in New Orleans in August. The group, who describe their music as ...

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METALLICA's 'Monster' Earns $45,000 In Opening Weekend

"Metallica: Some Kind of Monster", which follows the heavy metal band through the creation of their latest album, "St. Anger", and group therapy, had the highest per-screen average of the two documentaries that opened in limited release this weekend. The IFC Films release, which is unrated, earned $15,000 at each of the three sites it ...

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LARS ULRICH: 'I've Always Felt Like Hugging DAVE MUSTAINE'

METALLICA's Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield recently conducted separate interviews with CHUD.com about the making of their $4.3-million documentary "Some Kind of Monster". Several excerpts from the interviews follow: On the sequence when former METALLICA guitarist Dave Mustaine joins Ulrich for a one-on-one therapy session: Lars Ulrich: "That interaction was emotional on many different levels. ...

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CROWBAR: Photos Of New Lineup Posted Online

Several photos of the new CROWBAR lineup performing live at Markthalle in Hamburg, Germany Monday night (June 28) have been posted online at this location (courtesy of Metal-Inside.de). As previously reported, CROWBAR's current touring lineup is as follows: Kirk Windstein (DOWN) - Guitar and Vocals Patrick Bruders (GOATWHORE) - Bass Steve Gibb (ex-BLACK ...

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VALUME NOB To Sign With CRASH MUSIC INC.

VALUME NOB, the Louisiana based band featuring CROWBAR/DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein on bass, are currently negotiating a record deal with Crash Music Inc. (formerly Pavement Music). The contracts will be finalized within the next couple of weeks, with plans to release the group's recently completed CD, "The Most High", in late November. A video for ...

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CROWBAR: New Album Delayed Until 2005?

CROWBAR frontman Kirk Windstein has told Germany's Metal-Inside.de that the group's long-awaited new album, "Life's Blood For The Downtrodden", will be mixed after the band return from their German tour in August and is unlikely to surface before early 2005. The follow-up to 2001's "Sonic Excess In Its Purest Form", "Life's Blood For ...

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JASON NEWSTED On Rock-Band Therapy: Certain People Are Not Made To Be Opened Up And Exposed

The June 20 edition of The New York Times Magazine contains a long and revealing article about the making of METALLICA's $4.3-million documentary "Some Kind of Monster" that features brand-new interviews with many of the parties involved in the making of the film, including the bandmembers themselves, the filmmakers and the group's now-former therapist. Several ...

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