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GRAVEYARD RODEO: Reunion Show Planned?

Legendary Lousiana hardcore/metal pioneers GRAVEYARD RODEO, who once featured in their ranks current CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, are said to be planning a reunion show in early 2005, possibly in February at Dixie Tavern in New Orleans. GRAVEYARD RODEO released a debut album, "Sowing Discord In the Haunts of Man", through Century Media ...

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ANDREW W.K. Sings With FEAR FACTORY

Andrew W.K. had the "honor" of singing with FEAR FACTORY during their New York City concert at the Roseland Ballroom Wednesday night (Oct. 13), according to a posting on the singer's web site. "Andrew helped sing the song 'Edgecrusher' from the band's 'Obsolete' album," the posting continues. "It was really fun to sing ...

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VALUME NOB Confirmed For VOODOO MUSIC EXPERIENCE

VALUME NOB, the Louisiana based band featuring CROWBAR/DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein on bass, have been confirmed to play the sixth annual Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans. This year's lineup includes THE BEASTIE BOYS, KID ROCK, VELVET REVOLVER and more. VALUME NOB will take the stage at 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, October 16. As previously ...

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METALLICA: 'Jane Pauley' Promo Clip Posted Online

A brief promotional video for METALLICA's appearance on "The Jane Pauley Show" has been posted online at this location (Quicktime). According to MTV.com, METALLICA taught Pauley how to rock for Thursday's (Sept. 30) episode of her show, which is recorded live before a studio audience. After a discussion about the band's experience with ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT, ROB ZOMBIE Remember JOHNNY RAMONE

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett and Rob Zombie are among the musicians that have contributed testimonials to the enduring influence of Johnny Ramone and his seminal punk rock outfit the RAMONES in the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine. Kirk Hammett: "I would come into contact with Johnny in the mid-Eighties, and I was intimidated. I'd ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE: JAMES HETFIELD Is Jealous Of Me

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has spoken to Canada's Chart Attack about the inclusion of a scene in METALLICA's "Some Kind of Monster" documentary in which METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich sits down with Mustaine for a one-on-one therapy session. "Everyone says how the part with me [in the movie] is the most intense. Yeah, ...

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KIRK HAMMETT Hopes New METALLICA Album Will Be Completed By End Of 2005

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett recently spoke to the Cleveland Free Times regarding Jason Newsted's departure, the "Some Kind of Monster" documentary, touring and the next studio album which he hopes will be completed by the end of the year. Several excerpts from the interview follow: On Jason Newsted's departure: Kirk Hammett: "It was pretty devastating ...

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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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