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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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METALLICA Honored At ASCAP's POP MUSIC AWARDS

METALLICA were honored at performing rights groups ASCAP's annual Pop Music Awards, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday (May 18), according to Reuters. ASCAP bestowed its Creative Voice Award on "Lars Ulrich and METALLICA," according to the citation, for the group's "artistic career achievements and for their work as advocates for all creatives." ...

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CROWBAR Announce First Hometown Show In Three Years

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR will make their first hometown live appearance in nearly three years on July 9 at the Howlin' Wolf. Support at the show will come from CRAWFISH FOSSIL and SUFFOCATING LINDSAY. Tickets are $8 and doors open at 8:30 p.m. As previously reported, CROWBAR's current touring lineup is as follows: Kirk Windstein ...

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CROWBAR: New Lineup Announced

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR have announced their lineup for their upcoming European tour and beyond. It is as follows: Kirk Windstein (DOWN) - Guitar and Vocals Patrick Bruders (GOATWHORE) - Bass Steve Gibb (ex-BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) - Guitar and Vocals Tommy Buckley (SOILENT GREEN) - Drums As previously reported, CROWBAR's forthcoming CD, tentatively titled "Life's ...

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The Art Of Dying - DEATH ANGEL

DEATH ANGEL were among the cream of the legendary Bay Area metal scene when they burst out of it in 1986, first through a Kirk Hammett-produced demo, then a startling and lively debut album, 1987's "The Ultra-Violence". The relative youth of the band (drummer Andy Galeon was only 14 when that first record came out), ...

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METAL CHURCH: More Live Dates Announced

The current incarnation of METAL CHURCH — guitarists Kurdt Vanderhoof and Jay Reynolds (ex-MALICE), vocalist Ronny Munroe (ex-ROTTWEILLER), drummer Kirk Arrington and bassist Steve Unger — have added more dates in May prior to traveling overseas for an appearance at the Rock Hard festival in Germany. Scheduled dates so far include: May 14 – Olympia, ...

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METAL CHURCH: Tacoma Show Announced

The current incarnation of METAL CHURCH — guitarists Kurdt Vanderhoof and Jay Reynolds (ex-MALICE), vocalist Ronny Munroe (ex-ROTTWEILLER), drummer Kirk Arrington and bassist Steve Unger — will be playing several dates in May prior to their appearance at BW&BK 6-Pack Weekend in Cleveland in early June. Newly confirmed is a May 20 concert at the ...

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METAL CHURCH To Open For DEATH ANGEL In Seattle

The current incarnation of METAL CHURCH — guitarists Kurdt Vanderhoof and Jay Reynolds (ex-MALICE), vocalist Ronny Munroe (ex-ROTTWEILLER), drummer Kirk Arrington and bassist Steve Unger — will be opening for DEATH ANGEL on May 22 at Studio 7 in Seattle, Washington. Also set to appear are THE BRAINDEAD, AGONY OF DECEIT, DROWN MARY and PHOENIX ...

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VALUME NOB: Audio Samples Posted Online

VALUME NOB, the Louisiana based band featuring CROWBAR/DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein on bass, have uploaded several tracks from their recently completed CD, "The Most High", at their official web site. Check out the songs "Friends For Life", "Brutal Attack", "You Instead Of Me" and "War of Faith" at this location. The group, who ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH To Host MUCHMUSIC's 'Loud' This Weekend

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich will be hosting Canada's MusicMusic video show "Loud" this Saturday, April 17 at 11:30 p.m. EST. Check your local listings for further details. As previously reported, METALLICA will be honored by ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) at the 21st annual Pop Music Awards held on May 18 at ...

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METALLICA Garner Three CALIFORNIA MUSIC AWARDS Nominations

METALLICA have garnered three nominations at this year's California Music Awards, which are scheduled to be held June 6 from noon-6 p.m. at the Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in front of Oakland City Hall. The San Francisco-based heavy metal band are nominated for outstanding hard rock album ("St. Anger"), best guitarist (Kirk Hammett) and best ...

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