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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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CROWBAR Announce New Guitarist, Line Up European Tour Dates

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR have recruited former BLACK LABEL SOCIETY bassist Steve Gibb as their new guitarist. "I'm really stoked and so is Steve," CROWBAR frontman Kirk Windstein writes on the band's web site. "He's a great guy. I've been knowing him for about four years now, and it looks like he'll be in it ...

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VALUME NOB To Release 'The Most High' Next Month

VALUME NOB, the Louisiana based band featuring CROWBAR/DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein on bass, have completed work on a new CD, entitled "The Most High", due on April 13 through the group's own label. A video for the song "Boots" will be released in early summer. The group, who describe their music as "AGNOSTIC FRONT meets ...

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Report: METALLICA Drummer's Decade-Long Art Obsession

Lydia Adetunji of the Financial Times reports that METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich does not fit the stereotypes of the heavy-metal musician. For one thing, he is a serious art collector. As METALLICA became more successful and began to tour the world, he took to slipping into galleries on his days off. One day in 1993, ...

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METALLICA: 'This Monster Lives' Book Due In November

"Metallica: This Monster Lives", a book chronicling filmmaker Joe Berlinger's three years spent with METALLICA making the "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster" documentary, is due in November via Martins Press. "It will be designed to tie into the DVD release of the film, which will be [in early 2005]," Berlinger told MTV.com last October. "The ...

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VALUME NOB: Live Schedule Updated

VALUME NOB, the Louisiana based band featuring CROWBAR/DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein on bass, have added a Baton Rouge show to their upcoming itinerary. The group's schedule is shaping up as follows: Apr. 02 - Spanish Moon - Baton Rouge, LA Apr. 03 - Zeppelins - Metairie, LA As previously reported, VALUME NOB will be entering ...

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Review: METALLICA Played With Energy To Spare At Tour Kick-Off

Michael Senft of The Arizona Republic has reviewed METALLICA's U.S. tour-opening performance at America West Arena in Phoenix Tuesday night (March 2). "Conspicuously scarce [in the group's set] were tracks from the quartet's new album, 'St. Anger'," he wrote. "Perhaps the band realizes that its newer material does not measure up to past efforts, because ...

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VALUME NOB Hit The Studio, Schedule Shows

VALUME NOB, the Louisiana based band featuring CROWBAR/DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein on bass, will be entering the studio March 14 to begin recording some new material for a spring release. In the meantime, the band have announced the following shows in April: Apr. 02 - T.B.A. Apr. 03 - Zeppelins - Metairie, La The group, ...

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METALLICA To Release 'Presidio' Material On Upcoming Soundtrack

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield has revealed that plans exist for the band to release some of the material written and recorded in 2001 shortly before he went into rehab. Speaking to Sweden's Close-Up magazine for its February 2004 issue, Hetfield said, "There's tons of stuff left over from the Presidio [a rented barrack at the ...

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FEAR FACTORY: New Tour Report Posted Online

FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell has posted the following tour report on the band's official web site: "Aussie, aussie, aussie! OI, OI, OI!!! "The Big Day Out in Melbourne had the biggest turn-out on record. The grounds were teaming with people, like army ants en masse. It was really something to see. We went ...

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