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METALLICA Guitarist: 'SUMMER SANITARIUM Is Not A Big Money Maker'

Despite the fact that tickets for METALLICA's Summer Sanitarium extravaganza are going for an eye-popping $75, the group's guitarist Kirk Hammett says that the band don't stand to make much money from the month-long trek. "I'll be 100 percent honest, Summer Sanitarium is not a big money maker," Hammett told Seattle Post-Intelligencer. "There are so ...

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METALLICA Hire Psychologist For 'St. Anger' Management

Jon Bream of the Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that when shit hit the fan, METALLICA "brought in sports psychologist Phil Towle, who has worked with pro football's St. Louis Rams, an Olympic silver-medalist swimmer and other athletes. "Towle's first session with METALLICA was coincidentally the day bassist Jason Newsted unexpectedly announced he was quitting ...

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METALLICA's HAMMETT Says Lawsuit Hoax Was 'Hilarious'

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett spoke to Daniel Durchholz of St. Louis Post-Dispatch about last week's bogus report that the litigious hard-rock band, which has gone to court on several occasions to protect its brand name and copyrighted material, was suing a little-known Canadian group called UNFAITH for unauthorized use of the "METALLICA-branded" chords ...

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GREAT WHITE On First Tour Since Rhode Island Fire

Kirk Montgomery and Demetria Gallegos of DenverPost.com are reporting that "the rock band associated with one of the worst nightclub disasters in history kicks off its first concert tour since the tragedy tonight and Wednesday in Colorado. GREAT WHITE plays tonight (July 22) at the Logan County Fairgrounds in Sterling and Wednesday (July 23) at ...

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METALLICA To Film 'Frantic' Video In Montreal

METALLICA will film a video for the track "Frantic" in the suburbs of Montreal, Quebec early next week, according to Journal de Montreal. The band, who are scheduled to perform at Parc Jean Drapeau Sunday night (July 20) as part of the Summer Sanitarium Tour, will spend a couple of extra days in the city ...

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CROWBAR Frontman: The New Record Will Smoke!

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR, the long-running band founded by DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein, will enter the studio on July 28 to begin recording their seventh studio album, "You Don't Need An Enemy To Have A War", tentatively due at the end of the year through Spitfire Records. "I know ya'll haven't heard anything about CROWBAR ...

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Heavy Metal Is Music Of Choice For Discriminating Gay Couples

Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien on Thursday (June 19) introduced a bill to permit same-sex marriages, a move that follows court rulings in Canada striking down the country's definition of marriage because it specified a union between a man and a woman. Joel McConvey of Toronto's Eye Weekly examined the musical choices available to a ...

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VANDERHOOF: Bringing Back '70s Hard Rock

Nearly six years after the release of the self-titled debut, legendary METAL CHURCH guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof's alter ego outfit VANDERHOOF returns with a dynamic follow-up, the adventurous "A Blur In Time". Released once again through SPV Records, the album pays homage to the acts of the '70s that made hard rock memorable, while implementing an ...

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St. Anger - METALLICA

In many ways, "St. Anger" is the most anticipated, yet most dreaded, metal release since, well, the last METALLICA album. Twenty years (to the month) after the arrival of their monumental debut, "Kill 'Em All", this band still has the ability to command the attention of the entire metal community — from their legions of ...

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New CROWBAR Album To Be Produced By PANTERA Bassist

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR, the long-running band founded by DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein, have set "You Don't Need An Enemy To Have A War" as the tentative title for their seventh studio album, tentatively due at the end of the year. "It's a title I've had for years," Windstein explained in a recent online posting. ...

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DOWN Guitarist: 'PHILIP ANSELMO Is Hung Like An Elephant!'

A METALLICA cover story in the current issue of Revolver magazine seems to have struck a chord with Philip Anselmo fans...and it wasn't because of anything members of METALLICA said. Rather, it appears that the PANTERA/DOWN singer's fans were irked by the author's description of a scene from METALLICA's Northern California headquarters, where a cover ...

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METALLICA To Film New Video Next Week

METALLICA will be filming a video for the title track to their new album, "St. Anger", next week at an as-yet-undisclosed location, a representative of Mercury Records U.K. revealed Monday (April 28) during a listening session for the CD in Stockholm, Sweden. There will be no single released prior to the album, which is scheduled ...

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ANCIENT Singer Joins Seattle's BYAXIS

ANCIENT vocalist Deadly Kristin has joined a technical Seattle-based progressive death metal band called BYAXIS. The band's current lineup is as follows: Deadly Kristin – vocals Shannon Sharp - 7-string guitars Kirk Meredith - 7-string guitars Justin Hoffman - 6-string bass Clint Clark - drums All members of BYAXIS are said to be acclaimed musicians ...

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METALLICA's HAMMETT Says He Does Not Fear Overseas Travel

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett was recently asked if the impending war in Iraq made him think twice about traveling overseas, as the band intend to do in June when they travel to Europe to play festivals before they come back home for their Summer Sanitarium tour, which starts July 4. "I can't wait," Hammett said. ...

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It's Official: ROBERT TRUJILLO Joins METALLICA!

As first predicted here last week, METALLICA have officially announced the addition of bassist Robert Trujillo to the group's ranks. Trujillo, a former member of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and OZZY OSBOURNE, fills the slot left vacant by the departure of Jason Newsted. "We've all known, and have been huge fans of Rob since ...

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METALLICA: SANITARIUM Schedule To Accommodate Working Fans

METALLICA have made every effort to accommodate their fans who have to work during the week when devising the touring schedule for the upcoming Summer Sanitarium 2003. "We learned last time around that booking stadium shows on weekdays...not a great thing," METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich said. "Not to get too smart and too analytical, but ...

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JASON NEWSTED: 'METALLICA Are A Joke!'

Ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has slammed his former bandmates over their decision to tour this summer with LINKIN PARK and LIMP BIZKIT, calling the move "an obvious cash thing" and claiming that the group are "not staying true to their words." "It's a joke, I think METALLICA are just a joke," Newsted told Britain's

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METALLICA's HAMMETT Speaks Out On THE RAMONES

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett recently spoke to the Los Angeles Times about the band's contribution to THE RAMONES tribute album, "We're A Happy Family" (in the form of the track "53rd and 3rd"), and the legendary New York group's enduring influence on the current music scene. "I think just now culture is beginning to get ...

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METALLICA Address Bassist Rumors, Upcoming CD

On Wednesday (Feb. 5) after announcing the Summer Sanitarium 2003 Tour, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich was asked about the vacant bassist position in the group and rumors of ex-MARILYN MANSON member Twiggy Ramirez or OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Robert Trujillo joining. "It's not our job to... I hate to confirm or deny horseshit that they say," ...

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