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HENRY ROLLINS To Guest On WILLIAM SHATNER's Solo CD

Former BLACK FLAG frontman Henry Rollins has recorded a guest appearance for the new album from actor William Shatner, according to Ananova. Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk in the original TV series "Star Trek", has also enlisted Joe Jackson and country star Brad Paisley to guest on the album. The album will be ...

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DOWN Sever Ties With ELEKTRA RECORDS

DOWN, the New Orleans supergroup featuring Philip Anselmo (vocals, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA), Pepper Keenan (guitars, C.O.C.), Jimmy Bower (drums, EYETHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL), Rex Brown (bass, ex-PANTERA) and Kirk Windstein (guitars, CROWBAR), have severed their ties with Elektra Records, according to DOWN's official webmaster Justin. Anselmo, who has made it clear in recent interviews that he ...

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CROWBAR Complete New CD, Seek Record Deal

CROWBAR guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hey ya'll, Kirk here again. We just want to let ya'll know that things are moving along well, albeit, rather slowly with the new CROWBAR deal. We want to take our time and get the best deal for this new ...

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METALLICA: Official Book To Surface Next Summer

METALLICA have signed with Broadway Books to publish the group's first-ever official book, a lavishly illustrated scrapbook of the band's spectacular journey. Charlie Conrad, executive editor of Broadway Books, acquired world and serial rights. The project is represented by Lydia Wills of Writers and Artists Agency International, which also provides personal appearance representation for METALLICA. ...

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METALLICA Confirmed For Portugal's ROCK IN RIO Festival

METALLICA have been confirmed to perform at the Rock in Rio-Lisbon festival in Lisbon, Portugal on June 4, the third night of the five-day event. Also scheduled to appear at the event are GUNS N' ROSES, who will top the bill on May 30. The following are the currently confirmed dates for METALLICA's spring 2004 ...

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VALUME NOB: Upcoming Shows Announced

VALUME NOB, the Louisiana based band featuring CROWBAR guitarist Kirk Windstein on bass, have lined up the following shows during December: Dec. 05 – New Orlans, LA @ Dixie Tavern Dec. 27 – Metairie, LA @ Zeppelins (w/ LACERATE, KILLING MERCY) The band, who describe their music as "AGNOSTIC FRONT meets CELTIC FROST with an ...

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METAL CHURCH: In Recording Mode

Long-running Seattle metallers METAL CHURCH have entered the studio to begin recording the follow-up to 1999's "Masterpeace", tentatively due in early 2004. The group's current lineup includes original members Kurdt Vanderhoof (guitar) and Kirk Arrington (drums) alongside three new members, including vocalist Ronny Munroe, who had most recently spent time in the Seattle metal band ...

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KERRY KING Talks About METALLICA, Next SLAYER CD

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King gave a lengthy interview to Metal Edge magazine in which he discussed a number of topics, including the progress of the songwriting sessions for SLAYER's next album and METALLICA's evolution from an underground thrash phenomenon to one of the most commercially successful heavy rock bands in the world. The following are ...

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KIRK HAMMETT Says BEATALLICA Are 'Cool'

BEATALLICA, the Midwestern band which "covers BEATLES songs in the style of METALLICA, infusing the lyrics and arrangements of Fab Four standards with wonderfully unsubtle references to METALLICA's songs and a spot-on imitation of James Hetfield's distinctive vocals" (Ice magazine), were recently featured in Bizarre magazine. The journalist who wrote the article also ...

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METALLICA's ULRICH Defends Snare-Drum Sound On 'St. Anger'

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich called into "The Cane Show" on 92.3 K-Rock on Wednesday (August 20) to announce the band's upcoming club gig at New York's 500-capacity Bowery Ballroom on Aug. 29. During the conversation, Ulrich was asked to comment on the incessant criticism leveled at the group over the sound of their latest CD, ...

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CROWBAR: New Studio Photos Available Online

A bunch more photos of the new CROWBAR lineup — guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein (DOWN), bassist Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN) and drummer Craig Nunenmacher (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) — recording their new album, tentatively titled "You Don't Need An Enemy To Have A War", have been posted online at this location. As previously reported, CROWBAR ...

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METALLICA's Therapist Urged LARS ULRICH To Meet With DAVE MUSTAINE

METALLICA's "performance coach" Phil Towle, a 64-year-old former psychotherapist who was brought into the picture in January 2001 to help James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Lars Ulrich repair their relationship with Jason Newsted, recently spoke to Classic Rock magazine about his work with the group to help them connect to each other, to their loved ...

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Review: METALLICA Blows Away Competition At San Francisco Event

Mark Whittington of The Mercury News reports that METALLICA returned home to San Francisco on Sunday (August 10) as rock's triumphant warlords. "The band that brought heavy metal to the mainstream was greeted by 45,000 loyal subjects at Candlestick Park. They reveled for eight hours as the 18-city Summer Sanitarium made its final stop. "Four ...

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Review: METALLICA Heavy, But Fan Turnout Light

Dave Ferman of Star-Telegram reports that METALLICA, the biggest name in heavy metal throughout the '90s, "didn't even come close to filling Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas Sunday night (Aug. 3). The floor was crowded but much of the upper deck sat empty. "Far-short-of-capacity houses have been the rule on the band's Summer Sanitarium 2003 ...

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CROWBAR: More Studio Photos Posted Online

A bunch of photos of the new CROWBAR lineup — guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein (DOWN), bassist Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN) and drummer Craig Nunenmacher (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) — rehearsing for and recording their upcoming album, tentatively titled "You Don't Need An Enemy To Have A War", have been posted online at this location. As ...

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CROWBAR: New Lineup Photos Posted Online

A couple of photos of the new CROWBAR lineup — guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein (DOWN), bassist Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN) and drummer Craig Nunenmacher (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) — rehearsing for the recording of their upcoming album, tentatively titled "You Don't Need An Enemy To Have A War", have been posted online. Check them out:

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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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