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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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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH: It's CRUNCH TIME Again!

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has posted the following update to the "Jump In The Studio" section of the band's official web site: "Not much to report today. Not much to report today??!! What the fuck kind of a site are we running here? Somebody give me some fucking information here. Oh..it is supposed to come ...

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DOWN/CROWBAR Guitarist Joins VALUME NOB

DOWN/CROWBAR guitarist Kirk Windstein has joined New Orleans' VALUME NOB as the band's temporary bassist. Windstein, who recently commenced the songwriting process for the next CROWBAR album, made his live debut with the group on Friday (Jan. 17) at Dixie Taverne in New Orleans and will reportedly be appearing with the band at all of ...

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METALLICA Play Surprise Show In California Parking Lot!

METALLICA performed a short set this afternoon on a flatbed truck in the parking lot of the Network Coliseum in Oakland, California (the site of the much-anticipated Raiders/Titans game). Pictures and video will be posted on the group's official web site later tonight. The surprise performance, which featured producer Bob Rock on bass alongside guitarist/vocalist ...

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METALLICA Bassist Search: Rumors Abound

Former SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and current OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Robert Trujillo is rumored to have made three trips to METALLICA's Bay Area headquarters in the recent weeks to audition for the vacant bassist slot in the group. Also said to have tried out for the band is former MARILYN MANSON bassist Twiggy Ramirez, a close friend ...

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CROWBAR: New Studio Album On The Way

New Orleans sludge meisters CROWBAR, who feature in their ranks DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein, have commenced the songwriting process for their seventh studio album, tentatively due at the end of the year. "[The album will be recorded] as soon as I write it," Windstein said in a posting on the official DOWN message board. "I'm ...

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METALLICA Launch Bassist Search: 'The Vibe Is The Most Important Thing'

METALLICA's search to replace bassist Jason Newsted officially got underway last week, the group have announced via their web site (www.metallica.com). The band, who split with Newsted in January 2001 following disagreements over Jason's then-side project ECHOBRAIN, had previously maintained that they would wait until they had finished the recordings for their new album before ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT: 'MESHUGGAH Is Brilliant'

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett has been singing the praises of Sweden's MESHUGGAH, calling the band's music "really fucking interesting." “You know, I think MESHUGGAH is brilliant," Hammett said in a recent interview with journalist Martin Popoff. "A lot of that extreme stuff doesn't make much sense to me, but when I heard MESHUGGAH, and everybody ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD: Captain Crunch Lives!

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield has posted the following message to the Jump In The Fire section of the group's official web site: "[Right now, I'm] taking a break, [drummer] Lars [Ulrich] is arranging a song, it's an important part of songwriting, yet the most boring part for me. I am still there in spirit. While ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Recovering Faster Than Expected

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett appears to be recovering faster than expected following his accident this past weekend when he was stabbed by his surfboard while being tossed by a wave. According to the group's official web site, "a couple of days ago we all heard from Kirk, 'I should be back playing guitar in about ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT: Our New Stuff Sounds Like MESHUGGAH!!

In what appears to have been intended as a joke, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett and drummer Lars Ulrich have compared some of the group's newest compositions to those of MESHUGGAH, HATEBREED and ENTOMBED. The following are the duo's most recent postings to the "Jump In The Studio" section of the band's official web site: Kirk ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH: 'SYSTEM OF A DOWN Blew My Head Off'

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has become "extra-inspired" to create some killer new music after seeing SYSTEM OF A DOWN perform at Ozzfest 2002 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California this past Sunday. Here is the drummer's post on the subject as it appears in the "Jump In The Studio" section of the group's official ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT: New Songs Have "Fighting Spirit"

The brand new issue of Rolling Stone magazine (issue #904, cover date: September 5, 2002) includes a short METALLICA studio report containing a few more details about the group's approach to the recording process for the band's much-anticipated new CD, tentatively due in early 2003. Among the topics covered in the article are the following: ...

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JIMI HENDRIX Tops Guitar Greats Poll

Rock legend JIMI HENDRIX has been voted the greatest guitarist of all time in a poll of readers of UK music magazine Total Guitar. LED ZEPPELIN's Jimmy Page came in at number two, while former CREAM member-turned-soloist Eric Clapton landed at three. Also appearing in the Top 20 are Slash (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Eddie Van ...

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