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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of KIRK HAMMETT, ROBERT TRUJILLO And WHITFIELD CRANE Covering BLACK SABBATH's 'War Pigs'

METALLICA members Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo, along with their good friends Whitfield Crane (UGLY KID JOE), Joey Castillo (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, ZAKK SABBATH) and Doc Coyle (BAD WOLVES, GOD FORBID), performed on July 26 at Cosmopolitan Music Hall at Cosmo Music in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. Dubbed THE WEDDING BAND, they played ...

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KIRK HAMMETT Says Country Star LORETTA LYNN 'Was So Tickled' By METALLICA's Live 'Doodle' Of Her Song

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett recently spoke with Neil Shukla, Paul Luis and Mark Hebert of the Toronto musical instrument superstore Cosmo Music. The five-part "Rockstars In Cars" interview can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow. On classical music: Kirk: "I am consumed by classical music — totally consumed by a bunch of different classical ...

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Watch ANTHRAX's JOEY BELLADONNA Sing U.S. National Anthem Before CHICAGO WHITE SOX Vs. KANSAS CITY ROYALS Game

Earlier today (Thursday, September 12), ANTHRAX frontman Joey Belladonna sang the U.S. national anthem before Chicago White Sox's game against the Kansas City Royals at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. Video footage of his rendition can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user ""theREALkongzilla"). Belladonna, who has sung the U.S. national anthem at a ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer DAN NELSON Disputes Assault Allegations: 'There Was No Bloody Altercation,' Attorney Says

An attorney for former ANTHRAX singer Dan Nelson has disputed allegations that his client beat two elderly men inside a Queens, New York hotel last month. The 43-year-old musician is accused of punching the older men on August 30 at the Aloft New York LaGuardia Airport hotel in East Elmhurst. The alleged attack happened after ...

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PHIL RIND On Departure Of Founding SACRED REICH Member JASON RAINEY: 'It's A Real Heartbreaking Thing'

Michael Francisco of Sonic Perspectives recently conducted an interview with frontman Phil Rind of veteran Arizona thrashers SACRED REICH. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why founding member and longtime guitarist Jason Rainey departed SACRED REICH earlier this year: Phil: "Unfortunately, ...

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SACRED REICH's PHIL RIND: 'We're Not Going To Stop Saying What We Believe In Because We're Afraid Of Losing Some Sales'

SACRED REICH bassist/vocalist Phil Rind recently spoke with Chuck Marshall of Metal Wani. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the recording sessions for the group's new album, "Awakening": Phil: "It was really special. It took a long time to get to that point — getting ...

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UGLY KID JOE Vocalist WHITFIELD CRANE To Record Solo Album After Upcoming U.K. Tour

UGLY KID JOE vocalist Whitfield Crane recently spoke with Australia's Silver Tiger Media. The full conversation can be streamed at this location. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On ORCHESTRA OF DOOM, his symphonic tribute to BLACK SABBATH: Crane: "A 35-piece orchestra, all analog, no Marshall stacks... it's a cross-pollination that ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Releases Video For 'Sleeping Giants' Title Track Feat. DARRYL 'DMC' MCDANIELS

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has released a video for "Sleeping Giants", the title track of his debut solo release, in stores now via Combat Records. "Sleeping Giants" is a companion release to Ellefson's new memoir, "More Life With Deth", in stores now via Jawbone Press. The track features lead vocals by Ellefson's partner, and "More ...

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SACRED REICH: Lyric Video For New Song 'Divide And Conquer'

The official lyric video for "Divide And Conquer", a new song from Arizona thrash metal veterans SACRED REICH, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Awakening", which is being released today (Friday, August 23) via Metal Blade Records. SACRED REICH's first LP in 23 years was produced by Arthur ...

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SLIPKNOT's CLOWN Is 'Ecstatic' About TORTILLA MAN's Addition To Band

SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan says that he is "ecstatic" about the band's newest member — the percussionist nicknamed "Tortilla Man." Tortilla Man joined SLIPKNOT three months ago, when he was first featured in the video for comeback single "Unsainted". He came into the group following the acrimonious departure of Chris Fehn. The masked metallers ...

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ANTHRAX To Take Part In Recording Master Class At SWEETWATER STUDIOS

Sweetwater Studios, the world-class recording studio owned and operated by music retailer Sweetwater Sound, has announced that it will host a special recording master class with thrash metal architects ANTHRAX. The exclusive two-day class — the ultimate multi-day learning experience for metal fans who want to learn the art of studio recording — will be ...

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