April 3, 2003

KORN, LIMP BIZKIT, SUM 41, and AVRIL LAVIGNE have signed on to take part in MTV's METALLICA "mtvICON" special, according to Billboard. As previously reported, the event, to be broadcast May 6 by the music network, will find artists performing METALLICA's songs and saluting the group's influential career. METALLICA will perform during the finale of the taping.

In conjunction with the show, MTV.com is sponsoring an Ultimate Fan Contest, which will award one winner a trip to the taping. The web site is also encouraging fans to upload their own METALLICA photos and share stories about their experiences with the group.

METALLICA's new album, "St. Anger", arrives June 10 via Elektra. As previously reported, the set will come bundled with a bonus DVD, featuring the band playing each of the album's 11 tracks in a live setting.

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