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JASON NEWSTED On Rock-Band Therapy: Certain People Are Not Made To Be Opened Up And Exposed

The June 20 edition of The New York Times Magazine contains a long and revealing article about the making of METALLICA's $4.3-million documentary "Some Kind of Monster" that features brand-new interviews with many of the parties involved in the making of the film, including the bandmembers themselve...
June 20, 2004
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KIRK HAMMETT's Grandmother Becomes One Of Gilroy's Oldest Living Residents

Kirk Hammett's (METALLICA) grandmother Baleriana Oyao, who just turned 102, was spotlighted in today's edition of The Gilroy Dispatch as one of Gilroy, California's longest living residents. While Oyao is not able to go out much any more, but she said that she was able to see her famous grandson per...
June 9, 2004
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EXODUS Members Talk About KIRK HAMMETT's Departure To Join METALLICA

The makers of "Get Thrashed", the upcoming documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene, have posted two more preview clips via GetThrashed.com. The first clip features DEATH ANGEL talking about how they were supposed to be on the "Clash of the...
June 9, 2004
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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Explains Absence From DOWNLOAD Festival

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has issued a videotaped message explaining his absence from the group's headlining performance at the Download festival on Sunday (June 6). A BLABBERMOUTH.NET transcript of the message follows: "We've been going pretty hard for most of the year, as you are aware, and we...
June 8, 2004
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Report: MACHINE HEAD, HATEBREED, LIFE OF AGONY Drummers Jammed With METALLICA

According to Metal Hammer, MACHINE HEAD's Dave McClain, HATEBREED's Matt Byrne and LIFE OF AGONY's Sal Abruscato all jammed with James Hetfield, Robert Trujillo and and Kirk Hammett before the METALLICA trio settled on the drum line-up of Joey Jordison (SLIPKNOT),Dave Lombardo (SLAYER) and Flemming...
June 7, 2004
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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Named Best Guitarist At CALIFORNIA MUSIC AWARDS

METALLICA's Kirk Hammett was honored with the "Outstanding Guitarist" award at this year's California Music Awards, which were held Sunday (June 6) at the Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in front of Oakland City Hall. The San Francisco-based heavy metal band were nominated for three awards at the event, includ...
June 7, 2004
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Report: SLIPKNOT Drummer Saves Day For METALLICA At DOWNLOAD

Virtual Festivals reports: "Rock history was made today as METALLICA seized triumph from the jaws of disaster, after drummer Lars Ulrich was hospitalised with a mystery ailment, on the day of their headline performance at the second day of the Download Festival. "Whereas lesser bands would fold in t...
June 6, 2004
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ON A PALE HORSE: Ex-SLIPKNOT Guitarist Makes New Music Available For Download

ON A PALE HORSE, the band featuring ex-SLIPKNOT guitarist Josh Brainard, have made available for download another track from their debut album, "Black Is Not The Darkest Colour". The song, entitled "Eight Directions Eight Dimensions", can be downloaded here. Additional ON A PALE HORSE cuts can be do...
May 24, 2004
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METALLICA Honored At ASCAP's POP MUSIC AWARDS

METALLICA were honored at performing rights groups ASCAP's annual Pop Music Awards, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday (May 18),according to Reuters. ASCAP bestowed its Creative Voice Award on "Lars Ulrich and METALLICA," according to the citation, for the group's "artistic career achievem...
May 19, 2004
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CROWBAR Announce First Hometown Show In Three Years

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR will make their first hometown live appearance in nearly three years on July 9 at the Howlin' Wolf. Support at the show will come from CRAWFISH FOSSIL and SUFFOCATING LINDSAY. Tickets are $8 and doors open at 8:30 p.m. As previously reported, CROWBAR's current tou...
May 19, 2004
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CROWBAR: New Lineup Announced

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR have announced their lineup for their upcoming European tour and beyond. It is as follows: Kirk Windstein (DOWN) - Guitar and Vocals Patrick Bruders (GOATWHORE) - Bass Steve Gibb (ex-BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) - Guitar and Vocals Tommy Buckley (SOILENT GREEN) - Drums As...
May 16, 2004
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The Art Of Dying

DEATH ANGEL were among the cream of the legendary Bay Area metal scene when they burst out of it in 1986, first through a Kirk Hammett-produced demo, then a startling and lively debut album, 1987's "The Ultra-Violence". The relative youth of the band (drummer Andy Galeon was only 14 when that first...
May 13, 2004
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METAL CHURCH: More Live Dates Announced

The current incarnation of METAL CHURCH — guitarists Kurdt Vanderhoof and Jay Reynolds (ex-MALICE),vocalist Ronny Munroe (ex-ROTTWEILLER),drummer Kirk Arrington and bassist Steve Unger — have added more dates in May prior to traveling overseas for an appearance at the Rock Hard festival in Germany...
May 7, 2004
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METALLICA's HETFIELD: It Takes 'Intense Music Fans' To Get Into 'St. Anger'

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield spoke to the Winnipeg Sun last week about his trip to the rehab in 2001, his recovery and the band's eventual "rebirth." The following are some excerpts from that interview: Winnipeg Sun: Are you happy with the reception the new album is getting? James Hetfield: "Ye...
May 6, 2004
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METAL CHURCH: Tacoma Show Announced

The current incarnation of METAL CHURCH — guitarists Kurdt Vanderhoof and Jay Reynolds (ex-MALICE),vocalist Ronny Munroe (ex-ROTTWEILLER),drummer Kirk Arrington and bassist Steve Unger — will be playing several dates in May prior to their appearance at BW&BK 6-Pack Weekend in Cleveland in earl...
May 3, 2004