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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


Pittsburgh, PA multi-instrumental duo ZOMBI have signed to Relapse Records. The progressive group will release their new full-length CD, "Cosmos", in August. ZOMBI (bassist/multi-instrumentalist Steve Moore and drummer/multi-instrumentalist A.E. Paterra) create boundless, leering soundscapes inspire...
June 10, 2004

Review: METALLICA Documentary Is A Piercing Vision Of Band Teetering On The Brink Of Collapse

Nicholas Schager of has reviewed METALLICA's much-anticipated $4-million documentary, "Some Kind of Monster". As previously reported, the film is initially expected to be released in small theaters July 9 in such cities as New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, with plans to show th...
June 8, 2004

Ex-MARILYN MANSON Guitarist Talks About Release Of Early Recordings

Former MARILYN MANSON guitarist Scott Putesky (a.k.a. Daisy Berkowitz) has spoken to the Associated Press about the release of "Lunch Boxes & Choklit Cows", a compact disc of recordings made in the early 1990s when the band was known as THE SPOOKY KIDS. Prior to the release of Manson's 1994 debu...
May 8, 2004

Early MARILYN MANSON Recordings To Be Released reports: "Early work by MARILYN MANSON and his original band THE SPOOKY KIDS is hitting shelves Tuesday under the name 'Lunch Boxes and Choklit Cows'. Prior to the release of Manson's 1994 debut, 'Portrait of an American Family', THE SPOOKY KIDS — Manson (then Brian Warner),Daisy Berkowitz...
April 16, 2004

DAMAGEPLAN/CANTRELL Collaboration: Sound Clip Posted Online

The DAMAGEPLAN fan site has uploaded a 30-second clip of DAMAGEPLAN's collaboration with ex-ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, a song called "Ashes To Ashes", at this location. As previously reported, "Ashes To Ashes" is featured on the upcoming soundtrack to the movie "Puni...
March 21, 2004

METALLICA: 'This Monster Lives' Book Due In November

"Metallica: This Monster Lives", a book chronicling filmmaker Joe Berlinger's three years spent with METALLICA making the "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster" documentary, is due in November via Martins Press. "It will be designed to tie into the DVD release of the film, which will be [in early 2005],"...
March 4, 2004

ELDRITCH To Release New Album In May

Italian progressive-aggressive metal band ELDRITCH are scheduled to release their long-awaited fifth album, "Portrait Of The Abyss Within", on May 24 through Limb Music Products. According to a statement from Limb Music, "this album shows the band at its maximum level of songwriting and playing. The...
February 27, 2004

DAMAGEPLAN's Collaboration With JERRY CANTRELL Confirmed For 'Punisher' Soundtrack

DAMAGEPLAN's collaboration with ex-ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, a song called "Ashes To Ashes", will be featured on the upcoming on the soundtrack to the movie "Punisher", due on March 23 through Wind-Up Records. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. DROWNING POOL...
February 25, 2004

METALLICA's 'Monster' Documentary Part Of SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2004 Lineup

"Metallica: Some Kind of Monster", an unusual look at the heavy metal band undergoing group therapy to help its members through addiction, fatherhood and "near-total disintegration" while recording their first original studio album in six years, has been announced as one of the entries for the "Amer...
December 2, 2003

Tribute To RITCHIE BLACKMORE To Arrive In November

A tribute to former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, titled "Blackmore's Castle: A Tribute to Deep Purple and Rainbow", is slated for release on November 11 through Lion Music. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. MISTER KITE – Bloodsucker 02. TRANSCENDENCE –...
October 21, 2003

METALLICA: 'Some Kind of Monster' Movie To Receive Theatrical Release By March

"Some Kind of Monster", a movie about the hardships, struggles and frustrations METALLICA experienced while creating "St. Anger", has been submitted to the Sundance Film festival for consideration, and several distributors are interested in releasing the movie, which should be in theaters by March,...
October 16, 2003

THE HELLACOPTERS: New Collection Of Rarities, DVD On The Way

Sweden's THE HELLACOPTERS, who feature in their ranks former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson on guitar/vocals, are compiling another collection of their singles and rare recordings, titled "Cream Of The Crap! Vol. 2". The set will reportedly contain 22 tracks recorded between 1995 and 2000 and is t...
August 20, 2003


On September 9, Roadrunner Records will be issuing a series of "2 From The Vault" releases, featuring two classic CDs — many deleted — packaged and priced as one. The albums planned for re-release are as follows: ANNIHILATOR – "Alice In Hell" & "Neverland" CARNIVORE - "Carnivore" & "Retaliat...
July 15, 2003


NINE INCH NAILS' classic 1989 album, "Pretty Hate Machine", has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of more than 1,000,000 copies in the U.S. Also freshly certified is MARILYN MANSON's "Portrait Of An American Family", which turned gold after...
June 6, 2003