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METALLICA To Return To The U.K. In June

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich revealed at Friday night's show at London's Earls Court that the band are scheduled to return to the U.K. next spring with the following two dates: Jun. 02 - Glasgow, SCO - Download Festival Jun. 06 - Donington Park, U.K. - Download Festival According to reports in the Dutch media, both ...

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LUPARA Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

LUPARA, the new Illinois-based band featuring former BROKEN HOPE guitarist Jeremy Wagner, have parted ways with their bassist and are currently seeking a replacement. "LUPARA's original bassist recently left the group as he was unable to adhere to the work-ethic demanded by the band," reads a post on the band's web site. "LUPARA now seeks ...

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Report: New SLIPKNOT Album To Surface In May Or June

SLIPKNOT's much-anticipated follow-up to 2001's "Iowa", which is currently being recorded in the Hollywood Hills, California with producer Rick Rubin (SYSTEM OF A DOWN, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, AUDIOSLAVE, SLAYER), has had its projected release date pushed back to May or June 2004, according to a studio report posted at MTV.com. "The cool thing about ...

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KORN, STATIC-X To Play Korea In January

KORN, STATIC-X and Korea's top-selling rock artist SEO TAIJI will be performing at the 10,000-capacity Jamsil Gymnastic Hall in Seoul, Korea on January 29, 2004. As previously reported, KORN, SLIPKNOT, EVANESCENCE and INSOLENCE are among the artists confirmed for Sonicmania festival, a two-day event set to take place in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan on January ...

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METALLICA Confirmed For Portugal's ROCK IN RIO Festival

METALLICA have been confirmed to perform at the Rock in Rio-Lisbon festival in Lisbon, Portugal on June 4, the third night of the five-day event. Also scheduled to appear at the event are GUNS N' ROSES, who will top the bill on May 30. The following are the currently confirmed dates for METALLICA's spring 2004 ...

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ROLLING STONE Magazine Publishes 'Greatest Albums Of All Time' List

The editors at Rolling Stone magazine recently polled an array of musicians, critics, and influential industry figures to come up with these 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time. Nearly 300 such music experts (including METALLICA's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, BLACK SABBATH's Geezer Butler and Bill Ward, ANTHRAX's Scott Ian, IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson, THIN ...

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Thrash Documentary To Be Made Available On DVD

"Get Thrashed", the upcoming documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene, is scheduled to be completed in early 2004. An expanded DVD version with "tons" of bonus footage is in the works for late 2004. As previously reported, METALLICA, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, VOIVOD, KREATOR, ...

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DAGOBA To Support KILL II THIS, SLITHERYN On French Tour

France's DAGOBA will support England's KILL II THIS and the USA's SLITHERYN (the band produced by SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor) on their joint French tour starting next week. The dates are as follows: Nov. 21 – Colmar, FRA @ Le Grillen (w/ KILL II THIS only) Nov. 22 – Maurepas, FRA @ Café de la ...

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SLIPKNOT Drummer: 'We Are Coming Back To Reclaim The Crown'

SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison has released the following update regarding the progress of the recording sessions for the group's much-anticipated follow-up to 2001's "Iowa": "What better place to make the new SLIPKNOT record than an old abandoned mansion in the Hollywood Hills, a place where my door will open at 9:00 a.m. every morning no ...

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DANZIG/MURDERDOLLS Halloween Show Cancelled

The DANZIG/MURDERDOLLS show that was to take place at The Orange Pavilion in San Bernardino, California this Halloween (Oct. 31) has been cancelled due to the California wildfires. MURDERDOLLS guitarist Joey Jordison (better known as the drummer in SLIPKNOT) recently spoke to RoadrunnerRecords.com about the importance of Halloween. "Halloween has always been my favorite holiday," ...

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SLIPKNOT Bassist Gets Informal Probation

Jeff Eckhoff of The Des Moines Register reports that authorities have agreed to drop drug possession charges against SLIPKNOT bassist Paul Gray in exchange for Gray's acknowledgement that he was on drugs when he was involved in a minor traffic accident (Story#1, Story#2) last summer in Des Moines. Court records show ...

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SLIPKNOT Re-Launch Web Site

SLIPKNOT have re-launched their official web site. Check it out here. The band are currently working on the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2001's "Iowa" in Los Angeles with producer Rick Rubin (AUDIOSLAVE, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SLAYER). An early 2004 release through Roadrunner Records is expected. ...

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KREATOR, EXODUS Confirmed For 'Get Thrashed' Documentary

KREATOR and EXODUS are the latest bands confirmed to appear in "Get Thrashed", the upcoming documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene. As previously reported, METALLICA, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, VOIVOD, DISTURBED, SLIPKNOT, KITTIE, DEATH ANGEL and MESHUGGAH are among the other bands covered in ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR: Our New Album Will Surprise People

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor recently spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about the group's as-yet-untitled new album, tentatively due in early 2004. The Des Moines, Iowa, metal outfit are currently working on the set in Los Angeles with producer Rick Rubin (AUDIOSLAVE, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SLAYER). "This album is either going ...

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MURDERDOLLS To Support DANZIG On Halloween

MURDERDOLLS, the band featuring SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13), ex-DOPE guitarist Acey Slade, bassist Erik Griffin, and drummer Ben Graves, will be supporting DANZIG at their Halloween show (October 31) at The Orange Pavilion in San Bernardino, California. No ...

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PANTERA's New Found Power Has A Name: DAMAGEPLAN

PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul have officially named their new band DAMAGEPLAN. The group, whose debut album is due January 27 through Elektra Records, also features singer Patrick Lachman, who used to play guitar in HALFORD and DIESEL MACHINE. Former JERRY CANTRELL back-up guitarist Shawn Matthews, who played bass in an early ...

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Former PANTERA Members To Release New Album In January

The band formerly known as NEW FOUND POWER, which features in its ranks guitarist Dimebag Darrell (ex-PANTERA), Dimebag's drummer brother Vinnie Paul (ex-PANTERA), DIESEL MACHINE/ex-HALFORD guitarist Patrick Lachman (on vocals) and ex-JERRY CANTRELL guitarist Shawn Matthews (on bass), will be releasing their debut album through Elektra Records in January. "[NEW FOUND POWER] was a working ...

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SLIPKNOT's CLOWN: 'I Want To Go To Colleges And Give Seminars'

SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. The Clown) recently spoke to The New York Times about the debut CD from his side project TO MY SURPRISE. Earlier this year two murder suspects said that they listened to SLIPKNOT for motivation before stabbing a friend to death. For these and other reasons, finding a kinder, gentler project ...

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DEF JAM Hasn't Slowed ROADRUNNER's Indie Spirit

Tamara Conniff of the Hollywood Reporter reports that it's been 2-1/2 years since the Island Def Jam Music Group acquired a 50% stake in Roadrunner Records. However, the longtime rock-metal independent label still feels like an indie despite its major label parent, president Jonas Nachsin says. "In terms of the Roadrunner's indie spirit, I don't ...

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TO MY SURPRISE: Video Posted Online

TO MY SURPRISE's video for the track "In The Mood" has been posted online at this location. "In The Mood" comes off TO MY SURPRISE's self-titled debut album, due on October 7 through Roadrunner Records. "To My Surprise" was produced by the legendary Rick Rubin (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, ...

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SLIPKNOT's 'Welcome To Our Neighborhood' To Be Released On DVD

SLIPKNOT's "Welcome To Our Neighborhood" home video will receive a DVD release on November 18 through Roadrunner. The disc will contain all the original content plus about seven minutes of special additional concert footage of the track "Scissors", filmed during the band's appearance at Ozzfest 1999. Additional behind-the-scenes material will be included as well. SLIPKNOT ...

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