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METALLICA Scholars Initiative Enters Second Year

Following a stellar inaugural year with results including job placement rates exceeding 90%, the Metallica Scholars Initiative has confirmed a second year of its support of community colleges and their career and technical education programs — featuring the expansion of the program from 10 to 15 schools, as well as the addition of matching grants ...

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MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE Announces Summer/Fall 2020 U.S. Tour

MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE has announced a summer/fall U.S. tour. The trek will kick off on September 9 in Detroit, Michigan and end on October 11 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The tour includes a headlining appearance at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California, where they will play in between METALLICA's two headlining shows. They will also ...

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RATT: 'The Atlantic Years 1984-1990' Box Set Due In March

A CD box set containing the five albums RATT recorded for Atlantic Records will be released on March 27 via Cherry Red Records' HNE Recordings. The collection, titled "Ratt: The Atlantic Years 1984-1990", is housed in a clamshell and includes several single edits as bonus tracks. Taking inspiration from AEROSMITH and VAN HALEN, RATT originally ...

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BODY COUNT Films 'Bum-Rush' Music Video

BODY COUNT, the metal band fronted by hip-hop legend, actor and director Ice-T, has just finished filming a music video for the song "Bum-Rush". A couple of photos from the video shoot can be found below. "Bum-Rush" is taken from BODY COUNT's seventh studio album, "Carnivore", which will be released on March 6 via Century ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Pays Tribute To REED MULLIN: 'Thank You For Making CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Swing Like Nothing Else'

METALLICA's Lars Ulrich has paid tribute to CORROSION OF CONFORMITY drummer Reed Mullin who died on Monday, January 27. He was 53 years old. Earlier today (Tuesday, January 28), Ulrich took to his Instagram to write: "Reed.. Thank you for the crazy good times we had together. Thank you for always having the biggest smile ...

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IRIST To Release 'Order Of The Mind' Album Via NUCLEAR BLAST

Georgia heavy metal powerhouse IRIST has inked a deal with Nuclear Blast. The band's debut full-length album, "Order Of The Mind", will be released on March 27. The official music video for the song "Burning Sage" can be seen below. The framework for IRIST began in the summer of 2015 when South American-born friends Pablo ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Weighs In On MOTÖRHEAD And THIN LIZZY's Exclusion From ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett has expressed his disappointment over the fact that MOTÖRHEAD has yet to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Eligible since 2002, the Lemmy-fronted outfit was on the ballot for the class of 2020 but failed to receive enough votes. During a career-spanning interview on Dean Delray's "Let ...

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SCORPIONS Singer KLAUS MEINE: 'No More Farewell Tours'

In a brand new interview with "The Rick Lewis Show" on 103.5 The Fox radio station, SCORPIONS singer Klaus Meine once again assured fans that there is no more talk of retirement, as there was back in 2010 with what was purported to be a final album and a farewell tour that never quite took ...

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Third Product Delivery In METALLICA-Inspired Collection From BILLABONG LAB Now Available

Billabong LAB has announced the latest product delivery in the Billabong x Metallica 2019-2020 collection of menswear. Titled "Ride The Lightning", the new selection of surf trunks, t-shirts, longsleeves, fleece hoodies, corduroy jackets and special edition wetsuits features the rock band's iconic album artwork in a limited release. Hitting retailers and online channels globally today, ...

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KIRK HAMMETT: DAVE MUSTAINE 'Found Some Closure' By Performing With METALLICA At 30th-Anniversary Concerts

Kirk Hammett says that METALLICA's relationship with Dave Mustaine "totally changed" after they performed together on several occasions during "Big Four" shows and at METALLICA's 30th-anniversary concerts in 2011. Mustaine was a member of METALLICA for less than two years, from 1981 to 1983, before being dismissed and replaced by Hammett. Mustaine went on to ...

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SCORPIONS Hope To Release New Studio Album Before End Of 2020

SCORPIONS singer Klaus Meine spoke to the "Talking Pictures" TV show about the band's plans for a new studio album. The upcoming disc will mark the German hard rock legends' first release since 2017's "Born To Touch Your Feelings - Best Of Rock Ballads", which was an anthology of SCORPIONS' new and classic material. Klaus ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD To Appear At Opening Reception Of 'Reclaimed Rust' At Petersen Automotive Museum

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield recently donated his collection of 10 highly regarded custom cars to the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. Starting February 1, Hetfield's cars, a number of guitars, photos and memorabilia will be on the floor of the venue in the museum's Bruce Meyer Family Gallery until October. Hetfield's collection, dubbed "Reclaimed ...

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