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JAMES HETFIELD's Mandatory 'Sobriety Weekends' Forced METALLICA's Festival Cancelations

The organizers of the Sonic Temple and Louder Than Life festivals have offered more information about the cancelation of METALLICA's appearances at this year's events. It was announced earlier this month that METALLICA would not perform at the two Danny Wimmer Presents-produced U.S. festivals this spring and summer so that frontman James Hetfield can continue ...

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STONE SOUR Releases Demo Version Of '30/30-150' Song

STONE SOUR has released a demo version of the song "30/30-150". The original track appeared on the band's sophomore album, "Come What(ever) May", which came out in 2006. In a statement accompanying the YouTube release of the "30/30-150" demo, STONE SOUR guitarist Josh Rand wrote: "Late in 2004 after cutting some tracks at Catamount Studios ...

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DIMEBAG 'Wanted To Go Back' To PANTERA In Weeks Leading Up To His Death

Daryl "Bobby Tongs" Arnberger, who was one of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's closest friends and an official videographer for PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN, recently gave a two-hour interview to the "Landry.audio" podcast in which he went into detail about PANTERA's early glam days, the arrival of singer Philip Anselmo, the changing of the band's sound, Anselmo's drug ...

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PAGE HAMILTON On Collapse Of HELMET's Classic Lineup: 'Money Kind Of Came In And Changed Things'

Australia's Heavy magazine recently conducted an interview with HELMET frontman Page Hamilton. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On assembling a setlist for their 30th-anniversary tour where the band is playing 30 songs each night: Page: "Everything's kind of mixed together. Some ...

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STONE SOUR Releases Demo Version Of 'The Wicked' Song

STONE SOUR has released a demo version of the song "The Wicked". The original track appeared as a bonus cut on the digipack version of the band's self-titled debut album, which came out in 2002. In a statement accompanying the YouTube release of the "The Wicked" demo, STONE SOUR guitarist Josh Rand wrote: "'The Wicked' ...

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Power Through Terror - GREAT AMERICAN GHOST

These are heady, exciting times for metallic hardcore. Or at least that's how it appears from the perspective of a middle-aged metalhead. I could be wrong. But via the thunderous likes of KNOCKED LOOSE and KUBLAI KHAN, this subsection of a traditionally diverse but slightly confused genre seems to be clicking into a higher gear. ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Looks Back On KNOTFEST MEETS FORCEFEST Debacle: 'We Still Don't Know What Happened'

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has spoken out about the "security issue" that caused the cancelation of the band's appearance at the Knotfest Meets Forcefest in Mexico City in late November. According to reports, the stage barricade broke during BEHEMOTH's set and it was impossible to fix it in time for either of the two scheduled ...

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STONE SOUR Releases Demo Version Of 'Take A Number' Song

STONE SOUR has released a demo version of the song "Take A Number". The original track appeared on the band's self-titled debut album, which came out in 2002. In a statement accompanying the YouTube release of the "Take A Number" demo, STONE SOUR guitarist Josh Rand wrote: "When we were trying to figure out what ...

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Watch SLIPKNOT Play Intimate Set At Legendary MAIDA VALE Studio

SLIPKNOT recorded a session at the BBC's legendary Maida Vale studios in London, England on January 26. 120 fans witnessed the band play a six-song set consisting of the tracks "Unsainted", "Psychosocial", "The Devil In I", "Duality", "Disasterpiece" and "Wait And Bleed". Audio the entire performance aired on Sunday, February 9 on BBC Radio 1's ...

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HATEBREED's JAMEY JASTA Commends JAMES HETFIELD For Getting Help In Sobriety Battle

HATEBREED singer Jamey Jasta says that James Hetfield was "a real inspiration" for him, explaining that the METALLICA frontman's sobriety motivated him to change his life and avoid substance use. Jasta made his comments in an interview with Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, four months after METALLICA's tour of Australia and New Zealand ...

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Watch SLIPKNOT Perform In Budapest

Fan-filmed video footage of SLIPKNOT's February 4 concert in Budapest, Hungary can be seen below. Earlier this week, SLIPKNOT announced the 2020 edition of the "Knotfest Roadshow" tour, produced by Live Nation. Joining them on the trek will be special guests A DAY TO REMEMBER, UNDEROATH and CODE ORANGE. Tickets for "Knotfest Roadshow" 2020 go ...

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STONE SOUR Releases Demo Version Of 'Tumult' Song

STONE SOUR has released a demo version of the song "Tumult". The original track appeared on the band's self-titled debut album, which came out in 2002. In a statement accompanying the YouTube release of the "Tumult" demo, STONE SOUR guitarist Josh Rand wrote: "When Corey [Taylor, vocals] and I finished up recording the Project X ...

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SLIPKNOT's TORTILLA MAN Unmasked In New Photo

Postojna Cave, the most extensive cave system in Slovenia, recently hosted three members of SLIPKNOT: percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan, drummer Jay Weinberg, and the band's latest recruit, the percussionist nicknamed "Tortilla Man." Several photos from their visit can be seen below. Tortilla Man joined SLIPKNOT nine months ago, when he was first featured in the ...

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SLIPKNOT Announces 'Knotfest Roadshow' 2020 Tour With A DAY TO REMEMBER, UNDEROATH And CODE ORANGE

Following the enormous success of 2019's inaugural "Knotfest Roadshow" tour, the multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning hard rock band SLIPKNOT has announced that they will once again be hitting the road this summer to headline the "Knotfest Roadshow" 2020 North American tour produced by Live Nation. Joining them and rounding out a killer lineup showcasing the best ...

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STONE SOUR Releases Demo Version Of 'Idle Hands' Song

STONE SOUR has released a demo version of the song "Idle Hands". The track originally appeared on the band's self-titled debut album, which came out in 2002. In a statement accompanying the YouTube release of the demo, STONE SOUR guitarist Josh Rand wrote: "Back in 1995 I was discouraged with where I thought the music ...

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Rockers React To Death Of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Drummer REED MULLIN

Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Randy Blythe (LAMB OF GOD), Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY), Robb Flynn (MACHINE HEAD), Devin Townsend, Jamey Jasta (HATEBREED), Mike Williams (EYEHATEGOD), Harley Flanagan (CRO-MAGS), CROWBAR, Roy Mayorga (STONE SOUR), Johnny Kelly (DANZIG, TYPE O NEGATIVE), Phil Rind (SACRED REICH), Terry Butler (OBITUARY), Danko Jones, FAITH NO MORE, Lee Dorrian ...

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