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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Interviews ALICE IN CHAINS' JERRY CANTRELL For 'It's Electric!' Radio Show (Video)

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell recently joined Lars Ulrich for a special edition of "It's Electric!", the METALLICA drummer's online radio show on Apple Music's Beats 1. The two longtime friends discuss Jerry's journey from the early days of the Seattle sound to the writing of ALICE's Grammy-nominated new album, "Rainier Fog". Listen to ...

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GHOST To Enter Studio In Early 2020

GHOST's Tobias Forge has told Billboard that he is focused on the band's next recording project, which he has been "working on for months now," with plans to be in the studio again by the beginning of 2020 with a release later that year. "Luckily, this time around, I feel very certain as ...

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DEADLAND RITUAL Feat. GEEZER BUTLER, MATT SORUM, STEVE STEVENS: First U.S. Show Announced

DEADLAND RITUAL, the new band featuring bassist Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), guitarist Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL), drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and singer Franky Perez (APOCALYPTICA), will make its U.S. live debut on May 28 at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. A European tour will follow in June. DEADLAND ...

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NETFLIX Nearing Deal For U.S. Rights To JAMES HETFIELD's Dramatic Acting Debut

According to Variety, Netflix is nearing deal for U.S. rights and some international territories for the thriller "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile", in which METALLICA frontman James Hetfield makes his dramatic acting debut. The deal cost about $8 million. "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile" follows the relationship between notorious serial killer ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH And ROBERT TRUJILLO Celebrate 'Enter Night' Beer Launch At Invite-Only Event In Hollywood (Video)

METALLICA celebrated the launch of its beer brand, Enter Night, on January 14 at an invite-only party in West Hollywood, California. Drummer Lars Ulrich and bassist Robert Trujillo took to the stage at the event to discuss their collaboration with Stone Brewing on what has been described as "a hoppy pilsner played through a distortion ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Launches 'Charm Offensive': 'We're Going Out And Rekindling Old Relationships'

MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine, whose outspokenness has embroiled him in public spats with other musicians, including members of SLAYER and METALLICA, says that he has been reaching out to some of his former friends and adversaries to rebuild relationships that may have been negatively affected through his past behavior. "We started something about three years ago ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Video Of 'Enter Sandman' Performance From Rare Acoustic Show For Charity

METALLICA played a rare acoustic show on November 3, 2018 at the Masonic in San Francisco. The evening, dubbed the "All Within My Hands Foundation Helping Hands Concert And Auction", celebrated the first full year of METALLICA's All Within My Hands non-profit foundation, which was launched in 2017 to help creating sustainable communities by tackling ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT: 'At This Particular Point In Our Lives, Playing The Heavier Stuff Is Appealing To Us'

Kirk Hammett says that METALLICA's "authenticity" and "integrity" are behind the overwhelming success of the band's 10th studio album, 2016's "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct", and its extensive "WorldWired" tour, which have both been met with some of the best reviews of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame act's nearly 40-year career. "I think for right ...

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KVELERTAK To Release New Album This Year

Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK have written "a lot of stuff" for their fourth album, tentatively due before the end of the year. The follow-up to 2016's "Nattesferd" will mark the band's first release since the departure of longtime frontman Erlend Hjelvik and addition of Ivar Nikolaisen. KVELERTAK guitarist Vidar Landa told Ireland's Overdrive that ...

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MASTERPLAN's ROLAND GRAPOW Says Young Musicians Are 'A Bit More Lazy': 'Everybody's Used To Playing To The Computer'

Brazil's Rock Mania recently conducted an interview with guitarist Roland Grapow of melodic metallers MASTERPLAN. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "PumpKings", MASTERPLAN's 2017 album that saw the band re-record the songs Grapow wrote while he was a member of HELLOWEEN: Roland: "I ...

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CHRIS CORNELL's Widow Says 'His Death Was Not Inevitable'

Chris Cornell's widow says that his passing "was not inevitable" and blames her husband's battle with addiction for his death. Since her husband's passing in May 2017, Vicky Cornell has become an expert and advocate on the issue of drug abuse, highlighting the importance of ending misconceptions about what she says is "a totally preventable ...

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