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AEROSMITH Frontman To Guest On CHRIS BOTTI's New Album

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler has lent his talents to the smooth trumpet playing of Chris Botti on his new album, "To Love Again". Steven's voice blends with Chris's trumpet in utter tranquility as he makes a guest appearance on the track "Smile". You can catch Steven's cameo on Chris's new album when it hits stores ...

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HATEBREED To Debut Two New Tracks On Upcoming Tour

HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta recently spoke to MTV.com about his two side projects — ICEPICK, with CROWN OF THORNZ and SKARHEAD frontman Lord Ezec; and KINGDOM OF SORROW, known formerly as CROWBREED, with CROWBAR singer/guitarist Kirk Windstein. "I had to get these two other records out of my system," he said, referring to ...

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IV: Constitution of Treason - GOD FORBID

A lot of truths are held to be self-evident when it comes to the current crop of American metal success stories. They've brought back the guitar solo, added clean vocals in varying degrees, borrowed a lot from classic metal as well as Swedish thrash and hardcore… pick any trait that's considered an integral part of ...

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METALLICA Guitarist Performs On New SANTANA Album: Audio Available

As most METALLICA fans have heard by now, the group's lead guitarist, Kirk Hammett, was asked by legendary guitarist Carlos Santana to contribute to the multi-Grammy-winning artist's upcoming release, "All That I Am". The CD, which features Kirk on the track the instrumental track "Trinity", will be in stores on November 1. In the meantime, ...

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KINGDOM OF SORROW: HATEBREED/CROWBAR Collaboration Resume Work On Debut Album

KINGDOM OF SORROW, the new project featuring HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta and CROWBAR guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein, will resume recording their debut album this weekend at Planet Z studios in Massachusetts with producer Zeuss (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL). 13 tracks plus a cover of MOTÖRHEAD's "No Class" are being recorded for the effort, which is tentatively due ...

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METALLICA Guitarist To Perform With FLUX QUARTET

According to MorrisonSeries.org, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett will be performing with FLUX QUARTET on Thursday, September 15 at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, California. Kirk and FLUX QUARTET will perform a world-premiere collaboration: "SAS" (for string quartet and improvised electric guitar), a work written by the QUARTET's experimental violinist Thomas Chiu. The ...

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METALLICA: Pictures From New KIRK HAMMETT Photo Shoot Posted Online

Former METALLICA photographer Ross Halfin recently did a photo shoot with METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett, according to a posting at Halfin's web site. "Nice and hot," Halfin writes in an August 5 diary entry at RossHalfin.co.uk. "Studio session today with Kirk Hammett of METALLICA. It's been so long since I photographed them, it's actually quite ...

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HATEBREED's JASTA And CROWBAR's WINDSTEIN Name Collaborative Project

HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta and CROWBAR guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein have set KINGDOM OF SORROW as the name of their collaborative project. The group's debut album, which is currently being recorded at at Planet Z studios in Massachusetts with producer Zeuss (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL), is "almost complete and it is the most pummeling slab of metal ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Performs With EYEHATEGOD At NYC's Legendary CBGB Club

Former PANTERA and current SUPERJOINT RITUAL/DOWN frontman Philip Anselmo filled in on guitar for EYEHATEGOD last night (August 15) at the infamous CBGB club in New York City. It was Anselmo's first public appearance since the murder of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott (PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN) and Philip appeared to be "healthy, upbeat, and in a great mood," ...

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DOWN Drummer Says There Will Be A New Studio Album

In a recent interview with Metal Maniacs magazine, EYEHATEGOD/SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist and DOWN drummer Jimmy Bower revealed that he is "sure we'll do another DOWN record. I've talked to Phil [Anselmo, DOWN/SUPERJOINT RITUAL/ex-PANTERA frontman] and everybody else. Everybody's expressed interest in wanting to do a DOWN record, so that's basically all it takes. Hopefully within ...

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SANTANA Album Featuring METALLICA Guitarist To Surface In November

SANTANA's new album, "All That I Am", featuring a guest appearance by METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett, is scheduled for release on November 1. Kirk provides guitar parts the instrumental track "Trinity", which also boasts harmonized guitars from Carlos Santana and pedal-steel virtuoso Robert Randolph, according to RollingStone.com. Kirk has previously worked with Carlos in 2001 ...

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Strength Through Vengeance - A PERFECT MURDER

"This doesn't even sound like the same band that recorded 'Unbroken'", I thought to myself while listening to A PERFECT MURDER's "Strength through Vengeance". Well, that's because it's almost not the same band; three-fifths of the unit turned over in 2004, leaving only guitarist Carl Bouchard and drummer Yan Chausse to find new parts for ...

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AOL RADIO Launches METALLICA Channel

Ultimate-Guitar.com is reporting that the #1 AOL Radio Network has announced that it has added the All Metallica station to its lineup of best-of breed programming offerings and exclusive All Artist stations. Now available, the station boasts a playlist of every song ever released by one of the world's best and most influential ...

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VALUME NOB: 'Boots' Video Posted Online

VALUME NOB's video for the track "Boots" has been posted online at this location. The clip was filmed on November 20, 2004 at The Most High in New Orleans. As previously reported, VALUME NOB have set "Residue and Bones" as the title of their upcoming full-length debut, tentatively due before the end of ...

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HATEBREED Frontman Joins Forces With CROWBAR's WINDSTEIN

HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta has posted the following message on his official web site: "It all started May 9th. I flew Kirk Windstein from DOWN/CROWBAR up from New Orleans to do an album with me. We came up with the idea on the Brutality Across The U.K. tour this past March. Basically, we wanted to ...

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VALUME NOB: Live Video Posted Online

VALUME NOB, the Louisiana based band featuring CROWBAR/DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein on bass, have uploaded a live video clip at this location (Windows Media). As previously reported, VALUME NOB have set "Residue and Bones" as the title of their upcoming full-length debut, tentatively due before the end of the year. The CD will ...

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METALLICA's HAMMETT To Guest On New SANTANA CD

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett is featured on guitar legend Carlos Santana's new album, entitled "All That I Am", which is due for release on September 13. Kirk provides guitar parts in one of the songs on the album, which also includes various other artists collaborating on other songs. Kirk has previously worked with Carlos in ...

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