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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Makes First Post-Rehab Public Appearance At Classic Car Exhibition: Video, Photos

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield made his first major public appearance since entering rehab last night (Thursday, January 30), when an exhibit featuring 10 of his classic custom cars opened with a ticketed reception at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. Hetfield took part in a chat and helped auction two of his ESP guitars ...

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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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IRON MAIDEN's NICKO MCBRAIN On NEIL PEART's Death: 'The Drumming Community Has Lost A True Diplomat For The Instrument'

IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain has paid tribute to Neil Peart, calling the RUSH drummer "a true diplomat for the instrument, a wonderful human being, and a phenomenal player." McBrain made his comments to Eonmusic at last weekend's NAMM convention in Anaheim, California. Recalling his sole encounter with the iconic Canadian ...

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Video: STEVE HARRIS's BRITISH LION Performs In Orlando

Fan-filmed video footage of BRITISH LION's January 18 concert at Ace Café in Orlando, Florida can be seen below. BRITISH LION is the side project of Steve Harris, bassist and co-founder of metal icons IRON MAIDEN. BRITISH LION's second album, "The Burning", was released on January 17 in digipack CD, double gatefold vinyl and digital ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD's 'Live In The LBC & Diamonds In The Rough' To Be Released Digitally For First Time

AVENGED SEVENFOLD's platinum-certified DVD/CD "Live In The LBC & Diamonds In The Rough" will be released digitally for the very first time via Warner Records. "Diamonds In The Rough", originally released in 2008 as a compilation CD that included B-sides recorded during the making of the band's self-titled debut, will be released on February 7, ...

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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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BLAZE BAYLEY To Release New Studio Album In March 2021

British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley, who fronted IRON MAIDEN more than 20 years ago, will release a new studio album in March 2021. Blaze and guitarist Chris Appleton have already putting together new material and early reports from the singer are that the results so far are "very exciting." In April, Blaze will release ...

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GHOST Jigsaw Puzzles Due In March

U.K.'s Zee Productions will release the classic GHOST album covers as 500-piece jigsaws. "Opus Eponymous", "Infestissumam", "Meliora" and "Prequelle" will be made available on March 13. All puzzles come in a vinyl-box-set-sized box, perfect to fit alongside your vinyl collection. Last April, Zee Productions launched a new range of rock and metal jigsaw puzzles, Rock ...

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Members Of ANTHRAX, HATEBREED, HELLYEAH, IN FLAMES, LAMB OF GOD, SEPULTURA More To Perform At This Year's 'Dimebash'

Additional talent has been announced for "Dimebash" — an all-star jam tribute to "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, the late co-founder and guitarist of PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN. Set for Thursday, January 16 at The Observatory OC in Santa Ana, California, the one-of-a-kind lineup will feature members of the following bands: ACCEPT ACT OF DEFIANCE ANTHRAX ARMORED SAINT ...

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