Well, one of these days.
Found this online this morning.
So it looks like we wat some more.
I just hope it is better than the last 2!
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In a brand new interview with San Jose Mercury News, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett was asked when fans can expect to see the follow-up to the band's 2008 album, "Death Magnetic".
"You guys will see the album when it's done," he responded. "We have songs. I can verify that. We are working on music. I can verify that."
He continued: "It's so early in the project — things can shift drastically to the left or the right within a week's time. It's hard to comment on anything right now, because nothing is really permanent."
METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich recently told RollingStone.com that the band has written close to 20 new songs for its long-awaited tenth studio album, and will get closer to entering the studio in the near future. Ulrich said, "We've got lots of songs, and we're honing them and tweaking them. It's pretty close."
He continued, "In our world, there's been a distinct difference between the creative phase and the recording phase. With this project, we're trying to bridge the two a little more organically and not have there be such a great divide between the processes. We want to see if we can bring some of the creative curiosity, the impulsive stuff that happens when you're first playing a song into the studio."
Ulrich added that the band doesn't want to record in a way that feels "labored over and overthought."
Bassist Robert Trujillo told The Pulse Of Radio that there's always a surplus of new song ideas coming out of frontman James Hetfield. "James usually comes up with a lot of stuff," he said. "He's the kind of guy where he plugs in his guitar, turns a volume knob or a, you know, a tone knob, and he comes up with, you know, the greatest riff that you can imagine. So in that case, there's no shortage of riffs and ideas."
Even though Ulrich warned that "life continues with family and personal events," he added that the band is "certainly down there [writing] pretty much every day."
Snooping around on line this morning and found this.
I would totally buy this!
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On February 7, "In The Vault With Shanda Golden" (web site) conducted an interview with former PANTERA and current HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott at the Knitting Factory in Reno, Nevada. You can now watch the chat below.
Speaking about his long-awaited cookbook, "Drumming Up An Appetite With Vinnie Paul", the drummer said: "I'm gonna get it out, I promise, by Christmas this year. About two Christmases in a row have kind of gone by. But we have a big tour coming up in Europe right after this [HELLYEAH U.S. headlining tour], so that way, I'll have a lot of time to myself to finish it up. I've already got about 125 recipes in it. It's called 'Drumming Up An Appetite With Vinnie Paul'. How clever is it? It's got a picture of me sitting behind a drum set. I'm holding two turkey legs, which are otherwise known as drum sticks. And it's all about cooking and having fun with it. I don't get too specific about it. But I do think a lot of people think cooking is throwing something in the microwave. And it's something that you've really gotta be passionate about, just like playing an instrument. And if you put your heart and soul into it, and then you feed it to people, and you [hear them say], 'Oh, man! This is so good.' It makes you feel good. It's just like playing music. [You want people to tell you], 'Goddamn, I love this shit!'"
Vinnie Paul also spoke about some of the other non-music-related interests he had when he was growing up. He said: "When I was a little kid, I always wanted to be an oceanographer. Jacques Cousteau was my hero. When I was really young, I used to always… When I go back and find stuff that my mom had saved for me, when I was 3, 4, 5 years old, [there are] all these pictures of me scuba diving and octapuses, and sharks and all that… crayon drawings… they weren't any good, but… I wanted to do that. And then I wanted to be an astronaut. And then I started growing up and fell in love with music… Then I thought I was gonna be an athlete; I wanted to play football. But even though I'm a big guy, I'm not big enough to play that sport. I got tired of my fingers getting crushed all the time, and so then I just started playing drums. And I went, 'Wow, man! I'd rather do this. This is what I'm supposed to be doing.'"
Back in 2010, Paul told the LimeWire Music Blog a little bit about his favorite dishes. "I love cooking fajitas. I'm from Texas and it's not a difficult thing to do, but a lot of people burn the chicken."
He also revealed that he was a fan of stuffed jalapeños. "I take fresh jalapeños, put cream cheese on them, maybe a little fajita seasoning, cheddar cheese on top and the key ingredient, which I learned in Australia, is barbecue sauce," he said. "Don't put hot sauce on it, just a little barbecue sauce on them. Put them on the grill."
He added, "When I have parties, I have little sandwiches. I always make sure I have two or three fresh habaneros and I only put them on one or two. There's always someone who comes running around the corner, 'Oh my god! I don't know what was in those, but my mouth is on fire! What do I do?!'
Well it is official.
We are at the end of another year.
Seems like just yesterday we were looking forward to 2014.
Now we are gearing up for 2015.
We had a good time in ’14. We saw some great shows and had a lot of fun together.
Rockfest was once again a highlight for me. Getting all of you together to have a big party is one of my favorite things.
Pat yourselves on the back for not only throwing down for the party but also for watching out for each other. Every year I see someone getting helped up from the mosh or handed to security because (they may have partied a little too hard.) But you still take care of them. Thank you for being a classy group!
And let’s not forget Hope for the Holidays. To see an entire city pull together for the good of the city is an impressive thing.
I can’t wait to see how ’15 turns out for us. I hope it is as fun as ’14 was!
Finally I would like to say thank you.
I am humbled to be part of this station and city for 21 years.
I am honored to have become your friend.
Thank you Kansas City!
See ya in 2015!
What better way for the members of ANTHRAX to celebrate their sixth Grammy nomination than to toast it with a glass of their own brand of bourbon, "Indians".
ANTHRAX has aligned with Jefferson's Bourbon, the Kentucky-based company that produces special, limited edition "small batch" whiskeys by blending a variety of aged bourbons and rye whiskeys. ANTHRAX's "Indians", a single barrel bourbon, was personally chosen by the band and will taste like no other due to its particular blend and the barrel it was aged in.
"We've been wanting to come up with a special item like this, something that was unusual, one-of-a-kind, not a t-shirt or hoodie or poster," said bassist Frank Bello, "and 'Indians' was perfect."
ANTHRAX's "Indians" bourbon is now available exclusively through Atlantic City Bottle Company. "Indians" will be priced at $75 per bottle (in-store pick up) and $100 (shipped to an address) and will come with a signed piece of the stave of the barrel that the bourbon was aged in.
ANTHRAX — Bello, Charlie Benante, Scott Ian and Joey Belladonna — lifted their "Indians"-filled shot glasses last Friday when they found out that "Neon Knights", the band's cover of the BLACK SABBATH song (from SABBATH's 1980 release "Heaven And Hell") recorded for the "Ronnie James Dio - This Is Your Life" tribute album got the nod in the Grammy Awards "Best Metal Performance" category.
"It's been an honor everytime we've been nominated," said ANTHRAX's Benante, "but this one is particularly special. To have been asked to contribute 'Neon Knights' to Ronnie's tribute album was an honor on its own; to have it nominated for a Grammy is just beyond the best."
ANTHRAX has just gone into the studio to begin recording their next album, the follow-up to 2011's critically acclaimed, Grammy-nominated "Worship Music".
Guess we can put ths story in the "Awwwwwww" file.
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SLAYER's publicist Heidi Robinson-Fitzgerald released the following statement to Nuvo.net: "[The night of December 3, SLAYER guitarist] Kerry [King] and some of the crew went to dinner at Kerry's favorite steak house in Indy, St. Elmo's Steak House. Afterwards, the assistant tour manager, Jess [Cortese] saw a homeless man on the street who offered up this little kitten for a dollar. The kitten apparently was freezing so Jess took it, slept with her in her bunk on the bus and went to the venue with her today, hanging out. One of the runners knew someone who wanted a kitten, so the little guy now has a new home where he or she currently is."
The cat's new owner later posted a photo of the cat on the Old National Centre Facebook page, saying, "Here she is! I named her Gypsy! I gave her a bath last night then she slept for 5 hours on the heating pad. She's at the vet this morning being treated for fleas and worms. Thank you SLAYER for your act of kindness and thank you."
SLAYER is currently touring North America with support from SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and EXODUS.
MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson, who designed and developed the ale with Martyn Weeks, the chief brewer at Robinsons, said cans have advantages over bottles.
"Firstly, cans are easier to recycle, require less packaging, get colder quicker and take up less space in your fridge," he said.
"Secondly, cans don't break or smash, meaning they can be taken to venues, sporting events, campgrounds, beaches, and music festivals, where glass is not typically allowed.
"Thirdly, aluminium cans are excellent protection against light and oxygen - beer’s biggest enemies, so your drink tastes fresher longer.
"Done right, they’re great for our beer.”
300,000 Trooper cans will be made available in the U.S. beer market from January 2015.
The Trooper beer was launched in May 2013 and has sold more 5 million pints, with almost half of it brewed for the export market (Trooper is currently distributed in 40 countries).
Dickinson said: "When asked if we wanted to enter into a partnership with the respected Robinsons Brewery to design and brew a real ale for ourselves and our fans, we leapt at the chance.
"What has been particularly encouraging, over and above the international sales success and even over the tremendous reaction from our fans, is how it has been so warmly welcomed by serious beer aficionados outside the IRON MAIDEN community.
"As a dedicated ale drinker myself, I was very aware of the many great beers available and the extremely high level of competition we faced."
Not sure if you had heard about this yet.
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The man who was reportedly approached about killing two people by AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has described the musician as a "good fella," but denied knowing anything about the murder-plot allegations. Ruddwas arrested by New Zealand police and charged with attempting to procure a murder. Rudd also faces charges of possessing the drugs methamphetamine and cannabis, and of threatening to kill. Rudd's home in New Zealand was raided by police on Thursday morning (November 6) and the 60-year-old drummer was taken to court, where he entered no plea to the charges later that afternoon. He was released on bail and will reappear in court on November 27. Rudd is alleged to have tried to hire a hitman to kill two men. Their names and that of the intended hitman were not released to the media. If convicted, Rudd faces a maximum of 10 years in jail.
The alleged events reportedly took place between September 25 and September 26.
The alleged intended hitman befriended Rudd after meeting him when he ran a parlor in Tauranga. The man, who said police called him yesterday morning to inform him of Rudd's arrest, told the Bay Of Plenty Times the drummer would often let him drive his cars and would take him on trips in his helicopter or they would go fishing together.
However, as of late, Rudd had become irritable and was doing things that were negatively affecting his long-term relationships.
"He's burning the ones who care about him," the man said.
"The joys of being a rock star, always in the spotlight," he added. "You've got to feel sorry for him — just the expectations everyone has of him. He's a good fella. He's got a big heart."
When asked about murder-plot allegations, the man replied: "I don't know what you're talking about."
Flipping though TMZ this morning I find this story.
Not sure what Slipknot is thinking but I am glad this got shot down!
Read on and see what you think.
Slipknot's plan to stink up a music festival ... BY SETTING CAMEL DUNG ON FIRE ... just went down the toilet -- fire officials have officially pulled the plug.
The metal band had plans to fill drums with camel poop and oil ... then set them ablaze during its 3-day Knotfest Music Festival later this month in San Bernardino. The band's burning desire was for the stench to "infest your brain, body and clothes for days."
Naturally, county fire officials ain't having it -- but their beef isn't with the camel feces ... it's the burning oil ... which is illegal in Cali. Also, they say the odor of flaming feces could be considered a public nuisance. Ya think?
Bottom line -- the show will go on ... sans burning poo. A rep for Knotfest says they haven't given up yet ... they're looking for a safer way to get that camel s**t scent.