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Weekly Rock Wind Up Blog (8/19)

Greetings and salutations to you all out there in the cyberworld. Many thanks for reading through this week's WRWU Blog. I'll do my best to entertain, educate and not suck. Let us begin!

*AC/DC wine? Yep. Looks like the fellas are getting into the wine business soon and speaking of AC/DC. Bon Scott area bassist Mark Evans is putting out a tell all book about the Bon-era in November titled "Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside AC/DC.

*Metallica and Lou Reed have confirmed their album will be out on November 1st.

*After nearly splitting up a year ago it seems guitar god Slash and his wife, Perla, are to renew their wedding vows later this month in Ibiza.

*Slipknot/Stone Sour front-man Corey Taylor, again, in the news this week with the statement that he and Duff McKagan have been working on music together. He did also state that there were no hard feelings with him not joining Velvet Revolver.

*As expected Shinedown to re-team with producer Rob Cavallo. Cavallo was producer for Shinedown's most successful album to date in "The Sound of Madness". Be on the look out in the new year for the new, as-of-yet, untitled album.

*I know we don't play him but I'm a huge fan of Tom Waits and felt like this story was worth sharing. Seems his website, tomwaits.com, is encouraging people to come to his site on Tuesday the 23rd where he'll possibly roll out a new song and/or discuss his new album.

*Metal Bible is now available in English. Initially published in 2005 in Swedish and Dutch it's finally ready for American eyes... that can't read Swedish or Dutch. Some of the people featured include; David Ellefson, Brian "Head" Welch and Iron Maiden's Nicko McBrain.

*Pretty cool thing going on in NYC September 12 at the Best Buy Theater and it's the second Metal Masters Clinic. Who's on board to participate in this? Charlie Benante, Anthrax's drummer. Frank Bello, Anthrax bassist. Kerry King... it's fucking Kerry King, if ya ask you better learn! David Ellefson of Megadeth and Mike Portnoy. This is a free clinic but will have limited numbers. If you go, tell me how it is.

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