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Monthly Archives: December 2011

GN’R’s Hall Of Fame Induction Gets It’s First Drama

Posted by on December 20, 2011

Well, we knew that would happen. When Guns N’Roses earned their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the main question on just about everyone’s mind would be if Axl and Slash could put aside their differences long enough to perform as a group at the April ceremony for the first time since […]

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(Not That) New & Noteworthy: Chris Colgan’s Top 10 Albums Of 2011

Posted by on December 20, 2011

Here we are again, at the end of another year, and a list has to be made. And what do I do? I spend so much time deliberating and being indecisive that I’m late sending it in. Apologies to my MetalInsider colleagues for my lack of expediency. That said, this year was a great year […]

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Trailer For Lamb Of God’s ‘Resolution’ Includes Snippets Of New Material

Posted by on December 19, 2011

We’re almost a month away from the release of Lamb Of God’s new album Resolution. So far, the only song we’ve heard in full off the album is “Ghost Walking.” And while we can’t wait to hear more, at least we can hear snippets of a few other songs in a new trailer posted online […]

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Volbeat Tap Mercyful Fate Guitarist For Gigantour

Posted by on December 19, 2011

Last month, Volbeat announced that they had parted ways with guitarist Thomas Bredahl. At the time, it wasn’t clear whether the band would fulfill their upcoming tour commitments as a trio or with a temporary replacement. Well today, the Danish metal rockabilly band announced that they have tapped none other than Mercyful Fate guitarist Hank […]

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Duff McKagan Joins Guns N’ Roses Onstage; Velvet Revolver Auditioning New Singer

Posted by on December 19, 2011

When it was announced that Duff McKagan’s Loaded was going to open for Axl Rose and the new Guns N’ Roses for two shows, it was pretty much a guaranteed thing that the former GN’R bassist would hop onstage for a song or two. And without fail, McKagan did just that on both nights. Just […]

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Annihilator, Exciter Confirmed For 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise

Posted by on December 19, 2011

Annihilator and Exciter are the latest bands to be confirmed for the second annual 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise. This leaves 8 bands left to still be announced.

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Video: Members Of Black Sabbath, Disturbed And Rage Against The Machine Play “Mob Rules” At Dimebash

Posted by on December 19, 2011

Last week, some of metal’s elite came together for Dimebash, an event held in honor of the late Dimebag Darrell. The night was filled with many special moments, including Dimebag’s former Pantera band mate Rex Brown playing a handful of songs. Another highlight from the show came from Black Sabbath/Heaven & Hell members Geezer Butler […]

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Tool Annouce More Dates, Possible Opener

Posted by on December 19, 2011

Though more and more dates started to slip out last week, Tool had kept quiet about a short Winter tour. Well this past weekend, the band’s website finally confirmed that they’ll be hitting North American for a short trek this coming January/ February. However, chances are you already knew that since most of the shows […]

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Video: Every Time I Die Perform New Song And Clash With Security At Christmas Show

Posted by on December 19, 2011

This past Friday night (December 16), Every Time I Die played a special Christmas show in Buffalo, NY. During the show, the band treated fans to another sneak peek of their upcoming album, playing a new song called “Typical Miracle.” Every Time I Die have also been playing another new song called “Underwater Bimbos From […]

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Corey Taylor Fine With Rick Rubin Producing… Black Sabbath

Posted by on December 16, 2011

Remember that time when Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor talked about what a joy it was to work with Rick Rubin? Oh wait, no he didn’t do that. In fact, he went on a rant at one of his solo shows recently about  how little Rubin actually did during the sessions for Volume 3 (The Subliminal […]

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