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PEARL JAM bassist Jeff Ament has paid tribute his friend and one-time bandmate Chris Cornell, saying that the SOUNDGARDEN frontman was "the greatest songwriter to ever come out of Seattle." Cornell died in the early hours of May 18, the victim of an apparent suicide by hanging, shortly after SOUNDGARDEN played a concert in Detroit. Toxicology and autopsy reports are pending and will determine if the anti-anxiety drug Ativan, which Chris was taking, was somehow a factor in his death. His funeral took place last Friday (May 26) at the Forever...

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METALLICA Presented With Platinum Plaques For ‘Hardwired… To Self-Destruct’
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METALLICA's latest album, "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct", was certified platinum on April 12 by the RIAA (Recording Association Of America). The members of the band were presented with their plaques by "executives" from their record label, Blackened Recordings, on May 17 at The New Coliseum Presented By NYCB in Uniondale, New York. The "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct" platinum certification reflects a million equivalent album units, which blends traditional album sales, tracks sold from an album and on-demand audio and video...

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"Rise Of L.A. Thrash Metal", the third title in the "Inside Metal" series, will be premiered on Monday, June 19 at 7:00 p.m. at the Regency Valley Plaza 6 Theater in North Hollywood, California. This is the only screening date that is scheduled and the filmmakers have set aside a limited number of tickets available to the public. "Rise Of L.A. Thrash Metal" will be available on DVD and major streaming outlets late this summer through MetalRock Films as a two-part DVD. This documentary film focuses on the Los Angeles thrash metal uprising of...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE vocalist Jesse Leach is working on lyrics for the long-awaited new release from TIMES OF GRACE, his collaboration with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz. Jesse writes on Instagram: "I enjoy carrying the knowledge that this recording will be far different from the last one. "This one has gone down so many new roads sonically and lyrically. Hell, I haven't even begun to demo and I am already so artistically satisfied just knowing the skeleton of this record. "I know we all live in generation 'I want it now,' but I...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE vocalist Jesse Leach is working on lyrics for the long-awaited new release from TIMES OF GRACE, his collaboration with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz. Jesse writes on Instagram: "I enjoy carrying the knowledge that this recording will be far different from the last one. "This one has gone down so many new roads sonically and lyrically. Hell, I haven't even begun to demo and I am already so artistically satisfied just knowing the skeleton of this record. "I know we all live in generation 'I want it now,' but I...

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