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The 10 Most Powerful Frontmen In Heavy Metal And Hard Rock

June 14th, 2014 9:00pm EDT
The 10 Most Powerful Frontmen In Heavy Metal And Hard Rock
Amazing performers, distinctive voices, memorable style and working with a ‘metal’ band (not hard rock, grunge, punk or hardcore); these are the criteria for becoming one of the ten most powerful frontmen in heavy metal and hard rock. These performers not only lead their band on stage, they command a presence that is undeniable to fans who have been lucky enough to catch them live. Some are no longer here, some are a little long in the tooth, but their contribution to their genre will always be felt.

1. Ronnie James Dio (Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven & Hell, Rainbow, Elf)

Dio is credited...
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Celebrities With Insane Car Collections

March 29th, 2013 3:00pm EDT
Celebrities With Insane Car Collections
Celebrities have a lot of money, and many of them have more than just a few cars. Some celebs have become known for their out-of-this-world car collections, while others fly under the radar and feed their obsessions out of the public eye. Here are a few celebrities with the craziest car collections.

Jay Leno Owns More than 200 Cars and Motorcycles: Comedian and TV show host Jay Leno is so infatuated with wheels, he has to have his own storage warehouse to keep all of his two and four-wheeled possessions. Overall, he owns more than 200 cars and motorcycles, and it's quite the varied collect...
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Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2013

January 3rd, 2013 11:08am EST
Brad Pitt
The biggest and most memorable event of 1963 was the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, its 50th anniversary will be marked on November 22. The civil rights movement was in full swing as Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I have a dream" speech and the Vietnam conflict had begun. Gas was 29 cents a gallon and the average cost for a new home was $12,560.

Also that year, the Beatles released their first album 'Please Please Me.' Notable films released in 1963 were The Great Escape, From Russia with Love, The Birds, Cleopatra and The Pink Panther. Popular TV shows included, The A...
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Metallica's James Hetfield Creates Line Of Sunglasses

July 2nd, 2012 8:18pm EDT
James Hetfield
Metallica frontman James Hetfield has launched his own sunglasses line just in time for summer.

The heavy rocker teamed up with eyewear stylists at Sutro to create his limited-edition sunglasses frame, simply called Hetfield.

The "Enter Sandman" singer says, "They are built to look faster than a speeding riff and to handle the life of a road dog like me."
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Alice Cooper To Ring In 2012 With Weird Al & Michael McDonald In Hawaii

December 31st, 2011 5:30pm EST
Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper will ring in 2012 in Hawaii with the oddest band of the year - he'll be joined onstage by 'Weird Al' Yankovic and Michael McDonald as part of a charity show.

According to The Maui News, Cooper and his band will perform at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on New Year's Eve - and Yankovic and former Doobie Brothers star McDonald will be among the guests.

Funnyman Tom Arnold will reportedly host the odd concert, which will benefit Maui charities.

It will be the second year the "School's Out" rocker Cooper has ushered in the New Year in Hawaii - last year, he performed the...
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Metallica's James Hetfield Lashes Out At Uruguayan Paparazzi

December 28th, 2011 2:24pm EST
James Hetfield
Metallica frontman James Hetfield hit out at members of the paparazzi in Uruguay over Christmas, allegedly hurling stones at the snappers after they failed to leave his vacationing family alone.

The rocker was taking a break with his wife Francesca and their kids in the Punta Del Este region of the country when he reportedly lost his temper with local photographers tailing him as he took a moped ride with his 11-year-old son Castor.

Hopping off the vehicle to confront the paparazzi, he exchanged words with the snappers and then appeared to pick up pieces of gravel and started throwing i...
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Metallica Apologizes For Canceling India Concert

October 30th, 2011 10:02pm EDT
Metallica
Metallica have reached out to fans in India after their concert debut in the country was scrapped, insisting they are "deeply disappointed" with the cancellation.

The band was set to headline the F1 Rocks concert in Uttar Pradesh on Friday but organizers at event management company, the DNA Entertainment Network, postponed the gig until Saturday due to "technical problems."

However, they failed to secure the necessary permit for Metallica's concert on Saturday and were forced to scrap the show altogether - and the band is devastated to have disappointed their fans, who ran riot at the Lei...
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Metallica Concert Organizers Arrested

October 30th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Metallica
organizers of a scrapped Metallica show in India have reportedly been arrested over allegations they oversold tickets to the gig.

The rock group called off a planned concert at the Leisure Valley Park in Gurgaon on Friday, putting the cancellation down to "technical problems" and safety concerns after fans pushed through a barricade.

Reports have now emerged suggesting four of the organizers behind the show, including Rajesh Chandwani, operational head of event management company the DNA Entertainment Network, have been detained by police on suspicion of breach of trust, according to Ndtv...
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Metallica To Headline Indian Formula One Concert

September 20th, 2011 9:45pm EDT
Metallica
Metallica are to play their first show in India.

The heavy rockers will headline the upcoming F1 Rocks concert in Uttar Pradesh on October 28 - two days before the inaugural Indian Formula One Grand Prix.

More than 30,000 fans are expected to pack into the Leisure Valley venue for the show and Metallica can't wait for the gig.

A statement from the band reads, "We're so excited to be playing a show in a place we never thought in our wildest dreams we'd get to play."

Previous F1 Rocks concerts in Brazil and Italy have been headlined by Eminem and Jamiroquai, respectively.
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Metallica's Kirk Hammett Did Not Kick A Little Girl Into Audience

November 19th, 2010 12:44am EST
Metallica
Metallica have issued a statement in a bid to get to the truth of a story suggesting a little girl was kicked into the audience at a recent concert in Australia.

The youngster, who is the daughter of the band's stage manager, took a tumble after guitarist Kirk Hammett accidentally kicked a beach ball at her and knocked her off balance.

The rockers have confirmed the incident happened but the bandmates insist reports of the girl being kicked into the audience are ridiculous.

A statement from Metallica reads, "In the whacky (sic) world of rock'n'roll, sometimes stuff happens which looks ev...
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160 Fans Arrested In Metallica Concert Riot (VIDEO)

March 12th, 2010 9:32am EST
Metallica
Police in Bogotá, Colombia failed to prevent riots at a Metallica concert on Wednesday night - more than 100 fans were arrested after violence erupted outside the venue.

Members of the nation's military were drafted in ahead of the gig in a bid to prevent trouble following reports the band's show in Santiago, Chile in January was marred by rioting. More than 1,500 officials were organized to patrol the streets around Simon Bolivar Park ahead of Wednesday's concert.

However, despite the extra efforts, approximately 160 people were detained by cops and at least eight injured as hundreds o...
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Metallica Fans End Israel Boycott

March 3rd, 2010 11:05pm EST
Metallica
Israeli fans of Metallica have won their bid for cheaper tickets after staging a boycott of the group's May 22 gig in Tel Aviv, Israel.

The man behind the Ramat Gan stadium show - the band's first concert in Israel since 1999 - upset fans when he announced all tickets for the gig would sell for upwards of $159.

And more than 500 Metallica-mad music fans committed to boycott the concert as part of a Facebook.com campaign.

But Tomer Mussman and Rotem Horovitz, who sparked the protest, have now agreed to drop the boycott after coming to an agreement with promoter Marcel Avram.

They write, ...
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Billy Mays Returns, Nas & Nick Cannon PSA, Walk Across China, Wonder Woman & More (Videos)

August 5th, 2009 2:40pm EDT
Billy Mays Returns, Nas & Nick Cannon PSA, Walk Across China
Billy Mays is back from the dead (too soon?); a guy walks across China; Metallica's Lars & James say 'Napster Bad' in a classic; and Olivia Munn points out the cons of being a female superhero. There's also a complete idiot with video-game-rage; Nas & Nick Cannon on the future of hip-hop; and another great one - a computer animated drummer playing Rush's "YYZ" note for note on the waters of Lake Ontario. Check 'em all out!

Billy Mays returns to hawk his latest product...

Resurrectifier:

Guy walks from one end of China to the other and takes a pic a day...

China Walk:
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Metallica, Jeff Beck, Run DMC Headline 2009 Rock and Roll HOF Inductee Class

April 7th, 2009 2:41pm EDT
Jeff Beck
It took all of 27 years to happen, but as they say 'there is no time like the present,' as perhaps the most recognizable of rock acts, Metallica, are taking their rightful spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The band, alongside hop-hop visionaries Run DMC, headlines the 2009 class of inductees to the monument of rock. As for performers, the rest of the class shakes out like this, former Yardbirds axeman Jeff Beck, famed singer/songwriter Bobby Womack and doo-wop group Little Anthony and the Imperials.

In the Early Influence category, Wanda Jackson will be inducted and in the Sidem...
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Metallica Premieres New Video; Drops Third Single From 'Death Magnetic'

September 2nd, 2008 5:34pm EDT
Metallica
Metallica have just premiered the video for their single "The Day That Never Comes" on their MySpace page. The epic clip was directed by Danish director Thomas Vinterberg and filmed this past July in southern California.

On working with the acclaimed filmmaker, singer/guitarist James Hetfield explained to MTV.com, "That's the beauty, I think, of writing vague but powerful lyrics — that someone like a movie director can interpret it in his own way and obviously, someone creative is able to take the metaphors and apply them to whatever he needs in his own life."

The band have also ...
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Metallica Drops New Single; 'Death Magnetic' Out Sept. 12

August 21st, 2008 11:57pm EDT
Metallica
Metallica have just released the first single off their upcoming album, Death Magnetic. The epic track is entitled "The Day That Never Comes" and it's now available through iTunes. The band recently filmed a video for the track with Danish film director Thomas Vinterberg, which is set to premiere soon. Check out the track, which is now streaming on Metallica.com.

News about Death Magnetic has been flowing out of Metallica's camp via the band's official website (www.metallica.com) and a brand-new site, missionmetallica.com, which offers users a unique, ground-breaking look-in on the mak...
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AARP Tour: Bands That Shouldn't Be Touring Anymore

June 24th, 2008 10:25am EDT
Steely Dan
Sometimes it seems like a band just doesn't know when to quit. Just imagine how many times you've heard some classic rock DJ try to pawn off front row tickets to Steely Dan, or how many advertisements you've seen for a free REO Speedwagon show at the naval base followed by fireworks and the Glen Hill retirement community brass band. While I'll admit that the willingness of these groups to play every major outdoor amphitheater each summer showcases their tenacity, it doesn't exactly work wonders for their dignity. After a while, playing to half-empty audiences of drunken suburbanites has to ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 3

August 3rd, 2007 3:00am EDT
Evangeline Lilly
Happy Birthday to "Lost" actress Evangeline Lilly (1979), New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (1977), Metallica singer James Hetfield (1963), actor Jay North (1951), "Airplane" director John Landis (1950), media mogul Martha Stewart (1941), Shirelles singer Beverly Lee (1941), "The West Wing" star Martin Sheen (1940), "Tarzan" portrayor Gordon Scott (1927), and jazz singer Tony Bennett (1926).
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Acoustic Duo Rodrigo y Gabriela Fuse Latin Harmonies With Metal Roots To Create Instrumental Magic

September 25th, 2006 11:36am EDT
Rodrigo y Gabriela
-Cover Zep's Stairway to Heaven and Metallica's Cliff Burton opus Orion

Rodrigo and Gabriela met as teenagers, at the Casa de Cultura (Culture House), in Mexico City, where Rodrigo's brother was Director. Rodrigo was playing drums in his band Castlow - a code word he never revealed to Gabriela, and changed to Tierra Acida (Acid Earth) when she joined them on guitar. The couple drifted together through music; teenaged metal fanatics who both failed entrance to the Conservatory and moved into rock. Before joining Tierra Acida, Gabriela ran three girls' bands, Las Brujas (The Witches), Su...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 3

August 3rd, 2006 3:00am EDT
Evangeline Lilly
Happy Birthday to "Lost" actress Evangeline Lilly (1979), New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (1977), Metallica singer James Hetfield (1963), actor Jay North (1951), "Airplane" director John Landis (1950), media mogul Martha Stewart (1941), Shirelles singer Beverly Lee (1941), "The West Wing" star Martin Sheen (1940), "Tarzan" portrayor Gordon Scott (1927), and jazz singer Tony Bennett (1926).
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