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VH1 Classic‘s syndicated radio show “On Tap With Nik Carter” (web site) conducted an interview with MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist Mick Mars earlier in the week. The full chat will air later in the month.

A clip from the interview in which Mars reveals which actor he’d like to see portray him in the long-awaited film adaptation of the band’s biography “The Dirt – Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band”, can be seen below.

MÖTLEY CRÜE has tapped “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” director Jeff Tremaine to helm the film adaptation of “The Dirt – Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band”.

According to Deadline.com, the “Dirt” will be produced by LBI Entertainment‘s Rick Yorn and Julie Yorn, along with 10th Street Entertainment and Erik Olsen. Amanda Adelson is co-producing. Tom Kapinos (“Californication”) took care of the script.

It was reported in 2008 that MÖTLEY CRÜE was trying to extricate itself from a deal with MTV Films, a division of Paramount Pictures, to make the “The Dirt” movie.

A deal was first announced for the film version in 2006 but had since gone nowhere. Bassist Nikki Sixx told Reuters that MTV was “a channel that used to be hip and has now actually become unhip…They are not the right partner.”

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On September 19, former PANTERA and current KILL DEVIL HILL bassist Rex Brown took part in a clinic at Sam Ash in New York City. A two-minute Artisan News report on the event, which includes a short interview with Brown, can be seen bleow.

Hartke recently announced the addition of Brown to its already impressive roster of artists. Rex is best known as one half of the driving rhythm section of legendary metal band PANTERA and is currently further developing his signature sound with his new band KILL DEVIL HILL. KILL DEVIL HILL will release its sophomore album this fall on Century Media Records.

“I’ve been playing bass for a long time and I recently had the great fortune of pluggin’ in to a Hartke rig,” says Rex. “My new rig gives me the flexibility to control my tone and blast my sound in any size venue. This Hartke rig slams like a concrete sledge. I’m looking forward to being part of the Hartke family for ANOTHER very long time.”

This past March, Rex released his memoir entitled “Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story Of Pantera”. He also made an appearance on VH1 Classic‘s flagship program “That Metal Show” in support of the book. He will be hitting the road with KILL DEVIL HILL this fall in support of their new release.

Rex was recently announced as part of the festivities at Bass Player LIVE! 2013. He will participate in the Bass Player LIVE! Concert and Awards Show, presented by Hartke, which will be a historic tribute to BLACK SABBATH‘s Geezer Butler. The show will take place at the Fonda Theater on November 9. And on Sunday, November 10, Rex will be a part of a bass panel, again hosted by Hartke, alongside Billy Sheehan, David Ellefson and Frank Bello.

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On September 19, Metal Mark of SkullsNBones.com conducted an interview with former PANTERA and current KILL DEVIL HILL bassist Rex Brown at Sam Ash in New York City. You can now watch the chat below. Also available is footage of Rex‘s Sam Ash clinic.

Hartke recently announced the addition of Brown to its already impressive roster of artists. Rex is best known as one half of the driving rhythm section of legendary metal band PANTERA and is currently further developing his signature sound with his new band KILL DEVIL HILL. KILL DEVIL HILL will release its sophomore album this fall on Century Media Records.

“I’ve been playing bass for a long time and I recently had the great fortune of pluggin’ in to a Hartke rig,” says Rex. “My new rig gives me the flexibility to control my tone and blast my sound in any size venue. This Hartke rig slams like a concrete sledge. I’m looking forward to being part of the Hartke family for ANOTHER very long time.”

This past March, Rex released his memoir entitled “Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story Of Pantera”. He also made an appearance on VH1 Classic‘s flagship program “That Metal Show” in support of the book. He will be hitting the road with KILL DEVIL HILL this fall in support of their new release.

Rex was recently announced as part of the festivities at Bass Player LIVE! 2013. He will participate in the Bass Player LIVE! Concert and Awards Show, presented by Hartke, which will be a historic tribute to BLACK SABBATH‘s Geezer Butler. The show will take place at the Fonda Theater on November 9. And on Sunday, November 10, Rex will be a part of a bass panel, again hosted by Hartke, alongside Billy Sheehan, David Ellefson and Frank Bello.

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On September 7, CC Getty of the “Metalheads United” show on MetalNationRadio.com conducted an interview with Sam Dunn of Banger Films Inc.. You can now listen to the chat using the widget below.

Dunn is currently working on the “lost” episode of the “Metal Evolution” series focusing on “Extreme Metal”. The episode will take viewers on an unprecedented journey across Europe and North America to tell the story of metal’s most aggressive and misunderstood sub-genre.

After an enormously successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign raising nearly $40,000, Grammy-nominated and Juno-winning Banger Films is embarking on a final push to create the “Extreme Metal” episode.

“Our first Indiegogo campaign was a huge success and we were blown-away by the support of the metal community,” says Dunn. “The research, writing, travel and filming is now complete and we’ve captured some amazing interviews and footage. But we need to turn this footage into an episode!” The new campaign kicked off August 9. Details of the campaign, including a brand-new trailer featuring exclusive footage from Banger‘s “Extreme Metal” filming trip, can be found here.

Originally broadcast on VH1 Classic (USA) and Much More Music (Canada), Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn‘s series “Metal Evolution” presented 11 episodes based on the Heavy Metal Family Tree originally shown in their groundbreaking documentary “Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey”. Host and metalhead-turned-anthropologist Dunn crisscrossed the globe exploring the vast history of heavy metal across its 40-plus year history, covering everything from the pre-history of metal and shock rock to grunge and thrash metal. But one very important episode was left out: “Extreme Metal”. “Some of the networks felt that extreme metal was too heavy or too niche. We’re out to prove that extreme metal is metal’s most vital sub-genre and that metal would probably die without it!,” says Dunn.

Tom Gabriel Warrior, legendary frontman for extreme metal bands HELLHAMMER, CELTIC FROST and TRIPTYKON, was interviewed by Dunn for the episode. “It was an absolute honor and a pleasure to host Sam and his outstanding team at my place in Zurich,” said Tom. “That extreme metal has been overlooked in this series so far is a scandal. This episode is utterly overdue!”

Bands appearing in the episode include VENOM, CELTIC FROST/HELLHAMMER, SLAYER, NAPALM DEATH, CARCASS, DEATH, MORBID ANGEL, OBITUARY, DARKTHRONE, MAYHEM, EMPEROR, DIMMU BORGIR, CRADLE OF FILTH, ENSLAVED, GOJIRA and more. The episode will also feature some renowned locations in the history of extreme metal, including Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida, as well as travel footage from Norway, Switzerland, U.K., U.S., and Hellfest (France), one of the world’s biggest metal festivals.

Contributors’ support for the new Indiegogo campaign will cover costs of finishing the episode which includes editing, archival and music licensing, onlining, sound mixing and other post-production costs.

“People are often surprised by how much making quality film and TV costs,” says Dunn. “It requires a lot of hard work from a team of talented people to ensure we make the best possible show. ‘Extreme Metal’ deserves the same high-production value and attention to detail that we gave the other ‘Metal Evolution’ episodes. I’m not getting paid to make this episode but what matters to me is that the ‘Metal Evolution’ series is finally completed!”

For more information, visit BangerFilms.com.

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Sam Dunn of Banger Films Inc. spoke with bassist Shane Embury of British grincore pioneers NAPALM DEATH for the “lost” episode of the “Metal Evolution” series focusing on “Extreme Metal”. The episode will take viewers on an unprecedented journey across Europe and North America to tell the story of metal’s most aggressive and misunderstood sub-genre.

In the clip below, Embury defines the ever-popular blast beat.

After an enormously successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign raising nearly $40,000, Grammy-nominated and Juno-winning Banger Films is embarking on a final push to create the “Extreme Metal” episode.

“Our first Indiegogo campaign was a huge success and we were blown-away by the support of the metal community,” says Banger Films co-founder Sam Dunn. “The research, writing, travel and filming is now complete and we’ve captured some amazing interviews and footage. But we need to turn this footage into an episode!” The new campaign kicked off August 9. Details of the campaign, including a brand-new trailer featuring exclusive footage from Banger‘s “Extreme Metal” filming trip, can be found here.

Originally broadcast on VH1 Classic (USA) and Much More Music (Canada), Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn‘s series “Metal Evolution” presented 11 episodes based on the Heavy Metal Family Tree originally shown in their groundbreaking documentary “Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey”. Host and metalhead-turned-anthropologist Dunn crisscrossed the globe exploring the vast history of heavy metal across its 40-plus year history, covering everything from the pre-history of metal and shock rock to grunge and thrash metal. But one very important episode was left out: “Extreme Metal”. “Some of the networks felt that extreme metal was too heavy or too niche. We’re out to prove that extreme metal is metal’s most vital sub-genre and that metal would probably die without it!,” says Dunn.

Tom Gabriel Warrior, legendary frontman for extreme metal bands HELLHAMMER, CELTIC FROST and TRIPTYKON, was interviewed by Dunn for the episode. “It was an absolute honor and a pleasure to host Sam and his outstanding team at my place in Zurich,” said Tom. “That extreme metal has been overlooked in this series so far is a scandal. This episode is utterly overdue!”

Bands appearing in the episode include VENOM, CELTIC FROST/HELLHAMMER, SLAYER, NAPALM DEATH, CARCASS, DEATH, MORBID ANGEL, OBITUARY, DARKTHRONE, MAYHEM, EMPEROR, DIMMU BORGIR, CRADLE OF FILTH, ENSLAVED, GOJIRA and more. The episode will also feature some renowned locations in the history of extreme metal, including Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida, as well as travel footage from Norway, Switzerland, U.K., U.S., and Hellfest (France), one of the world’s biggest metal festivals.

Contributors’ support for the new Indiegogo campaign will cover costs of finishing the episode which includes editing, archival and music licensing, onlining, sound mixing and other post-production costs.

“People are often surprised by how much making quality film and TV costs,” says Dunn. “It requires a lot of hard work from a team of talented people to ensure we make the best possible show. ‘Extreme Metal’ deserves the same high-production value and attention to detail that we gave the other ‘Metal Evolution’ episodes. I’m not getting paid to make this episode but what matters to me is that the ‘Metal Evolution’ series is finally completed!”

For more information, visit BangerFilms.com.

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Hartke has announce the addition of famed bassist Rex Brown to its already impressive roster of artists. Rex is best known as one half of the driving rhythm section of legendary metal band PANTERA and is currently further developing his signature sound with his new band KILL DEVIL HILL. KILL DEVIL HILL will release its sophomore album this fall on Century Media Records.

“I’ve been playing bass for a long time and I recently had the great fortune of pluggin’ in to a Hartke rig,” says Rex. “My new rig gives me the flexibility to control my tone and blast my sound in any size venue. This Hartke rig slams like a concrete sledge. I’m looking forward to being part of the Hartke family for ANOTHER very long time.”

On September 19, Rex Brown will make his debut Hartke appearance at the Sam Ash in New York City, located on West 34th Street. The event will take place at 7:00 p.m. and will feature Rex discussing some of his favorite bass techniques, as well as demonstrations of some of his famous riffs from throughout his career. The event is free and open to the public on a first-come basis.

This past March, Rex released his memoir entitled “Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story Of Pantera”. He also made an appearance on VH1 Classic‘s flagship program “That Metal Show” in support of the book. He will be hitting the road with KILL DEVIL HILL this fall in support of their new release.

Rex was recently announced as part of the festivities at Bass Player LIVE! 2013. He will participate in the Bass Player LIVE! Concert and Awards Show, presented by Hartke, which will be a historic tribute to BLACK SABBATH‘s Geezer Butler. The show will take place at the Fonda Theater on November 9. And on Sunday, November 10, Rex will be a part of a bass panel, again hosted by Hartke, alongside Billy Sheehan, David Ellefson and Frank Bello.

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Comedian and metalhead Jim Florentine of VH1 Classic‘s “That Metal Show” recently conducted an interview with former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist and current NEWSTED frontman Jason Newsted for Jim‘s weekly podcast. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.

NEWSTED‘s debut album, “Heavy Metal Music”, sold nearly 8,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 40 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was made available on August 6 in North America via Chophouse Records/Collective Sounds and August 5 in Europe through Spinefarm Records. Jason told Billboard.com the 11-song album was very similar to the band’s debut EP, “Metal”, which opened with around 6,200 units to debut at No. 62. “The EP was always intended to be the primer, a sampler of what was to come on the LP,” he said. “It’s all metal all the time. It’s not all fast, but it is all heavy.”

Regarding how the material for NEWSTED‘s debut album came together, Jason told Loudwire: “It started out as my seeds for the first eleven songs that I made on my GarageBand thing. I wrote all the tracks — guitars, bass, drums, everything and gave them to Jessie [Farnsworth, guitar] and Jesus [Mendez Jr., drums] and had them go learn it, put their artistry on it and so it was collaborative in that way for the first batch. Like the four songs on the EP came from that initial eleven, so that’s how those songs went. Each day as we get deeper into the songs, the collaboration gets deeper as well. I have come a long way from my tunnel vision of ‘Only my ideas are good enough’ bullshit, and I’m a lot more open to everyone’s ideas and the artistry of each person to make it what it is. And three heads is better than one and that kind of thing. So it has become more collaborative as we go. I’ve written ten more since that time in October last year and a few of them have made their way onto this LP now. Once again, they were all my seeds, but now that we have Mike Mushok in the band and I give the music to all three of those guys, now I have three great artists bringing back their responses and their counterpoint playing to my ideas, so it’s becoming more and more collaborative every day and on this LP there will be shared writing credits on at least half of the songs with the writing credits now.”

NEWSTED took part in this year’s edition of Gigantour, the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine. Also appearing on the bill were headliners MEGADETH, along with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DEVICE, HELLYEAH and DEATH DIVISION.

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Comedian and metalhead Jim Florentine of VH1 Classic‘s “That Metal Show” recently conducted an interview with former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist and current NEWSTED frontman Jason Newsted for Jim‘s weekly podcast. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.

NEWSTED‘s debut album, “Heavy Metal Music”, sold nearly 8,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 40 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was made available on August 6 in North America via Chophouse Records/Collective Sounds and August 5 in Europe through Spinefarm Records. Jason told Billboard.com the 11-song album was very similar to the band’s debut EP, “Metal”, which opened with around 6,200 units to debut at No. 62. “The EP was always intended to be the primer, a sampler of what was to come on the LP,” he said. “It’s all metal all the time. It’s not all fast, but it is all heavy.”

Regarding how the material for NEWSTED‘s debut album came together, Jason told Loudwire: “It started out as my seeds for the first eleven songs that I made on my GarageBand thing. I wrote all the tracks — guitars, bass, drums, everything and gave them to Jessie [Farnsworth, guitar] and Jesus [Mendez Jr., drums] and had them go learn it, put their artistry on it and so it was collaborative in that way for the first batch. Like the four songs on the EP came from that initial eleven, so that’s how those songs went. Each day as we get deeper into the songs, the collaboration gets deeper as well. I have come a long way from my tunnel vision of ‘Only my ideas are good enough’ bullshit, and I’m a lot more open to everyone’s ideas and the artistry of each person to make it what it is. And three heads is better than one and that kind of thing. So it has become more collaborative as we go. I’ve written ten more since that time in October last year and a few of them have made their way onto this LP now. Once again, they were all my seeds, but now that we have Mike Mushok in the band and I give the music to all three of those guys, now I have three great artists bringing back their responses and their counterpoint playing to my ideas, so it’s becoming more and more collaborative every day and on this LP there will be shared writing credits on at least half of the songs with the writing credits now.”

NEWSTED took part in this year’s edition of Gigantour, the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine. Also appearing on the bill were headliners MEGADETH, along with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DEVICE, HELLYEAH and DEATH DIVISION.

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Known as a “leading expert on all things hard rock and heavy metal,” Eddie Trunk continues to entertain fans on the radio and as the host of VH1 Classic‘s hit television program “That Metal Show” with his passion for music. In the much-anticipated sequel to the bestselling “Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock And Heavy Metal”, Trunk picks up where he left off by featuring 35 new bands, both legendary and forgotten, and sharing his passion for all things metal.

Complete with his favorite playlists, band discographies, trivia, never-before-seen photographs as well as candid’s and ephemera from Eddie‘s personal collection, this new book combines brief band histories with Trunk‘s unique personal experiences and anecdotes in a must-read for all fans of rock and roll. Featuring a diverse lineup, from Marilyn Manson and Ace Frehley to Lita Ford and WHITESNAKE, “Volume II” salutes all those who are ready to rock!

“Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock And Heavy Metal Volume II” will be made available on September 24 via Abrams Image, a division of Abrams.

In a recent interview with Pop Break, Trunk stated about “Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock And Heavy Metal Volume II”: “It is an exact sequel of the first book. It’s the same publisher. It’s the same format, same exact layout, the discography, the ‘Did You Know’ stuff, and, of course, the exclusive live photography.

“So many people enjoyed the layout of the first book, how easy it was to read. So we didn’t mess with the formula that people really liked. The only difference is the bands are completely different. The bands are a little deeper, a little less mainstream. So it’s an out-and-out sequel. It’s going to make a great companion piece to the first.”

Trunk is the host of VH1 Classic‘s “That Metal Show” and is heard on two weekly radio shows: “Eddie Trunk Live”, which airs on SiriusXM Radio‘s Ozzy’s Boneyard channel, and the FM-syndicated “Eddie Trunk Rocks”, broadcast live in New York City on Q104.3. He lives in New Jersey.

“Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock And Heavy Metal Volume II” book-signing dates:

Sep. 24 – Hard Rock Café Times Square, NY at 6 p.m.
Sep. 25 – Barnes & Noble, Morris Plains, NJ at 7 p.m.
Sep. 26 – Barnes & Noble, Staten Island, NY at 7 p.m.
Sep. 27 – Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, OH at 7 p.m.
Sep. 28 – Loganberry Books, Cleveland, OH from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sep. 29 – House Of Blues, Chicago, IL at 6 p.m.
Oct. 01 – Boswell Books, Milwaukee, WI at 7 p.m.
Oct. 02 – Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe, AZ at 7 p.m.
Oct. 03 – Book Soup, Los Angeles, CA at 7 p.m.
Oct. 04 – Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV at 6 p.m.
Oct. 11 – Barnes & Noble, Eatontown, NJ at 7 p.m.

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CLUTCH is wrapping up the summer on the European leg of their “Earth Rocker” World Tour which saw the band playing to sold-out houses at their headline shows as well as numerous festival appearances.  The band will back stateside after two sold out shows in Greece this weekend. But before they land in Maryland, singer

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