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by Unknown // Thursday, July 28, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Metallica will play four shows to celebrate their 30th anniversary.

The 'Enter Sandman ' rockers are set to play a quartet of shows for fan club members only on December 5, 7, 9, and 10 at the historic Fillmore Auditorium in their hometown of San Francisco.

A statement issued by the band explained: "These unique shows will include special guests and events, rare songs, varied set lists, odds and ends, and all the nutty stuff you expect from Metallica - fun for the entire family!

"Spend the week with us not only to close out 2011 out with a bang, but to celebrate over three decades worth of craziness."

Tickets are deliberately priced to be affordable for fans, with the concerts costing just $6 each or $19.81,for all shows, after 1981 - the year Metallica - currently comprised of vocalist James Hetfield, drummer Lars Ulrich, guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo - formed.

The 'Day That Never Comes' band were voted the best rock group of the last 30 years in a recent poll by British magazine Kerrang! earlier this year, an award which was welcomed by Lars.

He said: "It gives me a very warm and fuzzy feeling that Kerrang! magazine have voted Metallica as the band that most changed their lives. I remember the first issue of the magazine in 1981.

"I had made a pilgrimage to England because I was obsessed with the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. I travelled all over the country and that first issue accompanied me everywhere."

by Unknown // Thursday, July 28, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

New Orleans rock innovators MUTEMATH have announced that they will launch the Odd Soul Introduction Tour this fall.

The tour finds the band,  which is Paul Meany (vocals/keybords), Roy Mitchell-Cardenas (bass/guitar), and Darren King (drums), unveiling songs from their upcoming new album, Odd Soul, which will be released on October 4th. MUTEMATH will perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on the night of the release.

The Odd Soul Introduction Tour kicks off on September 7th and concludes with a homecoming show in New Orleans on October 21st. The tour revisits intimate venues to provide fans with a unique opportunity to see MUTEMATH up close in many of the clubs they performed at when starting out nearly seven years ago.

A pre-sale for a VIP Package (which includes tickets, a physical and digital copy of Odd Soul, and a digital download of the track "Blood Pressure") has already begun. Regular tickets  go on sale to the public on August 5th. Prior to September 7th, MUTEMATH will perform a few select special dates in August. Check out MUTEMATH's official website for more details.

In other MUTEMATH news, the track "Odd Soul" is currently available to fans in a unique video mixer platform. The mixer, which premiered on digital and social media technology site Mashable.com, features a different video for each part of the song: drums, guitars, bass, vocals, synth, and background vocals. Listeners can solo, mute and mix "Odd Soul" in real-time creating their own audio and visual mix. Due to varying connection speeds and hardware there are two versions available - a 4-track version meant for users on slower connections and a 6-track version for fans using up-to-date browsers on faster broadband connections.

Odd Soul, which was produced by the band, is the follow-up to 2009's Armistice, which debuted at No. 3 on Billboard's Digital Albums and Alternative Albums chart, No. 4 on the Rock chart and No. 18 on the Top 200 album chart. It was also called a "must-have album" by the New York Post.

by Unknown // Thursday, July 28, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Paul McCartney is set to headline the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games.

The Beatles legend has told organizers of London 2012 he is "up for" playing at the prestigious event on July 27, but which songs he will play and final arrangements for the show are yet to be finalised.

Paul will not, however, perform with his former Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr as he will be touring the US at the time.

Other British music legends such as The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin have ruled themselves out of performing at the event.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "The hope was to have the cream of British music all in the line-up but it now looks like Paul will be joined on stage by some younger stars.

"But of all the people you want, McCartney is number one. He is the ultimate showman and guaranteed to get the Olympics off to a great start."

Paul - whose fashion designer daughter Stella McCartney is creating the kit for the British Olympic team - had hinted he might take part during an interview last month, saying: "I hear there's a rumor that I might be involved."

by Unknown // Wednesday, July 27, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Amy Winehouse's last album has re-entered the Billboard 200 chart top 10.

The late singer's 2007 LP 'Back to Black' has taken the number nine slot on the US following her shock death on Saturday, while her debut record 'Frank' also returned to the chart, placing at number 57.

According to Billboard, 37,000 copies of 'Back to Black' and 8,000 copies of 'Frank' - which was first released in 2003 - have been sold between the news of her passing being released and the ending of the chart tally on Monday.

Over 95 per cent of the sales were from digital downloads, and it is expected that the chart placings for both records will be higher next week.

Individually, Amy's songs accounted for 110,000 digital downloads in the US, with 'Rehab' proving to be the most popular choice, with 38,000 sold, entering the Digital Songs chart at number 46, the only one of her tracks to do so.

The full Billboard 200 chart rundown is released tomorrow.