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Metallica's Management, Label Reject Ozzfest Rumor

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Representatives for Metallica's management (QPrime) and record label (Warner Bros.) have both rejected as "false" rumors that the band will be headlining this summer's Ozzfest.

Metallica have lined up a number of European festival appearances as part of their "Escape From The Studio '06" tour, including slots at Germany's Rock Am Ring and U.K.'s Download festivals.

Metallica recently confirmed in a posting on their official web site that they have recruited Rick Rubin (Slayer, System of a Down, Slipknot, Audioslave, Red Hot Chili Peppers) to produce their forthcoming studio LP. The news was accompanied on the site by several pictures of Metallica in the studio with a shoeless Rubin.

Metallica officially began the songwriting process for their new album late last year and are expected to spend the next few months compiling ideas before entering the final recording stage. A late 2006/early 2007 release via Warner Bros. is expected.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. RememberMetal? writes:

When your as huge a thing as Metallica (love or despise their last few albums) you are your own tour.

# Feb 22, 2006 @ 6:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. War Ensemble writes:

HAHA it seems the only band worth seeing at ozzfest was just a gay rumour started by a bunch of hypocrites...can you imagine the dissapointment in, it allmost as dissapointing as the last 15 years of there discography...

sounds of the underground and Gigantour looks like they got all the good bands...good luck d***fest!!

oh yeah metallica are overrated and there new album will be there last chance EVER!

# Feb 22, 2006 @ 6:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. War Ensemble writes:

if you want some albums that will relieve you of Metallica's past failures try:
Megadeth - The System Has Failed
God Hates Us All - Slayer
Dark Ages - Soulfly
Relixiv - Over Kill
Shovel Headed Kill Machine - Exodus
Angel of Retribution - Judas Priest
Enemy of God - Kreator
We've Come for You All - Anthrax
Schizo Deluxe -- Annihilator
Demiricous - One (Hellbound)

i do hope they follow the rising genre and make anothe thrash album, PLEASE!!!

# Feb 22, 2006 @ 6:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Eddie is real writes:

thats disapointing for me never seen metallica would like to even thoe i kno the diffrence from cliff burton metallica and sh** metallica and im still goin to ozzfest because hell im not paying for it

# Feb 22, 2006 @ 8:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. WhylordWhy writes:

It was just announced at another site on the internet. Band members from Atreyu,DIsturbed,A7x started the rumor about Metallica. As stated by the lead singer of A7x " we suck and all the bands on Ozzfest suck so we needed the rumor of a Mega band to help sell tickets."

# Feb 22, 2006 @ 9:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. BodomFan writes:

ah hahaha F*ck ozzfest. SOTU tour is where to be this summer

# Feb 22, 2006 @ 11:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. relentless austin writes:

it sounded too good to be true. ozzfest tickets are expensive enough. imagine how much tickets would be if metallica headlined.

# Feb 22, 2006 @ 11:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. sevenchurches writes:

i knew metallica wasnt gonna play
too good to be true

now playing :the philosopher-death

# Feb 22, 2006 @ 2:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. metalthekid writes:

that was the only reason i was gonna go to ozzfest. f***. there have been so many other huge bands that have been on ozzfest, slayer, iron maiden, judas priest, pantera, why not metallica? damnit. and the ticket price would only have been about 15 bucks more than metallicas last tour when it was just them and godsmack. it woulda been wel worth the price just to see metallica. even if it is not true now, it should be. or just have them headline sotu, that would be even better!

# Feb 22, 2006 @ 2:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Wrath_5316 writes:

That's cool their not going to headline ozzfest! OZZFEST SUCKS! As of for the new album......Just make it great.

# Feb 22, 2006 @ 6:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Heretic writes:

sotu is too good to be true this year, unlike ozzfest so far...

# Feb 22, 2006 @ 6:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. JT writes:

I wouldn't assume that Metallica's managment is being completely truthful There have been bands that eventually end up on Ozzfest that said they weren't going to play it...Metallica like to do things on their own terms...and if they were going to play at the Ozzfest then they are probably p***ed that they didn't get to break the story themselves (because they are that arrogant). It wouldn't surprise me to see them on the tour despite all this denial. We'll have to wait and see.

# Feb 22, 2006 @ 7:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. justice361 writes:

This makes me happy. Had they taken it... that would have been even more of a sell out then needed.

# Feb 23, 2006 @ 7:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. justice361 writes:

metalthekid... if they headlined sotu, then it wouldnt be really underground... as if the stuff on it now is really underground.

# Feb 23, 2006 @ 7:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. NHV-BPC writes:

Metallica gay.

# Feb 23, 2006 @ 10:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Gezis writes:

Thank the metal gods!!!! Ozzfest 'might" still be worth seeing.

# Feb 24, 2006 @ 1:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. justplanethrashane writes:

metallica wood sweep the whole thing as we know they are the only thrashers with true talent

# Feb 25, 2006 @ 12:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. eddie is real writes:

dont people like to keep it secret for awhile anyway so hopefuly they will be there because there the only band worth seeing on this ozzfest

# Feb 25, 2006 @ 1:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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