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  • METALLICA: Pro-Shot Video Of 'All Within My Hands' Performance From Rare Acoustic Show For Charity
    on November 16, 2018 at 16:05

    METALLICA played a rare acoustic show on November 3 at the Masonic in San Francisco. The evening, dubbed the "All Within My Hands Foundation Helping Hands Concert And Auction", celebrated the first full year of METALLICA's All Within My Hands non-profit foundation, which was launched in 2017 to help creating sustainable communities by tackling the issues of hunger and workforce education and encouraging volunteerism. In addition to acoustic versions of some of METALLICA's classic songs, the band performed covers of DEEP PURPLE's "When A Blind Man Cries", NAZARETH's "Please Don't Judas Me", BLUE ÖYSTER CULT's "Veteran Of The Psychic Wars" and Bob Seger's "Turn The Page". Bandmembers James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo and Lars Ulrich were joined by a quartet of backing musicians who provided additional percussion, keyboards, strings and vocal harmony. Profesionally filmed video footage of METALLICA performing the song "All Within My Hands" at "All Within My Hands Foundation Helping Hands Concert And Auction" can be seen below. Additional musicians in the clip are Avi Vinocur on mandolin and background vocals, David Phillips on pedal-steel, Henry Salvia on keyboards, and Cody Rhodes on percussion. Says METALLICA: "The event raised $1.3 million which will be used to work with our partners at Feeding America and the American Association of Community Colleges as All Within My Hands continues to tackle the issues of hunger and workforce education and work to create sustainable communities." The setlist for METALLICA's performance was as follows: 01. Disposable Heroes 02. When A Blind Man Cries (DEEP PURPLE cover) 03. The Unforgiven 04. Please Don't Judas Me (NAZARETH cover) 05. Turn The Page (Bob Seger cover) 06. Bleeding Me 07. Veteran Of The Psychic Wars (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT cover) 08. Nothing Else Matters 09. All Within My Hands 10. Enter Sandman 11. The Four Horsemen 12. Hardwired Along with unplugged performances from METALLICA and CAGE THE ELEPHANT, the night offered attendees an opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind auction items. In its first six months of operation, the Foundation donated more than $750,000 to local food banks around the world — a practice the band and the Foundation have continued on METALLICA's current North American tour. They've donated $10,000 to local food banks in every city and met dedicated people who focus their daily lives on helping others. […]

  • PHILIP ANSELMO To Play Full Set Of PANTERA Classics Tonight In Los Angeles
    on November 16, 2018 at 14:52

    PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, the project led by the former PANTERA and current DOWN/SUPERJOINT frontman, will perform a set consisting entirely of PANTERA songs during its concert tonight (Friday, November 16) at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, California. Anselmo broke the news of ILLEGALS' plan to play nothing but PANTERA classics in Los Angeles during the band's show last night (Thursday, November 15) at Brick By Brick in San Diego, California. The singer told the crowd (see video below): "Let me ask you a question. Who's filming? Who's gonna upload to YouTube later? Tell me the truth. You're gonna do it? Who's gonna upload to YouTube? You? Tomorrow night, full PANTERA set from beginning to end. That's right. Spread the word, Los Angeles." Earlier today, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS wrote on Facebook: "We are in Hollywood, California tonight. Start to finish. Full PANTERA set!!! Come see it at The Viper room tonight! Gonna be historically epic on many levels! We'll see ya there." Guitarist Mike De Leon added: "THE ILLEGALS are in Hollywood, California!! FULL PANTERA Set START TO FINISH tonight! It's gonna be epic as fuck!! Will stream it live!" All of PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS performances on the current U.S. tour have seen the band play a mini-set of PANTERA songs, including such fan favorites as "Walk", "Mouth For War", "A New Level", "I'm Broken", "Becoming", "This Love", "Hellbound" and "Domination / Hollow". THE ILLEGALS' latest trek kicked off in Austin, Texas on November 1, exactly four months after a video message from Anselmo was played at the public memorial for PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott. It was the first time the singer had publicly commented on his former bandmate's death. The event, which was held at Bomb Factory in Dallas, Texas, included emotional tributes from a number of Abbott's fellow musicians, some of whom appeared in person while others sent short video speeches expressing their affection for the fallen PANTERA and HELLYEAH drummer. Anselmo's tribute was a few seconds long and saw him speaking in his trademark deep voice. "Vince, always have love in my heart for you, man," he said. "Rest in peace." Vinnie Paul and his brother "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott co-founded PANTERA. When PANTERA broke up in 2003, they formed DAMAGEPLAN. On December 8, 2004, while performing with DAMAGEPLAN at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio, Dimebag was shot and killed onstage by a troubled schizophrenic who believed that the members of PANTERA were stealing his thoughts. Up until his death, Vinnie remained on non-speaking terms with Anselmo. Vinnie and Anselmo's relationship got more acrimonious when Vinnie indirectly blamed Philip for Dimebag's death, suggesting that some remarks the vocalist had made about Dimebag in print just weeks earlier might have incited Dimebag's killer. Vinnie passed away on June 22 at his home in Las Vegas at the age of 54. The PANTERA and HELLYEAH drummer was buried on June 30 next to his brother and their mother, Carolyn, at Moore Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Arlington, Texas. PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS' sophomore album, "Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue", was released in January via Anselmo's Housecore Records in the U.S. and Season Of Mist in other parts of the world. The disc is the follow-up to PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS' debut, "Walk Through Exits Only", which came out in 2013 to mostly positive reviews. […]

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