Metal music

FILE - This file booking image provided by the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal shows Holden Matthews, who was arrested Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in connection with suspicious fires at three historic black churches in southern Louisiana. Matthews is scheduled for a change-of-plea hearing Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in federal court, where he faces hate crime charges. (Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal via AP, File)
February 10, 2020 - 6:13 pm
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The aspiring ‘black metal’ musician who was arrested in a series of fires set at African American churches in Louisiana last spring pleaded guilty Monday to federal and state criminal charges. The U.S. Attorney's Office said in a news release that Holden Matthews pleaded...
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September 27, 2019 - 9:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Metallica says its frontman James Hetfield has entered rehab, and the band is canceling its upcoming tour in Australia and New Zealand. Three of the heavy metal band's members posted a statement on Twitter Friday announcing the decision and apologizing to fans. The statement by...
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FILE- In this Saturday, July 28, 2012, file photo, members of the band Metallica, from left to right, Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo, pose at a photo-call before their first of eight concert performances in Mexico City. Metallica said Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, it has donated 250,000 euros (dollars 277,600) to support the construction of Romania's first paediatric oncology hospital.(AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, FILE)
August 15, 2019 - 3:41 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Metallica says it has donated 250,000 euros ($277,600) to support the construction of Romania's first pediatric oncology hospital. The American heavy metal band, which is very popular in Romania, made the donation ahead of their sold-out show Wednesday in Romania's...
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June 11, 2019 - 8:15 am
ROCKPORT, Ind. (AP) — The former drummer of the heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch has a new gig, as a southern Indiana police officer. Jeremy Spencer was sworn in Sunday with the Rockport Police Department. He grew up near that Ohio River community in the city the Boonville, which he left at...
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This May 23, 2019 photo released by Niji Entertainment shows, from left, singer Tim Owens, bassist Bjorn Englen, keyboardist Scott Warren, Wendy Dio, widow of Ronnie James Dio, Eyellusion CEO Jeff Pezzutti, guitarist Craig Goldy, drummer Simon Wright, singer Oni Logan posing to promote the Dio Returns tour. A hologram of Ronnie James Dio, who died nine years ago, will appear with a live band for the tour, which starts Friday in Ft. Myers, Fla. (Stephanie Cabral/Niji Entertainment via AP)
May 30, 2019 - 4:25 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ronnie James Dio is returning to the stage in hologram form. A hologram of the heavy metal singer will take center stage in the "Dio Returns" tour that kicks off Friday in Fr. Myers, Florida. The hologram will be joined onstage by Dio's former band members and a pair of guest...
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CORRECTS ARREST DATE TO WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 - This booking image released by the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal shows Holden Matthews, 21, who was arrested Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in connection with suspicious fires at three historic black churches in southern Louisiana. Matthews faces three counts of simple arson of a religious building on the state charges. Federal investigators also were looking into whether hate motivated the fires. (Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal via AP)
April 12, 2019 - 5:27 pm
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — Authorities said he had no known criminal record. A friend described him as an introverted animal lover who showed no animosity toward any race, and a talented, if frustrated heavy metal guitar player and singer. A fellow musician called him "a really sweet guy." But Holden...
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CORRECTS ARREST DATE TO WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 - This booking image released by the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal shows Holden Matthews, 21, who was arrested Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in connection with suspicious fires at three historic black churches in southern Louisiana. Matthews faces three counts of simple arson of a religious building on the state charges. Federal investigators also were looking into whether hate motivated the fires. (Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal via AP)
April 11, 2019 - 2:31 pm
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — The suspect in a string of fires that destroyed three black churches in rural Louisiana is the white son of a sheriff's deputy whose father helped arrange for his son's arrest, authorities said Thursday. Holden Matthews, 21, faces arson charges in the connection with the...
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Bruce Dickinson poses for cameras with his honorary citizen certificate at the city hall in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Saturday, April 6, 2019. Bosnia's capital Sarajevo has declared Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson an honorary citizen in gratitude for the concert the heavy metal band held while the city was under siege during 1992-95 war. (AP Photo/Eldar Emric)
April 06, 2019 - 8:11 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's capital has declared Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson an honorary citizen for the concert the heavy metal band performed while the city was under siege during the 1992-95 war. Sarajevo Mayor Abdulah Skaka on Saturday presented the award at city...
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September 27, 2018 - 2:08 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Guatemalan lawmakers are facing criticism after they moved to block a Swedish dark metal band from entering the country, calling it "satanic." The congressional decree banning anyone involved with the group known as Marduk was approved Wednesday by an 87 to 13 vote. Independent...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2016, file photo, Vinnie Paul of HELLYEAH performs at the Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville, Ky. Medical examiners found that Vinnie Paul, the 54-year-old co-founder and drummer of the metal band Pantera, died of natural causes including heart disease. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg announced Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, that Paul, whose full name was Vincent Paul Abbott, died June 22 at home in Las Vegas from cardiomyopathy, or an enlarged heart. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
August 27, 2018 - 7:43 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Medical examiners found that Vinnie Paul, the 54-year-old co-founder and drummer of the metal band Pantera, died of natural causes including heart disease. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg announced Monday that Paul, whose full name was Vincent Paul Abbott, died June 22 at home...
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