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Can’t get enough Metallica? Want to hear them anywhere you go in the house. You have to check out this new multi-room music streaming system from Sonos. It uses your network connection and can send music to upto 32 rooms. Use the wireless controller to control which room you want the music in. The best part is you can stream different music to different rooms. So have Master of Puppets in the living room, Blackened in the bathroom, and the Metallica Lullabys in the kids room. It’s truly a brilliant system with very good digital sound quality. Plus when hooked up to your internet connection you can stream directly from online services like Rhapsody, Sirius Satellite Radio, and Metallica’s favorite Napster! I just bought this thing and it its awesome and easy to set up. I was up and running in less than 30 minutes. The package deal is the way to go and you can save upto 250$. Buy now at a discounted price from here at the wireless music store, cheaper than their website. It’s a bit pricey but well worth the money.

Don’t take my word for it? Read all reviews:

CNET.com
“The Sonos BU130 Digital Music System actually offers more flexibility and ease of use than many multiroom audio systems that cost thousands more.””

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Creators of Québec’s High School Tribute project have sent BW&BK the following press release:

We’re to announce the release of a tribute CD to METALLICA produced by students from La Frontalière High School, located in Coaticook, Québec, Canada. Teach ‘Em All: A High School Tribute To Metallica will be officially released on Friday, May the 23rd 2008 at 8:00 pm at the Pavillon des Arts et de la Culture in Coaticook. For the occasion a two-hour show will be presented. However, the CD is available NOW for purchase. (more…)

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See NBC 11 report on Metallica on record day here.

Hetfield: “Record stores are disappearing, and we want them to stay.”

“You can call it old school, or we’re dinosaurs, or whatever, but I grew up going to a record store, hanging with my friends, just going through stuff. We weren’t texting each other, what was the new thing.”

Hammett: “It was a place to meet other like-minded individuals. You’d see someone in the heavy metal section that you never saw before. I would go up to them and say, ‘Hey, man, you’re into metal? I am too.'” (more…)

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IT WAS fitting really…what used to be a Tower Records in Mountain View, California, has become a Rasputins Records, one of the oldest independent record stores in the Bay Area (it was founded in 1971)…and as we waited (the ‘we’ being some clubbers, some non-clubbers and us) it simple felt like the old days.

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July 8, 2007 – Wembley, London England

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Independent retailers coast to coast hope so, and they’re banding together Saturday to spread the message on the first Record Store Day, with deep discounts, exclusive items for sale, goodie giveaways and visits from noted musicians.

The day’s biggest event will take place right in the Bay Area at 2 p.m. April 19th, as Metallica stops by the Rasputin Music store at 630 San Antonio Ave. in Mountain View.

Four hundred fans will get in to “shake and howdy” with the metal masters of Marin, making their first in-store appearance in nearly a decade. The store is asking folks not to start lining up for wristbands till 8 a.m. (though I imagine a few people may choose to ignore that suggestion).

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