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HEADS WILL BANG: The music of Metallica probably is an acquired taste, but it surely has been acquired by many. With 85 million albums sold, the metal band ranks No. 5 in the Soundscan era of sales tallies. Tonight, MTV MTV
in full Music Television
U.S. cable television network, established in 1980 to present videos of musicians and singers performing new rock music. MTV won a wide following among rock-music fans worldwide and greatly affected the popular-music business. salutes the group with ``mtvICON: Metallica,'' a concert special featuring covers by Avril Lavigne, Sum41, Limp Bizkit and Korn, as well as a rip-roaring finale by Metallica. Also appearing at the tribute: Lisa Marie Presley Lisa Marie Presley (born February 1, 1968) is an American singer/songwriter, who is the only daughter of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu Presley. Presley heritage
As Elvis' only child, Lisa Marie eventually inherited his estate at the age of 30. , Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Travis Barker of Blink-182, Slash and Sean Penn. Crank up the subwoofer A speaker that reproduces the lower end of the audio spectrum. A subwoofer system may include a crossover circuit which switches frequencies at approximately 100Hz and under to the subwoofer, while passing the rest of the signal to the main speakers. and warn the neighbors.
mtvICON: METALLICA, 9 tonight, MTV.
WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN': You complain about too much reality on television and what do they give you? A four-hour miniseries titled ``10.5,'' about a series of massive earthquakes rocking the West Coast. The Hollywood Reporter says NBC NBC
in full National Broadcasting Co.
Major U.S. commercial broadcasting company. It was formed in 1926 by RCA Corp., General Electric Co. (GE), and Westinghouse and was the first U.S. company to operate a broadcast network. has picked up the project from Jaffe/Braunstein Films and Pearl Pictures and will begin shooting next month in Vancouver. ``10.5'' is about a female seismologist seis·mol·o·gy
The geophysical science of earthquakes and the mechanical properties of the earth.
seis at the University of Washington who, observing one shaker leading to others of increasing magnitude, warns that they are related precursors of ``a big one.'' The skeptics learn she was right and, rather than dashing for the nearest doorjamb door·jamb
Either of the two vertical pieces framing a doorway and supporting the lintel. Also called doorpost.
Noun , they plan to use nuclear warheads for protection. Pleasant dreams.
WHEN ON 'ROME': Jim Rome returns to ESPN ESPN Entertainment and Sports Programming Network with ``Rome Is Burning,'' a weekly sports talk show that is positioning him as the Bill O'Reilly of sportscasters. The show includes in-studio and satellite interviews with athletes as well as other segments heavy on opinion and bombast: an opening monologue on topics ``Rome is fired up about''; a ``politically incorrect-style debate'' with sportswriters; and ``Fan-ning the Flames,'' with Rome taking on a hot-button sports issue. No word on whether he'll have a house band led by a guy named Nero on fiddle.
ROME IS BURNING, 4 p.m. today, ESPN.
Metallica members James Hetfield left, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo.
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