1. The bassist of The Deftones, Chi Cheng, is reported to be in a coma following an auto accident [latimes.com].
2. “The View” meets “Headbanger’s Ball” on “The Metal Show” beginning Nov. 15 on VH1 Classic [hardrockhideout.com].
3. Metallica plans to release “All Nightmare Long” as their next single, including a music video, in December [blabbermouth.net].
4. Thrash pioneers Anthrax enter a recording studio in Chicago to work on new record to be released in spring 2009 [ultimate-guitar.com].
5. Last night, Def Leppard appeared with country sensation Taylor Swift for an episode of “Crossroads” on CMT [cmt.com].