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Update on Metallica’s 3-D Flick, Ad-Rock & Mike D Reflect on MCA — Angel’s Rock Report

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Hellyeah guitarist Greg Tribbett has left the band’s tour due to “a family emergency.” They’ll finish out the trek — which wraps up Monday in El Paso, Texas — as four-piece unit.

Hellyeah are scheduled to start a tour with Volbeat on June 18th in Toronto. They’ll stop in Billings on July 2nd and Spokane on July 3rd.

Metallica fans in Vancouver, Canada will get to be in the band’s long-discussed 3-D film. The band has announced that cameras will be rolling for the film during their August 24th show there at the Rogers Arena. The band suggests fans “bring your nuttiest, craziest Metalli-self to the show, be a part of movie history, and show the rest of the world how much Vancouver rocks.”

Beck will put out new singles through Jack White‘s Third Man Records. “I Just Started Hating Some People Today” and “Blue Randy” will be released through iTunes and the Third Man Records website on Monday. Both tracks were recorded in 2011 while Beck was in Nashville working on his next album.

“I Just Started Hating Some People Today” may just be the greatest song title ever! Beck and Jack White rock the Sasquatch Festival this weekend at the Gorge. I’ll be there so keep an eye on our website for updates.

The first interviews with Beastie BoysMike Diamond and Adam Horovitz since the passing of bandmate Adam Yauch are in the new issue of Rolling Stone.

Mike D says that Yauch “had us fooled in the most beautiful way” and he expected MCA to recover right up until the end. He also reveals that the trio recorded some new songs last fall. Diamond says, “[Yauch] wasn’t sure he was able to do vocals. But after a bit, we ended up doing them. And he was fine. It was a way for him to say, ‘Yeah, I’m doing it.'”

Ad Rock admits he’s having a hard time processing his friend’s passing. “My wife is like, ‘I want to make sure you’re getting it out.’ But then I’m walking the dog and I’ll start crying on the street. It’s pretty crazy.”

There’s been some movement in the campaign to name a Brooklyn park after Yauch. Instead of the changing the name of Squibb Park Ad Rock has suggested that State Street Park, where MCA actually played as a kid, be changed to Adam Yauch Park. The group that started the initial movement to rename the park has backed Ad Rock’s suggestion and initial talks with the New York Parks Commissioner about a possible change were held on Tuesday. Join the campaign’s official Facebook.

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