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    Backstage with Anthrax, Megadeth & Slayer!

    Nineteen years after first touring together under the "Clash of the Titans" banner, thrash metal kings Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax are reunited and back on the road, this time on the "Jagermeister Music Tour." But make no mistake: In the eyes of both the bands, it's "Clash of the Titans: Revisited." Before the tour's opening night in Dallas (read SPIN's concert review here), Slayer's Kerry King, Megadeth's Dave Mustaine, and Anthrax's Scott Ian chatted backstage with SPIN.com about what's changed over the past two decades, an upcoming U.S. Big Four tour with Metallica, and their "timeless" sounds. "I head-banged all day yesterday just to get myself ready," King said of his pre-tour preparation. Nineteen years is a long time. Can you guys still party backstage like you used to?Kerry King: I drank a lot then and I probably drink more now.

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    Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax Kick Off 'Clash' Tour

    Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer's tour kick-off at Dallas on Saturday was something of a homecoming: Back in 1991, this same lineup launched the American leg of their legendary "Clash of the Titans Tour," an epic run that proved the three were at the top of the thrash-metal game. Almost twenty years later, Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer descended on Superpages.com Center for a blazing four-hour set that proved they are still part of the Big Four of thrash.

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    Nick Jonas Debuts His New Rock Band Live

    If the gaudy, flashing marquee announcing the show wasn't enough, the packs of screaming teenage girls outside emphasized the news: Yes, there were Jonases inside Dallas' House of Blues. Seventeen-year-old Nick, the youngest member of the Jonas Brothers and the band's creative force, was debuting his side project, Nick Jonas & The Administration. Named for Nick's fascination with the presidency, his roots-oriented outfit has some impressive members: alongside John Fields, the producer for the band's upcoming full-length, Who I Am, are three players who were all original members of Prince's New Power Generation. So, sure, there was some excitement about the affair -- all kinds, actually. Like when Nick smiled. Or when he waved.

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    Erykah Badu, Shiny Toy Guns Face Off in Dallas

    "What am I gonna sing?" Erykah Badu asked the audience with a smile and a shrug. The challenge facing the performer: transforming one of her barely-still-classifiable-as-neo-soul songs into a country take. It was one of the many tasks she'd be faced with as part of Friday night's free Red Bull Soundclash event at Dallas' Victory Plaza.

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