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Metallica End 'Late Late Show' Residency With 'Sad but True'

November 22, 2014

Metallica wrapped up their weeklong Late Late Show residency in fitting fashion Friday night as the metal gods churned out a sharp, pulverizing rendition of The Black Album's "Sad but True," a subtle reminder that both their week...

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Watch Metallica Nail 'Enter Sandman' on 'Late Late Show'

November 21, 2014

"Here tonight is a band who are the runner-up on American Idol, wasn't it fellas," Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson joked introducing Metallica on the penultimate night of the metal gods' week-long residency. With only two nights left, Metallica decided...

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Metallica Rock 'For Whom the Bell Tolls' on 'Late Late Show'

November 20, 2014

Metallica reached the midpoint of their The Late Late Show residency Wednesday night by delivering their fan favorite "For Whom the Bell Tolls." For the performance, each band member gets to showcase their technical prowess on this precise but...

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See Metallica Storm 'Ferguson' With 'Hit the Lights'

November 18, 2014

Metallica promised to "shake the rafters" of The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson during their residency this week, and they kicked things off last night with a thunderous run-through of the first song they ever recorded, "Hit the Lights." The band...

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Metallica Prep 'Kill 'Em All,' 'Ride the Lightning' Reissues

October 30, 2014

Metallica are currently prepping remastered, deluxe editions of their first two albums, 1983's Kill 'Em All and 1984's Ride the Lightning, which they hope to put out in 2015, but in the meantime they are asking for help from their fans. The band has requested...

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Bruce Springsteen, Eminem Headline HBO Veterans Day Concert

October 2, 2014

This Veterans Day, Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Rihanna, Dave Grohl, Metallica will be among numerous artists who will head to the National Mall in Washington D.C. on November 11th for "The Concert of Valor," an all-star event that will pay tribute...

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Metallica to Reissue 'Some Kind of Monster' With Bonus Film

September 24, 2014

A decade after Metallica released Some Kind of Monster, the 2004 documentary that chronicled the dark time in the group's history when they nearly fell apart, the band is reissuing the film as a two-disc anniversary-edition Blu-ray and as a digital release....

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Hear Kirk Hammett Reunite With Thrash Legends Exodus

September 9, 2014

More than three decades after Kirk Hammett departed Exodus – the Bay Area thrash-metal group he helped found – to join a bunch of upstarts called Metallica, the guitarist has returned to his roots. For the first time ever, Hammett made a proper...

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Metallica, Arcade Fire Reps Rip NFL’s Pay-for-Play Plan

August 22, 2014

The NFL's reported plan to get major pop stars to pay for a coveted halftime appearance at next year's Super Bowl will work only if the pop stars participate. And several outraged music-business sources predict they won't. "Halftime's for sale," says...

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Metallica Look Back at 30 Years of 'Ride the Lightning'

July 28, 2014

"We were really broke," drummer Lars Ulrich says, reflecting the state of Metallica as they were making their second album, Ride the Lightning. "We had to live day to day. A friend literally gave us his apartment to stay in while we recording. James and...

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Metallica Share Bloopers From ESPN Ad

July 20, 2014

By now, you've probably seen Metallica's amazing ESPN commercial where the heavy metal gods loaf around the network's offices, offering up free guitar lessons and providing promo music for ESPN's coverage of the PGA Senior Tour. The clip was such a comedic...

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Watch Metallica Deliver Blistering Version of 'Fuel'

November 19, 2014

Metallica continued their week-long The Late Late Show residency on Tuesday with a blistering version of "Fuel," their Grammy-nominated single from 1997's ReLoad. James Hetfield delivered the pseudo-rapped intro ("Gimme fuel,...

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A Night of Valor: On the Scene at D.C.'s Veterans Day Show

November 12, 2014

At Tuesday night's Concert for Valor on the Mall in Washington, D.C., Bruce Springsteen played a stripped-down blues version of "Born in the U.S.A." and Metallica rocked out with a stage full of head-banging military service members. The...

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Metallica Plot Weeklong 'Craig Ferguson' Residency

October 29, 2014

With Craig Ferguson's final broadcast as host of The Late Late Show approaching, Metallica have booked a weeklong residency on the program to play him out in style. The band will sit for an interview with the Scottish comedian on November 17th and perform...

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Taylor Swift, Metallica, No Doubt Bring Rock in Rio to U.S.

September 27, 2014

Rock in Rio is touching down in the United States for the first time in 2015, with Taylor Swift, Metallica, Linkin Park and No Doubt set to take the main stage at the festival in Las Vegas over two weekends in May. While the full lineup has...

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Metallica to Issue 27 Live Albums by Year's End

September 17, 2014

For the past decade, Metallica has been beating bootleggers to the punch by offering high-quality soundboard recordings of nearly every concert they play as downloads on their own LiveMetallica.com. To commemorate the anniversary of the site, the group...

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Metallica, One Direction, Eminem Set Guinness World Records

September 4, 2014

Over the past three decades, Metallica have played up their road-dog status by giving their treks names like "Poor Touring Me" and the "Nowhere Else to Roam Tour," but it appears someone has been keeping track of their cartography. Guinness World Records...

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Watch Metallica's James Hetfield Cover Waylon's 'Outlaw'

August 21, 2014

Despite the thrash metal he plays with Metallica, the group's hard-as-nails lead singer James Hetfield has always had a soft spot for certain genres of country music. In particular, he felt a kinship with Waylon Jennings and the "outlaw country" popularized...

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Metallica's Kirk Hammett Records With Exodus

July 25, 2014

UPDATE: Loudwire has unearthed footage of Hammett and Exodus performing Blue Öyster Cult's "Godzilla" at the Fear FestEvil After Party at Comic-Con. Today marks the 31st anniversary of Metallica's debut album, Kill 'Em All, but guitarist...

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See Metallica's 'This Is SportsCenter' Ad

July 14, 2014

Metallica have a sense of humor, a fact they proved recently with the video they made to troll Glastonbury protesters. And now they're proving it again in a spot for ESPN's SportsCenter that will air during tonight's Home Run Derby. The clip plays off...

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