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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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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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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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Metallica Play Fan Favorite for First Time in 26 Years

May 29, 2014

More than a quarter century after Metallica released their fourth album, . . .And Justice for All, and after many years of teasing fans with bits of the song, the group has given the track "The Frayed Ends of Sanity" its full live debut. The group has...

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Watch James Hetfield Play the Beatles

May 16, 2014

"You guys like the Beatles?" Metallica frontman James Hetfield asked the audience at a benefit called Acoustic-4-a-Cure. After hearing the crowd's cheers, he deadpanned, "Uh, I've heard of them. This is a beautiful song." Then, in a rare solo appearance...

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Metallica Honor Ozzy With Rare Acoustic Set

May 13, 2014

Last night in Los Angeles, Metallica performed a rare acoustic set in honor of Ozzy Osbourne at the 10th anniversary MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert for addiction treatment. "Music does care," singer-guitarist James Hetfield said to the crowd...

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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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Metallica Dress Up as Murderous Bears

June 30, 2014

Before Metallica took the stage at the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival over the weekend, they poked fun at the Britons who protested their appearance over frontman James Hetfield's support of hunting with a video titled Glastallica directed by Glastonbury...

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Watch Metallica Rock the National Anthem

May 17, 2014

Metallica graced San Francisco's AT&T park on Friday as the Giants honored the hometown band with "Metallica Night." James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett opened the game by playing "The Star-Spangled Banner" and drummer Lars Ulrich threw out the first...

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Weekend Rock Question: Best Metallica Song?

May 9, 2014

Late last month, Lars Ulrich told us that Metallica was into the "fourth inning" of their next album. "We're going through the grind," he said. "We're in there doing riffs and putting them into songs. We don't really write one song and then show up the...

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