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Watch Metallica Perform the National Anthem at Giants Game

May 3, 2015

Metallica are a Bay Area institution much like the Golden Gate Bridge and Coit Tower, so for the third consecutive year, the San Francisco Giants honored the band with a "Metallica Day" at their AT&T Park. The heavy metal crew's annual celebration...

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Flashback: Metallica Reunite With Dave Mustaine In 2011

April 28, 2015

In December of 2011, Metallica celebrated their 30th anniversary with a four-night stand in their hometown of San Francisco. They could have easily packed a stadium many times over to commemorate the occasion, but they opted to play the Fillmore,...

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Kirk Hammett Lost 250 Potential Metallica Riffs

April 22, 2015

Leading up to working on a new Metallica LP, guitarist Kirk Hammett started the habit of recording his song ideas onto his iPhone. By a certain point, he'd amassed what he estimated to be 250 riffs, but then about six months ago – to use his words...

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Kirk Hammett: Metallica 'Maybe 30 Percent' Done With Album

April 11, 2015

Lars Ulrich recently revealed that Metallica had entered the studio to begin work on their new album, and now Kirk Hammett has offered up an update on the heavy metal legends' first LP since 2008's Death Magnetic. Speaking to Billboard, the...

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Metallica's Robert Trujillo on the Joys of Jaco Pastorius

April 2, 2015

Metallica's Robert Trujillo has always wanted to see a documentary about the life of the late jazz virtuoso Jaco Pastorius, known for his funky improvisations. He's wanted this so much so that when he first met Jaco's son Johnny, he urged him to make...

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Metallica Offer Free Download of Private Concert

March 19, 2015

Continuing with their tradition of making all live concerts available to fans, Metallica is now offering a free download via LiveMetallica.com of a surprise party they played for Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff last month. The show took place...

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Metallica Kick Off Reissue Project With Early Demo Tape

March 3, 2015

Metallica will revisit their early years in a big way for the first time next month, when they put out an exact duplication of their thrashing declaration of intent — the 1982 demo tape No Life 'Til Leather — as a limited-edition...

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Hear Stone Sour's Crushing Metallica Cover: 'Creeping Death'

April 13, 2015

"Back in '91, on the Black Album tour, I saw Metallica three times in two weeks!" enthuses Stone Sour guitarist Josh Rand, who cites the group as his favorite band. At the first of those shows, Rand's Cliff Burton T-shirt scored him a pass to the...

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James Hetfield, Sammy Hagar Headline Acoustic-4-A-Cure Event

April 6, 2015

Sammy Hagar and Metallica's James Hetfield will headline their second annual Acoustic-4-A-Cure event at San Francisco's the Masonic on May 15th. Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell, Train's Pat Monahan, Linda Perry and Hagar's fellow Chickenfoot members...

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Lollapalooza 2015: Paul McCartney, Metallica Headline Lineup

March 25, 2015

Paul McCartney and Metallica will headline this year's Lollapalooza Festival, which rolls into Chicago's Grant Park July 31st through August 2nd. The long-running fest unveiled their lineup Wednesday morning, and it features Sam Smith,...

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Lars Ulrich on New Metallica Album: 'We Are F--king in It!'

March 4, 2015

Metallica may be re-releasing their back catalog and playing a handful of concerts this summer, but those things are not getting in the way of making a new album. "We are fucking in it," drummer Lars Ulrich emphatically tells Rolling Stone. "We've got...

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Metallica's James Hetfield: 'Playing Music Saves My Life'

February 20, 2015

Metallica's James Hetfield has faced his battles with addiction. In 2001, the singer entered rehab during the recording of the heavy metal band's St. Anger to combat against "alcohol and other addictions"; Hetfield's struggles at the time were documented...

2014

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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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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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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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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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