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Metallica: Big Issue Cover Shoot

May 31, 2012

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich explains why Metallica decided to create their own Orion festival in this clip from behind the scenes of the band's cover shoot for Rolling Stone's Big Issue. "Getting your own festival off the ground is not something you...


Metallica: Louder, Faster, Stronger

October 2, 2008

A paper sign taped next to a door back­stage at SKK Hall in St. Petersburg reads TUNING AND ATTITUDE. On the other side of the door, the atti­tude is deafening. The four members of Metallica – singer-guitarist James Hetfield, lead guitarist...


Don't Tread On Me: Metallica's James Hetfield

April 15, 1993

James Hetfield of Metallica is not a Song-and-Snappy-Patter man on stage, the singer-guitarist's idea of between-song banter is the kind of street-simple, off-color word jive that you can hear any night, anyplace where the citizens of Teenage Wasteland...


Guitar Gods

April 1, 1999

In his first Rolling Stone interview, published in March 1968, Jimi Hendrix described the moment that changed his life forever: "The first guitarist I was aware of was Muddy Waters. I heard one of his old records when I was a little boy, and it scared...


Metallica: From Metal to Main Street

November 14, 1991

This has to be a first. Metallica's James Hetfield is sitting in the oak-paneled library-cum-lounge of the band's Paris hotel, the très posh Saint James's Club, and he's wearing a tie. There are extenuating circumstances, however. The blond, leonine...