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See James Hetfield Play Crushing New Metallica Riff

November 2, 2015

In celebration of Metallica's newly redesigned website, Lars Ulrich made a video that, in part, offers a peek at the group's ongoing recording sessions. James Hetfield, who jokes that he's "playing drums," plays a few crushingly heavy riffs around the...


Depeche Mode Singer Talks Metallica's 'Pop,' Early Tool

October 9, 2015

Ever since Rolling Stone published an article exploring Depeche Mode's influence on heavy metal earlier this year, people have been asking the group's frontman, Dave Gahan, how he feels about groups like Marilyn Manson and Metallica. "Once it's written,...


Watch Metallica Rock Lollapalooza With Three Crushing Songs

August 6, 2015

Metallica returned to the Lollapalooza stage for the first time in nearly two decades this past weekend to play a crushing set that Rolling Stone declared the fest's "Best Return." Red Bull TV captured three tunes from the group's headlining set –...


Metallica to Play National Anthem at NBA Finals

June 13, 2015

Metallica's James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett have developed something of a specialty in playing "The Star Spangled Banner." The pair will be bringing their well-honed rendition of the national anthem to the NBA Finals as their hometown team, the Golden...


Metallica Shred National Anthem at X Games

June 7, 2015

Metallica's Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield delivered a six string salute to the United States with a tasteful, but heavy rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the X Games in Austin, Texas on Saturday. Hammett took lead on the instrumental version...


Watch James Hetfield and Daughter Cover Adele

May 17, 2015

Sammy Hagar and James Hetfield's second annual Acoustic-4-A-Cure benefit concert took place Friday night at San Francisco's the Masonic, and among the surprise collaborations delivering unexpected covers was one performance that no one could...


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...


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...


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...


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 of a surprise party they played for CEO Marc Benioff last month. The show took place...


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...


Watch Metallica Deliver Blistering 'Harvester of Sorrow'

October 7, 2015

Metallica grant fans an intimate glimpse of their live process in a new performance video from their September 16th show at Quebec City, Canada's new Videotron Centre. The clip features the metal legends backstage and in sound check, climaxing with...


Watch Metallica Perform National Anthem at NBA Finals

June 15, 2015

Metallica's James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett have developed a new live staple: their psychedelic version of "The Star Spangled Banner." The metal axemen performed their dual-guitar anthem before tip-off of Sunday night's NBA Finals Game Five match-up between...


Watch Metallica Perform 'Whiplash' at X Games

June 12, 2015

Metallica brought metal thunder to the X Games with their June 6th performance in Austin, Texas. Now, fans can glimpse the band's pre-show process and a pummeling version of their thrash-metal classic "Whiplash," as Blabbermouth reports.  The...


Bonnaroo Details 'Throwback Superjam Dance Party'

May 28, 2015

Pretty Lights, Run-D.M.C.'s Darryl McDaniels and Metallica bassist Rob Trujillo will lead another characteristically eclectic Bonnaroo Superjam, which will be held Saturday night of the festival, June 13th, at 1:30 a.m. Officially dubbed the "Throwback...


Metallica to Headline 2015 X Games in Austin

May 11, 2015

UPDATE: X Games performers the Glitch Mob have released a remix of Metallica's "Lords of Summer" on their Soundcloud page. The remix has been named the event's official anthem. Metallica will perform in Austin, Texas for the first time in six...


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...


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...


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,...


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...