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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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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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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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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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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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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's Lars Ulrich on New 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...

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

September 27, 2014

Update: The Pretty Reckless and Hollywood Undead have been added to the first weekend Main Stage, and Foster the People, Gary Clark, Jr., Bleachers, Saints of Valory and Of Mice and Men have joined the Sunset Stage.  Sam Smith,...

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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, 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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