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James Hetfield Recovers Quickly From Tumble At Amsterdam Gig

Metallica's James Hetfield took a tumble on stage at the band's show in Amsterdam on Monday night (04.09.17).The 'Seek & Destroy' rocker narrowly avoided a serious injury after stepping backwards into a hole in the...

Metallica To Reissue Master Of Puppets

Metallica are re-releasing their third studio album 'Master Of Puppets' on November 10.The reissue of the classic 1986 metal record will feature unreleased material including demos, rough mixes, videos and live tracks, including a new...

Lars Ulrich Promises Beats 1 Show Will Bring Them Closer To Fans

Metallica's Lars Ulrich says his Beats 1 radio show will bring them closer to their fans.The 53-year-old drummer has promised they'll reconnect with their supporters through the forthcoming pre-recorded episodes of the Apple Music show,...

Metallica Slam Kendall And Kylie Jenner's T-shirt Line

Metallica's James Hetfield has slammed Kendall and Kylie Jenner's T-shirt line as ''disrespectful''. The 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' sisters recently launched a controversial clothing range, which saw their portraits superimposed over the faces of...

James Hetfield Makes Dig At Kirk Hammett

Metallica's James Hetfield has taken aim at bandmate Kirk Hammett for his work on 'Hardwired... to Self-Destruct'. The heavy metal band's frontman has hinted he has some doubts over the lead guitarist's ''claims'' that he...

Metallica Fans Left Fuming Over High Ticket Prices

Tickets for the heavy metal band's upcoming gigs went on sale on Friday morning (24Mar17), with the London and Birmingham dates set for October (17), selling out in under 10 minutes. The band,...

Metallica Bringing World Tour To London For Two Nights

Metallica will bring the European leg of their world tour to London's The O2 for two nights this October.The 'Enter Sandman' rockers are currently on tour in support of their LP, 'Hardwired ... To Self...

Metallica Want To Perform On The Moon

Robert Trujillo wants Metallica to perform on the moon.The 'Nothing Else Matters' group's bassist - who is joined by James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Lars Ulrich in the heavy metal band - wants to play...

Metallica's James Hetfield Was 'Livid' After Grammys Performance

The rockers took to the stage with Lady Gaga at the annual ceremony on Sunday (12Feb17) for a rendition of Moth Into Flame, though James was forced to share the mic with the popstar as...

James Hetfield 'Livid' Over Grammy Awards

Metallica's James Hetfield was ''livid'' after his Grammy Awards performance mishap. The 53-year-old rocker's vocals were completely inaudible in Los Angeles' Staples Center on Sunday (12.02.17) during the group's duet with Lady Gaga because his...

Lars Ulrich: 'Lady Gaga Could Become Metallica's Fifth Member'

The onstage collaboration was far from perfect, with Metallica frontman James Hetfield suffering sound issues onstage during the performance of Moth Into Flame, but bandmates Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo, and Lars Ulrich were...

Metallica's James Hetfield In Guitar-throwing Rage After Sound Problems Affect Grammys Performance

The rock band hit the stage alongside the Poker Face singer for one of the most highly-anticipated performances at the Staples Center during the awards ceremony. However, their rendition of Moth Into Flame was marred...

Lady Gaga's Metallica Duet Plotted At Bradley Cooper's Party

Lady Gaga's Metallica Grammys duet came about after she got chatting to Lars Ulrich at Bradley Cooper's house party.The 30-year-old pop superstar is gearing up to perform with the heavy metal band at this year's...

Metallica's James Hetfield On Vocal Rest

Metallica's James Hetfield is on vocal rest.The heavy metal group were forced to cancel their show at Copenhagen in Denmark on Sunday (05.02.17) due to the 53-year-old rocker suffering with his throat.The 'Enter Sandman' hitmakers...

Metallica Postpones Gig Due To Illness

The Enter Sandman stars were booked to perform four shows at the city's Royal Arena, kicking off the mini-residency on Friday night (03Feb17), when Hetfield pressed on through the set despite confessing to...

James Hetfield Signs On To Narrate Porn Documentary

The heavy rock icon impressed writer-director Justin Hunt when the filmmaker interviewed him for his award-winning documentary Absent, and asked Hetfield to front Addicted To Porn: Chasing The Cardboard Butterfly. The film...

Metallica's Lars Ulrich Is A Huge Fan Of Rihanna

Metallica's Lars Ulrich is a huge fan of ''next level'' Rihanna. The 'Nothing Else Matters' hitmaker admits that he is not familiar with many pop musicians, but through his children - Bryce, nine, Layne, 15,...

Kirk Hammett 'Excited' About Tour

Kirk Hammett is ''very excited'' about Metallica's full North America tour.The 54-year-old guitarist is due to head off on an extensive run of dates with his bandmates - James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, and Robert Trujillo...

Metallica's James Hetfield Moved By Lost Soul Amy Winehouse

Metallica frontman James Hetfield was inspired to write a song about Amy Winehouse after being affected by the ''misconnection with reality'' that was apparent in the documentary 'Amy'.The 53-year-old rocker was both fascinated and horrified...

Phil Campbell Haunted By Lemmy Kilmister

Former Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell feels haunted by the late Lemmy Kilmister.The iconic frontman passed away almost a year ago on December 28, 2015 after suffering from inoperable prostate cancer as well as congestive heart...

Metallica Throw Away Unwanted Guitar Riffs

Metallica threw away any unwanted guitar riffs after making their current album 'Hardwired... to Self-Destruct'.The 'Enter Sandman' hitmakers will have to start from scratch when they start working on their next album as frontman James...

Metallica Booked To Tour For Two Years

Metallica plan on touring for at least the next two years.The legendary metal band dropped their first record in eight years, 'Hardwired... to Self-Destruct', last week (November 18) and frontman James Hetfield, 53, says they...

James Hetfield: Adele 'Blows My Mind'

Metallica's James Hetfield says Adele ''blows his mind''.The 'Nothing Else Matters' hitmaker has gushed about the 'Hello' singer's ''unbelievable'' live shows and praised her ''candour and coolness'' up on stage.He told BBC Radio 6 Music:...

Metallica's Album Was Inspired By Amy Winehouse's Death

Amy Winehouse's tragic death inspired Metallica's new album. The heavy metal band's LP 'Hardwired... to Self-Destruct' - their first studio release in eight years - is set to drop on Friday (18.11.16) and features...

James Hetfield: Lemmy Should Be In Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

James Hetfield says it's about time Lemmy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.The Metallica frontman - who was entered in 2009 with bandmates Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo -...

Metallica Premiering New Song Via Halloween Masks

The heavy metal band has already shared tracks Hardwired and Moth Into Flame from its upcoming album, titled Hardwired...To Self-Destruct.A third tune, Atlas, Rise!, will debut on Monday (31Oct16), although some lucky fans will have...

Metallica Announce New Single For Halloween

Metallica will release their new single 'Atlas, Rise!' on Halloween (31.10.16).The rockers - comprised of James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and Robert Trujillo - are gearing up to release their first studio album in...

Metallica Find Band Life Harder Now

Metallica find it ''harder'' to be in a band now than when they started out.The 'Enter Sandman' hitmakers formed in 1981 and drummer Lars Ulrich found it easier to be part of a ''collective'' when...

Metallica Debut New Single Live

Metallica have debuted their brand new single live for the very first time.Days after announcing they would be releasing their first album in eight years, the metal music heavyweights performed the LP's titular lead single...

Heart Sisters Team Up With Ne-yo And James Hetfield For New Album

The odd couple hit the studio together to record the title track for Beautiful Broken, which will also be the project's first single. The album, Heart's 16th, also features a new song...

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