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Bad Oyster To Blame For Metallica No-show

METALLICA frontman JAMES HETFIELD has blamed a dodgy oyster for his illness that forced the group to scrap a Swedish show over the weekend. The rockers were due to perform in Stockholm on Sunday (08Mar09), but...

Ulrich Downloads Metallica Album

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has revealed that he illegally downloaded the band's latest album DEATH MAGNETIC.The revelation is something of a volte face for the rock musician, who has been one of the most vocal...

By on 10 March 2009

Metallica Cancel Stockholm Show After Singer's Illness

Rock legends Metallica were forced to disappoint 16,000 fans and cancel a concert in Sweden after frontman James Hetfield fell ill.A band statement said the lead singer had contracted a stomach bug on Sunday and...

By on 10 March 2009

Rocker Hetfield Released From Hospital

METALLICA frontman JAMES HETFIELD has been released from hospital after suffering from a severe bout of food poisoning which forced the group to scrap a Swedish show. The rockers were set to perform in Stockholm on...

Metallica Pull Swedish Show As Hetfield Falls Ill

METALLICA were forced to scrap a Swedish show over the weekend to allow ailing frontman JAMES HETFIELD to recover from a mystery illness. A statement posted on the group's website on Sunday (08Mar09) reads, "Tonight's second...

Hetfield In Talks Over Fence Battle

METALLICA frontman JAMES HETFIELD has met with officials in California in relation to his recent feud with hikers over his plans to block off a famous trail. The Enter Sandman rocker has erected a temporary...

Hetfield's Rock Injuries

METALLICA frontman JAMES HETFIELD is counting the ways his rock 'n roll lifestyle has taken its toll on his body. The vocalist, 45, has racked up an impressive array of injuries in more than 25...

Hetfield Insists Hall Of Fame Induction Won't Be A 'Soap Opera'

METALLICA star JAMES HETFIELD insists he'll invite anyone who has ever played on one of the group's albums to join them at the Rock + Hall of Fame induction ceremony if the rockers get the...

Hetfield Reaches Out To Former Bandmate Newsted

METALLICA frontman JAMES HETFIELD wants to end his rift with the band's former bassist JASON NEWSTED, and has invited his former pal to rejoin the group if they are inducted into the Rock and Roll...

Metallica's Hetfield: 'Sorry We're So Slow'

METALLICA frontman JAMES HETFIELD has apologised to the band's fans for releasing so few albums throughout their career. The rock legends have been active for more than a quarter of a century, but have just...

Metallica Leave Staley Tribute Off Album

METALLICA frontman JAMES HETFIELD penned a touching musical tribute to tragic ALICE IN CHAINS star LAYNE STALEY - but decided it wasn't good enough for the band's new album DEATH MAGNETIC. The frontman admits he...

Hetfield's Daily Battle With Booze

METALLICA rocker JAMES HETFIELD is struggling to stay off alcohol as the band embark on another world tour. The singer is a recovering alcoholic, who has managed 12 years without booze. But he admits its...

Metallica And Rage Win Heavy Metal Awards

Metallica and Rage Against the Machine have won influential awards at this year's Kerrang! Awards.Rage were added to the magazine's Hall of Fame, while Metallica picked up the inspirational award.30 Seconds To Mars went away...

By on 22 August 2008

Metallica: 'Film Proved We Were Egomaniacs'

METALLICA stars LARS ULRICH and JAMES HETFIELD are pleased they starred in 2004 "rockumentary" SOME KIND OF MONSTER - because it forced them to quit arguing with each other. The rockers took part in the...

Hetfield Upsets Hikers With Fence

METALLICA frontman JAMES HETFIELD has angered hikers in California by announcing plans to fence off a famous trail. The Enter Sandman rocker has erected a temporary metal fence on his Terra Linda property, situated north...

Hetfield Laughs Off 'Terrorist Arrest' Claims

METALLICA frontman JAMES HETFIELD has laughed off claims he was detained by airport staff in London because of his 'Osama Bin Laden-like' beard. The rocker is even more amused the media believed the story, which...

Hetfield Avoided Press At Live Earth

METALLICA frontman JAMES HETFIELD made sure he avoided the media during the band's appearance at the London leg of Live Earth in July (07), because he dislikes "talking politics". The Enter Sandman rocker agreed with...

Metallica Rocker Denies Airport 'Beard' Row

METALLICA frontman JAMES HETFIELD has laughed off reports he was temporarily detained by security officials at a British airport. It was rumoured the rocker was interrogated by officials at Luton airport ahead of Saturday's (07Jul07)...

Metallica Rocker Questioned At British Airport

METALLICA frontman JAMES HETFIELD was temporarily detained by security officials at a British airport, according to U.K. reports. The rocker jetted into Luton airport ahead of Saturday's (07Jul07) Live Earth London gig - where his...

Hetfield + Ullrich Mobbed At Heaven + Hell Show

Security at the Los Angeles Forum were called in to protect METALLICA stars JAMES HETFIELD and LARS ULLRICH when the rockers were almost mobbed at a Heaven + Hell concert last week (25Apr07). The duo...

Metallica Star Hetfield's Glove Up For Auction

The medical glove METALLICA star JAMES HETFIELD wore after suffering second and third-degree burns during a 1992 concert is being auctioned off on website eBay. The seller claims to have obtained the odd item from...

Metallica's Unlikely Morricone Tribute

Rockers METALLICA have stunned fans by signing up for a ENNIO MORRICONE tribute project. The group have used the composer's THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY track THE ECSTASY OF GOLD to open their...

Metallica To Appear On The Simpsons

Heavy rockers METALLICA will appear in an episode of the hit US TV show THE SIMPSONS in September (06). THE UNFORGIVEN hitmakers will be special guests in the first episode of the cartoon's 18th season,...

Metallica Stars Voice Cartoon Rockers

METALLICA stars JAMES HETFIELD and KIRK HAMMETT have formed a cartoon band for a new TV show. The rockers have voiced characters for upcoming Cartoon Network series METALOCALYPSE, which follows the exploits of a Norwegian...

Hetfield Saved By Monster Documentary

METALLICA frontman JAMES HETFIELD has credited the band's documentary with saving him from an alcoholic hell. Filming SOME KIND OF MONSTER made the now-sober singer see how his lifestyle was destroying himself and hurting those...

Hetfield Blasts Rock 'N' Roll Drug Culture

METALLICA frontman JAMES HETFIELD launched a tearful plea for rockers to resist drugs on Friday (12MAY06), as he was awarded a special prize for helping people in the music industry receive addiction treatment. In a...

Hetfield: 'Charity Award Means More Than A Grammy'

METALLICA frontman JAMES HETFIELD has dismissed his seven Grammy wins as unimportant compared to the charity accolade he will receive tomorrow (12MAY06). The singer will be presented with the STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN Award for his...

Hetfield Forms Charity Supergroup

METALLICA singer JAMES HETFIELD will give a supergroup performance at an addiction charity fundraiser in Los Angeles next month (MAY06). Hetfield will take to the stage with ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist JERRY CANTRELL and drummer...

Metallica Pay Tribute To Black Sabbath

METALLICA are planning to honour heavy rock pioneers BLACK SABBATH with a set of covers when the British supergroup is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Monday (13MAR06). Metallica frontman JAMES...

Hetfield's Horror At Seeing Burton Killed

METALLICA guitarist JAMES HETFIELD is still haunted by the violent death of the band's former bassist CLIFF BURTON in 1986. Burton was killed when the band's tourbus crashed in Sweden. The bassist was thrown...

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