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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...

Lars Ulrich Slams Donald Trump

Metallica's Lars Ulrich has slammed President Donald Trump for wanting to build a border wall.The 'Enter Sandman' hitmaker insists more should be done to ''bring people together'' and doesn't think the president's plan to erect...

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...

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 To Perform At Grammys

Metallica are to perform at the Grammy Awards.The 'Nothing Else Matters' hitmakers have been nominated for Best Rock Song for 'Hardwired' - from their latest LP 'Hardwired... To Self Destruct' - and will take to...

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...

Kirk Hammett Has 'Never, Ever, Ever' Had A Problem With Dave Mustaine

Kirk Hammett has ''never, ever, ever'' had a problem with Metallica's former guitarist Dave Mustaine. The 54-year-old lead guitarist for the heavy metal band, who replaced Dave after he was fired in 1983 because of...

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 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...

James Hetfield Thanks Loyal 'Metallica Family' After Leeds Set

James Hetfield thanked the ''Metallica family'' at the Reading and Leeds Festival. The 'Whiskey In The Jar' hitmakers returned to the two location event after a seven-year-break over the weekend and during their 18-song setlist,...

Kirk Hammett Close To Giving Up On Missing Phone Packed With Guitar Ideas

The rocker spent weeks trying to track down the lost phone, but despite the best efforts of friends around the world, he has accepted he'll never see it again. Appearing on The...

Kirk Hammett Loses Metallica Riffs

Kirk Hammett has ''lost'' 250 new Metallica riffs.The 'Enter Sandman' rockers have been working on a new album but progress was hindered six months ago when ''something very unfortunate'' happened to the guitarist and he...

Kirk Hammett Loses Phone Containing Metallica Album Ideas

The rockers are currently working on a follow-up to their hit 2008 record Death Magnetic, and Hammett admits he was devastated when he misplaced his cell phone and lost around 250 song concepts....

Metallica Making Progress On Album

Metallica have completed around ''25 percent'' of their new album.The 'Enter Sandman' rockers have been working hard on the follow-up to 2008's 'Death Magnetic' but, with ''two to three hundred riffs'' to choose from, they...

Metallica: Recording Is Like Mountain Climbing

Kirk Hammett finds making an album ''like scaling a mountain''.The Metallica guitarist is ready for the group - whose last LP, 'Death Magnetic', was released in 2008 - to return to the recording studio...

Metallica: Glastonbury Offer Is 'Remarkable'

Metallica think it's ''remarkable'' they are the first heavy metal band to headline Glastonbury festival. The 'Enter Sandman' band - made up of James Hetfield, Rob Trujillo, Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett - will take...

Metallica: We Won't Perform Into Our 70s

Metallica claim they won't perform into their 70s like The Rolling Stones. The heavy metal band - made up of James Hetfield, Rob Trujillo, Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett - are in their 50s and...

Metallica: We Won't Perform Into Our 70s

Metallica claim they won't perform into their 70s like The Rolling Stones. The heavy metal band - made up of James Hetfield, Rob Trujillo, Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett - are in their 50s and...

Metallica Tried To Play Glastonbury For Years

Metallica have asked to play Glastonbury festival every year.The heavy metal band will make history by headlining the Pyramid Stage on Saturday night (28.06.14) and have apparently been asking to perform at the Worthy Farm...

Metallica Release New Song

Metallica will release a new song today (20.06.14) ahead of their headline set at Glastonbury festival. The 'Enter Sandman' band, who will be the first heavy metal act to top the bill at Worthy Farm...

Petition To Ban Metallica From Glastonbury

Animal rights activists have launched a petition to ban Metallica from headlining this year's Glastonbury festival.The 'Enter Sandman' band are set to be the first heavy metal act to top the bill at Worthy Farm...

Metallica: Glastonbury Opinion Mean People Care

Metallica think the mixed feelings from music fans about their Glastonbury headline set mean ''people still care''.The band - who will be the first heavy metal act to top the bill at the Worthy Farm...

Lars Ulrich: 'We're One Day Closer' To New Metallica Album

Lars Ulrich says Metallica are in no hurry to finish their upcoming album. The metal band have been busy with their feature film 'Through the Never', but are now working on the follow-up to their...

Metallica Thought Grammy Loss Was F***Ed Up

Metallica thought losing their first Grammy nomination was ''f***ed up''. The heavy metal act - who performed at the ceremony on Sunday night (26.01.14) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles - were nominated in...

Kirk Hammett: 'Metallica Have Run Out Of Excuses To Delay New Album'

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett is positive the band will be back in the studio in the coming weeks as they have "run out of excuses" to delay work on a new album.The Enter Sandman hitmakers...

Lou Reed Always Worried About Health

Lou Reed always shouted about his health problems in restaurants.The 'Walk on the Wild Side' hitmaker died of liver disease aged 71 at the end of last month, but had other medical issues, including...

Metallica Influenced Edm?

Metallica hope they have influenced dance music.The 'Creeping Death' band are known for pioneering the thrash metal genre and were one of the fastest bands around in the early 80s, which they think may have...

Metallica Want To Play Weddings

Metallica would love to be asked to play at weddings.The 'All Nightmare Long' band would consider performing special sets for their friends, but sadly claim there aren't so many happy occasions among them.When asked if...

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