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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...

Jason Newsted: 'I Saved Metallica'

Jason Newsted believes he ''saved'' Metallica.The bass player joined the 'Enter Sandman' group in 1986 to replace Cliff Burton - who had died in a road accident - and left in 2001 after relationships between...

Metallica Still Searching For 'Ultimate Riff'

Metallica are still searching for the ''ultimate riff''.The 'Nothing Else Matters' rockers, who are currently in the midst of travelling the world performing various gigs, are looking forward to releasing a follow-up record from 2008's...

Lars Ulrich Comfortable On Camera

Lars Ulrich doesn't mind people filming his receding hairline. The Metallica drummer has been comfortable with the camera since the band made warts-and-all documentary film 'Some Kind Of Monster', released in 2004, and he insists...

Ex-metallica Man's 'Squillion' Dollar Reunion

Jason Newsted would only re-join Metallica for a ''squillion dollars''.The bass player was added to the 'Enter Sandman' group in 1986 to replace Cliff Burton - who had died in a road accident - and...

Metallica's 'Loud And Crazy' New Tracks

Metallica's new material sounds ''energetic, loud and crazy''.The 'Master of Puppets' group are back in the studio working on tracks to follow up 2008's 'Death Magnetic', and drummer Lars Ulrich is excited about the...

Metallica Pay Tribute To Green Day

Metallica paid tribute to Green Day after replacing them at a festival. The heavy metal group stepped in for the 'Oh Love' punk band at the Voodoo Festival in New Orleans, after they cancelled all...

Metallica Head Back To The Studio

Metallica are recording a new album later this year. The 'Enter Sandman' group are set to head back into the studio to follow up 2008's 'Death Magnetic' in autumn, as soon as they complete work...

Stars Donate Guitar Strings To Charity Initiative

Noel Gallagher, Pete Townshend, Mark Knopfler and Metallica's Kirk Hammett are among the stars who have handed over used guitar strings for a charity bracelet initiative.The rockers' strings have been crafted into jewellery via online...

Metallica Star Kirk Hammett Shows Off Horror Collection In New Book

Metallica star Kirk Hammett is set to show off his vast collection of horror memorabilia in a new book.The rocker's first tome, entitled Too Much Horror Business - The Kirk Hammett Collection, features over 300...

Metallica Headline Download

Metallica closed the second day of Download festival last night (09.06.12).The iconic 'Master of Puppets' group played a two-hour set which incorporated a performance of their entire iconic self titled album - known to fans...

Metallica Keep Touring Due To Royalty Cuts

Metallica are under pressure to keep touring continuously as they no longer receive regular royalty cheques to sustain them during their time off, according to guitarist Kirk Hammett.The rocker admits all his bandmates would like...

Metallica Can't Afford Break

Metallica can't afford to take time off.The 'Enter Sandman' hitmakers - who earn a reported $90 million from their tours - claim the music industry has changed so much, they are no longer able to...

Metallica Want To Headline Glastonbury

Metallica want to headline Glastonbury. The 'Enter Sandman' heavy metal group would love to headline the British festival - one of the biggest in Europe - but have never been invited by organisers Michael and...

Kirk Hammett Rejoins Exodus To Remember Baloff

Metallica star Kirk Hammett reteamed with his former Exodus bandmates on Saturday (04Feb12) for a concert honouring late singer Paul Baloff.Guitarist Hammett, Rick Hunolt and original bassist Jeff Andrews joined Exodus' current line-up at the...

Metallica Working On 3d Film

Metallica are working on a 3D concert film. The 'Enter Sandman' heavy metal band are in the "very early stages of production" for the self-financed movie, expected to be released in summer next year. The...

Metallica Release Beyond Magnetic

Metallica have released a new EP, 'Beyond Magnetic', in celebration of their 30th anniversary. The 'Enter Sandman' heavy metal band celebrated their landmark birthday with four shows in their hometown, San Francisco, last week, where...

Metallica Reunite With Jason Newsted

Metallica reunited with former bassist Jason Newsted at the first of their 30th anniversary shows last night (05.12.11).The rockers played an intimate gig at the Fillmore in San Francisco and the 1,200 fans who packed...

Metallica Reduced To Tears By Lou Reed

Metallica were reduced to tears by Lou Reed during the recording of 'Lulu'.The legendary New York musician teamed with the Californian heavy metal group for the collaborative album, and guitarist Kirk Hammett admitted he started...

James Hetfield And Hammett In Tears Over Reed Song

Metallica rockers James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett broke down in tears when they first heard an emotional track Lou Reed penned for their joint album.The Enter Sandman hitmakers teamed up with the former Velvet Underground...

Metallica Unveil 30th Anniversary Shows

Metallica will play four shows to celebrate their 30th anniversary.The 'Enter Sandman ' rockers are set to play a quartet of shows for fan club members only on December 5, 7, 9, and 10 at...

Metallica Record Album With Lou Reed

Metallica have recorded an album with Lou Reed. The unlikely pairing of the metal band and the avant-garde former Velvet Underground frontman has resulted in a ten track disc which Lou describes as "a marriage...

Hammett Pays Tribute To Guitar Hero Moore

METALLICA star KIRK HAMMETT has added his tribute to late THIN LIZZY star GARY MOORE by calling the editors of Rolling Stone magazine and cooing about his guitar hero.Hammett was on holiday at his home...

Hammett Knocks Child Off Stage At Metallica Gig

METALLICA's recent show in Sydney, Australia has been mired in controversy after guitarist KIRK HAMMETT accidentally knocked a child off the stage during a stunt.The rockers were performing in the city last Thursday (11Nov10) and...

Hammett Facing Tour Bus Fear In Volcano Chaos

METALLICA guitarist KIRK HAMMETT has been forced to face his fear of tour buses in the aftermath of Iceland's volcanic eruption - the band is back on the road 23 years after their bassist was...

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