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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...

Hammett's Guitar On Auction Block For $35,000

A decade-old guitar played by METALLICA rocker KIRK HAMMETT is on sale online for $35,000 (£21,875).Hammett used the ESP Flying V guitar live on stage prior to August 1998. Seller Neals Vintage Guitars is...

Hammett Pulls In Profit On Mansion

METALLICA star KIRK HAMMETT has pulled in a multi-million dollar profit on his Californian mansion, making a reported $6.43 million (£4 million) in the sale.The guitarist paid $2.56 million (£1.6 million) for the luxury home...

Hammett 'Sad' To Hear About Missing Fan

METALLICA star KIRK HAMMETT has become the first band member to publicly speak out about the hunt for missing fan MORGAN HARRINGTON.The band has offered a $50,000 (£31,250) reward for information that leads to her...

Hammett: 'Big Four Tour Will Never Happen'

METALLICA rocker KIRK HAMMETT has pulled the plug on plans for a world tour with metal rivals SLAYER, ANTHRAX and MEGADETH, insisting conflicting personalities would make it impossible.Slayer guitarist Kerry King revealed last month that...

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...

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Hammett Offers Heartfelt Thoughts About Burton In New Metallica Book

METALLICA star KIRK HAMMETT has written the foreword for a new biography about the band's late bass player CLIFF BURTON. Joel MCIver's new tome, To Live Is To Die: The Life And Death Of Metallica's...

Hammett Lost First Porsche In A Wager

METALLICA star KIRK HAMMETT lost the Porsche he treated himself to when he first became rich in a bet over record sales. The rocker admits he had no idea of fiscal responsibility when he first...

Metallica Call On Bandmates Cousin To Keep Them Healthy

Heavy rockers METALLICA tour with guitarist KIRK HAMMETT's chiropractor cousin, so the bandmates can make sure they are all in top shape for every show. Bass player Robert Trujillo admits he and the other members...

Metallica Star Hammett Considered Solo Career

METALLICA star KIRK HAMMETT almost quit the band to launch a solo career following the recording of their 2003 album ST ANGER. The guitarist admits he could not handle the tension which arose during the...

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