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Korn Recruit Metallica Bassist's 12 Year Old Son For South American Tour


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Korn have announced that they have recruited a 12 year old bass player for their upcoming South American tour, in the shape of Tye Trujillo, the son of Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo.

The youngster is a member of rock group The Helmets, and has landed the gig of a lifetime when he is set to replace Korn’s regular bass player Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu for a handful of live dates on the South American continent beginning next week.

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Metallica To Takeover America In The Coming Months For WorldWired


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Metallica are heading to North America for the next leg of their WorldWired Tour, marking their first major US comeback in eight years. They'll be setting out in Spring, and the name of the tour suggests that won't be the last we see of them by any means.

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The thrash metal band will bring their 'Hardwired... To Self-Destruct' album to stages everywhere with a 25-date tour across the US and Canada, kicking off on May 10th at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium and concluding at Edmonton, Alabama's Commonwealth Stadium on August 16th. Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat and Gojira are the supporting acts.

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Young Drummer Thrills Metallica With Flawless 'Atlas, Rise!' Cover


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Metallica sure have some talented young fans out there. They recently put out a request to all their social media followers to send them their own cover versions of songs from their tenth studio album 'Hardwired... to Self-Destruct', and one of their responses was just mind-blowing. 

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The band have shown their support for a 10-year-old budding drummer from Philadelphia named Daniel Krilov by posting a video of his cover of 'Atlas, Rise!' from the group's new album on their Instagram page. According to reports, Krilov only began making music at the age of 8 but he is currently a star student at the legendary School of Rock Philadelphia.

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This Is What Metallica's 'Enter Sandman' Sounds Like On Classroom Instruments


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Metallica's 'Enter Sandman' is super fun to try and play on any instrument, but nothing compares to watching James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich try and re-create it with The Roots on only classroom instruments. Alas, what would entertainment be without 'Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon'?

MetallicaWho knew 'Enter Sandman' could be so child-friendly?

In the latest instalment of Jimmy Fallon's Classroom Instruments series, members of Metallica took up some rather unusual instruments that they probably haven't seen since elementary school and played their landmark 1991 hit 'Enter Sandman' accompanied by The Roots (who, by now, have got quite adept at using mini-guitars, tiny keyboards, glockenspiels and maracas). 

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Metallica Are Finally Set To Return With A New Album 'Hardwired... To Self-Destruct'


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Metallica announced yesterday (August 18th 2016) that they will be releasing their long-awaited new album 'Hardwired... To Self-Destruct' this Fall, and have now unveiled the very first track from the new collection. It's been eight years since their last project, and it also marks their first release through their very own label Blackened Recordings.

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This is the 11th studio album from Metallica and follows up 2008's 'Death Magnetic'; an album which reached number one across the board, going multi-Platinum and selling close to 3 million copies. The album will include not one but two discs, and nearly 80 minutes worth of metal. Plus, the deluxe edition will include a third disc full of 'the riffs that were the origins of the album' as well as a bonus track called 'Lords Of Summer'.
 
'Hardwired... represents the next phase of our journey as Metallica and we are so excited to share it with you', the band wrote in the official announcement on their website. 'Keep watching this space for more information, we cannot wait to hit the road to play these songs live and get in your faces once again, so strap yourselves in. INCOMING!'

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The first track from the record, 'Hardwired' premiered on the radio via Minneapolis' 93X yesterday; a roaring anthem filled with thunderous percussion and those classically infectious riffs. It will be available as an automatic download for everyone who pre-orders the new album through the website.

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'Hardwired... To Self-Destruct' has been produced by Greg Fidelman - who worked on 'Death Magnetic' - alongside frontman James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich. While 'Death Magnetic' is their last band project, they did release a collaborative effort with Lou Reed in 2011 entitled 'Lulu', on which Fidelman also worked as an engineer and mixer.

'Hardwired... To Self-Destruct' is set to be released through Blackened Recordings on November 18th 2016.

Red Hot Chili Peppers Had To Pretend To Be Metallica At Airport Customs


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Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea was stopped at customs and forced to sign Metallica merchandise after a mix-up at an airport in Belarus over the weekend. Despite the fact that he tried to insist he wasn't in Metallica, he still had to go along with the customs officials' mistake.

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Flea posted a shot of himself signing his name on some Metallica CDs, DVDs and posters on Instagram after he and the rest of Red Hot Chili Peppers failed to convince staff at a Belarus airport that they weren't the heavy metal band they were accused of being. Luckily, Flea didn't mind too much given that he's a Metallica superfan himself, but that must've been a weird day for the rockers nonetheless.

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Tributes Pour In For Motörhead Frontman Lemmy, Who Has Died Aged 70


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Tributes are being paid to Motörhead frontman Lemmy, who died yesterday after a short battle with an extremely aggressive form of cancer. The rock legend’s passing was announced in a post on the band’s official Facebook page and within minutes fans and friends began to express their shock and sadness.

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Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne led the tributes on twitter writing: ‘Lost one of my best friends, Lemmy, today. He will be sadly missed. He was a warrior and a legend. I will see you on the other side.’

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Paul McCartney, Metallica And Florence And The Machine Lead Lollapalooza 2015 Line-Up


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Paul McCartney and Metallica have been announced as the headliners for this year's Lollapalooza Festival, taking place at Chicago's Grant Park on July 31st through to August 2nd. The legendary Beatle’s heading slot marks his first ever appearance at the long-running festival, while fellow headliners Metallica are making their Lollapalooza return after a 19 year absence.

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McCartney will headline the opening night of the festival, with The Weeknd, The War On Drugs, Alabama Shakes, Alt-J, Hot Chip and James Bay also scheduled to take the stage on Friday, July 31st.

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Reading & Leeds Festival 2015 Line-Up Add Further Names To Line-up


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Reading & Leeds Festival goers will be happy to hear the line up for this year has been released, and it is already looking like an incredible weekend for music enthusiasts. The bank holiday weekend of 28th-30th August 2015 will be hosting one of the UK's biggest music festivals. Across the weekend, bands are being plucked up to offer one of the best line-ups for the festival yet. Mumford And Sons will be headlining alongside Metallica this year, four years after their last performance at the festival. They will be joined by Royal Blood, Bastille, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Hannah Wants, Rebel Sound ft. Chase & Status, Rage, David Rodigan and Shy FX, Years & Years, Wolf Alice, and plenty more yet to be announced.

Mumford and Sons are due to perform at 2015's Reading and Leeds festivals
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Mumford and Sons are proving to be a great choice for headline act this year. The bands last performance at Reading & Leeds was in 2010, where they played on the NME/ BBC Radio 1 stage. This will be their first live performance in two years, and with their stage upgraded to the Main stage, they are showing themselves to be a very worthy choice for headline act. 

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Metallica Announce Release Of 10-Year Anniversary 2-Disc Blu-Ray Edition Of 'Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster' Documentary Out November 24, 2014

Posted on 03 November 2014

Metallica Announce Release Of 10-Year Anniversary 2-Disc Blu-ray Edition Of 'Metallica:  Some Kind Of Monster' Documentary Out November 24, 2014

Rock In Rio Festival Expanding To America, Taylor Swift To Headline


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Good news for American music fans! The organisers of the massive Rock in Rio music festival have announced plans to hold an event in Las Vegas.

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According to Nation, the concert will take place in May next year over two weekends, with Metallica and Taylor Swift the top names on the bill. Also performing will be Linkin Park, No Doubt, and John Legend. There aren't many other festivals where you would catch all those acts on the same bill! Roberta Medino, daughter of the festival's founder Roberto Medino, also announced they will spend $25 million on a publicity campaign to drive ticket sales, but with such a star-studded bill, they might not have to push too hard!

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Metallica - Glastonbury Festival 2014 - Performances - Day 3 - Glastonbury, United Kingdom - Saturday 28th June 2014

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5 Things You Can Do With Free WiFi At Glastonbury 2014


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Glastonbury revellers will be able to enjoy free wifi this year thanks to a heard of special cows dotted around the festival. 

The EE cattle won’t be hard to spot. Artist Hank Kruger decorated them and he, seemingly, had little creative license as each one bears the company colours of turquoise and yellow.

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Glastonbury Founder Michael Eavis Defends Festival Headliners Metallica


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Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis has defended the decision to have Metallica headline the festival this year. There has been growing opposition regarding Metallica performing at the festival by festival-goers who don’t feel a heavy metal band is an appropriate headliner and animal activists who disagree with band member James Hetfield’s association with bear-hunting.

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Eavis has not been put off by either of these factors and has maintained he is “looking forward to seeing them.” He continued: “We have been going for so long that people don’t expect us to put on a heavy metal band. We had Rage Against The Machine and we have had lots of fairly heavy metal bands in the past but this is not a typical headline. We usually have bands like Radiohead, Coldplay and U2, the Rolling Stones, but I am really looking forward to them.”

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Metallica Will Be "Fantastic" At Glastonbury, Says Kasabian's Tom Meighan


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Tom Meighan, lead singer of rock band Kasabian, has offered his two cents regarding the fuss that's been surrounding Metallica headlining at Glastonbury Festival. There has been a heated debate over whether the heavy metal band are the right choice to headline the festival.

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Meighan is fully for Metallica headlining the festival and he explained why: “They’re going to be different but who do you f***ing want on stage, The Beach Boys?” He added: “I love Metallica. Everyone’s complaining but [Metallica] can take it anywhere…They’ve been around the block. People will be surprised…They’re a heavy metal band so everyone’s going to panic, but Metallica are great. They’ll be good. They’ll be fantastic, trust me.”

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Should Metallica Be Removed From Glastonbury Headline Slot?


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Over 14,000 people have signed an online petition to have Metallica removed from this year’s Glastonbury line up. But why? Is the idea of ‘Enter Sandman’ ringing out across the festival fields really just too much for some to handle? Well maybe, but the actual reason why a petition has been launched to ban the rock giants is to do with one of frontman James Hetfield’s more questionable hobbies.

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When he’s not fronting Metallica, singer James Hetfield hunts bears, he’s also a member of America’s National Rifle Association and is set to narrate an eight-part TV series called 'The Hunt', documenting the killing of Kodiak brown bears in Alaska. Unsurprisingly, animal rights activists are outraged at the singer’s after work activities and have called for the band to be pulled from the festival.

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Metallica and James Hetfield - Sonisphere Festival held at Hietaniemi beach - Performances - Helsinki, Finland - Wednesday 28th May 2014

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A Week In News: Met Gala Glamour, Metal At Glastonbury, Meet 'Tammy' Comedy Giggles


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Met Gala: This year's Met Gala was even more extravagant than ever before as the biggest names in showbiz arrived in New York clad in "decorations" and finery. Anna Wintour's bash served up some true style winners, particularly the couples (Hello there Beckhams) as well as some shockingly badly dressed individuals (Looking at you, Rita Ora). Read our pictures round-up of the stand-out moments in fashion. And find out why Kendall Jenner's glamorous attire may have just won her a coveted new role.

Glasto Metal!: Metallica have been announced as the final headliner for this year's Glastonbury Festival. Read all about the announcement and reactions. Slicing through the synth pop and folk ubiquity, James Hetfield and his band of rockers will be bringing a hit-packed show to Worthy Farm and will be joining Arcade Fire and Kasabian at the June event. Get up to date on their back catalogue here.

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Pinkpop 2014 Announce Headliners The Rolling Stones, Arctic Monkeys, Metallica Plus Many More

Posted on 12 March 2014

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Metallica And Lang Lang? 5 More Divergent Musical Collaborations


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Metallica teamed up with the phenomenally talented Chinese pianist Lang Lang at the 56th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday (January 26, 2013). It was a strange collaboration on paper, though offered a brooding intensity to the band's classic song One. Check out Metallica and Lang Lang. 

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"It's been 22 years, I do believe [since we last performed at the Grammys], so we're excited to be back," Lars Ulrich told Artisan News before the performance, "That's a long time to be away from anything, so we've got a lot of energy stored up that we're ready to unleash.

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Metallica Team Up With Classical Pianist Lang Lang For Anniversary Performance Of 'One'


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Since their first appearance at the Grammys exactly 25 years ago, Metallica have often experimented with classical instruments. Back then, they played One, but lost the Hard Rock/Metal Performance award to flute-mongers Jethro Tull. Last night they returned with that same song, collaborating with classical pianist Lang Lang on a haunting new rendition.

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After an introduction by Jared Leto, the performance opened with Lang Lang playing a series of harsh and dramatic harmonies, which blended seamlessly into guitarist Kirk Hammet’s recognizable riff. At that point the audience erupted in a cheer. Frontman James Hetfield played the song's iconic intro and Lang Lang played some expressive runs. Then, as the frontman sang about feeling disabled in war, Lang Lang’s piano melody added another layer of depth to the song.

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Metallica - 56th GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th January 2014

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Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr Confirmed For Grammy Awards Performance. Does This Spell A Beatles Showcase?


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Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are set to perform at this years 56th Grammy Awards, with their inclusion to the Grammys set list being announced this week by the music awards showcase. Although the organisers for the event have revealed that the pair will perform, they have yet to specify whether the two will appear on stage together at all, a prospect that most are hoping for.

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The pair were announced as two of the latest confirmed acts to appear at the awards show, with fellow performers John Legend, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Sara Bareilles and Carole King also added to the bill.

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'Metallica Through The Never': Prepare For A 3D Rock Movie Like No Other


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Metallica's action music movie, Metallica Through The Never, is smashing into IMAX theaters today in the USA and is preparing to blast wannabe concert documentaries (cough-OneDirection-cough) out of the stadium with a mind-blowing mash-up of pure metal riffage, a lean action story, plenty of fire, and that kid from Chronicle, AKA Dane DeHaan.

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DeHaan plays Trip, a Metallica roadie, who is sent out on a mission to retrieve something the band needs from a stranded vehicle. However, Trip's road to quest completion is littered with rioters, police fights, forests of hanging bodies and much doomier details. Meanwhile, Metallica kick into a greatest hits show and all is well and rockin' until their signature pyrotechnics, special effects and microphones begin to fail. The surreal plotline sees Trip freed from his nightmare of road accidents and death-dealing horsemen and back to his roadie ways.

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Robert Trujillo, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield and Metallica - 'Metallica Though The Never' U.S. Public Premiere and Special Advance 36th Annual Mill Valley Film Festival Kick-Off event at Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center - San Rafael, California - Tuesday 17th September 2013

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'Metallica: Through the Never' San Francisco premiere - Arrivals - San Francisco, California, United States - Monday 16th September 2013

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Markus Kavka - European premiere of 'Metallica - Through the never 3D - Berlin, Germany - Thursday 19th September 2013

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Dane DeHaan Stars In Metallica 'Through The Never' Teaser [Trailer]


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You know you’re making it as an actor when you appear in a Metallica music video, right? That’s what the up and comer Dane DeHaan must be reckoning, after the star of the forthcoming Amazing Spider-Man 2 appeared in the metal legends trailer for their concert movie Metallica: Through The Never.

DeHaan’s roles have been small for the most but, crucially, have come in big films. He played a solider in Lincoln, played Cricket Pate in Lawless and appeared as Lucien Carl in the film Kill Your Darlings, which appeared at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and next year he’s going to make a huge leap as Harry Osborne in the Spidey franchise. Metallica are evidently keen to tap into this rising star and so he appears in the trailer for their forthcoming IMAX movie by dashing to make it on time for his first concert as Lars Ulrich and co. rock out on stage. Halting him is a massive scale riot that seems to be going on around him.

The trailer is for the IMAX video which will be appearing at screens on September 27th before gaining a general release on October 4th. As for DeHaan, you can expect to hear much, much more from him over the next year or so; he’s already been gaining some props for his role in The Place Beyond The Pines this year too.

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Trip is a young and inexperienced roadie who is charged with the important mission of finding a damaged delivery vehicle and retrieving a valuable item that was on its way to sold-out Metallica concert. However, distracted as he is by the apparent complication of the task ahead, Trip's tour bus is crashed into side-on by a speeding car. Miraculously, he manages to escape with barely more than a scratch though only to find himself amidst a brutal looking battle between a sea of riot police and an army of masked, weapon wielding anarchists. Vehicles have been set alight and a murderous horseman is on the loose in this dystopic street scene as Metallica blare out their loudest, most aggressive hits on stage.

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Metallica's Orion Festival Reveals 2013 Line-Up, Including Red Hot Chili Peppers


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Metallica have revealed the line-up for their second annual Orion Music + More Festival, and as you’d expect from the ageing veterans of heavy metal, it’s one that bristles with more noise and riffs than you can shake a Flying V guitar at.

Over 30 acts have been announced so far for the five stages, with Metallica being joined by the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against, Deftones and Bassnectar for the two day event that takes place in Detroit on June 8th and 9th. “Last year’s Orion Music + More Festival was hands down the highlight of the Metallica calendar. A great time was had by all, especially the band members,” Lars Ulrich said in a press release reported by Classic Rock “The fact that it also resonated with enough of our fans and friends that it warrants another go-around in ’13 is beyond exciting. I can think of no better place than the Motor City, with its rich and diverse history of music, for the second ride on our Orion festival train. Bring it the f— on!”

With the Chilis joining Metallica as headliners, it marks a potentially busy time for their bassist Flea, who has also been involved in Thom Yorke’s Atoms For Peace project. They released their album AMOK today (February 25, 2013) and he’ll be likely joining them on some live dates as well.

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The Toys Are Back In The Pram - Metallica Back Catalogue Launched On Spotify


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Twelve years after waging war with Napster, Metallica have finally softened their approach to allowing fans to access their music online. The long-lasting metal band will be making their back catalogue available to stream on Spotify, having finally laid to rest the bitter legal battle that they had with Napster’s co-founder Sean Parker (also an investor in Spotify) back in 2000.

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich appeared on stage with Parker, BBC News reports, to discuss that legal battle and Spotify also announced a new range of services for its users. In 2000, Metallica sued Napster on Copyright infringement claims, leaving Napster with no choice but to remove users who had downloaded the band’s music. Many Metallica fans were angered at the decision, arguing that they were being unnecessarily targeted. Whilst onstage, Parker admitted that Napster had acted in good faith and now regretted the dispute. Napster was forced into bankruptcy, after record labels and media united to launch a campaign against the service. “We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into” said Parker. The site re-launched in 2011 and is now a legal music subscription site.

Meanwhile, Spotify announced that they will be launching the ability to “follow” influential artists such as Paul McCartney and Justin Bieber. The chief executive of Spotify, Daniel Ek also announced other features that will aid their users in discovering new artists. A new browser-based client is currently being tested and will be released next year.

CMT Awards 2012 - Results Are Top Secret For First Time Ever


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The 2012 CMT Country Music Awards took place on Monday (December 3, 2012) in Nashville but this year, the winners will be kept top secret until Saturday December 8, when the star-studded show will be broadcast at 10pm on CMT. The 90 minute special will be hosted by Rascal Flatts and Hayden Panettiere and will feature performances from some of country music’s biggest stars, as well as appearances from a number of A-list sports and entertainment stars.

Amongst those treading the boards for the illustrious awards show were Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Kenny Chesney and Sheryl Crow and also making an appearance on the night were the Academy Award winning actor Morgan Freeman, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Sammy Hagar, Metallica’s James Hetfield, the shock-rocker Kid Rock and Miranda Lambert. From the world of sport, the Atlanta Braves’ Chipper Jones put in an appearance, as did the Nashville Predators’ Mike Fisher.

This is the first year that CMT have kept the lid on the list of honorees. As a result, country music fans will have to wait until the weekend if they want a slice of the action, when the 90-minute special is aired. According to CMT’s press release, the show will be “the most exclusive gathering of country music superstars of the year and celebrates the class of 2012 with an incredible evening of wall-to-wall performances and special appearances from others in entertainment.”

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Patty Schemel is known to many as the drummer in Hole from 1992 to 1996. Born in Seattle, she formed Kill Sybil at the age of fifteen with her brother. Five years later, she joined the all-girl punk group Doll Squad. In 1990, she was the first choice of drummer for Nirvana, after Chad Channing left the band. After Dave Grohl's audition, however, she became the second choice but after that, Kurt and Patty became close friends.

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Metallica, Beyond Magnetic Album Review


Metallica's new EP Beyond Magnetic is a somewhat belated follow up to their last studio record Death Magnetic. Released initially as a download (without a hint of irony), it's finally getting a physical release some 3 and a half years after the sessions that spawned these 4 songs. The vaults were opened to celebrate the band's 30th anniversary shows, however you can't help but feel it's also very convenient timing. Their much-maligned collaboration with Lou Reed last autumn was certainly viewed with some contempt by the core Metallica audience. In fairness Lulu did feature some musical moments that were as interesting as anything Hetfield and co have recorded in the last decade, but Beyond Magnetic is no doubt a musical palette cleanser ahead of a new studio album this year.

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Metallica Friday 28th October 2011 But they were left devastated when organisers announced the gig had to be postponed until Saturday (29Oct11)

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The Big 4 Live From Sofia, Bulgaria (with Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, And Anthrax) Review


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We deal in irony here in Britain as our default mode, so it should be no surprise to anybody that we've turned our backs to Heavy Metal, a format which has undeniably been our most successful musical export. Created almost by accident, there's little argument that it initially owed its structure to the imported blues, but by the time Black Sabbath emerged from working class Birmingham at the end of the sixties, the brutalised low end, booze, drugs and devil worshipping choreography of modern metal was all our own work.

Since then it's spread around the globe like a virus, a movement which has spawned a dozen sub-cultures, each of them in turn creating their own folklore.

And it's still wildly successful: world's best selling group? Forget Take That.

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Metallica Rock in Rio Festival at El Campillo - Day 5 Rock in Rio Festival at El Campillo

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Metallica Saturday 28th March 2009 Kirk Hammett from Metallica arriving at Groucho London, England

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Kirk Hammett and Metallica - Kirk Hammett of Metallica London, England - leaving Claridge's Hotel Thursday 5th March 2009

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Metallica and O2 Arena - James Hetfield London, England - Metallica performing live on stage at the O2 Arena. Monday 2nd March 2009

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Metallica and O2 Arena

Kirk Hammett and Metallica Saturday 31st January 2009 Kirk Hammett of Metallica out and about in Manhattan New York City, USA

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Kirk Hammett and Metallica
Kirk Hammett and Metallica

Metallica and Chicago - Kirk Hammett of Metallica Illinois, USA - performs live in concert on their Monster Magnetic Tour at the Allstate Arena, Rosemont in Chicago. Monday 26th January 2009

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Metallica - Lars Ulrich of Metallica New York City, USA - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announce the 2009 Inductees at Fuse Studios Wednesday 14th January 2009

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David Gray Warns Of Music Use In Guantanamo Torture


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David Gray has called for greater examination of the playing of loud music - including his own song Babylon - during torture at Guantanamo Bay.

Suspected terrorist detainees are repeatedly subjected to loud music during interrogation at Guantanamo and other US bases with a wide variety of songs used, from heavy metal acts such as Metallica and Rage Against The Machine, to hip-hop stars such as Eminem and Dr Dre to novelty tracks such as the theme song for Barney the dinosaur.

But speaking on BBC Radio 4's World Tonight programme, Gray called for greater public discussion of the matter.

"Only the novelty aspect of this story gets it noticed... Guantanamo greatest hits," he said.

"What we're talking about here is people in a darkened room, physically inhibited by handcuffs, bags over their heads and music blaring at them."

"That is nothing but torture."

He continued: "It doesn't matter what the music is - it could be Tchaikovsky's finest or it could be Barney the Dinosaur.

"It really doesn't matter, it's going to drive you completely nuts.

"No-one wants to even think about it or discuss the fact that we've gone above and beyond all legal process and we're torturing people," he added.

The charity Reprieve, which was associated with the recent Meltdown festival curated by Massive Attack, has created a petition to encourage artists to ban their music being used in the situations discussed by Gray.

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