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Keith Richards: 'Metallica And Black Sabbath Are Jokes'

The guitarist is not a fan of heavy rock and he cannot understand the appeal of the genre's top acts. He tells the New York Daily News, "(Rock music) sounds like a...

Disturbed Make U.s. Chart History As Immortlized Debuts At Number One

Only Metallica and Dave Matthews Band have previously achieved the chart feat. Immortalized, the band's first album since ending an 18-month hiatus, opens with 98,000 equivalent album sales, including 93,000 pure album...

Metallica Return To Reading Festival With Triumphant Set

After arriving onstage to music and footage from the classic Western movie The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, the rockers opened with Fuel while 40 fans danced in a huge pen onstage....

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...

Lars Ulrich Got Thick-skinned After Napster Furore

The Enter Sandman hitmakers declared war on online file-sharing services when they launched a lawsuit against Napster in 2000 for copyright infringement, which contributed significantly to the site's closure the following year (01)....

Lars Ulrich Wanted Free Skis From Snow-wear Deal

The Enter Sandman hitmakers revealed in February (15) that they had teamed up with designers at Armada Skis to create their own line of equipment and cold-weather clothing, including windbreaker jackets and gloves....

The Libertines Performed Secret Glasto Gig

The Libertines performed a secret set at Glastonbury last night (26.06.15).The London-based band took to The Pyramid Stage - which had simply read 'To Be Announced' to fill the gap left vacant when Florence +...

Marilyn Manson: 'I Will Never Play Glastonbury'

Manson, who performed at Download Festival in n, England on Saturday (13June15), insisted he would never follow in the footsteps of metal legends Metallica, who headlined Glastonbury last year (14). He tells...

Perry Farrell: 'I Didn't Want Metallica Headlining Lollapalooza In 1996'

James Hetfield and his bandmates return to headline Lollapalooza this year (15), and Farrell admits they'll have a much warmer welcome - because he has grown to like the band and its music....

James Hetfield And Daughter Sing Duet For Charity

The Metallica frontman and former Van Halen star Sammy Hagar hosted their second annual Acoustic-4-A-Cure event in San Francisco, and recruited some of their famous friends to perform at the concert. Hetfield...

Justin Bieber And Kanye West Merchandise At Centre Of Legal Battle

Bosses at Bravado International Group Merchandising Services have filed a lawsuit against the executive of clothes store Joyrich for allegedly selling and advertising unauthorised products such as shirts, socks and backpacks bearing images...

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...

David Bowie Reckons Lou Reed's Metallica Collaboration 'Lulu' Was His "Masterpiece"

Never one to back away from a controversial opinion, David Bowie has pretty much a unique opinion on Lou Reed’s career. Believe it or not, he reckons that the late singer’s greatest musical work was...

David Bowie Brands Lou Reed's Metallica Album His Greatest Work

Reed's experimental project with the metal band was his final album prior to his death in 2013, but the 2011 record flopped in the charts and received a slew of negative reviews from...

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....

Lars Ulrich Performs With Royal Blood

The veteran drummer took over from Royal Blood star Ben Thatcher for a rendition of Out Of The Black at the end of the group's show at the city's Slim's venue. Thatcher...

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...

Paul Mccartney To Headline Lollapalooza

The weekend event in Grant Park will also feature sets from Alt-J, Sam Smith, The Weeknd, Alabama Shakes, The War On Drugs, FKA Twigs and Father John Misty, among others. The line-up...

Paul Mccartney, Metallica And Florence And The Machine Lead Lollapalooza 2015 Line-up

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...

Metallica Offering Free Download Of Private Surprise Gig

The heavy rockers were the main event at a surprise party for tech company Saleforce's CEO Marc Benioff, and the whole set was caught on film. Metallica played hit tracks such...

Lars Ulrich Celebrates Bachelor Party In San Francisco

Metallica star Lars Ulrich reportedly celebrated his impending nuptials by partying with pals in San Francisco, California over the weekend (28Feb15-01Mar15).The drummer proposed to model Jessica Miller in 2013, and two years later, the couple...

Metallica Confirm They Will Rock In Rio

Heavy rockers Metallica have confirmed they will be headlining Brazil's 30th annual Rock in Rio festival in September (15).The gig will mark the band's eighth appearance at the event in Rio de Janeiro. Metallica...

Libertines To Headline Reading And Leeds

The Libertines will headline the Reading and Leeds festivals this year.The 'Don't Look Back Into the Sun' hitmakers - who reunited to perform at the event in 2010 - have been unveiled as the final...

The Libertines Join Reading And Leeds Festival Headliners

Reunited rockers The Libertines have joined Metallica and Mumford & Sons as headliners at the Reading and Leeds festivals in the U.K.The group, fronted by Carl Barat and Pete Doherty, made its debut on the...

Metallica Filmmaker Bruce Sinofsky Dead At 58

Bruce Sinofsky, the filmmaker behind Metallica's 2004 documentary, has died, aged 58.The director passed away on Saturday (21Feb15) from complications stemming from diabetes. Sinofsky's filmmaking partner Joe Berlinger tells Variety.com, "The extraordinary adventures we...

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

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...

Sonisphere 2015 Cancelled

Bad news for metal fans today: the UK edition of Sonisphere festival at Knebworth will not go ahead this year. Sonisphere’s organisers made the announcement on its official website late on Friday (January 16th).One of...

Rihanna Offers Meet And Greets At High Price

Rihanna is giving fans the chance to meet her, Kanye West or Sir Paul McCartney - for at least $10,000.The 'We Found Love' hitmaker has unveiled a list of lots that are being sold to...

Metallica To Headline Reading And Leeds 2015

The first announcement has been made as to who will be playing the Reading and Leeds Festivals in 2015, and it’s a big one: Metallica have been confirmed as one of the three headliners!Organisers announced...

Metallica To Headline Reading And Leeds

Metallica will headline Reading and Leeds festivals next year.The 'Enter Sandman' rockers will top the bill at the dual-sited event for the fourth time next August and are ''beyond thrilled'' to have landed the gig.Drummer...

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