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Metallica Lawyer Warns Fans About Concert Film

A lawyer for Metallica has warned fans about unauthorised concert footage allegedly set to go on sale, insisting the band "owns and controls" all its performances.Bosses at Writers Group Film Corp. announced on Tuesday (22Mar11)...

Fascinating Fact 11053

A charity founded in memory of late rocker Ronnie James Dio is selling off guitars painted by elephants to raise money. The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund has teamed with the...

Download Festival Snubbed 'Boring' Metallica

The organisers of Britain's Download Festival decided against booking Metallica as this year's (11) headline act because they are convinced the rockers have become "boring" by touring too often.The band took centre stage at the...

Limp Bizkit Added To Sonisphere UK Line Up

Limp Bizkit have been added to the line-up of this year's Sonisphere music festival.The 'Rollin' rockers - who were one of the headliners at the event in 2009 - will take to the stage before...

Ulrich Sued By Former Assistant

METALLICA star LARS ULRICH has been hit with a lawsuit from his former personal assistant, alleging he failed to pay overtime.Steven Wiig has filed papers in Marin Superior Court, California claiming he worked up to...

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...

Metallica Explain Single Us Big Four Date

Metallica will only play one US date on their Big Four tour because they don't want to "overstay" their welcome. The 'Enter Sandman' group have teamed up with fellow thrash metal bands Slayer, Megadeth and...

Metallica To Headline One-day Only Metal Extravaganza

METALLICA, the American rock band who have sold more than 85 million records worldwide, have announced plans to headline a one-day only metal 'extravaganza' in California this April. The group will come together to play...

Big Four Regroup For California Desert Show

METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX are teaming up again for one U.S. Big Four date on the site of the Coachella Festival.The heavy metal groups will come together on 23 April (11) for an outdoor...

Bon Jovi Highest Grossing Touring Act Of 2010

Bon Jovi have been named the highest grossing touring act of 2010. The 'It's My Life' rockers top research by industry magazine Billboard's Boxscore, which calculates the rockers grossed $146,507,388 from 69 sell out shows....

Metallica Become Family Friendly

Metallica singer James Hetfield has made his band's live shows "more family-friendly" since becoming a father. The heavy metal singer has toned down his language when the group play live for the sake of his...

Fascinating Fact 10415

Rockers METALLICA have broken an attendance record at Sydney's famous Acer Arena previously held by BRITNEY SPEARS. The band sold 74,244 tickets over four dates in September (10) and November (10), while Spears' Circus tour...

Metallica Clear Up Beachball Incident Reports

METALLICA have issued a statement in a bid to get to the truth of a story suggesting a little girl was kicked into the audience at a recent concert in Australia.The youngster, who is the...

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...

The Things They Say 19010

"The night before the first show, we invited the other bands to have dinner with us - no managers, no babysitters. It was great, a rock 'n' roll moment in an Italian restaurant in Warsaw."...

Lars Ulrich's 'Too Healthy' Lifestyle

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich thinks his life is a "little too healthy" for a rock star. The heavy metal sticksman - who is 46 - said he doesn't get to live as much of a...

Metallica Will Write New Album In 2011

METALLICA drummer LARS ULRICH has confirmed reports the band will begin working on a new album next year (11).Ulrich tells Pulse Radio that bandmates James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo "really want to begin...

Ulrich Planning More 'Big Four' Shows

METALLICA's historical supertour with heavy metal's other 'Big Four' acts ANTHRAX, SLAYER and MEGADETH will happen once again, according to rocker LARS ULRICH.The four groups performed on the same bill for the first time in...

Metallica To Start Writing New Album

Metallica are planning to start writing a new album in 2011. The 'Enter Sandman' group are presently finishing touring their ninth record, 'Death Magnetic', and drummer Lars Ulrich said he's looking forward to getting back...

Metallica Really Got Kinks Track

Metallica claim The Kinks' track 'You Really Got Me' "chose them" when asked to cover one of the band's tracks.The heavy metal band were approached by the 60s group's frontman, Ray Davies, to record a...

U2 Dominate Billboard Touring Awards

Rock acts including U2, METALLICA and AC DC were the toast of the Billboard Touring Awards in New York on Thursday (04Nov10), taking the night's top prizes.The Irish band's 360 Degree trek was named Top...

Metallica's Heartwarming Meet-and-greet

Rockers METALLICA made a cancer-stricken fan's dream come true last month (Oct10), after inviting the teenager backstage at a show in New Zealand.Jed Roberts, who is battling acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, was stunned to learn bosses...

Fascinating Fact 10199

METALLICA celebrated bassist ROBERT TRUJILLO's 46th birthday by hurling cream pies at him during their performance in Perth, Australia on Saturday (23Oct10).

Metallica Drum Up Charity Sum

A Metallica fan paid $35,000 for an hour-long drumming lesson with Lars Ulrich.The one-on-one class with the heavy metal star was auctioned off for the huge sum as part of a charity fundraising scheme by...

The Things They Say 18151

"I've got nothing against GUNS N' ROSES. I mean, Axl's doing what he wants to do at this point. I don't know if there's much guns or roses in any of that, but it's Axl,...

Ulrich Offering Tuition For Agassi's Auction

METALLICA rocker LARS ULRICH is offering up a private drumming lesson to one lucky fan as part of an all-star charity auction run by former tennis champion ANDRE AGASSI.The Danish musician has donated the prize...

James Hetfield Respects Axl

Metallica singer James Hetfield admitted he now has a "kind of respect" for Axl Rose. Tensions between the two singers ran high when Metallica and Axl's band, Guns N' Roses, toured the US together in...

Fascinating Fact 9986

Rockers METALLICA have rewarded 300 student volunteers and emergency workers who helped in the clean-up efforts after an earthquake struck New Zealand's South Island on 4 September (10) - they've handed out tickets to the...

Metallica To Rock On Despite Earthquakes

Rockers METALLICA are refusing to let New Zealand's recent earthquakes stop them from performing for fans there.Devotees feared three big quakes over the past five days, including a 7.1-magnitude one that hit the country's South...

Metallica Reward New Zealand Campaigner

Heavy rockers METALLICA have rewarded a fan who campaigned to bring the band's tour to New Zealand by giving him free tickets to one of their upcoming shows in the country.Jamie Woods organised a petition...

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