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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...

By on 10 March 2009

Rocker Hetfield Released From Hospital

METALLICA frontman JAMES HETFIELD has been released from hospital after suffering from a severe bout of food poisoning which forced the group to scrap a Swedish show. The rockers were set to perform in Stockholm on...

Metallica Pull Swedish Show As Hetfield Falls Ill

METALLICA were forced to scrap a Swedish show over the weekend to allow ailing frontman JAMES HETFIELD to recover from a mystery illness. A statement posted on the group's website on Sunday (08Mar09) reads, "Tonight's second...

Mustaine Turns Down Metallica Hall Of Fame Invitation

Former METALLICA rocker DAVE MUSTAINE has turned down the chance to join the band when they are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April (09). Mustaine joined the group in 1981, but...

Ac/dc, Floyd & Metallica Land Footwear Honours

Bosses at footwear firm Converse are planning a new line of sneakers honouring legendary bands AC DC, PINK FLOYD and METALLICA. The Metallica and AC DC shoes will feature artwork connected to the rock acts and...

Metallica Saved By The Stones

Rockers METALLICA were saved from splitting up - by the ROLLING STONES. The Enter Sandman hitmakers were in limbo following the release of their St Anger album in 2003. Drummer Lars Ulrich admits the band's future...

Coldplay Have Biggest Selling Album In The World

Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends, the fourth album by Coldplay, was the best-selling album of 2008 worldwide, it has been announced.The album sold 6.8 million copies worldwide according to the International...

By on 16 February 2009

Metallica And Linkin Park To Headline New Rock Festival

Rock legends Metallica are to headline a brand new touring rock festival this summer, it has been announced.Sonisphere, created by the minds behind the Monsters of Rock and Download festivals, will tour Europe through June...

By on 10 February 2009

Rock Stars Nickelback Leading The Way At Juno Awards

Nickelback are leading the field at the Juno awards, with five nominations in Canada's national music honours.The Rock Star band is nominated for best single, best group, best producer and best album of the year.And...

By on 04 February 2009

Police Officer In Metallica Show Urination Scandal

A drunken off-duty cop has been accused of urinating in the audience at a METALLICA concert. According to the Cape Cod Times, Joseph Houston was booted from Metallicas 18 January (09) concert in Boston, Massachusetts for...

Trujillo's Family Gang Warfare

Family get-togethers were dangerous affairs for METALLICA rocker ROBERT TRUJILLO growing up - his cousins were all in rival California gangs. The bassist was born and raised in Culver City, California, and most of his...

Slipknot Aim To Better Metallica

SLIPKNOT star CHRIS FEHN is adamant the band will eventually become more successful than METALLICA. Frontman Corey Taylor announced earlier this month (Jan09) he is taking a break from performing with the rockers so he...

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...

Metallica Pay Tribute To Late Bassist Burton

Rockers METALLICA have paid tribute to their late bandmate CLIFFORD BURTON - 22 years after his tragic death. Burton died aged 24 during the European leg of the band's tour in 1986 in a horrific...

Metallica Consider Tour With Guns N' Roses

METALLICA would consider a rock supertour with GUNS N' ROSES - after hailing the group's comeback album CHINESE DEMOCRACY. The Enter Sandman hitmakers are big fans of their rock counterparts, who they rose to fame...

Metallica Inducted Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Rock legends Metallica and guitar great Jeff Beck are among the new inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.The metal four-piece - who have sold more than 90 million albums - will be...

By on 15 January 2009

Ulrich Stunned The Stooges Overlooked For Hall Of Fame

METALLICA drummer LARS ULRICH is thrilled with the band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but shocked fellow nominees, punk icons THE STOOGES were overlooked. The Enter Sandman hitmakers will be honoured...

Metallica And Jeff Beck Prepare To Enter Rock + Roll Hall Of Fame

Music icons METALLICA and JEFF BECK will be inducted into the Rock + Roll Hall of Fame in 2009. They'll join Run-DMC, Bobby Womack, Little Anthony + The Imperials and Wanda Jackson when the class...

Lord: 'Ulrich Won't Be Part Of Any Deep Purple Plans'

Former DEEP PURPLE star JON LORD has ruled out reforming the rock group's 'Mark III' line-up without drummer IAN PAICE, dashing METALLICA star LARS ULRICH's dreams of playing with his idols. In a post of...

Ulrich Offers His Services To Deep Purple

Rocker LARS ULRICH is looking to take a break from METALLICA to tour with members of supergroup DEEP PURPLE. Ulrich has offered to join David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes and Jon Lord if the trio reteams...

Elbow Album Tops Music Critics' Annual Poll Of Polls

Mancunian quintet Elbow have crowned a successful 2008 by winning the HMV poll of polls survey.The indie five-piece won the Mercury Music prize earlier this year for The Seldom Seen Kid, with their 18-year career...

By on 30 December 2008

Elbow Album Tops Music Critics' Annual 'Poll Of Polls'

Mancunian quintet Elbow have crowned a successful 2008 by winning the HMV 'Poll of Polls' survey.The indie five-piece won the Mercury Music Prize earlier this year for The Seldom Seen Kid, with their 18-year career...

By on 30 December 2008

Kings Of Leon Top Album Of The Year Poll

Only By The Night, the fourth album by Kings of Leon, has been voted the best album of the year by inthenews.co.uk readers.The Followills achieved their first-ever UK number one single this year with Sex...

By on 25 December 2008

Ulrich Pelted With Pies

METALLICA drummer LARS ULRICH was pelted with custard pies during a concert in California - to celebrate his 40th birthday. The musician will reach the landmark age on 26 December (08) and the rest of...

Hetfield In Talks Over Fence Battle

METALLICA frontman JAMES HETFIELD has met with officials in California in relation to his recent feud with hikers over his plans to block off a famous trail. The Enter Sandman rocker has erected a temporary...

Metallica Eye Internet Album

Rockers METALLICA are considering releasing their next album as an internet download - as they are now free from the constraints of their current record deal. The Enter Sandman hitmakers enjoyed a major international hit...

Hetfield's Rock Injuries

METALLICA frontman JAMES HETFIELD is counting the ways his rock 'n roll lifestyle has taken its toll on his body. The vocalist, 45, has racked up an impressive array of injuries in more than 25...

Coldplay Named Biggest Selling Act In World At Wmas

Coldplay have been crowned the world's best selling recording act at the World Music awards (WMAs) in Monaco.The quartet's latest album Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends smashed British sales records, as...

By on 10 November 2008

Hetfield Insists Hall Of Fame Induction Won't Be A 'Soap Opera'

METALLICA star JAMES HETFIELD insists he'll invite anyone who has ever played on one of the group's albums to join them at the Rock + Hall of Fame induction ceremony if the rockers get the...

Foo Fighters Named Band Of Year At Classic Rock Awards

Foo Fighters and Whitesnake were the major winners at the Classic Rock awards, held in central London on Monday night.Foo Fighters' frontman Dave Grohl sent a video acceptance speech thanking readers after winning band of...

By on 04 November 2008

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