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Metallica Album Tribute To Staley

METALLICA's new album DEATH MAGNETIC was written as a tribute to tragic ALICE IN CHAINS rocker LAYNE STALEY. Frontman James Hetfield admits the central message of the record is that people should come to terms...

Bruni's Sales Boost After Later Date With Jools

Model-turned-pop star CARLA BRUNI's album sales have rocketed since she appeared alongside METALLICA on U.K. music show LATER... WITH JOOLS HOLLAND. France's first lady sang tracks from her latest album Comme Si De Rien N'était...

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...

Metallica Score Album Chart Record In U.s.

METALLICA have made chart history in America by becoming the first group to debut five albums at number one. Death Magnetic, the heavy rockers' latest studio release and their first since 2003's St. Anger, has...

Metallica's Death Magnetic Rocks Us Album Charts

Death Magnetic, the new album from Metallica, has topped the Billboard Hot 200 album charts after less than a week on release.The metal legends' ninth album has sold a massive 490,000 copies since going on...

By on 17 September 2008

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"I'll play at one in the afternoon, in a parking lot in Ireland. I don't give a s**t. As long as I can do that." METALLICA star LARS ULRICH is desperate to collaborate with U2....

Metallica Desperate For New Bands

Rockers METALLICA are desperate for an upcoming band to "steal their thunder" and knock them off the top of the charts. The band topped the U.K album charts this week (begs15Sep08) with their new LP...

Metallica Celebrate Number One With Fans-only O2 Show

Metallica marked their new album reaching the top of the album charts with a huge launch party at London's O2 Arena last night.Despite only being released on Friday September 12th - though some stores began...

By on 16 September 2008

Glasvegas Take On Metallica

GLASVEGAS are set to slug it out with rock titans METALLICA this weekend for the number one spot on the albums chart.The Scottish band were expected to reach number one this week, but it has...

By on 16 September 2008

Metallica's Fury At Download Reviewer

Rock band METALLICA cancelled an interview with a Swedish newspaper after discovering a journalist had illegally downloaded their new album. The Seek and Destroy hitmakers - who are famously opposed to file-sharing websites - pulled...

Metallica And Glasvegas In Battle For Number One Album

Indie newcomers Glasvegas face stiff competition from rock gods Metallica for the number one spot in the album charts this weekend.Glasvegas' eponymous debut was released on Monday and shipped an impressive 22,000 copies on its...

By on 11 September 2008

Metallica Confirm London Indigo2 Pre-show Plans

Metallica have announced a pre-show and after party at London's Indigo2 venue.The heavy metal four-piece perform at the O2 Arena on Monday September 15th in a fanclub-only show to celebrate the release of their ninth...

By on 10 September 2008

Metallica Admit They Are No Good At Guitar Hero

Rock band METALLICA have admitted that they are bad at playing Guitar Hero, despite the fact that one of their albums is set to released for the game According to NME magazine, the group's latest...

By on 09 September 2008

Metallica Hunt For Successors

Rock veterans METALLICA are desperately searching for a worthy band to take their place as the Kings of Metal - so they can slow down. The Enter Sandman rockers have been performing for 27 years...

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"I like everything about that band except their music." Outspoken OASIS star NOEL GALLAGHER weighs in on rock legends METALLICA....

Metallica Album Leaks Online

Rockers METALLICA have been dealt a devastating blow - their long-awaited album DEATH MAGNETIC has been leaked online, more than a week before its scheduled release date. The heavy rockers have been gearing up for...

Bruni Set For A Later Date With Jools, Mccartney And Metallica

France's first lady, CARLA BRUNI, will join SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY and METALLICA for the superstar-studded upcoming season of U.K. music show LATER... WITH JOOLS HOLLAND. The model/singer, who wed French leader Nicolas Sarkozy earlier this...

Coldplay Grab Four Nominations For Q Magazine Awards

Coldplay lead the field for this year's Q magazine awards with four nominations.The foursome are nominated for best track and best video for their single Violet Hill - which was released as a free download...

By on 02 September 2008

Noel Gallagher Praises Obama's Acceptance Speech

OASIS star NOEL GALLAGHER has said that he wishes the US presidential candidate Barack Obama was British.Writing on a blog he created to document his band's current tour of America, the guitarist noted that he...

By on 02 September 2008

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"I'm not like some (METALLICA star) LARS ULRICH f**king character who would have all these kids locked up... As long as I can keep my swimming pool and my Rolls-Royce, that's all I'm worried about."...

Foo Fighters Help Metallica Launch New Album

FOO FIGHTERS stars DAVE GROHL and TAYLOR HAWKINS will mark the release of METALLICA's much-anticipated new album DEATH MAGNETIC by hosting a radio tribute to the heavy rockers. The duo will join the members of...

Gallagher Helped Ulrich Battle Drug Demons

METALLICA star LARS ULRICH has given up cocaine - thanks to OASIS rocker NOEL GALLAGHER. The drummer decided to quit the drug after watching Gallagher successfully battle his cocaine demons in the 1990s. Ulrich says,...

Soggy Final Day At Reading

Heavy overnight showers meant music fans at the Reading festival faced a soggy final day.But with the rain holding off day three highlights are set to include Pendulum, Conor Oberst and Last Shadow Puppets before...

By on 24 August 2008

Hetfield's Daily Battle With Booze

METALLICA rocker JAMES HETFIELD is struggling to stay off alcohol as the band embark on another world tour. The singer is a recovering alcoholic, who has managed 12 years without booze. But he admits its...

Metallica Hire Olympic Back Doctor

Rock legends METALLICA are sharing their on-tour chiropractor with the Seychelles Olympic team. The medic, simply named Dr Don, has to jet between dates on the band's current road trip and Beijing, China - where...

Metallica And Rage Win Heavy Metal Awards

Metallica and Rage Against the Machine have won influential awards at this year's Kerrang! Awards.Rage were added to the magazine's Hall of Fame, while Metallica picked up the inspirational award.30 Seconds To Mars went away...

By on 22 August 2008

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"I'm 44-years-old. I argue enough with my kids about finishing their vegetables. I don't like to argue about which guitar solo should be on song nine." METALLICA drummer LARS ULRICH refuses to argue with his...

Ulrich Denies Dumping Producer

METALLICA star LARS ULRICH denies "turning his back" on longtime collaborator BOB ROCK in favour of music producer RICK RUBIN. The rockers hired Rubin for their tenth studio album Death Magnetic and Ulrich insists they...

Metallica: 'Film Proved We Were Egomaniacs'

METALLICA stars LARS ULRICH and JAMES HETFIELD are pleased they starred in 2004 "rockumentary" SOME KIND OF MONSTER - because it forced them to quit arguing with each other. The rockers took part in the...

Metallica, Rage + Slipknot Honoured By Kerrang!

METALLICA, SLIPKNOT and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE have been honoured in London at the 2008 Kerrang! Awards. Metallica were handed the night's Inspiration Award for their contribution to heavy metal at Thursday's (21Aug08) prizegiving, while...

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