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Country Star Kenny Chesney Tops Us Album Chart

Kenny Chesney has claimed the top spot on the Billboard 200 album chart, it has been confirmed.The country and western singer's new release Lucky Old Sun claimed the top spot with sales of 176,000 in...

By on 23 October 2008

Metallica Announce First UK Tour In 12 Years

Having topped album charts across Europe, Metallica have announced their first full UK tour since October 1996.James Hetfield and friends will perform seven UK dates in 2009, all of which will be performed in the...

By on 21 October 2008

Oasis Fail To Move Metallica Out Of European Top Spot

Rockers OASIS have failed to topple METALLICA from the top of the European albums chart - the British band's DIG OUT YOUR SOUL has only managed to debut at two. Metallica's Death Magnetic has held...

T.i. Leaves Paper Trail At Number One

Rapper T.I. has scored a second week at the top of the U.S. album charts with his PAPER TRAIL, fending off a METALLICA revival. The heavy rockers' Death Magnetic climbs back up the charts from...

Ulrich Selling Basquiat Painting

METALLICA drummer LARS ULRICH looks set to cash in on an artwork by late graffiti artist JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT - the piece is going to auction with an estimated value of $11.1 million (GBP6 million). The...

Metallica Stand Tall Atop European Albums Chart

METALLICA are continuing their reign over Europe - their new LP DEATH MAGNETIC has held on to the top spot in the albums chart for a third consecutive week. The rockers hold off competition from...

Metallica's Hetfield: 'Sorry We're So Slow'

METALLICA frontman JAMES HETFIELD has apologised to the band's fans for releasing so few albums throughout their career. The rock legends have been active for more than a quarter of a century, but have just...

Kings Of Leon Reach New Heights In Us Charts

Only By The Night, the fourth album by Kings of Leon, has debuted at number five in the US, the band's highest-ever position in their homeland. The Followills' new effort shipped 74,000 copies in its...

By on 02 October 2008

Metallica Keep Lovato Off The Top Of The U.s. Album Charts

METALLICA have scored a third week at the top of the U.S. album charts after keeping pop sensation DEMI LOVATO from claiming her first number one. The heavy rockers' Death Magnetic album easily kept hold...

Ulrich Rejects Fan's Album Complaints

METALLICA legend LARS ULRICH has slammed fans for complaining about the sound quality of the group's latest album DEATH MAGNETIC - insisting the unpolished finish was intentional. Hoardes of rock fans have hit online music...

Hammett Lost First Porsche In A Wager

METALLICA star KIRK HAMMETT lost the Porsche he treated himself to when he first became rich in a bet over record sales. The rocker admits he had no idea of fiscal responsibility when he first...

Ulrich Fears Drumming Drama Could End Metallica

METALLICA drummer LARS ULRICH fears his health will be the catalyst that eventually leads to the end of the heavy rock group - because he won't be able to perform his high-energy routine as he...

Ulrich Hails Noisy U.k. Fans

METALLICA star LARS ULRICH has hailed the band's British followers the most vocal - because they get shouting practice at soccer games. The drummer claims his U.K. fans are much louder than their American counterparts...

Metallica Call On Bandmates Cousin To Keep Them Healthy

Heavy rockers METALLICA tour with guitarist KIRK HAMMETT's chiropractor cousin, so the bandmates can make sure they are all in top shape for every show. Bass player Robert Trujillo admits he and the other members...

Metallica Leave Staley Tribute Off Album

METALLICA frontman JAMES HETFIELD penned a touching musical tribute to tragic ALICE IN CHAINS star LAYNE STALEY - but decided it wasn't good enough for the band's new album DEATH MAGNETIC. The frontman admits he...

Metallica Hit Back At 'Poor Quality' Claims

LATEST: Rockers METALLICA have hit back at accusations their new album features poor quality audio. The new LP, Death Magnetic, has been a worldwide hit - scoring number ones in both the U.S. and the...

Metallica Number One In 25 Countries

METALLICA's new album 'Death Magnetic' is number one in 25 countries, it has also seen off competition and remained at the top in the UK, USA and Denmark for 2 consecutive weeks. As well as...

Metallica Score A Second Week At Number One

Heavy rockers METALLICA have scored a second week at the top of the U.S. album chart with first full-week sales of 337,000. The group's Death Magnetic debuted at the top a week ago (17Sep08) after...

Stooges, Beck + Chic Nominated For Hall Of Fame Honour

CHIC, JEFF BECK, METALLICA, RUN-DMC, THE STOOGES and WAR have been named among the nominees for induction to the Rock + Roll Hall of Fame in 2009. They've been joined by soul man Bobby Womack,...

Kings Of Leon Hold Onto Number One Spot

Kings of Leon are number one in the UK's singles chart for a second week in a row, with their single Sex on Fire.Katie Perry's I Kissed a Girl was also a non-mover, remaining at...

By on 21 September 2008

Ulrich: 'Downloading Lawsuit Was Never About Money'

METALLICA rocker LARS ULRICH has hit out at claims the band's lawsuit against music download site Napster was about money. The band filed a suit against Napster in 2000, after the service hosted the group's...

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

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...

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