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Metallica Scores Sixth Number One Album

Hardwired... to Self-Destruct, the band's 10th studio album, has become the third-largest debut of 2016 with 291,000 records sold. It follows Drake's Views and Beyonce's Lemonade among the biggest debuts of the...

Young Drummer Thrills Metallica With Flawless 'Atlas, Rise!' Cover

Metallica sure have some talented young fans out there. They recently put out a request to all their social media followers to send them their own cover versions of songs from their tenth studio album...

Metallica Throw Away Unwanted Guitar Riffs

Metallica threw away any unwanted guitar riffs after making their current album 'Hardwired... to Self-Destruct'.The 'Enter Sandman' hitmakers will have to start from scratch when they start working on their next album as frontman James...

Little Mix Score First U.k. Number One Album

The album, the band's fourth studio record, sold 96,000 copies in its first week on release, scoring the highest first-week sales for a U.K. girl group since 1997, when the Spice Girls released...

Metallica Booked To Tour For Two Years

Metallica plan on touring for at least the next two years.The legendary metal band dropped their first record in eight years, 'Hardwired... to Self-Destruct', last week (November 18) and frontman James Hetfield, 53, says they...

James Hetfield: Adele 'Blows My Mind'

Metallica's James Hetfield says Adele ''blows his mind''.The 'Nothing Else Matters' hitmaker has gushed about the 'Hello' singer's ''unbelievable'' live shows and praised her ''candour and coolness'' up on stage.He told BBC Radio 6 Music:...

Brian May Compiles Air Guitar Greatest Hits

The We Will Rock You star's latest project features hits by Metallica, Thin Lizzy, Motorhead, Rainbow, and Rush. "It's an interesting discussion between a simple riff and a complex riff," May says,...

This Is What Metallica's 'Enter Sandman' Sounds Like On Classroom Instruments

Metallica's 'Enter Sandman' is super fun to try and play on any instrument, but nothing compares to watching James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich try and re-create it with The Roots on only classroom instruments. Alas,...

James Hetfield: Lemmy Should Be In Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

James Hetfield says it's about time Lemmy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.The Metallica frontman - who was entered in 2009 with bandmates Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo -...

Metallica May Be Too Old To Perform Master Of Puppets

Lars Ulrich thinks Metallica are getting too old to play 'Master of Puppets'.The 52-year-old drummer has warned that the metal band's days of performing the title track from their 1986 album may be numbered. He...

Neil Young Announces New Lp Peace Trail

Neil Young is to release new LP 'Peace Trail' in December.The 70-year-old music legend shows no signs of slowing down as he has unveiled his 38th studio album containing 10 brand new songs made at...

Metallica Premiering New Song Via Halloween Masks

The heavy metal band has already shared tracks Hardwired and Moth Into Flame from its upcoming album, titled Hardwired...To Self-Destruct.A third tune, Atlas, Rise!, will debut on Monday (31Oct16), although some lucky fans will have...

Metallica Find Band Life Harder Now

Metallica find it ''harder'' to be in a band now than when they started out.The 'Enter Sandman' hitmakers formed in 1981 and drummer Lars Ulrich found it easier to be part of a ''collective'' when...

Lars Ulrich: 'I May Move Back To Denmark If Trump Is Elected'

The rocker moved to America when he was a teenager and has lived there ever since, but he has retained his Danish citizenship and may go home if voters pick the businessman as...

Metallica & The Weeknd To Headline 2017 Lollapalooza South America Tour

The three acts, Duran Duran and The Chainsmokers will top the bills at Lollapalooza’s events in Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Lollapalooza Brazil takes place in Sao Paulo on 25 and 26 March...

Metallica's New Track Murder One Is A Tribute To Lemmy

Appearing on DJ Howard Stern's satellite radio show on Monday (26Sep16), the band's frontman James Hetfield revealed Murder One, a new track on the group's Hardwired... to Self-Destruct album was inspired by the...

Chris Martin Jokes As Rihanna Runs Late For Global Citizen Festival

The free music event, which is in its fifth year, brings world leaders, activists and celebrities together in an effort to help end extreme poverty by 2030. This year's festival, held in...

Metallica Are Finally Set To Return With A New Album 'Hardwired... To Self-destruct'

Metallica announced yesterday (August 18th 2016) that they will be releasing their long-awaited new album 'Hardwired... To Self-Destruct' this Fall, and have now unveiled the very first track from the new collection. It's been eight...

Selena Gomez, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar To Headline Global Citizen Fest

Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer, Metallica and Selena Gomez will headline this year's Global Citizen Festival in New York.The non-profit organisation - which aims to eradicate poverty by 2030 - has unveiled a diverse and...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Had To Pretend To Be Metallica At Airport Customs

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea was stopped at customs and forced to sign Metallica merchandise after a mix-up at an airport in Belarus over the weekend. Despite the fact that he tried to insist...

Metallica Front Upscale Brand Brioni's New Campaign

rioni has put the world famous heavy metal band front and centre, with the Nothing Else Matters rockers posing in a variety of the brand's classy suits. The label's new creative director, Justin O'Shea, unveiled...

Heart Sisters Team Up With Ne-yo And James Hetfield For New Album

The odd couple hit the studio together to record the title track for Beautiful Broken, which will also be the project's first single. The album, Heart's 16th, also features a new song...

Lars Ulrich Turns Fashion Photographer

The Metallica rocker may be more at home thrashing about on stage with his heavy metal band, but the 52-year-old has also put in a confident performance snapping fashion.He shot his model wife Jessica Miller...

Metallica Plan Shop Gig On Record Store Day

The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductees, who are this year's Record Store Day Ambassadors, will perform live at Berkeley, California's legendary Rasputin Music on 16 April (16). Metallica performed at...

Gloria Gaynor Anthem Will Survive In U.s. Song Library

The track, which was adopted as an anthem by the gay community after its 1978 release, was joined by Metallica's album Master of Puppets and Billy Joel's song Piano Man among the 25...

Budgie Star John Thomas Dead

The former Budgie guitarist passed away on Thursday (03Mar16). The cult Welsh act was a major influence on bands like Metallica and Iron Maiden, who covered their songs live....

Metallica To Release Bataclan Live Album For Record Store Day

Proceeds from sales of Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite, Metallica!: Live at Le Bataclan will benefit the Give for France charity, which was set up to honour the victims of the terror attacks in Paris....

Lars Ulrich & The Black Keys To Be Part Of Hall Of Fame Induction Gala

It's not clear if the rockers will be inducting friends or heroes or performing at the ceremony on 8 April (16), but this year's honourees include Chicago, Cheap Trick, Deep Purple, the Steve Miller Band...

Metallica Give Cover Band Blessing To Use Logo

Members of cover band Sandman received a 41-page letter from Metallica's lawyer over the weekend (09-10Jan16) ordering them to stop infringing on the band's trademark or face legal action. The tribute stars...

Metallica's Lawyers Fire Off Ceast-and-desist Notice To Tribute Band

Singer/guitarist Joe Di Taranto claims he and his Sandman bandmates were served with legal papers, ordering them to stop infringing on Metallica's trademark, as they prepared to perform a gig in Ontario on...

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