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Dane Dehaan Joins Metallica Movie

Dane Dehaan will star in an unusual Metallica concert movie.'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' actor has been cast as a young roadie whose world gets turned upside down after he is sent on an urgent mission...

Jason Newsted Opens Up About Painkiller Addiction

Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted became addicted to painkillers as he recovered from a crippling shoulder injury which threatened to end his music career.The rocker was injured in a freak accident in 2006 when he...

Metallica Staging Festival In Detroit For 2013

Rockers Metallica are taking their new music festival to Detroit, Michigan next year (13) after launching it in New Jersey over the summer (12).The metal stars headlined both nights of the inaugural Orion Music +...

Metallica's 'Loud And Crazy' New Tracks

Metallica's new material sounds ''energetic, loud and crazy''.The 'Master of Puppets' group are back in the studio working on tracks to follow up 2008's 'Death Magnetic', and drummer Lars Ulrich is excited about the...

The Toys Are Back In The Pram - Metallica Back Catalogue Launched On Spotify

Twelve years after waging war with Napster, Metallica have finally softened their approach to allowing fans to access their music online. The long-lasting metal band will be making their back catalogue available to stream on...

Spotify Proves Financial Worth To Artists, And Give Qanda About New Features

Every single publishing industry, from music, to academic journals, to books have fretted enormously over the impact that digital publishing and online streaming may have on their revenues. Spotify has been part of revolutionising the...

Cmt Awards 2012 - Results Are Top Secret For First Time Ever

The 2012 CMT Country Music Awards took place on Monday (December 3, 2012) in Nashville but this year, the winners will be kept top secret until Saturday December 8, when the star-studded show will be...

Metallica Regains Control Of Catalogue

Rockers Metallica have regained control of their impressive back catalogue after striking a deal with bosses at Warner Music Group.The Nothing Else Matters hitmakers renegotiated their contract with the record label so the band could...

Jason Newsted Marries

Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted is a married man after exchanging vows with his longtime girlfriend.The rocker wed Nicole Leigh Smith last month (Oct12), according to music website Blabbermouth.net. The new bride gushes, "(Jason...

Metallica Pay Tribute To Green Day

Metallica paid tribute to Green Day after replacing them at a festival. The heavy metal group stepped in for the 'Oh Love' punk band at the Voodoo Festival in New Orleans, after they cancelled all...

Have Green Day Tickets? We Have Some Bad News

Green Day has cancelled the remainder of its North American tour as Billie Joe Armstrong continues treatment for substance abuse issues, the band announced on their website Monday (October 29, 2012). Scheduled appearances for January...

Metallica Pay Tribute To Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong At Voodoo Festival

Metallica dedicated a song to embattled Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong during their headlining set at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience festival on Saturday (27Oct12) after stepping in as last-minute replacements for the...

Metallica To Replace Green Day At New Orleans Festival

Metallica have stepped in to replace fellow north Californians Green Day as headliners at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience festival in New Orleans, Louisiana over Halloween weekend (26-28Oct12).The heavy rockers have taken the punk...

Metallica Team Up With Vans For Skate Shoe Line

Heavy rockers Metallica have teamed up with bosses at skateboard attire firm Vans to create a new line of footwear.Each member of the band will create a new Passion Project skate shoe to mark the...

Michael Fassbender Signs Up For Frank

Michael Fassbender has signed up to appear in British comedy 'Frank'.The 'Prometheus' star's career has been marked by a number of varied - by mostly serious - roles to date, although he is now to...

Metallica To Play $5 Canada Show

Metallica fans will be given the chance to see the band for just $5 (£3) at a concert which will be filmed for an upcoming 3D movie.The Enter Sandman hitmakers have been filming a number...

Muse Can't Be Defined

Muse ''can't be defined''.The 'Survival' group are proud of the eclectic nature of their forthcoming new album, 'The 2nd Law', and say the tracks could easily be mistaken for three different bands.Frontman Matt Bellamy said:...

Metallica Tour Gets Off To Explosive Start In Mexico City

The start of Metallica's Mexican tour has got off to a blazing start, according to a report from Associated Press. The band's vocalist, James Hetfield, had warned their fans that things could get 'perilous' and...

Metallica Head Back To The Studio

Metallica are recording a new album later this year. The 'Enter Sandman' group are set to head back into the studio to follow up 2008's 'Death Magnetic' in autumn, as soon as they complete work...

Stars Donate Guitar Strings To Charity Initiative

Noel Gallagher, Pete Townshend, Mark Knopfler and Metallica's Kirk Hammett are among the stars who have handed over used guitar strings for a charity bracelet initiative.The rockers' strings have been crafted into jewellery via online...

Rock Fan Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber is a Metallica fan. The 'All Around the World' singer may make pop records but he has an ''edgy'' side to his taste, and loves to listen to the heavy metal band for...

James Hetfield Creates Sunglasses Line

Metallica frontman James Hetfield has launched his own sunglasses line just in time for summer (12).The heavy rocker teamed up with eyewear stylists at Sutro to create his limited-edition sunglasses frame, simply called Hetfield. The...

Metallica's Lars Ulrich 'Regressed' At Drumming

Metallica's Lars Ulrich feels he's ''regressed,'' when it comes to playing drums. The sticksman may have been with the band for 30 years, but joked he doesn't feel like he's getting better with age. When...

Metallica Star Kirk Hammett Shows Off Horror Collection In New Book

Metallica star Kirk Hammett is set to show off his vast collection of horror memorabilia in a new book.The rocker's first tome, entitled Too Much Horror Business - The Kirk Hammett Collection, features over 300...

Metallica Join Search For Fan's Killer

Heavy rockers Metallica have recorded a public service announcement in a bid to help police catch the person who killed a fan after a 2009 concert in Virginia.Frontman James Hetfield and his bandmates offered up...

Rammstein Win Best Live Band At Golden Gods

Rammstein won Best Live Band at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards last night (11.06.12). The German metal group beat off competition from Iron Maiden, Metallica, Skindred and Watain to take home the accolade, while...

Reunited Black Sabbath Close Download Festival

Black Sabbath closed Download 2012 last night (10.06.12) by wowing fans with a greatest hits set. The rock outfit performed with three of their four original members, singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist...

Black Sabbath Close Download 2012

Black Sabbath closed Download 2012 with a stunning greatest hits set last night (10.06.12). The British rockers - who were made up of three original members, singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer...

Metallica Headline Download

Metallica closed the second day of Download festival last night (09.06.12).The iconic 'Master of Puppets' group played a two-hour set which incorporated a performance of their entire iconic self titled album - known to fans...

Metallica Wow Heavy Rock Fans With Black Album In Reverse

Metallica wowed heavy rock fans at the Download Festival in England on Saturday night (09Jun12) by performing their landmark Black album in reverse.James Hetfield and his bandmates took fans back to 1991 during their headlining...

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