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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...

Lars Ulrich Touched By Disabled Fan's Metallica Documentary

Lars Ulrich has heaped praise on a disabled fan who made a movie about his attempts to meet Metallica, calling the documentary "deeply moving".Rock devotee Tom Spicer - who suffers from Fragile X syndrome, a...

Arctic Monkeys Are 'Heavy Metal In Disguise'

Metallica think Arctic Monkeys are a ''heavy metal band disguised as an indie band.''The 'Enter Sandman' group have signed the British rockers to appear at their Orion festival in the US, and while some think...

Metallica Have Plenty Of Riffs For Next Album

Metallica have ''846 riffs'' ready for their next album. The ''Enter Sandman' group have been in the studio looking to record the follow up to 2008's 'Death Magnetic' album, and frontman James Hetfield was surprised...

Metallica Keep Touring Due To Royalty Cuts

Metallica are under pressure to keep touring continuously as they no longer receive regular royalty cheques to sustain them during their time off, according to guitarist Kirk Hammett.The rocker admits all his bandmates would like...

Metallica Can't Afford Break

Metallica can't afford to take time off.The 'Enter Sandman' hitmakers - who earn a reported $90 million from their tours - claim the music industry has changed so much, they are no longer able to...

Chris Jericho: All Music Goes Back To The Beatles

Chris Jericho thinks all modern music is influenced by The Beatles.The Fozzy frontman says that even his band's brand of heavy metal stems from the melodies of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo...

Chris Jericho Is Ready To Party With Anthrax

Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho can't wait to party with Anthrax at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards.The 'Broken Soul' singer is hosting the ceremony at London's indig02 on June 11 and he says his favourite...

Golden Gods Awards To 'Liquefy' Fans Brains

The Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards will make fans brains ''liquefy'' according to Chris Jericho.The 10th annual rock event will return next month, hosted by the retired WWE wrestler and frontman of Fozzy, who is...

Metallica Perform Entire Black Album At Prague Show

Rockers Metallica thrilled fans in the Czech Republic on Monday (07May12) by playing all the songs from their eponymously-titled album for the first time ever.The band kicked off its European tour at Prague's Synot Tip...

Metallica Want To Headline Glastonbury

Metallica want to headline Glastonbury. The 'Enter Sandman' heavy metal group would love to headline the British festival - one of the biggest in Europe - but have never been invited by organisers Michael and...

Ulrich: 'I Didn't Ask Hulk Hogan To Be A Metallica Member'

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has no recollection of asking U.S. wrestling icon Hulk Hogan to join the band, dismissing remarks the fighter made in January (12).Hogan told The Sun newspaper that Ulrich had once asked...

Sonisphere Festival Cancelled, Queen Available For Bookings

The organisers of the UK Sonisphere Festival have confirmed that this year's event has been cancelled. The festival had been due to take place between July 6-8 at Knebworth Park, with headliners Queen (with Adam...

Metallica Exploring Release Strategies

Metallica are thinking of ''wacky'' ways to release new music.The 'Enter Sandman' hitmakers' record deal with Warner expired following the release of 2008's 'Death Magnetic', but they have been recording new songs and are currently...

Corey Taylor To Debut Solo Acoustic Set At Download Festival

Download Festival has announced a further 22 acts to its line-up; including Cancer Bats, Rise To Remain and Saxon, who will join the headliners The Prodigy, Metallica and Black Sabbath on 8-10 June 2012, which...

Ulrich: 'Reed Took Metallica Album Criticism Personally'

Lou Reed struggled to deal with criticism over his recent collaboration with Metallica as he took fans' negative comments "personally", according to Lars Ulrich.The veteran musician teamed up with the heavy rockers to record 2011's...

Kelly Rowland Lands Music Award

Kelly Rowland has been honoured at the Black Women in Music awards.The 30-year-old singer performed her Grammy-nominated single 'Motivation' at the annual event, hosted by Essence magazine, and picked up the Rising Icon accolade at...

Metallica Set Up Festival

Rockers Metallica have launched their own music festival.The Orion Music + More event will be staged at Bader Field in New Jersey on 23 - 24 June (12) and the band will headline. A post...

Kirk Hammett Rejoins Exodus To Remember Baloff

Metallica star Kirk Hammett reteamed with his former Exodus bandmates on Saturday (04Feb12) for a concert honouring late singer Paul Baloff.Guitarist Hammett, Rick Hunolt and original bassist Jeff Andrews joined Exodus' current line-up at the...

Metallica To Perform Black Album In Full At Download Festival 2012

Download Festival is now in its tenth year and to celebrate the milestone, the festival has announced that they are adding a further fourteen acts to the line-up. Joining the headliners Metallica; Black Sabbath and...

The Cult To Release First Album Since 2007

British rock band The Cult is set to release their first album in five years. The group's ninth studio album is called Choice of Weapon and will be released on May 21st, 2012. The Cult...

Hulk Hogan: 'I Was Asked To Join Metallica'

Wrestler-turned-reality TV star Hulk Hogan has sensationally revealed he was once asked to consider joining Metallica.The beloved Wwf star was a session musician before he turned to the ring, and he admits his career almost...

Soundgarden Added To Download 2012 Line Up

Soundgarden have been added to the Download 2012 line up. The grunge rockers - who reunited last year following a 14-year hiatus - will perform in the UK for the first time since 1996, and...

Metallica Working On 3d Film

Metallica are working on a 3D concert film. The 'Enter Sandman' heavy metal band are in the "very early stages of production" for the self-financed movie, expected to be released in summer next year. The...

Reed: 'Working With Metallica Was Thrilling'

Veteran singer Lou Reed had the time of his life recording an album with Metallica, likening the experience to receiving "a Ferrari for free".The ageing musician teamed up with the heavy rock group to record...

Angry James Hetfield Lashes Out At Paparazzi

Metallica frontman James Hetfield hit out at members of the paparazzi in Uruguay over Christmas (11), allegedly hurling stones at the snappers after they failed to leave his vacationing family alone.The rocker was taking a...

Rihanna Is Most Liked Star On Facebook

Rihanna was the "most liked' celebrity on Facebook in 2011. The 'We Found Love' singer beat musical artists including Bob Marley and Avril Lavigne, who placed second and third respectively, in the list of the...

Metallica Release Beyond Magnetic

Metallica have released a new EP, 'Beyond Magnetic', in celebration of their 30th anniversary. The 'Enter Sandman' heavy metal band celebrated their landmark birthday with four shows in their hometown, San Francisco, last week, where...

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