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Metallica Want To Play Weddings

Metallica would love to be asked to play at weddings.The 'All Nightmare Long' band would consider performing special sets for their friends, but sadly claim there aren't so many happy occasions among them.When asked if...

Rocker Jason Newsted's Wife Helped Him Beat Addiction Issues

Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted has credited his wife with helping him through his addiction to painkillers, which left him battling crippling depression.The rocker started popping pills to numb the pain in his shoulders following...

Lars Ulrich: 'Metallica Is A Healthy Band'

Metallica star Lars Ulrich credits the group's healthy diet and lifestyle for its longevity, insisting all his bandmates eat well and try to live balanced lives when they're not on the road.The drummer tells Nylon...

Metallica Held Secret Concert For Fans At Comic-con

Rockers Metallica delighted fans by playing a secret show in San Diego, California on Friday (19Jul13) as part of the city's Comic-Con festivities.The group was at the convention to promote new 3D Imax film Metallica...

Metallica Rock Comic-con With Secret Show And Airing Of New Trailer [Video]

Metallica rocked out and geeked out at this years San Diego Comic Con International this weekend when they performed a surprise show at the California gathering, where they also aired a clip from their upcoming...

Jason Newsted Axes Shows After Falling Ill

Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted and his solo band have been forced to cancel a handful of upcoming shows after the star was diagnosed with walking pneumonia.The 50 year old and his group Newsted were...

Lars Ulrich Engaged - Report

Metallica star Lars Ulrich is engaged to marry his model girlfriend, according to a U.S. report.The drummer and his partner Jessica Miller reportedly celebrated the impending nuptials by hosting an engagement party in Las Vegas...

Metallica To Descend On Comic-con

Rock legends Metallica will mingle with comic book enthusiasts and fantasy fans at this year's (13) Comic-Con gathering in California.All four members of the heavy metal band - James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and...

Friday Is Movie Day At San Diego Comic-con

The Friday program at San Diego Comic-Con is a geek’s dream come true. The day kicks off with panels for “The World’s End” at 10AM and the upcoming Veronica Mars movie, at 11.15. For non-Marshmallows...

Metallica Tour To 'Get Out The House'

Metallica's Lars Ulrich loves touring because it gets him ''out of the house''.The 'Enter Sandman' band's founder and drummer is a family man but admits playing in a loud heavy metal band is easier than...

Alice In Chains Pleased With 'Ugly' Golden God

Alice in Chains were pleased with their ''ugly'' Icon award at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods.The grunge band were ecstatic to win the title at the award ceremony in London last night (17.06.13) shouting ''we're...

Metallica Play Debut Album During Surprise Festival Set

Rock legends Metallica stunned fans at a Michigan music festival on Saturday (08Jun13) when they took to the stage under a fake name and played their debut album in its entirety.Fans at the Orion Music...

Jason Newsted: 'I Saved Metallica'

Jason Newsted believes he ''saved'' Metallica.The bass player joined the 'Enter Sandman' group in 1986 to replace Cliff Burton - who had died in a road accident - and left in 2001 after relationships between...

Dane Dehaan Stars In Metallica 'Through The Never' Teaser [Trailer]

You know you’re making it as an actor when you appear in a Metallica music video, right? That’s what the up and comer Dane DeHaan must be reckoning, after the star of the forthcoming Amazing...

Jason Newsted Falls Off Stage During Gig

Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted is recovering after he was knocked offstage by an overzealous fan during a gig in New York on Tuesday (21May13).The 50 year old was performing a rendition of Whiplash at...

Lars Ulrich Wants To Direct A Movie

Metallica's Lars Ulrich wants to direct a movie.The 'Enter Sandman' musician is promoting the band's new 3D concert film, 'Through the Never', at the Cannes film festival in France, where he revealed his ambitions to...

Metallica Still Searching For 'Ultimate Riff'

Metallica are still searching for the ''ultimate riff''.The 'Nothing Else Matters' rockers, who are currently in the midst of travelling the world performing various gigs, are looking forward to releasing a follow-up record from 2008's...

Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dies

Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman has died aged 49.The heavy metal rocker succumbed to liver failure in a Californian hospital on Thursday (02.05.13), two years after contracting a rare skin disease, leaving his bandmates ''devastated''.Jeff -...

Lars Ulrich Comfortable On Camera

Lars Ulrich doesn't mind people filming his receding hairline. The Metallica drummer has been comfortable with the camera since the band made warts-and-all documentary film 'Some Kind Of Monster', released in 2004, and he insists...

Metallica Donate To Fan's Garden Design Project

Rockers Metallica have made a green-fingered fan's dreams come true by handing out funds to help him develop his garden design for a prestigious British horticultural competition.Arek Luc's garden design, inspired by the band's track...

Metallica's Orion Festival Reveals 2013 Line-up, Including Red Hot Chili Peppers

Metallica have revealed the line-up for their second annual Orion Music + More Festival, and as you’d expect from the ageing veterans of heavy metal, it’s one that bristles with more noise and riffs than...

Metallica Objected To Having Their Music Used On Prisoners In Iraq

U.S. military chiefs agreed to stop using music by Metallica as part of their tough interrogation process in Iraq after the hard rockers made a personal request to army officials.The Enter Sandman hitmakers' heavy metal...

Metallica To Rock Baseball Game

Rockers Metallica are set to give the U.S. national anthem a heavy metal makeover when they kick off the first home game of the season for a Californian baseball team later this year (13).The band...

Dave Grohl Debuts Sound City Players

Dave Grohl debuted his Sound City Players supergroup with a three-hour set at the weekend.The multi-instrumentalist performed with his all-star backing band at the Sundance Film Festival's Park City Live event in Utah. Stevie Nicks...

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...

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