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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...

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...

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