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Metallica: Recording Is Like Mountain Climbing

28th July 2014

Kirk Hammett finds making an album ''like scaling a mountain''.The Metallica guitarist is ready for the group - whose last LP, 'Death Magnetic', was released in 2008 - to return to the recording studio...

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Metallica: Glastonbury Offer Is 'Remarkable'

28th June 2014

Metallica think it's ''remarkable'' they are the first heavy metal band to headline Glastonbury festival. The 'Enter Sandman' band - made up of James Hetfield, Rob Trujillo, Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett - will take...

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Metallica: We Won't Perform Into Our 70s

27th June 2014

Metallica claim they won't perform into their 70s like The Rolling Stones. The heavy metal band - made up of James Hetfield, Rob Trujillo, Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett - are in their 50s and...

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Metallica: We Won't Perform Into Our 70s

27th June 2014

Metallica claim they won't perform into their 70s like The Rolling Stones. The heavy metal band - made up of James Hetfield, Rob Trujillo, Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett - are in their 50s and...

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Metallica Tried To Play Glastonbury For Years

25th June 2014

Metallica have asked to play Glastonbury festival every year.The heavy metal band will make history by headlining the Pyramid Stage on Saturday night (28.06.14) and have apparently been asking to perform at the Worthy Farm...

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Metallica Release New Song

20th June 2014

Metallica will release a new song today (20.06.14) ahead of their headline set at Glastonbury festival. The 'Enter Sandman' band, who will be the first heavy metal act to top the bill at Worthy Farm...

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Petition To Ban Metallica From Glastonbury

5th June 2014

Animal rights activists have launched a petition to ban Metallica from headlining this year's Glastonbury festival.The 'Enter Sandman' band are set to be the first heavy metal act to top the bill at Worthy Farm...

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Metallica: Glastonbury Opinion Mean People Care

4th June 2014

Metallica think the mixed feelings from music fans about their Glastonbury headline set mean ''people still care''.The band - who will be the first heavy metal act to top the bill at the Worthy Farm...

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Lars Ulrich: 'We're One Day Closer' To New Metallica Album

6th February 2014

Lars Ulrich says Metallica are in no hurry to finish their upcoming album. The metal band have been busy with their feature film 'Through the Never', but are now working on the follow-up to their...

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Metallica Thought Grammy Loss Was F***Ed Up

28th January 2014

Metallica thought losing their first Grammy nomination was ''f***ed up''. The heavy metal act - who performed at the ceremony on Sunday night (26.01.14) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles - were nominated in...

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Kirk Hammett: 'Metallica Have Run Out Of Excuses To Delay New Album'

17th January 2014

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett is positive the band will be back in the studio in the coming weeks as they have "run out of excuses" to delay work on a new album.The Enter Sandman hitmakers...

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Lou Reed Always Worried About Health

11th November 2013

Lou Reed always shouted about his health problems in restaurants.The 'Walk on the Wild Side' hitmaker died of liver disease aged 71 at the end of last month, but had other medical issues, including...

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Metallica Influenced Edm?

26th September 2013

Metallica hope they have influenced dance music.The 'Creeping Death' band are known for pioneering the thrash metal genre and were one of the fastest bands around in the early 80s, which they think may have...

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Metallica Want To Play Weddings

18th September 2013

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...

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Jason Newsted: 'I Saved Metallica'

3rd June 2013

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...

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Metallica Still Searching For 'Ultimate Riff'

14th May 2013

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...

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Lars Ulrich Comfortable On Camera

13th April 2013

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...

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Ex-metallica Man's 'Squillion' Dollar Reunion

28th December 2012

Jason Newsted would only re-join Metallica for a ''squillion dollars''.The bass player was added to the 'Enter Sandman' group in 1986 to replace Cliff Burton - who had died in a road accident - and...

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Metallica's 'Loud And Crazy' New Tracks

18th December 2012

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...

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Metallica Pay Tribute To Green Day

30th October 2012

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...

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Metallica Head Back To The Studio

27th July 2012

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...

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Stars Donate Guitar Strings To Charity Initiative

25th July 2012

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...

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Metallica Star Kirk Hammett Shows Off Horror Collection In New Book

21st June 2012

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...

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Metallica Headline Download

10th June 2012

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...

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Metallica Keep Touring Due To Royalty Cuts

29th May 2012

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...

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Metallica Can't Afford Break

29th May 2012

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...

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Metallica Want To Headline Glastonbury

23rd April 2012

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...

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Kirk Hammett Rejoins Exodus To Remember Baloff

6th February 2012

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...

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Metallica Working On 3d Film

9th January 2012

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...

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Metallica Release Beyond Magnetic

13th December 2011

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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