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Fascinating Fact 11544

3rd June 2011

Peter Mensch, who co-manages acts like Metallica and the Red Hot Chili Peppers has wed British Conservative Party Member of Parliament Louise Bagshawe.

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Metallica Named Most Influential Band

1st June 2011

Metallica have been voted the best rock group of the last 30 years. The 'All Nightmare Long' group topped the poll compiled by British magazine Kerrang! of the most influential groups of the last 30...

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James Hetfield Honoured At His High School

30th May 2011

Metallica star James Hetfield has been inducted into the Hall Of Fame at his former high school in California.The guitarist/vocalist was handed the honour by officials at Downey High School on Friday (27May11) - and...

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Metallica Overwhelmed By New Album Material

4th May 2011

Metallica have "two and a half years" of material to sift through before they make their next album.Lars Ulrich - the heavy metal band's drummer - explained songwriter and vocalist James Hetfield has created more...

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Metallica To Work With Rick Rubin On Next Album

26th April 2011

Metallica will work with "zen guru" Rick Rubin on their next album. The heavy metal group made their most well received record in years, 2008s 'Death Magnetic', with the producer and bassist Robert Trujillo is...

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Metallica Close 'The Big 4'

24th April 2011

Metallica wowed fans this weekend with a historic uniting of the most significant bands in heavy metal. Metallica took the main headline slot at the 'Big 4' festival, which was held at the Empire Polo...

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Metallica Won Over By Gordon-levitt's Hesher Performance

22nd April 2011

Actor Joseph Gordon-levitt's portrayal of a troubled heavy metal fan in new film Hesher reminded Metallica so much of tragic guitarist Cliff Burton, they immediately agreed to licence their music for the movie.The Until It...

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Nirvana Fans Most Likely To Have Sex On A First Date

12th April 2011

Fans of Nirvana and Metallica are most likely to have sex on a first date, according to a quirky new survey.Dating website Tastebuds.fm, which matches potential partners based on their music preferences, asked singles how...

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Bad Religion Added To Sonisphere Festival

11th April 2011

Bad Religion and Cavalera Conspiracy are among 28 acts added to the bill for Sonisphere festival.The bands will join headliners Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Biffy Clyro and Slipknot on the bill for the three day...

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Metallica Lawyer Warns Fans About Concert Film

24th March 2011

A lawyer for Metallica has warned fans about unauthorised concert footage allegedly set to go on sale, insisting the band "owns and controls" all its performances.Bosses at Writers Group Film Corp. announced on Tuesday (22Mar11)...

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Fascinating Fact 11053

9th March 2011

A charity founded in memory of late rocker Ronnie James Dio is selling off guitars painted by elephants to raise money. The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund has teamed with the...

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Download Festival Snubbed 'Boring' Metallica

4th March 2011

The organisers of Britain's Download Festival decided against booking Metallica as this year's (11) headline act because they are convinced the rockers have become "boring" by touring too often.The band took centre stage at the...

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Limp Bizkit Added To Sonisphere UK Line Up

14th February 2011

Limp Bizkit have been added to the line-up of this year's Sonisphere music festival.The 'Rollin' rockers - who were one of the headliners at the event in 2009 - will take to the stage before...

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Ulrich Sued By Former Assistant

10th February 2011

METALLICA star LARS ULRICH has been hit with a lawsuit from his former personal assistant, alleging he failed to pay overtime.Steven Wiig has filed papers in Marin Superior Court, California claiming he worked up to...

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Hammett Pays Tribute To Guitar Hero Moore

10th February 2011

METALLICA star KIRK HAMMETT has added his tribute to late THIN LIZZY star GARY MOORE by calling the editors of Rolling Stone magazine and cooing about his guitar hero.Hammett was on holiday at his home...

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Metallica Explain Single Us Big Four Date

26th January 2011

Metallica will only play one US date on their Big Four tour because they don't want to "overstay" their welcome. The 'Enter Sandman' group have teamed up with fellow thrash metal bands Slayer, Megadeth and...

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Metallica To Headline One-day Only Metal Extravaganza

26th January 2011

METALLICA, the American rock band who have sold more than 85 million records worldwide, have announced plans to headline a one-day only metal 'extravaganza' in California this April. The group will come together to play...

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Big Four Regroup For California Desert Show

25th January 2011

METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX are teaming up again for one U.S. Big Four date on the site of the Coachella Festival.The heavy metal groups will come together on 23 April (11) for an outdoor...

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Bon Jovi Highest Grossing Touring Act Of 2010

14th December 2010

Bon Jovi have been named the highest grossing touring act of 2010. The 'It's My Life' rockers top research by industry magazine Billboard's Boxscore, which calculates the rockers grossed $146,507,388 from 69 sell out shows....

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Metallica Become Family Friendly

7th December 2010

Metallica singer James Hetfield has made his band's live shows "more family-friendly" since becoming a father. The heavy metal singer has toned down his language when the group play live for the sake of his...

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Fascinating Fact 10415

25th November 2010

Rockers METALLICA have broken an attendance record at Sydney's famous Acer Arena previously held by BRITNEY SPEARS. The band sold 74,244 tickets over four dates in September (10) and November (10), while Spears' Circus tour...

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Metallica Clear Up Beachball Incident Reports

18th November 2010

METALLICA have issued a statement in a bid to get to the truth of a story suggesting a little girl was kicked into the audience at a recent concert in Australia.The youngster, who is the...

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Hammett Knocks Child Off Stage At Metallica Gig

17th November 2010

METALLICA's recent show in Sydney, Australia has been mired in controversy after guitarist KIRK HAMMETT accidentally knocked a child off the stage during a stunt.The rockers were performing in the city last Thursday (11Nov10) and...

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The Things They Say 19010

17th November 2010

"The night before the first show, we invited the other bands to have dinner with us - no managers, no babysitters. It was great, a rock 'n' roll moment in an Italian restaurant in Warsaw."...

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Lars Ulrich's 'Too Healthy' Lifestyle

15th November 2010

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich thinks his life is a "little too healthy" for a rock star. The heavy metal sticksman - who is 46 - said he doesn't get to live as much of a...

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Metallica Will Write New Album In 2011

15th November 2010

METALLICA drummer LARS ULRICH has confirmed reports the band will begin working on a new album next year (11).Ulrich tells Pulse Radio that bandmates James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo "really want to begin...

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Ulrich Planning More 'Big Four' Shows

15th November 2010

METALLICA's historical supertour with heavy metal's other 'Big Four' acts ANTHRAX, SLAYER and MEGADETH will happen once again, according to rocker LARS ULRICH.The four groups performed on the same bill for the first time in...

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Metallica To Start Writing New Album

10th November 2010

Metallica are planning to start writing a new album in 2011. The 'Enter Sandman' group are presently finishing touring their ninth record, 'Death Magnetic', and drummer Lars Ulrich said he's looking forward to getting back...

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Metallica Really Got Kinks Track

8th November 2010

Metallica claim The Kinks' track 'You Really Got Me' "chose them" when asked to cover one of the band's tracks.The heavy metal band were approached by the 60s group's frontman, Ray Davies, to record a...

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U2 Dominate Billboard Touring Awards

5th November 2010

Rock acts including U2, METALLICA and AC DC were the toast of the Billboard Touring Awards in New York on Thursday (04Nov10), taking the night's top prizes.The Irish band's 360 Degree trek was named Top...

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