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Metallica Have Done Some 'Pretty Serious Writing' Amid The Pandemic

Metallica have thrown themselves into some "pretty serious writing" amid the coronavirus pandemic.Drummer Lars Ulrich has admitted instead of getting depressed by the state of the world, he and his bandmates - James Hetfield, Robert...

Metallica's New Album Is Shaping Up To Be 'More Collaborative'

Metallica's new album is shaping up to be a "more collaborative" effort.The heavy metal titan's bassist Robert Trujillo has spoken of his joy of working together more with all of his bandmates - James Hetfield,...

Lars Ulrich: Making A Metallica Album Is Like A Puzzle

Lars Ulrich has compared making a Metallica album to doing a puzzle.The 56-year-old drummer – who is joined in the band by James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo – thinks making a record now...

Kirk Hammett: Zombie Movies Are Old And Tired

Kirk Hammett thinks zombie movies are "old and tired".The 57-year-old music star has admitted he's become bored of the genre and is instead more interested in "folk-horror" films.Talking about his movie passions, Krik shared: "I’m...

Metallica Won't Ditch Their Bourbon Despite James Hetfield's Addiction

Metallica won't stop selling their own brand of bourbon because of James Hetfield's alcohol addiction.The heavy metal legends released their own whiskey, Blackened, two years ago. And guitarist Kirk Hammett has insisted they won't be...

Metallica To Air Concert At Drive-ins Across North America

Metallica are set to air a concert at drive-in theatres across North America.Like most bands, the heavy metallers - Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo - have had to reschedule and postpone...

Metallica Having 'Fun' Making Album In Lockdown

Robert Trujillo says Metallica are having ''fun'' coming up with new ideas for their next record.The heavy metal legends' bassist has admitted it's been easier to work on new music remotely via Zoom during the...

Metallica Working On New Album Ideas Over Zoom

Metallica have started working on their next album over Zoom in lockdown.In April, drummer Lars Ulrich said there was a ''very good chance'' the heavy metal legends could make a quarantine album.He revealed he and...

Kirk Hammett Wishes He'd Stopped Drinking Earlier

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett wishes he'd stopped drinking earlier.The 57-year-old rockstar previously revealed he was addicted to cocaine, but beat his addiction by spending thousands on comic books to keep his mind occupied.Kirk is now...

Metallica 'Hellbent' On Playing Coachella

Metallica's Lars Ulrich is ''hellbent'' on playing at Coachella. The heavy metal band - formed of Lars, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo - have talked about playing at the popular annual festival, as...

Lars Ulrich Hints At Metallica Quarantine Album

Metallica's Lars Ulrich says there is a ''very good chance'' the band could make a quarantine album.The heavy metal group's drummer has revealed he and his bandmates - James Hetfield, Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett...

Metallica's Manchester Tribute

Metallica performed Oasis 'Don't Look Back in Anger' in Manchester at the weekend.The song has become an unofficial anthem for the North West England city since Manchester Arena was rocked by a terrorist attack after...

Metallica's Kirk Hammett Praises Joe Satriani

Metallica's Kirk Hammett has opened up about his guitar lessons with Joe Satriani. The rocker was taught to play guitar by Joe over 30 years ago and revealed he asked him for lessons after seeing...

Kirk Hammett Has 'Never, Ever, Ever' Had A Problem With Dave Mustaine

Kirk Hammett has ''never, ever, ever'' had a problem with Metallica's former guitarist Dave Mustaine. The 54-year-old lead guitarist for the heavy metal band, who replaced Dave after he was fired in 1983 because of...

James Hetfield Thanks Loyal 'Metallica Family' After Leeds Set

James Hetfield thanked the ''Metallica family'' at the Reading and Leeds Festival. The 'Whiskey In The Jar' hitmakers returned to the two location event after a seven-year-break over the weekend and during their 18-song setlist,...

Kirk Hammett Close To Giving Up On Missing Phone Packed With Guitar Ideas

The rocker spent weeks trying to track down the lost phone, but despite the best efforts of friends around the world, he has accepted he'll never see it again. Appearing on The...

Kirk Hammett Loses Metallica Riffs

Kirk Hammett has ''lost'' 250 new Metallica riffs.The 'Enter Sandman' rockers have been working on a new album but progress was hindered six months ago when ''something very unfortunate'' happened to the guitarist and he...

Kirk Hammett Loses Phone Containing Metallica Album Ideas

The rockers are currently working on a follow-up to their hit 2008 record Death Magnetic, and Hammett admits he was devastated when he misplaced his cell phone and lost around 250 song concepts....

Metallica Making Progress On Album

Metallica have completed around ''25 percent'' of their new album.The 'Enter Sandman' rockers have been working hard on the follow-up to 2008's 'Death Magnetic' but, with ''two to three hundred riffs'' to choose from, they...

Metallica: Recording Is Like Mountain Climbing

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...

Metallica: We Won't Perform Into Our 70s

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...

Metallica: We Won't Perform Into Our 70s

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...

Petition To Ban Metallica From Glastonbury

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...

Metallica: Glastonbury Opinion Mean People Care

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Ex-metallica Man's 'Squillion' Dollar Reunion

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...

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...

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