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Metallica Legend James Hetfield Still Has 'Nightmares' Before Going On Tour

James Hetfield still has "nightmares" before going on tour with Metallica.The 60-year-old singer - who has been part of the 'Enter Sandman' heavy metal legends since the group's formation in 1981 - admitted that even...

Metallica's Kirk Hammett Confirms Fans' 'Batman Riff' Theory

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has revealed the band included a deliberate reference to the iconic theme of the 1960s 'Batman' TV series in their song 'Shadows Follow'.Fans of the thrash metal legends pointed out that...

Metallica's Kirk Hammett: Prog Rock Was Instrumental In Shaping Heavy Metal

Metallica's Kirk Hammett says prog rock music paved the way for heavy metal.The axe-slayer says heavy metal would sound "different today" if it wasn't for the progressive genre of rock music's influence.Appearing on the 'Kyle...

Metallica To Play Special Show To Pay Tribute To Couple Who Signed Them

Metallica are to play a special concert to pay tribute to the couple who signed them. The heavy metal outfit will perform at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood,...

Metallica Are 'Beyond Psyched' Have ‘Master Of Puppets’ Feature In Stranger Things’

Metallica are “beyond psyched” to have ‘Master of Puppets’ feature in ‘Stranger Things’. The heavy metal band - made up of James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo - are big fans...

Metallica’S Charity Raises $500k For Food Supplies For UKrainians

Metallica’s charity has donated $500,000 (£382,000) towards food supplies for Ukrainian refugees.The heavy metal legends' All Within My Hands Foundation made a generous donation to the World Central Kitchen, the non-profit providing meals to victims...

Metallica Launch 'Being A Band' Masterclass

Metallica have launched an online course about being in a band.The group - comprised of James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo - are teaching the online course through MasterClass. The course consists...

Lars Ulrich: Metallica's New Music Isn't Cohesive Yet

Lars Ulrich has insisted there is new Metallica music - but "nothing cohesive" yet.The heavy metal behemoths - also comprising James Hetfield, Robert Trujillo, and Kirk Hammett - recently re-released their landmark self-titled album ('The...

'Smooth' Hitmakers Carlos Santana And Rob Thomas Reunite On First Song In 22 Years

Carlos Santana and Rob Thomas have reunited on their first track together in 22 years.The Santana and Matchbox Twenty frontmen, respectively, last teamed up on the three-time Grammy-winning mega-hit 'Smooth' in 1999.And the pair are...

Kirk Hammett's Guitar From Metallica's One Music Video Goes Under The Hammer

Kirk Hammett's guitar used in Metallica's 'One' music video is being auctioned. The axe-slayer's ESP 400 Series S-Type, which is signed by the 58-year-old musician and comes with an official document of authenticity, is being...

Metallica Won't Stop Making Records

Metallica always want to make the "best record" they've ever produced.The heavy metal group - who formed in 1981 - can't imagine ever giving up making music because they love the "creative process" and always...

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...

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