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Nicki Sixx Shocks People With Sobriety

Nikki Sixx thinks people are always surprised he’s sober.The 62-year-old rocker insisted he has lived a “pretty clean lifestyle” for two decades but whenever fans see him out in public, they are keen to offer...

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...

September 2021 Favourites: A Stunning Array Of More Than 60 Artists Feature In Our Pick Of The Top 5 New Releases From September

In a month that saw 18 year old qualifier Emma Raducanu win the coveted U.S Women's Open Tennis Championship without even dropping a set, Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Manchester United and got off to a...

Ghost's Tobias Forge: Working With Metallica Is A Pinch-yourself Moment

Ghost's Tobias Forge says he has to pinch himself when he thinks about working with Metallica.The Swedish rock band recorded their cover of 'Enter Sandman' for James Hetfield and co's 'The Black Album' 30th-anniversary compilation,...

Metallica To Headline First-ever Download Germany

Metallica are set to headline the inaugural Download Festival Germany.James Hetfield and co will rock Hockenheimring racing track in the Rhine valley on June 24, 2022.The heavy rock and metal festival will also see performances...

James Hetfield: The Black Album Was Metallica's Master Key

James Hetfield believes Metallica's 'Black Album' was the "master key" to their popularity and success.The 58-year-old singer admits the self-titled record led to the heavy metal outfit becoming a "force to be reckoned with" in...

Metallica Credit Bob Rock With Getting James Hetfield To 'Open Up'

Metallica credit Bob Rock with getting frontman James Hetfield to "open up".The iconic Canadian producer, engineer and musician was brought in to oversee the thrash metal icons' 1991 self-titled album (more commonly known as 'The...

Lars Ulrich's Sons Form New Rock Duo Taipei Houston

Metallica's Lars Ulrich's sons have formed a new rock duo.The 'Enter Sandman' drummer's offspring, Myles Ulrich, 23, is on drums, and his brother, Layne, 20, plays bass and vocals in Taipei Houston.The 57-year-old thrash metal...

Slipknot Lead Joey Jordison Tributes

Joey Jordison's Slipknot bandmates have led tributes to the late star.The 'Before I Forget' band's former drummer sadly passed away peacefully in his sleep aged 46 on Monday (26.07.21).In a statement, Joey’s family said: “Joey’s...

Weird Music Story Of The Week: Mom Names Kids After Metal Bands

How much do you love metal? Whatever your answer, we guarantee you don’t love it as much as this New Zealand mom, who named her three children after her favourite bands.James Hetfield performed with Metallica...

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...

Sir Elton John Teases Metallica Project

Sir Elton John has confirmed he's worked with Metallica.After Miley Cyrus revealed the 'Crocodile Rock' hitmaker tinkles the ivories on her rendition of the heavy metal titan's 1991 classic 'Nothing Else Matters', the man himself...

Jason Momoa Wants Metallica Bassist To Teach Him Some Skills

Jason Momoa wants Metallica's Robert Trujillo to teach him "how to play bass".The 'Game of Thrones' star - who is a keen bass player - is a huge fan of the 'Enter Sandman' rockers and...

Lars Ulrich Gets Chills Over First Metallica Show

Lars Ulrich still gets chills thinking about his first Metallica gig.The 57-year-old drummer - who made his debut on stage as a founding member of the 'Enter Sandman' rockers in 1982 - has reflected on...

Miley Cyrus' Metallica Covers Album Features Sir Elton John And Chad Smith

Miley Cyrus has Sir Elton John on her Metallica covers album.The 'Midnight Sky' hitmaker has revealed the 'Crocodile Rock' hitmaker tinkles the ivories on her rendition of the heavy metal titan's 1991 classic 'Nothing Else...

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...

Are You An Elitist? 10 Annoying Reasons You Might Be Guilty Of Musical Snobbery

We live in a world where accessing any kind of music is at its most simple, which means that underground artists and indie labels can be appreciated by more and more people with the click...

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...

Lars Ulrich Doesn't Expect Full-scale Arena Gigs To Return Until 'A Year At The Earliest'

Lars Ulrich doesn't anticipate full-scale arena gigs returning until "a year at the earliest".The Metallica drummer believes it will be a little while yet before thousands of gig-goers can fill music venues, due to the...

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,...

Music World Pays Tribute To Late Eddie Van Halen

Mötley Crüe and Metallica have led the tributes to Eddie Van Halen.The Van Halen frontman passed away on Tuesday (06.10.20) following a “long and arduous battle” with tongue cancer, his 29-year-old son Wolfgang Van Halen...

Lars Ulrich Doesn't Listen To Metallica

Lars Ulrich doesn't like listening to Metallica's own music.The heavy metal drummer admitted he doesn't delve into the 'Enter Sandman' band's back catalogue because he ends up overanalysing the technical side of the recordings.He told...

Metallica Would've Worked With Lou Reed Again

Metallica had contemplated working with Lou Reed again before his untimely death.Drummer Lars Ulrich, 56, has revealed the 'Enter Sandman' rockers were interested in hitting the studio again with the late Velvet Underground legend -...

Metallica Hail Lady Gaga A 'Fearless Artist'

Metallica have described Lady Gaga as a ''fearless artist''.The heavy metal legends - comprising James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo and Lars Ulrich - joined forces with the 'Sour Candy' singer for a performance of...

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...

Alice Cooper Hails Metallica For Being A 'Threat' And Having Hits

Alice Cooper has hailed Metallica for paving the way for angry metal bands.The 'Poison' rocker has heaped praise on the Grammy-winning metal legends - comprising of James Hetfield, Robert Trujillo, Kirk Hammett and Lars Ulrich...

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 Extend Their Worldwired Dates Into Summer 2019

Metallica are truly spoiling their fans having announced yet another series of stadium and arena dates set for next Spring, as they look forward to entering a fourth year of their WorldWired Tour. It will...

Music News Round-up: New Tenacious D, Thom Yorke Listening Parties And Bands F.c. Launch

TENACIOUS D ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM + ANIMATED SERIES Comedy music duo Tenacious D have announced their grand return to music after six years away. Comprising comedian Jack Black and bandmate Kyle Gass, Tenacious D’s new...

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