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Michael Fassbender Signs Up For Frank

Michael Fassbender has signed up to appear in British comedy 'Frank'.The 'Prometheus' star's career has been marked by a number of varied - by mostly serious - roles to date, although he is now to...

Metallica To Play $5 Canada Show

Metallica fans will be given the chance to see the band for just $5 (£3) at a concert which will be filmed for an upcoming 3D movie.The Enter Sandman hitmakers have been filming a number...

Muse Can't Be Defined

Muse ''can't be defined''.The 'Survival' group are proud of the eclectic nature of their forthcoming new album, 'The 2nd Law', and say the tracks could easily be mistaken for three different bands.Frontman Matt Bellamy said:...

Metallica Tour Gets Off To Explosive Start In Mexico City

The start of Metallica's Mexican tour has got off to a blazing start, according to a report from Associated Press. The band's vocalist, James Hetfield, had warned their fans that things could get 'perilous' and...

Metallica Head Back To The Studio

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...

Metallica's Lars Ulrich 'Regressed' At Drumming

Metallica's Lars Ulrich feels he's ''regressed,'' when it comes to playing drums. The sticksman may have been with the band for 30 years, but joked he doesn't feel like he's getting better with age. When...

Arctic Monkeys Are 'Heavy Metal In Disguise'

Metallica think Arctic Monkeys are a ''heavy metal band disguised as an indie band.''The 'Enter Sandman' group have signed the British rockers to appear at their Orion festival in the US, and while some think...

Metallica Have Plenty Of Riffs For Next Album

Metallica have ''846 riffs'' ready for their next album. The ''Enter Sandman' group have been in the studio looking to record the follow up to 2008's 'Death Magnetic' album, and frontman James Hetfield was surprised...

Metallica Keep Touring Due To Royalty Cuts

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...

Chris Jericho: All Music Goes Back To The Beatles

Chris Jericho thinks all modern music is influenced by The Beatles.The Fozzy frontman says that even his band's brand of heavy metal stems from the melodies of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo...

Metallica Want To Headline Glastonbury

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...

Ulrich: 'I Didn't Ask Hulk Hogan To Be A Metallica Member'

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has no recollection of asking U.S. wrestling icon Hulk Hogan to join the band, dismissing remarks the fighter made in January (12).Hogan told The Sun newspaper that Ulrich had once asked...

Corey Taylor To Debut Solo Acoustic Set At Download Festival

Download Festival has announced a further 22 acts to its line-up; including Cancer Bats, Rise To Remain and Saxon, who will join the headliners The Prodigy, Metallica and Black Sabbath on 8-10 June 2012, which...

Ulrich: 'Reed Took Metallica Album Criticism Personally'

Lou Reed struggled to deal with criticism over his recent collaboration with Metallica as he took fans' negative comments "personally", according to Lars Ulrich.The veteran musician teamed up with the heavy rockers to record 2011's...

Metallica To Perform Black Album In Full At Download Festival 2012

Download Festival is now in its tenth year and to celebrate the milestone, the festival has announced that they are adding a further fourteen acts to the line-up. Joining the headliners Metallica; Black Sabbath and...

Reed: 'Working With Metallica Was Thrilling'

Veteran singer Lou Reed had the time of his life recording an album with Metallica, likening the experience to receiving "a Ferrari for free".The ageing musician teamed up with the heavy rock group to record...

Angry James Hetfield Lashes Out At Paparazzi

Metallica frontman James Hetfield hit out at members of the paparazzi in Uruguay over Christmas (11), allegedly hurling stones at the snappers after they failed to leave his vacationing family alone.The rocker was taking a...

Rihanna Is Most Liked Star On Facebook

Rihanna was the "most liked' celebrity on Facebook in 2011. The 'We Found Love' singer beat musical artists including Bob Marley and Avril Lavigne, who placed second and third respectively, in the list of the...

Metallica Perform With Osbourne And Mustaine

Metallica took to the stage with Ozzy Osbourne and former member Dave Mustaine on Saturday night (10Dec11) to conclude the band's 30th anniversary celebrations.The rockers have been celebrating 30 years since the group's formation in...

Newsted Reunites With Metallica At 30th Anniversary Party

Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted reunited with the band at a bizarre 30th anniversary celebration in San Francisco, California on Monday night (05Dec11).The marathon six-hour celebration featured tribute performances, game shows and taped celebrity messages,...

Shakira A Metallica Fan

Shakira is a huge Metallica fan. The 'Whatever, Wherever' singer grew up listening to heavy rock bands, and has a particular fondness for the 'Enter Sandman' group, so has been including one of their songs...

Rihanna Samples Metallica On 'Talk That Talk'

Rihanna has sampled Metallica on her new album 'Talk That Talk'. The 'Cheers (Drink to That)' hitmaker has sampled some of the guitar riffs from the heavy rockers' 'Wherever I May Roam' track on 'Red...

Reed Receives 'Death Threats' Over Metallica Album

Lou Reed has received a barrage of "threatening" letters from Metallica fans angry over his collaboration with the rockers.The veteran musician teamed up with the group to record new album Lulu, but Reed admits many...

Cooper Exposes Metallica As Fellow Golf Fans

Golf-loving Alice Cooper has outed fellow rockers Metallica and Pantera as big fans of the game.The School's Out hitmaker is one of the world's best and most unlikely celebrity golfers and he insists the sport...

Metallica Collaberate With Lou Reed For New Lp

Metallica have combined forces with American rockstar Lou Reed for a new album, titled 'Lulu'. Both Metallica and Lou Reed have produced this collaborative effort, set for release this Halloween (31st Oct 2011).However it is...

Alice Cooper Wants Chicken Tribute

Alice Cooper wants to erect a statue to the unknown chicken which kick started his career. The singer and his theatrical shock rock band hit the headlines in 1969 when their audience at a show...

Heavy Metal Fan Jamie Cullum

Jamie Cullum started off as a heavy metal fan. The jazz pianist and singer was initially drawn to an altogether darker music as a teenager, and thinks it gave him a good base to move...

Lars Ulrich Rues Refusing Kill Bill Score

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich regrets turning down the opportunity to compose the score for Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill, branding it the "biggest mistake" he's ever made.Tarantino approached Ulrich, explaining how he had choreographed the movie's...

Kat Von D Record An Album

Kat Von D is recording an album.The 'LA Ink' star - who recently split from her fiance Jesse James - has decided to make a career change and has begun laying down tracks in the...

Lars Ulrich Remembers Burton On Death Anniversary

Metallica star Lars Ulrich has paid tribute to the band's late bassist Cliff Burton to mark the 25th anniversary of his death.Burton joined the group in 1982 and played with the rockers until his death...

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