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Watch METALLICA Play Reimagined Version Of 'Disposable Heroes' During 'Live & Acoustic From HQ: Helping Hands Concert & Auction'

METALLICA played both unplugged and electric sets as part of its "Live & Acoustic From HQ: Helping Hands Concert & Auction", which was streamed live earlier today (Saturday, November 14) from the band's headquarters in San Rafael, California. The acoustic portion saw James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo perform stripped down versions ...

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LARS ULRICH Opens Up About JAMES HETFIELD's Return To Rehab, Says METALLICA Is 'In A Very Healthy Place' Right Now

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has opened up about what it was like seeing James Hetfield re-enter a treatment program to work on his recovery from alcohol addiction. The METALLICA frontman went back to rehab in September 2019, forcing the postponement of the band's tour of Australia and New Zealand. In a new interview with METALLICA's ...

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MARK TREMONTI Says METALLICA's 'Master Of Puppets' Is His Favorite Album Of All Time: 'Every Single Song Is A 10 Out Of 10'

In a new interview with Hakos Pervanidis of Greece's "TV War", ALTER BRIDGE guitarist Mark Tremonti was asked to pick his favorite albums of all time and talk about his childhood memories for each one of them. Speaking about SLAYER's 1986 masterpiece "Reign In Blood", Mark said (see video below): "That is my third favorite ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT On 'Black' Album: 'We Wanted To Come Up With A 'Back In Black', An LP Stacked With Singles'

In the latest issue of U.K.'s Uncut magazine, METALLICA's Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett discus the making of the band's multi-platinum self-titled 1991 album, also known as "The Black Album". Although METALLICA had scored their first radio and video airplay with their previous effort, 1988's "...And Justice For All", the black ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Looks Back On The Day METALLICA Fired DAVE MUSTAINE

In a brand new interview with MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn's "No Fuckin' Regrets With Robb Flynn" podcast, ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian recalled being present at METALLICA's rehearsal studios in Jamaica, Queens, New York in April 1983 shortly after the James Hetfield fronted-act fired Dave Mustaine just days before METALLICA began recording its debut album. ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Releases 2020 Version Of 'Am I Evil?'

Vital, venerated, and vintage, when DIAMOND HEAD first released "Lightning To The Nations" forty years ago in 1980, few could have predicted the importance it would carry — and establish — with regards to heavy metal's new wave and sound. Stacked and packed with riffs, "Lightning To The Nations" would be one of the prime ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Collaborates With Music Director EDWIN OUTWATER On Horror-Themed Instrumentals

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett has collaborated with music director Edwin Outwater on two horror-themed instrumentals that were supposed to be played with the Vancouver Symphony next month. Outwater previously worked with METALLICA and the 70-piece San Francisco Symphony on the chart-topping album "Metallica And San Francisco Symphony: S&M²". Speaking to the METALLICA fan-club magazine

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METALLICA's Blackened Whiskey Uses 'S&M2' Playlist For Batch 106

Sweet Amber Distilling Co. has announced the launch of Blackened American Whiskey's Batch 106 expression, which has been sonically enhanced to a METALLICA and San Francisco Symphony "S&M²" playlist. The "S&M²" live album, which was recorded in September 2019 during a two-night grand opening event at San Francisco's new Chase Center, recently debuted at No. ...

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Rockers React To Passing Of EDDIE VAN HALEN

Paul Stanley (KISS), Gene Simmons (KISS), David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE), Neal Schon (JOURNEY), Richie Faulkner (JUDAS PRIEST) and Flea (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) are among the rockers who have reacted on social media to the passing of Eddie Van Halen. The legendary VAN HALEN guitarist died earlier today (Tuesday, October 6) at the age of 65. ...

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KIRK HAMMETT Recalls Seeing METALLICA In Concert Before He Joined The Band: I Thought They Were 'Pretty Goddamn Good'

Gibson TV, the iconic, American-made guitar maker's first-ever, award-winning, worldwide online network, features original series from the world's best storytellers. Gibson TV has a trailer for the latest episode of "Icons", a longform interview series featuring some of the most iconic artists, producers and music business pioneers in the world. In the trailer for the ...

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PETE WAY Book By Photographer ROSS HALFIN Due In December

Ross Halfin and Rufus Publications have announced the publication of "Pete Way By Ross Halfin", a 240-page celebration of UFO's iconic bass player, containing classic and unseen images by music photographer Ross Halfin, and exclusive new interviews and with Phil Mogg (UFO), Andy Parker (UFO), Neil Carter (UFO), Ozzy Osbourne (BLACK SABBATH), Kirk Hammett (METALLICA), ...

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Watch METALLICA Perform National Anthem Before SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Vs. COLORADO ROCKIES Game

METALLICA's James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett virtually performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" before the September 23 baseball game featuring the San Francisco Giants and the Colorado Rockies. Video of their performance can be seen below. Wednesday's rendition of the U.S. national anthem marked the eighth consecutive season that METALLICA played the song before a Giants home ...

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SEPULTURA's ANDREAS KISSER Says Auditioning For METALLICA In 1992 Was One Of The Best Experiences Of His Life

In a recent interview with DEATH ANGEL's Ted Aguilar, SEPULTURA's Andreas Kisser once again recalled his experience auditioning for METALLICA as James Hetfleld's temporary replacement (on guitar only) while James recovered from being burned onstage back in 1992. He said: "What a privilege, man. Phil Rind from SACRED REICH, very good friends from [then-METALLICA bassist] ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: 'We Owe Everything To METALLICA'

David Ellefson says that MEGADETH and other thrash and extreme metal bands "owe everything to METALLICA." Dave Mustaine, who was the original lead guitarist of METALLICA, was dismissed from the band by drummer Lars Ulrich in 1983. He was replaced by Kirk Hammett and went on to form MEGADETH and achieve worldwide success on his ...

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KIRK HAMMETT Says METALLICA's Whiskey Is 'Totally Independent' Of JAMES HETFIELD's Battle With Alcoholism

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett has defended the band's decision to launch a whiskey, in spite of frontman James Hetfield's continuing battle with alcoholism. METALLICA announced its brand of whiskey in late 2018. Dubbed Blackened after a track on the group's 1988 album "...And Justice For All", the spirit is a blend of American bourbon, rye, ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH On Whom He Would Vote For In 2020 U.S. Presidential Election: 'Fans Out There Can Probably Put Two And Two Together'

METALLICA's Lars Ulrich has once clarified a comment he made in a 2016 interview, that he would consider moving back to his native Denmark if Trump were elected president. "I am a hundred percent Danish citizen. I pay taxes in the U.S.A., but I can't vote in America," Lars said at the time. "Yes, certainly ...

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How METALLICA's Quarantine Version Of 'Blackened' Came Together

On August 27, the four members of METALLICA joined SiriusXM's Jose Mangin for a virtual roundtable chat on Zoom to talk about everything from the "Metallica And San Francisco Symphony: S&M²" release and the drive-in event to welding tables and making jam. Speaking about how he and his bandmates overcame social distancing in May to ...

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