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Metallica Wows The Crowd At England's Glastonbury Festival, Invites Hundreds Of Fans On Stage

June 29th, 2014 4:45pm EDT
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Heavy metal legends Metallica made their debut at England's Glastonbury Festival on Saturday night, and to cap off day two of the festival the band brought over 200 fans on stage with them to view the set firsthand.

Organizers of the event came under fire for inviting the band to the annual music festival, as critics contended that the band's music is much too heavy and had no place amongst the usual mainstream pop and rock acts.

All those voices were silenced the moment the band took the stage for their crowd-pleasing headlining set.

"Metallica is grateful to be invited to such an event...
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15 Greatest Songs By Metallica

April 1st, 2014 9:04pm EDT
15 Greatest Songs By Metallica
Metallica is a heavy metal band to last through the ages, but they are mostly known for their older music. Here, we will celebrate all of it -- the best of the best, even through an era where their hardcore fans abandoned them. In the defense of the fans, the band cut their hair and totally deserved it!

These songs, my friends, are the best that Metallica had to offer -- even including some songs after the "Black" album!

1. "Jump In The Fire"

Metallica was hard hitting with their album "Kill 'Em All". The entire album thrashes and is worth a listen. This is vintage heavy metal, f...
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10 Bands That Have Stood The Test Of Time

March 1st, 2014 10:00am EST
10 Bands That Have Stood The Test Of Time
Have you ever heard a song on the radio and thought "Well, these guys won't be around for long?" We've all been there (most of us thought that when we heard Justin Bieber's "Baby"), but this list is for those of us who heard a song or saw a music video and said, "Wow, now these guys/girls have something special."

To kick off our list, we will start with one of the best bands of the eighties. Def Leppard headed up the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal and steamrolled the United States with their first hit song here, "Bringin' On The Heartbreak". To followup their albums "On Through The Nig...
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Metallica's Kirk Hammett To Launch San Francisco Horror Festival

February 6th, 2014 2:21am EST
Kirk Hammett
Kirk Hammett has turned his collection of horror film memorabilia into the basis for a gory new festival.

The Metallica star will launch Fear FestEvil in San Francisco on Thursday after freaking fans out with his haul of movie props and costumes at Metallica's Orion Festival events.

The Kirk's Crypt exhibits became such a hit that he showed off his odd collection in the book Too Much Horror Business in 2012, and now he's teaming up with a few famous faces to scare up a storm at the Regency Ballroom over the weekend.

On display will be full-size figures of Frankenstein's Monster and Dracu...
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Lars Ulrich Pens Tribute To Hero Lou Reed

November 1st, 2013 10:43pm EDT
Lars Ulrich
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has penned a tribute to late Velvet Underground singer Lou Reed in this week's issue of Entertainment Weekly.

Ulrich worked with Reed on 2011 album "Lulu," a collaboration between the rock legend and the heavy metal legends, and counts the late singer as one of his biggest influences.

"I first met Lou in Copenhagen about ten years ago," Ulrich writes. "He was in Copenhagen at an amusement park called Tivoli, and I was there with my kids and my cousin or something like that, and we were literally like, 'Oh, hey look, there's Lou Reed.' So I went over and intro...
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Metallica Confirm Antarctica Concert

October 27th, 2013 4:41am EDT
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Metallica have confirmed reports suggesting they're heading off to Antarctica for a historic performance at the bottom of the world

The Enter Sandman band will perform near the heliport of the continent's Carlini Argentine Base on December 8th and fans from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico will sail in on a cruise ship as part of a Coca-Cola Zero contest. The cruise will set sail from Tierra del Fuego, the southernmost tip of South America, on December 3rd.

Announcing the news officially online, the rockers write, "After 30 years as a band, we have been unbelievably for...
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Metallica's 3D Film To Debut On IMAX Next Fall

April 25th, 2013 8:27am EDT
Metallica
Metallica's upcoming movie will be released next fall. The band's upcoming 3D film, "Metallica Through The Never" will hit IMAX theaters first (Sept. 27) before being released in traditional theaters.

The film centers on a crew member (Dane DeHaan), who "is sent out on a mission during Metallica's roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena." The film follows two story lines, DeHaan's scripted narrative along with the band's concert, which intertwine.

The group issued the following statement about the film: "If you've been following along, you know that we're pretty damn excited about t...
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Metallica Regains Control Of Catalogue, Launches New Record Label

December 2nd, 2012 2:19pm EST
Metallica
Metallica have regained control of their impressive back catalogue after striking a deal with bosses at Warner Music Group.

The Nothing Else Matters hit-makers renegotiated their contract with the record label so the band could own all its tunes and long-form videos as of Friday.

James Hetfield says, "We would like to thank everyone at the Warner Music Group for 28 years of a fantastic relationship, particularly since 1994 where we truly felt we had partners in every aspect of our business in North America."

The group's recordings will now have a home at its new label, Blackened Record...
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Metallica Pays Tribute To Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong At Voodoo Fest

October 29th, 2012 12:31pm EDT
Metallica
Metallica dedicated a song to embattled Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong during their headlining set at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience festival on Saturday after stepping in as last-minute replacements for the 21 Guns hitmakers.

Green Day were forced to pull out of the New Orleans, Louisiana event last month after Armstrong checked into rehab to address substance abuse issues following an onstage breakdown at the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas.

Metallica were called in to fill the slot and they delivered a high-energy two hour set, opening with Hit the Lights and Mast...
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Metallica Announces $5 Charity Concert In Canada

August 25th, 2012 6:25pm EDT
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Metallica fans will be given the chance to see the band for just $5 at a concert which will be filmed for an upcoming 3D movie.

The Enter Sandman hit-makers have been filming a number of shows recently to provide footage for the project, and tickets for their upcoming performance in Vancouver, Canada on Monday will be given away for a fraction of the usual price to fans who want to get involved.

The show at the city's Rogers Arena will feature numerous breaks to allow the production crew time to set up cameras and the money raised will go to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

A statemen...
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Metallica's James Hetfield Creates Line Of Sunglasses

July 2nd, 2012 8:18pm EDT
James Hetfield
Metallica frontman James Hetfield has launched his own sunglasses line just in time for summer.

The heavy rocker teamed up with eyewear stylists at Sutro to create his limited-edition sunglasses frame, simply called Hetfield.

The "Enter Sandman" singer says, "They are built to look faster than a speeding riff and to handle the life of a road dog like me."
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Metallica's Lars Ulrich Touched By Disabled Fan's Documentary

June 8th, 2012 9:05pm EDT
Lars Ulrich
Lars Ulrich has heaped praise on a disabled fan who made a movie about his attempts to meet Metallica, calling the documentary "deeply moving".

Rock devotee Tom Spicer - who suffers from Fragile X syndrome, a condition which causes intellectual disabilities - teamed up with his journalist sister Kate to track down the metal band for the chance to talk to his favorite member, Ulrich.

The siblings recorded their efforts for poignant new film Mission To Lars, which the drummer has hailed as "a great testament to the importance of music."

He says, "I thought the film was deeply moving. Mee...
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Lars Ulrich: 'I Didn't Ask Hulk Hogan To Be A Member Of Metallica'

April 12th, 2012 7:59am EDT
Metallica
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has no recollection of asking the wrestling icon Hulk Hogan to join the band, dismissing remarks the fighter made in January.

Hogan told The Sun newspaper that Ulrich had once asked him to play bass for the rockers, but claimed the idea "didn't work out."

However, Ulrich insists he can't remember making the offer to the ring legend, telling shock jock Howard Stern, "I'm blessed or cursed, depending on how you look at it, with having more or less a photographic memory for pretty much anything that I've been a part of (and) when that one (story) showed up... ...
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Metallica Launching Two Day Music Festival

February 8th, 2012 8:40am EST
Metallica
Rockers Metallica have launched their own music festival.

The Orion Music + More event will be staged at Bader Field in New Jersey on June 23rd - 24th and the band will headline.

A post on the Metallica website reads, "After many years of playing at legendary festivals around the world including Reading, Roskilde, Werchter, Rock Im Ring, Rock In Rio, Lollapalooza and countless others, we're hoping to spread the good times and diverse musical feel here in the States..."

Drummer Lars Ulrich adds, "We've had the idea of doing our own lifestyle festival with lots of diverse music and fun ...
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Alice Cooper To Ring In 2012 With Weird Al & Michael McDonald In Hawaii

December 31st, 2011 5:30pm EST
Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper will ring in 2012 in Hawaii with the oddest band of the year - he'll be joined onstage by 'Weird Al' Yankovic and Michael McDonald as part of a charity show.

According to The Maui News, Cooper and his band will perform at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on New Year's Eve - and Yankovic and former Doobie Brothers star McDonald will be among the guests.

Funnyman Tom Arnold will reportedly host the odd concert, which will benefit Maui charities.

It will be the second year the "School's Out" rocker Cooper has ushered in the New Year in Hawaii - last year, he performed the...
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Metallica's James Hetfield Lashes Out At Uruguayan Paparazzi

December 28th, 2011 2:24pm EST
James Hetfield
Metallica frontman James Hetfield hit out at members of the paparazzi in Uruguay over Christmas, allegedly hurling stones at the snappers after they failed to leave his vacationing family alone.

The rocker was taking a break with his wife Francesca and their kids in the Punta Del Este region of the country when he reportedly lost his temper with local photographers tailing him as he took a moped ride with his 11-year-old son Castor.

Hopping off the vehicle to confront the paparazzi, he exchanged words with the snappers and then appeared to pick up pieces of gravel and started throwing i...
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Adele Scores Another Major Album Poll Win

December 16th, 2011 8:12am EST
Adele
Adele's hit album 21 has been crowned Entertainment Weekly's top album of 2011.

The release has already topped a string of important magazine countdowns and now the Brit can add another major end-of-year accolade to her list.

The album beat Fleet Foxes' Helplessness Blues and Lykke Li's Wounded, while Nicki Minaj's Super Bass was named Best Single ahead of summer anthem Pumped Up Kicks by Foster The People.

Lou Reed's collaborative album with Metallica, Lulu, was named the Worst Album of 2011 and Kim Kardashian's Jam (Turn it Up) picked up the Worst Single dishonor.
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Rihanna Named Facebook.com's Most-Liked Star Of 2011

December 14th, 2011 8:22am EST
Rihanna
Rihanna has beaten Bob Marley to the top of Facebook.com's most liked list in 2011.

The Umbrella singer was the most sought after celebrity on the social networking site, while We Found Love, her collaboration with DJ Calvin Harris, was the most listened to song on the website.

Marley was second on the most-liked list and Avril Lavigne has come in third.

Also making the top 10: David Guetta, Enrique Iglesias, Usher, Lady Gaga, Metallica, Green Day and the Black Eyed Peas.
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Ozzy Osbourne Lands His Own Radio Show

November 21st, 2011 2:29pm EST
Ozzy Osbourne
Rocker Ozzy Osbourne has landed his own radio show.

The star will host new SiriusXM program Ozzy's Boneyard when it launches later this year.

Osbourne will showcase tracks from his favorite artists, among them Metallica, Van Halen and AC/DC, share some of his own career highlights and personal stories, and also feature special broadcasts with his wife Sharon and their children, Jack and Kelly Osbourne.

He says, "After everything I've been through in my career I never imagined I'd end up with my own radio channel on SiriusXM. This is f**king amazing! Does this mean I can play whatever ...
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Lou Reed Received Death Threats From Metallica Fans Over 'Lulu'

November 3rd, 2011 8:38am EDT
Lou Reed
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 of the band's devotees are unhappy about the record and have sent him reams of unpleasant messages.

He tells USA Today, "(They) are threatening to shoot me, and that's only because I showed up. They haven't even heard the record yet, and they're recommending various forms of torture and death."

However, the Perfect Day hit-maker is not letting the threats upset him, addin...
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Metallica Apologizes For Canceling India Concert

October 30th, 2011 10:02pm EDT
Metallica
Metallica have reached out to fans in India after their concert debut in the country was scrapped, insisting they are "deeply disappointed" with the cancellation.

The band was set to headline the F1 Rocks concert in Uttar Pradesh on Friday but organizers at event management company, the DNA Entertainment Network, postponed the gig until Saturday due to "technical problems."

However, they failed to secure the necessary permit for Metallica's concert on Saturday and were forced to scrap the show altogether - and the band is devastated to have disappointed their fans, who ran riot at the Lei...
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Metallica Concert Organizers Arrested

October 30th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
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organizers of a scrapped Metallica show in India have reportedly been arrested over allegations they oversold tickets to the gig.

The rock group called off a planned concert at the Leisure Valley Park in Gurgaon on Friday, putting the cancellation down to "technical problems" and safety concerns after fans pushed through a barricade.

Reports have now emerged suggesting four of the organizers behind the show, including Rajesh Chandwani, operational head of event management company the DNA Entertainment Network, have been detained by police on suspicion of breach of trust, according to Ndtv...
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Indian Fans Riot Over Metallica Concert Postponement

October 28th, 2011 2:30pm EDT
Metallica
Disappointed Metallica fans ran rioted in India on Friday after the heavy rockers postponed their first-ever concert in the country due to "technical problems".

The band was set to headline the F1 Rocks concert in Uttar Pradesh and devotees began lining up outside the Leisure Valley venue hours before showtime to ensure a good view of their idols.

But they were left devastated when organizers announced the gig had to be postponed until Saturday - prompting fans to push past barriers and rush the stage to tear up posters promoting the event, reports IBNLive.com.

Metallica will now perf...
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Metallica To Headline Indian Formula One Concert

September 20th, 2011 9:45pm EDT
Metallica
Metallica are to play their first show in India.

The heavy rockers will headline the upcoming F1 Rocks concert in Uttar Pradesh on October 28 - two days before the inaugural Indian Formula One Grand Prix.

More than 30,000 fans are expected to pack into the Leisure Valley venue for the show and Metallica can't wait for the gig.

A statement from the band reads, "We're so excited to be playing a show in a place we never thought in our wildest dreams we'd get to play."

Previous F1 Rocks concerts in Brazil and Italy have been headlined by Eminem and Jamiroquai, respectively.
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Slipknot To Stream Sonisphere Performance

July 8th, 2011 1:28pm EDT
Slipknot
Rockers Slipknot will share their upcoming set at Britain's Sonisphere festival with fans all over the world by streaming the gig over the internet.

The band will take to the stage at the rock event at England's Knebworth House on Sunday and the gig will mark the band's first U.K. show since the death of bassist Paul Gray last year.

They have asked fans to observe a two-minute silence prior to their set in memory of the late rocker, and they have now revealed they will be streaming their performance live on the internet so fans across the globe can see the show.

A statement from the b...
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Metallica Record Album With Lou Reed

June 16th, 2011 11:32am EDT
Metallica
Heavy rockers Metallica have recorded an album with music veteran Lou Reed.

The band performed with the Perfect Day hit-maker during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th anniversary concerts in New York City in 2009, and the collaboration prompted them to start planning a project together.

The rockers have now confirmed they have spent the last few months working with Reed at their studio in San Francisco, California and they completed recording a 10-track album with the former Velvet Underground star last week.

A statement from Metallic reads, "We have just completed recording a full-...
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Moby: 'Rock Stars Are A Pain In The Ass'

April 6th, 2011 9:18am EDT
Moby
Moby has ruled out any more big name collaborations, insisting he can no longer tolerate the "arrogance" of superstars.

The hitmaker has recorded tracks with a whole host of A-list artists but admits he's fed up dealing with egos and entourages and would rather make music with his friends.

He tells OK! TV, "I've worked with all sorts of random people - everybody from Metallica to Britney Spears to Ozzy Osbourne to Michael Jackson to the Beastie Boys. I've got a really strange CV. It's interesting - I work with a lot of these disparate, different people to learn what it's like to work with...
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Lars Ulrich Sued By Former Assistant

February 10th, 2011 8:13am EST
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Metallica star Lars Ulrich has been hit with a lawsuit from his former personal assistant, alleging he failed to pay overtime.

Steven Wiig has filed papers in Marin Superior Court, California claiming he worked up to 70 hours a week while Ulrich was at home and up to 80 hours a week while the band was on tour.

He alleged he worked from 2001 until 2009 taking on duties including chauffeuring, managing the star's art collection, arranged scheduling and performing numerous errands on request, for which he received $45,000 a year, as well as an oral agreement for annual bonuses.

Wiig claim...
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Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth & Anthrax Regrouping For Coachella

January 26th, 2011 1:20am EST
Metallica
Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax are teaming up again for one U.S. Big Four date on the site of the Coachella Festival.

The heavy metal groups will come together on April 23 for an outdoor supergig at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.

The four acts first banded together last year for seven acclaimed shows across Europe.

No other North American dates are scheduled as WENN goes to press.

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2010 Year In Entertainment Review: April

January 1st, 2011 3:00pm EST
Bret Michaels
The eruption of a volcano in Iceland at the end of March meant the following month was dogged by stories of stranded stars as a giant ash cloud swept over northern Europe and closed airports across the continent.

California's Coachella festival was under threat as a number of acts canceled their slots when they were unable to fly out to the U.S.

Several movie premieres were also affected in the chaos - the "Iron Man 2" red carpet event in London was moved to Los Angeles when stars including Robert Downey, Jr. were unable to jet to Britain. Miley Cyrus also scrapped plans to unveil her fil...
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