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Metallica to Perform at X Games Austin 2015

Formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield, Metallica has become one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, having sold 110 million albums worldwide and playing to millions of fans …
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Metallica To Celebrate Record Store Day With ‘No Life ‘Til Leather’ Limited Edition Cassette

In celebration of Record Store Day, on April 18th, Metallica will release No Life ’til Leather as a limited edition cassette. The seven tracks were recorded in 1982 in Tustin, CA by the band’s original lineup of James Hetfield: lead …
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Metallica Announce 10-Year Anniversary 2-Disc Blu-Ray Edition Of ‘Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster’ Out Nov 24

Metallica today announced they would release a ten-year anniversary 2-disc Blu-Ray of their long out of print, groundbreaking movie, METALLICA:  Some Kind of Monster on November 24, 2014. Originally released on July 9, 2004, METALLICA:  Some Kind of Monster follows the band …
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10 Tours To Look Forward To in 2014

It’s a new year, and with that comes a whole bunch of great tours to look forward to during the next twelve months. Veterans like Metallica, and Aerosmith will be on the road, as well as more current acts like Paramore and Halestorm. Since U2 will be coming out with a new album later this year, can we also assume a new tour is in the works? Wishful thinking, I know. Instead let’s take a look at some of the cool tours that have been confirmed for 2014 so far! Please let us…
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1991: Nirvana and Metallica Change Rock Forever

It’s generally held that 1967 was a landmark year for rock music. Jimi Hendrix’s Are You Experienced, Cream’s Disraeli Gears, The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – all of those albums were released that year and they all had an instant and jarring effect on music history, with particular impact on guitarists. A similar impact was felt around the world in 1991 with the release of several extremely influential albums – U2’s Achtung Baby, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Pearl Jam’s Ten, My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless, Primal Scream’s Screamadelica). Among this elite crop were a pair of very different but equally epoch-changing records: Nirvana’s Nevermind and Metallica’s self-titled album (often referred to…
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Guitar Talk with Metallica’s Kirk Hammett

When it comes to getting a great guitar tone, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett takes a no-frills approach: “It’s really very simple,” he tells Gibson.com. “I don’t have a bunch of parametric equalizers or anything like that. I’m just very simple.” It’s a method that’s golden. At this point in his career trajectory, Hammett is a true guitar icon. There isn’t a “Best of” list he hasn’t topped, and fans and critics alike recognize his talent and skillful approach to the art of guitar. With Metallica’s Orion Music + More festival set…
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Metallica Announces Lineup For 2nd Annual Orion Music + More Festival

Metallica, in conjunction with their friends C3 Presents, are pleased to announce the lineup for the 2013 Orion Music + More Festival, to be held at Belle Isle in Detroit, MI on June 8 and 9.   Headliners will include Metallica, …
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Top 10 Metallica Songs of All Time

Championing a mix of thrash and metal that carried speed, volume and might, Metallica entered the scene in the early-‘80s and quickly became one of the greatest heavy music acts of all time. Now with the “Quebec Magnetic” DVD on the horizon and talk of the band heading back into the studio to start recording a new studio album, it seems the perfect time to look back on Metallica’s catalog and highlight some of their greatest songs and riffs. In that spirit, we present the Top 10 Metallica Songs of All Time. Add your picks to the comments section below, metallers!
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Top 10 Metal Songs of All Time

Defining metal music is never easy, but for this all-time list, Gibson.com opted to leave bands like Led Zeppelin and Queen in the hard rock camp and concentrate on the heavier metal sounds – Iron Maiden, Sabbath, Metallica and the like. 10. “Breaking the Law,” Judas Priest. Written by Judas Priest’s holy trinity of Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing, “Breaking the Law” features one of the most famous opening riffs in metal, and music, history. Released as the lead single off of 1980’s beloved British Steel, the song is …
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Lou Reed and Metallica Team Up For One ‘Lulu’ Of An Album

In what is sure to be one of the most talked-about alliances of the year, New York king of avant-rock Lou Reed
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