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METALLICA's ROBERT TRUJILLO And KIRK HAMMETT: New 'Doodle' Videos Available

METALLICA has uploaded several videos spotlighting the so-called "doodles" from the band's recent shows in Tartu, Estonia; Copenhagen, Denmark; Hämeenlinna, Finland; Trondheim, Norway; and Moscow, Russia. Check them out below. "Doodle" is the fun and unusual feature METALLICA added to its shows on the band's last few tours: at each stop, guitarist Kirk Hammett and ...

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CELTIC FROST Frontman Slams METALLICA For Covering His Songs: 'They Butchered It, And It Was Humiliating'

Tom Gabriel Fischer has slammed METALLICA for performing a cover version of CELTIC FROST's "The Usurper", saying the San Francisco heavy metal giants "butchered it, and it was humiliating." Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett played "The Usurper" during METALLICA's May 10 concert at Letzigrund Stadion in Zurich, Switzerland. They also previously paid tribute to late ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Defends '...And Justice For All' Production: 'We Wanted The Best-Sounding Record We Could Make'

James Hetfield has defended the sound of METALLICA's "...And Justice For All" album, saying that he and his bandmates simply "wanted the best-sounding record" they could make. While "...And Justice For All" is considered one of METALLICA's classics, it has been criticized almost since the day it was released in 1988 for the lack of ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Turns 56 On Saturday

METALLICA singer/guitarist James Hetfield turns 56 years old on Saturday (August 3). Born in 1963 in Downey, California, James was the son of a truck driver named Virgil and a singer named Cynthia. Hetfield's parents were Christian Scientists and strongly disapproved of the use of any kind of medicine or medical treatments, even when Cynthia ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Says Metal And Horror Are Both 'Really Good At Capturing Dark Emotions'

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett recently spoke with the Canadian Broadcasting Centre (CBC) program "Q" about his exhibit of vintage horror film posters, "It's Alive!: Classic Horror And Sci-Fi Art From The Kirk Hammett Collection", which is currently on display at Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow ...

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KIRK HAMMETT, ROBERT TRUJILLO And WHITFIELD CRANE Perform Classic Covers At Special Ontario Concert (Video)

METALLICA members Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo, along with their good friends Whitfield Crane (UGLY KID JOE), Joey Castillo (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, ZAKK SABBATH) and Doc Coyle (BAD WOLVES, GOD FORBID), performed last night (Friday, July 26) at Cosmopolitan Music Hall at Cosmo Music in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. Dubbed THE WEDDING BAND, ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Composes Second Classical Piece

According to The Pulse Of Radio, METALLICA lead guitarist Kirk Hammett has just finished composing his second classical music piece in conjunction with his wife Lani. Hammett revealed the news at Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum on Tuesday (July 24), as part of an event launching "It's Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art From The Kirk ...

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METALLICA's ROBERT TRUJILLO, KIRK HAMMETT Cover EBBA GRÖN's 'Staten Och Kapitalet' In Gothenburg (Video)

Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett played a cover version of EBBA GRÖN's "Staten Och Kapitalet" during METALLICA's July 9 concert at Ullevi in Gothenburg, Sweden. Professionally filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. "Staten Och Kapitalet" was part of the fun and unusual feature METALLICA added to its shows on the band's ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Says He Doesn't Feel Like Doing SUPERJOINT Anymore, Wants KIRK WINDSTEIN For DOWN's 'Nola' Celebration

Philip Anselmo says that he wants Kirk Windstein involved in a hypothetical 25th-anniversary celebration of DOWN's classic debut album. A founding member of DOWN, Windstein left the band in 2013 in order to focus on CROWBAR and his family life. He was replaced by Bobby Landgraf, DOWN's former guitar tech who was previously in GAHDZILLA ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Gets Reimagined As Universal Monsters In New Funko POP! Line Of Figures

The popular vinyl collectible company Funko — best known for its big-headed Pop! figures — has reimagined METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett as two Universal Monsters: Frankenstein's Monster and The Creature From The Black Lagoon. The two limited figures, which are the first in the new "The Kirk Hammett Collection," will be made available starting July ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Diagnosed With Throat Cancer

Dave Mustaine has been diagnosed with throat cancer. The MEGADETH leader broke the news of his diagnosis earlier today via his social media. He wrote: "I've been diagnosed with throat cancer. It's clearly something to be respected and faced head on — but I've faced obstacles before. I'm working closely with my doctors, and we've ...

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Watch METALLICA Perform National Anthem At NBA Finals

METALLICA guitarists James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett performed the U.S. national anthem before tip-off earlier today (Wednesday, June 5) as the Golden State Warriors hosted the Toronto Raptors for Game 3 of the N.B.A. finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. The Canadian national anthem was performed by Tenille Arts. The game is being carried ...

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