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METALLICA Members Discuss Early 'Awkward' Years In Trailer For New Band Documentary

James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Lars Ulrich take a look back at METALLICA's formative period in a four-part Spotify series titled "Landmark – Metallica: The Early Years". The documentary, a first for Spotify, debuts August 18, with all four parts receiving their premiere simultaneously. "Landmark – Metallica: The Early Years" is divided into chapters titled ...

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Read KIRK HAMMETT's Foreword To 'German Metal Machine: Scorpions In The '70s' Book

Few rock bands were as successful as the SCORPIONS by the mid-eighties — headlining arenas/stadiums worldwide, scoring two mega-selling albums (the platinum-certified "Blackout" and the triple-platinum-certified "Love At First Sting") and two hit singles/videos ("No One Like You" and "Rock You Like a Hurricane"). But what quite a few newcomers to the band didn't realize ...

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CROWBAR Rejoined By Bassist TODD 'SEXY T' STRANGE

New Orleans sludge metal veterans CROWBAR have been rejoined by their founding bassist Todd "Sexy T" Strange. Strange makes his return to the group sixteen years after his initial departure from CROWBAR. CROWBAR posted an image of Strange on the band's official Facebook page, along with the caption: "Welcome back, my friend." The group announced ...

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CROWBAR Parts Ways With Bassist JEFF GOLDEN

New Orleans sludge metal veterans CROWBAR have parted ways with their bassist of less than three years, Jeff Golden. CROWBAR frontman Kirk Windstein explained: "Being in a band is like being in a relationship and things don't always work out. "We want to thank Jeff for his dedication and loyalty and we sincerely wish him ...

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Video: METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Sings Happy Birthday To WILLIE MAYS During Fourth Annual 'Metallica Night'

METALLICA guitarist James Hetfield sang happy birthday to San Francisco Giants legend Willie Mays during San Francisco Giants' fourth annual "Metallica Night", which was held Friday, May 6 at AT&T Park in San Francisco as the Giants took the field against the Colorado Rockies. Hetfield sang from the top of the dugout, while METALLICA bassist ...

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Video: IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON Addresses Chinese Concert 'Rules' During Shanghai Performance

British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN played their second-ever concert in China on Tuesday, April 26 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai. The show followed MAIDEN's appearance two days earlier at Beijing LeSports Center, where the band was forced to make several minor changes in its performance — presumably at the reqest of China's Ministry ...

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KIRK WINDSTEIN: New CROWBAR Album Will Be 'Every Bit As Angry' And 'Heavy' As Band's Early Records

Monkeygoose Magazine recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein of New Orleans sludge metal veterans CROWBAR. You can now watch the chat in three parts below. Speaking about the progress of the recording sessions for CROWBAR's follow-up to 2014's "Symmetry In Black" album, Kirk said: "This tour is kind of a… We literally — ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Shares Early Record Store Memories (Video)

Video footage of METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett sharing some of his early record store memories can be seen below. METALLICA has been announced as the 2016 ambassadors for Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent music retailers and record store culture that is set this year for Saturday, April 16. Ulrich said: "Independent record ...

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