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APOCALYPTICA Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of 'Plays Metallica By Four Cellos' With Exclusive U.K. Shows

On May 10, 1996 Finnish rockers APOCALYPTICA released their epic debut, "Plays Metallica By Four Cellos". The instrumental cello-driven rock opus changed the landscape of heavy music for years to come. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the album, the group re-released a remastered version with three bonus tracks on July 22, 2016. Containing never-before-released ...

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METALLICA Plays Intimate Toronto Show For Charity (Video)

METALLICA played a special intimate club show this past Tuesday night (November 29) at the Opera House in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The band, which just released its tenth studio album, "Hardwired... To Self-Destruct", donated the proceeds of its show at the 950-person venue to the Daily Bread Food Bank. The quartet also asked its fans ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Defends 'Jimmy Fallon' Performance: 'You've Gotta Laugh At Yourselves'

METALLICA performed its classic song "Enter Sandman" using children's musical instruments during an appearance on the November 16 edition of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon". They were joined by the house band THE ROOTS and host Fallon. Speaking to Spotify's "Metal Talks", METALLICA frontman James Hetfield said about the "Fallon" performance: "The 'Jimmy Fallon' ...

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Video: ASKING ALEXANDRIA Performs In Corpus Christi

Fan-filmed video footage of ASKING ALEXANDRIA's November 27 perormance at Concrete Street Amphitheater in Corpus Christi, Texas can be seen below. ASKING ALEXANDRIA drummer James Cassells recently said that the band is planning on entering the studio next year with singer Danny Worsnop to begin work on new material as a follow-up to "The Black" ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD On 'Hardwired': I Wanted To Combine 'Kill 'Em All' And The Black Album

Bebe Contepomi of the Argentinian show "La Viola" recently conducted an interview with METALLICA frontman James Hetfield. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether METALLICA ever goes through previously unused ideas when writing a new album: James: "It's never old songs. Once an album is ...

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Hardwired… To Self-Destruct - METALLICA

The old-school thrashers have been mighty kind to us this year. 2016 has been a thirty-year throwback with fast and refined albums by MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, DESTRUCTION, SODOM, TESTAMENT and now METALLICA — with KREATOR and OVERKILL (two of the most reliable speedsters still playing today) coming 'round the bend with new joints. Though it appears ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE Has Music Written, May Become Active In 2017

According to The Pulse Of Radio, A PERFECT CIRCLE guitarist Billy Howerdel revealed at a live interview with singer Maynard James Keenan on Monday night (November 21) in Los Angeles that A PERFECT CIRCLE will tour next year and has been working on new songs. Keenan concurred, adding that the band will also perform at ...

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Ex-SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK: As One Chapter Closes, A Thousand New Doors Have Opened

Former SCORPIONS drummer James Kottak has thanked fans for their support after he was dismissed from the band during his well-publicized his battle with alcoholism. Back in September, SCORPIONS announced the addition of former MOTÖRHEAD member Mikkey Dee as a permanent replacement for Kottak, who was previously said to be on break while he sought ...

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Video Premiere: ENUFF Z'NUFF's 'Dog On A Bone'

"Dog On A Bone", the new video from ENUFF Z'NUFF, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Clowns Lounge", which will be released on December 2 via Frontiers Music Srl. "Clowns Lounge" is a collection of rarities and early demos that have been reworked and re-recorded by the band. ...

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Watch METALLICA Perform 'Hardwired' Songs In First-Ever BBC Session

METALLICA last week visited London, England's Maida Vale Studios to lay down their first-ever BBC session. The California thrash metal veterans delivered a five-song in-studio performance for BBC Radio 1's "Rock Show With Daniel P. Carter". The band performed the following tracks: * Atlas, Rise! * Moth Into Flame * Harvester Of Sorrow * Hardwired ...

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