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METALLICA Performs 'Confusion' Song Live For First Time (Video)

METALLICA played the song "Confusion" live for the first time on January 18 at LeSports Center in Beijing, China. Official footage of the performance can be seen below. METALLICA's official video for "Confusion" was directed by Claire Marie Vogel. The clip, in which one soldier's civilian life blurs into a battlefield, cuts back and forth ...

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Deluxe Edition Of 'Singles' Soundtrack To Include Previously Unreleased Recordings By CHRIS CORNELL, MIKE MCCREADY

Epic Soundtrax and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Cameron Crowe's groundbreaking romantic comedy "Singles" with the release of a newly expanded and remastered edition of the "Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Deluxe Edition" album on Friday, May 19. The newly expanded "Singles: Original Motion ...

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DREAM THEATER, NIGHTWISH, EPICA, BLIND GUARDIAN Singers Guest On New AYREON Album 'The Source'

"The Source" is an exciting new chapter in the AYREON saga, with contributions from renowned vocalists like James LaBrie (DREAM THEATER), Simone Simons (EPICA), Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH), Hansi Kürsch (BLIND GUARDIAN), Tobias Sammet (EDGUY, AVANTASIA), and Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X). "The Source" will be released on April 28 through AYREON's new label Mascot Label Group/Music ...

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METALLICA Frontman Says It Was 'A Mistake' To Make Fans Wait Eight Years For 'Hardwired… To Self-Destruct'

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield has admitted that making fans wait eight years for the band's latest album was "a mistake." Last year's "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct" marked METALLICA's first release since their 2011 collaboration with Lou Reed, "Lulu", and their first album of new, original material since 2008's "Death Magnetic". In the meantime, METALLICA toured the ...

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METALLICA Bassist: 'The Really Great Drummers Have Mad Respect' For LARS ULRICH

METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo has defended Lars Ulrich against online criticism of the the Danish skinsman's technical ability, saying that "the really great drummers have mad respect" for his bandmate's "unique style of playing." Ulrich has been the butt of jokes for more than two decades after his drumming patterns were simplified, seemingly in response ...

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DANNY WORSNOP Says It's 'Good To Be Back' With ASKING ALEXANDRIA, But Insists His Solo Work Is His 'Number One'

Metal Wani's Barrett Stephens recently conducted an interview with ASKING ALEXANDRIA frontman Danny Worsnop. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how his return to ASKING ALEXANDRIA for last fall's "10 Years In The Black" tour was received by the fans: ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Slams TRUMP, Urges Americans To 'Reject The Lies From The People In The New Administraton'

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hamett has issued his strongest condemnation yet of Donald Trump, comparing the new president's inaugural address to the speeches that were made in Germany under Adolf Hitler's rule and urging the American people to "reject the lies from the people in the new administraton." After Trump — one of the most polarizing ...

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DIO DISCIPLES Perform At 'Hall Of Heavy Metal History' (Video)

DIO DISCIPLES — the project featuring former DIO members Simon Wright (drums), Craig Goldy (guitar) and Scott Warren (keyboards) alongside vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and bassist Bjorn Englen (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) — performed at the Hall Of Heavy Metal History all-star induction ceremony on Wednesday, January 18 at the Anaheim ...

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Video Premiere: THUNDER's 'No One Gets Out Alive'

THUNDER will release a brand new studio album, "Rip It Up", on February 10, through earMUSIC. The disc, the band's eleventh, features eleven brand new songs recorded in 2016, and is proof positive that this is a band that exists only to push itself and aim higher. Following on from the Top Ten success enjoyed ...

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METALLICA Producer GREG FIDELMAN Discusses Making Of 'Hardwired… To Self-Destruct' (Audio)

Producer Greg Fidelman recently spoke to Soundworks Collection about his work on METALLICA's latest album, "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct". You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he met METALLICA: Greg: "[I met] METALLICA on the 'Death Magnetic' project. I'd been engineering a ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Narrates Documentary About Impact Of Pornography Addiction

METALLICA's James Hetfield has narrated a new documentary which takes a sobering look at the impact pornography addiction is having on the individual and on cultures around the world. "Addicted To Porn: Chasing The Cardboard Butterfly" is the fifth feature-length film, and fourth documentary, from writer-director Justin Hunt, who previously interviewed Hetfield for his award-winning ...

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'Things Look Good' For SMASHING PUMPKINS Reunion

According to The Pulse Of Radio, SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman and sole founding member Billy Corgan told Chicago radio station WLUP that a reunion of the band's original lineup seems more and more likely. Corgan revealed: "I just talked to guitarist James Iha the other day, things look good for us getting together to play. We're ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Footage Of 'Halo On Fire' Live Debut

METALLICA performed the song "Halo On Fire" live for the first time during the band's concert on Wednesday, January 11 at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea. Check out professionally filmed video footage below. "Halo On Fire" is taken from METALLICA's latest album, "Hardwired... To Self-Destruct", which came out in November. METALLICA frontman James ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Footage Of 'Now That We're Dead' Live Debut

METALLICA performed the song "Now That We're Dead" live for the first time during the band's concert on Wednesday, January 11 at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea. Check out professionally filmed video footage below. METALLICA's setlist for the show was as follows: 01. Hardwired 02. Atlas, Rise! 03. Sad But True 04. Wherever ...

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METALLICA Guitarist On 'Hardwired' Album: 'We Reached Backwards In The Intentions Of Creating Something New'

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett was interviewed by Germany's Radio 21 last November during the promotional tour for the band's new album, "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct". You can now watch the chat below. Asked if he thinks "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct" is one of the best albums METALLICA has ever made, Hammett said: "I always think that our ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Guitarist On Late Drummer JAMES 'THE REV' SULLIVAN: 'He Makes Me Smile Every Day'

AVENGED SEVENFOLD guitarist Synyster Gates says that he still misses James "The Rev" Sullivan more than seven years after the drummer's tragic death. Sullivan died on December 28, 2009 from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs and alcohol, Orange County Deputy Coroner Mitchell Sigal told Rolling Stone at the time. Toxicology reports indicated that Sullivan ...

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