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METALLICA Pays Tribute To BLACK SABBATH With 'War Pigs' Cover In Birmingham (Video)

Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo paid tribute to hometown legends BLACK SABBATH during METALLICA's concert last night (Monday, October 30) at the Genting Arena in Birmingham, England. Hammett and Trujillo covered "War Pigs" during their solo section and allowing the fans to sing in full support. Check out fan-filmed video footage below. METALLICA members Lars ...

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Ex-METALLICA Bassist JASON NEWSTED Calls THE CHOPHOUSE BAND 'A Fun, Joyful Vehicle To Get Our Ya-Ya's Out'

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted spoke to Florida's InJupiter magazine about his THE CHOPHOUSE BAND. Named after his four recording studio facilities around the U.S. and featuring a fluid roster of players, the group began in 1992 when Newsted founded The Chophouse Records Studio in San Francisco. Following the success of METALLICA's 1991 ...

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METALLICA Guitarist KIRK HAMMETT's KHDK ELECTRONICS To Release 'Ghoul Screamer Coffee'

Chicago-based coffee roasters Dark Matter Coffee have teamed up with KHDK ElectronicsMETALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett's boutique guitar pedal company — to release a limited collaboration coffee blend, celebrating Hammett's signature pedal. The beans are sourced from El Salvador and feature notes of apricot, praline, bourbon and mulling spice. The Dark Matter Coffee web ...

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METALLICA Collaborates With JUSTIN O'SHEA On New Line Of Merchandise

METALLICA has collaborated with Australian designer Justin O'Shea on a new line of merchandise. The San Francisco Bay Area metal giants first worked with O'Shea while he was creative director at Brioni, where he recruited James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo for the label's fall/winter 2016 campaign. O'Shea's latest partnership with METALLICA, ...

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Watch EXODUS Perform In Sacramento

Capital Chaos TV has uploaded video footage of EXODUS's October 6 performance at the Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California. Check it out below. Although it was originally reported that EXODUS would go into the studio in October to begin recording the new effort, it now appears that fans will have to wait ...

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LES CLAYPOOL Recalls His METALLICA Audition On LARS ULRICH's 'It's Electric!' Show (Video)

Lars Ulrich interviewed PRIMUS frontman Les Claypool on for the October 1 episode of "It's Electric!", the METALLICA drummer's online radio show on Apple Music's Beats 1. During the chat, Les talked about auditioning for the then-vacant bassist slot in METALLICA following the September 1986 death of the group's previous bassist, Cliff Burton. "I got ...

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METALLICA: 'WorldWired' Rig Rundown

METALLICA has uploaded a nineteen-minute video in which guitar techs Chad Zaemisch and Justin Crew walk us through James Hetfield's and Kirk Hammett's "WorldWired" tour guitar rigs. Check out the clip below. The European leg of METALLICA's "WorldWired" tour kicked off in Copenhagen, Denmark on September 2 and will run through November. After a break, ...

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Listen To Previously Unreleased Live Version Of METALLICA's 'For Whom The Bell Tolls' From Upcoming 'Master Of Puppets' Reissue

A previously unheard live recording of METALLICA performing its classic song "For Whom The Bell Tolls" can be streamed below. The track was recorded at Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia on August 3, 1986 and is taken from the upcoming reissue of METALLICA's seminal third album, "Master Of Puppets". The concert, which was part of ...

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Watch METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT And ROBERT TRUJILLO Perform Cover Of TRUST's 'Antisocial' In Paris

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo performed an instrumental cover of TRUST's "Antisocial" during their band's September 8 concert at AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France. You can watch fan-filmed video footage of their rendition below. ANTHRAX covered "Antisocial", using the alternate English lyrics, on their 1988 album "State Of Euphoria". Their version of ...

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Hang With JAMES HETFIELD And KIRK HAMMETT At METALLICA HQ As Part of ERNIE BALL's 'Hetfield + Hammett Experience'

Ernie Ball, the iconic maker of Slinky guitar strings and instrument accessories, has announced the launch of the "Hetfield + Hammett Experience", a partnership with longtime Ernie Ball artists and legendary guitarists James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett that will grant three lucky winners the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hang with the guitarists at METALLICA headquarters in ...

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24 Hours With METALLICA Drummer LARS ULRICH (Video)

On August 28, Denmark's TV2 aired a special called "24 Timer Med Lars Ulrich" ("24 Hours With Lars Ulrich"), featuring host Anders Breinholt spending a typical "day at the office" with METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich. The two travel to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada for the final show of the North American portion of the ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Falls On Stage At Amsterdam Concert, Narrowly Avoids Serious Injury (Video)

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield narrowly avoided serious injury earlier tonight (Monday, September 4) during the band's concert in The Netherlands. METALLICA was performing the sixth song of its set, "Now That We're Dead", at Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam when Hetfield apparently took a wrong step and fell into a small hole on the stage that ...

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JOE SATRIANI: New Paperback Edition Of 'Strange Beautiful Music' To Include Chapter On 'Shockwave Supernova'

Joe Satriani's "Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir", first released in May 2014, is now available in paperback for pre-orders, with the official release on November 7. The paperback version includes a new chapter focusing on Satriani's last album, "Shockwave Supernova". Read an excerpt from the new chapter here. Satriani and co-author, music ...

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