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Watch METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Join UFO On Stage In Hollywood

METALLICA's Kirk Hammett joined UFO on stage last night (Saturday, October 12) at the Megacruise pre-cruise party at the Avalon in Hollywood, California to perform two songs: "Doctor Doctor" and "Shoot Shoot". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below (courtesy of Joel Steele and Alex Vigil). In an interview with Guitar World ...

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JASON NEWSTED Takes Credit For 'The Stabilization' Of METALLICA

Jason Newsted says that he "would like to take some credit" for the "stabilization" of METALLICA after the passing of Cliff Burton. Burton played on METALLICA's first three studio albums — "Kill 'Em All", "Ride The Lightning" and "Master Of Puppets" — and co-wrote classic songs like "Ride The Lightning", "For Whom The Bell Tolls", ...

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Former METALLICA Bassist JASON NEWSTED And His CHOPHOUSE BAND Play First Fully Electric Set At 'J-Town Jam' In Florida (Video)

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted and his CHOPHOUSE BAND played a fully electric setlist for the first time this past Saturday, October 5 as the headliners of the inaugural J-Town Jam, a musical benefit concert supporting Little Smiles and Little Kids Rock. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. Named after Jason's ...

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Former METALLICA Bassist JASON NEWSTED And His CHOPHOUSE BAND To Play First Fully Electric Set At 'J-Town Jam' In Florida

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted and his CHOPHOUSE BAND will play a fully electric setlist for the first time this Saturday, October 5 as the headliners of the inaugural J-Town Jam, a musical benefit concert supporting Little Smiles and Little Kids Rock. This special event will rock Downtown Abacoa Ampitheatre in Abacoa, Florida, starting at ...

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PRESIDENT TRUMP Walks Out To METALLICA's 'Enter Sandman" At MARIANO RIVERA's 'Medal Of Freedom' Ceremony

METALLICA's "Enter Sandman" blared over the White House speakers on Monday (September 16) as Mariano Rivera entered the ceremony where President Donald Trump awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. METALLICA's smash hit song — which the longtime Yankees closer used as his walk-on music when he came on to ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of KIRK HAMMETT, ROBERT TRUJILLO And WHITFIELD CRANE Covering BLACK SABBATH's 'War Pigs'

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 on July 26 at Cosmopolitan Music Hall at Cosmo Music in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. Dubbed THE WEDDING BAND, they played ...

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STAIND's MIKE MUSHOK Says JASON NEWSTED Shut Down NEWSTED Project Because 'It Cost Him A Ton'

STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok says that Jason Newsted shut down the NEWSTED band because it "cost him a ton" to keep the project alive. Back in February 2014, Newsted canceled an appearance at Australia's Soundwave festival with NEWSTED, citing "private and personal circumstances." The cancelation followed more than a year of intense touring and promotional ...

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KIRK HAMMETT Says Country Star LORETTA LYNN 'Was So Tickled' By METALLICA's Live 'Doodle' Of Her Song

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett recently spoke with Neil Shukla, Paul Luis and Mark Hebert of the Toronto musical instrument superstore Cosmo Music. The five-part "Rockstars In Cars" interview can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow. On classical music: Kirk: "I am consumed by classical music — totally consumed by a bunch of different classical ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Says He Would 'Absolutely' Love To Direct Or Produce A Horror Movie

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett recently discussed his love of horror films with Neil Shukla, Paul Luis and Mark Hebert of the Toronto musical instrument superstore Cosmo Music. The five-part "Rockstars In Cars" interview can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow. On the classic horror movies he'd most recommend: Kirk: "The first 'Frankenstein' movie is ...

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UGLY KID JOE Vocalist WHITFIELD CRANE To Record Solo Album After Upcoming U.K. Tour

UGLY KID JOE vocalist Whitfield Crane recently spoke with Australia's Silver Tiger Media. The full conversation can be streamed at this location. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On ORCHESTRA OF DOOM, his symphonic tribute to BLACK SABBATH: Crane: "A 35-piece orchestra, all analog, no Marshall stacks... it's a cross-pollination that ...

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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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