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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Featured In HOWLIN' WOLF Documentary

THE ROLLING STONES bassist Bill Wyman said that if he could only choose one musician to listen to, "without question it would be Howlin' Wolf." And the man who first recorded Elvis Presley and other early rock and roll legends, Sam Phillips, said about Wolf's sound, "You couldn't buy that…anywhere in the world!" Both Wyman ...

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KIRK HAMMETT Reacts To Eleven Off-Beat METALLICA Covers (Video)

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett recently sat down with Mexico's Luisito Rey to view and rate several off-beat METALLICA covers that have been making the rounds on YouTube the past few years. The clip starts off with Hammett watching Rob Scallon's popular banjo cover of "Master Of Puppets", which has been viewed nearly two and a ...

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KIRK HAMMETT: METALLICA Wanted To Recapture 'Kill 'Em All' Attitude On 'Hardwired' Album

Joanna of Mexico's RMX radio recently conducted an interview with METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about METALLICA's mindset going into the songwriting process for the band's new album, "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct", Hammett said: "I think going into this, the attitude was that we were gonna make something that ...

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Video Premiere: GOJIRA's 'The Cell'

"The Cell", the new video from French progressive metallers GOJIRA, can be seen below. The clip, directed by Drew Cox, sees GOJIRA delivering a pummelling and dynamic performance captured by a thermal-imaging camera. GOJIRA was nominated in two categories at this year's Grammy Awards: "Best Metal Performance" for the song "Silvera", and "Best Rock Album" ...

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ANTHRAX Drummer: 'I Find The Lack Of Really Good Records Nowadays Disturbing'

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante was recently interviewed by U.K.'s "Mike James Rock Show". You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the 2010-2011 tour featuring the so-called "Big Four" of 1980s thrash metal: METALLICA, ANTHRAX, SLAYER and MEGADETH: Charlie: "That was awesome. I read something yesterday Kirk ...

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A Day At The GRAMMY AWARDS With GOJIRA: French TV Report

On February 12, French daily current affairs show "Quotidien", which is broadcast on the TMC channel (part of prominent media group TF1), spent a day with GOJIRA when the band was in Los Angeles to attend this year's Grammy Awards. The group was nominated in two categories at the event: "Best Metal Performance" for the ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE Says He 'Didn't Notice' METALLICA Song Was Being Played As He Accepted GRAMMY Award

When MEGADETH was honored with its first-ever Grammy last Sunday night (February 12), the band's walk up to the stage was inexplicably accompanied by the sound of the house ensemble playing the song "Master Of Puppets" from MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine's former band METALLICA. Mustaine was fired from METALLICA in 1983 — some three years ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Is Selling His 1968 Jaguar XKE Car

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett is selling his 1968 Jaguar XKE Series 1.5 2+2. All sales inquiries are being handled exclusively by the Beverly Hills Car Club, the world's largest broker of European classic cars. "Kirk is a living legend in the music industry," says Alex Manos, owner of Beverly Hills Car Club. "This car embodies ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist Defends METALLICA's LADY GAGA Collaboration

TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick has defended METALLICA's performance with Lady Gaga at this year's Grammy Awards, explaining that "it absolutely makes sense they'd collaborate." METALLICA's appearance with the pop superstar at the 59th annual event in Los Angeles Sunday night (February 12) turned into something of a disaster when the Grammy sound crew did not ...

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Rumor: METALLICA To Tour U.S. With AVENGED SEVENFOLD, VOLBEAT

METALLICA is rumored to be planning a U.S. stadium tour this summer, with support from AVENGED SEVENFOLD and VOLBEAT. The trek, which will consist of at least twenty shows, is expected to be officially announced later this month. METALLICA has not done a full-length U.S. tour in more than seven years, but lead guitarist Kirk ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT: 'One Of My Main Goals As A Musician Is To Have My Own Sound'

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett was interviewed on the December 19 edition of "Whiplash", the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie. You can now listen to the chat using the widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On preventing his creative enthusiasm from getting overwhelmed by sorting through the sheer volume ...

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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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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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Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of METALLICA Performing With Chinese Concert Pianist LANG LANG In Beijing

METALLICA was joined by Lang Lang during the band's January 18 concert at LeSports Center in Beijing. As expected, the Chinese concert pianist played METALLICA's classic song "One" from the "…And Justice For All" album. Professionally filmed video footage of Lang Lang's appearance can be seen below. METALLICA previously performed the track with Lang Lang ...

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