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METALLICA Frontman Says 'Life Things' Kept KIRK HAMMETT From Being Involved In 'Hardwired' Writing Sessions

In a brand new interview with the U.K. radio station Planet Rock, METALLICA frontman James Hetfield spoke about guitarist Kirk Hammett's lack of songwriting contributions to the band's new album, "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct". Asked if it's true that Hammett lost his phone with hundreds of riff ideas for the follow-up to 2008's "Death Magnetic" record, ...

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METALLICA Bassist Addresses KIRK HAMMETT's Lack Of Songwriting Contributions To 'Hardwired' Album

France's Metal XS recently conducted an interview with METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett's lack of songwriting contributions to the band's new album, "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct": Robert: "Well, you know, any band that you have, ...

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The Serpent Only Lies - CROWBAR

CROWBAR fans have been rejoicing with the recent return of original bassist Todd Strange following a 17-year hiatus. During this time, he focused on domestic life. The timing couldn't be more fitting since "The Serpent Only Lies", the band's eleventh full-length, is more than just a little bit reminiscent of its classic early material. The ...

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KIRK HAMMETT On TRUMP Presidency: 'As Long As Human Beings Are Still Standing, I Think There's Still Hope'

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett has once again weighed in on underdog Donald Trump's stunning upset of Hillary Clinton in the U.S. presidential election, saying that there is "very little" honesty and integrity in American politics right now. Trump shocked the political establishment and the world by becoming the 45th president in one of the biggest ...

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METALLICA 'Hardwired' Cover Creator Says CROWBAR Similarities Are Coincidental

Dimitri Scheblanov of Herring & Herring, one of the creative directors and photographers of METALLICA's "Hardwired... To Self-Destruct" album, has denied drawing influence from the cover of CROWBAR's 1998 classic "Odd Fellows Rest" for the design of METALLICA's disc. While both covers feature four band dudes with their images superimposed into one hydra-like face, with ...

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METALLICA Frontman Says KIRK HAMMETT's 'Riffs Weren't There' During 'Hardwired' Songwriting Process

James Hetfield says that Kirk Hammett "wasn't involved" in the songwriting process for METALLICA's new album because his "riffs weren't there." Hammett has penned plenty of great instrumental parts over the years for METALLICA alongside the songwriting team of Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, but that's not the case for "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct". Hetfield told ...

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LARS ULRICH Worries METALLICA Will Get Too Old To Perform Songs Like 'Battery' And 'Master Of Puppets'

During a brand new interview with CBC Radio One's arts and culture program "Q", METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich spoke about the issue of drummers and health, particularly after RUSH admitted that the Canadian rock trio's retirement from the road has happened, in large part, because of drummer Neil Peart's tendonitis and diminishing physical abilities. "When ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE: 'I Have Tremendous Respect For KIRK HAMMETT'

Dave Mustaine says that he has "tremendous respect for Kirk Hammett," claiming that the METALLICA guitarist was "almost 100% accurate" in his recent assessment of the MEGADETH mainman's relationship with his former band. Mustaine, who was the original lead guitarist of METALLICA, was dismissed from the band by drummer Lars Ulrich in 1983. He was ...

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KIRK HAMMETT: DAVE MUSTAINE Couldn't Let Go Of His Sadness, Anger And Frustration Over Being Fired From METALLICA

Kirk Hammett says that reconnecting with Dave Mustaine at METALLICA's 30th-anniversary shows helped the MEGADETH frontman let go of some of his sadness, anger and frustration over being fired from METALLICA. Mustaine, who was the original lead guitarist of METALLICA, was dismissed from the band by drummer Lars Ulrich in 1983. He was replaced by ...

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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 Premiere: PRO-PAIN's 'Voice Of Rebellion'

PRO-PAIN has released a video for the title track of its latest album, "Voice Of Rebellion". PRO-PAIN frontman Gary Meskil says: "To further commemorate the 25-year anniversary of PRO-PAIN, we bring to you (our fans) this video clip for 'Voice Of Rebellion'. The clip was shot and directed by Kirk Farrington on our home turf ...

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