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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD On 'Hardwired' Lyrics: 'It Is Not SHAKESPEARE, I Know That'

The four members of METALLICA were recently interviewed by the band's official fan magazine So What! about their forthcoming album, "Hardwired... To Self-Destruct", due for release on the group's own Blackened Recordings on November 18. A few excerpts follow. On the musical direction of "Hardwired... To Self-Destruct": Robert Trujillo (bass): "To me, it's ...

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Video Premiere: CROWBAR's 'Falling While Rising'

"Falling While Rising", the new video from New Orleans sludge masters CROWBAR, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Justin Reich, who has previously worked with Ace Frehley and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, among others. "Falling While Rising" is taken from CROWBAR's eleventh album, "The Serpent Only Lies", which was released on October 28. ...

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Listen To New CROWBAR Song 'The Serpent Only Lies'

New Orleans sludge masters CROWBAR will release their eleventh album, "The Serpent Only Lies", on October 28. The cover artwork was created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with bands like HATEBREED, SOULFLY and KATAKLYSM. The latest song from "The Serpent Only Lies", the album's title track, can be streamed below. "The ...

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KIRK HAMMETT: METALLICA Has 'Become Part Of American Culture'

Ernie Ball's latest "String Theory" episode features METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett. In the 15-minute clip below, Hammett discusses not just his career, but his emotional life. Says Hammett: "We've been around for over three decades — we're on our fourth decade — and we've been around so long, and people have seen the METALLICA name ...

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METALLICA Shares Tour Tales In 'The Tonight Show' Web-Exclusive Clip

METALLICA made its "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" debut last night (Thursday, September 29), performing their new song "Moth Into Flame" for the first time on national television. While backstage at "The Tonight Show", James Hetfield, Robert Trujillo, Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett shared road stories about tour hygiene, a close call with Ozzy ...

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Listen To New CROWBAR Song 'Plasmic And Pure'

New Orleans sludge masters CROWBAR will release their eleventh album, "The Serpent Only Lies", on October 28. The cover artwork was created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with bands like HATEBREED, SOULFLY and KATAKLYSM. The second song from "The Serpent Only Lies", titled "Plasmic And Pure", can be streamed below. "The ...

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METALLICA Releases Video For New Song 'Moth Into Flame'

METALLICA's official video for the song "Moth Into Flame" can be seen at Metallica.com. The clip was directed by Tom Kirk (MUSE). "Moth Into Flame" is taken from METALLICA's tenth studio album, "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct", which is scheduled for a November 18 release via Blackened Recordings. The long-awaited follow-up to 2008's "Death Magnetic" consists ...

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Video: Ex-METALLICA Bassist JASON NEWSTED Performs With CHOPHOUSE BAND In Sebastopol, California

Fan-filmed video footage of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted and his THE CHOPHOUSE BAND (named after his four recording studio facilities around the U.S. and featuring a fluid roster of players) performing on September 15 at Hopmonk Tavern in Sebastopol, California can be seen below. THE CHOPHOUSE BAND began in 1992 when Newsted founded The ...

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METALLICA Intends To 'Hit All The Major Cosmopolitan Cities All Over The World'

Earlier this week, Meltdown of the WRIF radio station in Detroit, Michigan conducted an interview with METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET) On METALLICA's tour in support of its upcoming tenth studio album, "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct": Hammett: "We ...

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Ex-METALLICA Bassist JASON NEWSTED Performs WILLIE NELSON, JOHN PRINE, DOUG SEEGERS Covers (Video)

Video footage of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted and his CHOPHOUSE BAND (named after his four recording studio facilities around the U.S. and featuring a fluid roster of players) performing at the studios of KSRO 1350AM's "The Drive With Steve Jaxon" radio show can be seen below. The clips include Newsted's acoustic cover versions of ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Praises EERIE VON's 'Misery Obscura' Photo Book

METALLICA's Kirk "Von" Hammett has stepped out in advance of the November release of Eerie Von's forthcoming MISFITS / SAMHAIN / DANZIG photo book, "Misery Obscura: The Photography Of Eerie Von (1981–2009)", to sing the book's praises: "'Misery Obscura' has an amazing fly-on-the-wall feel that is mesmerizing but unequivocal," says Hammett. "Eerie puts me right ...

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New Song Premiere: CROWBAR's 'Falling While Rising'

New Orleans sludge masters CROWBAR will release their eleventh album, "The Serpent Only Lies", on October 28. The cover artwork was created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with bands like HATEBREED, SOULFLY and KATAKLYSM. The first song from "The Serpent Only Lies", titled "Falling While Rising", can be streamed below. "'Falling ...

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JASON NEWSTED Says New METALLICA Song Is 'Great', Hints At Possible Collaboration

Ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has praised the group's new song and has hinted at reconnecting with his former bandmates on a future project. METALLICA earlier in the month released the track "Hardwired", the first single from the group's upcoming tenth studio album, "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct", which will be made available on November 18 via Blackened Recordings. ...

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CROWBAR To Release 'The Serpent Only Lies' Album In October

New Orleans sludge masters CROWBAR will release their eleventh album, "The Serpent Only Lies", on October 28. The cover artwork was created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with bands like HATEBREED, SOULFLY and KATAKLYSM. Said CROWBAR frontman Kirk Windstein: "I intentionally went back and listened to a lot of old CROWBAR ...

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CROWBAR's Next Album To Arrive At The End Of September

On July 25, Metal Wani's Jackie Mtz conducted an interview with CROWBAR frontman Kirk Windstein at the Mesa, Arizona stop of the band's "One Foot In The Grave" tour with CARCASS. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the status of CROWBAR's follow-up to 2014's "Symmetry ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD: I'm Still Blown Away LOU REED Wanted To Collaborate With Us

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield has once again defended "Lulu", the band's controversial collaborative album with former THE VELVET UNDERGROUND frontman Lou Reed, saying that he is "still blown away" Reed wanted to work with METALLICA. "Lulu" polarized fans around the world and earned METALLICA some of the most scathing reviews of its career. The effort ...

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