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METALLICA Kicks Off North American Leg Of 'WorldWired' Tour In Baltimore: Video, Photos

METALLICA kicked off the North American leg of its "WorldWired" tour Wednesday night (May 10) at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. The band's 18-song setlist included five tracks from METALLICA's latest album, "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct", which was certified platinum last month by the RIAA (Recording Association Of America). METALLICA was joined in Baltimore by ...

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METAL CHURCH Recruits Former W.A.S.P. Drummer STET HOWLAND

METAL CHURCH has recruited Stet Howland (ex-W.A.S.P.) to play drums for the band on all its summer shows. He joins the group as the replacement for Jeff Plate, who announced his departure from METAL CHURCH last month. Howland commented: "I was contacted by my good friend METAL CHURCH bass player Steve Unger recently after their ...

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KIRK HAMMETT's Horror And Sci-Fi Film Art Collection On Display At The Peabody Essex Museum: More Details Revealed

This August, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) debuts the exclusive presentation of "It's Alive! Classic Horror And Sci-Fi Art From The Kirk Hammett Collection". Kirk Hammett, best known as the lead guitarist of METALLICA, is also an avid collector of classic horror and sci-fi movie posters. This exhibition features 90 works that provide insight into ...

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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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