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MIKE PORTNOY On METALLICA: Never Has Such A Huge Band Also Had So Many 'Incredible Misses'

Former DREAM THEATER and current SONS OF APOLLO drummer Mike Portnoy was recently interviewed on "Speak N' Destroy", a podcast about all things METALLICA, hosted by longtime journalist and METALLICA fan Ryan J. Downey. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Speaking about METALLICA's inconsistent catalogue of music, which has ...

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METALLICA's ROBERT TRUJILLO On 'Lulu': 'Love It Or Hate It, It Was Definitely Something That We Enjoyed'

METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo has once again defended "Lulu", the band's controversial collaborative disc with Lou Reed, calling it "something that we enjoyed and that we embraced." "Lulu" polarized fans around the world and earned METALLICA some of the most scathing reviews of its career. The effort featured the late THE VELVET UNDERGROUND frontman's spoken-word ...

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METALLICA Frontman Says It Was 'A Mistake' To Make Fans Wait Eight Years For 'Hardwired… To Self-Destruct'

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield has admitted that making fans wait eight years for the band's latest album was "a mistake." Last year's "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct" marked METALLICA's first release since their 2011 collaboration with Lou Reed, "Lulu", and their first album of new, original material since 2008's "Death Magnetic". In the meantime, METALLICA toured the ...

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METALLICA Guitarist On 'Hardwired' Album: 'We Reached Backwards In The Intentions Of Creating Something New'

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett was interviewed by Germany's Radio 21 last November during the promotional tour for the band's new album, "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct". You can now watch the chat below. Asked if he thinks "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct" is one of the best albums METALLICA has ever made, Hammett said: "I always think that our ...

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METALLICA Bassist ROBERT TRUJILLO Says Songwriting Credits Are 'Not A Big Deal' To Him

Germany's Rock Antenne recently conducted an interview with METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo. You can watch the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the actual amount of time the band spent putting together "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct": Robert: "It's a long process because the riffs started eight years ago. A ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Wouldn't Change Anything About 'Lulu'

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has once again defended "Lulu", the band's controversial collaborative album with Lou Reed, saying that "there is nothing" he would change about the experience of working with the late THE VELVET UNDERGROUND frontman. "Lulu" polarized fans around the world and earned METALLICA some of the most scathing reviews of its career. ...

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LARS ULRICH On 'Hardwired...To Self-Destruct': 'I'm Pretty Sure It Sounds Like METALLICA'

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich spoke to StarTribune.com about the band's tenth studio album, "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct", which will be released on November 18 via Blackened Recordings. Regarding the musical direction of the long-awaited follow-up to 2008's "Death Magnetic", Ulrich said: "I don't know if I have enough distance from it yet to really describe ...

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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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ROBERT TRUJILLO Had Fun Recording METALLICA's New Album

METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo spoke to So What!, the magazine of The Metallica Club (usually known as Metclub), the official METALLICA fan club, about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's long-awaited follow-up to 2008's "Death Magnetic" album. He said: "I can say James [Hetfield, METALLICA guitarist/vocalist] and I had a ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Is 'Proud' Of 'Lulu' Album

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield has defended "Lulu", the band's controversial collaborative album with former THE VELVET UNDERGROUND frontman Lou Reed, explaining that making the record was a "fun" experience that brought the members of closer METALLICA together. "Lulu" polarized fans around the world and earned METALLICA some of the most scathing reviews of its career. ...

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Hear OZZY OSBOURNE Sing On BILLY MORRISON Song 'Gods'

The song "Gods" from English musician, singer and guitarist Billy Morrison — featuring a guest appearance by legendary BLACK SABBATH frontman Ozzy Osbourne — can be streamed below. The track is taken from Morrison's second solo album, "God Shaped Hole", which was released today (Friday, October 23) via his own King Mob Music label. Morrison ...

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METALLICA's Collaboration With LOU REED Was A 'Masterpiece,' Says DAVID BOWIE

Legendary singer-songwriter David Bowie has hailed "Lulu", METALLICA's controversial collaborative album with former THE VELVET UNDERGROUND frontman Lou Reed, as a "masterpiece," calling it "Lou's greatest work." Bowie's opinion of "Lulu" was revealed during the speech Reed's widow, Laurie Anderson, gave last night (Saturday, April 18) at the the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, ...

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Three Years After Release, METALLICA's 'Lulu' Has Yet To Surpass 35,000 In U.S. Sales

Since its release almost exactly three years ago, "Lulu", METALLICA's controversial collaborative album with former THE VELVET UNDERGROUND frontman Lou Reed, has sold just under 33,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Issued on November 1, 2011, "Lulu" shifted 13,000 units in the United States in its first week of release to ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT On LOU REED Collaboration 'Lulu': 'I Love That Album To Death'

In a brand new interview with Finland's MTV, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett said that he still stands proudly behind "Lulu", the band's controversial collaborative album with former THE VELVET UNDERGROUND frontman Lou Reed. "Lulu" polarized fans around the world and earned METALLICA some of the most scathing reviews of its career. The effort featured the ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Pays Tribute To LOU REED

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has paid his respects to Lou Reed, the singer, songwriter and former THE VELVET UNDERGROUND frontman who died on Sunday (October 27) at the age of 71 from complications due to liver disease. Although Reed got a liver transplant last spring, the affliction could not be beaten despite continued treatment and ...

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