1. Ash Cloud Grounds Metallica Tour But Show Goes On

    April 21, 2010 7:08 AM EDT Metallica braved long bus and boat rides - and bitter memories of a band member's death - to dodge the fallout of an Icelandic volcano and stick to its rigorous European tour schedule. Lead guitarist Kirk Hammett told reporters in Vilnius, where the band was giving its second concert…

  2. Metallica, Run-DMC Inducted Into Rock Hall Of Fame

    April 05, 2009 1:31 AM EDT Metallica shoved the mosh pit into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Heavy metal's heaviest hitters, whose menacing, monstrous sound has banged heads around the globe for decades, were inducted into rock's shrine on Saturday night, capping a star-studded ceremony that felt much more…

  3. Metallica Reuniting 'Black Album' Band For Hall Of Fame Show

    March 31, 2009 8:12 AM EDT Nobody's more surprised that Jason Newsted will be playing again with Metallica this weekend than...Jason Newsted. Newsted was the Metallica bassist from 1986, when he replaced the late Cliff Burton, until he left the group in 2001. He tells Billboard.com that he had modest expectations…

  4. Metallica's Making Hall Of Fame Induction A "Family Reunion"

    March 27, 2009 6:41 PM EDT Metallica is using its upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction to stage what drummer Lars Ulrich calls "a sort of family reunion." "I don't think there's a better time to come together than when it's about celebration," Ulrich tells Billboard.com. …

  5. This Day in Music

    September 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Bowing to the inevitable, Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, pulls his legislation reforming the nation's music licensing laws from the congressional agenda, saying he doesn't see how it could get thro 2006 - Bowing to the inevitable, Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, pulls his legislation…

  6. This Day in Music

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Bowing to the inevitable, Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, pulls his legislation reforming the nation's music licensing laws from the congressional agenda, saying he doesn't see how it could get thro 2006 - Bowing to the inevitable, Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, pulls his legislation…

  7. This Day in Music

    September 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>While talking to friend and occasional co-writer, Whisperin' Bill Anderson on his cell phone, Steve Wariner is pulled over and given a ticket for driving in an HOV lane with no passenger 2005 - The White Stripes' concert at the Merriweather Post Pavilion…

  8. This Day in Music

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1995 - </b>Stung by criticism of rap label Interscope, Time Warner severs its ties with Interscope rather than release Tha Dogg Pound's first album, which soon debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. 2000 - Quincy Jones' Listen Up Foundation donates $25,000 to five…

  9. This Day in Music

    September 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Quincy Jones' Listen Up Foundation donates $25,000 to five South Central Los Angeles youth organizations. The endowments, made in the names of the five teens who make up Listen Up's From 2000 - Quincy Jones' Listen Up Foundation donates $25,000 to five…

  10. Metallica Debuts New Song, Bassist At MTV Tribute

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Playing in public for the first time with new bassist Rob Trujillo, Metallica ran through a fast and furious medley of songs at the "mtvICON" tribute concert for the veteran metal act Saturday in Los Playing in public for the first time with new bassist Rob Trujillo, Metallica ran…

  11. This Day in Music

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Quincy Jones' Listen Up Foundation donates $25,000 to five South Central Los Angeles youth organizations. The endowments, made in the names of the five teens who make up Listen Up's From 2000 - Quincy Jones' Listen Up Foundation donates $25,000 to five…

  12. Newsted Exits Metallica

    January 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST Metallica bassist Jason Newsted has left the band after 14 years. Metallica bassist Jason Newsted has left the band after 14 years. "Due to private and personal reasons, and the physical damage that I have done to myself over the years while playing the music that I love, I must step…