1. Metallica's Kirk Hammett Is 'Tickled' About Contributing to New Exodus Album

    September 18, 2014 11:09 AM EDT Guitarist tells Billboard that reconnecting with his old bandmates is like "coming back to a fraternity you lost contact with." For Kirk Hammett , the guitar solo he performs on "Salt the Wound," a track on Exodus ' upcoming album Blood In, Blood Out (Nuclear…

  2. Lollapalooza Rewind: 10 Awesome Moments from the Festival's History

    July 31, 2014 10:00 AM EDT More than two decades into Lollapalooza's history, and there's no shortage of eyebrow-raising moments. Perry Farrell's formally touring, now Chicago-based fest started as alt-rock's time to shine -- a fact cemented by Nine Inch Nails and Courtney Love's presence on…

  3. Metallica Releases Bloopers from ESPN Segment: Watch

    July 20, 2014 6:12 PM EDT Following last week's clever ESPN clip showing Metallica trying to fill a void left open by the 2013 retirement of New York Yankees Mariano Rivera, who used "Enter Sandman" for his on-field entrance music, the heavy metal band has now released a blooper reel that's about…

  4. Attention, Country Music Hall of Fame Voters: Here's Who You Need to Induct

    July 17, 2014 12:51 PM EDT To: The Voters for the Country Music Hall of Fame First of all, I understand the responsibility that you have to the industry and to the Hall as you go through your voting process each year. It seems that with each selection you make, the cries get louder for others to be inducted. It is a…

  5. Metallica Opens Glastonbury Set With Satirical, Gory Response to British Critics: Watch

    June 29, 2014 8:33 PM EDT Metallica's Sunday night headlining slot on the Glastonbury schedule was met with contention when it was announced, but to their credit the LA metal-heads have taken all the criticism in stride.  Metallica's Lars Ulrich Accepts Will Ferrell and RHCP Drummer Chad Smith's Call…

  6. Metallica's Lars Ulrich Accepts Will Ferrell and RHCP Drummer Chad Smith's Call for a Drum-Off

    June 13, 2014 2:20 PM EDT Prepare yourself for the next great drum-off! Lars Ulrich, of Metallica, has accepted the challenge from Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer, Chad Smith, to participate in a doppelganger drum battle. This past May, Ferrell and Smith stopped by “The Tonight Show” for a battle of…

  7. 15 Awesome Billboard Music Award Performances

    April 22, 2014 10:42 AM EDT Before the BBMAs hit Las Vegas, check out 15 of the most memorable moments from the show's history. Like the Billboard charts themselves, the Billboard Music Awards have a history of celebrating a diverse cross-section of the music landscape. From the girl-powered punch of Beyoncé’s …

  8. Metallica Releases Demo of New Song, 'Lords of Summer': Listen

    March 19, 2014 9:59 PM EDT Metallica last released new material in 2008, when "Death Magnetic," the band's ninth album, dropped, hitting No. 1 on the Billboard 200. But after footage of a new song surfaced earlier this week from a performance in Colombia, the four-piece has released a garage demo of that…

  9. Howard Stern: Paul McCartney, Billy Joel & More Reflect on Radio's 'Coolest' Jockey

    January 20, 2014 12:30 PM EST As both celebrities and listeners know, nothing's off-limits during a Howard Stern interview -- which is just one of the things musicians love about being on his radio show. Read why Paul McCartney, Lars Ulrich, Billy Joel and more of music's biggest stars enjoy their moments in…

  10. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  11. Lou Reed, Rock 'n' Roll Iconoclast, Dead at 71

    October 27, 2013 2:59 PM EDT The walk on the wild side has ended. And it was a wild one, indeed. Lou Reed, who died on Sunday at the age of 71 at home on Long Island, was never on any kind of mission other than to satisfy his own muse. And that muse was meandering -- occasionally, and seemingly accidentally,…

  12. Metallica to Rock Antarctica?

    October 23, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Though nothing has been confirmed yet, signs are pointing to a landmark concert this December from metal legends Metallica. Recently, the Colombian website for Coca-Cola Zero launched a sweepstakes for fans in six Colombian cities whose grand prize is a trip to see a rock concert in…

  13. 'Metallica Through the Never': Film Review

    September 27, 2013 6:15 PM EDT "Metallica Through the Never" Director: Nimrod Antal Cast: James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo, Dane DeHaan Release Date: Sept. 27 (IMAX), Oct. 4 (wide) Running Time: 92 minutes The immersive, 360-degree, 3-D photography of Metallica in performance makes …

  14. Metallica Give Yankees Legend Mariano Rivera the Ultimate ‘Sandman’ Farewell

    September 23, 2013 4:59 AM EDT When sporting royalty retires, they’re typically sent off on the right note. A guard of honor, a maximum capacity stadium on its feet. Tears. When New York Yankees great Mariano Rivera was farewelled at his home ground on Sunday, Metallica turned the occasion up to 11. The heavy metal…

  15. Metallica Announces 'Through the Never' Soundtrack Album

    July 29, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Metallica is going "old school" for the soundtrack of their upcoming 3D movie, "Metallica Through the Never." The band announced on Monday that they'll released "Metallica Through The Never (Music from the Motion Picture)" on Sept. 24 via the band's…

  16. Metallica's 'Kill 'Em All' at 30: Track-By-Track

    July 25, 2013 3:35 PM EDT Here's our track-by-track look back at Metallica's classic debut, which changed the face of metal 30 years ago this week. In the summer of 1983, metal was in a state of flux. The year prior, English titans Judas Priest had released "Screaming for Vengeance" and broke…

  17. Metallica Blows the Roof Off Comic-Con With 'Through the Never' Trailer and Concert

    July 20, 2013 9:46 AM EDT The band makes their highly anticipated debut at the convention and premieres a new scene from "Metallica Through the Never." It had to be the one of the loudest Hall H panels in Comic-Con history, if not the loudest. Metallica, in one of the most highly anticipated panels this…

  18. Napster 'Downloaded' Movie: Watch Metallica's Lars Ulrich Testify in Exclusive Clip

    June 28, 2013 4:27 PM EDT The new Napster documentary chronicles the rise and fall of the software that changed the music industry forever. The new documentary "Downloaded" chronicles the rise and fall of Napster, the file-sharing app that flipped the music world upside-down. In one scene, premiered below,…

  19. Metallica Leads Heavy Orion Music Festival, Tells Detroit 'We'll Be Back'

    June 10, 2013 11:20 AM EDT After setting a high bar with its first-day front-to-back surprise performance of 1983's "Kill 'Em All," Metallica closed its second Orion Music + More festival with a more conventional but characteristically ferocious concert on Sunday -- and promised to be back for…

  20. Infectious Grooves Reunion Leads Off Robert Trujillo's Breakneck Orion Fest

    June 06, 2013 12:00 PM EDT As if playing in three bands and curating one of the sideshows isn't enough, this year's Orion Music + More festival may give Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo a little more work on his plate in the future.  The second edition of the event -- taking place Saturday and Sunday on…

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