1. 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. …

  2. Metallica Talks 'Guitar Hero,' Hall Of Fame at SXSW

    March 20, 2009 8:16 PM EDT Signing on for a "Guitar Hero" game was a "no brainer," according to Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich. "When 'Guitar Hero' came to us in April of last year, we said 'yes' very quickly," Ulrich told Billboard.com on Friday during the quartet'…

  3. 'Guitar Hero: Metallica' Offers New Twists

    February 04, 2009 12:22 PM EST Several new gameplay twists emerge for the first time on "Guitar Hero: Metallica," which arrives in stores March 29 from Activision. Players have a double bass option on drums for the difficult and expert levels, which can be enabled by using a splitter and an additional pedal for…

  4. Runner Runner

    January 24, 2009 1:12 PM EST Runner Runner could easily be the poster child for multimedia success. Since coming together in March 2008 in Huntington Beach, Calif., vocalist Ryan Ogren, guitarist/vocalist Pete Munters, guitarist/vocalist Nick Bailey, bassist/vocalist Job Berry and drummer James Ulrich have shared stages…

  5. Metallica / Dec. 17, 2008 / Los Angeles (The Forum)

    December 18, 2008 2:17 PM EST There are a few things you can expect from any Metallica concert. You'll hear "Enter Sandman." Lars Ulrich will take every opportunity he can to get up from his drum kit and goad the audience. Whoever's running the pyrotechnics will get plenty of chances to set the stage…

  6. Metallica, Pearl Jam Get Their Games On

    December 15, 2008 10:09 AM EST Metallica has finally confirmed "the worst-kept secret in rock'n'roll" and unveiled details of the upcoming "Guitar Hero" game devoted to the band. According to Metallica's Web site , the game "allows you to play as us in either single instrument or…

  7. Lou Reed / Oct. 3, 2008 / Los Angeles (REDCAT/CalArts Theater)

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The performers shared minimal interaction on stage, but when their eyes locked, it provided the performance with welcome jolts of humanity. Noise rock. It's neither noise, nor rock. Discuss. Whatever the connotations, last weekend in Los Angeles was a rock'n'roll sonic…

  8. Metallica To Emphasize 'Magnetic' On Tour

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich promises that fans will hear "a lot of new songs" from "Death Magnetic" on the group's upcoming tour, which begins production rehearsals Monday in San Francisco and kicks Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich promises that fans will hear "a…

  9. 'Death' Or Glory

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "These are long songs ... we're talking seven-minute, eight-minute, nine-minute nutty-ass songs," Lars Ulrich says of "Death Magnetic," Metallica's long-gestating first album in five years. "These are long songs ... we're talking seven-minute, eight…

  10. Ulrich Promises 'Dynamic' New Metallica Album

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica is "a couple of nips and tucks" away from completeting its next album, which is still on target for a September release, according to drummer Lars Ulrich. "We've pretty much finished the mus Metallica is "a couple of nips and tucks" away from completing…

  11. Ulrich Reveals Metallica Tour Plans at L.A. Benefit

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich revealed last night (May 14) during an intimate Los Angeles benefit concert that the band will follow the September release of its new, as-yet-untitled album with a tour Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich revealed last night (May 14) during an intimate Los Angeles…

  12. This Day in Music

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Go-Betweens' principal Grant McLennan dies in his sleep at his home in Brisbane, Australia. He is 48. 2006 - Go-Betweens' principal Grant McLennan dies in his sleep at his home in Brisbane, Australia. He is 48. 2006 - Pink Floyd reaches the staggering plane of 1,500 weeks on…

  13. Billboard Bits: New Kids/Zootopia, River To River, Emmylou Harris

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The reunited New Kids On The Block's first gig in 14 years will take place May 17 at New York radio station Z100's annual Zootopia concert. The reunited New Kids On The Block's first gig in 14 years will take place May 17 at New York radio station Z100's annual Zootopia…

  14. Reed Fires Up 'Metal Machine Music' Again

    July 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT There are few albums in rock history that single handedly alienated an artist's following as quickly as Lou Reed's 1975 release "Metal Machine Music," which consists of front-to-back improvised white There are few albums in rock history that single handedly alienated an…

  15. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    July 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Aly & AJ extend their brand and toughen up their sound, Smashing Pumpkins are reborn after a seven-year hiatus, Spoon keeps on growing alongside its indie label partner and Interpol doesn't stray The first new studio album in 14 years from Australian rock outfit Crowded House, "…

  16. This Day in Music

    May 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Go-Betweens' principal Grant McLennan dies in his sleep at his home in Brisbane, Australia. He is 48. 2006 - Go-Betweens' principal Grant McLennan dies in his sleep at his home in Brisbane, Australia. He is 48. 2006 - Pink Floyd reaches the staggering plane of 1,500 weeks on…

  17. Schnauss Says Hello Again With 'Goodbye'

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After laboring for the better part of two years, German electronica artist Ulrich Schnauss has set a July 10 release for his third album, "Goodbye." After laboring for the better part of two years, German electronica artist Ulrich Schnauss has set a July 10 release for his third…

  18. 38OnTV

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 18-25, 2006. MONDAY, SEPT. 18 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Dilana Smith (also scheduled: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Bradley Whitford). "The View," ABC Featured artist(s): Lionel Richie (also scheduled: Dr. Phil…

  19. This Day in Music

    May 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Otis Blackwell, who wrote dozens of hit songs _ including "Don't Be Cruel," "Return To Sender" and "All Shook Up" for Elvis Presley _ dies of a heart attack. He is 70.<br clear="none"/>< 2005 - Audioslave becomes…

  20. Metallica Avoiding Battles On New Album

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Five years ago, James Hetfield would not have been awake or sober enough to get into the studio at 9 a.m., but that's where he's frequently found himself as work continues on Metallica's new album. "I Five years ago, James Hetfield would not have been awake or sober enough…

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