Metallica To Rock Out 'Late Late Show' in Week-Long Residency

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James Hetfield of Metallica performs onstage during the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

The band known for the hit "Enter Sandman" is about to assist a talk show host in preparing his exit. 

Venerable rockers Metallica have been slotted for a week-long residency on the Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson in November, with the band confirming the news on Twitter. 

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"We'll be playing on @LateLateShowCBS for an entire week starting Monday, November 17th! #LateLateShow," the band posted Oct. 29.

The performances help mark the 10th-anniversary reissue of the Metallica documentary Some Kind of Monster, which will be available Nov. 24 as a digital release and on Blu-ray.

The band's residency comes as Ferguson is nearing the end of his late-night CBS run. He took over from Craig Kilborn as host of the show in January 2005, and his final episode is set to air on a yet-to-be-announced date in December. James Corden will grab the reins in March 2015.

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Booking musical acts for week-long stints has become somewhat trendy for late-night shows, as the Foo Fighters had such a gig on the Late Show earlier this month

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