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Ghost's Tobias Forge: Working With Metallica Is A Pinch-yourself Moment

Ghost's Tobias Forge says he has to pinch himself when he thinks about working with Metallica.The Swedish rock band recorded their cover of 'Enter Sandman' for James Hetfield and co's 'The Black Album' 30th-anniversary compilation,...

Metallica To Headline First-ever Download Germany

Metallica are set to headline the inaugural Download Festival Germany.James Hetfield and co will rock Hockenheimring racing track in the Rhine valley on June 24, 2022.The heavy rock and metal festival will also see performances...

James Hetfield: The Black Album Was Metallica's Master Key

James Hetfield believes Metallica's 'Black Album' was the "master key" to their popularity and success.The 58-year-old singer admits the self-titled record led to the heavy metal outfit becoming a "force to be reckoned with" in...

Metallica Credit Bob Rock With Getting James Hetfield To 'Open Up'

Metallica credit Bob Rock with getting frontman James Hetfield to "open up".The iconic Canadian producer, engineer and musician was brought in to oversee the thrash metal icons' 1991 self-titled album (more commonly known as 'The...

Kirk Hammett's Guitar From Metallica's One Music Video Goes Under The Hammer

Kirk Hammett's guitar used in Metallica's 'One' music video is being auctioned. The axe-slayer's ESP 400 Series S-Type, which is signed by the 58-year-old musician and comes with an official document of authenticity, is being...

Sir Elton John Teases Metallica Project

Sir Elton John has confirmed he's worked with Metallica.After Miley Cyrus revealed the 'Crocodile Rock' hitmaker tinkles the ivories on her rendition of the heavy metal titan's 1991 classic 'Nothing Else Matters', the man himself...

Metallica Won't Stop Making Records

Metallica always want to make the "best record" they've ever produced.The heavy metal group - who formed in 1981 - can't imagine ever giving up making music because they love the "creative process" and always...

Metallica Have Done Some 'Pretty Serious Writing' Amid The Pandemic

Metallica have thrown themselves into some "pretty serious writing" amid the coronavirus pandemic.Drummer Lars Ulrich has admitted instead of getting depressed by the state of the world, he and his bandmates - James Hetfield, Robert...

Metallica's New Album Is Shaping Up To Be 'More Collaborative'

Metallica's new album is shaping up to be a "more collaborative" effort.The heavy metal titan's bassist Robert Trujillo has spoken of his joy of working together more with all of his bandmates - James Hetfield,...

Lars Ulrich: Making A Metallica Album Is Like A Puzzle

Lars Ulrich has compared making a Metallica album to doing a puzzle.The 56-year-old drummer โ€“ who is joined in the band by James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo โ€“ thinks making a record now...

Metallica Won't Ditch Their Bourbon Despite James Hetfield's Addiction

Metallica won't stop selling their own brand of bourbon because of James Hetfield's alcohol addiction.The heavy metal legends released their own whiskey, Blackened, two years ago. And guitarist Kirk Hammett has insisted they won't be...

Metallica To Air Concert At Drive-ins Across North America

Metallica are set to air a concert at drive-in theatres across North America.Like most bands, the heavy metallers - Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo - have had to reschedule and postpone...

Metallica Having 'Fun' Making Album In Lockdown

Robert Trujillo says Metallica are having ''fun'' coming up with new ideas for their next record.The heavy metal legends' bassist has admitted it's been easier to work on new music remotely via Zoom during the...

Metallica Working On New Album Ideas Over Zoom

Metallica have started working on their next album over Zoom in lockdown.In April, drummer Lars Ulrich said there was a ''very good chance'' the heavy metal legends could make a quarantine album.He revealed he and...

Metallica 'Hellbent' On Playing Coachella

Metallica's Lars Ulrich is ''hellbent'' on playing at Coachella. The heavy metal band - formed of Lars, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo - have talked about playing at the popular annual festival, as...

Lars Ulrich Hints At Metallica Quarantine Album

Metallica's Lars Ulrich says there is a ''very good chance'' the band could make a quarantine album.The heavy metal group's drummer has revealed he and his bandmates - James Hetfield, Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett...

Acting Debut: James Hetfield Trades Metal For Murderers In Ted Bundy Film

If you needed another reason to watch the forthcoming Ted Bundy biopic 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile', filmmakers have just announced that James Hetfield of Metallica will be making his acting debut in the...

James Hetfield: Adele 'Blows My Mind'

Metallica's James Hetfield says Adele ''blows his mind''.The 'Nothing Else Matters' hitmaker has gushed about the 'Hello' singer's ''unbelievable'' live shows and praised her ''candour and coolness'' up on stage.He told BBC Radio 6 Music:...

James Hetfield Thanks Loyal 'Metallica Family' After Leeds Set

James Hetfield thanked the ''Metallica family'' at the Reading and Leeds Festival. The 'Whiskey In The Jar' hitmakers returned to the two location event after a seven-year-break over the weekend and during their 18-song setlist,...

James Hetfield And Daughter Sing Duet For Charity

The Metallica frontman and former Van Halen star Sammy Hagar hosted their second annual Acoustic-4-A-Cure event in San Francisco, and recruited some of their famous friends to perform at the concert. Hetfield...

Metallica Promise To Return To The UK

Metallica have vowed to return to the UK ''very soon''.The heavy metal rockers closed the Sonisphere festival at Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, East England last night (06.07.14) and enjoyed that performance, and their headline slot at...

Metallica Poke Fun At Critics With Bear Hunt Video

Metallica poked fun at British critics who opposed singer James Hetfield's love of hunting prior to the band's headlining slot at the Glastonbury festival on Saturday (28Jun14) by posting a video, in which they dressed...

Metallica: We Won't Perform Into Our 70s

Metallica claim they won't perform into their 70s like The Rolling Stones. The heavy metal band - made up of James Hetfield, Rob Trujillo, Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett - are in their 50s and...

Metallica: We Won't Perform Into Our 70s

Metallica claim they won't perform into their 70s like The Rolling Stones. The heavy metal band - made up of James Hetfield, Rob Trujillo, Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett - are in their 50s and...

Jarvis Cocker: Metallica Could Be A Bit Abrasive

Pulp's Jarvis Cocker thinks Metallica's forthcoming headline appearance at Glastonbury could be ''a bit abrasive''.The frontman has voiced his concerns about the metal act topping the bill at Worthy Farm later this month and thinks...

Petition To Ban Metallica From Glastonbury

Animal rights activists have launched a petition to ban Metallica from headlining this year's Glastonbury festival.The 'Enter Sandman' band are set to be the first heavy metal act to top the bill at Worthy Farm...

Lars Ulrich Won't Let Kids Listen To One Direction

Lars Ulrich won't let his children listen to One Direction. The Metallica drummer - who is also one of the founders of the band - made his kids Miles, 15, Layne, 12, and Bryce, seven,...

Metallica Want To Play Weddings

Metallica would love to be asked to play at weddings.The 'All Nightmare Long' band would consider performing special sets for their friends, but sadly claim there aren't so many happy occasions among them.When asked if...

Jason Newsted: 'I Saved Metallica'

Jason Newsted believes he ''saved'' Metallica.The bass player joined the 'Enter Sandman' group in 1986 to replace Cliff Burton - who had died in a road accident - and left in 2001 after relationships between...

Metallica Still Searching For 'Ultimate Riff'

Metallica are still searching for the ''ultimate riff''.The 'Nothing Else Matters' rockers, who are currently in the midst of travelling the world performing various gigs, are looking forward to releasing a follow-up record from 2008's...

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