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Metallica Issue Warning To Fans Over Fake Crypto Scams

Metallica have warned fans about crypto scams offering giveaways for their new music and tour.The heavy metal band made a major announcement last week involving their first album in six years, '72 Seasons', and a...

Metallica Are Back! New Album And Mammoth World Tour Confirmed

Metallica have announced their first album in six years, '72 Seasons', and a world tour.The heavy metal titans surprised fans this week by dropping the lead single from the follow-up to 2016's 'Hardwired... to Self-Destruct',...

Metallica Releasing New Album And Heading On Huge World Tour

Metallica are releasing a new album and heading on a huge world tour.The band’s record ’72 Seasons’ – the follow-up to 2016’s ‘Hardwired... to Self-Destruct’ will arrive on April 14, 2023, with the European leg...

Metallica To Play Special Show To Pay Tribute To Couple Who Signed Them

Metallica are to play a special concert to pay tribute to the couple who signed them. The heavy metal outfit will perform at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood,...

Metallica Are 'Beyond Psyched' Have ‘Master Of Puppets’ Feature In Stranger Things’

Metallica are “beyond psyched” to have ‘Master of Puppets’ feature in ‘Stranger Things’. The heavy metal band - made up of James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo - are big fans...

Metallica Axe Swiss Festival Gig Due To Covid-19 Case Within Their Camp

Metallica have cancelled their Switzerland show after someone in the "Metallica family" tested positive for COVID-19.The 'Enter Sandman' rockers didn't say whether it was a band member who had contracted the virus, but either way,...

James Hetfield Phones Fan To Congratulate Her On Giving Birth At Metallica Gig

James Hetfield phoned a fan to congratulate her after she gave birth at a Metallica concert.The 'Enter Sandman' legend called Joice M. Figueiro and her husband Jaime to wish them the best after they welcomed...

James Hetfield's Son: It's A Little Annoying Being Compared To Dad

James Hetfield's son finds it "a little annoying" when he is compared to his famous father. The Metallica frontman's 21-year-old lad Castor Hetfield plays percussion and performs backing vocals in hard rock band Bastardane, and...

Metallica’S Charity Raises $500k For Food Supplies For UKrainians

Metallica’s charity has donated $500,000 (£382,000) towards food supplies for Ukrainian refugees.The heavy metal legends' All Within My Hands Foundation made a generous donation to the World Central Kitchen, the non-profit providing meals to victims...

Metallica Launch 'Being A Band' Masterclass

Metallica have launched an online course about being in a band.The group - comprised of James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo - are teaching the online course through MasterClass. The course consists...

Lars Ulrich: Metallica's New Music Isn't Cohesive Yet

Lars Ulrich has insisted there is new Metallica music - but "nothing cohesive" yet.The heavy metal behemoths - also comprising James Hetfield, Robert Trujillo, and Kirk Hammett - recently re-released their landmark self-titled album ('The...

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 – who is joined in the band by James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo – 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,...

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