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Metallica Legend James Hetfield Still Has 'Nightmares' Before Going On Tour

James Hetfield still has "nightmares" before going on tour with Metallica.The 60-year-old singer - who has been part of the 'Enter Sandman' heavy metal legends since the group's formation in 1981 - admitted that even...

Metallica's James Hetfield Inspired By Sir Elton John In Latest Writing Sessions

Metallica's James Hetfield has been busy penning new music and revealed he's been inspired by Sir Elton John.The heavy metal titans performed the music legend's hit medley, 'Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding', when the...

Metallica To Perform In Honour Of Elton John And Bernie Taupin At Prestigious Prize-giving

Metallica are set to perform in honour of Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin when the pair receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.The 76-year-old music legend and his longtime songwriting partner,...

Metallica's James Hetfield Wants Microphone With Surprising Built In Feature

James Hetfield wants someone to create a microphone with built-in straws.The Metallica frontman has suggested some innovations he'd like to see to make live music easier for himself and other musicians as they try to...

Robert Trujillo Ready To Sing For Metallica Again

Robert Trujillo is ready to step up and sing for Metallica again if they need him to.The 59-year-old bassist had his first “official semi-solo vocal” on ‘You Must Burn!’ on the group’s latest album ’72...

'95 Years Of Adventures...': Metallica's Lars Ulrich Mourns Loss Of Dad Torben

Metallica's Lars Ulrich is mourning the loss of his beloved father.Torben Ulrich was 95 when he passed away and was a renowned writer, musician, filmmaker, and professional tennis player.In a touching tribute, the Danish rocker,...

Metallica's Kirk Hammett Confirms Fans' 'Batman Riff' Theory

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has revealed the band included a deliberate reference to the iconic theme of the 1960s 'Batman' TV series in their song 'Shadows Follow'.Fans of the thrash metal legends pointed out that...

Metallica's Kirk Hammett: Prog Rock Was Instrumental In Shaping Heavy Metal

Metallica's Kirk Hammett says prog rock music paved the way for heavy metal.The axe-slayer says heavy metal would sound "different today" if it wasn't for the progressive genre of rock music's influence.Appearing on the 'Kyle...

Metallica Reschedule Glendale Gig After James Hetfield Tested Positive For Covid-19

Metallica pulled out of their concert in Glendale, Arizona on Sunday (03.09.23) after frontman James Hetfield tested positive for COVID-19.The 'Nothing Else Matters' rockers will now play the State Farm Stadium as part of their...

Metallica Forked Out $300k For Cushions Gig-goers Destroyed At Arena Show

Metallica got charged hundreds of thousands of pounds for cushions destroyed by fans at Long Beach Arena.Drummer Lars Ulrich has revealed gig-goers used the pillows as frisbees and they'd have to fork out $300,000 to...

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...

Lars Ulrich Explains Why Metallica Let Stranger Things Use Master Of Puppets

Lars Ulrich admits seeing 'Master of Puppets' become "a phenomenon" has been "such a mindf***".The Metallica drummer is blown away by the renewed success of the song - which features on the hard rock legend's...

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...

Heavy Music Awards Headed To Ovo Arena Wembley In 2023

The Heavy Music Awards are heading to the OVO Arena Wembley next year.The annual music ceremony celebrating the very best in heavy music first launched in 2017 at London's House of Vans, with a capacity...

Megadeth Want Big Four Reunion

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine keeps asking Slayer to "come out of retirement" for a one-off "Big Four" show. The 61-year-old musician has been trying to tempt the 'Raining Blood' band - whose their farewell tour ended...

Metallica, Slipknot And Bring Me The Horizon To Headline Download Festival 2023

Metallica, Slipknot and Bring Me The Horizon will headline next year's Download Festival. The spectacle will celebrate 20 years in 2023, and to mark the milestone there will be four headline sets for the first...

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,...

Ozzy Osbourne Wishes He Made More 'Varied' Music

Ozzy Osbourne wishes he had made "more varied" music.The 'Paranoid' rocker is proud of the way Black Sabbath made heavy metal "big" but he admitted he would have like to have explored outside of the...

Metallica And Mariah Carey Set For Global Citizen Festival

Metallica and Mariah Carey will headline Global Citizen's New York festival.The iconic heavy metal band and the 'Hero' hitmaker will be joined by the Jonas Brothers, Rosalía, Måneskin and Charlie Puth at the 10th edition...

J-hope Made History As First South Korean Artist To Headline Lollapalooza

BTS star J-Hope has made history as the first South Korean artist to headline Lollapalooza.The 28-year-old singer stole the show as he topped the bill at Chicago's Grant Park on Sunday night (31.07.22), marking the...

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,...

Bts Star J-hope Makes History As First South Korean Artist To Headline Lollapalooza

BTS star J-Hope is set to make history as the first South Korean artist to headline a major festival in the US at Lollapalooza.The 28-year-old singer has been confirmed as a headliner of the Chicago...

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...

Enter Newborn: Fan Gives Birth At Metallica's Brazil Gig

A fan gave birth at Metallica's concert in Brazil at the weekend.Heavily pregnant tattooist Joice M. Figueiró was attending the heavy metallers' concert at the Estádio Couto Pereira Stadium in Curitiba on Saturday (07.05.22) when...

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...

Tony Iommi Teases Ozzy Osbourne Collaboration

Tony Iommi has teased his "really good" upcoming collaboration with Ozzy Osbourne.The 'Scent of Dark' musician has written a track for his former Black Sabbath bandmate's upcoming solo album, on which he also plays guitar,...

Ozzy Osbourne 'Very Happy' Ex-bassist Robert Trujillo Features On New Solo Lp

Ozzy Osbourne is thrilled that his old bass player Robert Trujillo is on his new solo album.Before he replaced Jason Newsted as Metallica's bassist in 2003, the 57-year-old rocker had a stint touring with the...

Nicki Sixx Shocks People With Sobriety

Nikki Sixx thinks people are always surprised he’s sober.The 62-year-old rocker insisted he has lived a “pretty clean lifestyle” for two decades but whenever fans see him out in public, they are keen to offer...

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