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2011-03-02 09:00:00

NEW YORK, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VH1 Classic's "THAT METAL SHOW" is back in Los Angeles and ready to shake things up for lucky season seven on Saturday, March 19 at 11PM ET/PT. Members of some of the biggest metal acts, including Metallica and Whitesnake, grace the "THAT METAL SHOW" stage to give viewers a true power hour that all hard rock and heavy metal enthusiasts are certain to love. The boys are back and ready to rock! Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson host the...

2009-10-04 11:17:55

An 85-year-old cancer survivor says the heavy metal group Metallica met with her before a show in Tampa, Fla. Margaret Priebe of Largo, Fla., told The St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times that Metallica singer James Hetfield, drummer Lars Ulrich, bassist Robert Trujillo and guitarist Kirk Hammett all visited with her before taking the stage Saturday at Tampa's St. Pete Times Forum. They were just like what I'd thought they'd be -- very nice, Priebe said of Saturday's visit. Preibe's tale of how she...

2008-09-26 09:00:25

By Nick Hasted Metallica have returned with a back-to-basics album and fans all over the country are in a froth. Nick Hasted pens a suitably gushing tribute to a band who have remained extremely loyal to their original manifesto in the face of fashionable young pretenders Metal doesn't rust. In a career that began when The Specials were at No 1 with Ghost Town and has rumbled on to keep Glasvegas from the top of last week's album chart with Death Magnetic after just two days' sales,...

2008-09-13 21:00:12

By Jeff Miers Bands that form deep bonds with their audience grasp a double- edged sword. They benefit greatly from the loyalty of fans. At the same time, that loyalty freezes them in time, puts them in a glass case, and can make the natural unfolding of the collective art over time a painful process. Metallica, the most successful American metal band to emerge from the '80s, knows this all too well. The band's reputation is essentially based on the album's "Kill 'em All,""Ride the...

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2008-09-11 09:05:00

By Edna Gundersen With its sinister growls, guitar blitzes and machine-gunned drums, Metallica's ninth studio album, out Friday, is drawing comparisons to a ferocious '80s streak that preceded the band's latter-day alt-rock shift. Embarking on Death Magnetic, Metallica felt pulled toward a buried lodestone: Master of Puppets, hailed as one of thrash-metal's peaks. On tour in 2006, the 20th anniversary of Puppets, the band began playing its early masterwork in full. "We decided if that's...

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2008-09-03 07:30:00

By Ben Ratliff James Hetfield, Metallica's mordant singer and guitarist, reported to work first, loudly practicing vocal exercises. Lars Ulrich, the group's affable drummer, followed him. Then came the band's long-haired surfers: the lead guitarist Kirk Hammett, a small man walking lightly on his toes; and the bassist Robert Trujillo, the newest member, heavy-featured and mild-mannered. They were in a guarded outbuilding of Cotroceni Stadium here. (The stadium usually serves the soccer...

2008-08-24 15:00:24

Members of the U.S. rock group Metallica say they are close to completing a new album after two years of work. Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich said he has been besieged by requests for information about "Death Magnetic," but is maintaining his silence until it is finished, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. "I'm one day from disowning the record. In the morning I can talk about it as part of my past. For months people have been asking me what the new record is like. I've told them, 'I...

2006-05-13 02:49:59

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Metallica frontman James Hetfield fought back tears on Friday as he recounted his public battle with addiction, and labeled the sex, drugs and rock' n' roll ethos as a "horrible myth." The 42-year-old singer/guitarist was being honored at a Hollywood fundraiser for the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides access to addiction recovery for members of the music community. The event, which also honored concert promoter Bill Silva, culminated in a...


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