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METALLICA Wins 'Best Metal Performance' GRAMMY For '72 Seasons'

METALLICA was honored with a Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 66th annual Grammy Awards, which is being held tonight (Sunday, February 4) at the Crypto.com Arena (formerly the Staples Center) in Los Angeles, California. METALLICA was nominated for "...
February 4, 2024
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Watch: SCOTT TRAVIS Performs JUDAS PRIEST And AC/DC Classics With PRIEST/DC In Auburn, California

JUDAS PRIEST drummer Scott Travis performed with the California-based JUDAS PRIEST-AC/DC cover band called PRIEST/DC on February 3 at Pistol Pete's in Auburn, California. Fan-filmed video of the concert can be seen below. PRIEST/DC features vocalist Jeff Martin from RACER X. Martin was also previous...
February 4, 2024
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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT And GIBSON Unveil 1989 Les Paul Custom, A Recreated Version Of His Guitar

For 130 years, Gibson has shaped sound across generations and genres of music, becoming one of the most relevant, played, and loved guitar brands around the world. Gibson Custom Shop is proud to unveil its next global release in partnership with Kirk Hammett, legendary guitarist of the multi-platinu...
January 23, 2024
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Late METALLICA Bassist CLIFF BURTON: Third Version Of ReAction Figure From Super7 Coming In March

Super7 will release the third version of its ReAction figure of late METALLICA bassist Cliff Burton on or around March 1. The new figure includes: * Cliff Burton figure featuring Cliff torn jeans, black t-shirt and flannel * Comes with a black bass guitar * Injected plastic and paint * 3¾ scale figu...
January 22, 2024
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DORO Shares Cover Of METALLICA's 'The Four Horsemen'

German metal queen Doro has prepared a special New Year's gift for her fans and is excited to announce the digital release of the cover of METALLICA's classic "The Four Horsemen". This track will also be included on the forthcoming digital EP "Conqueress – Extended", due to be released on March 1. D...
January 19, 2024
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DOWN Is Continuing To Work On New Music At PHILIP ANSELMO's Studio

DOWN, featuring vocalist Philip H. Anselmo, guitarists Pepper Keenan and Kirk Windstein, drummer Jimmy Bower and bassist Pat Bruders, is continuing work on the songwriting process for a new release. The long-running heavy metal supergroup hasn't issued anything since the arrival of the "Down IV – Pa...
January 13, 2024
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JOHN 5 Says METALLICA's 'Master Of Puppets' Album Is 'Perfection': 'All The Songs Are So Well-Written And Well-Executed'

In a new interview with Radioactive MikeZ, host of the 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire", former ROB ZOMBIE and current MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist John 5 was asked which METALLICA album he thinks is better, "Ride The Lightning" or "Master Of Puppets". He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH...
January 11, 2024
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DEATH ANGEL's ROB CAVESTANY Names His Favorite METALLICA Album

In the video below, EMG artist Rob Cavestany of San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans DEATH ANGEL remembers hearing METALLICA for the first time. Rob also shared some great stories about meeting METALLICA, opening for them and having the band take the young DEATH ANGEL under their wings. Rob said (a...
January 11, 2024
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JASON NEWSTED Still Gets Offers Of 'Music Collaborations' But Says He Is 'Very Picky About Those Proposals These Days'

During an appearance on the 24th episode of "The Metallica Report", the recently launched podcast offering weekly insider updates on all things METALLICA, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted was asked what he is up to these days in terms of any plans, projects, and just life in general. He respon...
January 10, 2024
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Watch: METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT And ROBERT TRUJILLO Sign Bottles Of 'Blackened' In Livermore

On December 2, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo made a special appearance at Costco in Livermore, California to autograph bottles of the band's whiskey brand, Blackened. Video and photos of their appearance can be found below (video uploaded to YouTube by Ed Collects). Bl...
January 2, 2024
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DOWN Is Working On New Music

DOWN, featuring vocalist Philip H. Anselmo, guitarists Pepper Keenan and Kirk Windstein, drummer Jimmy Bower and bassist Pat Bruders, has apparently commenced the songwriting process for a new release. The long-running heavy metal supergroup hasn't issued anything since the arrival of the "Down IV –...
December 28, 2023
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Watch: Former EXODUS Members RICK HUNOLT And ROB DUKES Perform Band's Classic Songs In Albany, California

Former EXODUS guitarist Rick Hunolt joined GENERATION KILL, the band featuring ex-EXODUS frontman Rob Dukes, on stage last night (Thursday, December 21) at Ivy Room in Albany, California to perform the classic EXODUS songs "A Lesson In Violence", "War Is My Shepherd" and "Toxic Waltz". Video of the...
December 22, 2023
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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT: Non-Musicians 'Are Not Going To Remember A Great Guitar Solo'

In a recent interview with U.K.'s Total Guitar magazine, METALLICA's Kirk Hammett said that the only people who truly care about guitar solos are other guitarists. He said: "People are not going to remember a great guitar solo. I hate to say it for all your readers out there. They will remember a gr...
December 15, 2023
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DAVID ELLEFSON On METALLICA: 'They're Kind, They're Gracious, They're Cool Guys'

In a new interview with Chris McLernon and Jack Trash of the "Plus One: A Rock N Roll Podcast", former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson spoke about recently celebrating his 59th birthday by attending METALLICA's "No Repeat Weekend" shows at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. He said (as transcribed by...
December 2, 2023
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KIRK HAMMETT Looks Back On Making Of METALLICA's 'Kill 'Em All' For Album's 40th Anniversary

On the latest episode of the "Metal Mayhem ROC" podcast, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett celebrates the 40th anniversary of the band's debut album, "Kill 'Em All", by going back in time for an in-depth look back at the rehearsals and the recording of the LP that took place in "Metal Mayhem ROC"'s h...
December 1, 2023