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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Wishes JAMES HETFIELD Happy 58th Birthday: We're 'Just Getting Started'

Lars Ulrich has wished his METALLICA bandmate James Hetfield a happy 58th birthday. Earlier today, Ulrich shared a photo of him and Hetfield mugging for the camera, and he wrote in an accompanying message: "Happy Birthday James. Here's to nearly 40 years of crazy cool shenanigans of every kind imaginable…..including an occasional raised middle finger, ...

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Hear WEEZER's Cover Version Of METALLICA's 'Enter Sandman'

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of METALLICA's self-titled album, the Grammy-winning, 16-times-platinum-certified LP is receiving its definitive re-release on September 10 via the band's own Blackened Recordings. Remastered for ultimate sound quality, The Black Album remaster will be available in multiple configurations including 180-gram double vinyl LP, standard CD and 3 CD expanded edition, digital, ...

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KIRK HAMMETT: METALLICA Was Able To 'Put All Feelings And Emotions And Experiences Of Last Year And A Half' Into New Music

In a new interview with Cesar Gueikian, brand president of Gibson Brands, Kirk Hammett spoke about how METALLICA has spent its coronavirus downtime and its plans for the coming months. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Because of the unusual situation of the last couple of years, we were able to continue to communicate and ...

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Hear METALLICA's New Version Of 'Nothing Else Matters' From DISNEY's 'Jungle Cruise' Movie

A never-heard-before, totally new and different version of METALLICA's classic song "Nothing Else Matters" can be heard below. The track appears twice in Disney's new movie "Jungle Cruise", which is being released today (Friday, July 30) will in U.S. theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access. METALLICA stated about the track's inclusion in the film: ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS' JERRY CANTRELL To Release 'Brighten' Solo Album In October; First Single 'Atone' Now Available

According to Rolling Stone, ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist and vocalist Jerry Cantrell will release his new solo album, "Brighten", on October 29. The official music video for the LP's first single, "Atone", can be streamed below. Cantrell co-directed the black-and-white clip with photographer musician Jim Louvau, singer/guitarist Greg Puciato, visual artist ...

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METALLICA: Never-Before-Heard Version Of 'Nothing Else Matters' Featured In DISNEY's Jungle Cruise' Movie, Out Tomorrow

A never-heard-before, totally new and different version of METALLICA's classic song "Nothing Else Matters" appears twice in Disney's new movie "Jungle Cruise". METALLICA stated about the track's inclusion in the film: "It was an honor to work with renowned, legendary composer James Newton Howard as we reimagined the song by performing his arrangement and creating ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Partners With GIBSON

Gibson, the iconic American instrument brand, has announced an official brand partnership with METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett. The new partnership will span across Gibson Brands, including Gibson and Epiphone guitars. "It's a really great and exciting time for me to be joining forces with Gibson," says Hammett. "I look forward to achieving great things together ...

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JAMES HETFIELD, SLASH, PETER FRAMPTON, PAUL RODGERS Share Messages In Support Of ROAD RECOVERY And Its Youth Programs

During this COVID-19 pandemic when our youth are at higher risk of alcohol/substance abuse and risky behavior, Road Recovery petitioned The Department of Justice (DoJ) / Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) who awarded two grants over three years to Road Recovery to launch VirtualTrax programs in all corners of New York State. ...

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Hear VOLBEAT's Cover Version Of METALLICA's 'Don't Tread On Me'

Danish/American rock and rollers VOLBEAT have shared their version of "Don't Tread On Me" from the forthcoming album "The Metallica Blacklist". The collection features an unprecedented 50+ artists contributing a unique interpretation of their favorite cut from METALLICA's self-titled fifth album, celebrating the 30th anniversary of "Metallica" (a.k.a. "The Black Album"). All profits from "The ...

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METALLICA Shares Rehearsal Recording Of 'Don't Tread on Me' From Remastered Deluxe Box Set Of 'Black' Album

METALLICA has shared "Don't Tread on Me (Pre-Production Rehearsal)", taken from the "Pre-Production Rehearsals" CD included in the remastered deluxe box set of its self-titled fifth album — also known as "The Black Album" — due on September 10 via the band's own Blackened Recordings. The track was recorded live during pre-production rehearsals at Bayview ...

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EXODUS Drummer TOM HUNTING Is Now Cancer Free

EXODUS drummer Tom Hunting is now "cancer free," more than two weeks after he underwent a successful total gastrectomy in his battle with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the stomach. Earlier today (Monday, July 26), Hunting's EXODUS bandmate Gary Holt took to his Instagram to write: "Update of Tom! Tom has been home for around ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT On Band's 40th Anniversary: 'I Still Feel Like We Haven't Really Peaked'

Prior to Thursday's (July 22) game between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo spoke to Giants postgame live analyst George Kontos about the band's upcoming 40th-anniversary celebrations. Hammett said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Man, it's crazy when I think about four decades. 'Cause I ...

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EVANESCENCE's AMY LEE: 'I Love Contrast In Music'

During an appearance on the latest episode of the "Cutter's Rockcast" podcast, EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee was asked if there was one artist that made her want to become the lead singer of a hard rock band. She responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I can't say one, but it's interesting, I didn't think about gender ...

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MICHAEL POULSEN Wrote Upcoming VOLBEAT Album In 'Only Three Months'

In a new interview with Germany's Rock Antenne, VOLBEAT guitarist/vocalist Michael Poulsen spoke about the writing sessions for the band's follow-up to 2019's "Rewind, Replay, Rebound" LP. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, when we heard it was not possible to tour [due to the coronavirus pandemic], and nobody knew when we could go ...

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