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James Hetfield Signs On To Narrate Porn Documentary

The heavy rock icon impressed writer-director Justin Hunt when the filmmaker interviewed him for his award-winning documentary Absent, and asked Hetfield to front Addicted To Porn: Chasing The Cardboard Butterfly. The film...

Metallica's Lars Ulrich Is A Huge Fan Of Rihanna

Metallica's Lars Ulrich is a huge fan of ''next level'' Rihanna. The 'Nothing Else Matters' hitmaker admits that he is not familiar with many pop musicians, but through his children - Bryce, nine, Layne, 15,...

Kirk Hammett 'Excited' About Tour

Kirk Hammett is ''very excited'' about Metallica's full North America tour.The 54-year-old guitarist is due to head off on an extensive run of dates with his bandmates - James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, and Robert Trujillo...

Metallica's James Hetfield Moved By Lost Soul Amy Winehouse

Metallica frontman James Hetfield was inspired to write a song about Amy Winehouse after being affected by the ''misconnection with reality'' that was apparent in the documentary 'Amy'.The 53-year-old rocker was both fascinated and horrified...

Phil Campbell Haunted By Lemmy Kilmister

Former Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell feels haunted by the late Lemmy Kilmister.The iconic frontman passed away almost a year ago on December 28, 2015 after suffering from inoperable prostate cancer as well as congestive heart...

Metallica Throw Away Unwanted Guitar Riffs

Metallica threw away any unwanted guitar riffs after making their current album 'Hardwired... to Self-Destruct'.The 'Enter Sandman' hitmakers will have to start from scratch when they start working on their next album as frontman James...

Metallica Booked To Tour For Two Years

Metallica plan on touring for at least the next two years.The legendary metal band dropped their first record in eight years, 'Hardwired... to Self-Destruct', last week (November 18) and frontman James Hetfield, 53, says they...

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:...

Metallica's Album Was Inspired By Amy Winehouse's Death

Amy Winehouse's tragic death inspired Metallica's new album. The heavy metal band's LP 'Hardwired... to Self-Destruct' - their first studio release in eight years - is set to drop on Friday (18.11.16) and features...

James Hetfield: Lemmy Should Be In Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

James Hetfield says it's about time Lemmy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.The Metallica frontman - who was entered in 2009 with bandmates Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo -...

Metallica Premiering New Song Via Halloween Masks

The heavy metal band has already shared tracks Hardwired and Moth Into Flame from its upcoming album, titled Hardwired...To Self-Destruct.A third tune, Atlas, Rise!, will debut on Monday (31Oct16), although some lucky fans will have...

Metallica Announce New Single For Halloween

Metallica will release their new single 'Atlas, Rise!' on Halloween (31.10.16).The rockers - comprised of James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and Robert Trujillo - are gearing up to release their first studio album in...

Metallica Find Band Life Harder Now

Metallica find it ''harder'' to be in a band now than when they started out.The 'Enter Sandman' hitmakers formed in 1981 and drummer Lars Ulrich found it easier to be part of a ''collective'' when...

Metallica Debut New Single Live

Metallica have debuted their brand new single live for the very first time.Days after announcing they would be releasing their first album in eight years, the metal music heavyweights performed the LP's titular lead single...

Heart Sisters Team Up With Ne-yo And James Hetfield For New Album

The odd couple hit the studio together to record the title track for Beautiful Broken, which will also be the project's first single. The album, Heart's 16th, also features a new song...

Metallica Lost Millions On Music Festival

The rockers launched the festival in New Jersey in 2012, and held a second two-day event in Detroit, Michigan in 2013, which featured performances by the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Deftones....

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,...

James Hetfield And Daughter Sing Duet For Charity

The Metallica frontman and former Van Halen star Sammy Hagar hosted their second annual Acoustic-4-A-Cure event in San Francisco, and recruited some of their famous friends to perform at the concert. Hetfield...

Metallica To Release 27 Albums

Metallica will release 27 different live albums before the end of the year.The 'Enter Sandman' rockers will mark the 10th anniversary of their LiveMetallica.com site by offering CDs and LPs of every one of their...

Metallica Promise To Return To The UK

Metallica have vowed to return to the UK ''very soon''.The heavy metal rockers closed the Sonisphere festival at Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, East England last night (06.07.14) and enjoyed that performance, and their headline slot at...

Metallica Poke Fun At Critics With Bear Hunt Video

Metallica poked fun at British critics who opposed singer James Hetfield's love of hunting prior to the band's headlining slot at the Glastonbury festival on Saturday (28Jun14) by posting a video, in which they dressed...

Paolo Nutini: I'm Not Interested In Metallica

Paolo Nutini has dismissed Metallica's Glastonbury set insisting the metal band just play the ''same song over and over again''.The 27-year-old musician didn't bother to go and watch the 'For Whom The Bell Tolls' rockers'...

Metallica: Glastonbury Offer Is 'Remarkable'

Metallica think it's ''remarkable'' they are the first heavy metal band to headline Glastonbury festival. The 'Enter Sandman' band - made up of James Hetfield, Rob Trujillo, Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett - will take...

Metallica: We Won't Perform Into Our 70s

Metallica claim they won't perform into their 70s like The Rolling Stones. The heavy metal band - made up of James Hetfield, Rob Trujillo, Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett - are in their 50s and...

Metallica: We Won't Perform Into Our 70s

Metallica claim they won't perform into their 70s like The Rolling Stones. The heavy metal band - made up of James Hetfield, Rob Trujillo, Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett - are in their 50s and...

Metallica Release New Song

Metallica will release a new song today (20.06.14) ahead of their headline set at Glastonbury festival. The 'Enter Sandman' band, who will be the first heavy metal act to top the bill at Worthy Farm...

Jarvis Cocker: Metallica Could Be A Bit Abrasive

Pulp's Jarvis Cocker thinks Metallica's forthcoming headline appearance at Glastonbury could be ''a bit abrasive''.The frontman has voiced his concerns about the metal act topping the bill at Worthy Farm later this month and thinks...

Petition To Ban Metallica From Glastonbury

Animal rights activists have launched a petition to ban Metallica from headlining this year's Glastonbury festival.The 'Enter Sandman' band are set to be the first heavy metal act to top the bill at Worthy Farm...

Animal Rights Activists Attempt To Ban Metallica From Glastonbury

Animal rights activists have launched an online petition to ban Metallica from headlining the Glastonbury festival in England at the end of June (14) over frontman James Hetfield's love of hunting.The Enter Sandman singer, an...

Metallica's James Hetfield Voicing New Wildlife Series

Metallica frontman James Hetfield is set to narrate a new documentary series about the hunting of brown bears.The heavy metal rocker lends his voice to new show The Hunt, which charts the history of brown...

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