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Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers Perform Chris Cornell Tributes

As expected, several popular artists have been honoring the late Chris Cornell by performing his music.Late last week, we shared Megadeth's performance of Soundgarden's "Outshined." Today we bring you two tributes by members of Metallica and Red Hot Chili Peppers.Last Thursday night, Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer performed "Seasons," a solo Cornell track from the film... …

Watch Metallica Perform "Now That We're Dead" on 'Late Show with Stephen Colbert'

This past Monday night (May 15), Metallica made their Late Show with Stephen Colbert live debut, performing “Now That We’re Dead.”The track is from their latest album, the enormously successful Hardwired...to Self-Destruct, which was released last November. The Colbert performance can be considered a pit stop on the band's WorldWired North American Tour, which kicked off May 10 in Baltimore.In... …

Metallica Share Footage From Worldwired Tour Rehearsals

Last night, May 9, Metallica live-streamed their rehearsal on the eve of the kickoff of their Worldwired World Tour. In case you missed the broadcast, the band have since uploaded the full performance. The clip can be seen below. You can check out all their dates right here.Will you be attending any of Metallica’s forthcoming live shows? Let us know! …

From Metal to Modern Art: Jason Newsted Talks Upcoming Exhibit, Metallica and More

After suffering a shoulder injury in 2006 and being unable to play, former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted decided to put down his instrument and pick up a brush. It was during this time that he began to express himself through painting. Since then, he’s become an accomplished modern artist.Newsted’s trademark style includes mixing soil—from wherever he happens to be painting—into his acrylics,... …

Watch Metallica’s Robert Trujillo Join Korn and Tye Trujillo in Peru

As we've been reporting of late, bassist Tye Trujillo, the 12-year-old son of Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, has been touring with Korn in South America for the past few days, filling in for Korn bassist Fieldy—on a purely temporary basis—due to “unforeseen circumstances.”This past Saturday night in Lima, Peru, however, Robert Trujillo decided to join his son—and Korn, of course—onstage.... …

Watch Rob Scallon Play "For Whom the Bell Tolls" on Bells

Well, it's finally May. And, as any up-to-speed guitar-centric internet fan knows, that's when Rob Scallon posts his popular "Maytallica" videos.Typically, Scallon's Maytallica clips show him covering a Metallica song (or two, or 10) in a very unique way. Today's installment is his cover of “For Whom the Bell Tolls” using bell instruments.Scallon employs an assortment of bells, plus a host of... …

Metallica Replace Metallica Tribute Band's Stolen Gear

Metallica recently came to the aid of a Metallica tribute band—Blistered Earth—after their gear was stolen.The Washington-state-based band's trailer—which was full of guitars, amps, effects, drums and more—was ransacked earlier this month in Oregon, and many key items were stolen:After Blistered Earth spread the news about the incident via their Facebook page, Metallica came to the rescue. Just... …

Watch Kirk Hammett Try to Break Ernie Ball's New Paradigm Guitar Strings

To help spread the word about its new Paradigm guitar strings, Ernie Ball recently asked a slew of top guitarists—from John Petrucci to Paul Gilbert to Kenny Wayne Shepherd—to try to break a string. Up next: Metallica's Kirk Hammett.In the new clip below, Hammett, a longtime user of Ernie Ball strings, does pretty much whatever he can—short of whipping out the bolt cutters—to break a string.... …

Kirk Hammett: “My Number-One Advice for Musicians”

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett was recently interviewed by Brazilian radio station 89FM. The wide-ranging talk included discussions about the group’s latest album, Hardwired…to Self-Destruct, and their work with Lady Gaga and Lou Reed.Hammett answered the interviewer’s question about the most important he advice he would give a band that has yet to be discovered.“It’s important to be original... …

Kirk Hammett: “Jimmy Page Told Me to Buy Peter Green’s Les Paul”

In a recent interview with Guitarist, Hammett reveals how he came to own Greeny, the 1959 Les Paul made famous by Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green.The guitar, used by Green on Fleetwood Mac tracks like “Oh Well” and “Black Magic Woman,” is noted for its distinctly nasal sound, the result of Green tinkering with the neck pickup in an attempt to replicate Eric Clapton’s tone and reversing its... …

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