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Dave Mustaine Names His Favorite Metallica Song (That He Wrote)

In a recent-ish interview with LA Weekly, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine was asked which of the four songs he co-wrote on Metallica's 1983 debut album, Kill 'Em All, was his favorite. His response:"My favorite? Hmmm. Interesting. Good question. You know, I like 'Phantom Lord' and 'Metal Militia' because they are very interesting songs. But I think if you were going to go for my favorite... …

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Credits Soundgarden As Inspiration for "Enter Sandman" Riff

It turns out one of Metallica's most popular guitar riffs owes a little something to Soundgarden. “Soundgarden had just put out Louder Than Love. I was trying to capture their at­titude toward big, heavy riffs,” Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett told Rolling Stone in 2008.“It was two o’clock in the morning. I put it on tape and didn’t think about it. When [drummer] Lars [Ulrich] heard the riff,... …

Watch High Quality Live Videos of Metallica’s WorldWired Tour

Metallica is currently out pummeling stadiums on their WorldWired tour, and the band’s video team has been busy producing some very cool live footage.Below, check out clips of “Battery,” “One” and “For Whom the Bell Tolls”—and there’s plenty more to be seen at Metallica’s YouTube channel.For the latest on Metallica, visit metallica.com. …

Dude Plays Metallica's "Hardwired" on a Sitar—and It's Killer

Is it just me or has the sitar been making inroads into metal—not to mention traditionally guitar-centric media coverage—in the past few months?While you ponder that purely rhetorical question, be sure to check out this excellent new video by Rishabh Seen, who can be seen playing Metallica's "Hardwired" on the—you guessed it—sitar. And he does it as effortlessly as Tina S.If you want to see... …

How Metallica, Slayer and Pantera Sound with a Clean Guitar Tone

When it comes to playing metal, no effect is more vital to guitar tone than distortion.For anyone who doubts it, check out this video from YouTube poster Vaalvla, titled “Metal Songs Without Distortion.” In it, he plays selections from six classic metal tracks on his modified Squier Jazzmaster using, apparently, no effects whatsoever.The selections are, in order, Slayer’s “Angel of Death,”... …

Metallica Premiere New Music Video for "Now That We're Dead"

Back in November, Metallica released every Hardwired...to Self-Destruct music video—10 in all—in one shot.Yesterday, however, they released a new official music video for "Now That We're Dead," one of many Hardwired highlights. It's a performance clip that was shot during their 2017 "WorldWired" tour.Hardwired...to Self-Destruct was released Friday, November 18, via Blackened Recordings and was... …

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,... …

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