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Five Guitar Things You Might Not Have Noticed in Metallica Songs

You may know Metallica’s catalog like the back of your picking hand, but let’s face it: The band has released 10 studio albums containing 115 original songs. There’s a good chance you’ve missed some of the music’s finer details, no matter how much you listen to the tunes.Andriy Vasylenko has put together a video titled “Five Things You Might Not Notice in Metallica Songs,” in which he presents... …

10 Essential Heavy Metal Documentaries You Need to Watch Now

The recent success of the N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton, demonstrated that extreme music can be of extreme interest to audiences.And so, we've opted to take a look at some great metal movies. Of course, there aren’t too many heavy metal biopics out there (other than maybe this one), so instead, here are 10 artist-specific documentaries that are definitely worth your precious time. Grab... …

Robert Trujillo’s 12-Year-Old Son, Tye, Will Play Bass for Korn

Over the weekend, Korn announced via Facebook that they'll be touring in South America with a “special guest.”It turns out the special guest is bassist Tye Trujillo, the 12-year-old son of Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo. Tye will be filling in—temporarily, of course—for Korn's regular bassist, Fieldy.“We are bummed Fieldy can’t join us on this run but excited to do a few gigs with a young... …

James Hetfield: No Interest in Lady Gaga Collaboration Despite Lars Ulrich's Comments

Lars Ulrich called Lady Gaga “the quintessential perfect fifth member” of Metallica following the group’s collaboration with her at the Grammy Awards on February 12, 2017.But while the drummer may be interested in Metallica reteaming with Lady Gaga, guitarist James Hetfield says fans shouldn’t hold their breath waiting for it to happen. Blabbermouth reports that Hetfield was asked by Chilean... …

New James Hetfield Biography: An Interview with Author Mark Eglinton

Mark Eglinton's So Let It Be Written: The Biography of Metallica’s James Hetfield is the first biography of a living member of Metallica.In the book, which will hit shelves April 11 via Lesser Gods, Eglinton uses exclusive, firsthand interviews with artists and celebrities who have crossed paths with the guitarist, including other members of Metallica, Testament's Chuck Billy (who wrote the... …

Lars Ulrich: “People’s Biggest Misconception About Metallica”

Sonar FM recently asked Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich to name the single biggest misconception people have about the group.His answer? Let’s just say the band’s battles with Napster back in 2000 still loom large in Metallica land.“After all the Napster stuff, the preconception that Metallica is greedy and cares about money and is money-hungry and money-driven or whatever—that’s a very big... …

Dave Mustaine: “Me and James Hetfield Are Among the Fantastic Four of Rhythm Guitar”

Megadeth may be known for making technical, complex music, but underneath it all frontman Dave Mustaine appreciates the value of a strong rhythm guitarist.In a new interview with Rock Cellar Magazine, Mustaine calls out the players he puts in his “Fantastic Four” of rhythm guitar. He gives special props to Metallica’s James Hetfield, who was Mustaine’s onetime bandmate during his tumultuous... …

March 14, 1982: Metallica Play Their First Concert

Thirty-five years ago today, four kids from California took the stage at Radio City in Anaheim, California, completely unaware that their band would one day be among the biggest in the world.Just months before they made their recording debut on the first Metal Massacre compilation (on which they were credited as Mettallica), James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Ron McGovney and Dave Mustaine played... …

Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson Recalls Beating Metallica for ‘Best Metal’ Grammy Award

It’s been 28 years since Jethro Tull beat out Metallica in one of the greatest upsets in award show history.And Tull frontman Ian Anderson can remember it like it was yesterday. “Clearly, it was a very unpopular win,” he tells EonMusic.In a new interview with the site, Anderson recalls how his group’s album Crest of a Knave shockingly went on to beat out Metallica’s …And Justice for All for a... …

Metallica's 11 Angriest On-Camera Moments

For many TV watchers, the 2017 Grammy Awards were probably the first time they saw Metallica perform. And what they saw was a group whose performance was ruined by a microphone problem that caused frontman James Hetfield to kick over his mic stand and toss his guitar when the song was finished.We can’t blame Hetfield for being angry, but as longtime Metallica fans know, this is hardly the first... …

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