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Top 10 James Hetfield Guest Appearances

One of the factors that led to Jason Newsted's departure from Metallica in January 2001 was frontman James Hetfield's reluctance to allow his bass player to indulge in side projects during the band's downtime.While it's true that the Metallica frontman has never officially joined any other band (Spastik Children notwithstanding), Papa Het has done his share of guest appearances over the years,... …

Watch Metallica Cover Van Halen's "Runnin' with the Devil"

During their show at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, Saturday night, Metallica paid tribute to hometown heroes Van Halen with a brief cover of the band's "Runnin' with the Devil."The band has quite a bit of fun with the cover, with Hetfield attempting to replicate David Lee Roth's famous screams and Kirk Hammett beaming from ear to ear the whole way."That's all I can sing," Hetfield... …

See Metallica Perform "Motorbreath" in Montreal in New Pro-Shot Footage

Metallica’s MetOnTour video crew have shared footage of the band’s July 19 show at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montréal. Below you can see their pro-shot footage of the band playing "Motorbreath," a highlight of their incindeary 1983 debut, Kill 'Em All.Metallica is currently wrapping up its North American tour, with a handful of remaining dates on the West Coast and Canada. They will then spend the... …

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... …

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