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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... …

Lars Ulrich Tells What His Dad Thinks of Metallica

Metallica fans are most likely familiar with drummer Lars Ulrich’s father, Torben Ulrich. As Lars puts it, his dad has been “a fairly large presence in and out of Metallica’s history for 35 years.”Torben Ulrich is a former professional tennis player as well as a serious jazz fan (tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon is Lars’ godfather). Given his jazz leanings, one has to wonder what Torben thinks... …

Watch Metallica and Iggy Pop Perform the Stooges' "T.V. Eye" in Mexico City

Iggy Pop joined Metallica onstage last night (March 5) at a gig in Mexico City. They joined forces to perform "T.V. Eye," a track from the Stooges' 1970 album, Fun House.“Metallica has much respect for the man coming out here to sing a song with us," Metallica's James Hetfield told the crowd. "And we’re grateful that he’s been able to be on this Mexico City tour with us. Please show your sign... …

How AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and More Would Sound with Kirk Hammett on Guitar

Last summer, YouTube guitarist Steve Terreberry posted a (very popular) video that demonstrates—at least according to Terreberry—how it would sound if Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett were a member of several other incredibly popular bands."[Hammett] is one of my all-time favorite guitarists," Terreberry says in the clip. "So I thought it would be cool to see what it sounded like taking certain... …

See Metallica Guitarists Join Lars Ulrich for Drum Solo in New Live Show Segment

Metallica have added a segment to their live performance of “Now That We’re Dead” in which all four members play drums.The song—a cut from their latest album, Hardwired…to Self-Destruct—now includes a roughly two-and-a-half-minute interlude in which guitarists James Hatfield and Kirk Hammett, as well as bassist Robert Trujillo, hammer away on drums along with drummer Lars Ulrich.The clip below... …

Metallica and Lady Gaga Share Grammys Rehearsal Footage

Metallica and Lady Gaga have shared the dress rehearsal footage of their “Moth into Flame” performance at the Grammy Awards on February 12. The clip shows what the performance might have been without the technical issues that silenced James Hetfield for a portion of the song.“Mic Into Flame? OK, our little Grammy... hiccup... wasn’t that dramatic,” Metallica write. “But it still left all of us... …

Every Metallica Riff You’ve Ever Heard

Metallica’s sound has changed up from album to album, and there’s no better indicator of that than James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett’s guitar tone.Now a YouTuber named Gürschach X has combined palm-muted open-string chugging from each of the group’s albums—from 1983’s Kill ’Em All to 2016’s Hardwired…to Self-Destruct—into one epic, albeit very short video titled Every Metallic Riff You’ve Ever... …

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