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Lars Ulrich Names Metallica’s Most-Played and Quintessential Live Songs of All Time

Metallica have written and recorded more than 100 songs in their 35-year career. Several of those have gone on to become staples at the group’s concerts.Is there one that stands above all others as the quintessential live Metallica song?Lars Ulrich says there is: “Seek & Destroy,” the second-to-last track on their debut album, 1983’s Kill ’Em All.“The one song we never rehearse is ‘Seek &... …

Dave Mustaine Calls Grammys ‘Master of Puppets’ “The Worst Version I Ever Heard!”

As previously reported here, when Megadeth won their “Best Metal Performance” Grammy for their 2016 album, Dystopia, at the 59th annual Grammy Awards on February 12, the house band performed Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” as the band walked to the stage. The error was particularly unfortunate seeing as Megadeth were finally winning a Grammy after 12 prior nominations. Worse, frontman Dave... …

James Hetfield Tells Why He’s Against Fixing the Bass on ‘…And Justice for All’

Metallica have been lambasted for some of their production decisions over the years. The low volume of Jason Newsted’s bass on 1988’s …And Justice for All and Lars Ulrich’s aggressively ringing snare drum on 2003’s St. Anger are two instances where the band has received backlash from fans and critics.The Red Bulletin’s Nick Amies seemed to have these moments in mind when he asked if, looking at... …

Metallica Sing Rihanna’s “Diamonds” on ‘Carpool Karaoke’

Metallica will appear on an upcoming episode of James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke, the new spinoff series based on the popular Late Late Show segment.The clip below shows James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo belting out Rihanna’s “Diamonds” along with comedian Billy Eichner. The segment begins at the 40-second spot. Later in the clip, the band stops at a supermarket and... …

Lars Ulrich: “James Hetfield Was Livid Over Grammy Mic Failure”

Appearing on The Late Late Show last night, Lars Ulrich said James Hetfield “was livid” over the mic failure that marred Metallica’s performance with Lady Gaga at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, February 12.The group performed “Moth into Flame” from their latest album, Hardwired….to Self-Destruct. Though Hetfield’s mic worked during the line check prior to their performance, it failed when the... …

Watch Metallica’s “Moth into Flame” Grammy Performance Without Mic Issues

A video that features all of James Hetfield’s vocals from Metallica’s Grammy performance with Lady Gaga is currently streaming.Metallica’s Romanian fan club, RoLoad, has uploaded the video showing the group and Lady Gaga performing “Moth into Flame” at Sunday’s Grammy Awards. The broadcast was marred by a problem that left Hetfield’s mic silent for much of the song.RoLoad, which posted the... …

Megadeth Receive Grammy While House Band Plays Metallica’s “Master of Puppets"

Dave Mustaine can’t seem to shake Metallica.At last night’s Grammy Awards, Megadeth finally won an award after 12 previous nominations. But as the Metallica cofounder and his group took a very long walk to the stage to accept the award for Best Metal Performance, they were treated to a live band’s very awful rendition of Metallica’s “Master of Puppets.”“Wow,” Mustaine said as he accepted the... …

Metallica Announce WorldWired North American Tour

Metallica have announced their 2017 “WorldWired” North American tour, and you can check out the dates below.They will be supported by Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat and Gojira. The three-month long trek will kick off May 10 in Baltimore and conclude August 16 in Edmonton, Alberta. This will be the band’s first full North American tour in eight years.Tickets will be available to the general public... …

Watch Metallica and Lady Gaga Survive Mic Problems with Live “Moth into Flame”

Metallica performed “Moth into Flame” with Lady Gaga at the 59th annual Grammy Awards Sunday, February 12, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.James Hetfield suffered mic problems for the first half of the song and couldn’t be heard. He eventually moved over to Gaga’s mic, but his mic was functional again by the last verse. It was a disappointing and shocking development for such a high... …

What If Metallica’s ‘Kill ’Em All’ Album Were in Major Keys?

When it was released in 1983, Metallica’s debut album, Kill ’Em All, set the pace for thrash metal, with its minor-key riffage, precise playing and fusion of punk with New Wave of British Heavy Metal.Would the album have been nearly as successful if the songs had been in major keys? The answer is obvious, but that didn’t stop Ben Eller from exploring how the intro to each of the album’s 10... …

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