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Watch Metallica’s Robert Trujillo Join Korn and Tye Trujillo in Peru

As we've been reporting of late, bassist Tye Trujillo, the 12-year-old son of Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, has been touring with Korn in South America for the past few days, filling in for Korn bassist Fieldy—on a purely temporary basis—due to “unforeseen circumstances.”This past Saturday night in Lima, Peru, however, Robert Trujillo decided to join his son—and Korn, of course—onstage.... …

Watch Rob Scallon Play "For Whom the Bell Tolls" on Bells

Well, it's finally May. And, as any up-to-speed guitar-centric internet fan knows, that's when Rob Scallon posts his popular "Maytallica" videos.Typically, Scallon's Maytallica clips show him covering a Metallica song (or two, or 10) in a very unique way. Today's installment is his cover of “For Whom the Bell Tolls” using bell instruments.Scallon employs an assortment of bells, plus a host of... …

Metallica Replace Metallica Tribute Band's Stolen Gear

Metallica recently came to the aid of a Metallica tribute band—Blistered Earth—after their gear was stolen.The Washington-state-based band's trailer—which was full of guitars, amps, effects, drums and more—was ransacked earlier this month in Oregon, and many key items were stolen:After Blistered Earth spread the news about the incident via their Facebook page, Metallica came to the rescue. Just... …

Watch Kirk Hammett Try to Break Ernie Ball's New Paradigm Guitar Strings

To help spread the word about its new Paradigm guitar strings, Ernie Ball recently asked a slew of top guitarists—from John Petrucci to Paul Gilbert to Kenny Wayne Shepherd—to try to break a string. Up next: Metallica's Kirk Hammett.In the new clip below, Hammett, a longtime user of Ernie Ball strings, does pretty much whatever he can—short of whipping out the bolt cutters—to break a string.... …

Kirk Hammett: “My Number-One Advice for Musicians”

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett was recently interviewed by Brazilian radio station 89FM. The wide-ranging talk included discussions about the group’s latest album, Hardwired…to Self-Destruct, and their work with Lady Gaga and Lou Reed.Hammett answered the interviewer’s question about the most important he advice he would give a band that has yet to be discovered.“It’s important to be original... …

Kirk Hammett: “Jimmy Page Told Me to Buy Peter Green’s Les Paul”

In a recent interview with Guitarist, Hammett reveals how he came to own Greeny, the 1959 Les Paul made famous by Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green.The guitar, used by Green on Fleetwood Mac tracks like “Oh Well” and “Black Magic Woman,” is noted for its distinctly nasal sound, the result of Green tinkering with the neck pickup in an attempt to replicate Eric Clapton’s tone and reversing its... …

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... …

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