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Metallica Release ‘Beyond Magnetic’ EP

With Metallica‘s intimate, 30th anniversary shows in San Francisco now in the rear view, leaving indelible memories for those who attended and causing those who couldn’t make it to curse their fate, the band is continuing the celebration with a special EP.

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Metallica Perform with Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Mustaine + More at Final Anniversary Show

Metallica played their fourth and final “intimate” anniversary show for fan club members last night (Dec. 10) at the Fillmore in San Francisco. The band has been performing and releasing previously unheard songs from 2008′s ‘Death Magnetic’ with each show as well as inviting some key guests from ‘Tallica’s history to perform with them. Last night, they debuted ‘Rebel of Babylon’ and brought former guitarist Dave Mustaine, ex-bassists Jason Newsted and Ron McGovney (he pre-dates Cliff Burton) and Hugh Tanner, who was in Leather Charm with James Hetfield and McGovney, on stage.

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Metallica Release Third Previously Unheard ‘Death Magnetic’ Song

Metallica are behaving like Santa this holiday season, generously doling out previously unreleased songs from the ‘Death Magnetic’ sessions. They are essentially sonic presents! The latest new-yet-old song is ‘Hell and Back,’ which dropped last night after the band performed the song at its third (of four) anniversary show underplays for fan club members at the Fillmore in San Francisco. It’s ‘Tallica’s 30th birthday but they are the one gifting fans with songs.

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Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’ Powers Awesome Christmas Light Display

Santa Claus is going to flip out when he sees this house. One metalhead with a slightly twisted Christmas spirit was able to create a fun-filled holiday light show at his house this year, synchronized to Metallica‘s magnum opus ‘Enter Sandman.’

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Metallica’s 30th Anniversary Shows May Feature Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy Kilmister

As the end of their 30th year as a band approaches, Metallica are set to begin a week-long celebration of intimate club gigs at the Fillmore in San Francisco, Calif. Metallica will start their four-day residence at the Fillmore tonight (Dec. 5) with Lemmy Kilmister and Ozzy Osbourne expected to be among the guests.

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Metallica Drummer Lars Ulrich Gives Thanks to Iron Maiden

Churning out their own brand of iconic metal for 30 years now, Metallica may be one of the most influential bands in the world, but according to drummer Lars Ulrich, “I don’t think Metallica would be where Metallica is today if it wasn’t for Iron Maiden.”

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Settles Lawsuit With Former Assistant

Last February, Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, was sued by former employee Steven Wiig, who claimed that he was underpaid for his job as a personal assistant during 2001 to 2009.

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Metallica Fans Riot After Postponement of Concert In India

Metallica fans started a riot today (Oct. 28) in Gurgaon, India, as crowd control issues prevented the band from playing their first ever show in India. Approximately 20,000 eager fans were waiting in the audience as a surge of metalheads jolted forward creating a domino effect, which caused crowd-control barricades to collapse, injuring several people.

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Lou Reed & Metallica Streaming ‘Lulu’ in Full

A day after releasing 30-second clips of each song on their joint effort ‘Lulu,’ Lou Reed & Metallica are now streaming the entire album online in full.

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Kid Band Owns Metallica on Killer ‘Enter Sandman’ Cover [VIDEO]

If this cover of Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’ by the appropriately named Mini Band is any indication, the future of metal is in good hands.

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CJ Ramone Nixed Chance to Replace Jason Newsted in Metallica

When CJ Ramone was approached a decade ago about possibly replacing Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, he declined the chance even though he took Dee Dee Ramone’s spot in the final years of the legendary punk band the Ramones.

Ramone’s reason was simple: Touring with the metal band would not have been beneficial to his family, specifically his son Liam, who had been diagnosed with autism.

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Sample of Metallica and Lou Reed’s Song ‘The View’ Hits the Web

There’s no mistaking Metallica‘s thick guitar attack and Lou Reed‘s spoken, attitude-driven vocals in ‘The View,’ a 38-second sample of which can be heard now online in advance of their joint album, ‘Lulu.’

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