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Lars Ulrich Explains Diversity of Metallica’s Orion Music + More Festival

Many Metallica fans were left asking questions after the announcement of the incredibly diverse lineup for the ‘Orion Music + More‘ festival in Atlantic City, N.J. Ever ready to be spokesman for the band, drummer Lars Ulrich steps up to explain some of those decisions.

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Metallica Orion Music + More Festival Promoter Talks Diverse Lineup

Metallica announced their own Orion Music + More Festival earlier this month, which offers an incredibly eclectic and not exactly metallic lineup. Drummer Lars Ulrich addressed the diversity of the bill immediately, since the band pretty much knew fans might be scratching their heads about a lineup featuring Metallica thrashing about alongside indie acts like Modest Mouse and Best Coast. Ulrich said, “If you took our four iPods and scanned through them, you’d find the biggest variety and diversity of music. So we’re trying to bring that spirit to the festival.” Festival promoter Charlie Walker of C3 also weighed in about the unexpected acts Metallica chose to feature.

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Metallica to Create Music, Arts + Lifestyle Festival [VIDEO]

Metallica has been teasing a big announcement on their website for over a week now, and today the announcement was made. The band is creating a new music, arts and lifestyle festival that they hope will be an annual event. The festival, will be called the Orion Music + More, and will make its debut June 23-24 at Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Metallica will, of course, headline both nights of the festival. 20 other bands that will participate including bans like Avenged Sevenfold, Arctic Monkeys, Cage the Elephant, Modest Mouse, Best Coast and the Gaslight Anthem. More bands will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Metallica To Make Big Announcement February 7

Metallica are tantalizing fans with a new video clip that promises a big announcement from the band this coming Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 11AM PT. What can it be? Another collaborative album with Lou Reed? We don’t think so! Whatever it is, it seems to be geared toward a big concert announcement.

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New Metallica Album to Have Shorter, ‘Groove-Oriented’ Songs

Members of Metallica say their new album will contain shorter, "more to the point" songs.

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Watch the Metallica Recap of 30th-Anniversary Concert [VIDEO]

Last month, Metallica played a four-night run of 30th-anniversary concerts at the Fillmore in San Francisco exclusively for the band's fan club members.  After recently posting video recaps of the first three concerts on YouTube, the band has now posted a 44-minute clip featuring highlights of their fourth and final show, which took place on December 10.

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Metallica Confirm Release of 3D Movie in 2013

Thrash legends Metallica have revealed on their official website that the band is indeed planning to release a 3D film. Although details on the movie are scarce, the band is planning to secure a 2013 release date for the upcoming feature.

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Metallica Unleash Video Recap of Their Final 30th Anniversary Show

In December, Metallica celebrated their 30th year as a band with four very special shows in San Francisco. The fourth and final show led to some truly incredible events, including former Metallica members Dave Mustaine and Jason Newsted joining the band onstage.

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Metallica Share Video Footage of Third Anniversary Show

Metallica may have held four anniversary shows in San Francisco specifically for fan club members earlier this month, but the Four Horsemen are certainly doing their part to engage non fan club members by sharing bits and pieces of the shows. That way, the rest of their massive global fan base can feel a part of the fun. The band has now shared 30 minutes of video footage from the Dec. 9 show, the third of the the four gigs..

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Metallica Post 33-Minute Video Recap of Second 30th Anniversary Show

The post-victory celebration of Metallica‘s 30th anniversary bash continues with a 33-minute video recapping the second of four fan-club-only shows the band performed Dec. 7 at the Fillmore in San Francisco.

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Metallica Unleash Footage From Day One of 30th Anniversary Celebration

Metallica‘s 30th year is about to come to a close with a swarm of attention having followed them the entire way. Metallica celebrated the milestone with a week-long celebration in San Francisco, Calif., the first day of which is now available for your viewing pleasure. It’s 27-minutes, but totally worth your time.

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Says Joining Metallica Onstage Was ‘Really Fun’

Back on Dec. 10, during one of Metallica’s intimate fan club shows at the Fillmore in San Francisco, Calif. a magical metal moment went down when original Metallica guitarist and current Megadeth mastermind Dave Mustaine joined his former band onstage for a few songs.

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