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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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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com
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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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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com
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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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Andrew Caballero-Reynolds, Getty Images
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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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Anton Corbijn, LouReedMetallica.com
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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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The Big 4 - Metallica. Slayer. Megadeth. Anthrax.
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Backstage Footage of Metallica at Yankees Stadium [VIDEO]

Last week the "Big Four" rolled through New York with a stop at Yankees Stadium on September 14th.  It must be pretty amazing to see Anthrax, Megadeath, Slayer, and Metallica all on one stage.  I found this Youtube footage from Metallica.  It features footage from their soundcheck and more! More after the jump!

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images
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Competition Between Big 4 of Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer Has Evolved, Says Lars Ulrich

A friendly rivalry, trying to be better than the next guy — members of Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer all have a slightly different way to describe their relationship with one another back in the day.

They’re on good terms lately, proven by the fact they’ve shared the same concert stage this year in California and New York, collectively billed as the Big 4. And while the metal bands are still competitive, it’s more self-contained now that they’re “out of the sandbox” and all grown up, according to Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich.

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Are Megadeth and Metallica Forming A Supergroup?

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has had his issues with Metallica since being ousted from the band nearly 30 years ago, but he’s apparently settled them because Megadeth and Metallica are on the bill of a series of shows, and a collaboration may be in the works.

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Heinrich Klaff, Flickr
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Top Five Unexpected Crossover Cover Songs [VIDEO]

There are many artists in the music world that cover songs. The majority of the time it is within the same genre. Every so often, artists will look outside their own realm and cover something far from their style. I have put together a list of five songs where this phenomenon occurs. I have put both videos up, so lets see how far out these artists go.

 

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