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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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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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Metallica to Release ‘And Justice For All’ in Green

Today at 3pm you will be able to get your hands on a piece of Metallica history. At that time, one-thousand green vinyls of the band’s 1988 album, 'And Justice for All' will go on sale at BecauseSoundMatters.com and at the fan club page at Metallica.com.  500 copies will be available to members of

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Rick Rubin Talks New Records from Metallica, Chili Peppers, ZZ Top, and More

He’s been one of the most sought-after producers in rock for 25 years — and now that he’s also co-chairman of Columbia Records, Rick Rubin is also one of the busiest, with his hands in a dizzying list of current and upcoming projects.

Rubin discussed a number of those albums during a recent Billboard interview, conducted to celebrate the huge success of Columbia artist Adele’s new album, ’21′ (which, yes, Rubin co-produced). Up next on the schedule is the latest Red Hot Chili Peppers release, which he describes as a “Red Hot Chili Peppers that you’ve never heard before.”

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Metallica Monopoly Coming Next Week

There are already themed version of the game Monopoly.  There are special versions for your favorite sports teams, movies and music.  There are Seinfeld Monopoly games, New York Yankees Monopoly Games, and even a Wi

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Favorite Album of the 90′s [VIDEO]

Gibson.com has just compiled a list of the best albums of the ‘90s and topping it is none other than Nirvana’s Nevermind. The site’s editors, writers and readers all voted and the 1991 record topped the list, followed by Radiohead’s OK Computer, U2’s Achtung Baby, Definitely Maybe by Oasis and R.E.M.’s Automatic for the People. Rounding out the top ten are Pearl Jam’s Ten, Metallica’s Metallica, Time out of Mind by Bob Dylan, Jeff Buckley’s Grace and Radiohead’s The Bends. More after the jump.

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The Big 4 - Metallica. Slayer. Megadeth. Anthrax.
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Big Four Festival [VIDEO]

If you weren’t able to make it to Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax’s Big Four Festival in Indio, California last week, don’t worry, you can still experience it! Audio samples from Metallica’s entire set are now available at LiveMetallica.com. You can also download full songs for just .99 each! More after the jump.

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