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Kirk Hammett Book Details

Since 1993, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett has been writing a column in Guitar World called The Sound & The Fury, in which he teaches some of his famous licks, riffs and techniques.  Now, a book combining all of the guitarist’s columns is coming out and it’ll be accompanied by a CD of demos played by former Grim Reaper axeman Nick Bowcott. 

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Cry Baby Pedal Documentary [VIDEO]

There’s a new documentary out about the number one selling effects pedal of all time and some big names in music are featured in the flick. It’s called Cry Baby: The Pedal that Rocks the World and includes commentary from Eddie Van Halen, Jerry Cantrell, Slash, Kirk Hammett, Buddy Guy and others. The pedal, which was invented in 1966, played a role in hits like Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” Metallica’s “Enter Sandman,” and Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” The first two parts of the film are up on YouTube. I've posted them here for you to look at!

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Metallica’s ‘Garage Inc.’ Re-Release

Metallica will re-issue their 1998 cover and compilation album Garage Inc. on 180-gram vinyl.  The record includes covers, B-sides and the entire $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited – which went out of print in 1987

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Metallica’s New Project

Metallica are heading back into the studio soon to work on the follow-up to 2008’s Death Magnetic, and guitarist Kirk Hammett is talking about the new album.  The rocker told Rolling Stone that it will be a bit out of the ordinary, explaining, “It’s not 100 percent a Metallica record. 

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Lars Ulrich’s Personal Assistant Suing Him

Lars Ulrich’s former personal assistant is suing him.  38-year-old Steven Wiig is seeking years of unpaid overtime.  He claims that while he was working for the Metallica drummer, he was putting in 70 hour weeks when Lars was home and 80 hour weeks while the band was on tour

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Metallica To Work On New Album

Metallica are heading into the studio in a couple months. Drummer Lars Ulrich revealed the news to Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet, telling them that “there’s a really good vibe in the band at the moment” so “it won’t be that long before start working on a new album

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Metallica Guitarist Jams With Tool [VIDEO]

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett joined Tool in Hawaii last Friday for their show at Honolulu’s Neal S. Blaisdell Center.  See the video.

Hammett jammed on “Lateralus,” which segued into a portion of Metallica’s “Orion,” before returning to complete the title track from Tool’s 2001 release.

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Spinner Magazine’s Top 50 Guitar Riffs

Spinner magazine just released a list of the Top 50 Greatest Guitar Riffs in rock history . . . and JIMI HENDRIX did NOT get his usual spot at number one for "Voodoo Child".  Nope.  He lost out to the Stones.  The KEITH RICHARDS riff from "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" took the top spot on the list.  "Spinner" calls it, quote, "The most iconic three chords in rock 'n' roll history."  Here's the Top 10 . . .

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The Word Of God Spoken Through Metallica

The lyrics to "Creeping Death" inspired a pastor in Canada. "The song was written by Metallica based on the 10 plagues and the Exodus," said the preacher. Metallica lyrics being preached in a Church is wild enough, but the story of how it happened is truly something to be shared.

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Top Concerts Of 2010

Reuters put together a list of the top concert draws of 2010 and AC/DC took the number 2 spot, number 5 went to Metallica.

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