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Fan Produced Metallica Documentary [VIDEO]

Metallica fans are pretty loyal.  Recently some fans got together to produce a 150-minute documentary about Metallica and the film is now available on YouTube.  It uses previously unreleased footage and was created by Italy’s ZonaMetallica and MilanicaChannel, so it has Italian subtitles.  Video after the jump.

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Rolling Stone ‘Best Albums of the 80′s’ [VIDEO]

So Rolling Stone recently polled their readers and asked them what they thought was the best album of the ‘80s. U2’s The Joshua Tree scored the most votes, edging out Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite for Destruction and Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA came in fourth, AC/DC’s Back in Black took the number six spot and Metallica’s Master of Puppets wound up in tenth. See the whole list at RollingStone.com.

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Metallica Launches New Website

Exciting things are coming up for Metallica.  Along with a handful of Big Four shows, the band has announced they are rebuilding their website.  The new Metallica.com will be revealed on March 28th.

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Top 50 Metal Songs [VIDEO]

Gibson.com polled its editors, writers and readers recently, asking them what the top metal songs ever are and the results are in. Metallica took the top spot with “Master of Puppets,” followed by Motorhead’s “Ace of Spades,” Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train,” Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man” and Iron Maiden’s “The Number of the Beast.” Rounding out the top ten were “War Pigs” and “Paranoid” by Sabbath, Metallica’s “One,” Maiden’s “Hallowed Be Thy Name” and Judas Priest’s “Breaking the Law.” See the top 50 at Gibson.com.

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Lars Ulrich Cast in New Movie

Lars Ulrich is set to appear in an HBO movie alongside Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen. According to New York Magazine, the Metallica drummer has been cast in Hemingway and Gellhorn, a film described as “a drama centered on the romance between Ernest Hemingway and World War II correspondent Martha Gellhorn.” Lars will play Dutch documentarian Joris Ivens who follows the couple’s relationship. Learn more at NYMag.com.

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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. 

Metallica Performs At Mandalay Bay In Las Vegas
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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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