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Metallica Plan to Start Work on New Album Soon

Metallica fans have had to be patient while waiting for the band to put together a follow-up to 2008's 'Death Magnetic,' but it looks like 2014 might be their year.

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Rocker Says the Stones, the Who and Metallica ‘Blew It’

We've all been disappointed by a late-period record by one of our favorite bands, and to one extent or another, we've all engaged in an endless debate over whether it's better to burn out or fade away. For Buzz Osborne of the Melvins, the answer is neither; creativity takes effort, and he expects great artists to keep trying.

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Metallica to Perform at 2014 Grammy Awards with Classical Pianist Lang Lang

Not planning to watch the 56th Annual Grammy Awards? You may want to reconsider, because Metallica will be performing at the show! In typical Grammy fashion, Metallica won't be simply playing a song straight-up. Instead the thrash band will collaborate with Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang. 

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Metallica To Appear With Classical Pianist at 2014 Grammys

Metallica will take a break from recording its new album to appear with classical music pianist Lang Lang at the 56th annual Grammy Awards on January 26. It is unknown what song or songs they will perform together.

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Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’ Gets Classical-Piano Treatment

She's a classically trained, award-winning musician ... and Ukranian pianist Viktoriya Yermolyeva is also a Master of Puppets.

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Metallica’s Orion Music + More Festival Taking a Year Off

Metallica had a lot going on in 2013, and they'll be just as busy in 2014 -- so busy, in fact, that it looks like they'll have to hit the pause button on their Orion Music + More festival.

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Metallica and Iron Maiden Team Up to Headline Sonisphere

Two of heavy metal’s greatest champions, Metallica and Iron Maiden, have been officially confirmed as headliners for Sonisphere 2014 -- the European continent-touring mega-festival first launched to great success in 2009, but which latter suffered a last-minute cancellation of its UK leg in 2012, and took a year off in ’13.

Now, it appears Sonisphere is ready to return at full strength in 2014, and the UK dates set for July 4 through 6 at Kn

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Metallica to Debut New Song on Next Tour

Metallica plan to hit the road next summer, playing a bunch of dates throughout Europe. And they're letting their fans pick the set lists. Best of all, they're leaving one slot open for a brand new song they plan to play every night.

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‘Metallica: Through the Never’ Coming to DVD

Metallica got in filmgoers' faces with its 3D concert film extravaganza 'Through the Never' earlier this year, and in just a few weeks, they'll bring the movie right into fans' homes.

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James Hetfield Plays ‘Enter Sandman’ With Kids After Receiving Award

A ceremony honoring James Hetfield's work with children in the Bay Area included a free-form jam that found the Metallica frontman onstage with some very lucky kids.

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27 Years Ago: Metallica Plays First Show with Jason Newsted

With their career at a crucial stage, Metallica weren't able to wait very long before replacing original bassist Cliff Burton. On Nov. 8, 1986, roughly 10 weeks after the horrific bus crash that took Burton’s life, the soon-to-be metal giants played their first gig with Jason Newsted at the Country Club in Reseda, Calif.

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Celebrates Lou Reed in Heartfelt Tribute

Since rock legend Lou Reed passed away on Oct. 27, an incredible amount of musicians have offered their condolences. However, not much had been heard from the members of Metallica, who recorded the collaborative album 'Lulu' with Reed in 2011. However, one day shy of the 'Lulu' album's second anniversary, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has offered a lengthy and heartfelt tribute to Reed.

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