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After Losing 500 Riff Ideas, Metallica's Kirk Hammett Saved Over 500 New Ones

Before they came out with their tenth studio album Hardwired... To Self-Destruct , there was a possibility that it could have sounded much different. That was until guitarist Kirk Hammett lost one of his most treasured possessions... his iPhone. Hammett reportedly saved hundreds of riff ideas to...
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Metallica & Lady Gaga Rock The Grammys!

Aside from a little snaffu with James Hetfield 's mic, the headbanging collaboration between Metallica and Lady Gaga was easily one of the biggest highlights of the 59th annual Grammy Awards. photos courtesy of USA TODAY
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Five Of The Top Ten Highest-Selling Rock/Metal Albums Of 2016 Were By Metallica

If you're a member of Metallica , then 2016 was hands down your year. They released their tenth studio album Hardwired... To Self-Destruct . They paid tribute to Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister with their music video for "Murder One." And now half of their albums siezed five slots of the top ten...
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Watch Metallica's First Full BBC Session Performance

The BBC Sessions have been home to some of the most legendary rock performances ever recorded: Iron Maiden , Led Zeppelin , Black Sabbath , Judas Priest , etc. Now, Metallica are the latest band to join the ranks of the BBC with a live five-song set of "Atlas, Rise!," "Moth Into Flame," "Harvester...
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James Hetfield Judges Metallica's New Music On How Fast He's Going In "The Car Test"

If you have received a speeding ticket as the result of a song, chances are that's a really good song. While on Joe Rogan 's podcast, James Hetfield of Metallica talked about the transformitive effect music can have on people and how he'll often judge his material using something called "the car...
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