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Watch Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Join Judas Priest Onstage

With the Louder Than Life festival being one of several music events going on over the weekend, it provided the chance for some rock and metal vets to meet up and even pull off collaborations onstage. One of those occurred Sunday (Sept. 26) when Metallica's Kirk Hammett strolled out onstage during Judas Priest's performance to join the band in a menacing version of "The Green Manalishi."As many know, the song […]

todaySeptember 27, 2021 1

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Metallica’s Cliff Burton Dies in Bus Crash

Metallica emerged in the '80s as one of metal's brightest new stars. The upstart rock band consisted of singer/guitarist James Hetfield, guitarist Kirk Hammett, drummer Lars Ulrich and bassist Cliff Burton and these "four horsemen" rode to the top of the metal genre on the strength of the Kill 'Em All, Ride the Lightning and Master of Puppets albums. But on Sept. 27, 1986, in the midst of a European tour, […]

todaySeptember 27, 2021 1

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Metallica’s ‘Black Album’ Retakes the Charts, Reissue Hits No. 1

Metallica's seminal "Black Album," the band's 1991 self-titled album that re-emerged in a remastered edition this month, has similarly re-emerged in a strong showing on the rock charts, as Loudwire previously reported, echoing the success the effort first found 30 years ago.Now, with over a week of sales, streams and downloads to account for since its Sept. 10 re-release, Billboard detailed on Wednesday (Sept. 22) just what kind of gains the "Black Album" made.Undoubtedly, the most impressive […]

todaySeptember 23, 2021 4

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Hear Jason Newsted’s Demo for Metallica’s ‘My Friend of Misery’

Metallica aren't willing to let a week pass in the lead-up to Sept. 10's emergence of both their Black Album reissue and the artist tribute Metallica Blacklist without releasing a new track from each to whet listeners' appetites for when the whole shebang finally arrives.On Tuesday (Aug. 31), that led to Metallica fans being privy to former bassist Jason Newsted's original instrumental demo of The Black Album's "My Friend of Misery" — what […]

todayAugust 31, 2021 2

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Listen to Weezer Cover Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’

Weezer have unveiled their cover of Metallica's 1991 classic "Enter Sandman."The song arrives as the latest installment from the upcoming Metallica Blacklist covers album, due for release on Sept. 10. The LP will include a total of 53 artists performing their favorite Metallica songs. The campaign launched last month with Colombian singer Juanes' version of "Enter Sandman," as well as three different covers of "Sad but True" by Jason Isbell, St. Vincent and Sam Fender.The connection may not be immediately clear, but Metallica's influence on […]

todayAugust 3, 2021 4

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Metallica’s 3 Most Recent Albums Get Cover Art Jigsaw Puzzles

Need more Metallica jigsaw puzzles? British toymaker Zee Productions has you covered.That's because the puzzle outfit's Rock Saws line of tabletop entertainments — each emblazoned with the artwork from a classic rock or metal album — seemingly won't stop until every Metallica album is a puzzle. To that end, jigsaw puzzles for Metallica's St. Anger (2003), Death Magnetic (2008) and Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (2016) are on the way.Take a look at the puzzles near […]

todayJuly 16, 2021 1

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If King Diamond Wrote Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’

Covering famous metal songs in the style of other popular metal artists has become a favorite pastime of many YouTubers, and creator Denis Pauna delivers the goods yet again with a blistering cover of Metallica's "Master of Puppets" as reimagined by King Diamond.The sprawling, multi-part title track off Metallica's 1986 magnum opus offers ample opportunity for reinvention for those who are bold — and talented — enough to accept the challenge. Pauna clearly studied both bands' unique characteristics and idiosyncrasies before […]

todayJuly 4, 2021 1

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Hear Jason Isbell’s Country Version of Metallica’s ‘Sad But True’

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit have recorded a country version of Metallica's "Sad But True" for Metallica's upcoming Blacklist album, which celebrates 30 years of the Black Album.Isbell and the 400 Unit took "Sad But True," sped it up to a rockabilly pace and added their signature southern twang to it. It's one of three new covers of the song, in addition to an industrial version by St. Vincent and a live […]

todayJune 30, 2021 1

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St. Vincent and Jason Isbell Cover Metallica’s ‘Sad but True’

St. Vincent and Jason Isbell have released covers of "Sad but True" ahead of the expanded reissue of Metallica's 1991 Black Album on Sept. 10.You can listen to the tracks below, along with another cover of the song by singer-songwriter Sam Fender. Metallica have also released a demo version of the original song, the 36th take, that was recorded in February 1991.A total of 53 artists contribute covers of Black Album songs on The Metallica Blacklist, which […]

todayJune 29, 2021 3