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Hear Metallica’s Epic Tribute to Ronnie James Dio

The guys of Metallica couldn’t just narrow it down to one song, so they honored Dio with did a 9-minute medley comprised of 4 songs from his Rainbow era.


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Watch Metallica Perform Their New Song ‘The Lords of Summer’

Metallica unveiled their new track “The Lords of Summer,” in front of an excited Colombian crowd last night marking their first new music since 2008′s Death Magnetic.


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Metallica, Tenacious D, Rob Halford Contribute to Ronnie James Dio Tribute

Legendary metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio will be the subject of a tribute album featuring contributions by Metallica, Anthrax and Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford, and — with a nod and a wink — Tenacious D.


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5 Directions Metallica Could Go With Their Next Album

To remain a relevant band after 30+ years, one has to be doing something right. Read on for a few modest proposals for the direction of Metallica’s 10th studio album.


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2014 GRAMMY Performances, Ranked

This year it seemed like the words “And the GRAMMY goes too” were hardly uttered during the night’s live broadcast, leaving plenty of room for the performances, which there were 20 of. All of which we ranked.



Q&A: GRAMMYs Exec Producer Ken Ehrlich On Big Surprises & Beatles

GRAMMYs exec producer Ken Ehrlich on how Kendrick suggested a collabo with Imagine Dragons and what goes into getting Beatles together.


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Lorde, Metallica, Katy Perry, Robin Thicke to Perform at 2014 GRAMMYs

Another January day, another round of GRAMMY performer announcements. Metallica, Lorde, Katy Perry and Robin Thicke with Chicago will take the stage later this month.


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Iron Maiden Uses Music Piracy to Plot Lucrative Tours

Iron Maiden have become rock legends after more than 30 years in the game. Now the band is showing some technological savvy to grow their fan base (and generate more revenue).


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Watch Metallica’s Entire Antarctica Concert Played Without Amps

In a geodesic dome surrounded by a small group of Latin American contest winners and research scientists, Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammet, and Trujillo performed a short set of old hits at a site near the heliport at Carlini Argentine Base, Antarctica.


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Metallica’s Orion Music + More Fest Will Not Return in 2014

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich had said earlier this year that the band hoped to find a permanent location for the festival, after debuting the show in Atlantic City in 2012 and moving to Detroit for 2013.


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Bicycles, ’70s Covers & Mash-Ups: Chris Cornell Ages with Whimsy in NYC

If there’s a guidebook to aggressive rockers aging gracefully, Chris Cornell is writing it right now, with his live shows.


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Breaking: Metallica Are Beliebers

“Are we Beliebers? Yes,” frontman James Hetfield said.


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Enter Snowman: Metallica to Play Antarctica

Metallica have played every continent but one. That’s going to change when the thrash metal legends cross Antarctica off of their to-do list for a one-off show, when they play the Argentine Antarctic Base Carlini on December 8.


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Book Report: ‘The Merciless Book of Metal Lists’

‘The Merciless Book of Metal Lists’ gets into a crucial part of the heavy metal culture, namely, arguing about who is great, who sucks, and who is a poser.


(Daniel Boczarski/Bryan Bedder/Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Inside Out: Metalheads Talking Metal, Starring Rob Halford, Dave Mustaine & More

For latest Inside Out mini-documentary, Metalheads Talking Metal, we sat down with some of the icons of the last few decades of heavy metal and hard rock to talk about the culture, why it’s so enduring, and how it has changed.


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Interview: Jason Newsted On His ‘Humbling’ New Start, Singing and Pat Tillman

After decades playing bass in for Flotsam & Jetsam, Voivod, Ozzy Osbourne and, of course, Metallica, Jason Newsted is now leading his own balls-to-the-wall metal band as a bassist/frontman, Lemmy style.


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Metallica’s New Movie ‘Through The Never’: Bloated Fun for the Fans

Metallica has been doing the film festival circuit (and even played at San Diego’s ComicCon) as if the film is a cinematic event. But the film comes off as more of an extended music video…