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Raymond Ahner, Loudwire
Raymond Ahner, Loudwire

Metallica’s James Hetfield: ‘Escape’ Was Never Intended to Appear on ‘Ride the Lightning’

If Metallica had their way, 'Ride the Lightning' would have been one track shorter as 'Escape' was not originally intended to be on the album.

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Raymond Ahner, Loudwire
Raymond Ahner, Loudwire

Metallica’s James Hetfield on Chinese Censorship: Hopefully One Day They’ll Realize We’re Not a Political Threat

During Metallica's trip to China, the band was forbidden from playing select songs, but James Hetfield is optimistic things will change in the future.

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Raymond Ahner, Loudwire
Raymond Ahner, Loudwire

Metallica’s James Hetfield Would Not Erase ‘Piece of History’ Redoing ‘…And Justice for All’ Bass

In a new interview, James Hetfield says he would not re-do polarizing '...And Justice for All' or 'St. Anger' parts as that would change history.

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Raymond Ahner, Loudwire
Raymond Ahner, Loudwire

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Says James Hetfield Was ‘Livid’ After Grammys Mishap: ‘I Haven’t Seen Him Like That in 20 Years’

A few days after Metallica’s ill-fated Grammys performance with Lady Gaga, drummer Lars Ulrich has gone into detail on how pissed off James Hetfield really was.

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Metallica Postpone Copenhagen Show Due to James Hetfield’s Health

After struggling through a Friday performance, Metallica have postponed their Sunday show in Copenhagen due to James Hetfield's health.

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Alex Kluft Photography
Alex Kluft Photography

Sick James Hetfield Asks Copenhagan Crowd if They Want Metallica to Stop, Admits ‘We Don’t Sound Good’

Metallica's James Hetfield was under the weather and struggled with vocal problems, prompting him to ask the Copenhagen crowd if the band should stop.

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Alex Kluft Photography
Alex Kluft Photography

Metallica’s James Hetfield: ‘You Just Need to Get Creative’ With Album Promotion

As it becomes increasingly difficult to genuinely surprise fans when it comes to new music, Metallica's James Hetfield chalks it all up to getting creative.

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Christopher Polk, Getty Images
Christopher Polk, Getty Images

James Hetfield Narrates New Documentary ‘Addicted to Porn: Chasing the Cardboard Butterfly’

Metallica's James Hetfield will lend his vocals as a narrator for the new documentary 'Addicted to Porn: Chasing the Cardboard Butterfly.'

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images / Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com
Kevin Winter, Getty Images / Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Metallica’s James Hetfield on Repairing Relationship With Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine: ‘Why Hold a Grudge?’

As a guest on Marc Maron's 'WTF' podcast, James Hetfield explained how the 'Big 4' came to fruition and his relationship with Megadeth's Dave Mustaine.

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Metallica’s James Hetfield: My Body Can Only Handle 50 Shows a Year

Metallica frontman James Hetfield has stated the band will only be playing around 50 shows a year as his body is unable to handle much more.

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