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Metallica’s James Hetfield: ‘Orion’ Festival Was a ‘Disaster Financially’ + ‘Not Able To Happen Again’

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Even when you're the most commercially successful metal band in history, financial issues can still set you back. In a new interview, Metallica frontman James Hetfield calls the band's 'Orion Music + More' festival a "disaster financially." Additionally, after back-to-back years of 'Orion,' Hetfield believes that because of money issues, the festival will not happen again.

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Rob Halford vs. James Hetfield – Greatest Metal Frontman, Semifinals

Rob Halford vs. James Hetfield
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Ahhhh!!! Yeah!!! If you read those words with a Rob Halford scream and a James Hetfield grunt, then you're ready to vote in this legendary semifinal matchup of the Greatest Metal Frontman tournament!

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Metallica’s James Hetfield Jams With Kids at Rockin’ the Bay Benefit Concert

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James Hetfield has been a long time supporter of Little Kids Rock, an organization which provides music instruction and instruments to public schools. The Metallica frontman was honored with the charity's inaugural 'Livin' the Dream Award' at their annual Rockin' the Bay Benefit Concert in Menlo Park, Calif., over the weekend, and Hetfield performed "Enter Sandman" with some of the kids during the event (watch the videos below).

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Philip Anselmo vs. James Hetfield – Greatest Metal Frontman, Quarterfinals

Philip Anselmo vs. James Hetfield
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What do we have here? Just two of the most incredible and influential frontmen of the past 30 years going head to head in this mighty quarterfinal match!

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Corpsegrinder vs. James Hetfield – Greatest Metal Frontman, Round 2

Corpsegrinder vs. James Hetfield
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Here we've got a bit of an interesting matchup of death metal legend George 'Corpsegrinder' Fisher and James Hetfield!

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James Hetfield vs. Joey Belladonna – Greatest Metal Frontman, Round 1

James Hetfield vs. Joey Belladonna
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A Big 4 matchup in Round 1 of our Greatest Metal Tournament? You got it, as Metallica’s James Hetfield takes on fellow thrasher Joey Belladonna.

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Metallica Share Movie Premiere Footage, James Hetfield Discusses New Music + Future Touring

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With Metallica’s new flick ‘Through the Never’ premiering last week, members of band made special appearances throughout the country, personally introducing their new movie to fans. Some footage of the premieres that includes Q&A sessions has just been shared too, check it out above.

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James Hetfield: Metallica Haven’t Even Started Writing for New Album

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Yes, Metallica do plan on recording a new album, but frontman James Hetfield has reiterated his bandmates' recent statements that the process of putting together the disc has been a slow one. In fact, he reveals that the songwriting portion has yet to even begin.

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James Hetfield Audio Montage Showcases Every ‘Yeah!’ Recorded With Metallica

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Metallica frontman James Hetfield sure loves to say, "Yeah!" Both beloved and playfully lampooned for his legendary use of the affirmative, James Hetfield and his "Yeah's" have been immortalized by a diligent audio technician, who has compiled every single "Yeah!" from Hetfield's recorded history into a hilarious three-minute-and-sixteen-second montage.

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Metallica Frontman James Hetfield Offers Update on New Album + 3D Film

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Though Metallica are working toward a new album, the band is taking time out to play some of the world's top festivals, including their current run as part of Australia's traveling Soundwave Festival.

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