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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett on New Album: ‘We Have Songs,’ But ‘Things Can Shift Drastically’

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Metallica's Kirk Hammett offers a new album update.

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Guitarist Michael Angelo Batio Shreds Metallica and Pantera Anthems in Queens, N.Y.

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Guitar extraordinaire Michael Angelo Batio graced the intimate metal venue Blackthorn 51 in Queens, N.Y., for an incredible show with some very special guests.

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Robert Trujillo on Upcoming Metallica Album: ‘What We’re Doing Sounds Heavy’

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Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo recently sat down with Rolling Stone magazine to give an update on the band's forthcoming album, as well as the film he co-produced about his bassist hero Jaco Pastorius.

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32 Years Ago: Kirk Hammett Invited to Audition for Metallica

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Megaforce Records

On April 1, 1983, Kirk Hammett found out a phone call requesting him to audition for Metallica was not an April Fool's joke.

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Lawyer Reaches Out to Metallica to Help Save Two Men on Death Row in Indonesia

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Could Metallica play a part in saving two Australian men currently on death row in Indonesia? That’s what the pair's lawyer is hoping will happen.

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Banjo Guy Ollie Unveils Metallica ‘Enter Sandman’ Cover

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Metallica's iconic single "Enter Sandman" has been given a twangy makeover by Banjo Guy Ollie.

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Guitarist Lloyd Grant Talks Contribution to Early Version of Metallica’s ‘Hit the Lights’

Lloyd Grant

In the very beginning of Metallica, a man by the name of Lloyd Grant added his guitar input to Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield's first published song, “Hit the Lights.”

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Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil 2015 Adds Carnival of Chaos

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Kirk Von Hammett's Fear FestEvil has added a special Carnival of Chaos and more rock and horror luminaries.

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Metallica to Co-Headline Lollapalooza 2015

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This year, Metallica will co-headline Lollapalooza. The event is set to take place from July 31 to Aug. 2 in Chicago’s Grant Park.

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Sound Mixer on Metallica’s ‘…And Justice For All’ Blames Lars Ulrich for Thin Bass Sound

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Sound mixer Steve Thompson reveals that Lars Ulrich was to blame for the lack of a bass sound on Metallica's '...And Justice for All' album.

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