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Who’s the Better Band: Iron Maiden or Metallica? – Readers Poll

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Lars Ulrich's response to a Bruce Dickinson boast that Iron Maiden is better than Metallica has us wondering what metal fans really think. Vote here.

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Mogwai Members Take Shots at Metallica, Call Lars Ulrich an ‘Unbelievably Bad’ Drummer

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Veteran post-rock favorites Mogwai have taken some jabs at metal's biggest band, with extra focus on the "terrible" drumming of Lars Ulrich.

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Lars Ulrich Responds to Bruce Dickinson’s Claim That Iron Maiden Are Better Than Metallica

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Is Iron Maiden better than Metallica? Bruce Dickinson certainly thinks so. Now, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has responded to Dickinson's boasting.

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Metallica’s ‘Black Album’ Sets New Sales Record, Band Plays ‘Frayed Ends of Sanity’ for First Time

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The 'Black Album' has become the first album in SoundScan history to surpass 16 million copies sold + Metallica played 'Frayed Ends of Sanity' live in Finland.

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Metallica, Aerosmith, AC/DC Among Top Grossing Live Acts Since 1990

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Metallica, Aerosmith and AC/DC lead the hard rock acts that made the cut of Billboard's top 25 grossing live acts since 1990.

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Metallica’s James Hetfield on Upcoming Album: ‘It’s Quality Over Quantity’

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Metallica's James Hetfield says that the band doesn't expect to release a massive two-disc offering when their next album finally arrives.

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Metallica’s James Hetfield To Narrate Upcoming History Channel Series ‘The Hunt’

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Metallica frontman James Hetfield has a number of hobbies and pastimes, one of which is hunting. Hetfield has experience in bear hunting, which is the subject of the upcoming History series 'The Hunt,' and he'll be the narrator for the eight episode series that premieres Sunday, June 8 at 10PM ET.

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Metallica Rock National Anthem at San Francisco Giants Game

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This past Friday (May 16) marked the second annual 'Metallica Night' at the San Francisco Giants' AT&T Park, and the metal legends got the festivities going with a rendition of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' before the Giants took on the Miami Marlins.

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Metallica’s James Hetfield Joined by Billie Joe Armstrong + Joe Satriani at Acoustic Benefit

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We're used to seeing Metallica rock out live, so it was quite a sight to check out frontman James Hetfield not only without the thunderous backing of his band, but also unplugging for an acoustic benefit. Hetfield was part of an all-star lineup for the 'Acoustic-4-A-Cure benefit at San Francisco's Fillmore Thursday night (May 15), where he performed a four-song set and returned for the finale.

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Metallica, Slash, Dave Navarro + More Honor Ozzy Osbourne at MusiCares Event [Photos]

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On Monday night (May 12), metal fans and philanthropists alike packed Los Angeles' Club Nokia for the 10th annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert. Proceeds from the event went toward MusiCares’ programs aimed at helping musicians struggling with addiction, and the entire night was filled with success stories from musicians who have overcome their struggles through the work of such programs.

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