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Metallica To Rock ‘Insane’ Version of ‘One’ During Grammy Performance With Lang Lang

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It's been a while since we've seen Metallica on the Grammy stage, but the band intend on making an impression with their upcoming appearance. Guitarist Kirk Hammett tells Rolling Stone, "It's gonna be completely insane."

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Jason Newsted Finally Explains Exactly Why He Left Metallica

Jason Newsted - New York City
Chuck Armstrong, Loudwire

Thirteen years after Jason Newsted left Metallica, the bassist is finally telling the story of why he left the band. For every Metallica fan, this is absolutely a must-see interview (watch above).

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Metallica to Perform at 2014 Grammy Awards with Classical Pianist Lang Lang

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Not planning to watch the 56th Annual Grammy Awards? You may want to reconsider, because Metallica will be performing at the show! In typical Grammy fashion, Metallica won't be simply playing a song straight-up. Instead the thrash band will collaborate with Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang. 

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett to Join Exodus + Death Angel for Encores at Fear FestEvil Event

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Kirk Hammett's inaugural Fear FestEvil keeps getting more appealing, with the Metallica guitarist announcing a few more details about the horror-meets-music event. Today, Hammett revealed that he will be gracing the stage, joining two of the festival's headliners --- Exodus and Death Angel -- for their encores.

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Gojira Frontman Joe Duplantier: ‘At One Point, Metallica Was My Life’

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Gojira have become one of the most respected acts in metal today. While on their latest tour, which happened to be with Slayer (see our recap and photos of the NYC show), we had the opportunity to sit down with frontman Joe Duplantier, who talked about bands he has hit the road with who've left a long-lasting impact on him.

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Metallica Post HD Video of Full Antarctica Gig

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Earlier this month, Metallica became the first band to play seven different continents in one year with their show in Antarctica. Now the band has made HD video footage of the entire 'Freeze 'Em All: Live in Antarctica' concert available via their YouTube channel (watch above).

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Toddler Dances to Metallica’s ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’ – Best of YouTube

Toddler dances to Metallica
YouTube: pools1234

Metallica's live album 'S&M,' which stands for Symphony and Metallica, saw the band backed by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra to make their music somehow sound larger than it already is. What's more epic than Metallica backed by an orchestra? A toddler dancing to it, of course!

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Metallica Issue Downloads of ‘Freeze ‘Em All’ Antarctica Concert

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Theo Wargo, Getty Images

Chances are you didn't get to see Metallica's Antarctica performance in person, but no worries, the band has you covered. Metallica's entire 'Freeze 'Em All' concert is now available for download straight from Metallica themselves. In addition, the band has posted an official recap of the historic concert (watch above).

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Megadeth vs. Metallica – Classic Cage Match

Megadeth vs Metallica Classic Cage Match
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Congrats to Megadeth, whose 'Peace Sells' bested Slayer's 'Raining Blood' in a battle of 1986 metal classics in our inaugural Classic Cage Match. Megadeth will now advance to face another familiar and legendary opponent.

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Metallica Perform ‘Freeze ‘Em All’ Concert in Antarctica [Videos + Photos]

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Metallica made history yet again by performing in Antarctica on Dec. 8. Contest winners were brought to Carlini Station to enjoy the sub-zero Metallica concert, which the band dubbed 'Freeze 'Em All.'

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