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Robert Trujillo Says Metallica is Still Blueprinting Their Next Studio Album
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The release of Metallica’s standalone single “Lords of Summer” earlier this year significantly increased the demand for a new studio album, however based upon a recent report from bassist Robert Trujillo, it seems that the heavy metal collective’s anticipated follow-up to 2008’s ‘Death Magnetic’ is just as far away from nearing completion as in previous years.


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Watch Metallica Provide a Week’s Worth of Heavy Metal to The Late Late Show
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Appearing as one of the final musical guests leading up to The Late Late Show host Craig Furguson’s retirement from television in early 2015, Metallica recently embarked on a week-long television residency which concluded yesterday (November 21), and included several impressionable live performances and a humorous interview with guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich.


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Metallica Guitarist Kirk Hammett to Appear on New Exodus Song, “Salt in the Wound”
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Kirk Hammett prominently rose to fame as the replacement lead guitarist for Dave Mustaine in Metallica, however before this transition Hammett originally started his career as a founding member of Exodus. The musician most recently began coming full circle this past February, when Hammett appeared alongside his former band during his Fear FestEvil event and subsequently welcomed the idea of rejoining Exodus in the studio.


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Metallica’s James Hetfield Addresses Kiss, Scorpions “Farewell” Tours
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Metallica’s schedules are currently filled with a surplus of tour dates, revealing no apparent plans for entering retirement anytime soon. However, when it does come time for the members of the heavy metal group to hang it up, frontman James Hetfield isn’t sure how he would like Metallica to go out. During a recent interview with Kerrang, Hetfield explained how he isn’t a fan of the “farewell tour,” particularly when groups ultimately reconsider while on the road.


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Metallica Release Official ‘First Pass’ Version of “Lords of Summer”
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Metallica fans were offered what is perhaps the band’s most dramatic re-visitation of what is largely considered their definitive approach in recent memory this past March when the members of Metallica premiered their new song, the aptly titled “Lords of Summer” live during a performance in Columbia. An official live video and garage demo of the track soon followed, however now listeners can experience the finalized studio product.


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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Stands By Lou Reed Collaboration, ‘Lulu’
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2011’s ‘Lulu’ served as the unification of heavy metal forerunners Metallica and acclaimed Velvet Underground vocalist Lou Reed. The idea was more than sufficient to intrigue the interest of fans from both audiences, however the end product failed to appease the majority of listeners, quickly gathering a surplus of negative reviews and overwhelmingly poor fan response, as well as bringing in some of Metallica’s poorest critical reception in their career.


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Metallica Premier New Song “The Lords of Summer” Live
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As promised, Metallica premiered a new song during the first night of their ‘Metallica by Request’ tour in Bogota, Columbia, entitled “The Lords of Summer.” The track made an appearance as the sixth song in the fan-chosen setlist, with seventeen songs hand picked by ticket holders the previous day with the final slot consumed by the new addition.


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Ronnie James Dio Tribute Album to Feature Anthrax, Metallica, Motorhead, Rob Halford and More
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The new effort will serve as a proud celebration of the life and legacy of the late Ronnie James Dio. Such renowned artists as Scorpions, Motorhead and Metallica pay tribute to the rock icon through covers of his songs from Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Dio. ‘This Is Your Life’ is currently slated for release on April 1st via Rhino. Head down for the full track listing.


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Alice Cooper, Scorpions Recording Covers for Ronnie James Dio Tribute Album
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“I’m letting them pick what songs they wanna do in the way they wanna do it,” widow and longtime manager Wendy Dio last told the Artisan News back in 2011 regarding the project. Currently the forthcoming Ronnie James Dio shows such renowned artists as Alice Cooper, Metallica, original Skid Row vocalist Sebastian Bach, Judas Priest’s Rob Halford, Lemmy Kilmister from Motorhead, Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan, Dave Grohl and Scorpions paying tribute to the late great metal icon.


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Metallica Rampage ‘Through the Never’ with “One”
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Metallica’s ‘Through the Never’ was released to DVD this week, after receiving mixed responses from mainstream audiences following its run in the theaters. While the film didn’t capture the undivided attention of all those who saw it, Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett says that the band were collectively pleased with the outcome.


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