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Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted (sort of) disses Robert Trujillo’s bass techniques

Posted by on March 22, 2017

Ultimate Guitar recently caught up with former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted and of course, Metallica was part of the conversation, despite his departure from the group sixteen years ago. At first Newsted complimented the new album Hardwired….To Self-Destruct, expressing how the band are back in stride and there’s a lot of substance. As the conversation […]

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Metallica sell another 100,000 copies of ‘Hardwired… To Self Destruct’

Posted by on March 20, 2017

Last week, Metallica’s Hardwired… To Self Destruct had a monster week, selling 81,000 copies. It’s return to the upper echelon of the chart was due to the fact that anyone that bought a ticket for their forthcoming WorldWired tour got a copy of the album as well. The sales counted once those that bought tickets got the […]

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Metal By Numbers 3/15: Look at yourself, now back to me, now at the charts, now back to me

Posted by on March 15, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. What better way to follow up the release of a controversial Suicide Silence album than with a new release from another band that seems universally reviled. Not that you’d know it considering said band […]

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Metallica mix-up: What if “Moth Into Flame” happened in Metallica’s ‘Live S**t’ era?

Posted by on March 15, 2017

  Metallica remixes continue to entertain and surprise us. What will the internet think of next? Just a few weeks ago we discovered Metallica and several other artists sounding like they were part of old school Nintendo games. Back in October, we heard Metallica’s new “Moth Into Flame” sounding it was on 1988’s …And Justice […]

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Concert sales help Metallica jump in the fire on Billboard charts

Posted by on March 14, 2017

  Metallica should be considered as geniuses when it comes to selling albums. When Metallica released Hardwired…To Self-Destruct in November, we saw it debut at #1 on The Billboard 200 album charts, selling 291,000 copies in its first week. We assumed that had everything to do with releasing a music video for each track prior to […]

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Spotify Playlist: Hyborian share list of favorite science fiction-themed metal songs

Posted by on March 14, 2017

On Friday (17) Hyborian will be releasing their debut album, the accurately-titled Hyborian Vol. 1. The stoner rock band’s album tells a story about an intergalactic time traveling being called The Traveller and is inspired by the Conan series style of writing. With that in mind, singer/guitarist Martin Bush made a playlist of his favorite Sci-Fi- […]

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Metallica’s James Hetfield reveals which track was never meant to be on ‘Ride The Lightning’

Posted by on March 14, 2017

Many of us are probably thinking about Metallica’s sophomore album Ride The Lightning today since the Northeast is basically “Trapped Under Ice.” Going back to this album that was released well over thirty years ago, could you imagine if it included only seven tracks? James Hetfield admitted one of these unforgettable tunes wasn’t meant for the […]

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Kirk Hammett reacts to Metallica covers

Posted by on March 13, 2017

There have been countless of Metallica covers over the years, we have seen a few of them, including some not-so-metal versions. Recently, Kirk Hammett sat down with Mexico’s Luisito Rey to hear a variety of different Metallica covers that reached YouTube over the past few years. These covers include Rob Scallon’s banjo cover of “Master […]

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Avenged Sevenfold announce headlining shows with A Day To Remember, Volbeat

Posted by on March 13, 2017

Avenged Sevenfold have one of the best opening slots of the Summer by playing with a little band called Metallica. However, since Metallica have stated that they’d rather do their touring in two-week blasts with some time off, that leaves some time open for the opening bands, which also include Volbeat. With that, Avenged Sevenfold […]

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Metallica takes us behind the scenes with the recording of “Spit Out the Bone”

Posted by on March 11, 2017

Metallica’s “Spit Out the Bone” is the heaviest track on their latest album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, and possibly their heaviest song in over 25 years. Recently, the band was generous enough to give us a behind-the-scenes look of the recording process. As you watch the fifteen-minute video, there will be parts when you end up asking […]

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