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Hear Metallica’s Ronnie James Dio Tribute – ‘Ronnie Rising Medley’

Metallica have unveiled their contribution to the upcoming Ronnie James Dio tribute album 'This is Your Life' -- and it's a stunning, nine-minute long medley featuring four songs from the singer's time in Rainbow.

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Update: Metallica Release Official ‘The Lords of Summer’ Video

Metallica debuted a new song titled 'The Lords of Summer' at their March 16, 2014 concert in Bogota, Columbia.

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Rockers Going Acoustic-4-A-Cure

The Fillmore in San Francisco will host some big name rock stars for an evening of unplugged music on May 15th.

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Metallica Set to Debut New Song in Concert

It's been a long time since we've heard a proper new Metallica song, but that'll change when the band hits South America for a series of March tour dates.

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31 Years Ago: Cliff Burton’s First Show With Metallica

On March 5, 1983, a scruffy crew of acne-afflicted youths going by the conspicuous band name of Metallica took a major step towards becoming the kings of thrash metal, when they mounted a stage for the first time alongside new bassist, Cliff Burton.

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28 Years Ago: Metallica Releases ‘Master of Puppets’

Heavy metal effectively came of age in the '80s, as it coalesced what had previously been a ragtag collective of bands into a bona fide rock and roll sub-genre capable of achieving Top 40 success.

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett ‘Does. Not. F—ing. Care’ About Social Media

In the modern day, many musicians and other celebrities have embraced social media as a way to connect with their fan base. But not Kirk Hammett. In a new interview, the Metallica guitarist discussed, in no uncertain terms, why he avoids all of the myriad Internet-based platforms open to him.

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Metallica Alumni Feud? Megadeth Boots Newsted Off Tour

Given that they are both former members of Metallica, one would think Dave Mustaine and Jason Newsted would get along famously. However, that appears not to be the case, as we learn that Newsted's self-titled band has been thrown off an Australian tour by headliners Megadeth.

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James Hetfield Traces His Musical Evolution: ‘I Was on a Quest’

Metallica's James Hetfield recently sat down with Guitar Center for a wide-ranging interview, offering fans an insight into his early years as a musician and his development as a guitarist. You can watch the 13-minute interview above.

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Metallica Perform ‘One’ With Classical Pianist at Grammys

Call it their revenge. After being on the losing end of one of Grammy's most notorious awards -- Jethro Tull's 1989 win for Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance -- Metallica returned to the stage at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards to rock the song that should have earned them an award a quarter century ago.

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Metallica Plan to Start Work on New Album Soon

Metallica fans have had to be patient while waiting for the band to put together a follow-up to 2008's 'Death Magnetic,' but it looks like 2014 might be their year.

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Rocker Says the Stones, the Who and Metallica ‘Blew It’

We've all been disappointed by a late-period record by one of our favorite bands, and to one extent or another, we've all engaged in an endless debate over whether it's better to burn out or fade away. For Buzz Osborne of the Melvins, the answer is neither; creativity takes effort, and he expects great artists to keep trying.

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