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Jason Newsted Describes the ‘Epiphany’ That Revitalized His Solo Career

Jason Newsted didn't exactly rush into a full-time solo career after leaving Metallica. In fact, as he revealed during a recent interview with Classic Rock Revisited, it took the group's 30th anniversary -- and his brief reunion with his former bandmates during their all-star celebration shows -- to remind him what music really meant to him.

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Metallica, Tony Iommi, Rob Zombie to Recieve High Honors at 2013 Golden Gods Awards

Motorhead, Rush and Aerosmith are amongst the nominees in 11 just-announced categories for the fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards Show, but the highest honors will go to Metallica and Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, in addition to Rob Zombie. Metallica will also play at the show's live concert on May 2 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.

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‘Metallica Through the Never’ 3-D Movie Release Date Announced

Amongst the new ventures Metallica has planned for 2013 is a feature film called 'Metallica Through the Never.' The band announced today that they've teamed up with Picturehouse, a independent film marketing and distribution company to get the movie to theaters this summer.

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Jason Newsted Looks Back on Metallica in New Interview

Jason Newsted has been out of Metallica for over a decade, but he'll probably never stop fielding interview questions about his time in the band -- and now that he's out promoting new music, he's answering more of them than ever. Fortunately, as he proved during a recent appearance on the Classic Metal Show (via Bravewords), he's perfectly willing to discuss his years in the trenches with the metal legends.

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Metallica’s ‘Black Album’ Certified 16-Times Platinum

Metallica's self-titled 1991 record, aka 'The Black Album,' is already the best-selling album of the SoundScan era, and now they're pulling away from the pack. 'Metallica' received its 16-times platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America in December, meaning (as you might guess) that it has surpassed 16 million in sales. The certification was one of 10 awarded to the band last month.

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Metallica Move 2013 Orion Music + More Festival to Detroit

Metallica enjoyed one of the year's bigger single-destination festivals with their inaugural Orion Music + More festival this past June and they now plan on bringing it back for year two … but in a different location. Rather than staging it again in Atlantic City, the band will pack up the festival and move to Detroit for 2013.

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Offers Update on ‘Energetic’ New Album Sessions

Metallica are just starting in on their follow-up to the 2008 album 'Death Magnetic' and drummer Lars Ulrich says that the early sessions are revealing a "heavy, energetic" vibe for the forthcoming release.

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Metallica Deliver Classic Hits at New Orleans’ Voodoo Fest

Following Neil Young & Crazy Horse's Friday night headlining set at Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans, the bar was set high for Metallica. Even before the festival, though, expectations were raised as it was announced that the band would be taking over Green Day's headlining duties while lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong entered a rehabilitation program for alcohol abuse. This meant that Metallica would be returning to the stage for their last show in 2012.

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Bruce Springsteen, Metallica, Iron Maiden to Headline Rock in Rio 2013

The Rock in Rio Festival will see faces new and familiar next year, as they announced that three of its headliners for 2013 will be Metallica, Iron Maiden and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Other headliners will be named at a later date.

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Metallica Offer Free Download of Orion Music + More Soundcheck

Metallica have been very forthcoming with material from their Orion Music + More festival earlier this year, and they're now sharing a portion of the music weekend that not many got a chance to see -- their soundcheck.

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Metallica Offers Free 1984 Concert Download as Tribute to Cliff Burton

The world of Metallica was rocked on Sept. 27, 1986, when the band's bassist -- Cliff Burton -- was killed in a bus accident. He joined up with the group just four years earlier, but in that time,

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26 Years Ago: Metallica Bassist Cliff Burton Dies in a Bus Accident

 

Metallica were on top of the metal world in 1986, having just signed their first major label deal and releasing their commercial breakthrough album. But the band's year ended with a crushing blow after bassist Cliff Burton died in a bus accident while touring overseas.

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