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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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New Book on Jimmy Page Due In October

Before the days of social-media, rock stars were able live in obscurity. That was much of the fan appeal (the music) and wanting to know about their favorite stars. Jimmy Page has long had admirers longing to get at the mystery of the enigmatic guitarist.

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Metallica’s ‘Orion Music + More Festival’ Promotes Diversity

Metallica’s ‘Orion Music + More’ concert promotes diversity by booking an eclectic group of bands to perform during the two day music, arts and lifestyle festival. Taking place on June 23 and 24 at Bader Field in Atlantic City, N.J. the idea of Metallica organizing and headlining their own festival definitely rocks — but apparently some fans are questioning the alt-centric lineup.

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Metallica Sidesteps Complexity And Gets ‘Heavier, More Groove Oriented’ On Next Album

Metallica just celebrated their first thirty years as a band, and now, they’re off and running into their next thirty. The band has begun to work on songs for the follow up to ‘Death Magnetic,’ a record which many saw as a real return to form. Drummer Lars Ulrich told Rolling Stone, “We’re about seven, eight songs into it.

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Black Sabbath Turns Up in Metallica’s Latest 30th Anniversary Show Video Recap

James Hetfield wasn’t joking when he said Metallica had some “awesome, different surprises” in store for the fourth night of his band’s 30th anniversary celebration last month in San Francisco.

The guests on Dec. 10 at the Fillmore included Black Sabbath‘s Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler, and their performance of “Paranoid” with Metallica is part of an authorized 44-minute video that recently hit the Internet.

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