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Metallica to Play Second Annual ‘Metallica Night’ at San Francisco Giants’ AT&T Park

Metallica had so much fun at 'Metallica Night' this past spring that they're going to do it again! The band revealed that they will join the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park for the second annual 'Metallica Night' on May 16, 2014.

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16 Years Ago: Metallica Release ‘Reload’

In 1997, Metallica added a little more ‘Fuel’ to the fire. Following 1996's 'Load,' a divisive album in the band's catalog, the metal titans unleashed another batch of songs supposedly culled from the same sessions, calling it 'Reload.'

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Slayer’s Tom Araya Explains Why There Haven’t Been ‘Big 4′ Shows Since 2011

Metal fans rejoiced back in 2010 and 2011 when the Big 4 of thrash (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax) joined forces for a handful of shows around the world, including the most recent one at New York's Yankee Stadium in September 2011. Fans still holding out hope that these four metal powerhouses might join forces again on the same stage in the future may not get their way.

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Metallica’s James Hetfield Jams With Kids at Rockin’ the Bay Benefit Concert

James Hetfield has been a long time supporter of Little Kids Rock, an organization which provides music instruction and instruments to public schools. The Metallica frontman was honored with the charity's inaugural 'Livin' the Dream Award' at their annual Rockin' the Bay Benefit Concert in Menlo Park, Calif., over the weekend, and Hetfield performed "Enter Sandman" with some of the kids during the event (watch the videos below).

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James Hetfield Plays ‘Enter Sandman’ With Kids After Receiving Award

A ceremony honoring James Hetfield's work with children in the Bay Area included a free-form jam that found the Metallica frontman onstage with some very lucky kids.

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27 Years Ago: Metallica Plays First Show with Jason Newsted

With their career at a crucial stage, Metallica weren't able to wait very long before replacing original bassist Cliff Burton. On Nov. 8, 1986, roughly 10 weeks after the horrific bus crash that took Burton’s life, the soon-to-be metal giants played their first gig with Jason Newsted at the Country Club in Reseda, Calif.

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Lars Ulrich on Lou Reed: ‘Metallica Gave Him Strength’

In the days following Lou Reed's death, seemingly everyone who's ever heard a Velvet Underground record paid tribute to the rock legend. But the band whose name shared the cover of Reed's final recording was noticeably absent. 

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Metallica’s Robert Trujillo Gets Animated for New Short

How does Robert Trujillo stay busy when he isn't playing bass for Metallica? You'll soon be able to see the answer for yourself.

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Metallica to Play Antarctica – Without Any Amplifiers

As speculated the other day, things are about to get a whole lot chillier for Metallica. The band is heading to Antarctica for a concert on the cold continent in December. And here's the best part: They'll be playing without amps!

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Metallica Planning to Perform in Antarctica?!

Are Metallica planning to perform a concert in Antarctica??? According to Coca-Cola Zero, not only will Metallica be transported to the icy continent to play a gig, but one lucky winner and a guest of their choice will witness the groundbreaking performance in person.

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Lars Ulrich on the Future of Metallica: ‘We’ll Always Make Another Record’

At this point, the members of Metallica are probably very accustomed to being asked the status of their next disc. Their last release was 2008’s ‘Death Magnetic' and fans are clearly hungry for new Metallica music. Not to fear though, drummer Lars Ulrich explains that writing new material has always been part of their game plan.

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9-Year-Old Plays Solo to Metallica’s ‘One’ – Best of YouTube

It's a pretty defeating feeling when you see all these kids laying waste to an instrument at such a young age while all you can do is watch in awe. Here we have another kid who might be able to light a fire under your keister with his impressive guitar playing.

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