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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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Justin Bieber Sings Metallica’s ‘Fade to Black’

Justin Bieber, headbanger?

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Kirk Hammett Says Social Media and Streaming Have Destroyed Music

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett, echoing his band's notorious battle against Napster a dozen years ago, has lashed out at a series of things he says have ruined music over the past few years. Among them: iTunes, streaming and social media.

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Lars Ulrich Wants Metallica to Tour With U2 and Green Day

Metallica, U2 and Green Day are three of the biggest bands in the world in different genres. Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich reveals in a new interview that he'd like the three titans to team up for a tour, and apparently the other bands could be up for it, as well.

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Lars Ulrich Won’t Call ‘Metallica Through the Never’ a Flop

In the three weeks since its release, 'Metallica Through the Never' has taken in only $3.2 million. However, drummer Lars Ulrich says that he isn't ready to declare it a flop just yet.

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Metallica Hint at Special Announcement

The guys in Metallica have already shattered the 3D barrier with their new movie 'Through the Never.' What's next for the metal legends? According to drummer Lars Ulrich, they're getting ready to announce a project that will take them to "another frontier."

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