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New Jimi Hendrix Documentary Focuses on Historic Atlanta Pop Concert

August 4th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s July 4th, 1970 performance at the Atlanta Pop Festival will be the subject of a new documentary and live album Chris Walter/Getty The Jimi Hendrix Experience‘s July 4th, 1970 performance at the Atlanta Pop Festival will be the subject of a new documentary and live album. Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church, a [...]

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Metallica to Play National Anthem at NBA Finals

June 13th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Metallica‘s James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett have developed something of a specialty in playing “The Star Spangled Banner.” The pair will be bringing their well-honed rendition of the national anthem to the NBA Finals as their hometown team, the Golden State Warriors, take on the Cleveland Cavaliers for Game 5 this Sunday, June 14th.  Sidebar Everything [...]

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Watch Metallica Perform ‘Whiplash’ at X Games

June 13th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Metallica brought metal thunder to the X Games with their June 6th performance in Austin, Texas. Now, fans can glimpse the band’s pre-show process and a pummeling version of their thrash-metal classic “Whiplash,” as Blabbermouth reports.  Sidebar Metallica Day: Go Behind the Scenes in San Francisco » The clip opens with meet-and-greet footage of bassist Robert [...]

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Metallica Shred National Anthem at X Games

June 7th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Metallica‘s Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield delivered a six string salute to the United States with a tasteful, but heavy rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the X Games in Austin, Texas on Saturday. Sidebar Kirk Hammett: Metallica ‘Maybe 30 Percent’ Done With Album » Hammett took lead on the instrumental version of the national [...]

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Flashback: Metallica Reunite With Dave Mustaine For Super Jam In 2011

April 28th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

In December of 2011, Metallica celebrated their 30th anniversary with a four-night stand in their hometown of San Francisco. They could have easily packed a stadium many times over to commemorate the occasion, but they opted to play the Fillmore, which seats just over 1,000 people. The lucky few in attendance saw some of the most [...]

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Kirk Hammett Lost 250 Potential Metallica Riffs

April 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Leading up to working on a new Metallica LP, guitarist Kirk Hammett started the habit of recording his song ideas onto his iPhone. By a certain point, he’d amassed what he estimated to be 250 riffs, but then about six months ago – to use his words from a recent interview with Hatebreed frontman Jamey [...]

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Kirk Hammett: Metallica ‘Maybe 30 Percent’ Done With New Album

April 12th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Lars Ulrich recently revealed that Metallica had entered the studio to begin work on their new album, and now Kirk Hammett has offered up an update on the heavy metal legends’ first LP since 2008′s Death Magnetic. Speaking to Billboard, the guitarist says the band has “well over a dozen songs” in the works but Metallica still [...]

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Kirk Hammett: Metallica ‘Maybe 30 Percent’ Done With New Album

April 12th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Lars Ulrich recently revealed that Metallica had entered the studio to begin work on their new album, and now Kirk Hammett has offered up an update on the heavy metal legends’ first LP since 2008′s Death Magnetic. Speaking to Billboard, the guitarist says the band has “well over a dozen songs” in the works but Metallica still [...]

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Watch Metallica Nail ‘Enter Sandman’ on ‘Late Late Show’

November 23rd, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

By Daniel Kreps | November 21, 2014 “Here tonight is a band who are the runner-up on American Idol, wasn’t it fellas,” Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson joked introducing Metallica on the penultimate night of the metal gods’ week-long residency. With only two nights left, Metallica decided to bust out “one of their signature [...]

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Fighting Fire With Fire: Metallica Look Back on ‘Ride the Lightning’

July 28th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> “We were really broke,” drummer Lars Ulrich says, reflecting the state of Metallica as they were making their second album, Ride the Lightning. “We had to live day to day. A friend literally gave us his apartment to stay in while we recording. James and I slept in the bedroom, Kirk [...]

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