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RODRIGO Y GABRIELA Celebrate GRAMMY Nomination For Cover Of METALLICA's 'The Struggle Within'

Acclaimed guitar virtuosos RODRIGO Y GABRIELA have received a Grammy Award nomination for "Best Arrangement, Instrumental Or A Cappella" for their version of METALLICA's "The Struggle Within", featured on the recently released tribute album "The Metallica Blacklist". The nod marks the duo's second-ever Grammy nomination, following their previous "Best Contemporary Instrumental Album" win for 2019's ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of METALLICA Performing 'Enter Sandman' At WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE

Professionally filmed video of METALLICA performing the song "Enter Sandman" live during the band's second headlining set at the Welcome To Rockville festival on Sunday, November 14 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida can be seen below. Welcome To Rockville, a four-day rock festival, kicked off its 10th edition on November 11 ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video OF METALLICA Performing 'Fight Fire With Fire' At WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE

Professionally filmed video of METALLICA performing the song "Fight Fire With Fire" live during the band's first headlining set at the Welcome To Rockville festival on Friday, November 12 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida can be seen below. Welcome To Rockville, a four-day rock festival, kicked off its 10th edition on ...

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EXODUS: 'Persona Non Grata' Guitar Book Coming In December

SubLevel Records has announced the brand new EXODUS "Persona Non Grata" guitar book, featuring guitar tab and notation for all 12 killer songs from the new EXODUS album. All songs were transcribed note for note from the original recordings by HEATHEN guitarist — and occasional EXODUS touring member — Kragen Lum and Ernie Ball's Match ...

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EXODUS Drops Lyric Video For New Song 'Prescribing Horror'

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans EXODUS have just released their new album, "Persona Non Grata", via Nuclear Blast Records. The official lyric video for the disc's fourth single, "Prescribing Horror", can be viewed below. The song's lyrics tell the story of Thalidomide, the drug developed in west Germany as a sedative in the ...

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METALLICA Announces 40th-Anniversary 'San Francisco Takeover'

METALLICA has announced a "San Francisco Takeover" to coincide with the band's 40th-anniversary celebrations next month. Among the events being planned are performances by TAIPEI HOUSTON, the new band featuring Myles and Layne Ulrich, sons of METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich; and OTTTO, the three-piece band featuring Tye Trujillo, son of METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo; and ...

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METALLICA Announces 'The Metallica Black Box'

METALLICA has announced the opening of The Metallica Black Box. Debuting with The Black Album Exhibition, the Black Box will offer an unprecedented and ongoing deep dive into every era of METALLICA from the early 1980s garage days up to its present status as multi-platinum, stadium-filling hard rock standard bearers. James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk ...

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METALLICA Shares Pro-Shot Video Of 'Master Of Puppets' Performance From 'Intimate' Florida Concert

Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA performing the song "Master Of Puppets" during the band's "intimate" concert on November 4 at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida can be seen below. Tickets (priced $130-$380) for the 7,000-seat-theater show went on on July 30 and quickly sold out. Support ...

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JASON NEWSTED Recalls Concert That Was 'Personally Huge' For METALLICA

During an appearance on a recent episode of Bill Burr's "Monday Morning" podcast, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted was asked if there was a particular concert that stood out in his mind as being particularly memorable. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The ones that have been glorified over time and sensationalized, like the big ...

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Watch METALLICA Play First Set At WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of METALLICA's November 12 performance at the Welcome To Rockville festival at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Whiplash 02. Ride The Lightning 03. Harvester Of Sorrow 04. Cyanide 05. The Memory Remains 06. One 07. Frantic 08. Moth ...

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METALLICA To Release 40th-Anniversary Limited-Edition Ring

Commemorating 40 years of METALLICA, the band will release a special extremely limited ring, only 40 of which will be made. These 40 rings will be made to order, crafted from silver, and hand-numbered 1 through 40. Each will feature engravings of James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo, Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted. ...

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METALLICA Plays 'Intimate' Concert In Hollywood, Florida (Video)

METALLICA played an "intimate" concert last night (Thursday, November 4) at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Tickets (priced $130-$380) for the 7,000-seat-theater show went on on July 30 and quickly sold out. Support at the Hollywood gig came from Orlando metallers TRIVIUM. METALLICA's setlist was as follows: ...

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RANDY RHOADS: New Video Of Gravesite Posted Online

A new video tour (filmed on October 24, 2021) of late OZZY OSBOURNE/QUIET RIOT guitarist Randy Rhoads's gravesite at the Mt. View Mortuary & Cemetery in San Bernardino, California is available below (courtesy of registered YouTube user "Desperate Cry Cover Sepultura Rehearsal 1993"). People reportedly travel from around the world, as far as Japan and ...

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TRIVIUM To Open For METALLICA At 'Intimate' Florida Concert

TRIVIUM will open for METALLICA at the heavy metal giants' "intimate" concert tomorrow night (Thursday, November 4) at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Tickets for the 7,000-seat-theater show went on sale on July 30 and quickly sold out. Earlier today, METALLICA announced TRIVIUM's participation in the concert, ...

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EXODUS's GARY HOLT Says He Will Still Be 'An A**hole' Onstage, Even After Giving Up Alcohol

EXODUS and SLAYER guitarist Gary Holt has once again opened up about his decision to quit drinking alcohol. The 57-year-old musician, who resides in Northern California, discussed his newfound sobriety in a new interview with "The Jasta Show", hosted by HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta. Holt said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I've found that there's really ...

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Watch RANDY RHOADS's Induction Into ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

Legendary Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads was posthumously inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame during the 2021 ceremony. Rhoads, who played in Ozzy's band four decades ago, received the Musical Excellence Award at this year's event, which was held yesterday (Saturday, October 30) at Cleveland, Ohio's Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The Musical Excellence ...

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METALLICA To Teach Class On Being A Band

MasterClass, the streaming platform where anyone can learn from the world's best across a wide range of subjects, today announced that METALLICA will teach a class on being a band. In celebration of the group's 40th anniversary and as the first rock band to teach on MasterClass, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert ...

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