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Metallica, Slayer, Lamb of God + Anthrax Head Up 2014 Heavy Montreal Festival

That rumble you just felt came from Canada as organizers of the Heavy Montreal Festival have unveiled a lineup worthy of its name. When you start with Metallica, Slayer, Lamb of God and Anthrax, you know you've got a rocking music weekend on tap.

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28 Years Ago: Metallica Releases ‘Master of Puppets’

Heavy metal effectively came of age in the '80s, as it coalesced what had previously been a ragtag collective of bands into a bona fide rock and roll sub-genre capable of achieving Top 40 success.

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett ‘Does. Not. F—ing. Care’ About Social Media

In the modern day, many musicians and other celebrities have embraced social media as a way to connect with their fan base. But not Kirk Hammett. In a new interview, the Metallica guitarist discussed, in no uncertain terms, why he avoids all of the myriad Internet-based platforms open to him.

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Tom Petty, Metallica, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel Among State Sales Champions

A new infographic illustrates the top-selling musicians in America by state of birth, with a number of familiar classic rock greats among those featured.

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett: ‘We Have To Start Working on the Album’

Even though Metallica haven't released a new studio album since 2008's 'Death Magnetic,' they've kept plenty busy. Between global touring (they played all 7 continents including Antarctica in 2013) and making the 3D movie 'Through the Never,' they have remained in the spotlight. The question on everybody's mind is when that elusive next album will be recorded.

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Metallica’s ‘One’ Collaboration With Lang Lang Now Available on iTunes

At the Grammy awards last month,  performed their song 'One' with classical pianist Lang Lang, and now a recording of the rehearsal performance is available as a digital download.

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Planning Follow-Up to ‘Too Much Horror Business’ Book

Kirk Hammett's love of horror movies is well documented and the Metallica guitarist says he already has plans for a follow-up to his book 'Too Much Horror Business.'

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Metallica, Rob Halford, Motorhead Lead All-Star Ronnie James Dio Tribute Album

A new benefit album pays tribute to Ronnie James Dio with 13 interpretations of his music from Metallica, Motorhead, Scorpions, Anthrax and Judas Priest's Rob Halford, among others.

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Lars Ulrich: New Metallica Album Will Arrive Sometime in the Next 6 Years

Metallica are taking steps toward a new album, but it still promises to be a lengthy process in completing the effort. Drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist Kirk Hammett tell Rolling Stone that the band is still in the infancy of working on new music.

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Metallica Alumni Feud? Megadeth Boots Newsted Off Tour

Given that they are both former members of Metallica, one would think Dave Mustaine and Jason Newsted would get along famously. However, that appears not to be the case, as we learn that Newsted's self-titled band has been thrown off an Australian tour by headliners Megadeth.

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