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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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Petty, Metallica, Springsteen, Joel Among State Sales Champs

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 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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James Hetfield Traces His Musical Evolution: ‘I Was on a Quest’

Metallica's James Hetfield recently sat down with Guitar Center for a wide-ranging interview, offering fans an insight into his early years as a musician and his development as a guitarist. You can watch the 13-minute interview above.

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Metallica Pull the Plug on Orion Music + More Festival

Nearly two months after saying they were taking a year off from their Orion Music + More Festival, Metallica appear to have decided to make it permanent. In a new interview, James Hetfield says that the band has called time on the whole shebang, referring to it as a "financial disaster."

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Metallica Perform ‘One’ With Classical Pianist at Grammys

Call it their revenge. After being on the losing end of one of Grammy's most notorious awards -- Jethro Tull's 1989 win for Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance -- Metallica returned to the stage at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards to rock the song that should have earned them an award a quarter century ago.

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Metallica Plan to Start Work on New Album Soon

Metallica fans have had to be patient while waiting for the band to put together a follow-up to 2008's 'Death Magnetic,' but it looks like 2014 might be their year.

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Rocker Says the Stones, the Who and Metallica ‘Blew It’

We've all been disappointed by a late-period record by one of our favorite bands, and to one extent or another, we've all engaged in an endless debate over whether it's better to burn out or fade away. For Buzz Osborne of the Melvins, the answer is neither; creativity takes effort, and he expects great artists to keep trying.

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Metallica To Appear With Classical Pianist at 2014 Grammys

Metallica will take a break from recording its new album to appear with classical music pianist Lang Lang at the 56th annual Grammy Awards on January 26. It is unknown what song or songs they will perform together.

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Metallica to Debut New Song on Next Tour

Metallica plan to hit the road next summer, playing a bunch of dates throughout Europe. And they're letting their fans pick the set lists. Best of all, they're leaving one slot open for a brand new song they plan to play every night.

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‘Metallica: Through the Never’ Coming to DVD

Metallica got in filmgoers' faces with its 3D concert film extravaganza 'Through the Never' earlier this year, and in just a few weeks, they'll bring the movie right into fans' homes.

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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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