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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett to Release ‘Too Much Horror Business’ Book in October

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett to Release ‘Too Much Horror Business’ Book in October

In a recent interview with Guitar World, Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett mentioned he would be unveiling a brand new book at his Kirk’s Crypt tent at this weekend’s Orion Music + More festival. “It’s a book about vintage tour and movie posters, vintage monster toys and artwork,” Kirk told Guitar World. “It’s basically all the […]

Kirk Hammett: Metallica to Focus on New Album This Fall

Kirk Hammett: Metallica to Focus on New Album This Fall

With a busy European festival season nearly behind them, their own Orion Music festival looming, a 3D movie in the works and a new album on the horizon, Metallica are looking to accomplish more this summer than most bands do in a career. In a new interview with Guitar World, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett revealed that […]

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett: “The Next Album Will Be a Heavier ‘Black Album’”

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett: “The Next Album Will Be a Heavier ‘Black Album’”

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Metallica recently discussed the details of their next album, which according to drummer Lars Ulrich, the band are “About seven, eight songs into.” Ulrich went onto say about the follow-up to 2008′s Death Magnetic: “We do it in rounds. We come up with something, we leave it, go to […]

The Year in Live Photos

The Year in Live Photos

From the Big Four to Avenged Sevenfold at the Golden Gods, 2011 has been one hell of a year

Video Preview Available for ‘Murder in the Front Row’ Bay Area Thrash Photo Book

Video Preview Available for ‘Murder in the Front Row’ Bay Area Thrash Photo Book

A video preview has been made available for the upcoming photo book, Murder in the Front Row: Shots From the Bay Area Thrash Metal Epicenter (Bazillion Points). The book, by Harald Oimoen and Brian Lew, will be released on December 13. Featured photos include Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett performing with Exodus, as well as Megadeth’s […]

Kirk Hammett Talks About Metallica and Lou Reed’s ‘Lulu,’ Cliff Burton, and Not Playing Lead Guitar

Kirk Hammett Talks About Metallica and Lou Reed’s ‘Lulu,’ Cliff Burton, and Not Playing Lead Guitar

Metallica and Lou Reed are releasing their collaborative album, Lulu, today. The album tells the tale of a girl, Lulu, who falls from her place in high society into prostitution and other questionable activities—she even has a run-in with Jack the Ripper. Reed took the concept from a pair of plays by 20th Century German […]

Photos: Anthrax, Live in San Francisco, With Members of Metallica & Death Angel

Photos: Anthrax, Live in San Francisco, With Members of Metallica & Death Angel

See them with Kirk Hammett…

Former Ramones Bassist Claims He Was Twice Offered Metallica Role

Former Ramones Bassist Claims He Was Twice Offered Metallica Role

Former bassist for the Ramones, Christopher Ward, AKA C.J. Ramone, has stated in a new interview that he was twice offered the chance to join Metallica. The chat was conducted with music blog The Great Southern Brainfart. Ward says that his son’s health at the time prevented him from joining the thrash legends following Jason […]

New Details Emerge About ‘Murder in the Front Row’ Thrash Photo Book

New Details Emerge About ‘Murder in the Front Row’ Thrash Photo Book

With the Big Four show coming up at Yankee Stadium tomorrow, new details have emerged about the photo collection Murder in the Front Row: Shots From the Bay Area Thrash Metal Epicenter (Bazillion Points), which chronicles the early days of thrash metal. The book, by Harald Oimoen and Brian Lew, will feature photos of Metallica […]

Guitar World Reveals Big Four Cover

Guitar World Reveals Big Four Cover

The Big Four of thrash—Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax—are set to play New York City’s Yankee Stadium on September 14. It will be the second time ever that all four groups have shared a stage in the United States. To mark this occasion, Revolver and Guitar World are celebrating the event with the Big Four […]