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Shred Alert! Kirk Hammett Teaches You to Play Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” – Video

Shred Alert! Kirk Hammett Teaches You to Play Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” – Video

Here’s one for all you guitar heads and ‘Tallica fanatics out there. In the following video, shot by our buddies at Guitar World, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett shows you how to play Metallica’s classic “Master of Puppets.” But that’s not all… In the second part of the video, Metallica buddy Zach Harmon gives the Guitar World […]

Viral Video: Girl Covers Metallica’s “One” with Ancient Chinese Instrument

Viral Video: Girl Covers Metallica’s “One” with Ancient Chinese Instrument

Guzheng player Michelle Kwan does a killer rendition of Metallica’s “One” on the ancient Chinese instrument. Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments! Kwan wrote on her YouTube page, “I’ve seen Metallica live in concert twice. My childhood dream is to perform on the big stage like them. […]

Metallica to Reissue ‘Some Kind of Monster’ and Release Special Record-Store-Day Vinyl

Metallica to Reissue ‘Some Kind of Monster’ and Release Special Record-Store-Day Vinyl

Metallica has announced they are reissuing their long out-of-print documentary, ‘Metallica: Some Kind of Monster,’ on a two-disc Blu-Ray on November 24. The documentary which covered bassist Jason Newsted’s 2001 departure, battles with addiction, the making of ‘St. Anger,’ and more, will now also contain a 25-minute follow-up piece. ‘Metallica: This Monster Lives’–which includes the […]

Metallica Planning to Release 27 Live Albums

Metallica Planning to Release 27 Live Albums

It’s no secret that Metallica have been recording and storing audio and visual footage of live performances for a while. Now, the band has announced they will be sharing their stockpile with fans as they will release 27 live albums as a box set this December. Several of those shows, which were their recent “By […]

Exodus Premiere New Song, “Salt the Wound,” featuring Metallica’s Kirk Hammett

Exodus Premiere New Song, “Salt the Wound,” featuring Metallica’s Kirk Hammett

Thrash pioneers Exodus will release their 10th full-length, ‘Blood In, Blood Out,’ October 14 through Nuclear Blast. The record is the band’s first with vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza since 2004′s ‘Tempo of the Damned.’ In anticipation, the group has premiered a song off the album, “Salt the Wound,” which also happens to feature a guest […]

Rocker Yearbook Photos

Rocker Yearbook Photos

Head back to school with our awesome gallery, including Corey Taylor, Glenn Danzig, Marilyn Manson, and many, many more!

14 Thrash Albums You Need to Own

14 Thrash Albums You Need to Own

The American thrash-metal movement brought us the Big 4–Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax–but there are numerous other bands to come out of that scene who are worthy of whip-lashing along to: Exodus, Testament, Overkill, and many more. Here is our sure-to-be controversial list of the 14 most essential classic American thrash albums. Check it out […]

Photos: Pop Stars in Metal Shirts

Photos: Pop Stars in Metal Shirts

Hilary Duff, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Ashley Simpson, Kelly Clarkson, and more!

Hear a Celtic Tribute to Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters”

Hear a Celtic Tribute to Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters”

We’ve heard plenty of covers of Metallica songs over the years. But this might be a first. Below, listen to “Nothing Else Matters,” performed by a group called the Boys of County Nashville. The band pulls out all the stops in this Celtic tribute, with flute, fiddle, acoustic guitars and more.

Listen to James Hetfield’s Isolated Studio Vocal Tracks for Metallica’s “Enter Sandman”

Listen to James Hetfield’s Isolated Studio Vocal Tracks for Metallica’s “Enter Sandman”

Earlier this week, we shared Phil Anselmo’s isolated vocal takes for Pantera’s “Walk” and Avenged Sevenfold vocalist M. Shadows’ isolated vocals for his band’s “Nightmare.” Many of you requested that we continue to post more isolated vocal tracks, and some of you specifically asked to hear those of Metallica frontman James Hetfield–which sounded like a […]