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It’s On! Lars Ulrich Accepts Will Ferrell and RHCP Drummer Chad Smith’s Drum Battle Challenge

Remember when Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith issued that drum battle challenge to Lars Ulrich? Well, apparently the Metallica drummer has accepted. Here’s the statement Ulrich provided to Spin: “It was a little lonely on the sidelines during the first drum-off, given the somewhat forced nature of the lookalike element […]

Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer Chad Smith Challenge Metallica’s Lars Ulrich to Drum Battle

Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer Chad Smith Challenge Metallica’s Lars Ulrich to Drum Battle

Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith may have settled their doppelgänger-fueled drummer challenge, but now the two have called out Metallica’s Lars Ulrich next for a second epic drum battle because they claim he also looks like them. “Lars gets pissed because he gets mistaken for both me and Chad Smith,” […]

Video: Will Ferrell Vs. Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers Drum Off

Video: Will Ferrell Vs. Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers Drum Off

As you may have heard, Will Ferrell recently challenged Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer (and Will Ferrell doppelgänger) Chad Smith to a drum off during a Reddit AMA, and the battle royale finally came to be last night on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Watch the showdown below–and don’t give up on it and miss […]

Photos: Metallica, Deftones, Rise Against, Red Hot Chili Peppers and More at 2013 Orion Music + More

Photos: Metallica, Deftones, Rise Against, Red Hot Chili Peppers and More at 2013 Orion Music + More

If you missed the 2013 version of the Orion Music + More fest, which took place on Detroit’s Belle Isle over the weekend, we hope this photo gallery will help set the scene. The fest kicked off Saturday, June 8; among Saturday’s events were Metallica’s surprise set as a fake band, Dehann, during which they […]

Orion Music + More 2013 Announces Lineup Additions

Orion Music + More 2013 Announces Lineup Additions

Metallica, in conjunction with friends C3 Presents, today announced lineup additions for Orion Music + More, the two day festival created by the 2013 Revolver Golden Gods Awards headliners, Metallica, that will take place June 8th and 9th at Belle Isle in Detroit, MI. Rocket from the Crypt, Vista Chino, Dead Sara and local favorites […]

Metallica Announce Lineup of 2013 Orion Music + More Festival

Metallica Announce Lineup of 2013 Orion Music + More Festival

  Metallica, in conjunction with their friends C3 Presents, have announced the lineup for the 2013 Orion Music + More Festival, to be held at Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, on June 8 and 9. Headliners will include Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against, Deftones and Bassnectar, while the festival will also feature other acts […]

Guns N’ Roses to Be Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Guns N’ Roses to Be Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced today the artists wit will be inducting into its institution next year. Among those who will be honored at the April 14 ceremony in Cleveland are hard rockers Guns N’ Roses, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the Beastie Boys. For fans of GN’R, this leads to […]

Guns N’ Roses Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

Guns N’ Roses Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

Guns N’ Roses are one of 15 finalists named for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for next year. Ballots will be sent to a voting body of over 500 rock experts with the nominees who garner the most votes being named in January. Those victorious, generally between five and seven artists, […]

Poll: What Is the Best Hard-Rock or Metal Record Released in 1991?

Poll: What Is the Best Hard-Rock or Metal Record Released in 1991?

This past weekend saw the 20th anniversary of Guns N’ Roses landmark Use Your Illusion albums. But 1991 was also the year that many other landmark releases in hard rock and metal came out, including Metallica’s “Black Album,” Nirvana’s Nevermind, Ozzy Osbourne’s No More Tears, and many, many more. Below, we want you to weigh […]

Chickenfoot Premiere “Big Foot” Video

Chickenfoot Premiere “Big Foot” Video

Rock supergroup Chickenfoot have released a new video for the track “Big Foot.” The song is taken from the band’s second album Chickenfoot III, which is set for release on September 27. Comprised of Sammy Hagar, guitar god Joe Satriani, former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, Chickenfoot […]