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Rock Report: Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Has No Intention of Retiring

Despite being in the music business for more than 30 years, Metallica's Kirk Hammett has no intention of slowing down. In a new interview, he says that he can envision himself still rocking 20 years from now, as the Rolling Stones are doing.

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Rock Report: Metallica Reveal ‘Quebec Magnetic’ DVD/Blu-ray Details

In a message posted on the band's official website, Metallica has revealed the track listing and artwork for its upcoming live DVD/Blu-ray -- as well as its new North American label.

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Rock Report: Bruce Springsteen, Metallica, Iron Maiden to Headline Rock in Rio 2013

The Rock in Rio Festival will see faces new and familiar next year, as they announced that three of its headliners for 2013 will be Metallica, Iron Maiden and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Other headliners will be named at a later date.

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Rock Report: Metallica’s Kirk Hammett on Horror Films – ‘They’re Just Fun’

Metallica lead guitarist Kirk Hammett has just published his first book, an oversized photo book called Too Much Horror Business - The Kirk Hammett Collection, that features hundreds of pictures of his massive horror memorabilia collection.

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Metallica to Replace Green Day at Voodoo Music + Art Experience

When a superstar band is forced to cancel a festival appearance, they can only be replaced with another major act. That's exactly what Metallica is doing, filling in for Green Day as headliners at the Voodoo Music + Art Experience in New Orleans on Saturday, October 27.

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Metallica Offer Free Download of Orion Music + More Soundcheck

Metallica have been very forthcoming with material from their Orion Music + More festival earlier this year, and they're now sharing a portion of the music weekend that not many got a chance to see -- their soundcheck.

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Metallica Guitarist ‘Bored’ Recording Landmark Album

Metallica's third album, 1986's Master Of Puppets, is regularly cited as the band's finest hour and was recently voted "Greatest Heavy Metal Album of All Time" by the readers of Rolling Stone magazine. But lead guitarist Kirk Hammett told the magazine that he was mostly "bored" during the making of this hard rock landmark. Hammett explained, "At the time, we were just making another album. We had no idea it would have such a range of influence that it went on to have. It was the first time that we could spend time in the studio and work on guitar sounds for a couple of days, really experiment with different sounds and overdubs . . . and I played a lot of poker with (late bassist) Cliff Burton in the studio. We'd just play poker, wait for Lars (Ulrich, drummer) to finish a track -- which would sometimes be days -- and we'd be bored."

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Metallica Expands ‘Kill ‘Em All’ Line of Vans Shoe Designs

The guys in Metallica must be enjoying their stint as shoe designers at Vans, because they've just expanded their upcoming line of special edition sneakers with the last installment now arriving next spring.

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Metallica Offers Free 1984 Concert Download as Tribute to Cliff Burton

The world of Metallica was rocked on Sept. 27, 1986, when the band's bassist -- Cliff Burton -- was killed in a bus accident. He joined up with the group just four years earlier, but in that time,

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Metallica Asks Fans To Pick Set List For New DVD/Blu-Ray

Metallica has revealed that it will release a two-disc DVD/Blu-ray set in December filmed at two concerts in Quebec City in the fall of 2009. According to Blabbermouth, the band asked fans to help with the selection of material to be included on the discs. A post at the official Metallica website explained, "As we mentioned before, we played two shows . . . we would like YOU to pick which setlist is the main feature with the remaining songs not played in the setlist that you choose appearing later on the disc in the 'extras' section."

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