Tag: Metallica

NME Festival blog: Metallica are headlining five major US festivals next year

Three of the events take place in May, while the other two are in September and October Metallica will headline five major US festivals next year. The long-running metal band have added to their 2020 touring schedule with today’s announcement (October 10), with the five festivals in question all being promoted by the production company […]

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NME Festival blog: Metallica postpones upcoming tour as James Hetfield returns to rehab

Metallica have postponed their upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand due to frontman James Hetfield returning to rehab. The announcement was made on Friday (September 27) via the band’s website and social media channels. “We are truly sorry to inform our fans and friends that we must postpone our upcoming tour of Australia and […]

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NME Festival blog: Billie Eilish, Metallica and Coldplay to play 10-hour charity show in 2020

Global Citizen Festival will try to tackle global poverty The likes of Billie Eilish, Metallica and Coldplay are all set to perform at a day of global fundraising concerts across five continents next year. The newly announced Global Citizen Festival will see performances from top talent across the globe in a bid to tackle worldwide poverty. […]

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NME Festival blog: Watch Metallica cover Rammstein’s ‘Engel’ during Berlin gig

A beautiful meeting of metal minds Metallica played a massive stadium gig at the Olympiastadion in Berlin this week (6 July), and during the gig played a brief cover of fellow metal titans Rammstein. The German rockers had played the very same stadium two days before, and Metallica’s Rob Trujillo and Kirk Hammett took the chance to pay tribute […]

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NME Festival blog: Foo Fighters, Ryan Adams, Metallica and more to play Chris Cornell tribute

Josh Homme, Miley Cyrus and Fiona Apple have all just been announced to the line-up The line-up for today’s tribute show in memory of Chris Cornell has swelled to include the likes of Josh Homme and Miley Cyrus, who join such huge names as Metallica, Ryan Adams and Foo Fighters on the bill. Cornell, who was […]

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NME Festival blog: Billy Corgan compares Lil Peep to Metallica

“It’s so sad [Peep] passed away because he was just getting to the bigger part of this work” Billy Corgan believes that Lil Peep affected his fans in the same way that Metallica did in their early days. Speaking in a new interview with Build, the Smashing Pumpkins frontman recalled that, as a teenager, he could […]

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NME Festival blog: Metallica say they have no regrets about their legal battle with Napster

Metallica have opened up about their legal battle with Napster, which saw the band sue the file-sharing service for copyright infringement back in 2000. They asked Napster to take down the entire Metallica catalogue, while also requesting that the users who had downloaded their music – around 330,000 members – be banned from the platform. […]

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NME Festival blog: Watch Metallica discuss making of classic album ‘Master Of Puppets’

Lars Ulrich and co let us in to some studio secrets ahead of the album’s re-issue Metallica have gone behind-the-scenes of their classic 1986 record ‘Master Of Puppets’ during a chat on Lars Ulrich’s radio show. Check out clips of the discussion below. The metal giants – who returned to the UK recently as part of […]

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