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Primal Thrash Therapy? Lessons from the Life of Metallica's James Hetfield
17 Nov 2013 // 9:14 PM
From an odd and tragic childhood, to life as an underground metalhead, to crazy success, James Hetfield has managed a mountain of rage quite well.
Still Pulling Your Strings: 'Master of Puppets' 25 Years Later
20 Sep 2011 // 5:00 PM
Master of Puppets not only rocketed Metallica into stardom upon its 1986 release, but it also blew a hole in the industry’s unwritten rule that a band without commercial aspirations could not make it and, as a result, helped undermine music censorship.
Metal Up Yours, Mine & Metallica's
5 May 2009 // 5:00 PM
Metallica’s got identity and projection issues -- James Hetfield repeatedly directs a string of insights or even accusations at some mysterious "you", only to concede by song's end that he is talking to himself.
Lou Reed and Metallica: Lulu
30 Oct 2011 // 5:00 PM
Have you ever been to a concert where the main act brings out a special guest for a song or two, and the connection is so pure that there is a palpable feeling of excitement in the room? Except in brief, fleeting moments, that doesn’t happen on this album.
'Enter Night: A Biography of Metallica' Is Some Kind of Monster
24 Aug 2011 // 6:00 AM
While Enter Night is not the tightest rock biography ever penned, Mick Wall’s comprehensive examination of Metallica offers not only the band’s history, but a history of Metal from the late ‘70s to the present.
Blood and Thunder: Anathema Falls and Rises at Roadburn 2015
23 Apr 2015 // 4:00 AM
For a moment, Anathema looked like they would close out the 2015 Roadburn Festival on a completely flat note. Then they pulled off a comeback for the ages.
Blood and Thunder: Power, Rage Unbound
5 Mar 2015 // 4:00 AM
This week in metal brought a much needed injection of creativity into black metal and the 30th anniversary of a classic yet underrated metal album.
Heavy metal brushstrokes: Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted finds a new gig , as a painter
26 May 2010 // 2:07 AM
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Nicole Leigh Smith and her man were at their Montana ranch, where he was moping with his right arm in a sling,
Metallica proves its metal
27 Jan 2009 // 10:20 PM
When most bands start focusing on death, writing about "The End of the Line" or "My Apocalypse," it's generally not a good sign. When that