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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.
Metallica School Audience in Rock at Intimate New York Show
29 Sep 2016 // 6:00 AM
The group's strong core is immutable as Metallica proved at Webster Hall.
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.
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