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When Anthrax’s Scott Ian Got Arrested with Metallica’s Cliff Burton

Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian recalled the moment he was arrested under suspicion of drugs alongside late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton. The incident took place in London in 1984, two years before the tour bus crash that killed Burton. In a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Ian said the bands had been sharing an apartment for three weeks while working on release-related duties.
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Metallica Make Six-Figure Donation to Aid Flood Victims in Germany

Metallica continue to step up in times of need, and their latest contribution to helping around the world comes in Germany. Last July, massive flooding over a 48 hour period led to widespread destruction and 184 deaths. After hearing of the natural disaster, Metallica issued a limited edition single of "Enter Sandman" designed to raise funds, with over 130,000 € (approximately $137,000 U.S.) being collected for Aktion Deutschland Hilft's relief efforts.
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Metallica Fans Share Some Of Their Favorite Song Lyrics

One of the coolest things Metallica pack their deluxe reissue box sets with are folders full of prints of handwritten lyrics. Fans get an intimate peek at some of the most iconic metal songs of all time, seeing how the words take shape and turn into the full track. It's another dimension of understanding how Metallica operate; not only do they share demos and cuts from their "riff tapes" with fans, but they give you the lyrical beginnings of their songs, too.

Metallica Offering Video Classes To Teach You How to Play Like They Do

How can you play like the guys in Metallica? As James Hetfield states in their latest venture, "The best way to play like us is to play with us." And thus kicks off the intro teasing the band's new collaboration with Yousician, the visual music learning component developing step-by-step tutorials showcasing some of your favorite bands and songs.

How Metallica Connects To HBO’s ‘Barry’

Barry wrapped its third season on HBO this week (don’t worry, no spoilers here), a season that featured the music of Metallica. And the connection between Bill Hader’s Emmy-winning dark comedy and the band from the Bay Area goes even deeper. In the series premiere, which aired in...

The Legacy of ‘Metal Massacre,’ 40 Years Later

On June 14, 1982, Metal Blade Records, a brand new record label founded by Brian Slagel, released its first compilation known simply as Metal Massacre. Featured on the first pressing of this compilation were bands like Steeler, Ratt, Malice and a little known, unsigned metal band called Metallica. Hit Those...

40 Years Ago: Metallica Release Their First Song on ‘Metal Massacre’ Compilation

Back in June 1982, one of history's seminal heavy-metal compilation albums, Metal Massacre, came out. That record spawned a franchise that's extended to more than a dozen volumes and launched a record label, Metal Blade, that's still proudly flying the heavy metal flag today. That compilation also happened to feature the first appearance on record by a young Los Angeles-based band called Metallica.