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Metallica To Play O2 in London and Berlin

Metallica will play concerts in O2 centre in London and in Berlin for the release of the new album Death Magnetic. The band is expected to play the full Death Magnetic album from start to finish in both concerts.

Greetings on a Monday evening. A few weeks back we told you about two events coming up on September 12 in Berlin, Germany, and September 15 in London, England to celebrate the release of a certain record. Time for more details!

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Metallica in Norway: James shopping with family, Kirk drinking in a pub

Metallica arrived in Bergen, Norway on Monday (14th July). They stay in SAS-Hotel and have booked the whole 5th floor. The sold-out show is on Wednesday.

James Hetfield went shopping in “Bryggen” street with his wife Francesca and children Cali, Castor and Marcella. “I just want to spend time with my family today. Can you recommend a good restaurant? Something with sea-food?” James asked. The family of five, ended eating in restaurant “Steakers”.

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Metallica to headline Reading and Leeds festivals

Metallica have been confirmed as headliners at this year’s Reading and Leeds festivals between Friday August 22 and Sunday August 24.

Joining Metallica are Rage Against The Machine - who make their first UK appearance in the UK for eight years - Slipknot, Queens Of The Stone Age, Serj Tankian, Feeder and Pendulum. In addition to their Download 2008 appearances, Bullet For My Valentine and Biffy Clyro have confirmed they’ll appear at the three-day festival. More acts will be announced over the coming months.

“Alongside the hallowed turf of Castle Donington there is no place in the UK that is more historic or more of an honour for Metallica to play than at Reading,” drummer Lars Ulrich tells Kerrang!. “Back in the day when I was first tripping on music, I’d look at the line-up and see bands like Iron Maiden, UFO and Whitesnake headlining, so for us to be asked to come back yet again and stand at the top of the pile so to speak is an absolutely tremendous gift from the organisers. It’s just such an absolutely incredible thing to be a part of.

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Metallica confirms Bonnaroo, more tour dates

Okay . . . we know that it has been a while since we’ve had a full-on Metalli-experience Stateside, but that’s about to change. We are psyched to share with you that we have been invited to headline the Bonnaroo Music Festival . . . so Manchester, Tennessee here we come on June 13, 2008!

For the uninitiated, Bonnaroo is a four day, multi-stage old school European style festival held on a 700 acre farm about an hour’s drive from Nashville. There will be 13 stages on a 100 acre entertainment village including around the clock attractions and activities . . . comedy, jazz, cinema, workshops, food, crafts . . . never a dull moment! The first go around was in 2002 and since then headliners have included Radiohead, The Police, Tool, The White Stripes, Tom Petty, and Dave Matthews. This year we’ll be joining Pearl Jam, Jack Johnson, Kanye West, Alison Krauss and Robert Plant and others. How cool is it to be thrown into that company??

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Metallica Tour Dates Confirmed, Grammy

Metallica has been confirmed to play Rock Am Ring and Rock in Park festivals in Germany on 7th and 8th of June 2008. Buy tickets here!

The song “The Ecstasy Of Gold” is nominated in the Best Rock Instrumental Performance (For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Includes Rock, Hard Rock and Metal. Singles or Tracks only.) Other nominees are Rush, Joe Satriani, Bruce Springsteen, and Steve Vai.

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Metallica Covers Blue Oyster Cult at Bridge Benefit

Couple of changes for the second night show. New Blue Oyster Cult cover and The Unforgiven instead of Turn The Page. Here is the full setlist:

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Metallica Surprises at the Bridge Benefit Show

Very unexpected setlist from Metallica last night. 4 new cover songs, 1 never played live original, 1 heavy favorite and 2 acoustic ballads. This is the complete setlist:

I Just Want To Celebrate (Rare Earth)
Please Don’t Judas Me (Nazareth)
Only Happy When It Rains (Garbage)
Brothers In Arms (Dire Straits)
Disposable Heroes
All Within My Hands
Turn The Page
Nothing Else Matters

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Metallica to play Bridge School acoustic shows

Metallica will play two all-acoustic shows on October 27. and 28. 2007 as part of the annual Bridge School Benefit event held at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA. Started by Neil and Peggy Young, the Bridge School is a non-profit organization assisting individuals with severe speech and physical impairments achieve full participation in their communities and is an internationally recognized leader in the education of children who use augmentative and alternative communication. The annual benefit concerts provide the majority of the funding for the school’s operation. 

Metallica also played at the event in 1997 and this was the setlist for both nights:

  • Low Man’s Lyric
  • Helpless
  • Tuesday’s Gone
  • Poor Twisted Me
  • Fade To Black
  • The Four Horsemen
  • Nothing Else Matters
  • Last Caress
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    Metallica Rocks The New Wembley Stadium

    Metallica rocked the new Wembley stadium in London for two nights in a row. Saturday, the boys turned on the autopilot and played the Black Album hits for the Live Earth show. Sad But True, Nothing Else Matters and Enter Sandman were played, same set (different order) as the band did in 1992 for the Freddie Mercury tribute show.

    BBC reports some complaints about them cutting the Metallica set from the live broadcast.

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    Metallica’s James Hetfield Questioned at Luton Airport

    According to The UK Times: James Hetfield, the frontman with US metal rockers Metallica, was apparently questioned by security officials at Luton airport when arriving for the Live Earth gig at Wembley. Friends put it down to his “Taliban-like beard”.

    The story first surfaced couple of days ago at the Ross Halfin diary where he writes: …flew home in the middle of the night to Luton, got home at 6.30 am, then immigration decided they didn’t like James’ “Taliban Metallica” beard. So off we went through immigration.

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