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The Many Faces of Metallica’s Lars Ulrich

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich is a man of many faces, and as a member of metal's most commercially successful band, there's often a camera nearby to capture each golden pose.

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Lars Ulrich Accepts Drum Challenge from Chad Smith and Will Ferrell

Recently, the drum-off of the millennium happened on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.  Will Ferrell took home the Golden Cowbell as the winner of the event, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers have settled for keeping the loser, Chad Smith, as their current drummer.  No word on whether Will Ferrell will take over recording duties as champion, though.

The most recent development of this whole controversy surrounds the third member of the look-alikes, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich

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Will Ferrell’s and Chad Smith’s Drum Battle Extended to Lars Ulrich

If you thought the epic Chad Smith-Will Ferrell feud was settled with that drum-off on ‘The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon’ last month, think again.

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Responds To Criticism From Mogwai

Lars Ulrich responds to protest to get Metallica kicked off 2014 Glastonbury Festival + criticism from Mogwai.

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Metallica “The Frayed Ends of Sanity” Live for the First Time Ever [Video]

When Metallica's ...And Justice for All album came out, I was blown away by the music.  The long, crazy songs, the time signature changes, the pure epicness of the entire album was (and still is) freaking amazing!

There are a couple songs on the album that I don't feel have gotten the love they deserve, and "The Frayed Ends of Sanity" is one of them.  This is one (if not the only) song in Metallica's catalog that they've NEVER played live.

Until last night!

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Metallica’s ‘Black Album’ Sets New Sales Record, Band Plays ‘Frayed Ends of Sanity’ for First Time

The 'Black Album' has become the first album in SoundScan history to surpass 16 million copies sold + Metallica played 'Frayed Ends of Sanity' live in Finland.

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Metallica, Aerosmith, AC/DC Among Top Grossing Live Acts Since 1990

Metallica, Aerosmith and AC/DC lead the hard rock acts that made the cut of Billboard's top 25 grossing live acts since 1990.

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Metallica’s James Hetfield To Narrate Upcoming History Channel Series ‘The Hunt’

Metallica frontman James Hetfield has a number of hobbies and pastimes, one of which is hunting. Hetfield has experience in bear hunting, which is the subject of the upcoming History series 'The Hunt,' and he'll be the narrator for the eight episode series that premieres Sunday, June 8 at 10PM ET.

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Metallica Rock National Anthem at San Francisco Giants Game

This past Friday (May 16) marked the second annual 'Metallica Night' at the San Francisco Giants' AT&T Park, and the metal legends got the festivities going with a rendition of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' before the Giants took on the Miami Marlins.

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett: ‘We Probably Have Three or Four Albums Worth of Material’

This past Monday (May 11) was the 10th annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit, where Ozzy Osbourne was honored by Metallica, Slash and more. In addition to covering the once-in-a-lifetime show, Loudwire was on the red carpet of the event and we were able to speak with Metallica's Kirk Hammett for a very brief interview. Check out his thoughts on Ozzy, musical inspirations and the next Metallica album below:

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Metallica, Slash, Dave Navarro and Others Honor Ozzy Osbourne at MusiCares

On Monday night (May 12), metal fans and philanthropists alike packed Los Angeles' Club Nokia for the 10th annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert. Proceeds from the event went toward MusiCares’ programs aimed at helping musicians struggling with addiction, and the entire night was filled with success stories from musicians who have overcome their struggles through the work of such programs.

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Metallica Cover Beatles, Deep Purple + More at MusiCares Tribute To Ozzy Osbourne

Last night (May 12), the 10th Annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert was held at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Black Sabbath legend Ozzy Osbourne and Village Studios owner / CEO Jeff Greenberg were the night's honorees, but Metallica were also an important part of the show, performing a four-song set of classic covers.

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