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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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Kirk Hammett: Metallica Plan to ‘Buckle Down’ and Create New Album in September

We've got a big update on Metallica's next album. In a new interview, guitarist Kirk Hammett shared that this September, the thrash legends will "buckle down" and begin cranking out a brand new record.

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Metallica Headlines 2014 Glastonbury Festival

Metallica have played nearly everywhere in the world. Last year they played on all seven continents, including Antarctica. But one place they haven't played is the legendary Glastonbury Festival in England. That will change next month.

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Lars Ulrich: Metallica Are in ‘Fourth Inning’ of New Album Process

He was born in Denmark and grew up with a tennis background, but Metallica's Lars Ulrich made a baseball reference when talking about the progress of a new studio album. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Ulrich says, "Right now, we're in the fourth inning."

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Suggests ‘Maybe Next Year’ for New Studio Album

It's not a concrete or a firm date, but it's something to go on! Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich commented on the band's writing and recording process for its next album, the follow up to 2008's 'Death Magnetic,' in a new interview with Argentina-based media outlet TN (seen above).

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Metallica Unleash Epic Ronnie James Dio Medley ‘Ronnie Rising’

Metallica have their share of naysayers, but after hearing the band's new Ronnie James Dio tribute medley, 'Ronnie Rising,' we have a feeling the lips of those naysayers will be sewn shut. The nine-minute song is masterfully put together, combining the iconic tracks 'A Light in the Black,' 'Tarot Woman,' 'Stargazer' and 'Kill the King.'

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Metallica Releases Vid of New Song ‘Lords of Summer’ [Video]

By now, Metallica fans across the world have heard the band's latest song, 'Lords of Summer.' Whether it was through the initial cell phone video, fan-made live video or Metallica's 'Garage Demo Version' of the song, there have been several ways to consume it. Adding to the list, Metallica released their own video of their performance via their official YouTube channel. Debuting on March 16 in Bogota, Colombia, 'Lords of Summer' proves to be a raucous song and a great follow-up to the band's most recent studio album, 'Death Magnetic.'

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Crank Up the New Metallica Demo – The Lords of Summer Garage Demo Version and Live!

Metallica has been talking about working on a new album for a while, and they've actually gotten started!  Jackie played for you the demo of the first song, "The Lords of Summer"!

No telling if this song will make the album, or in what form!  Different lyrics, rearranged...we will have to wait and see.

But for now, check out Metallica's official "Garage Demo" of the song, and a 10 camera edit of the first live performance of the song!

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Metallica Unleashes Studio Demo Version of New Song ‘Lords of Summer’

Metallica fans around the world rejoiced on March 16 as the legendary rock band unveiled their first new song since the 'Beyond Magnetic' EP was released in 2011. 'Lords of Summer' debuted in Bogota, Colombia as the sixth song in the band's set. Now, just a few days later, fans have been blessed with not only the opportunity to own the live performance but also the 'Garage Demo Version' of 'Lords of Summer' (listen above) straight from Metallica themselves.

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Lars Ulrich: ‘Lords of Summer’ Represents Metallica’s Current Creative Space

Last night (March 16) in Bogota, Colombia, Metallica debuted 'The Lords of Summer,' a new song from the thrash legends. Now that we've heard the song, fans are beginning to ponder how 'The Lords of Summer' will fit into Metallica's next album. Now, drummer Lars Ulrich explains how the new song represents Metallica's current creative mindset.

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Metallica Debut New Song ‘The Lords of Summer’ at 2014 Tour Kickoff in Bogota, Colombia

As promised, Metallica debuted a brand-new song 'The Lords of Summer' during their 2014 tour kickoff in Bogota, Colombia. The metal legends rocked the tune in the midst of their set at their concert on Sunday night (March 16).

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