Kirk Hammett says that the newMetallica music is "along the lines of Death Magnetic."
“It’s heavy,” says Hammett. “We’ve got some heavy stuff going. It delivers on that front for sure. You know, I would say a lot of it is along the lines of Death Magnetic. A lot of it seems to be going along those lines. But you know, with social media now and everything else, I’m a little bit wary to comment too much on the album, because then people pick up on it. Then, people think that that’s the final definitive statement on what this album is, or how much of it is done, or what it sounds like or whatever – and that’s not really the case. It’s not accurate. [Laughs.] We’re still working on it.”
Jason Tate on 11/02/15 - 10:39 AM
Mumford and Sons will return with a new album this year and have been announced as the second headliner for Reading and Leeds 2015. They join Metallica as headliners as well as other acts such as Manchester Orchestra, Run The Jewels, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice, Catfish and The Bottlemen and more. The main line up announcement across all stages and the final headliner will be announced in March.
Kyle Huntington on 02/02/15 - 12:15 PM
The first batch of bands has been announced for next year's Reading and Leeds festivals. Metallica will headline on one of the days with Jamie T, Run The Jewels, Refused, Manchester Orchestra and more also on the bill.
Kyle Huntington on 11/25/14 - 12:37 PM
Metallica will issue 27 live albums by end of 2014. Who do they think they are? Phish?
The group will be unrolling the releases in three-album batches each Monday through the end of the year in the order they played the shows, beginning with Bogotá, Colombia. It's also offering a box set of all 27 shows, which will ship in December. All sales will be conducted through the LiveMetallica website.

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Jason Tate on 09/22/14 - 10:37 AM
Rolling Stone is streaming Metallica's "Ronnie Rising" medley from the upcoming Ronnie James Dio tribute compilation, This Is Your Life.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/24/14 - 11:21 AM
You heard the live version, now check out a demo of Metallica's new song, "Lords of Summer," in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/19/14 - 12:52 PM
Metallica performed a new song titled "The Lords of Summer" last night. Watch a video in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/17/14 - 08:02 AM
Metallica, Tenacious D, Anthrax, Rob Halford, Corey Taylor, Killswitch Engage and more are teaming up for Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life. The tribute album will benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. It's due out on April 1 via Rhino.

Track Listing
1. Neon Knights – Anthrax
2. The Last In Line – Tenacious D
3. The Mob Rules – Adrenaline Mob
4. Rainbow In The Dark – Corey Taylor, Roy Mayorga, Satchel, Christian Martucci, Jason Christopher
5. Straight Through The Heart – Halestorm
6. Starstruck – Motörhead with Biff Byford
7. The Temple Of The King – Scorpions
8. Egypt (The Chains Are On) – Doro
9. Holy Diver – Killswitch Engage
10. Catch The Rainbow – Glenn...
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/06/14 - 02:18 PM
Head to the replies to watch Metallica's full set from their December 8th performance in Antarctica, cutely dubbed Freeze 'Em All. The performance makes the band the first to perform concerts on all seven continents in under a year.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/23/13 - 05:52 PM
Watch the trailer for Metallica's movie, Metallica Through the Never, here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/23/13 - 01:27 PM
Metallica's 3D film, Metallica Through the Never, will be playing in IMAX theaters on September 27th, followed by an expanded release on October 4th.
The film marries groundbreaking footage and editing techniques with a compelling narrative, in which a band crew member (played by Dane DeHaan) is sent out on a mission during Metallica's roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena. While on this mission, he unexpectedly has his life turned completely upside down.
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/29/13 - 11:25 AM
Mark Rose's Daytrotter session is up now. It includes a cover of Metallica's "Enter Sandman."
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/22/13 - 12:00 PM
Metallica have announced the line-up for the second annual Orion Music + More Festival. Performers include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against, Deftones and more. The event will take place at Belle Isle in Detroit, MI on June 8 and 9. Full details can be found in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/25/13 - 12:34 PM
Metallica have launched their own record label, Blackened Recordings. Its first release will be the band's live DVD/Blu-ray, Quebec Magnetic.
StatementWe like to make it a point here not to bore you with the not-so-exciting business aspects of making and sharing music, but we're so psyched about our new adventure that we just had to tell you about it as we officially launch our very own record label, Blackened Recordings.

Some of you, who have followed along throughout the years, are aware that in 1994 we renegotiated our contract with the Warner Music Group, which resulted in a joint venture with our record company for releasing all of our recordings including long form videos. ...
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/02/12 - 01:07 PM
Metallica will release a live DVD/Blu-ray entitled Quebec Magnetic on December 10th through their own label. The tracklisting can be found in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 10/25/12 - 06:05 PM
Metallica has made a couple of dozen full concerts, ranging from 1982-2003, available for free download here.

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Jason Tate on 09/19/12 - 09:42 AM
Metallica are developing a 3D movie, which is described as "a marriage of narrative and concert." Nimród Antal, director of the recent Predators, has signed on to helm the film, with Charlotte Huggins (Journey to the Center of the Earth) producing. Shooting begins in August with the aim for a summer 2013 release.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/08/12 - 07:50 PM
At 2pm EST, Metallica will be appearing on Livestream to announce an upcoming concert event which they are curating. This is the "big show" that The Gaslight Anthem posted about earlier.

Update: So far the bands announced are ...

Arctic Monkeys
Avenged Sevenfold
Modest Mouse
The Gaslight Anthem
Cage The Elephant
Fucked Up
Best Coast
Hot Snakes
Titus Andronicus
Gary Clark Jr.
Roky Erickson
The Black Angels
The Sword
A Place to Bury Strangers

Update #2
: The full press release can be read here.
Jason Tate on 02/07/12 - 12:04 PM
According to professional wrestling legend Hulk Hogan, he was asked to join Metallica in their early years.
Christian Wagner on 01/26/12 - 06:41 PM
Hit the replies to watch Green Day cover Misfits' "Hybrid Moments" in celebration of Metallica's 30th anniversary.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/11/11 - 01:05 PM
Head to the replies to hear Lou Reed and Metallica's "The View."
Alex DiVincenzo on 09/29/11 - 05:52 PM
Today marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Metallica bassist Cliff Burton.
Alex DiVincenzo on 09/27/11 - 03:42 PM
Lou Reed and Metallica's collaborative album will be released on October 31st/November 1st.
Paul Tao on 08/19/11 - 03:11 PM
Sean Parker-Timberlake (Napster founder) is rumored to be in talks to buy Warner Music Group, who also happens to be Metallica's record label. Oh, the irony.

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Blake Solomon on 03/28/11 - 09:54 AM
Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax will play a one-off show April 23rd in Indio, CA.
Jonathan Bautts on 01/25/11 - 02:07 PM
Metallica's Black albums remains the top-selling LP of the SoundScan Era.

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Matthew Tsai on 01/08/11 - 09:43 PM
Metallica will headline next year's Sonisphere Festival. The other acts that make up "The Big 4", Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth, will also being playing.
Kyle Huntington on 12/13/10 - 02:55 PM
The big 4 of thrash - Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax - on stage playing together can be seen in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 06/24/10 - 04:26 PM
Metallica's James Hetfield is a "reborn straight edge."
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/26/10 - 11:50 AM
Metallica is planning a series of concerts that would reportedly "rival" Pink Floyd's The Wall tour.

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Blake Solomon on 03/16/10 - 04:56 PM
VH1's classic Behind The Music series makes a return as Behind The Music Remastered, which updates the artists' stories over the past 10 to 15 years. The first episode, focusing on Metallica, airs Saturday at 10pm on VH1 Classic.
Garett Press on 02/05/10 - 03:10 PM
Metallica are helping the FBI look for a fan who went missing at one of their shows.

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Blake Solomon on 10/26/09 - 08:35 PM
The 85-year old grandma that loves Metallica was offered backstage passes by the band.

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Blake Solomon on 10/02/09 - 12:25 AM
Rivers Cuomo (Weezer) has admitted that "Undone (The Sweater Song)" is an unintentional ripoff of Metallica's "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)."
Anton Djamoos on 09/05/09 - 10:45 AM
The Swellers and Metallica apparently have a 7" split.

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Anton Djamoos on 08/07/09 - 03:39 PM
Watch Sum 41 perform a Metallica medley in the replies. Expect more in this series over the next few days.
Garett Press on 05/19/09 - 12:03 PM
Fuse has posted a 40 minute video compiling all the highlights (performance, Flea's induction speech, band acceptance speech, etc.) from Metallica's recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. The ceremony will be aired again this Saturday, April 11th at 5PM EST; more exclusive footage from the event can be viewed here.
Rohan Kohli on 04/09/09 - 11:23 AM
Metallica will be a two-bassist band for their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction performance.
Steve Henderson on 04/02/09 - 07:49 AM
Fuse is celebrating Metallica's induction into the 2009 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with what they are calling Metallica Monday. Tune in tonight starting at 6PM EST to catch Some Kind of Monster, the world premiere of the brand new documentary Metallica: In Their Own Words at 9PM, and then Metallica: Cunning Stunts at 10PM.
Rohan Kohli on 03/30/09 - 02:48 PM
FUSE recently went to England to film a documentary on Metallica; the documentary, "Metallica: In Their Own Words," will premiere on Monday, March 30th at 9 PM EST. A preview of the documentary can be seen here.
Rohan Kohli on 03/22/09 - 03:38 PM
A write-up of Metallica's performance at SXSW can be read here.
Steve Henderson on 03/22/09 - 01:42 PM
The full track listing for Guitar Hero: Metallica can be found in the replies.

Source: Joystiq
Anton Djamoos on 01/24/09 - 06:22 PM
Metallica will be inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year on April 4 in Cleveland along with Run-DMC, Jeff Beck, Bobby Womack, and Little Anthony and the Imperials.
Anton Djamoos on 01/14/09 - 03:04 PM
Metallica will be re-releasing ...And Justice for All on vinyl December 1st.
Steve Henderson on 10/29/08 - 10:07 AM
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