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Metallica, Hellyeah, Iron Maiden Members + More Set for ‘That Metal Show’ Season 10

Season 10 of VH1 Classic’s ‘That Metal Show’ — yes, it’s the 10th round already — is teeming with an impressive list of guests. The metal-themed talk show airs Saturday nights at 11 PM ET on VH1 Classic and is hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine. Season 10 premieres on March 31, with Metallica‘s Lars Ulrich and Machine Head‘s Robb Flynn as the featured guests.

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Metallica ‘Beyond Magnetic’ EP to Be Issued on Silver Vinyl

Metallica‘s ‘Beyond Magnetic’ EP will see release in another format: silver vinyl. At first, the EP was digital only and then issued on CD. Now, to celebrate Record Store Day, the metal monoliths will release the EP on wax of the silver sort. Record Store Day is April 21, so look for it at your favorite mom and pop record retailer then, or via their website.

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Metallica Ponder ‘Wacky’ Release Strategy for Upcoming Album

As Metallica gear up to record their 10th studio album, drummer Lars Ulrich reveals that the band is trying to find “wacky” new strategies for getting the music to the fans who want it.

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Lars Ulrich Explains Diversity of Metallica’s Orion Music + More Festival

Many Metallica fans were left asking questions after the announcement of the incredibly diverse lineup for the ‘Orion Music + More‘ festival in Atlantic City, N.J. Ever ready to be spokesman for the band, drummer Lars Ulrich steps up to explain some of those decisions.

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Metallica Orion Music + More Festival Promoter Talks Diverse Lineup

Metallica announced their own Orion Music + More Festival earlier this month, which offers an incredibly eclectic and not exactly metallic lineup. Drummer Lars Ulrich addressed the diversity of the bill immediately, since the band pretty much knew fans might be scratching their heads about a lineup featuring Metallica thrashing about alongside indie acts like Modest Mouse and Best Coast. Ulrich said, “If you took our four iPods and scanned through them, you’d find the biggest variety and diversity of music. So we’re trying to bring that spirit to the festival.” Festival promoter Charlie Walker of C3 also weighed in about the unexpected acts Metallica chose to feature.

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Slayer’s Tom Araya Says Metallica Tried ‘Too Hard to Be Cool’ with ‘Lulu’

Slayer frontman Tom Araya says that Metallica‘s polarizing collaboration with Lou Reed on ‘Lulu’ “was a little too much” and claims the band were “trying too hard to be cool.”

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Happy Birthday To Clifford Lee ‘Cliff’ Burton. R.I.P. [Video]

Clifford Lee "Cliff" Burton (February 10, 1962 – September 27, 1986)

Burton joined Metallica in 1982 and performed on its debut studio album, Kill 'Em All. He performed on two more Metallica albums, Ride the Lightning and Master of Puppets!

On September 27, 1986, Burton died when the band's tour bus over-turned in rural southern Sweden. Burton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Metallica on April 4, 2009.

Today we celebrate his birthday. R.I.P.

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Metallica, Iron Maiden, Motorhead Members to Appear on ‘That Metal Show’ Season 10

VH1 Classic’s ‘That Metal Show‘ starring Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson has just been picked up for its 10th season. The most successful metal show since the iconic ‘Headbangers Ball,’ ‘That Metal Show’ boasts an all-star lineup of guests for their 10th season, including Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith, Metallica‘s Lars Ulrich and Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister.

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Metallica Headlining Orion Music + More Festival in Atlantic City, New Jersey

Metallica just officially announced that they will be headlining the 2012 Orion Music + More Festival. The two-day fest of rocking musical evenings will be held on June 23 and 24 in Atlantic City, N.J. Along with Metallica, who will be headlining both nights, bands featured on the eclectic lineup include Arctic Monkeys, Modest Mouse and Avenged Sevenfold.

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10 Epic/PAINFUL onstage failures of Rock! OUCH! [Videos]

I LOVE ROCK!! and LOVE TO ROCK!! and I would love to rock the stage like many in the history of rock!.....but

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Metallica Confirm Release of 3D Movie in 2013

Thrash legends Metallica have revealed on their official website that the band is indeed planning to release a 3D film. Although details on the movie are scarce, the band is planning to secure a 2013 release date for the upcoming feature.

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Metallica’s ‘Black Album’ Is Top-Selling Disc of Last 20 Years

Billboard and Nielsen SoundScan have just released a list of the top-selling albums of the SoundScan era (1991-2011). Coming in at No. 1 with more than 15 million units sold to date is Metallica‘s self-titled 1991 disc, aka The Black Album.

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