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Metallica’s Orion Music + More Festival to Feature Custom Car and Motorcycle Show

Metallica‘s Orion Music + More Festival seems to keep getting more and more interesting as time slowly approaches the two-day event. Having recently added more metal acts such as Sepultura and Suicidal Tendencies to the bill, Metallica frontman James Hetfield stepped it up once again by announcing that there will be a car and motorcycle show at the festival.

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Metallicas “Beyond Magnetic” Goes Beyond Compact Disc!

Audiophiles rejoice!!

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Metallicas ORION Festival Just Keeps Getting Cooler! [VIDEO]

Metallica are going to rock the East coast harder than any earthquake ever shook the west coast!!

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Metallica Add Suicidal Tendencies, Sepultura + More Acts to Orion Lineup

Metallica‘s Orion Music + More Festival already featured an incredibly diverse lineup when it was initially announced, but now metal fans are sure to raise their horns in response to some noteworthy new additions to the bill.

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Metallica Tap Acclaimed Director for Upcoming 3D Feature Film

Breaking news about Metallica‘s highly anticipated 3D film: The band just revealed that they’ve chosen director Nimrod Antal (‘Kontroll,’ ‘Vacancy,’ ‘Predators’) and producer Charlotte Huggins (‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’) to work with them in creating the film.

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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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