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4 hrs ago | KLZZ-FM Saint Cloud

Metallica Remember the Controversy That Once Surrounded 'Ride the Lightning'

A year and two days after releasing their landmark debut, 1983s 'Kill 'Em All,' Metallica returned on July 27, 1984 with their second album, ' Ride the Lightning ' - and promptly stomped all over the sophomore jinx with a set of songs that found the band broadening the scope of its thrash metal sound to incorporate sharper arrangements, more ... (more)

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

WHTQ-FM Orlando

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Ultimate-guitar.com

New Documentary Remembers Metallica's First Headlining Show [News]

A new documentary has been released that reveals the story of Metallica 's first ever headline show in Europe.

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MLive.com

Metallica tribute band Q&A: ONE to play rock band's classics in Kalamazoo

The band -- drummer Shane Obershaw, guitarist/vocalist Chris Westfall, guitarist Jeff Winslow and bassist Mike Presley -- will play more than 60 songs from Metallica's early days through its more recent material starting at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 31 at Shakepeare's Pub's Lower Level, 241 E. Kalamazoo Ave. One formed in 2008 and prides itself on ... (more)

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

RollingStone

Fighting Fire With Fire: Metallica Look Back on 'Ride the Lightning'

"We were really broke," drummer Lars Ulrich says, reflecting the state of Metallica as they were making their second album, Ride the Lightning .

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RTE.ie

Metallica's Hammett guests on new Exodus album

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett is making a guest appearance on Blood In, Blood Out , the upcoming album from his former band Exodus.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

RollingStone

Metallica's Kirk Hammett on Recording With Exodus: 'It Was Huge'

Today marks the 31st anniversary of Metallica 's debut album, Kill 'Em All , but guitarist Kirk Hammett will be celebrating his pre- Kill 'Em All life by jamming with his first band, Exodus, at his "Fear FestEvil After Party" tonight at the San Diego Comic-Con International.

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FMQB

Quick Hits: Lil Wayne, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Lionel Richie

Lil Wayne is getting into the sports agency business, as TMZ reports the rapper is partnering with PolarisSports .

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Rock102online.com

More Metallica Concert Footage from European Tour Posted Online

Metallica fans who couldn't make it to the band's summer shows in the Czech Republic, Austria and Poland can now enjoy some select highlights online.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Billboard

Metallica Releases Bloopers from ESPN Segment: Watch

Following last week's clever ESPN clip showing Metallica trying to fill a void left open by the 2013 retirement of New York Yankees Mariano Rivera, who used "Enter Sandman" for his on-field entrance music, the heavy metal band has now released a blooper reel that's about as funny as the final cut.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

MediaPost

Scion Spreads Fear With Kirk Hammett At Comic Con

Exit light, enter night, take my handoff to never-never land. Yes, Scion is partnering with the Sandman, Metallica's guitarist, frontman Kirk Hammett - a huge horror buff - for a one-time event at the giant comic, fantasy and sci-fi convention.

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Guitar Player

ESP Unveils the LTD "Ride the Lightning" Limited Edition Guitar

ESP Guitars unveiled the new LTD "Ride the Lightning" limited edition guitar at Summer NAMM.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

Q104.5

Metallica Featured In New ESPN Ad

Metallica is at a loss for things to do since the retirement of Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

Ultimate-guitar.com

Metallica's Kirk Hammett To Debut Zombie Action Figure At Comic-Con [News]

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett 's love of the horror genre has been long documented and now the company that he founded is paying homage to their boss with a brand new action figure molded in his likeness, Ultimate Classic Rock reports.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

KZBB-FM Fort Smith

Ten Years After "Some Kind of Monster"

Bassist Jason Newsted left the band. James Hetfield was battling addiction. Lars Ulrich was in therapy and talking to former guitarist Dave Mustaine.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

Crow

Sonisphere 2014 festival to close at Knebworth tonight with Metallica headlining

This year's Sonisphere Festival draws to a close at Knebworth Park tonight with a headline performance from heavy metal legends Metallica.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

Guitar World

Video Finds: Fingerstyle Guitarist Kelly Valleau Covers Metallica's "Fade to Black"

The issue delves deep inside of the band's second album - the electrifying Ride The Lightning - with Kirk Hammett as your guide.

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