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Metallica's James Hetfield Talks About His Drug Addiction and How Music Helped Save His Life

James Hetfield lived the rock 'n' roll lifestyle for much of his career as the frontman for Metallica. His drug and alcohol addiction reached a boiling point right around the time the band was documenting the recording process for their eighth studio ...

James Hetfield of Metallica Says He's Been 'Seeking Validation' His Whole Life

James Hetfield is a walking, breathing metal god, but even he has his flaws. Speaking in a new YouTube video entitled "Road to Recovery," the Metallica singer outlined his issues with self-esteem, saying he's been "seeking validation" his whole life.

Reading & Leeds 2015 Lineup: Mumford & Sons, Deadmau5, Bastille and More Join Metallica for Annual Festival

The lineup for the 2015 Reading & Leeds Festival is starting to get a little more complete. After announcing the initial lineup, led by headliner Metallica, today (Feb. 2), the annual British music festival got its second announcement, anchored by ...

7 of The Most Disappointing Albums Ever: Guns N' Roses, Michael Jackson, Lil Wayne and More

New Yorkers were "disappointed" by the lack of snow from the much overhyped blizzard (our sympathies to those in Boston and rest of the Northeast, who truly took the brunt of the storm). Check out seven of the most disappointing albums of all time, ...

Kirk Hammett Books 3 Rock Superstars for 'Fear FestEvil' and None of Them Are From Metallica

Metallica's Orion Fest may not have succeeded on a financial level enough to justify future versions, but guitarist Kirk Hammett and his "Kirk von Hammet''s Fear FestEvil" will have a second run in San Jose during April. The thrash icon and horror ...

Metallica Post Studio Update to Instagram: Band Is 'Rockin Along' on 'Death Magnetic' Follow-Up

Metallica's recent studio update was short, sweet and to the point. The boys took to Instagram to post a picture of Robert Trujillo recording some bass parts in a studio. The band is hard at work on the follow-up to 2008's spectacular "Death ...

Metallica's Controversial 'St. Anger' Rerecorded by Fans as Experiment; More Traditional Production, Trimmed Length, Better Product?

Let's get this out of the way: Your correspondent is a fan of St. Anger. Granted, that's relative term—Metallica hasn't put out a consistent, quality album since 1991 (aside from the excellent live set S&M—-but the more lo-fi, raw approach to the ...

Rock in Rio Las Vegas Adds Sam Smith, Charli XCX and Jessie J to Pop Weekend Already Featuring Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran

The biggest music festival debut in the United States this year may very well be Rock in Rio, which will head to Las Vegas for two huge weekends in May. The festival added more firepower to a show already featuring headlining sets from Taylor Swift, ...

Former Metallica Producer Bob Rock Calls Band's New Album 'Landmark,' but Won't Work with Them

The last time Bob Rock worked with Metallica was just after the new millennium, when he produced the recording sessions that eventually turned into the group's 2003 album "St. Anger." But he still counts the band as one of the best in the world, and ...

John Lennon or Paul McCartney? Metallica, Arctic Monkeys, Fall Out Boy and More Choose in Mini Documentary [WATCH]

On paper, it's a simple question -- John Lennon or Paul McCartney? For "Lennon or McCartney: A Beatles Documentary," Scared Goose Productions compiled answers from actors and musicians and it's actually much more complex. Aaron Bruno of AWOLNATION ...

"Metallica Night" Comes to SAP Center for San Jose Sharks/Los Angeles Kings Showdown during January

Does Metallica have the best of taste in music? That depends on a lot of factors but mainly your personal taste. One thing that this writer will certainly salute about the group, regardless of the band's era of music: Its taste in hockey franchises. ...

Inspire Your Fantasy Football Team as The Playoffs Approach: Eminem, Metallica and Public Enemy Can Totally Influence Your Squad

It's more than three months until the Super Bowl...but the most relevant sporting event of your year probably begins this weekend: Your Fantasy Football League Playoffs. Let Music Times help you inspire your team of non-responsive digital NFL stars ...

Reading and Leeds Gives Taste of 2015 Lineup: Metallica, Jamie T and Run The Jewels Scheduled to Perform

The UK got its first lineup announcement, of sorts, for the 2015 festival season as the organizers for the Reading and Leeds Festivals provided at least a small morsel of what to expect from the twin events during 2015: Metallica, Jamie T and Run The ...

Metallica Hated More Than Nickelback? James Hetfield Thinks He Gets More Negative Feedback

Rock stars are insecure people, just like us. And when you're the lead singer of Nickelback — a band that's incited rock-throwing mayhem and a petition to keep them from playing one of the world's premier cities thanks to their alleged awfulness ...

Song for Those Buried in Snow in Buffalo and Elsewhere: Metallica, Ralph Stanley and More Sympathize with Your Plight

The northern regions of New York are being, in some cases literally, buried by snow. Our own Carolyn Menyes has brought light to Interpol being stuck in its own tour bus for 30 hours due to the weather and we're continuing a trend with a playlist ...

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