Metallica

Metallica

When exactly did Metallica stop being a metal band for metal fans and become one of the hugest groups ever to stalk the planet? Was it in 1991, when ‘Enter Sandman’ built upon ‘One’’s groundwork and turned the biggest heavy band in the...

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Carling Weekend : Leeds, Main Stage Friday

Carling Weekend : Leeds, Main Stage Friday

Its the redneck rock'n'roll travelling road show. Heavier than hell and as honest as coal, the brutes perform their steam roller metal with aplomb, as subtle as oxygen and as glamorous as a rainy Sunday, Metallica complete the job with workmanlike...

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Metallica  :  St Anger

Metallica : St Anger

Metallica spent most of the nineties, they admit now, thinking that fast, aggressive metal was "old hat". 1996's 'Load' and its twin 'Reload' saw the band experimenting with blues and country; 1998's covers collection, 'Garage Inc', featured a...

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Summer Sanitarium Tour, Coliseum, Los Angeles

Summer Sanitarium Tour, Coliseum, Los Angeles

Duck! Incoming! It's the Summer Sanitarium Tour , and in the run-up to Metallica 's headlining performance, nme.com is dodging lemons, half-full beer cups and firecrackers, the first two being tossed among the 70,000 gathered at an alarming...

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Metallica : Die die my darling

Metallica : Die die my darling

Slight, chucklesome stuff from the apparently indefatigable Metallica Heavy Rock Revue, which might one of these years get around to making another proper album. 'Die Die My Darling' is a Misfits cover, rendered faithfully and with no...

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Garage Inc

Garage Inc

HATS OFF TO Metallica . I mean, you know, they're survivors, aren't they? Not only did they manage to drag metal stomping and screaming into the '90s, they then reinvented themselves further as cigar-chewing sleaze rockers, while still...

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