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James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica during their sold out concert at Slane Castle, Co Meath, on Saturday. Phorograph: Arthur Carron

If anyone was in doubt that Metallica are still hard-wired to rock, all those doubts were dispelled at their powerhouse, pummelling, bonecrushing show(...)

Metallica: the band on the indoor leg of their WorldWired tour, in February. Photograph: Simon Hofmann/Getty

Metallica will play Slane Castle on June 8th next year, it has been confirmed. They will be the second hard-rock act in a row to headline the outdoor (...)

Last year vinyl releases outsold digital downloads for the first time
Why vinyl refuses to die
  • Music
  • April 28, 2018, 06:30

Eight years ago, gonzo celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain published a book entitled Medium Raw, which contained a scathing chapter about the phenomenon o(...)

 Lead vocalist and guitarist James Hetfield of US heavy metal band Metallica: “Not since Wagner’s emotional turmoil and Tchaikovsky’s cannons has anyone created music that is so physical and furious, and yet still so accessible,” the Polar Prize judges said. Photograph: Sven Hoppe/EPA

Metallica have been named recipients of Sweden’s Polar prize, considered one of music’s most prestigious awards. The Los Angeles four-piece are the fi(...)

It’s been 35 years since James Hetfield responded to Lars Ulrich’s newspaper ad in search of “other metal musicians to jam with”; it’s been eight sinc(...)

Jack White by Deirdre O’Callaghan

When she was 18, Deirdre O’Callaghan hightailed it to London the day after she completed her Leaving Cert. Not to hang around and wait for her result(...)

John Lennon’s Austin Princess Limousine Hearse is expected to realise more than $400,000 at Sotheby’s

David Bowie’s art collection is going on tour. Three hundred and eighty of the late star’s paintings, including works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Frank A(...)

The memorial service for Motörhead frontman Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister, at the Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Los Angeles, the US. File photograph: YouTube/PA Wire

Rock’s biggest names lined up to pay tribute to Motörhead frontman Lemmy at a star-studded Hollywood funeral. Dave Grohl, Slash and Metallica members(...)

James Hetfield (left) and Kirk Hammett of Metallica performing during the Live Earth Concert at Wembley Stadium. The veteran US rockers have been announced as the Saturday night headliners for this year’s Glastonbury festival. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Metallica have become the first heavy metal band to headline Glastonbury. The announcement was made this morning by Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis (...)

Avenged Sevenfold’s latest begins with the creepy sound of church bells and rain falling reminiscent of Black Sabbath, and an orchestral section that (...)

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