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  • Metallica donates $100,000 toward fire relief

    California rock band Metallica has donated $100,000 to the North Valley Community Foundation and Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation through its All Within My Hands non-profit and is encouraging its world-wide fanbase to donate what they can. California-based heavy metal band Metallica has donated $50,000 to the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation and an additional $50,000 the Chico-based North Valley Community Foundation via the band's All Within My Hands Foundation to help those in need following the devastating wildfires that have torn through the state over the past week.

  • Young Hawke's Bay Metallica fan's petition spurs letter from Prime Minister

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  • ESP Introduces New James Hetfield LTD Snakebyte SE Baritone Guitar

    ESP has announced the LTD Snakebyte SE Baritone, a collaboration with Metallica frontman James Hetfield. The limited-edition model - 500 examples in total - is a replica of the guitar Hetfield is using on Metallica's current WorldWired Tour.

  • Metallica's Gloomy Masterpiece Only Works Because They Ditched the Bass

    Played on acoustic guitar by James Hetfield, it's a bit of a revelation; in it, you can hear the foundation of what would become their first mainstream success, but it's also an interesting glimpse into a different path the group could have traveled.

  • 5 Reasons Rage Against the Machine Should Be in the Hall of Fame

    While they didn't make the class of 2018, the band scored a second nomination for the following year. album in 1991 and went on to create some of the most memorable and politically charged rock music of all time.