METALLICA Drummer Talks Torture
- Apr. 29, 2009
METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich appeared as a guest on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show" on Monday night (April 27), where the liberal news commentator and the Danish drummer discussed living in San Francisco, Guitar Hero: Metallica, and politics (see video below). With the debate over the military and CIA's use of torture front and center in the news lately, Maddow also asked Ulrich how he felt about METALLICA's music being used to psychologically torture prisoners of war. "There is a lot of METALLICA music that's helping a lot of scared 18-, 19- and 20-year-old kids out there who are out on the front lines and who are doing a hell of a job on behalf of you and me and the rest of us," he said. "But obviously when you hear stories like the one you're telling, it all seems so bizarre and so strange that METALLICA's music, which generally sort of facilitates bringing people together, is used in these bizarre circumstances. It's certainly not something that we in any way advocate or condone."
Ulrich also told Maddow that if someone really wanted to use music to torture others, there are groups out there that are way more extreme than METALLICA. "If there are people that are dumb enough to use METALLICA to interrogate prisoners, you're forgetting about all the music that's to the left of us," he said :
METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich was a guest on yesterday's (Monday, April 27) edition of MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show", featuring Maddow's take on the biggest stories of the day, political and otherwise, including lively debate with guests from all sides of the issues, in-depth analysis and stories no other shows in :
Lick Library has released a comprehensive teaching series of guitar tuition DVDs focusing on METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett's playing: Introducing the two-part "Learn To Play Metallica" double DVD sets, coming in at a weighty combined six hours of in-depth tuition. From the juggernaut "Enter Sandman" to the ultra-fast and technically demanding "Battery", Lick Library has produced easy-to-learn DVDs which :
According to Jacqui Cheng of Ars Technica, file-hosting service RapidShare has reportedly handed over to the record industry the IP data of the user who had uploaded a copy of METALLICA's new album "Death Magnetic" to his RapidShare account a day before its worldwide release.
The issue came to light after the user claimed that his house was raided by :
METALLICA will be featured on the April 29 episode of Discovery Channel's series "Time Warp", in which MIT scientist and teacher Jeff Lieberman — along with digital-imaging expert Matt Kearney — uses new technologies to bring truly never-before-seen :
RIA Novosti reports that METALLICA will play Russia in 2010, the head of a tour organizer group said Thursday.
"These concerts will be held next year. We want to take the band to the opening of a new stadium in St. Petersburg when its construction is finished, and arrange a concert in Moscow's Olimpiysky [sport complex]," Nadezhda Solovyova, who heads SAV Entertainment and Russky Show-Center, said.
METALLICA's last concert in the Russian capital was :
On a recent episode of VH1 Classic's hit weekly series "That Metal Show", QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate spoke about sharing the same management as METALLICA back in the late '80s and opening for the San Francisco heavy metal giants on a U.S. arena tour.
Tate said, "We toured with METALLICA during the '...Justice For All' tour when we were :
According to NME.com, drummer Lars Ulrich revealed in a new interview that METALLICA fans used to :
METALLICA will be featured on the April 29 episode of Discovery Channel's series "Time Warp", in which MIT scientist and teacher Jeff Lieberman — along with digital-imaging expert Matt Kearney — uses new technologies to bring truly never-before-seen wonders into a form that your body can actually process.
Using the latest in high-speed :
Robert Souza of Castro Valley Forum reports: Castro Valley rock legend Cliff Burton was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Bay Area band METALLICA this month.
Burton's father, Ray :
Sessions, a leading snowboard and action sports company that designs, merchandises, sources, and distributes high-performance snowboard apparel and accessories for the core, youth-driven sports segment, has produced a special METALLICA M4 jacket.
Sessions' affiliation with METALLICA stems from company owner:
As part of the network's coverage of METALLICA's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Fuse went to Manchester, England to document METALLICA's true feelings up close and personal, about what it means to receive rock's greatest honor. In just a few words, frontman James Hetfield shared his thoughts:
A six-minute interview with the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based all-girl METALLICA cover band MISSTALLICA can be viewed below. Also available is video footage of MISSTALLICA performing "Creeping Death" on February 13, 2009 at the Trocadero in Philadelphia.
Several members MISSTALLICA are also in QUEEN DIAMOND, an all-girl KING DIAMOND tribute band.
Video footage of QUEEN DIAMOND performing :
Artisan News Service caught up with vocalist Chuck Billy of thrash metal veterans TESTAMENT at the first-ever Epiphone Revolver Golden Gods Awards, which was held April 7 at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles, to get his thoughts on METALLICA's recent induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and why :
A few hours before MEGADETH delivered the headline performance of the Epiphone Revolver Golden Gods Awards this past Tuesday night (April 7) at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles, HeadbangersBlog.com met up with frontman :
"If you didn't see them signed yourself, your METALLICA autographs probably aren't real," says Autograph publisher Steven Cyrkin. Already one of the most forged bands of all time, with their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, METALLICA forgeries have hit an all-time high. On eBay, on fan and dealer web sites, and in many of the fancy galleries in tourist spots, criminals are preying on METALLICA's unsuspecting fans.
"You can find out if your METALLICA autographs, or ones you're thinking of :
METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich sat down with "That Metal Show" host Eddie Trunk on January 31, 2009 before the band's concert at the Prudential Center in Newark, Jersey to talk about the group's latest album, "Death Magnetic", and the future of METALLICA. Click below to watch the interview before it :
Ken of MetalFanzine.net conducted an interview with former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted on Sunday, April 5 after Jason was inducted, along with the current members of METALLICA and the :
Jakhals Frank conducted an interview with Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield of METALLICA for the Dutch TV show "De Wereld Draait Door" prior to the band's March 30, 2009 concert at :
Jamey Jasta, best known as the lead vocalist of the band's HATEBREED and KINGDOM OF SORROW, checked in with "Duran Show" on KKZQ/The Edge 100.1 FM this past Friday (April 3) to debut HATEBREED's cover of METALLICA's "Escape" and to promote :
Video footage of METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich performing the song "Freya" with Austin, Texas' THE SWORD last Thursday, April 2 at Palais Omnisport de Bercy in Paris, France can be viewed below :
America's first-ever hard rock and heavy metal music award show, the Epiphone Revolver Golden Gods Awards, has officially announced the winners who will be honored at tonight's :
METALLICA played "Master Of Puppets" and "Enter Sandman" at tonight's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, with the band's former bassist Jason Newsted and his replacement, Robert Trujillo, both taking part in the performance (the group played as a five-piece). They also led a "surprise jam" :
METALLICA played "Master Of Puppets" and "Enter Sandman" at tonight's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, with the band's former bassist Jason Newsted and his replacement, Robert Trujillo, both taking part in the performance (the group played as a five-piece). They also :
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opens its doors to METALLICA today (Saturday, April 4), making them only the second pure heavy metal act, after BLACK SABBATH, to be inducted.
Watch the entire ceremony using the player below :
Matt Wardlaw of the Cleveland Scene has posted a report from last night's (Friday, April 3) "super-hush-hush party" hosted by METALLICA and their longtime management Q Prime at the House Of Blues in Cleveland, with only friends :
Jimmy Page (LED ZEPPELIN), Flea (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS), Joe Perry (AEROSMITH), Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX) and Scott Ian (ANTHRAX) are among the musicians who attended METALLICA private party last night (Friday, April 3) at the House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio ahead of the band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame later today :
The Pulse of Radio reports: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opens its doors to METALLICA on Saturday (April 4), making them only the second pure heavy metal act, after BLACK SABBATH, to be inducted. METALLICA was also named to the Hall on their first chance at eligibility :
In an interview conducted by Daniel Josefsson of Sweden's Close-Up magazine on February 28, 2009 at the Stockholm stop on MEGADETH's "Priest Feast" tour (with JUDAS PRIEST and TESTAMENT), the band's mainman Dave Mustaine revealed some of the details of his upcoming autobiography, which is tentatively scheduled for release in late 2010 :
Dave Mustaine, a member of the original METALLICA lineup, will not be inducted with the band when they their place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during a ceremony Saturday night (April 4) at :
Seth Colter Walls of Newsweek.com recently conducted an interview with METALLICA guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below :
Vocalist Biff Byford of British heavy metal legends SAXON offered a brief comment to U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine regarding his appearance with METALLICA last night (Thursday, April 2) at Palais Omnisport de Bercy in Paris, France to perform the :
According to the April 2009 issue of Live Design magazine, METALLICA will take part in a DVD shoot of the band's current "Death Magnetic" tour in July in the south of France. Speculation is that the show being filmed is the :
Marian Sandberg of LiveDesignOnline.com reports: Designer John Broderick has been working with METALLICA since 1988, except for a few years when Butch Allen handled some tours while Broderick attended to other duties :
Vocalist Biff Byford of British heavy metal legends SAXON joined METALLICA on stage earlier tonight (Thursday, April 2) at Palais Omnisport de Bercy in Paris, France to perform the SAXON classic "Motorcycle Man".
Watch fan-filmed video footage of the performance below :
Megaforce Records has released the following statement:
"Megaforce Records congratulates METALLICA on their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. It's astoundingly poignant that this band that crossed our path in 1983, and in many ways was the impetus for Megaforce even starting as a label, would reach such importance. It's probably safe to say METALLICA are the most important American rock band in the history of music :
Former MEGADETH/ICED EARTH bassist James MacDonough has posted the following message on his MySpace page:
"A few words and my own two cents...about myself, playing with MEGADETH and a couple of topics in the news.
"First off, this is not to upset anyone or ask for your own comments. There's just a couple things I'd like to clear up and also to stick up for someone I used to think of as a brother.
"I'm sorry I haven't updated my :
Brad Wheeler of The Globe and Mail reports that seats to METALLICA's upcoming performance at :
A day after former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted told Billboard.com that his replacement, Robert Trujillo, would not take part in the performance part of Saturday night's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland, a spokesman for the group's :
Not content with attracting the largest audience ever at the O2 arena back in September last year, the mighty METALLICA smashed their own record on Saturday night (March 28).
19,017 fans helped the band set a new high at the world's most popular venue. The feat was made all the more extraordinary by being the :
Sonisphere is teaming up with Guitar Hero for all six of the new rock festival's European dates. Lucky competition winners have the chance to meet METALLICA and play Guitar Hero in front of thousands on the main stage :
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