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News Roundup: New Strokes Music On The Way, Phoenix Name New Album...

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The Strokes have decided to release a new album this year. They'll give us a sneak peek of the record very soon, when their brand new single hits a a prominent radio station. Also, there's new Phoenix music on the way. The band has named their upcoming album and we've got the details for you below. Also, Bat For Lashes announced she'll be going on tour, and Metallica revealed the release date...

News Roundup: Metallica Leaves Warner Brothers, Radiohead Fans Team Up To...

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Radiohead fans are awesome (I know because I'm one of them). Anyway, some fans gathered to create a video of the band's New York concert, which took place a few years ago (maybe you remember). You can see the full concert below. Also, Metallica cut ties with Warner Brothers and announced their own new record label. And, Forbes named Dr. Dre the top earning musician of the year. All that and...

Metallica Hires 'Predators' Director To Helm Their Upcoming 3D Film

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As we reported to you last October, Metallica is inexplicably making a 3D film with the help of Journey To The Center Of The Earth producer Charlotte Huggins (truly, may God help us all).  Now we can tell you that the film will be directed by Hungarian director Nimród Antal (whose previous credits include Kontroll,...

Fans Destroy Stage, Equipment After Metallica's First Concert In India Gets...

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Well, looks like Metallica fans in India have decided to give the Juggalos a run for their money—turns out that Metallica was set to play a show in Dehli this on Friday, but postponed the gig “after a security barrier in front of the stage collapsed.”  So how did fans in India respond?  By destroying the entire stage and the band’s equipment.  Seems rational...

Metallica Is Making A 3D Movie, For Some Reason

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Because they are simply exploring a developing art form (and certainly not because they are a group of greedy middle-aged men desperately attempting to cling onto trendy cinematic flavor of the month in a queasy bid for both relevance and more money), Metallica is going to make a 3D movie.  So, um, get excited?

Metallica Records New Album... With Lou Reed

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Today in “seriously, you’ve got to be kidding… but, yeah, I guess it still sounds kind of cool” news: the once-insanely badass metal kingpins Metallica have teamed up and recorded a new album with alt-godfather and former frontman of the Velvet Underground, Lou Reed. I’ll just let that sink in for a second.

Metallica and Other Thrash Legends to Play Festival in California

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Thrash metal fans, rejoice! (There's gotta be a few still headbanging around.) After the Big Four of thrash--Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, and Megadeth--rocked Europe last year, concert promoters must have realized that there's still an audience for that brand of music. Thus the show will be brought to Indio California and will be held the Saturday after Coachella, which also takes place there,...

Metallica, Slayer, Megadeath, Anthrax Tour Coming To Theaters

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The Big Four Of Heavy Metal: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeath, Anthrax Tour - Coming To Theaters!
The rumor in regards to four of the biggest heavy metal bands coming together in one tour actually became a reality this month! Unfortunately, all you metal-heads in the States are seriously missing out since all the dates for this massive tour are happening overseas in Europe. However, they've found a way to remedy to heal your broken black hearts! Metallica,...

Watch: Lissie Covers Metallica's Nothing Else Matters

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Watch: Lissie Covers Metallica's Nothing Else Matters
Lissie was one of our BeatCrave Favs for a really good reason. Besides the obvious fact that she has an amazing voice that reaches into the depths of your soul, Lissie is one hell of a musician. If there is a year for indie folk musicians to take over our iPods, it'll be this one right now thanks to Lissie and her covers. We've already brought you her cover of Lady Gaga's...

Black Sabbath And Metallica To Release Limited Vinyl Disc On Record Store...

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In over-the-hill hard rock news: The Quietus reports that Black Sabbath and Metallica will be teaming up to release a limited edition (only 1,000 copies) split picture disc on April 17th, otherwise known as Record Store Day. The vinyl disc, which will displays the band’s respective logos on either side, is set to feature an alternate version of Sabbath’s “Paranoid”...

Rare Metallica Demo Found

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It's Metallica time! A rare demo from Metallica -- one of the most successful heavy metal bands of all time  -- has been dug up by the people over at The Metal Den. The demo is a recording of Diamond Head's "Sucking My Love" featuring Lars Ulrich on drums, James Hetfield on vocals, and former members Dave Mustaine on guitar, Ron McGovney on bass. Check out what Metallic...

VOTD: Don't Stop the Sandman by Rock Sugar

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Oh my God... Because cruising around in a Trans-Am littered with Hardees wrappers, crinkled pictures of you ex and dog-eared copies of Metal Hammer is, well, bitchin’, L.A. metal mashup band Rock Sugar has crafted the soundtrack to your aimless drives up and down PCH as you reminisce about high school.  Their “Don’t Stop the Sandman” is a...

Father's Day: Albums for All Types of Dads

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It's that time of year again when we show appreciation to the men who we owe our lives to. No, I am not talking about your future ex-husbands (you know I'm right, have you seen the divorce rates these days??), I am talking about your father!  Now even though I was generalizing and not all children are blessed to have a father who is always there for them and who always provides them with...

Wireless Mics for Guitar Hero and Rock Band 2

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The wireless-capable microphones that shipped with Microsoft's singing video game, Lips, will be compatible with Guitar Hero: Metallica, and Rock Band 2. Being hooked up to a video game console by a short cord impedes many of the more enthusiastic vocalist moves, so singers can revel in this forthcoming freedom. Today, Microsoft officially...

Weekend Round Up: Metallica at SXSW, Beatles Releasing More Tracks, Klaxons...

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Too many headlines, too little time. But never fear! BeatCrave has taken the liberty of scouting out the weekend's top stories and tightening them up for your speed-reading pleasure. Take a look at the latest scoops: Austin Powell of the Austin Chronicle has printed a story that he's received confirmation that Metallica will take a giant...

Singstar Queen, GDC Awards, Slayer on Guitar Hero Metallica

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Singstar Queen to be released in March, GDC Awards go to music video game designers, and the Slayer track on Guitar Hero: Metallica looks pretty complex. All in today's round up: Queen fans can rejoice! Out in March, Sony’s SingStar Queen will feature 25 tracks on the Playstation 3,...

Bonnaroo: Lineup rumors include Zeppelin, Phish, Springsteen

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With less than a month before the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival reveals its 2009 lineup, to take place June 11-14 in Manchester, TN, music fans are getting antsy. And we all know what happens when music get antsy about lineups: they start rumors. Here's are some band names floating around so far: Led Zeppelin: I've got four words for everyone:...