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Lars Ulrich Responds to Bruce Dickinson’s Claim That Iron Maiden Are Better Than Metallica

Is Iron Maiden better than Metallica? Bruce Dickinson certainly thinks so. Now, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has responded to Dickinson's boasting.

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Metallica Bust Out “The Frayed Ends of Sanity” For the First Time Live [VIDEO]

Metallica kicked off their European "By Request" tour last Wednesday night at the Sonisphere Festival in Helsinki, Finland, and it got interesting right out of the chute...

At the show - which also featured Slayer, Mastodon, Ghost, and Gojira - a fan request for "The Frayed Ends of Sanity" (From 1988's "And Justice For All") prompted the band to blow the dust off of the tune and play it for the first time ever live! Thankfully, another fan was quick enough on his or her feet to capture the moment on video, which we share with you now:

 

 

And for bonus points, we'll toss in footage (audio recorded while last minute details of the show were being put together) of the band rehearsing the song during soundcheck:

 

 

Metallica's Sonisphere Festival setlist:

"Battery"
"Master of Puppets"
'Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"
"Ride the Lightning"
"The Unforgiven"
"Lords of Summer"
"…And Justice for All"
"'Sad But True"
"Fade to Black"
"Orion"
"One"
"For Whom the Bell Tolls"
"Blackened"
"Nothing Else Matters"
"Enter Sandman"
Encore:
"The Frayed Ends Of Sanity"
"Whiskey in the Jar"
"Seek & Destroy"

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Metallica Offer Free Download of National Anthem

The band are giving away their performance of the national anthem at the San Francisco Giants' "Metallica Night" two weeks ago.

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Metallica’s James Hetfield Unplugs For 4-A-Cure [VIDEO]

The 1st Annual "Acoustic-4-A-Cure" Concert went down on Thursday (5-15) at San Francisco's famed Filmore. Organized by Sammy Hagar, the guests/performers included Metallica's James Hetfield, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstr

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Metallica Rock National Anthem at San Francisco Giants Game

This past Friday (May 16) marked the second annual 'Metallica Night' at the San Francisco Giants' AT&T Park, and the metal legends got the festivities going with a rendition of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' before the Giants took on the Miami Marlins.

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Metallica Cover the Beatles, Deep Purple, Ozzy Osbourne, and Rare Earth During Acoustic Benefit Set

Metallica delivered a four-song acoustic covers set at a benefit honoring Ozzy Osbourne.

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High School Quartet Covers Beware of Darkness “Howl” [VIDEO]

That sound you hear is a sigh of relief.  A sigh of relief from parents worried that their offspring were doomed to fall into the lure of the pop music dreck of Miley Cyrus and Justin Beiber.

We've seen Ohio music teacher Aaron O'Keefe's students ab

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Metallica Stream Video from Equador Show [VIDEO]

Metallica are warming up for a major European tour with a few warm-up dates south of the border. A MetOnTour photographer shot some footage of the show in Quito, Equador last Tuesday (March 18, 2014), and Metallica has uploaded it to their MetallicaTV youtube channel.

Check out some great stageview, on stage, and crowd video of 'Ride the Lightning' and 'For Whom the Bell Tolls' here

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Hear Metallica’s Ronnie James Dio Tribute – ‘Ronnie Rising Medley’

Metallica have unveiled their contribution to the upcoming Ronnie James Dio tribute album 'This is Your Life' -- and it's a stunning, nine-minute long medley featuring four songs from the singer's time in Rainbow.

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Update: Metallica Release Official ‘The Lords of Summer’ Video

Metallica debuted a new song titled 'The Lords of Summer' at their March 16, 2014 concert in Bogota, Columbia.

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Metallica Release Official Live Video of New Song ‘Lords of Summer’

By now, Metallica fans across the world have heard the band's latest song, 'Lords of Summer.' Whether it was through the initial cell phone video, fan-made live video or Metallica's 'Garage Demo Version' of the song, there have been several ways to consume it. Adding to the list, Metallica released their own video of their performance via their official YouTube channel. Debuting on March 16 in Bogota, Colombia, 'Lords of Summer' proves to be a raucous song and a great follow-up to the band's most recent studio album, 'Death Magnetic.'

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See the First Tweets From Metallica, Slayer, Slash, Black Sabbath, David Draiman + More!

Today (March 21) marks Twitter's eighth birthday. Although the iconic social media platform was launched in July 2006, it was March 21, 2006 that Twitter was officially founded. We've all seen how Twitter has changed the world, but do you remember the site's humble beginnings? It's a bit of a blur, but thanks to Twitter's 'Discover' feature, we can see the very first tweets sent out by your favorite rock and metal musicians.

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