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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett: ‘I Think That ‘Lulu’ is Some of the Best Stuff We’ve Done’

Metallica and Lou Reed's infamous 'Lulu' album will likely go down as one of the most universally panned releases ever. However, the rabid vitriol aimed at Metallica and Lou Reed in response to the album hasn't stopped Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett from being proud of the disc. In fact, Hammett calls 'Lulu' "some of the best stuff we've ever done" in a new interview.

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Sharon Osbourne Details Traumatic Split From Ozzy Osbourne in New Autobiography

Sharon Osbourne will be releasing her third autobiography, 'Unbreakable,' on Oct. 10. The book is sure to be a brutally honest and revealing piece of reading, as evidenced in pieces of the autobiography which have just been revealed by a British tabloid.

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Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo Expresses Love for Metallica, Led Zeppelin + Napalm Death

If you had to guess, which country do you think would have the most metal politician? Could it be England, arguably the birthplace of heavy metal? Nope. The musically rich countries of Sweden or Norway? Wrong. How about the good ol' USA? Not even close. The answer is Indonesia, with its current Governor of Jakarta, Joko Widodo.

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K.K. Downing on Leaving Judas Priest: I Did Not Retire, I Quit

Former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing has been relatively quiet since his departure from the iconic heavy metal act in 2011. After 41 years of making heavy metal, Downing put down his axe and bid farewell to Judas Priest, which he recently addressed in a new interview.

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Slipknot’s Shawn Crahan Releases New Clown Mask, Plans to Unveil New Mask Each Year

Slipknot percussionist Shawn 'Clown' Crahan celebrated his 44th birthday yesterday (Sept. 24). Proving it's never too late to begin birthday traditions, Crahan has decided from here forward, he will release one new clown mask every year on his day of birth.

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Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee Reportedly Involved in Backstage Altercation with Nicolas Cage’s Son

Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee and Nicolas Cage's son Weston, who is a notable black metal musician, reportedly had a bit of an altercation over the weekend which nearly ended in fisticuffs. After a Motley Crue performance on Sept. 22, a backstage brawl nearly occurred after Weston was reportedly blocking the entrance to Lee's dressing room.

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Sylosis Members Hospitalized After Serious RV Accident

British metal act Sylosis have been reportedly involved in a serious RV accident while supporting Trivium and DevilDriver on tour. Three members of Sylosis are currently in the hospital as a result of the crash and the group has been forced to drop off the tour.

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Lost Nirvana Song ‘Forgotten Tune’ and New ‘Live and Loud’ Performance Footage Unveiled

This may look like an odd sentence, but a new Nirvana song has just been released. As a part of Nirvana's 'In Utero: 20th Anniversary Edition' (out today), a ton of rare recordings and footage has been unveiled, but the Nirvana track 'Forgotten Tune' is the only piece of the re-release that is truly never-before-heard.

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Metallica Unleash ‘Master of Puppets’ Footage From ‘Through the Never’ 3D Film

As Metallica's 'Through the Never' concert film is nearing closer and closer to a theatrical release, even more footage has been unveiled to tease the movie. We've seen a bunch of behind-the-scenes trailers recently, and in addition to one more detailing the set design for '…And Justice for All,' Metallica have unleashed a full performance of 'Master of Puppets' straight from the film itself (watch above).

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