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Each band member will be hosting a film that they have selected. This year's festival runs from Oct. 2 through Oct. 12.
Metallica have released video footage of their performances of 'Battery' and 'The Four Horsemen' from the 2014 Heavy Montreal Festival.
In a new interview, Dave Mustaine lists a few of his regrets, including punching James Hetfield in the mouth.
Throughout their 'By Request' tour, Metallica have posted videos of show performances along with behind the scenes footage.
Metallica have posted their own official footage from the Glastonbury Festival, as well as concert video recaps from Italy and the Netherlands.
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett is set to perform with his old band, Exodus, at the Fear FestEvil show during Comic-Con in San Diego.
Metallica frontman James Hetfield has a number of hobbies and pastimes, one of which is hunting. Hetfield has experience in bear hunting, which is the subject of the upcoming History series 'The Hunt,' and he'll be the narrator for the eight episode series that premieres Sunday, June 8 at 10PM ET.