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A professional pop culture junkie for more than 25 years, Jeff Giles regularly surfaces in a number of far-flung locations on the Web.

Ex-Metallica Bassist Jason Newsted Details Plans for Musical Comeback

Jason Newsted

As we reported Friday (Nov. 16), Jason Newsted has reconnected with fans through a new website, but now the former Metallica bassist has laid out details of his musical comeback. In an appearance on the 'Friday Night Rocks' radio show, Newsted revealed that he's ready to rock more than just your Web browser.

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Metallica Offer Free Download of Classic Concert in Memory of Cliff Burton’s Passing

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Yesterday (Sept. 27) marked the 26th anniversary of Metallica bassist Cliff Burton's shocking death, prompting an outpouring of memories from fans -- as well as a tribute from his surviving bandmates.

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Discusses Orion Festival and Spiteful Reaction to ‘Lulu’

Lars Ulrich
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Love him or hate him, you can always count on Lars Ulrich to not mince words in an interview -- and true to form, the Metallica drummer didn't hold back during a recent exchange with Spin that covered everything from the male-heavy lineup at the Orion Music + More Festival to the overwhelmingly negative response to last year's 'Lulu.'

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Metallica: Upcoming Studio Disc Will Be a ‘Heavier Black Album’

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For Metallica fans eager to cleanse their palate after last year's collaboration with Lou Reed, here's some welcome news: drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist Kirk Hammett say the band has been working with producer Rick Rubin on the songs for its next proper studio album for the last several months, and although they aren't ready to talk about a release date yet, it sounds like they already have a pretty solid stack of new material -- and it could represent a return to their lean-and-mean sound of the early '90s.

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Category: Metallica News

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