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‘Metallica Through The Never’ Hits Netflix ‘Metallica Through The Never’ Hits Netflix

Metallica Through the Never is now available on Netflix’s streaming service in the U.S. This didn’t appear on our most recent list of coming releases, but sure enough, here it is. The Netflix description is as follows: Veteran heavy metal …

Comic-Con 2013 Includes Metallica, Godzilla Comic-Con 2013 Includes Metallica, Godzilla

Comic-Con International has always been a melting pot of fans, actors, musicians, cosplayers, and writers (as well as readers); every year, San Diego sees thousands of fans gather to celebrate the diverse things they love under one roof. This year, …

Here’s Metallica Performing The Star-Spangled Banner Here’s Metallica Performing The Star-Spangled Banner

Metallica frontman/guitarist James Hetfield and guitarist Kirk Hammett played “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Giants/Dodgers game a few days ago, in a segment that in some ways felt like it could have been the intro to a Metallica album of …

Sean Parker and Lars Ulrich Are Buddies Now Sean Parker and Lars Ulrich Are Buddies Now
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In the year 2000, Metallica’s Lars Ulrich was fuming over the fact that an unfinished Metallica track had wound up on the Sean Parker-founded filesharing service Napster. That led to a famous lawsuit and the eventual demise of Napster as …

Spotify Adds New Follow & Discovery Features, Now Rocks Metallica Spotify Adds New Follow & Discovery Features, Now Rocks Metallica
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Spotify has just announced a significant update to the service, one that focuses on music discovery. It’s all based on the theory that Spotify users complain about not knowing what to listen to, “and artists say they want to connect …

Metallica Helps FBI Search for Virginia Killer Metallica Helps FBI Search for Virginia Killer

Metallica helps the FBI in their quest to locate a Virginia killer, according to the Associated Press. The band recently released a public service announcement, asking their legion of fans to come forward with any information they may have regarding …

Salesforce Announces a Slew of Products for the “Social Enterprise” Salesforce Announces a Slew of Products for the “Social Enterprise”
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Salesforce had a slew of announcements at its Dreamforce conference, including a new version of Chatter called Chatter Now. Also announced as part of what the company is calling the “Social Enteprise,” were: Chatter Approvals, Chatter Customer Groups, Chatter Service …

Metallica OK With New Album Being Pirated?
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In a display of hypocrisy that seems like it could almost be taken directly out of a lyrical interpretation of a track from Metallica’s own "…And Justice for All" album, the band’s drummer and well-known music piracy combatant, Lars Ulrich, has now said that he doesn’t care if Metallica’s new album is pirated.

Metallica Really Enjoys Positive Reviews
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The metal gods tossed their management team under the proverbial bus after those managers demanded takedowns of positive reviews by bloggers of some rough takes of Metallica’s newest project.

Metallica Now Master of Puppet Bloggers
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This may or not be taught in PR 101, perhaps because the general tenet is obvious: Don’t screw up good PR with bad PR. We’ll chalk this one up to Metallica’s management and not to the band itself, just to be fair.

Metallica Changes Download Tune
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The old joke is that Metallica sold out in 45 minutes—not a concert, just sold out. The wicked bass and drums didn’t score any points with purists when the band did a 180 and decided MTV was good for their career after all, nor were any points scored when they went after Napster. Those who know exactly what I’m talking about will also double-take when I tell you the band is cool with online music these days.

That may be because Trent Reznor and Radiohead were able to prove the concept that downloads are good for business.

Rock Band Downloads Reach 2.5 Million

MTV has announced that players of its Rock band game have downloaded more than 2.5 million songs since its launch on November 20, 2007.

A Metallica pack is currently the game’s best selling music download, followed by three song packs from The Police, Queens of the Stone Age, David Bowie and a collection of Black Sabbath covers. Best selling singles are Foreigner’s "Juke Box Hero", followed by Creedence Clearwater Revival’s "Fortunate Son," Weezer’s "Buddy Holly" and The Knack’s "My Sharona."