Metallica return to the UK for Reading & Leeds 2015

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In a festival exclusive, Metallica are returning to the UK next year with a headline appearance at Reading & Leeds 2015. It will be the metal titan’s only UK festival set.

Said drummer Lars Ulrich of the news: “We are obviously beyond thrilled to be returning to headline the magnificent and mighty double shot at Reading & Leeds for the fourth time. We are practically the house band. Bring it!”

Reading & Leeds festival boss Melvin Benn echoed Ulrich’s words: “[Metallica’s] amazing live show promises to be a favourite with rock, metal and genuine music fans at the UK’s most important music festival, perfectly topping a bill of brilliant acts from across the genres. I’m looking forward to revealing the rest of the festival line up, which will feature the absolute best of rock, indie, dance and hip-hop and will only add to the amazing atmosphere that make Reading & Leeds so special.”

Also confirmed for the festival are the post-hardcore band Refused and US metalcore group Pierce The Veil.

Tickets for the festival are available via Seetickets priced at £205 plus booking fee for a full weekend ticket.

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Sad But True: Metallica wrap up Ferguson residency

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Metallica have ended their five night residency on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson with a blistering performance of their Black Album classic, “Sad But True.”

Over the previous four evenings the band have played “Hit the Lights”, “Fuel”, “For Whom the Bell Tolls” and “Enter Sandman.”

The residency was timed to coincide with the 10th anniversary re-release of Metallica’s Some Kind Of Monster documentary, and as a tribute to host Craig Ferguson who will leave The Late Late Show as host in December.

Said drummer Lars Ulrich of the residency when it was announced: “What better way to celebrate Craig’s awesome tenure at CBS than to come and shake the rafters for a whole week.”

You can check out Metallica’s performance of “Sad But True” and their other four appearances below:

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Watch! Bells Toll for Metallica & Craig Ferguson

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Metallica continued their week long residency on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson last night by cranking out their immortal classic “For Whom The Bell Tolls.”

Taken from their classic album Ride The Lightning, you can watch the performance below.

James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich also sat with host Craig Ferguson for an interview. You can see the opening moments of the discussion below:

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Hit The Lights! Metallica begin week long ‘Craig Ferguson’ stint

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Metallica began their week long residency on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson last night with a performance of their song “Hit The Lights.”

The song is the lead track from Metallica’s debut album, Kill ‘Em All.

Announcing the residency back in October, Metallica said: “We’re excited to celebrate Craig Ferguson’s final season on CBS as he has asked us to join him for an entire week of performances starting Monday, November 17th. We’ll be playing every night that week and on the first night (Monday) we’ll sit down with Craig to chat about all things ‘TALLLICA.”

Check out the performance of “Hit The Lights” and Craig’s interview with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich below:

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Metallica schedule week long residency on The Late Late Show

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Metallica have lined up a week long residency on US TV show The Late Late Show.

The band were asked to appear personally by host Craig Ferguson who will leave as host later this year. The move comes soon after Foo Fighters finished a similar residency on The Late Show With David Letterman earlier this month.

Metallica said in a statement: “We’re excited to celebrate Craig Ferguson’s final season on CBS as he’s asked us to join him for an entire week of performances starting on Monday, November 17. We’ll be playing every night that week and on the first night we’ll sit down with Craig and chat about all things ‘Tallica.”

Metallica’s next studio album – the follow up to 2008’s Death Magnetic – is expected next year.

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