Metal music

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2018 file photo, James Hetfield of Metallica performs on day two of the Austin City Limits Music Festival's second weekend in Austin, Texas. Metallica says its frontman Hetfield has entered rehab, and the band is canceling its upcoming tour in Australia and New Zealand. Three of the heavy metal band’s members, drummer Lars Ulrich, guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Rob Trujillo, posted a statement Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, on Twitter announcing the decision and apologizing to fans. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
September 27, 2019 - 9:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Metallica says its frontman James Hetfield has entered rehab, and the band is canceling its upcoming tour in Australia and New Zealand. Three of the heavy metal band's members posted a statement on Twitter Friday announcing the decision and apologizing to fans. The statement by...
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FILE- In this Saturday, July 28, 2012, file photo, members of the band Metallica, from left to right, Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo, pose at a photo-call before their first of eight concert performances in Mexico City. Metallica said Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, it has donated 250,000 euros (dollars 277,600) to support the construction of Romania's first paediatric oncology hospital.(AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, FILE)
August 15, 2019 - 3:41 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Metallica says it has donated 250,000 euros ($277,600) to support the construction of Romania's first pediatric oncology hospital. The American heavy metal band, which is very popular in Romania, made the donation ahead of their sold-out show Wednesday in Romania's...
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The competitors of the first Heavy Metal Knitting world championship react on stage, Thursday, July 11, 2019 in Joensuu, Finland. With stage names such as 'Woolfumes,' 'Bunny Bandit' and '9" Needles,' the goal was quite simple: to showcase their knitting skills whilst dancing to heavy metal music in the most outlandish way possible. (AP Photo/David Keyton)
July 12, 2019 - 8:10 am
JOENSUU, Finland (AP) — Armed with needles and a yarn of wool, teams of avid knitters danced Thursday to the deafening sounds of drums beating and guitars slashing at the first-ever Heavy Metal Knitting World Championship in eastern Finland. With stage names such as Woolfumes, Bunny Bandit and 9"...
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August 27, 2018 - 6:27 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Medical examiners found that Vinnie Paul, the 54-year-old co-founder and drummer of the metal band Pantera, died of natural causes including heart disease. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg announced Monday that Paul, whose full name was Vincent Paul Abbott, died June 22 at home...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2004 file photo shows Vinnie Paul Abbott in Amarillo, Texas. Paul, co-founder and drummer of metal band Pantera, has died at 54. Pantera’s official Facebook page posted a statement early Saturday, June 23, 2018 announcing his death. Paul’s representative confirmed the death to Billboard. No cause of death was mentioned. Paul’s real name was Vincent Paul Abbott. He and his brother, Dimebag Darrell, formed Pantera in 1981.(AP Photo/Ralph Duke, File)
June 23, 2018 - 10:38 am
Vinnie Paul, co-founder and drummer of metal band Pantera, has died at 54. Pantera's official Facebook page posted a statement early Saturday announcing his death. Paul's representative confirmed the death to Billboard. No cause of death was mentioned. Paul's real name was Vincent Paul Abbott. He...
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February 14, 2018 - 3:57 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — American heavy metal band Metallica and Afghanistan's National Institute of Music have won the 2018 Polar Music Prizes, a Swedish award. It is the first time a heavy metal band gets an award given each year for significant achievements in music. The award panel said...
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January 05, 2018 - 4:13 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Rape and kidnapping charges against all four members of a Polish death metal band were dropped Friday by prosecutors in Washington state. The band members have been detained in the United States since a woman claimed that she was gang-raped after a concert last year in Spokane...
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December 29, 2017 - 1:28 pm
PARIS (AP) — French television channel France 2 says it has ceased production on a television movie about the aftermath of the 2015 Paris concert hall attack in which 90 people were killed until victims' groups are consulted. The plot for the movie, a love story titled "Ce Soir-La" ("That Night"),...
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 photo, a life-size silicone figure of Boris Karloff is displayed at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass. A new exhibition opening Saturday, Aug. 12 at the museum features 135 works from Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett's collection of classic horror and sci-fi movie posters and memorabilia, including some Hammett says have inspired his music. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
August 11, 2017 - 12:30 am
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Kirk Hammett may be known best as the guitarist whose deafening solos have come to define the band Metallica. But a new exhibit is showcasing a different side of the rocker, his passion for sci-fi and horror films. The exhibit which opens Saturday at the Peabody Essex Museum...
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 photo, a life-size silicone figure of Boris Karloff is displayed at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass. A new exhibition opening Saturday, Aug. 12 at the museum features 135 works from Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett's collection of classic horror and sci-fi movie posters and memorabilia, including some Hammett says have inspired his music. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
August 11, 2017 - 12:26 am
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A new exhibit showcases sci-fi and horror film posters dating back to the 1930s from the collection of Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett. The exhibit opens Saturday at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem and features 135 works owned by the heavy metal musician, including some...
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