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METALLICA sat down for an interview and performed two songs — “For Whom The Bell Tolls” and “Master Of Puppets” — on Comedy Central‘s “The Colbert Report” on Tuesday (September 24). Check out video footage of their appearance below.

METALLICA is on the promotional trail for its new 3D movie, “Metallica Through The Never”, which opens this Friday (September 27) on IMAX screens before expanding to more theaters on October 4.

The Pulse Of Radio asked METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo — currently in his 10th year with the group — if he ever thought when he joined the band that he would end up being one of the stars and executive producers of a major motion picture. “Um, no, I never thought that,” he said. “Welcome to the world of METALLICA, you know. It’s an interesting journey. I mean, you jump into creative situations that you would never imagine, and it’s hard work. I mean, everything that we do is very exciting, but at the same time, it’s always a challenge.”

Prior to Tuesday’s appearance on “Colbert”, METALLICA played a gig on Saturday night (September 21) at the famed Apollo Theater in New York City.

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield was asked by The Telegraph what the release of “Through The Never” — which combines concert footage with a fictional storyline that borders on the surreal — meant to the band’s careers.

The singer/guitarist replied, “What does it mean for our careers? We don’t care. We’ve never really cared, but at this point we really don’t. We’re artists, and we’re driving this train — we can drive it straight into the wall if we want to.”

With the movie getting mixed reviews, drummer Lars Ulrich said, “So far, everybody’s got a different opinion about it, which is great, because if there’s anything we love in this band, it’s ambiguity. We’re not trying to force some next-level message down your throat. Without sounding too artsy, the best art is handed to you to do with what you want.”

The film stars Dane DeHaan as a member of METALLICA‘s road crew who is sent on a mysterious mission while the band performs at a sold-out arena and events outside grow more bizarre.

METALLICA reportedly spent $20 million of its own money to make the movie.

The soundtrack, which features a number of METALLICA classics performed live in the movie, will be out on Tuesday. The two-disc CD will come out on METALLICA’s own label, Blackened Recordings, also in digital and vinyl formats.

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Metallica will make a rare T.V. appearance to chat and perform live on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” this coming Tuesday, September 24th. The band is appearing in support of “Metallica: Through the Never,” which is a 3D movie set to hit IMAX on September 27th and regular theaters on October 4th

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METALLICA sit down for an interview and perform on Comedy Central‘s “The Colbert Report” on Tuesday, September 24. Check your local listings and providers for show times.

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As previously reported, METALLICA will guest on “The Howard Stern Show” on SiriusXM satellite radio on Monday, September 23.

Back in July, Gary Dell’Abate, the executive producer of “The Howard Stern Show”, revealed that METALLICA would take part in an interview and perform two of its “classic” songs on the program.

METALLICA is rumored to be preparing a surprise performance at Yankee Stadium in New York to honor retiring Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera. The New York Daily News noted last month that METALLICA will be in town to perform at the Apollo Theater on September 21, one day before the Yankees stage a celebration of Rivera‘s career on September 22 prior to their game against the San Francisco Giants — who happen to be METALLICA‘s hometown team.

And why would METALLICA pay tribute to the legendary Rivera, who’s calling it quits after nearly 20 years with the Yanks? Because for most of those years, the future Baseball Hall Of Famer has been coming out of the bullpen to close out games to the tune of METALLICA‘s “Enter Sandman” playing on the stadium’s P.A. system.

According to The Pulse Of Radio, the Daily News contacted Yankees reps about the matter, but a team spokesperson would not comment on “any events surrounding Mo‘s ceremony.”

METALLICA performed at Yankee Stadium once before, nearly two years ago in September 2011 when the “Big Four” tour with SLAYER, ANTHRAX and MEGADETH stopped there.

METALLICA is playing at the Apollo to promote the release of its new movie, “Metallica Through The Never”.

The 3D IMAX film made its world premiere on September 9 at the Toronto International Film Festival before opening on September 27 at IMAX theaters and expanding onto additional screens on October 4.


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Former GUNS N’ ROSES and current ADLER drummer Steven Adler will be a guest on Comedy Central’s newest show “The Ben Show With Ben Hoffman”.

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First, you induct Alice Cooper into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame alongside Elton John and Neil Young, then jump into directing your first major television commercial entitled “The Torturer” for the laundry detergent Woolite.

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Don Jamieson, comedian and co-host of VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show, can be a bit of a wiseass. But a likable one.

He’s also an avid and knowledgeable heavy metal fan. The long side-burned sidekick, along with comedian co-host Jim Florentine, join main host and radio DJ personality Eddie Trunk on That Metal Show in a classic round-table discussion of all things hard rock and heavy metal, now in its sixth season.

Before he landed the That Metal Show gig, Don slugged it out in the comedy clubs for 15 years. Some of his top comedic highlights are his collaboration with Florentine on HBO’s Inside the NFL, Comedy Central’s Meet the Creeps and MTV2’s Crank Yankers. Now Don is venturing into audio recordings and was recently offered a recording contract by one of the heavy weights of heavy metal, Metal Blade Records, to do a full-on comedy album.

Calling from LA during a promotional tour, Don was anxious and excited to get the word out about his new soon-to-be released comedy album.

The reason why we’re talking today is because of your new comedy album that will be released by Metal Blade Records in 2011. Talk about how this came about?

I went on the road opening for Charred Walls of the Damned, who are on Metal Blade Records. We did about a two week tour together, and Brian Slagel (head of Metal Blade) came to a couple of the shows and liked what he saw. And he saw how a rock crowd responded to me. I think one night he just had a couple too many glasses of wine and offered me a record deal (laughs).

It seems like a few metal labels now are putting out comedy albums, including Brian Posehn on Relapse Records, who was also a TMS guest. Why do you think that is?

Brian said something really neat on the show, which is, ‘I just could never talk about metal in my act because I was afraid nobody would get it.’ But it was such a big part of his life that after awhile (he started to). That’s what comics do, we talk about ourselves and our lives. And if metal is that big a part of you, you have to talk about it. You just have to make it digestible for a comedy club audience. I talk about metal in night clubs, but I just make it broad enough for people to understand. When I went on the road with Charred Walls of the Damned, I did real inside stuff because I knew only metalheads would get, that nobody else would. It was such a cool thing to have people laugh about Vince Neil’s driving skills or other crazy stuff that the general public wouldn’t know about. I’m sort of combining those two worlds with the Metal Blade release. It will be an album that will definitely appeal to metalheads, but also fans of comedy should enjoy it too.

Will the material on the album be all jokes or will there also be some musical pieces?

The main part of it will be probably a 45-minute stand up set, which will be all live comedy shows that I’ll record in January. I want to do something creative with it, like maybe do a mash-up or something where I team up with one of the Metal Blade bands and do a… not a song, but maybe take a lick or a metal track for a moment or two and lay my comedy over it. We’re talking about a couple of things, but we’re going to do something fun with that. Something as a little extra bonus besides the comedy.

Before a TMS show, do you do a lot of research or reading on a particular guest?

Basically, for the interviews, I guess we all probably the night before, jot down a few notes. But honestly, we don’t even talk about the interviews amongst the three of us. The way we prefer to do it… let’s just hang. Let’s just sit there and talk about music and wherever it goes, it goes. Obviously, there’s certain guests you have to ask certain questions, because we’re fans too. So when Michael Anthony comes on, you’re going to say, “How the fuck are you not in Van Halen?” How do you not ask Michael Anthony that question? And we did… but it’s not about putting him on the spot or anything, everybody at home wants to know the same thing. I’ve been waiting 30 years to ask Alice Cooper a whole crap-load of questions and I finally got my chance on national television, which I was completely geeked out by that (laughs).

Do you film one show after another and have you already started recording segments for season 7?

We haven’t started yet, but it’s looking good to start early spring on that. We’re sort of like porn stars… we have a lot of episodes in a very short amount of time. We’re going to keep cranking them out as long as the metalheads keep supporting that, because the ratings keep getting better and better. The show’s an hour now. There’s extra guests and a lot more segments in the show, and a lot more ball-breaking.

You always conduct the Throwdown. Did you come up with that segment of the show?

It wasn’t that well thought out. I think my producer just said, ‘I want you to host this one segment.’ Eddie has his thing and Jim does the viewer mail, so I have the Throwdown. Which is cool, because the Throwdown is a cool way to end the show. Obviously, there’s no right answer, but of course for metalheads, there is a right answer and that’s why it gets so heated up.

Do you come up with the two bands that are throwing down?

Yeah, we come up with all those. We’re the resident metalheads at the network. Obviously, they’re all submerged in the music scene, but it takes guys like us that’s been listening to nothing but metal for 35-plus years to come up with Ozzy’s Blizzard of Oz vs. Diary of a Madman.

How’d The TMS Top 5 come about? Is it just a chance to show off the chalkboard qualities of Jennifer? (Gottlieb, Miss Box of Junk Girl).

(Laughing) Well, it wasn’t originally intended for that, but she seems to be stealing the show every week. She looks darn good in tight leather pants, and she’s a lot of fun to work with, too. We wanted to do some new ideas this year, and people just love lists, especially metalheads. We catch a lot of crap for those lists, because nobody is ever going to have the same lists. You can’t put everybody up there or please everybody, but it’s such a great talking point for metalheads. Because in their minds they have their own list. It definitely engages the audience right at the top of the show and it’s fun for us to do, too. We never see each others picks beforehand.

Which episode or guest has been your personal favorite?

Alice Cooper, for me. I have met him a few times and he’s just such a nice guy. He’s just got so many incredible stories. After all the years, I don’t think I’ve ever heard him tell the same story twice. He has a wealth of stories, that, luckily he can remember because he’s been sober for the last 25 years. He’s as funny as a stand up comic. He’s sitting there telling us these great stories and then he’ll tag a punch line at the end and I’m thinking, who’s the comic here? Me or Alice? (laughs).

Yourself, Jim and Eddie seem to have a genuine camaraderie, but you and Jim aren’t afraid to stand up to Eddie when you think you’re right about a particular subject or band.

We’re all best friends and I think at this point people kind of know that. We definitely have no problem speaking our minds to one another. It’s one of the best things about my job; I work with my two best friends, I talk about the only music that I’ve ever loved, and I get paid for it and I get to break balls. God Bless America! (laughs).

One of the funniest bits I saw on the show that you and Jim did was outside the Van Halen show when you were messing with fans attending the show pretending to be in contact with the band backstage. Who thought that up?

We came up with that with our producer. It was the first thing we ever shot for That Metal Show, we even shot it before the very first episode. We had no idea what we were going to get into. I figured we’d get a few people riled up. For the people who don’t know, we had a camera out in the street and we told people that Van Halen could see them back in their dressing room and if you wanted to say something to them they’ll tell us the answer in our ear piece. Of course, even the nicest thing anybody said, we told them that someone in the band got mad and walked out of the room. That one guy just fell for it hook, line and sinker, that blonde-haired guy. Eddie Van Halen’s wife sent Eddie Trunk an e-mail saying that they watched the piece and that they loved it. So, it was cool to get Eddie V’s stamp of approval on it.

Wrestler Chris Jericho has jokingly stated that it was his idea to do a TV show talking about metal and that Eddie stole his idea. Any truth to that?

Well, if Chris wants to take a beat down from me, then he can get in touch with me. (laughing). I think Jim and Eddie created the idea. Headbangers Ball was on 20 years ago. The idea to have metal on TV is not a new one, but it’s just what you do with it. And like you said, luckily, the three of us have a good camaraderie and chemistry together. We’re all legitimate metal fans. Eddie’s the straight guy, and Jim and I are sort of the goofballs, but we all share our love for metal. I always say we’re like Beavis and Butthead and Stewart with the Winger shirt on. It’s a certain chemistry that works.

Speaking of Headbangers Ball. Since its cancellation and then its rebirth, now it’s supposedly shown on MTV2 at something like 3 a.m. EST on Tuesdays. Do you guys feel that you’re kind of carrying the torch so to speak with creating a show about metal?

I think the most important thing for us, and we’ve said this from day one, which is, we have to talk on the show in an uncensored way in terms of just talking as if we would be talking backstage at a show with a musician. It’s a cliche phrase, but “keeping it real” is very important to the metal audience. They know if you’re being a phony. We’ve been critical of some artists and they haven’t come on the show, maybe because of that. But we can’t go on TV and say every band is good, every album is good and every song is good, because that’s not the reality of it. That doesn’t mean we don’t like that band any more, it just means that this wasn’t their best album, or best tour, or whatever the case may be. If you say every thing is good, then you have no credibility, so I think that’s part of the reason our audience has been real responsive is because we don’t hold back on stuff.

What’s next for TMS or what do you hope happens next?

Obviously, I’ll do this show for the next 20 years if we can continue doing it. I just want it to keep growing and keep developing. The step towards doing the show for an hour now makes a big difference and opens up a lot of doors. We get to have a second guest on the show and you get that great relationship between the two guests. When you see Chuck Billy from Testament sitting next to Tesla, they’re both so different but they both know each other and are both fans of each other. Bill Ward sitting next to Danzig. Danzig is a huge fan of the band, he was thrilled to be on TV sitting next to Bill Ward. It’s stuff like that, it’s mixing things in. I would love to have more new artists featured on the show and I think we can do that now that we have the time. We just didn’t have the time before. I love the guitar player playing live in the studio, so I want to keep experimenting with things like that. Maybe we’ll get a heavy metal house band. It all remains to be seen, but it looks like 2011 will be a big year for our show.

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That Metal Show’s Don Jamieson – posted on 2011-01-02 19:58:48

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On Thursday, May 13, Shawn of Rockstar Radio (Hamilton, Montana’s KBAZ-FM) conducted an interview with drummer Stix Zadinia of the outrageous and popular ’80s-style “hair” band STEEL PANTHER.

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Comedy Central has officially ordered up a pilot for a Steel Panther TV Show

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A loosely scripted docu-reality show which follows the members of the outrageous and popular ’80s-style “hair” band STEEL PANTHER as they attempt to bring back heavy metal is one of the pilots that were ordered by Comedy Central as part of the network’s next year of production.

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Taco Bell continues to Feed The Beat for up-and-coming rock acts and announced the 100 bands that made the 2009 Feed the Beat lineup.

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