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Lou Reed and Metallica Release “Lulu”
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Lou Reed and Metallica Release “Lulu”

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 25th Anniversary Concert saw an unlikely pairing in 2009, when Lou Reed performed with Metallica. After the performance, they began talking about a possible collaborative recording effort. Nothing materialized until February of this year, when Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett announced that the band was going to start a new project in May, saying...

Robert Trujillo: New Metallica Album Under Way
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Robert Trujillo: New Metallica Album Under Way

With a collaborative album with Lou Reed due out this week, bassist Robert Trujillo has revealed that the next full-fledged Metallica album is under way with producer Rick Rubin’s help. “We’ve been in the studio with Rick Rubin, working on a couple of things, and we’re going to be recording during the most of next year,” Trujillo told Gulf News....

The Big 4 to Perform at Yankee’s Stadium
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The Big 4 to Perform at Yankee’s Stadium

The Big 4 tour will be making its second U.S. stop at Yankee’s Stadium in Bronx, New York on September 14th. The show, which has been hyped for the last four years, brings together four of the biggest metal bands – Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax. The groups, of course, are in turn held down by four of the strongest...

Metallica Announces Special 30th Anniversary Concerts
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Metallica Announces Special 30th Anniversary Concerts

Metallica has announced a string of shows to celebrate their 30th anniversary together. Anchored by bassist Robert Trujillo, the metal veterans will be playing December 5, 7, 9 and 10 at the Fillmore in San Francisco, with tickets only available to their fan club members. Official members will be treated to $6 tickets, or admission to all four shows for...

Metallica: Orion, Live
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Metallica: Orion, Live

Orion, the seventh track from Metallica’s iconic Master of Puppets album, is a song known to almost every metal bassist. Penned in part and played by the legendary Cliff Burton, the group never played it live until the mid-2000’s. Here, Robert Trujillo and the gang rip through the instrumental tune in Seoul, South Korea in 2006.

Infectious Grooves to Play Reunion Show
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Infectious Grooves to Play Reunion Show

Funk metal pioneers Infectious Grooves will be reuniting for a one-off performance that will be the group’s first show in over ten years in the U.S. The gig will be at the House of Blues in Hollywood, California on November 23, and is going to be the group’s only appearance in 2010. Infectious Grooves was formed by bassist Robert Trujillo...

Robert Trujillo: Metallica is Writing New Material
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Robert Trujillo: Metallica is Writing New Material

As Metallica is getting geared up for their tour of New Zealand and Australia, bassist Robert Trujillo revealed that the iconic metal band has been writing new songs. He reports that the group has amassed “tons of material” by writing backstage and at jam sessions during their time on the road, though they haven’t really put it all together yet....

Flashback: Metallica Bass Auditions with Robert Trujillo
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Flashback: Metallica Bass Auditions with Robert Trujillo

This is a cool documentary clip showing the process Metallica went through to replace Jason Newsted, who left the band. In the clip, bassists making appearances include Scott Reeder (Kyuss), Jeordie White, aka Twiggy Ramirez (A Perfect Circle, Marilyn Manson), Pepper Keenan (Corrosion of Conformity), Chris Wyse (The Cult) Eric Avery (Alanis Morissette, Jane’s Addiction) and Robert Trujillo, who the...

Metallica Releases “Six Feet Down Under” EP
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Metallica Releases “Six Feet Down Under” EP

The metal legends in Metallica have been touring for nearly two solid years since the release of their last studio album, Death Magnetic. Now the group is finally wrapping up their time on the road with a fall tour of Australia and New Zealand, they’re commemorating the occasion by releasing Six Feet Down Under, a compilation EP of live performances...

Time Warp: Robert Trujillo Breaks Down His Technique
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Time Warp: Robert Trujillo Breaks Down His Technique

Not long after Robert Trujillo joined Metallica, Time Warp interviewed him and asked him to showcase his “gallop” approach to playing. The slow-motion part is pretty cool. Thanks to our Facebook friend Steve Walser for submitting this video. [editor’s note: the original video we posted was removed for copyright reasons. This new video isn’t quite as interesting as the original,...

Robert Trujillo Helps Pastorius Family Reclaim Jaco’s “Bass of Doom”
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Robert Trujillo Helps Pastorius Family Reclaim Jaco’s “Bass of Doom”

After a long and frustrating legal battle, Jaco Pastorius’ family have finally regained ownership of his legendary “Bass of Doom”, thanks to Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo. The news comes via a statement on Metallica.com. The bass, which was stolen from a Manhattan park bench in 1986, resurfaced in early 2006 in a New York guitar shop. The owner reportedly refused...

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Gear Watch: Warwick Robert Trujillo Streamer Signature Bass

Warwick is celebrating its new affiliation with Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo by introducing the Robert Trujillo Streamer Signature Bass. The bass has a shiny coat, with a quicksilver or turquoise blue chrometone finish. The bass, which was designed for Trujillo over the course of two years, is based on Warwick’s Streamer model. Features include an increased mass of the neck,...