Apparently rehab, therapy and new bassist Rob Trujillo have inspired the metal band, because the group was on fire at Thursday nights show before 9,000 fans at Lawlor Events Center.

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March 15, 2004 In the Press

Ready in Portland

In terms of sound, the band is capable of making a fearsome noise, a thing of raw power and grim majesty. In terms of influence, the four young scruffs from the Bay Area virtually remade the heavy metal landscape in the mid-1980s

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March 12, 2004 In the Press


James Hetfield admits that the person he was when he started Metallica in 1983 wouldnt have a high opinion of the older rockers that Metallica are today.

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March 8, 2004 In the Press

Metallica Rocks Arena

After a four year absence that saw a public relations nightmare with the Napster lawsuit as well as a change of bass players, speed-metal kings Metallica returned to the Valley Tuesday night, nearly 19 years to the day since its first visit.

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March 5, 2004 In the Press

Metallica with the Datsuns

For the uninitiated, it could have been a little scary - 13,000 black-clad Metallica fans stalking through the gardens on the way to the Sidney Myer Music Bowl for their first glimpse of their metal heroes in six years. There was a strong police presence and, not surprisingly, the fences around the bowl had been reinforced.

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January 30, 2004 In the Press

Metallica Embrase Bercy!

"It's good to be alive". James Hetfield entame désormais tous ses lives de la même réplique, comme pour se convaincre lui-même que Metallica est bien de retour. Lui qui a failli quitter le groupe dont il est le pionnier, lui qui faillit ne jamais revenir de désintox. Pas de doute, les quatre cavaliers de l'apocalypse sont bien vivants et ont la rage.

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December 10, 2003 In the Press