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Lars Ulrich Comments On Ozzfest Rumors

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METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has commented on the rumors that the band will headline this year's Ozzfest alongside special guests SYSTEM OF A DOWN. In a March 2, 2006 video update posted on The Metallica Club (official METALLICA fan club) web site (and subsequently obtained by BLABBERMOUTH.NET), Ulrich said about the group's upcoming touring plans, "I can tell you that pretty much everything that I know about is already announced — there's not super-secret things being planned out in some warroom somewhere about all these other tours and all this other stuff. There's one or two other things that's brewing but it's not like big tours or anything… It's pretty much all been announced. There's the rumor about the Ozzfest… Everybody thinks we're playing Ozzfest, which, I mean, would be a great thing one day — or a fun thing [to do] one day — but it hasn't shown up my radar [yet]."

As previously reported, sources close to METALLICA have told Launch that the band will not play any U.S. shows this summer, despite speculation that the group would either headline Ozzfest or mount its own stadium tour. While METALLICA is playing three concerts in South Africa later this month and has a string of European festival appearances lined up for June, its schedule has been empty for the rest of the summer, leading to rumors of some sort of U.S. jaunt. However, the sources say that the band will enter the studio in July with producer Rick Rubin to begin recording its ninth studio album.

METALLICA will make its South African debut on March 18, March 21 and March 25 as part of a massive music festival called the Coca-Cola Colab Mix.

The band's June festival itinerary includes stops in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and the U.K.

METALLICA announced last month that it will record its new album with Rubin, who has worked with SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SLIPKNOT, the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, AUDIOSLAVE and others.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. old skool thrash writes:

lmao..
METALLICA announced last month that it will record its new album with Rubin, who has worked with SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SLIPKNOT, the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, AUDIOSLAVE and others.

Thats all i have 2 say lol!

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2. eddie is real writes:

old school thrash if you knew anything he also worked with slayer!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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3. eddie is real writes:

old school thrash if you knew anything he also worked with slayer!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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4. sevenchurches writes:

yeah slayer is the best band in the world
thats all you need to know about rick rubin

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5. Heretic writes:

yeah, this album will own with rick

# Mar 5, 2006 @ 7:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. psythe writes:

reign in blood was an insurmountable achievement on Rubin's part - i must admit, i'm extremely hopeful about what Rick has to offer to Metallica, this could turn out to be an inspiring combination - on the other hand, Bob Rock's finally gone! HUZZAH!!

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7. BLACKDOG writes:

I don't think they'll ever be the same band againe.However the GRAND EXPERIMENT may finnally be over.

# Mar 5, 2006 @ 7:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Beast writes:

No doctors, no Bob Rock, time for a kick a$$ Metallica Record!!!

# Mar 6, 2006 @ 12:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. larsisamoneywhoore writes:

noone wants to see SELLOUTICA anymore...RETIRE U TURDS.....Lars has destroyed metallica....

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10. edde is real writes:

when cliff died thats what distroyed metallica after and justice for all they went to sh** with out cliff they will never be the same he was the backbone of metallica

# Mar 6, 2006 @ 9:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Matador writes:

...First of all, metallica was a hair band you freaking retard they WERE trash metal, and second of all, this is a "demo" like was AJFA, RTL or KEA, so get your freaking facts strait. anyway, you atleast right about one thing, this album is definatly overrated. MOP is grossly overrated due to gaytallica's poopularity, oh well sadly there is much worse metal out there.

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12. fucklars writes:

Jason Newsted was the only member of Metallica not to get f***ed up over the years from their massive success, not to say that he didn't get caught up in trying to be a macho rock star

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13. Flash-B(l)ack writes:

F-U-C-K! lars, and every one of metallica's pathetic fans...kill 'em all!!!

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14. yr mom writes:

u guys are idiots, tallica is the best and they always will be

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15. Metallica 4 Life writes:

yr mom, i agree with you completely, Metallica is the best band ever to make its way on the face of the earth. Metallica will always be the best, no matter what those other little emo/wannabe rocker fags think

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16. j8hoty writes:

METALLICA is the best f***ing band ever and if you disagree i will fight you

# Mar 11, 2006 @ 12:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. SlayerRulz writes:

I disagree. They were great once, but they have fallen. At least they've seen the error of their ways and dumped Rock. He was terrible. I think the Loads could have been good with a quality producer, but there was no hope for Anger with him producing AND co-writing. He's a f u c k ing rock and roll producer for god's sake and he's made 'tallica forget they were metal. Hopefully Rubin will make them remember. He can produce anything and bring out the best in any music.

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18. breakthefoundation writes:

I'm glad to see rick rubin producing this record, he's kind of like king midus, only everything he touches turns to platinum.

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19. 7575 writes:

things age morons.......

# Mar 11, 2006 @ 6:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. well hung writes:

if their next cd is anything like their last-dont bother!

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21. well hung writes:

if their next cd is anything like their last-dont bother!

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22. Lars Ulrich writes:

I'm a fa**ot!

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