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"Mandatory Metallica" To Launch August 16 On XM Radio

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Metallica will have a dedicated channel on XM Radio, it was announced today. Beginning August 16, “Mandatory Metallica” (XM 51), will provide fans with music from the entire Metallica catalog, including rare live recordings from the band’s personal archives, extensive interviews with the band and more. Metallica guitarist and singer James Hetfield, drummer Lars Ulrich, guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo will serve as hosts for the six-week long channel.

In addition, the channel will also air interviews with other artists who will share their thoughts about Metallica’s musical contributions, including Linkin Park, Slipknot, Disturbed, Guns n Roses, Chris Cornell, Ashes Divide, Blackstone Cherry, Five Finger Death Punch, Atreyu, Skid Row, Cinderella, Mastodon, Judas Priest, Dragonforce, Triumph, Tesla and many others.

“Mandatory Metallica” is the latest limited run artist-branded channel to be offered by XM, which have included Led Zeppelin, Michael Jackson, George Strait, Coldplay and Kenny Chesney.

“Mandatory Metallica” (XM 51) will be available on XM from August 16 through September 30. Programming information will be available online at xmradio.com/metallica.

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1. The Priest writes:

Yay Metallica has inflitrated the final spot they havent raped allready.

# Aug 8, 2008 @ 3:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. panzram writes:

really??....ugh........

# Aug 8, 2008 @ 3:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Kalis_wrath writes:

They couldnt even come up with a more original name for the station?

# Aug 8, 2008 @ 4:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. crimsontriumph writes:

its the name they use on WIOT

# Aug 8, 2008 @ 4:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Kalis_wrath writes:

And 101.1 KUFO and every rock and metal station in the world that plays a block of Metallicas songs.

# Aug 8, 2008 @ 4:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. zMETALlica writes:

Metallica doesn't have enough GOOD content for anyone to really listen in. At least they are adding rare editions of songs and interviews. Still, I can think of so many other artists/bands that deserve their own station dedicated to their music.

# Aug 8, 2008 @ 4:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Charlie writes:

yes they do everything minus st. anger load reload the black album master of puppets garage inc S&M ride the lightning kill em all and justice for all live sh** binge and purge..id say thats pretty damn good

# Aug 8, 2008 @ 5:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. deathbringer writes:

Yeah, they used to have Mandatory Metallica blocks on some local stations here in DC or Baltimore (I don't recall). They have plenty of material though. Five good albums, two albums of covers and 3 crappy albums plus live, rarities and 1000 hours of Lars talking to anyone who will listen :-) Still, 6-7 albums of good material is quite a lot for any band these days. Plus you know they'll throw in the new single and album once it's out.

# Aug 8, 2008 @ 9:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Jess Doni. writes:

Here in Pittsburgh, we also have "mandatory metallica" on 105.9 the x
How totally tarded. Metallica is wayyy over rated. And don't ask "who are you to say that?" because I actually listened to Metallica, thank you very much.
Will never waste my time again :]

# Aug 8, 2008 @ 10:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. ElHefe writes:

I love these constant, constant Metallica haters (*cough* Kalis *cough*). More influential than any of you hot topic punks will ever know.

# Aug 8, 2008 @ 10:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Kalis_wrath writes:

Exactly WHY am I being singled out ElHefe?

# Aug 8, 2008 @ 10:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Jess Doni. writes:

Hot Topic is not punk rock ♥
Lol
metallica sucks dear ElHefe

# Aug 8, 2008 @ 10:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Jess Doni. writes:

Kalis, I have been roaming the site. I bet this ElHefe is that dude that hated on you earlier on the "Hacked" comments.

# Aug 8, 2008 @ 10:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Kalis_wrath writes:

No, schockingly not Jess. Its kind of a long story with ElHefe and I.

# Aug 9, 2008 @ 1:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. BoltThrower writes:

The only thing mandatory about "Metal"lica is the duct tape. Don't get me started.

# Aug 9, 2008 @ 4:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. This is ZT speaking writes:

hmm, sounds cool, only I have every Met album lol.

# Aug 9, 2008 @ 9:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Jess Doni. writes:

Metallica is a waste of time people. They are has-beens. Find a new obsession.

# Aug 9, 2008 @ 11:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. This is ZT writes:

"Metallica is a waste of time people. They are has-beens. Find a new obsession"

Nah, seeing as everything else out there is bullsh**, I'll stick to the 'tallicats, thank you very much. :P

# Aug 10, 2008 @ 11:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. E-Rock writes:

Why only run it for 6 weeks? If your gonna get something goin just go ahead and make it a full on station. Here in Louisville on 93.1 TFX, Mandatory Metallica is what they call it when they play a Metallica song every hour.

# Aug 10, 2008 @ 3:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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