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Metallica To Reunite with Jason Newsted and Others for Hall Of Fame Induction

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Billboard.com reports: Metallica is using its upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction to stage what drummer Lars Ulrich calls "a sort of family reunion."

"I don't think there's a better time to come together than when it's about celebration," Ulrich tells Billboard.com. "I think everybody is proud of their association (with Metallica), so we're reaching out to everybody who's been a part of this, both inside the band on and on the periphery of the band over the years. And there's a big group of people coming to Cleveland for the weekend, so I look forward to seeing a lot of people I haven't seen for a long time."

The Metallica guest list for the April 4 induction includes staffers from the band's previous labels, Megaforce and Elektra, journalists and photographers who have been supportive over the group's career, producers and musician friends. Metallica also invited founding guitarist Dave Mustaine, who is unable to attend, and former bassists Ron McGovney and Jason Newsted, who will. Newsted is also planning to perform with Metallica during the ceremony. Ray Burton, father of the late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton, will accept on behalf of his son.

Guitarist Kirk Hammett says Metallica was inspired to be all-inclusive after it witness Blondie's acrimonious induction during the 2006 Rock Hall ceremony. "There was so much politics and so much drama," Hammett recalls, "that we collectively said to each other that if that ever happens and we get inducted...we don't want any of that, because it kind of really puts a whole bad, sour note on the celebration itself. We said to each other, 'Let's celebrate the fact and let's not turn it into something negative."

Source: Billboard.com

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1. brandedcfh420 writes:

WHY JASON? WHY WASTE YOUR TIME? THEY TREATED YOU LIKE SH1T, AND NOW WANT TO SEEM LIKE COOL GUYS BY INVITING YOU.

# Mar 28, 2009 @ 10:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. ZT* writes:

"Metallica also invited founding guitarist Dave Mustaine, who is unable to attend, and former bassists Ron McGovney and Jason Newsted, who will. Newsted is also planning to perform with Metallica during the ceremony. Ray Burton, father of the late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton, will accept on behalf of his son."

That's f***ing cool.

Hopefully this'll patch things up between the band and Newsted. All's well that ends well...

# Mar 28, 2009 @ 10:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. brandedcfh420 writes:

cliffs dad will be there?! awesome!

# Mar 28, 2009 @ 11:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. brandedcfh420 you idiot writes:

brandedcfh420, I am sooo tired of your you on just about ever damn new post, spewing your spammy nonsense! You're just retarded, like Metallica is really going to invite him just to seem "cool". are you like 13 or something?

# Mar 28, 2009 @ 11:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. brandedcfh420 writes:

no im 34 and looks like another sheep is mad....baaaa baaaa baaaaa......

# Mar 28, 2009 @ 11:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. steveo writes:

^ you're 34? wow you're a loser

# Mar 28, 2009 @ 11:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. charest writes:

thats cool about the burton's dad! and its good to see branded still has fans out there! lucky guy

# Mar 28, 2009 @ 12:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. brandedcfh420 writes:

ty steveo...means a lot to me coming from a faceless nobody

# Mar 28, 2009 @ 12:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. murder667 writes:

that is awesome that cliffs dad will be there!!

# Mar 28, 2009 @ 1:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. brandedcfh420 writes:

agreed 667...

# Mar 28, 2009 @ 1:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. InfernoNecrosis writes:

lol branded is quite the popular one amongst the trolls eh :) Don't ever let them win! hah.

And this sounds really cool.

# Mar 28, 2009 @ 1:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. stuff writes:

"brandedcfh420, I am sooo tired of your you on just about ever damn new post, spewing your spammy nonsense! You're just retarded, like Metallica is really going to invite him just to seem "cool". are you like 13 or something?"

Your the retard if you read the f***ing thing u would of read kirk basicly saying there just inviting people so they cant get angry and make a big deal about it so id say thats doin it just to seem cool

# Mar 28, 2009 @ 2:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. 6(sic)6 writes:

(Guitarist Kirk Hammett says Metallica was inspired to be all-inclusive after it witness Blondie's acrimonious induction during the 2006 Rock Hall ceremony. "There was so much politics and so much drama," Hammett recalls, "that we collectively said to each other that if that ever happens and we get inducted...we don't want any of that, because it kind of really puts a whole bad, sour note on the celebration itself. We said to each other, 'Let's celebrate the fact and let's not turn it into something negative.")

Apparently you guys are fighting over nothing. Kirk Hammett is wise.

# Mar 28, 2009 @ 3:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. wilco writes:

yeah cool that cliffs dad will be there
me as a metallica fan and trust me i am
but if i would be jason i would say f*** it iam treated
like sh** i will not come to that show
shame jason got treated this way and kicked out or left just for some side project

well if there would be chance to become president of the us
branded should become that
he has lots of faithfull postings
so he might have a change
i would vote for him
even i am a die hard met fan

# Mar 29, 2009 @ 6:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. brandedcfh420 writes:

wilco, they wouldnt let me be prez. id ban rap, emo, country. id ban anti-american protests, id close the southern border, and send the illegal of all races home with a 1 way ticket. id put all the wall street big wigs in prison, id take the people who have $100,000 cars and living on welfare would make sure they lose their benefits.

but those ideas are considered anti-american though.

# Mar 29, 2009 @ 9:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. brandedcfh420 writes:

Guitarist Kirk Hammett says Metallica was inspired to be all-inclusive after it witness Blondie's acrimonious induction during the 2006 Rock Hall ceremony. "There was so much politics and so much drama," Hammett recalls, "that we collectively said to each other that if that ever happens and we get inducted...we don't want any of that, because it kind of really puts a whole bad, sour note on the celebration itself. We said to each other, 'Let's celebrate the fact and let's not turn it into something negative."

what he meant was: yes we went stupidly retarded, treated every1 we know like rat sh1t, and now we want to portray ourselves as good guys.

# Mar 29, 2009 @ 9:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. ZT* writes:

"well if there would be chance to become president of the us
branded should become that"

f*** that. I'd move to Switzerland.

# Mar 29, 2009 @ 11:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. brandedcfh420 writes:

trust me ZT, im not wanting the job!

# Mar 29, 2009 @ 11:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. BoltThrower writes:

Jason deserves it. To quote him, "Yeah we sold out, we sold out every arena, every night."

They ALL deseve it. Burton's dad should protest the total wanker that Metallica has become.

# Mar 29, 2009 @ 1:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. warlock writes:

I'm glad Jason will be a part of this which he should be. I just hate the way the band changed when it was too late and Jason was gone. They treated Robert like a savior from the beginning and actually made him a part of the band instead of keeping him on the outside "the inner circle" like they did Jason. I still listen to Metallica and still enjoy their stuff old and new, but I don't like or respect them as individuals like I used to. I'm glad Dave (a**hole) is not going to there.

# Mar 29, 2009 @ 8:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. That_One_Guy writes:

"Metallica also invited founding guitarist Dave Mustaine, who is unable to attend"

I thought they said that Mustaine wasn't invited in the other article..?

# Mar 29, 2009 @ 9:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^hes not being inducted with all the other metallica members past and present, but hes still invited to attend.

f***in bullsh** if you ask me.

# Mar 29, 2009 @ 9:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. That_One_Guy writes:

FAN -- Agreed.

# Mar 29, 2009 @ 9:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. dark666rage writes:

I am really disappointed that Jason would play with those backstabbers. Hell the reason Jason left Metallica was because James and Lars couldn't deal with him having the side band Echobrain. They were so worried he was gonna make some money w/o them. I am also disgusted that Mustaine is not being inducted with ALL the other members, as much as he contributed to the band in the early days. This band has become one of the biggest jokes on the face of the earth in my opinion and i DO NOT support them any longer, actually i haven't in years, not since they started making shi**y music !!!!! Death to FALSE metal !!!!!

# Mar 29, 2009 @ 10:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. tallica_fan writes:

for once i agree with branded, newstead is losing his last ounce of pride by crawling back with his tail between his legs. it seems hetfield kicks out anyone who doesnt abide by his control freak laws. imagine the mighty force metallica would be if they still had mustaine on lead and burton (RIP) on bass..those 2 members would have never allowed load and reload to exist nor would they have had to make st anger to remember how to play play metal. fact is i still hear the metallica spark in all their albums but they really could have stayed awesome if events had unfolded differently..although nothing can be blamed for cliff's death. i reckon newstead was a far more energetic metal head than rob although trujillo does make them play alot better. that being said i have liked every metallica album for different reasons but you cant touch the old sh**. ok theres my 2 cents ill f*** off now lol

# Mar 30, 2009 @ 2:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. wilco writes:

well the only reason will be money thats why jason will be there do think he will be not playing for free
the other reason i can be wrong you know that we miss the big picture here
lots of met fans are still b****ing about jason depature so do think on the end jason will be back in the band

as for branded
but if you send the mexicans away
or close the border who will cook at taco bell than ?

# Mar 30, 2009 @ 6:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. brandedcfh420 writes:

as for branded
but if you send the mexicans away
or close the border who will cook at taco bell than ?

americans who need jobs!!

# Mar 30, 2009 @ 10:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. ZT* writes:

"the other reason i can be wrong you know that we miss the big picture here
lots of met fans are still b****ing about jason depature so do think on the end jason will be back in the band"


Kinda like how lots of people are still bicthing about stuff that happened 18 f***ing years ago...

# Mar 30, 2009 @ 12:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. ZT* writes:

*b****ing

# Mar 30, 2009 @ 12:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. godlike writes:

Hey ZT .... Check your email once in awhile would ya..? ;-)

# Mar 30, 2009 @ 12:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. ZT* writes:

Holy monkey....where the hell have YOU been, dude? lol


NP: Exploited-Fight Back

# Mar 30, 2009 @ 4:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. dontbombme writes:

Dave mustaine should be inducted with them since he pretty much wrote all of Kill Em All and a few songs on ride the lightning. Kill Em All would be completely different had mustaine not been in the band.

# Mar 30, 2009 @ 5:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Jayzun13 writes:

I was fortunate enough to see 'tallica at Ozzfest in Texas last year, and although I had my doubts about their ability to still bring the metal, they kicked big ass......they played all the old sh*t, nothing from load or reload or st. anger. Just one new song from death magnetic. Even in the face of all that, I missed ol' Newsted. My very 1st show was 'tallica when I was 17, during the black album. I've got crazy respect for Trujillo, but Jason fit the band better with his sound and energy. Just my 2 cents worth.....whatever.....

# Mar 30, 2009 @ 5:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. godlike writes:

ZT - Ive been here all along man... Generally I just hang out in the chatroom... Unless a story causes some interest..??

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# Mar 30, 2009 @ 5:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. BitterPeace writes:

*sigh* They're being inducted because of their massive impact on music. They are the best-selling metal band of all time, they have more sales then Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath. And Jason was there for when Metallica experienced such great success. Of course they're going to invite him. He earned it, it has nothing to do with Metallica "wanting to seem like cool guys". psh

# Mar 31, 2009 @ 3:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. tallica_fan writes:

newstead will never be back in the band, although i think rob mite be sweating a lil! trujillo is a far better bassist but jason definitely did suit the band more.

# Mar 31, 2009 @ 7:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Jamez writes:

dark666rage, as for why Jason would play with Metallica, I agree. I guess he's doing it cos he's a nice guy which ironically most likely lead into the situation why he was treated like sh** in Metallica. As for Mustaine, that c*** should not have any role in the Metallica HoF. Mustaine can f*** off and stay f***ed off. And the Trujillo vs Newstead debate, I agree that Trujillo is a better bass player of the two but he doesnt really fit Metallica like Jason did. Well, whatever, who cares, its all over now anyway. Time to focus on "new" bands like Mastodon and Lamb Of God.

# Mar 31, 2009 @ 7:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. wilco writes:

will see if i can see the show tomorow on line

# Apr 3, 2009 @ 5:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. VO writes:

Who out there, other than me thinks "ORION" will or should be played?
Personally I think that song can be equally and amazingly played between Rob and Jason. Just imagine Rob open the track with that jam he does with Lars, then the riff kicks in.........THEN JASON ACTUALLY HAS TWO PLACES HE COULD ENTER. AT THE FIRST BREAK WHEN THEY START THE ODD TIME SIGNATURES...OR AT CLIFFS PIECE!!
Either way we'll all be on the egde of our seat in agrrement and pure joy!!
If anyone has a better idea let's here it.

# Apr 3, 2009 @ 7:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. brandedcfh420 writes:

well, i plan on watching it on fuse tv tomorrow night. ORION would be good to hear VO.

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