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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 08:12 AM
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Metallica rocks Bangalore

BANGALORE: It was as good as attaining musical nirvana after riding the F1 fervour. When America's most popular heavy metal band Metallica descended on Sunday , the city hit a different high.

Youngsters from across the country, and some from abroad, many flaunting the iconic band's T-shirt , flooded the IT capital to witness the gala event. From New Delhi (where the concert was cancelled ), to North-east , Bihar, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune and Chennai, the 20-somethings flocked to Palace Grounds to listen not just to James Hetfield, but also to experience the sleek riffs of Kirk Hammett and groove to the drumbeats of Lars Ulrich.

The concert area, which was divided into three, saw the first portion packed with fans virtually clinging to each other and head-banging to some of the band's most famous numbers. Boys let their hair down on a cool and wet evening, singing and dancing to chartbusters like 'Enter Sandman' , 'Nothing Else Matters' .

While Hetfield captivated the audience with his 'metallic' voice, Ulrich was a stunner with the drums, especially with the 'Enter Sandman' number . Lead guitarist Kirk Hammett's extended riffs and sudden shifts to melodic strains left fans asking for more. As always, bassist Robert Trujillo truly complemented Hetfield and Hammett.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 08:18 AM
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1. Metallica fans riot after first India concert cancelled

Riots broke out in a stadium in Gurgaon, India on 28 October, after Metallica cancelled a concert due to "technical difficulties". Police have arrested four of the gig's organisers, claiming they attempted to cheat fans out of ticket costs, as well as petitioning the bank to freeze their assets.

Friday's concert was due to be Metallica's first appearance in India, booked as part of the Formula One celebrations. More than 25,000 fans flocked to the venue, according to the Times of India, with some paying more than 10,000 rupees (125) for tickets. But shortly before the show was scheduled to begin, DNA Entertainment Networks announced that it would not go ahead. "Due to some technical problems we are postponing the Metallica concert to tomorrow," they said, blaming a collapsed security barrier.

But fans weren't happy. Dozens allegedly raided the stage, and hundreds more broke down barricades, vandalised the sound system and threw bottles and chairs at the LED video screens. Despite their proposal to postpone the show until Saturday, DNA could not obtain a permit, Metallica said in a statement. "Our first and foremost concern is always for the safety of you."
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