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Metallica soldiers on through European tour; new releases from M.I.A., Kylie Minogue, others

metallica.jpegMetallica's Kirk Hammett says the band hasn't traveled in a bus for nearly 25 years. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

By Ally Schweitzer

- Metallica is plowing through obstacles-- both natural and emotional-- to continue their European tour. With flights still hard to come by in the aftermath of the Icelandic volcano eruption, the band has been traveling via boat and bus to get to concert arenas. According to lead guitarist Kirk Hammett, Metallica hasn't toured in a bus since bassist Cliff Burton was killed in a bus crash during the band's 1986 European tour. "When we boarded the bus again this week and had to travel overnight," Hammett told reporters, "I realized that those bad memories are still here. I still haven't overcome the fear of buses. But the show must go on."

- In recordings: M.I.A.'s latest comes out June 29th; MMMbop-ers Hanson will team up with Motown bassist Bob Babbitt and horns arranger Jerry Hey for their third eighth (you read that correctly) studio album coming out June 8; Outkast's Big Boi swears his long-delayed solo album will be released July 6; Kylie Minogue has a new single and an album this summer; Paul McCartney announced that he will release his entire post-Beatles discography through independent music group Concord instead of his former label, the struggling EMI.

By Ally Schweitzer  |  April 21, 2010; 8:50 AM ET
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: Big Boi, Hanson, Kylie Minogue, M.I.A., Metallica, Outkast, Paul McCartney  
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The album Hanson will release on June 8 will be their fifth studio album; not their third. Later this month, they will be performing all five studio albums on five separate sold-out nights in NYC.

Posted by: sailonsilvergirl | April 21, 2010 9:09 PM | Report abuse

thanks sailonsilvergirl. i'm actually reading it's their EIGHTH studio album. correction has been made.

Posted by: Ally Schweitzer | April 22, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

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