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The 10 Most-Read Stories On Metal Hammer Last Week

The biggest stories on Metal Hammer over the past seven days – from Megadeth to Trivium

It's been a busy week in metal, that's for sure – especially if you're a fan of legal spats. Avenged Sevenfold are being sued by their label Warner Bros and Metallica almost filed legal action against a tribute band called Sandman. We've also marked the loss of Bowie and discovered you can play as Lemmy in Grand Theft Auto. It's been a weird seven days.


Tera Wray, the widow of the late Static-X frontman Wayne Static, has died at the age of 33.

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Metallica gave permission for Canadian tribute band Sandman to use their logos for a fee of just $1 – which the metal giants even paid themselves.

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Good news for all Motörheadbangers with the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V, you can now play as the almighty Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister!

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For anyone who grew up feeling alienated, disconnected and out of sync with the world around them, David Bowie embodied that sensation as much as Black Sabbath ever did.

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Avenged Sevenfold are being sued by Warner Brothers Records for an alleged breach of contract.

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Metallica have given their blessing to a tribute band who were sent a 41-page cease and desist letter by an "overzealous attorney."

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Trivium have announced a UK tour on which they'll play a number of so-called "smaller" towns.

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It’s amazing what a difference a bit of turmoil and resolution can do to the creative life of a veteran metal band.

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A memorial event was set up for the evening at the Rainbow Bar & Grill but it quickly expanded to the rest of the Sunset Strip. We went along to see how the Motörheadbangers were paying respect to their hero.

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