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Metallica - the metal gurus

Did you ever doubt them? Nick Hasted on Metallica's triumphant return, in concert and on record

Metallica, O2 Arena, London

A fixation with death, speed and volume is hard to sustain for 27 years. Metallica and the fans who bought 100 million of their albums have somehow managed it. This fan-club launch for Death Magnetic, 24 hours after the album hit No 1 in only three days' sales, suggest they intend another decade yet.

Rodrigo Y Gabriela, The Roundhouse, London

"It's great to see you in this super-cool venue," says Gabriela Quintero, one half of the Mexican semi-acoustic duo, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, admiring the whooping crowd standing between the wrought-iron columns of this 19th-century steam engine repair shed.

Last Night's TV: When a bit of rhythm beats the blues

Imagine... BBC1; True Stories: The Shutka Book of Records, More4

Journalist jailed and editor resigns over phone hacking

Andy Coulson, the editor of the News of the World, resigned from his job last night after the newspaper's royal editor was jailed for four months at the Old Bailey for plotting to hack into Royal aides' telephone messages.

Murderous Instincts, Savoy Theatre, London

Reading reports of the strife-ridden run-up to this London opening, I began to feel that Murderous Instincts should be renamed Suicidal Tendencies.

Murderous Instincts, The Savoy, London

A camp delight - just be sure to have a mojito first

Talk about metal fatigue

When the band Metallica went into meltdown, the label called in a counsellor. Liese Spencer meets the directors who filmed the results

POP: LIVE: He ain't heavy, he's my Bruckner

METALLICA AND THE BERLIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA VELODROM BERLIN

Welcome to the house of the spirits

What made Stanley Kubrick great? David Thomson analyses a celebrated scene from `The Shining', while, below, British actor Philip Stone, who was in it, recalls working with one of cinema's most enigmatic figures

Witness in Stone trial says `I lied'

A WITNESS has admitted lying in the Michael Stone murder trial and agreed last night to make a statement which could boost the convicted double-murderer's chances of appeal.

Music: Songs for a nobody

THE LOST LAST SONGS OF OPAL LORBIN PURCELL ROOMS RFH LONDON

Arts: FROM ABBEY RD TO THE ALBERT HALL

Paul McCartney can't read music, but, he says, that doesn't stop him writing classical scores. As his new symphony, 'Standing Stone', shows, all he needs is a little help from his friends

Letter: Devilishly good place for stone

Sir: On Suzanne Stockman's suggestion that the Stone of Destiny had its origins in Northern Ireland (letter, 13 January), the Irish Epic Second Battle of Moytura, probably one of the earliest sources in which it finds mention, informs us that the stone of Fl was resident in Tara, which is in Meath, not in the North.
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BBC heads to the Californian coast

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Victorian fraudster who shook the Bank of England

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Can Rafael Benitez get the best out of Gareth Bale at Real Madrid?

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Athletics World Championships 2015: Beijing witnesses new stage in the Jessica Ennis-Hill and Katarina Johnson-Thompson heptathlon rivalry

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Jeremy Corbyn interview: A shrewd operator desperate for power

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