06:47 AM EDT 04/13/2013
Originally posted 08/15/2012 06:00AM
It was a music-filled weekend in the forest for Vanessa Hudgens and boyfriend Austin Butler.
The couple braved the freezing cold weather in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, where they attended Outside Lands, a music, food, wine, beer and art festival, set up like a wonderland in the wilderness.
Sitting on a blue tarp early Friday evening, Hudgens and Butler chilled out right before watching a set by Canadian electronica duo, MSTRKRFT.
"Vanessa was on her cell phone, while Austin laid down next to her, seeming super relaxed," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 01/28/2010 10:30AM
One tragic chapter closes, another begins. Virginia State Police on Wednesday confirmed that the human remains found in a Virginia hayfield earlier this week have been conclusively identified as belonging to Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, 20, who went missing from a Metallica concert in Charlottesville on Oct. 17.
Her parents, Gil and Daniel Harrington, now say whoever did this to their daughter must be captured and tried in court.
"At least we now have some peace and we're able to have some closure today," Daniel Harrington said Wednesday, reports The Washington Post."We now need to find the person who did this, and we will not stop until that person is brought to justice."
Originally posted 01/27/2010 07:05AM
The three-month hunt for missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington may have come to a grisly conclusion Tuesday.
Authorities in Virginia say that they are "fairly confident" that the skeletal remains discovered in a hayfield in Albemarle County belong to the 5'6", 120-lb., blue-eyed blonde, 20, who disappeared during a Metallica concert at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va., on Oct. 17.
David Bass, whose 742-acre Anchorage Farm is some eight miles south of the arena, found the remains while doing maintenance work on his property, reports the University of Virginia's The Cavalier Daily. He then contacted police.
Originally posted 10/31/2009 01:50PM
Two weeks after the mysterious disappearance of Virginia Tech University student Morgan Harrington, no clues or leads as to her whereabouts are known to exist – but members of Metallica remain optimistic about the safe return of the young woman last seen at the band's Oct. 17 concert.
"We are staying positive that she will be found soon," Metallica lead guitarist Kirk Hammett told PEOPLE at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concert in New York City Friday. "We are all hoping for the best and praying for her and her family."
Hammett and his heavy metal bandmates have been in contact with Harrington's family, whom the musician described as "holding up as well as they possible can."
Originally posted 10/27/2009 10:55AM
In a case that is gathering national attention, Metallica has added $50,000 to a $100,000 reward being offered by the parents of a missing woman last seen at one of the heavy metal band's concerts.
Dressed in black boots, a black skirt and a black Pantera T-shirt, Morgan Harrington, 20, a student at Virginia Tech University, was with friends, waiting for the band to take to the stage of the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va., on Oct. 17. Just before 9 p.m., she excused herself to go to the bathroom, then called her pals to say the staff was refusing to let her back inside and that she would make her way home.
That was the last anyone has heard from the 5'6", 120-lb., blue-eyed, blonde student.
Originally posted 04/04/2009 09:00AM
After 28 years together, Metallica is amped for its induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday in Cleveland. "It's mind-blowing. It's very, very cool," drummer Lars Ulrich, 45, tells PEOPLE. "We're ready for this and we're psyched."
The legendary hard-rock band – which also includes singer James Hetfield, 45; guitarist Kirk Hammett, 46; and bassist Robert Trujillo, 44 – will join the ranks of only a handful heavy acts when they take the stage this weekend.
"Obviously they've been pretty selective with the harder rock bands that have gained entrance over the years," says Ulrich. "AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath – so that's very good company to be in."
Originally posted 07/17/2008 03:00PM
When Metallica releases its new album, Death Magnetic, in September, fans will be able to do more than thrash their heads to it – they'll be able to play their fake Gibsons right along with it.
According to nme.com, the band will release the album on the video game Guitar Hero, as well as in stores.
And hardcore fans may have something else to look forward to: Lars and the guys reportedly may release a special Metallica-only edition of the game next year.
In related news, Guns N Roses, will also release their new track, "Shackler's Revenge" on Guitar Hero's competition, Rock Band II, the same month.
– Rennie Dyball
Originally posted 05/26/2004 06:00AM
Ja Rule had a bit of fun in New York City this week, attending the premiere of The Day After Tomorrow, chatting up the action-thriller's young star Jake Gyllenhaal, and later hitting trendy Spice Market for dinner. But we're told he was looking forward to returning to work in Toronto the next day, where he's filming Assault on Precinct 13 with Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne, Drea de Matteo and John Leguizamo. "All of (the stars) are mostly in the same scenes, so they are a close-knit family," says a source. "They are always hanging out together. They eat together. They have a really good time together."
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