Metallica Lands Weeklong 'Late Late Show' Residency

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The band known for the hit "Enter Sandman" is about to assist a talk show host in preparing his exit. 

Venerable rockers Metallica have been slotted for a weeklong residency on the Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson in November, with the band confirming the news on Twitter. 

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"We'll be playing on @LateLateShowCBS for an entire week starting Monday, November 17th! #LateLateShow," the band posted on Oct. 29.

The performances help mark the 10th-anniversary reissue of the Metallica documentary Some Kind of Monster, which will be available on Nov. 24 as a digital release and on Blu-ray.

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The band's residency comes as Ferguson is nearing the end of his late-night CBS run. He took over from Craig Kilborn as host of the show in January 2005, and his final episode is set to air on a yet-to-be-announced date in December. James Corden will grab the reins in March 2015.

Booking musical acts for weeklong stints has become somewhat trendy for late-night shows, as the Foo Fighters had such a gig on the Late Show earlier this month. 

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