Lars pelted with pies! Plus, Merry Christmas from all at Rhythm

As the Rhythm team wraps up their final drum-stacked issue of 2009 we thought we'd bow out with a brilliant video for you guys!

Metal monsters Metallica played a a gig at the Oracle Arena in Oakland on 20 December on Lars Ulrich's 45th birthday and to celebrate they pelted the motor-mouthed Dane with pies. You can check out the video here. Scroll to 7.17 to see the pie throwing madness ensue! We're massive fans of the pint-sized Mr Ulrich, but we couldn't help but laugh...

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for subscribing/ buying Rhythm in 2008. It has been a fantastic year for the magazine with 2009 looking set to be even better! As always we love to hear from you guys so please keep in touch and let us know what you want to see in the mag.

We will be out of the office from this afternoon until Monday 5 January so this blog won't be updated until then, but you can rest assured that we will be back in full swing in 2009!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you.

The Rhythm Team