In 1993, the members of Metallica established their own unique Fan Club. The Metallica Club is a way for the band to keep friends, family, and fans fully informed regarding all things 'Tallica. Far more than the name "fan club" would imply, The Metallica Club exists so the band can keep a two-way line of communication open to the people who have supported them over the years. The Club is your ticket to staying up to date about what the band is up to as well as interacting with the band you love. Fully owned and operated by the band itself, the Metallica Club is a fail-safe way to know that all fan voices are heard and all requests are considered. ALL MAIL IS READ. Everyone, especially the band, wants to hear Club Member ideas!
TICKETS AND MEET 'N GREET PASSES
As the Mighty Metallica Machine ploughs across the globe, Metallica Club Members can always be found hanging in the best seats of every stadium, arena or club. Exclusively through the Club, members are given the opportunity to purchase tickets to virtually every show on the tour's itinerary. Best of all, the Club also gives members a chance to live every fan's dream - to meet members of the band backstage! Unfortunately we can't take all the Clubbers at any given show, so to keep this opportunity fair to all members, the Club conducts an online "enter to win" drawing in advance of each tour date.
MEMBERS ONLY SHOWS
Over the years, the band has performed a number of gigs exclusively for Metallica Club Members. Some of these shows are staged in small, intimate clubs or theaters while some have been tour rehearsal shows in large arenas. Either way, these shows give the Club Member an opportunity to see shows that the average fan cannot see.
Since 1995, Metallica has given Club Members access to over 30 gigs that were not available to the general public, including the four 30th Anniversary shows held at the world famous Fillmore in San Francisco. Club Members have also been seen at a few Death Magnetic Rehearsal Shows, the Death Magnetic release parties in Berlin and London, and we can't forget the sweaty little club gigs at The Basement in Nashville, TN, BBC Radio One in London, and the four 2003 rehearsals at the Fillmore. Were you there?
As if tickets, backstage passes, and exclusive concerts were not enough to make you want to join the Club, there is more! Five lucky Club Members (and their guests) were invited to the band's HQ to, not only listen to some of Death Magnetic before it was released, but to watch the band participate in a radio show hosted by Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters. Club Members also had a chance to go to a special BBQ Party at the Bonnaroo festival as well as a party celebrating Death Magnetic in Denmark.
And that's just what has happened recently. In the past, an extremely lucky contest winner won an all expense paid trip to watch the band record the St. Anger album. In the summer of 2002, Metallica HQ was the home of the "Launch Party." Club Members won a contest to hang out, eat and drink with the members of Metallica. Then the band performed a special show just for them! And back in 1998, eight winners won a contest to, not only go on tour for a week, but to be part of Metallica's road crew, which included their own tour bus!
The Metallica Club is constantly creating new ways to give away hard to obtain prizes. Basically, the shit we give away you CAN NOT FIND ANYWHERE ELSE! A few of the prizes the Club has given away in the past include: tour jackets, VIP passes, loads of autographed materials, band instruments, and even the greasy nuts off James' car used in the "I Disappear" video! The Club is constantly thinking of cooler and more unique prizes to give away. The past speaks for itself, so who knows what will happen next!
SO WHAT! - THE CLUB MAGAZINE
Four times per year, all members of The Metallica Club receive the official magazine of The Metallica Club, So What! This collector's item is a 48-page glossy, full color magazine that brings club members the most Metallica news, photos, and inside information.
The boys are major contributors to each magazine answering your letters, providing personal photos and letters, judging contests, and providing a behind the scenes view that you won't find anywhere else. Each issue of So What! brings the members of the club even farther into the world of Metallica.
MEMBERS ONLY WEBSITE
Club Members also have full access to Metallica.com. You want more? You NEED more! As a Club Member, Metallica.com expands the online Metallica universe by offering more audio and video content, as well as exclusive pictures from the studio and from the road. Club Members also get their own message board and chat room to connect with fellow Clubberz across the globe. We also expand the Fan Club Magazine, So What, by giving you a Virtual So What! section that offers up additional content from the cutting room floor and also gives you a chance to catch up on issues that may have been missed. Content is frequently updated which should give you a reason to keep coming back to Metallica.com.
The Metallica Club store offers exclusive, one of a kind Met merchandise to club members only, as well as discounted prices on many of the items you see on tour and in stores. From t-shirts to gear shift knobs to Christmas ornaments to the coveted Fan Can, Metallica Club members have the opportunity to purchase items that you won't find anywhere else.
What is the Fan Can you ask? The Fan Can is a limited edition collector's item containing a CD, a video, a rare t-shirt, and a trinket all packaged in a custom paint can. The can is filled with stuff that is unavailable anywhere else and designed especially for the club! Fan Cans are ONLY available for purchase by members of The Metallica Club and are available every few years. The last was Fan Can VI released in 2010 and was the ONLY video to feature the World Magnetic Tour in the indoor setting.
SO YOU ARE FINALLY TIRED OF MISSING OUT...TIME TO JOIN!
Sign up using your credit card, and minutes later, you will receive your password and immediate access to the Members Area section.
Click here for all of the information needed to join the Club!