March 10, 2003
MTV’s annual music tribute event, mtvICON, will spotlight the 20-year career of Metallica. The inaugural mtvICON paid tribute to Janet Jackson in 2001, followed by honorees Aerosmith in 2002. James, Lars, and Kirk were there in 2002 to show their appreciation of the group and to give testimonials on what Aerosmith has meant to them as a band and as people.
mtvICON: Metallica will tape before a live audience in Los Angeles on May 3rd, and will premiere on MTV on May 6th from 9:00-10:30pm ET/PT. The special program will feature performances and testimonials from artists and celebrities who have been influenced by the band, their music, and their videos. For the finale, Metallica will take the stage for a show-stopping set, marking the band’s debut television performance with their new bass player Rob Trujillo. A full list of talent will be announced shortly.
mtvICON is meant to commemorate musical artists for their cumulative contributions and impact spanning their entire career. For more information on mtvICON, and to enter the mtvICON Ultimate Fan Contest, fans can log on to www.mtv.com/onair/icon/metallica/.
Metallica.com will be there in full force covering this extraordinary event. Stay tuned…..