We are once again extremely honored and humbled to announce that we have been nominated for two Grammy Awards. Just over a year following its release, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct has been nominated in the Best Rock Album category and “Atlas, Rise!” has received a nom for Best Rock Song.
As we celebrate the launch of our new website for our All Within My Hands foundation today, we’re also excited to announce that in the spirit of the holidays and their “Give Good” campaign Starbucks and Spotify are donating $1 million to be divided between our foundation, Chance the Rapper’s Social Works and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. To commemorate the partnership, starting tomorrow (Tuesday, November 28th) limited edition gift cards featuring each artist will be available at 8,000 Starbucks stores throughout the U.S. while supplies last.
In February of 2017, we announced the formation of our All Within My Hands foundation, dedicated to assisting and enriching the lives of members of the communities who have supported the band for years, as well as encourage participation from fans and friends. We’re excited to take the next step in giving back and today have launched an all-new website, allwithinmyhands.org, to let you know what we’ve been up to, keep you posted on new activities, and provide you with a place to read up on the causes we support and ways you can assist.
Music Week: "There's nobody even close to them": Q Prime's Peter Mensch talks about Metallica's record-breaking 2017
In the new issue of Music Week, we take a look at metal giants Metallica’s triumphant 2017. The band released Hardwired… To Self-Destruct, their double-disc 10th album, back in November 2016 and it has since gone on to shift 138,453 copies to date, according to Official Charts Company data, as well as help them break attendance records on their October UK arena tour.
NME: Watch exclusive clips of LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy’s interview with Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich
LCD Soundsystem‘s James Murphy has spoken about his musical background, the formation and dissolution of LCD and why he decided to come back in an extensive new interview with Metallica‘s Lars Ulrich – watch exclusive clips of the upcoming Beats 1 interview below.
Metallica, Foo Fighters, Avenged Sevenfold and August Burns Red are among the nominees for the 60th annual Grammy Awards, which will be held on January 28 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Metallica have scored nominations for Best Rock Song ("Atlas, Rise!") and Best Rock Album (Hardwired... To Self-Destruct), while Foo Fighters picked up nominations for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song, both for the Concrete and Gold single, "Run."
Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation to receive cash from coffee giant Starbucks and music streaming service Spotify’s Give Good campaign
There’s nothing more lame than a cash grab from a band of millionaires or a greedy record label. Using several methods to accomplish this—greatest hits albums, reissues featuring “one new” track, remastered classic albums featuring “long lost” demos, or even re-recording a full album “the way it should’ve been”—these fat cats can hold devoted fans upside down by their ankles and shake every last penny out of their pockets. Naturally, loyal fans would gladly fork it over, but sometimes examining every last piece of the puzzle that went into creating a definitive album only serves to take the mystique away from it.
But then there are bands like Metallica, and records like Master Of Puppets.
For Metallica, the Puppets era is hands down the most important stretch of their career. Releasing a boxed set of demos, outtakes, interviews, multiple live sets and even Jason Newsted…
Billboard: Metallica's 'Master of Puppets': Metal Musicians Reflect on the Band's Game-Changing Third Album
Released on March 3, 1986, Metallica’s Master of Puppets was the album that cracked the 1980s in half for metal.
The mad thrashing sound that emerged from the San Francisco Bay Area in the early '80s looked into the vortex of its own evolution when Master arrived. The stunning Don Brautigam cover art -- a painting of giant hands emerging from an ominous red sky holding strings attached to a sea of white cemetery crosses -- was an unforgettable sight, one that instantly articulated the message of the album title.
Kirk Hammett from Metallica speaks to Daniel P Carter about the Master Of Puppets reissue.
Metallica talk about their 1986 classic Master of Puppets and the album's new reissue in the latest episode of drummer Lars Ulrich's It's Electric Beats 1 radio show.
Apple Music released a series of videos from the episode, which Ulrich taped with James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Master of Puppets co-producer Flemming Rasmussen while on tour in Antwerp, Belgium.
Nov. 13 Update: 13-minute video added!
Get all the behind the scenes tales from the creation of Master of Puppets along with Robert’s thoughts on the album and playing those songs live. Be sure to tune in to It’s Electric! the next two weekends, Sunday, November 12th and 19th at 3:00 PM PT and check out video from the recording of the show airing on YouTube this Monday at 9:00 AM PT.
"There was no precedent for Master of Puppets," says Kirk Hammett of Metallica's legendary third album. "So in the summer of 1985, when these songs were coming together, it was as if we were being visited by beings from another planet! That's what these songs felt like; they were so unique, and so individual — no one had ever heard anything like this before that. We kind of knew, once we got the group of songs together, that we had a pretty strong pile of material to record."
When Metallica began gathering together everything they had in their vaults to include in a super-deluxe, box-set reissue of their touchstone 1986 LP Master of Puppets, they realized they had a lot more material to work with than on the reissues of their first two albums. "The hardest part of it all was the 'kitchen sink element,'" Lars Ulrich tells Rolling Stone. "There's a certain exaggerated, perverse beauty in just overwhelming people with as much stuff as possible, but there is also some line in the sand somewhere where it just gets to be too much. If we included everything from that time period, you would need a fucking forklift to get this thing into your house."
As the first proper cold spell of this year descended on Birmingham, Metallica brought the fire and fury that certainly got the crowd warmed up. It’s been eight long years since the last time the veterans of metal brought their show to the UK (apart from the odd festival appearance) and an even longer 31 years since their very first visit. Even the bus journey from the car park to the Genting Arena was full of stories of the first time people had seen them.
RISING: How Metallica’s Bassist Catches Waves To Help Him Find His Groove Onstage While Playing To Tens Of Thousands
Metallica’s Black Album is the world’s biggest selling album of the last 25 years, and the band are on yet another sell-out world tour. RISING went backstage at London’s O2 to find out how bassist Rob Trujillo uses surfing to unplug from being a rock star, but also to get into The Zone when onstage…
Metallica played 'Don’t Look Back in Anger.'
I’ll repeat that. Metallica. Played Don’t Look Back in Anger. You know, that Oasis song.
That ACTUALLY happened. It was awesome. They put bees on the screens and everything.
Anyway, back to the review as I was going to write it...
Metallica led Manchester fans in a sing-along to Oasis' "Don't Look Back in Anger" during the band's Saturday night concert at the Manchester Arena, the same venue that hosted the Ariana Grande concert struck by a terror attack in May.