Hear Heart, James Hetfield Sing Jagged Duet 'Beautiful Broken'

James makes a rare guest appearance on the title track of Heart's upcoming album, Beautiful Broken. The short, hard-rocking song originally came out as a bonus track on the group's 2012 LP Fanatic. The new version finds singer Ann Wilson trading verses about a hot mess of a woman amid jagged riffs with James, who provides harmonies and the occasional breakout.

June 16, 2016 ...And On Top of That


The critically-acclaimed independent movie Radio Dreams - featuring a Metallica-themed storyline with an appearance from our very own Lars Ulrich - continues its successful North American festival run in the coming weeks with screenings in Seattle and New York. Centered around the quest of Kabul Dreams - a rock band from Afghanistan - to meet their heroes Metallica, and the San Francisco-based Iranian radio station committed to helping them do so, Radio Dreams investigates musical passion and the importance of community support among several of the deeply moving sentiments it expresses. We don’t want to say much more than that - a film, after all, should be yours to enjoy on your own terms - needless to say that Lars was honored to have been invited to participate and is absolutely smitten with the final movie. Directed with love and passion by die-hard Metallica fan Babak…

May 11, 2016 ...And On Top of That

MetalSucks Podcast #125: Metallica’s Kirk Hammett

Our guest this week rounds out the Big Four of metal interviews for the podcast! Kirk Hammett of the mighty Metallica gives us some time to talk about his new Ghoul Screamer guitar pedal, how he keeps his work and life in balance, how he manages his busy schedule, how he views happiness and success — both personally and within the band — and why he decided to start a company, KHDK, to make boutique guitar pedals.

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December 4, 2015 ...And On Top of That

Lars Presents a Special Screening of "Amy" in San Rafael, CA

Join Lars as he presents a special screening of the film Amy at the Rafael Theater in San Rafael, CA on Sunday, November 15th at 6:00 PM PST. Amy tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse in her own words featuring extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks. Following the screening, Lars will have conversation with the film’s award winning director Asif Kapadia.

We would like to invite Fifth Members to join us as we have ten pair of tickets to give away. Simply click here to enter and winners will be notified via e-mail on Thursday, November 12th.

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November 6, 2015 ...And On Top of That

Pre-Order Jaco: The Soundtrack

16 tracks and 3 brand-new recordings, JACO: Original Soundtrack is due out Nov 27. Included on the soundtrack will be Mass Mental performing "Come On Come Over" with Robert Trujillo, Armand Sabal-Lecco, Flea, Whit Crane, Benji Webbe, Stephen Perkins & C-Minus.

Pre-order today at Amazon.com.

October 23, 2015 ...And On Top of That

James Hetfield talks with EMGtv about guitars, pickups and more

Icon of the metal world, James Hetfield sits down with EMGtv to discuss his inspiration for the EMG Het Set and his three signature ESP guitars - Truckster, Snakebite, and Iron Cross. Like making music for his legendary band Metallica, James takes developing his signature sound very seriously. Watch as he talks about the past and the future of Metallica on EMGtv.

October 12, 2015 ...And On Top of That

Join Robert for the LA Premiere of JACO: A Documentary Film

Join Robert as he hosts the LA Premier of his award-winning film JACO on Sunday, November 22 at 7pm, at The Theatre at Ace Hotel.

The film chronicles the life of bass legend, Jaco Pastorius, who influenced an army of musicians in the 70s, and features numerous Pastorious disciples including Flea, Sting, Geddy Lee, Bootsy Collins, and Carlos Santana praising Jaco, as well as people who jammed with him, including Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Page and Matt Sorum.

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October 8, 2015 ...And On Top of That

Kirk's 'Ghoul Screamer' Pedal Available on Halloween

Guitarists of the world, this Halloween, 2015 will bring the consummate treat: KHDK's Ghoul Screamer guitar pedal. Conceived by guitar legend Kirk Hammett and designed by KHDK laboratories, the Ghoul Screamer is the perfect multipurpose guitar pedal, designed for the true guitar gearhead. The pedal will be available for purchase October 31. Of the Ghoul Screamer, iconic guitarist and KHDK co-founder Kirk Hammett commented: "I'm excited as HELL!" KHDK co-founder and industry vet David Karon added: "Kirk had a very specific vision for the Ghoul, to perfect a circuit loved by generations and create massive tones that redefine overdrive."

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September 28, 2015 ...And On Top of That

Mission To Lars Coming to America

The UK film "Mission To Lars" follows severely autistic Tom Spicer, whose lifelong dream is to meet Lars Ulrich. Tom has Fragile X Syndrome and has spent his adult life in a residential care home; ignored, for the most part, by his siblings, Kate and Will. He has only ever asked them for one thing, to meet Lars Ulrich, drummer with Metallica. The film follows the three siblings as Kate and Will decide to break their severely autistic brother Tom out of his home in a sleepy English town and take him to America to find Lars. The resulting film explores the family as they struggle with Tom's condition and their attempts to navigate their way through America and rock and roll, resulting in some frustration, some comedy, and ultimately Tom's dream comes true.

Previously only available outside of the U.S., the film will be available on iTunes in America starting this Friday,…

September 23, 2015 ...And On Top of That

​Anton Corbijn 1-2-3-4 Book and Exhibit

Our very dear friend and one of the most amazing photographers in the world, Anton Corbijn is releasing a book of his music photography. 1-2-3-4 is over 350 pages covering Anton’s decades long career from the 1970’s through today and includes a wide range of artists from Nirvana to U2 to REM and the Rolling Stones and even a few shots of us! Including many never before published images, the oversized book is available now. For more information and a preview, click here.

In addition to the release of the book, Anton’s work will be part of an exhibition at the Hague Museum of Photography in the Netherlands running now through June 21st. Searching his archives, Anton has selected over 300 shots for the exhibit, many of them will be seen by the public for the first time here. For more information about the exhibit, click here.

June 2, 2015 ...And On Top of That

James Hetfield, Sammy Hagar Headline San Francisco's Acoustic-4-A-Cure Event

Sammy Hagar and Metallica's James Hetfield will headline their second annual Acoustic-4-A-Cure event at San Francisco's the Masonic on May 15th. Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell, Train's Pat Monahan, Linda Perry and Hagar's fellow Chickenfoot members guitarist Joe Satriani and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith will join the Bay Area-based music legends. All proceeds from the event will be used to fund children's brain tumor research at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.

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April 6, 2015 ...And On Top of That