Billy Corgan discussed reuniting with Smashing Pumpkins bandmates James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin, the zen wisdom of producer Rick Rubin, the "punk" attitude of former Pumpkins bassist D'Arcy Wretzky and his undying love of Black Sabbath in a wide-ranging interview with Lars Ulrich on the Metallica drummer's Beats 1 on Apple Music radio show, "It's Electric."
When Jack White announced a cell phone ban for his upcoming tour, he tipped his cap to Chris Rock, who employed a similar rule during a 2017 stand-up set at Third Man Records. White defended his decision in a recent interview with Lars Ulrich for the Metallica drummer's "It's Electric!" Beats 1 radio show, explaining how excessive technology use affects his mindset as a performer.
Metallica front man James Hetfield is joining Voltage Pictures’ upcoming Ted Bundy thriller Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile, which is currently in production.
Lamont and Tonelli interviewed Cliff Burton’s Father Ray Burton.
James hard at work voicing the Skylanders character of Wolfgang!
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’s Kirk Hammett has launched his own brand of coffee.
The Ghoul Screamer blend from El Salvador is the result of a collaboration between Hammett and music industry veteran David Karon’s KHDK Electronics firm and Dark Matter Coffee.
Kirk Hammett is no stranger to horror. The Metallica guitarist has been fascinated by the film genre since he was a young child, and over the years has amassed one of the world's most extensive collections of horror-movie memorabilia and posters. He's showcased select pieces at festivals, including Metallica's Orion Music + More and his own Fear FestEvil, as well as in his 2012 book, Too Much Horror Business. But the crowning jewel came this fall when he received his first gallery showing at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. We met up with Hammett at the premiere of It's Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art From the Kirk Hammett Collection to get a first look at the impressive exhibit, before escorting him to the Salem Witch Museum where he received a history lesson on the real-life horror that went down in that town over three hundred years ago.
Ladies and gentleman, the Ripper has entered the building.
Kirk Hammett, best known for his screaming lead guitar work in heavy metal band Metallica, arrived in Salem Friday night, a week removed from the opening of an exhibition showing his horror movie memorabilia collection at Peabody Essex Museum.
The exhibition is titled "It's Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection." It presents 135 pieces of Hammett's life-long collection of horror movie posters, props, costume parts and more, according to Lynda Hartigan, deputy director of the museum. The collection runs through Sunday, Nov. 26.
The worlds of horror films, science fiction and heavy metal have always shared a set of thematic and aesthetic similarities -- blood, space, screams, monsters. Countless heavy bands from Slayer to System of a Down have been influenced by the books of William Gibson, Wes Craven, Clive Barker and Dario Argento, and schlock metal icon Rob Zombie has even directed several horror movies himself, including a remake of the classic "Halloween."
When family obligations sidelined Korn bassist Fieldy from the nu-metal group's South American tour last year, the band welcomed an unusual pinch hitter: Tye Trujillo, the 12-year-old son of Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo. The tween accompanied the band on seven dates this past April, and the band's official videographer, Sébastien Paquet, created a 15-minute film, Korn and the Prodigy Son, about the experience, premiering at Rolling Stone.
Lars recently hosted an episode of Sommar & Vinter i P1 for Sveriges Radio in Sweden. He spoke about life, work, and the music that got him on the right track in life.
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.
Singer softens 'Kill 'Em All' cut "Motorbreath" at annual Acoustic-4-A-Cure benefit concert.
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…
"This is stuff that I've always wanted to do but didn't have the time," Hammett says of new company KHDK Electronics
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.
Metallica’s Robert Trujillo and Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers are two of the best bass players on earth. Now both of them are in the garage, paying tribute to Jaco Pastorius, a bass legend who is the subject of a new documentary that Robert made.
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.
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