Robert Goes 'Mental'

Robert is getting a couple old friends together to bring back the old MASS MENTAL project from the late 90s for two shows. They're playing a warm-up gig at the Whisky a Go-Go on Tuesday, August 26 and will then appear at the Bass Camp during Warwick Open Day 2014 on September 6 in Markneukirchen, Germany.

Tickets are on sale now for the show at the Whisky.

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July 25, 2014 ...And On Top of That

'Tallica Parking Lot at Comic-Con

Heading to Comic-Con in San Diego later this month? Check out the 'Tallica Parking Lot Screening and Q&A on Friday, July 25th -- What happens at the tailgate party before a Metallica concert? Part music video, part acid trip, this animated adventure is a jam-packed frenzy with surprise cameos that features an original score by Metallica. Following the screening there will be a Q&A with Kirk, Robert, and Chris Prynoski (Titmouse, Inc.) moderated by So What! editor and writer Steffan Chirazi. Room 6BCF, 7-8 PM.

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July 10, 2014 ...And On Top of That

Metallica's James Hetfield Plays the Beatles' 'In My Life' on Acoustic

;"You guys like the Beatles?" Metallica frontman James Hetfield asked the audience at a benefit called Acoustic-4-a-Cure. After hearing the crowd's cheers, he deadpanned, "Uh, I've heard of them. This is a beautiful song." Then, in a rare solo appearance featuring the typically fearsome metal frontman armed with nothing but an acoustic guitar, he sang one of the Fab Four's most tender love songs, "In My Life."

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May 18, 2014 ...And On Top of That

San Jose Mercury News: Review: James Hetfield, Billie Joe Armstrong shine at acoustic benefit concert

The highlight of the concert was Hetfield's set, which was equally poignant and powerful. As the frontman for the world's greatest metal band, Hetfield might seem like an unlikely candidate to go acoustic. Yet, he proved entirely capable and comfortable in the setting, thrilling with Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters" and a cover of the Beatles' "In My Life." He gave us a peak into his personal world, describing how the death of his parents from cancer inspired the touching Metallica number "Until It Sleeps."

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May 16, 2014 ...And On Top of That

Metallica Meets Jaco at Sound Garden

Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo will be celebrating Record Store Day at Sound Garden this Saturday. From 4-6 pm, Trujillo will meet fans, sign records, and talk about the upcoming documentary he's producing about his musical hero, Jaco Pastorius. 

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April 18, 2014 ...And On Top of That

James Joins Sammy Hagar + Friends for the "Acoustic 4 a Cure" Benefit

James Hetfield will be joining Sammy Hagar and a number of other special guests including Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day), Scott Mathews, Pat Monahan (Train), Joe Satriani and Nancy Wilson (Heart) for the "Acoustic 4 a Cure" benefit for the pediatric cancer program at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital at the Fillmore in San Francisco on Thursday, May 15.

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March 18, 2014 ...And On Top of That

The Examiner: Welcome to Kirk Hammett’s nightmare

When Kirk Hammett was in first grade, he walked himself to school and babysat his kid sister. Unsupervised, he ran the streets of the Mission, hung out at the San Francisco Comic Book Company and spent the rest of his free time watching horror flicks, starting with The Day of the Triffids at age 5.

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February 6, 2014 ...And On Top of That

SFBG: ...And horror for all

CULTURE Like a mad scientist who has decided to open up his secret laboratory and show off his work to select guests, Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett hosts "Fear FestEvil," a convention bringing together the worlds of horror and heavy metal. Hammett has long been a horror film aficionado, and has amassed an extensive movie memorabilia collection of original props, costumes, posters, toys, and more over the years an obsession that dates back to his childhood growing up in San Francisco.

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February 4, 2014 ...And On Top of That

Bloody Disgusting: Metallica's Kirk Hammett Talks Fear FestEvil, How He Wants To Die In A Horror Movie, And More

This weekend sees the opening of Fear FestEvil, which comes to you from the mind of Metallica lead guitarist Kirk Hammett! The convention aims to be a full experience unlike anything any horror fan has experienced before, complete with amazing guest appearances, interactive displays, musical performances, and much more! And to get ready for this awesome event, we got the chance to interview Mr. Hammett himself! Head on below for our exclusive interview where he talks the FestEvil, a second book, how he wants to die in a horror movies (and how he DOESNT want to die), and much more!

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February 4, 2014 ...And On Top of That

Robert to Perform Sabbath Covers with Robb Flynn + Friends

Robert Trujillo will join members of Machine Head, Slayer, Testament, Exodus, Suicide Silence, Death Angel, Forbidden, Spiralarms and Rubble to perform classic songs by Black Sabbath as part of an all-star tribute band that will headline the "Robb Flynn & Friends" benefit concert for Nikki Davis on Friday, January 17 at the Oakland Metro Operahouse in Oakland, CA

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January 8, 2014 ...And On Top of That

Get Tickets NOW for Kirk Von Hammett's Fear FestEviL

Our very own horror convention complete with Kirk's collection (Crypt) tours, vendors, live music, signings, panels and much more. Very special guest appearances being announced soon, along with your opportunity to get tickets to the very limited Thursday night VIP preview/dinner with Kirk Hammett and friends.


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October 28, 2013 ...And On Top of That