Oct 15, 2021Far Out Magazine: Metallica nearly recruited a different frontman, James Hetfield reveals
Metallica frontman James Hetfield has opened up about his band’s attempt to recruit a different vocalist during their early days. Hetfield was recently invited to host a new segment on SiriusXM’s Mandatory Metallica station, Road Dog Brothers, in which he talks about “the bands we’ve toured with, causing chaos, joy [and] debauchery”.
Oct 15, 2021Kerrang!: James Hetfield reflects on Metallica originally wanting a different vocalist: “It didn’t work out”
Papa Het remembers how Metallica “really tried” to get Armored Saint’s John Bush to join the band as their vocalist to no avail.
"It didn't work out"
James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Bob Rock tell the behind-the-scenes story of how Metallica made the Black Album
Oct 12, 2021Revolver: METALLICA'S BLACK ALBUM: KIRK HAMMETT ON LOST PORSCHES, GRUNGE INFLUENCE, "SOUL GROOVE"
Guitarist discusses risks and rewards of heavy metal's biggest breakout smash
Aftershock Fest couldn’t contain Metallica to just one night.
Oct 11, 2021Guitar World: Bill Kelliher: “Metallica practiced for three hours a night before playing onstage for another two. Meanwhile, we were sitting around drinking beer and picking our noses!”
The Mastodon guitarist reveals what he learned from touring with the biggest metal band in the world, and shares his thoughts on The Black Album, 30 years on
Metal bands revisit classic albums
Oct 11, 2021Loudwire: 77 Must See Photos of Metallica, Machine Gun Kelly, Mudvayne + More From 2021 Aftershock Festival
Sacramento was the place to be this past weekend as the Aftershock Festival return for its ninth installment after skipping 2020 due to the national pandemic. This marked the first year that Aftershock moved to a four day event, and there was plenty of rock to go around for those in attendance.
Louder Than Life 2021 allowed me to experience my dream of seeing my all-time favorite music act that forever shaped the world of rock and metal.
Oct 10, 2021NME: Metallica’s Kirk Hammett says he wanted ‘Enter Sandman’ to be the next ‘Smoke On The Water’
The guitarist has also gone into detail about how Soundgarden inspired the classic track
Oct 9, 2021Riff Magazine: Aftershock 2021 Day 2: Metallica reigns at revitalized hard rock festival
Metallica frontman James Hetfield was clearly back in his element performing in front of tens of thousands of fans at a sold-out Aftershock Fest at Discovery Park.
Metallica performs again on Sunday
Oct 7, 2021Guitar World: Metallica’s James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett look back on 30 years of The Black Album: "It really was the master key to everything"
How shorter, simpler songs and a bold vision helped the thrash pioneers make the biggest metal album of all time
The most divisive—and also most commercially successful—record in Metallica’s catalogue gets a remastered argument for its quality
Oct 5, 2021Louder Sound: We asked famous musicians about Metallica's Black Album - this is what they said
Bruce Dickinson, Paul Stanley, Tobias Forge, Biff Byford and more reveal how Metallica's Black Album changed the game for everyone
Oct 4, 2021NME: Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan on covering Metallica: “There’s a dark side to both our bands”
Gahan was one of 53 artists who contributed to Metallica's 'Blacklist' covers project
For nearly two years Danny Wimmer Presents’ Louder Than Life festival had been shaping up to be a rock and metal event for the ages.
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Oct 1, 2021Loudwire: ‘The Metallica Blacklist': 10 Best Metallica Cover Songs on ‘Black Album’ Tribute
At this point, there isn't much need to argue Metallica's global influence.
Sep 30, 2021Kerrang!: Metallica announce Black Album Funko POP! featuring band members and cover art
Watch Kirk Hammett unbox Metallica’s epic new Black Album Funko POP! – a special release celebrating the record’s 30th anniversary…
Sep 28, 2021Consequence: Louder Than Life 2021 Gallery: Metallica, Machine Gun Kelly, Korn, Jane’s Addiction, and More
The four-day Louisville fest also featured Gojira, Rise Against, Anthrax and dozens more acts