Aug 30, 2020AZ Central: How Metallica's drive-in concert in Mesa almost let you forget it was a virtual show
James Hetfield was three songs into Metallica's first concert since September of 2019 when he took a moment to address a crowd he couldn't see at several hundred outdoor venues from a fanless field in California.
Aug 30, 2020USA Today: 'Music helps us through all things': Metallica rocks virtual concert at drive-in theaters
Only in 2020 would you see Metallica play at an abandoned amusement park.
Summer in Central New York usually is a season of live performances, something would-be concert goers have had to do without during the coronavirus pandemic. Metallica adapted their tour by recording a show that aired on Saturday night.
Aug 29, 2020The Independent: Metallica: ‘Everyone is so tightly wound, like they’re gunning for a fight’
If anyone knows about survival, it’s the heavy metal band who’ve lasted four decades. As they release a recording of their live orchestra performance, the thrash legends tell Roisin O'Connor how they’ve been waiting out the pandemic and why we need to move forwards
Aug 28, 2020Consequence of Sound: Metallica’s S&M2 Cleans Up Nicely for Home Release: Review + Stream
A celebration of Metallica, their fans, and their music
Washington Post National Arts reporter Geoff Edgers interviewed @larsulrich as part of our IG Live series during quarantine.
Two decades on, the proud San Franciscans have reunited with the orchestra for another performance, this time to mark the grand opening of the city's Chase Centre.
To celebrate the release of S&M2, the live concert film from Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony, drummer Lars Ulrich takes GQ back to the band’s very beginnings, from their first nail-biting show to the one piece of advice he lives by
Metallica’s James Hetfield receives the ultimate honour – a species of venomous snake has been named after him
Aug 28, 2020DR.DK: Lars Ulrich: Jeg er enormt stolt af at komme fra Danmark, hvor vi tænker 'vi' og 'os'
Metallica er aktuel med nyt album, der udkommer i en tid med coronakrise, som ifølge bandets danske trommeslager håndteres meget forskelligt i USA og Danmark.
Aug 28, 2020Decider: ‘Metallica & San Francisco Symphony: S&M2’ Finds Metal Overlords Still Doing Whatever The F*** They Want
Few bands can send middle aged men careening from pledges of devotion to paroxysms of outrage like Metallica.
One new idea that’s coming to fruition this weekend is Metallica’s participation in “Encore Drive-In Nights” concert series, which brings live concert films to drive-in theater screens nationwide.
Composer Michael Kamen had a vision. Back in April 1999, he convinced Bay Area metal overlords Metallica to team up with the San Francisco Symphony in Berkeley, California, for S&M, a 2.2-hour concert wherein classical music met aggro-rock head-on.
Aug 27, 2020Kerrang!: LARS ULRICH ON S&M2: “DOING PROJECTS LIKE THIS MAKES IT FUN TO BE IN METALLICA”
Metallica’s Lars Ulrich explains how taking a left turn makes being in a band all the more fun.
Twenty-one years on, it’s easy to forget how ground-breaking Metallica’s original S&M shows were.
Aug 27, 2020UPROXX: Exploring The Science Behind Metallica’s Unique Whiskey, Blackened (With Tasting Notes)
The synergy between music and whiskey is undeniable. How often do you pour a particular dram and the spin just the right tune to accompany it?
Aug 27, 2020UPROXX: Metallica’s Kirk Hammett On ‘S&M2’ And Why He Isn’t Sure When Live Music Tours Will Return
SWhen Edwin Outwater listens to Metallica, he doesn’t merely hear the most successful American metal band of all time. He’s also reminded of an iconic 20th century Russian classical music composer.
Aug 27, 2020Marin Independent Journal: Metallica's Kirk Hammett talks S&M2, drive-in concert, Lou Reed and more
The biggest Bay Area concert event of 2019 was arguably Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony’s reunion show, which opened the Golden State Warriors’ sparkling new Chase Center.
Driving up to Metallica HQ in San Rafael, Calif. to rehearse and film for the group's drive-in movie concert, bassist Robert Trujillo passed one of the outdoor theaters visible from the highway in central California.
Aug 27, 2020Datebook: Listen: New tunes by Metallica and Katy Perry, and the return of Record Store Day
It’s been almost a year since the metal legends performed at the grand opening of Chase Center, reuniting with the San Francisco Symphony in celebration of the original “S&M” album’s 1999 release.
Aug 26, 2020Louder Sound: Metallica Week: The Ultimate Archive – the albums, the interviews, the songs
In the week Metallica release S&M2, here’s every interview, feature and review you need from the Metal Hammer and Classic Rock archives
For almost four decades, Metallica has been leading the charge in heavy metal.