Rolling Stone: Metallica, Dave Matthews, G-Eazy Lead Wildfire Benefit Concert

Metallica, Dave Matthews and G-Eazy will headline a benefit concert supporting families impacted by the devastating October wildfires throughout Northern California. Band Together Bay Area – scheduled for Thursday, November 9th at San Francisco's AT&T Park – will assist families impacted by the fires and honor the thousands of heroic first responders. According to Metallica's website, additional bands will be named. 

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October 26, 2017 In the Press

The Modern Record: METALLICA // THE SSE HYDRO, GLASGOW

As the metal quartet return to Glasgow after nearly eight years, Metallica kicked off the show with their new album title track "Hardwired" which seen the 13,000 capacity venue echo with heavy metal sounds, the eager fans chanting and clapping their hands as the band ran through the crowd onto the stage, certainly this was the a great opener for the Scottish crowd. The atmosphere in the arena was already starting to build up. A couple songs into set; James Hetfield and co launched into “Seek & Destroy”, an incredible fan favourite from their 1983 debut album.

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October 26, 2017 In the Press

Rock Sins: Metallica Live @ The O2 Arena, London, 24th October 2017

When you’re Metallica, you can get away with a lot of stuff. Things like charging £100 a ticket, as they broke The O2 arena’s attendance record not once but twice in the space of three days. But here’s the hook, anyone who saw this show would have come out of it being prepared to pay double that to see it again, there was definitely something special in the London air on this Tuesday night.

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October 25, 2017 In the Press

Evening Standard: Metallica review: Heavy metal overlords still bring the noise

The heavy metal monsters were in town as part of their WorldWired Tour, in support of their latest album Hardwired ... To Self-Destruct. 

Alas, before the moshing could begin, fans had to endure hour-long queues to enter the arena, with many taking to social media to vent their frustration.  

Inside, the stage was positioned in the centre of the arena, like a boxing ring, and the band came out swinging with Hardwired. “We’re so f***ed, shit outta luck, hardwired to self-destruct,” growled frontman James Hetfield, 54, suggesting a worldview as black as the band’s wardrobe. 

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October 23, 2017 In the Press

GQ: Why Metallica's collection with Justin O'Shea is mega

Everyone has a favourite band t-shirt that they’ll never throw away, no matter how tatty it gets or how many holes in the armpits it has. For me, it’s my brother’s “Off to Never Never Land” t-shirt, which I’ve kept for about 25 years. Growing up with three older brothers on a farm in the middle of nowhere meant I had little choice but to wear their hand-me-downs and listen to their music.

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October 19, 2017 In the Press

Meyer Sound: Metallica: Sound Matters to Artists

In this new video, Metallica frontman James Hetfield finds a few moments during the epic WorldWired Tour to talk about how a continuing partnership with Meyer Sound helps directly connect the band’s music to audiences. Intermixed with tour concert footage, Hetfield talks about visiting the “mad scientists of sound” in Berkeley and says of the tour’s LEO Family system, “Yes, it’s loud, but it’s extremely clear. You can hear every nuance…”

FOH engineer “Big Mick” Hughes, who has forged Metallica’s concert sound for more than three decades, adds: “I’ve been to many other speaker manufacturers over the years and there is nobody like Meyer...nobody.”

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October 18, 2017 In the Press

NPR: Hear Metallica's 1985 Demo For 'Master Of Puppets'

Metallica's 1986 album Master Of Puppets gets the super deluxe reissue treatment in November, with more demos, riff tapes, outtakes, rough mixes and live performances than you can chop on a mirror. Pick your poison: there's the expanded CD box set, remastered vinyl, a hardcover book with unseen photos and one that collects them all. It's the kind of fan service that understands just how obsessed we are with Puppets — when Metallica, just barely in their 20s, elevated thrash to high art.

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October 17, 2017 In the Press

TAIT Talks with Metallica's Show Director, Dan Braun

Dan Braun, Metallica’s Show Director, sat down with Mia Tinari, Global Head of Marketing + Communications at TAIT, and dished on his use of drones for the WorldWired Tour, what James Hetfield’s reaction was to seeing them opening night, why “ego” has no place in this business, and how Michelangelo and Vince Lombardi influence him every day.

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October 16, 2017 In the Press

Kerrang!: THE 10 GREATEST TOURS OF ALL TIME

Metallica appearing twice in the top 10 of the all time greatest tours? Yup, and you can bet your ass they merit it, too. Hot on the heels of the haunting, epic video for One, Metallica set off on an arena tour that was more of a victory parade, celebrating the breakthrough success of their pivotal fourth album, …And Justice For All. The thrash masters were a breath of fresh air in contrast to the soft rock and power balladry on offer elsewhere, with the shows on this worldwide trek reflecting the speed and ferocity with which they played and their success, which was growing by the day.

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October 11, 2017 In the Press

Clash: Metallica Are The Fourth Face Of Issue 105

Refusing to be bound by the sometimes stifling restraints of those metal fans who dismiss creative development, Metallica have always pursued a resolutely progressive path that has yielded some rather unexpected results, with almost every album stirring unrest in their following. Throughout the years, they have been accused of being too classical, too populist, and even too loud. Whatever move they made, Metallica couldn’t win. Fortunately, however, they did not give a flying fuck.

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October 7, 2017 In the Press

Kerrang!: METALLICA ANNOUNCE LONDON POP-UP SHOP

Ahead of their UK headline tour, Metallica have announced they’ll be opening a pop-up shop in London. 

The shop will be open from October 18 – 23 between 12pm – 8pm, except the 23 where it will be open from 12pm – 6pm, and will be located in the pop-up hotspot of Shoreditch, in the East End Of London. So, if you fancy popping down to get your hands on some Metallica merch ahead of their O2 Arena shows, then the timing couldn’t be more perfect.

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October 5, 2017 In the Press