St. Anger is Finished

Yesterday we finished work on our tenth album (eighth studio album) titled "St. Anger." We are looking forward to sharing the new music with the world June 9th in Europe, June 10th everywhere else.

Produced by Bob Rock, the album was recorded at our San Rafael Headquarters. In addition to the eleven tracks on "St. Anger," the package will include a free DVD of live rehearsal recordings of all eleven songs, also captured at HQ.

Here are the eleven official song titles, clocking in at just over 75 minutes:

Frantic St. Anger Some Kind of Monster Dirty Window Invisible Kid My World Shoot Me Again Sweet Amber Unnamed Feeling Purify All Within My Hands

Artwork is now being finalized... details coming soon. Watch this space for more info . . .

Jump in the Studio - Now

Today, Friday April 4th, Metallica will record the second part of the free bonus DVD that will come with St. Anger. Metallica.com will be following the event, with a webcam (no audio, still pics refreshing every 10 seconds). We will also have pics & updates through out the day & night!

MTV:Icon Performers Announced

OFFICIAL MTV PRESS RELEASE: -------------------------- New York, NY, April 3, 2003 - MTV: Music Television today announced a stellar lineup of performers including Avril Lavigne, Korn, Limp Bizkit, and Sum 41, to honor Metallica at the networks annual performance tribute event, mtvICON. These artists will take the stage before a live audience, paying homage to the band with their own musical interpretations of classic Metallica songs. The 90-minute special will also include testimonials from artists who have been influenced by the band. A list of testimonials and additional performers will be announced shortly. For the finale, Metallica will give up a show-stopping performance. mtvICON: Metallica will premiere on Tuesday, May 6th at 9:00PM [ET/PT]. Avril Lavigne will take a break from her first North American headline tour, titled TRY TO SHUT ME UP, for her mtvICON: Metallica…

St. Anger Bonus DVD

Metallica's new album, St. Anger, will include a free bonus DVD featuring the band playing all 11 songs (yes, 11 songs) from the album in a live setting. Recording began last Friday, March 21st, in the rehearsal space at HQ with the band performing six songs....the first with Rob for the cameras... unless of course, you count amateur Swedish home videos.

There will be no fancy shit, just Metallica doing what they do best, kicking your ass, and don't worry, the CD will be regularly priced, we just wanna throw in some extra free shit for you guys!

Directing the project is Wayne Isham ("Enter Sandman", "Sad But True", "I Disappear", "Cunning Stunts", "S&M"). Wayne and his crew captured the awesome vibe and thunderous new tunes. The next five songs for the DVD will be shot soon.

St. Anger is scheduled to be released on June 10th.

Metallica Named MTV:Icon for 2003

MTV's annual music tribute event, mtvICON, will spotlight the 20-year career of Metallica. The inaugural mtvICON paid tribute to Janet Jackson in 2001, followed by honorees Aerosmith in 2002. James, Lars, and Kirk were there in 2002 to show their appreciation of the group and to give testimonials on what Aerosmith has meant to them as a band and as people.

mtvICON: Metallica will tape before a live audience in Los Angeles on May 3rd, and will premiere on MTV on May 6th from 9:00-10:30pm ET/PT. The special program will feature performances and testimonials from artists and celebrities who have been influenced by the band, their music, and their videos. For the finale, Metallica will take the stage for a show-stopping set, marking the band's debut television performance with their new bass player Rob Trujillo. A full list of talent will be announced shortly.

mtvICON is meant to…

Metallica on 'Later Louder' European DVD

Metallica will be featured on an upcoming European DVD titled "Later…LOUDER." This is a compilation DVD of different artists who have appeared on the BBC2's flagship music show, Later with Jools Holland. Later has been on the air for over to ten years, and is still the most respected and discerning music show on TV. On the "Later…LOUDER" DVD, Jools Holland introduces us to some of the greatest contemporary rockers of the past ten years, from Ash, Hole, Foo Fighters, Garbage, The Hives and The White Stripes to New Order, Primal Scream and Metallica.

"Later…LOUDER" also explores the Later experience further with an exclusive interview with the Foo Fighters never shown on TV, along with seven other interviews with The Hives, Courtney Love, PJ Harvey, New Order, Metallica, Garbage and Henry Rollins. In addition, you can program your 6 favorite tracks to play in a preferred…

The Four Horsemen

Metallica's exclusive Jump In The Studio is a section the guys set up for YOU to follow along in the recording of the album St. Anger. This is the place where you can check out daily photos, video clips, up to the minute reports, chat room and much much more.

Today, we launched another exclusive video in JITS, this one of the guys jammin' (yes, of course, with Rob Trujillo on bass Mutha#%@!!!), and according to the rumours, there might be some noise in there you have previously not heard. *hint hint* We felt we should share this vid with all of you guys out there in 'Tallica land.

Metallica is a Full Unit Again!!

We are so psyched and proud to share the news that we are welcoming another brother to the family…(drumroll, Lars!)

ROB TRUJILLO JOINS METALLICA!!!

We've all known, and have been huge fans of Rob since the early '90s when he was a part of the legendary Hardcore / Metal band Suicidal Tendencies. We got to know Rob when we played together with Suicidal in Europe 1993, during the "Nowhere Else To Roam" tour. We were impressed by Rob's roaring bass style and his very cool, unique vibe onstage, things we got to see again during the '94' "Summer Shit" tour when Suicidal joined forces with us.

My visions of Rob are when we did Summer Shit 94 Tour with Suicidal, and Danzig. I remember being blown away by the fierce-ness and seeing Rob, as this monster on bass. He brings an awesome new strength to the band, and makes us step up. describes James.

Rob was also one of the masterminds behind the…

Press Conference Updates

As previously reported, there were numerous media attending today's press conference. Chances are you will catch a glimpse of some of the interviews that were done today, either on TV or in the press. Of course, Metallica.com was present in Los Angeles. Not only are we giving you some exclusive pictures, but a here is a short video.

The Press Conference Continues...

Attending the press conference today are: Lars, James and Kirk from Metallica; Chester, Brad and Rob from Linkin Park; and Fred Durst from Limp Bizkit. We have all kinds of media here today, everything from MTV, E!, CNN, TVGuide, and more. Right now, Lars, James and Kirk are doing a radio interview w/ KSJO (to be broadcast later). More updates and pics to come.

On the way to the press conference, we spoke with James...

On the tour:"Touring in the US in the summer is always on top of our list of things we would like to…

It's Official!!

FOR IMMEDATE RELEASE February 5th, 2003

METALLICA, LIMP BIZKIT and LINKIN PARK COMMITTED to the SANITARIUM

Rock fans rejoice! Three of the music world's greatest, most vital bands are joining forces for one of the most compelling tours in rock history, the Summer Sanitarium Tour 2003. Metallica, Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park come together for this once-in-a-lifetime live extravaganza that will kick off this coming summer, with all 3 bands playing headline length sets. The 3 groups are also delivering new albums to coincide with this unprecedented juggernaut throughout the U.S. The Summer Sanitarium Tour is slated to officially begin on July 4th. Metallica's inaugural Summer Sanitarium tour - which trekked across the U.S. in a series of sold out shows in the summer of 2000 - was one of the most successful concert events of that year, and featured some of the biggest names in rock,…

Tour Information Coming

The rumors are flying, the chatter has started, the Metallica tidal wave is coming your way! Yes, Metallica will be making a major tour announcement tomorrow afternoon... we'll have exclusive photos and all the details here.

Metallica Play Raiders Parking Lot

OK OK, so MAYBE we knew it was gonna happen, MAYBE we knew it was gonna be cool and MAYBE we knew that it could be the perfect gig for the perfect day...but even WE didn't know it was gonna be THIS good!

Metallica. Live. And direct. Parking lot party. Before the Raiders AFC Championship game. 'Tallica crush. Titans get stomped 41-24. YEAAAAH BABYEEEEEEEE!

The idea was hatched moments after the AFC playoff pummeling of the New York Jets, lifelong Raider (and Metallica frontman/guitarist) James Hetfield getting wild notions of flatbed trucks in parking lots with loud PAs, the Raiders themselves digging the idea and the hearty Metallica crew scrambling like Rich Goddam Gannon to make it work.

It had to be kept quiet for a variety of reasons which all basically centered around public saftey issues versus the plug being pulled if it looked dangerous. You understand. We KNOW you do!

And so…

Metallica on Tour?

Yes, it's true!! Metallica will be on tour this summer!! Just announced, the band will be appearing at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark on June 26, 2003. Also confirmed is an appearance at Rock Am Ring (Nurburgring, Germany) and Rock Im Park (Nurnburg, Germany), and while the specific date has not yet been determined, the festivals take place June 6-8, 2003.

Metallica's 'In the Studio' Update

Metallica crept into their Northern California studio several months ago, and in July, the band extended a personal invitation to each and every one of you to follow along in their recording process.

The'Jump In The Studio' section features daily updates with many exclusive pictures and a studio diary. This section also includes over 3 hours of video footage with content ranging from new music sound bytes, album information, to the ever funny studio "babble."

The latest of these In The Studio videos reveals quite a bit of new information. James, Lars, and Kirk filled us in that they are "trying out" bass players. They discuss how this process started and how the "try-outs" are being conducted.

Also divulged in this video is the number of songs the band currently have for the next album, along with talks of planning a new tour in 2003.

Metallica Club Membership - The Perfect Gift

Have an important Metallica fan in your life? Give the perfect gift - a Metallica Fan Club membership!! Metallica Fan Club membership is your ticket to the inner circle - from exclusive interviews in their quarterly magazine, to top secret videos in the member's only section of the website, to exclusive one-of-a kind Met merchandise, fan club members are always a step ahead.

So What! Magazine MetClub Exclusive Made in L.A,. 20 Years shirt

Fan Club members are given the opportunity to purchase tickets to live shows, and some club members even get to go backstage to meet the band. Over the years, the band has performed a number of gigs exclusively for club members, usually in small intimate clubs or theaters, as well as giving members access to gigs that are not open to the general public. A lucky fan club member was recently flown to the studio to interview the band and over 100…

Live Shit: Binge & Purge Released on DVD

You asked for it, you got it. Starting November 12, 2002, Live Sh*t: Binge & Purge is available on DVD. The three CD's (Mexico City shows) and two DVD's (San Diego and Seattle) will be conveniently packaged in a box to fit in your CD or DVD collection. The complete 72 page booklet will be included on one of the DVD's and yep, the scary guy stencil and backstage pass are there too. You'll also be able to zoom and make screensaver's on your computer's DVD-rom. The DVD box set is available online by clicking the merchandise link on the front page, or of course wherever you buy CD's and DVD's.

Metal Blade 20th Anniversary Box Set Released

To commemorate Metal Blade Records 20th year in the music business, they have released a massive box set including 9 CD's and 1 DVD. Along with the music and videos, there are interviews, photos, a release history, album information and mini covers of all the album artwork. All told, there are 140 tracks, 12 of which are rare or previously unreleased, and 24 videos, 10 of which are rare or previously unreleased. Metallica's original version of "Hit the Lights" is included. Previously released only on the first set of vinyl, the song has never been available before on CD. There is also a Q&A with Lars and Metal Blade founder Brian Slagel. This box set is a limited edition item - only 5,000 will be made and numbered! For more information, check out www.metalblade.com

James on Waylon Jennings Tribute Album

James Hetfield has recently completed work on a contribution for the forthcoming Waylon Jennings tribute album, to be released in February of 2003 by RCA Records. The track he chose, titled "Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out of Hand," comes from Jennings September 1978 release, I've Always Been Crazy. The process was unique for James as he not only sang, but played all the instruments on the track. The song was produced by Bob Rock at the Metallica HQ in San Francisco.

"The first time I met Waylon was when a college radio station wanted to get the two outlaws together of certain different styles of music," explained James. "They thought it was a good idea if I interview him and I guess Dad helped me out with a few of the questions. It's funny 'cause my Dad wanted me to get a CD signed for him and then Waylon brought some Metallica stuff to get signed for his son. So…

Ramones Tribute Album Update

Unfortunately we're going to have to wait just a little longer to hear that Metallica tribute to the Ramones, as the album is now scheduled to be in your favorite record store on December 24th February 11th, 2003.

We do have the confirmed track listing and will be sure to pass on more details as we get 'em!!

We're A Happy Family - A Tribute To The Ramones"Havana Affair," Red Hot Chili Peppers "Blitzkrieg Bop," Rob Zombie "I Believe In Miracles," Eddie Vedder with Zeke "53rd & 3rd," Metallica "Beat On The Brat," U2 "Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio?" Kiss "The KKK Took My Baby Away," Marilyn Manson "I Just Wanna Have Something To Do," Garbage "Outsider," Green Day "Something To Believe In," The Pretenders "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker," Rancid "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend," Pete Yorn "I Wanna Be Sedated," The Offspring "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow," Rooney "Return Of Jackie & Judy," Tom…

HQ Visit from Cabbie

The guys at HQ were visited yesterday, September 19th, by Cabbie, a DJ from New York's K-Rock. While he was here, he had time to call into his NY studio and give the scoop to his partner-in-crime, Cane. Cabbie got the royal treatment, which included Lars giving him a personally guided tour of the HQ and listening privileges to new tunes. Why was he here? Well, stay tuned, cuz you never know what's gonna happen at HQ!

James & Cabbie listening to some new tunes

September 20, 2002 News