America's Party

Metallica are scheduled to perform on FOX's New Year's Eve special "America's Party." Show time is 11pm EST on Wednesday, Dec 31st. Other artists scheduled to appear are Puddle of Mudd, Hootie and the Blowfish, Westside Connection, Ashanti, and more. Please check local listings for showtimes in your area.

December 28, 2003 News

So What! Book on the Horizon

We've finally agreed to do an official book, which will be released via Broadway Books/Random House next August. It will be a 272 page collectible stuffed with high (and low) lights from the history of the Fan Club's So What! magazine with some reflective handwritten comments and additions from the band themselves and an assortment of other cool stuff. So What! has been published for ten years now and is sent to Fan Club members on a quarterly basis. So What! editor Steffan Chirazi, who has been reporting on the band for over 15 years, will be editing the book that promises to be filled with photos, handwritten notes, roundtable interviews, original fan artwork, letters, and so much more.

Here is the official press release . . .

Multi-platinum rock group Metallica to release first-ever official book

Illustrated history of the band set for summer 2004 publication

Broadway Books…

December 12, 2003 News

Metallica Embrase Bercy!

"It's good to be alive". James Hetfield entame désormais tous ses lives de la même réplique, comme pour se convaincre lui-même que Metallica est bien de retour. Lui qui a failli quitter le groupe dont il est le pionnier, lui qui faillit ne jamais revenir de désintox. Pas de doute, les quatre cavaliers de l'apocalypse sont bien vivants et ont la rage.

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December 10, 2003 In the Press

Headbanging pur: Metallica

The Four Horsemen in Action: Gestern machten Metallica Stopp in der Schweiz. Wie es nach dem letzten Album St. Anger zu erwarten war, gingen James Hetfield & Co. härter zur Sache als auch schon, und Schüttelnacken kamen voll auf ihre Rechnung.

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December 10, 2003 In the Press

Metallica Items for the Holidays

Metallica are on the cover of the upcoming Kerrang! Yearbook with an exclusive interview with our favorite drummer inside.

Kerrang! Yearbook is available at newstands in UK, Europe, and the US.


Have an important Metallica fan in your life? Give the perfect gift - a Metallica Fan Club membership!! A 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.

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…

December 6, 2003 News

Top 40 Albums — The USA TODAY Way

Master of Puppets has been named as one of the top 40 albums of the past 50 years in today's paper of USA Today. The list also includes Frank Sinatra, Joni Mitchell, The Ramones, Stevie Wonder, Eminem, U2, Paul Simon and The Clash among others.

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December 5, 2003 In the Press

The Unnamed Feeling: Video

Here it is, the new video for 'The Unnamed Feeling'.

Click here to view 'The Unnamed Feeling' Video!

Yesterday, Oct 15th, Metallica shot the third video from their 'St Anger' album, 'The Unnamed Feeling', in downtown Los Angeles. Based in the premises of Little Joe's restaurant, and directed/produced by The Malloy Brothers (St.Anger producers), the shoot was taking place at two different areas in the building and utilized dozens of extras to help show anxiety, one of the more powerful 'unnamed feelings' the song deals with.

Little Joe's

Guests who will be appearing in the video include world famous surfer Rob Machado (no prizes for guessing which band members were stoked about him being on set and in the frame!) and actor Edward Furlong.

Rob Trujillo, Rob Machado and Kirk Hammett

The band shot their scenes in a day, plenty of performance footage with some cool FX we don't wanna reveal…

December 3, 2003 News

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster

The Sundance Film Festival has announced their first wave of films accepted for this years festival and we are excited to announce that "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster" has been accepted into the prestigious American Spectrum division. The film will make its debut during the festival held in Park City, Utah from January 15-25, 2004.

Does this documentary film come as a surprise? Not to those who followed the recording process of St. Anger thru the section "Jump In The Studio." Daily visitors to this section saw the documentary crew in action, kinda like a behind the scenes of the behind the scenes.

Eagle-eyed viewers of the 'Paradise Lost 2: Revelations,' DVD will have noticed that filmmakers, Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, mentioned in their biographical section that there was a future project centered around Metallica. At the invitation of the band, Berlinger…

December 2, 2003 News

The Unnamed Feeling Singles

UK EP1. THE UNNAMED FEELING2. THE FOUR HORSEMEN (live from Le Bataclan, Paris)3. DAMAGE, INC. (live from Le Bataclan, Paris)4. LEPER MESSIAH (live from Le Bataclan, Paris)5. MOTORBREATH (live from Le Boule Noire, Paris)6. RIDE THE LIGHTNING (live from Le Bataclan, Paris)7. HIT THE LIGHTS (live Le Trabendo, Paris)8. THE UNNAMED FEELING (video)

Other international territories will receive the following:

CD11. THE UNNAMED FEELING2. THE FOUR HORSEMEN (live from Le Bataclan, Paris)3. DAMAGE, INC. (live from Le Bataclan, Paris)4. THE UNNAMED FEELING (video)

CD21. THE UNNAMED FEELING2. HIT THE LIGHTS (live Le Trabendo, Paris)3. RIDE THE LIGHTNING (live from Le Bataclan, Paris)4. MOTORBREATH (live from Le Boule Noire, Paris)

VINYL1. THE UNNAMED FEELING2. LEPER MESSIAH (live from Le Bataclan, Paris)


December 1, 2003 News

Live Shit: Binge & Purge Released on PAL DVD

This live box set is a necessity for the hardcore Metallifan. It contains material up to and including the self-titled "black" album, including concert favorites "Creeping Death" and "Seek & Destroy," as well as classics like "For Whom the Bell Tolls," "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)," and "Fade to Black."

There are also a couple of ripping-fast solos from Jason Newsted and Kirk Hammett, and covers of "Last Caress," "Am I Evil?" and "Stone Cold Crazy."

The videos are from a 1992 San Diego concert and a 1989 stop on the Damaged Justice tour in Seattle; both are guaranteed to turn any fan who hasn't had the considerable pleasure of hearing this seminal metal band live green with envy.

This is a re-release of the legendary VHS box set, originally released on November 23rd 1993 - in a "convenient new size but still ****ing huge!" Now on 3 CDs and 2 DVDs at a special price, it includes over 8…

December 1, 2003 News

Michael Kamen: a Loss in the Family

In addition to working with us on "S&M," Michael enjoyed a very successful career composing for films such as "Lethal Weapon" and "Die Hard." He worked with Pink Floyd, Aerosmith, Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, and many others pioneering the fusion of orchestral arrangements with rock, and is the winner of several Grammy Awards, including one for "S & M."

"S&M" was Michael's idea, Michael's brainchild. He said he had always felt that our music lent itself to a collaboration with an orchestra, and from the time he approached us with the idea at that first breakfast meeting in 1997, to the day after the final mixes were complete on the record and the DVD, through the performances in Berlin, New York, and Las Vegas, we enjoyed two extremely fun, challenging, and creative years together. Michael will be missed by all of us, and will always remain an integral part of the…

November 20, 2003 News

The 2003 American Music Awards

Y'know what?For an awards show, for a big awards show, for a big huge LA star-studded glitter-flitter-look-who's-coolest awards show, the 2003 American Music Awards were pretty damn good. And y'know who really stood up to deliver?Our boys.

Dress Rehearsals

That's right, it felt like the underground inside the Shrine Auditorium when Metallica took up the club and swun the big, brutish object all around the theater, delivering a quite stunningly raucous rendition of 'St.Anger' (an edited one at that) and bringing some tru grit, volume and ?Metallic life to an event (and show) which hadn't been half-bad to start with.

On the Red Carpet

Indeed, couple that with longtime buddies Kid Rock winning a fat award and being there to do their bit, and you had a pretty fine day all round. The guys, despite being bleary eyed having just come in from Japan, were in surprisingly coherent and cheerful…

November 17, 2003 News

Metallica to Hit the AMA's

The guys are nominated for Favorite Artist in the Alternative Music category, plus they will also be rockin live at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the annual awards fest will air on ABC on Sunday, November 16, 2003 at 8:00 PM EST (check your local listings for exact showtimes).

November 14, 2003 News

Japanese St. Anger Can

The St. Anger can will include: (picture below)St Anger album (with DVD)T shirtSt Anger fist necklace

These cans can be purchased at Japanese retail as long as the product is available. They will also be available at Metallica concert venues during the Japan tour.

In addition to the St. Anger can, Metallica's past studio albums (listed below) will be re-released on paper jacket mini lp sleeves on Nov 6th:

Kill 'Em AllRide The LightningMaster Of Puppets...And Justice For AllMetallicaLoadReload

And not to be left out, The "Live Shit Binge and Purge"(CD+DVD) will be released in a box set on Nov 6th as well.

October 28, 2003 News

To All Our Friends in Metalli-Land

We're really sorry we've kept you hanging over the last few days. Here's the real deal we've been going non-stop for the last 18 months with recording "St. Anger", press, touring, and all the stuff that goes with that, and honestly, we're fried. To top it off, Lars has a rotator cuff injury that dates back to the "Black" album touring days and it's flared up again in the last couple of weeks. So unfortunately we will have to miss out on touring in South America. Big time apologies go out to our friends in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and all of you who were planning to travel there.

We know we've been unusually quiet, but before we announced anything, we wanted to make sure that we would 100% be able to keep our commitment to our Japanese friends. We are really psyched that with the extra rest and treatment that Lars and everyone else will get over the next few weeks, we will now be…

October 23, 2003 News

Metallica on Fuse's Uranium

FRI 10/24 @ 8PM (premiere)SAT 10/25 @ 1AM (late-nite Friday)SAT 10/25 @ 7PMSAT 10/25 @ 12MID (early Sunday)SUN 10/26 @ 5PMSUN 10/26 @ 11PMMON 10/27 @ 4AM

A special 1/2 hour block of all Metallica videos will follow the premiere episode (10/24).

Click here to find out if you have FUSE in your area.

Enter NOW for your chance to win a trip to New York City to go head-to-head with Uranium's Metal Mistress. You'll fly to New York to meet Juliya, and hang with her at the taping of a new episode of Uranium. And you'll get to visit Fuse where Juliya will give you an all-access studio tour.

October 13, 2003 News