Metallica Skateboard Deck Auction

The Amnesty International Music For Human Rights Skateboard Deck Auction, round two, began on September 30th with custom decks from Metallica, Audioslave, The Distillers, Gemma Hayes, 22-20's, Jurassic 5, Pharrell of The Neptune's/N*E*R*D, Dashboard Confessional, graffiti artist Daze, and pro skateboarder Tony Hawk all up for auction on ebay.

Check out the Amnesty International Music site here:

To see the deck from the boys, and to make a bid, go here:

Hurry and place your bid now - the auction ends this Friday, October 10th!

October 7, 2003 News

MTV Europe Music Awards

Metallica are nominated for "BEST GROUP" (other nominees are Coldplay, Evanescence, Radiohead, The White Stripes) and for "BEST ROCK" (other nominees are Good Charlotte, Linkin Park, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The White Stripes).

The MTV Europe Music Awards take place on November 6th.

October 3, 2003 News

Watch the Frantic Video Here


New 45 minute behind the scenes video of Frantic

Here are some pics from the Frantic video shoot in Montreal from July 21st, 2003. All pix Niclas Swanlund.

October 1, 2003 News

Metallica? Vegas? New Years?

We'll be playing in Las Vegas in the intimate setting of The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel on December 31, 2003. Tickets will go on sale this Saturday, September 27 at noon PST via Ticketmaster and at The Joint box office.

Met Club members check for information about a special Club pre-sale.

September 22, 2003 News

Own a Piece of Metallica Video History

James is putting the 1967 Camaro that was used in the video "I Disappear" on Ebay. He drove the car during the filming and was given the car as a gift upon completion of the video shoot, and has owned and driven the car for the last 3 years. Revenue from the sale of the car will be donated to music programs in schools.

James driving the 1967 Camaro during filmingphoto by Johnny Buzzerio copyright 2003

Clik here to check out this car on ebay! Auction ends Oct 2nd at 6:12pm PST

September 22, 2003 News

Europe Indoor Tour Dates *Updated*

Dec 2 Oslo, NOR Spektrum Dec 3 Oslo, NOR Spektrum Public on sale Sept 13.

Dec 5 Hannover, GER Preussag-Arena Public on sale Sept 12.

Dec 6 Arnhem, HOL Gelredome Public on sale Sept 13.

Dec 8 Zurich, SWI Hallenstadion Public on sale Sept 12.

Dec 9 Paris, FRA Palais Omnisports de Bercy Public on sale Sept 13.

Dec 11 Bologna, ITA PalamalagutiPublic on sale Sept 16

Dec 13 Erfurt, GER MessehallePublic on sale Sept 12

Dec 14 Mannheim, GER MaimarkthallePublic on sale Sept 12

Dec 16 Cologne, GER Cologne Arena Public on sale Sept 12.

Dec 17 Antwerp, BEL Sportpaleis Public on sale Sept 13.

Dec 19 London, ENG Earls Court ArenaPublic on sale Sept 17

Dec 20 London, ENG Earls Court ArenaPublic on sale Sept 17

Godsmack has been confirmed as the opening band for all these dates.

September 19, 2003 News

Whole Lotta Love

The photo shoot was held on July 8th at the Hit Factory in New York City for Esquire Magazine and their special 70th anniversary issue. The idea behind the shoot was to have current artists portray certain music icons. Metallica was asked to portray the legendary Led Zeppelin, and they were all up for it..until the day of the shoot of course.

A few times during the take, Lars bursted out "who ok'd this fucking idea?", with a big grin on his face. To get in to the vibe they played the classic "Whole Lotta Love" over and over again. The guys must have watched a few Led Zeppelin videos because they all had their moves locked in pretty good.

To make sure things were authentic, tour manager Rex oversaw the clothes and their performance. Rex has worked with Led Zeppelin since the early early days. "Wow, I have not had this long of hair in 10 years, it feels great", said James with a…

September 10, 2003 News

VH1 All Access: Metallica *Show Times*

VH1 All Access: Metallica, takes viewers on the road with one of the biggest rock bands on their mega summer tour. And it truly is all access. Where ever they go, whatever they do, VH1's cameras are right there - bringing fans both new and old a unique, intimate and memorable rock and roll experience.

Show times are: (check local listings for exact showtimes in your area)

Tuesday, September 2, 2003 3:30/2:30c PM Tuesday, September 2, 2003 10/9c PM Wednesday, September 3, 2003 12/11c AM Thursday, September 4, 2003 12:30/11:30c AM Friday, September 5, 2003 11/10c PM Sunday, September 7, 2003 1:30/12:30c AM
August 25, 2003 News

Frantic Video Premiere *Updated*

Frantic will be added to MTV (and MTV2's Rock Show) regular rotation beginning Monday, Sept. 1st.

MTV will air Frantic on All Things Rock, Tuesday 8/26 at 3am. A snippet will air as part of a VMA package on TRL on Thursday 8/28 1pm

FUSE will air Frantic on Uranium, Tuesday 8/26 at 7pm and 12 midnight.

August 21, 2003 News

Metallica Invades New York City *Updated*

On Thursday, August 28th, Metallica will perform live to close the MTV Video Music Awards show broadcast from Radio City Music Hall. Air time is 8:00 PM EST with pre-show festivities beginning at 6:30 PM EST. (Check local listings for exact showtimes in your area)

Hanging out in front of the TV just a little too quiet for you? The next night, Friday, August 29th, the band takes over the Bowery Ballroom in New York City for a private club show put on by 92.3 K-ROCK (WXRK). "How do I get tickets?" you ask? Fan Club members can enter to win tickets at, or you can listen to 92.3 K-ROCK (WXRK). (see station website or listen for complete details)

August 20, 2003 News

Frantic Singles

Most territories will receive the CD1 and CD 2. Limited edition "Festival" formats are listed below.

CD1 - Red Cover1. FRANTIC (album version)2. BLACKENED (live from Download Festival, UK 2003)3. HARVESTER OF SORROW (live from Download Festival UK 2003)4. FRANTIC (CD ROM video)

CD2 - Yellow Cover1. FRANTIC (album version)2. NO REMORSE (live from Download Festival, UK 2003)3. WELCOME HOME (SANITARIUM) (Live from Download Festival, UK 2003)

INT'L 2 TRACK - Yellow Cover (Not all territories will have this)1. Frantic (album version)2. No Remorse (live from Download Festival, UK 2003)

Limited Edition for Tour territories

BELGIUM/NETHERLANDS - Yellow CoverFranticHarvester Of Sorrow (live Fields Of Rock Festival, 2003)Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (live Werchter Festival 2003)No Remorse (live Werchter Festival, 2003)

SPAIN/PORTUGAL - Yellow CoverFranticHarvester of Sorrow (live Doctor Music…

August 15, 2003 News

New Skin for

On the right hand side, there is a drop down menu of 'skins.' For example, if you choose the 'Justice' skin, the site will transform to the look and feel of the Justice album. Right now, we have 5 'skins' to choose from; St. Anger, Justice, Pushead, Load/

August 14, 2003 News

Lars Radio

Our very own drummer will be taking over local radio station KBPI in Denver tomorrow night (July 31st) from 9pm to 11 pm mountain time. This show will be broadcasted live to various stations across the US. (11pm EST, 8pm PST) Here is a partial list of participating radio stations. Please check with your local station to see if they are carrying this show.

WXTB Tampa, FL KRQC Omaha, NE KDAG Farmington, NM WBFX Grand Rapids, Mi WTFX-FM Louisville, KY KSDN FM Aberdeen, SD WTUE Dayton, OH KXRX-FM 97 Tri Cities, WA KURQ San Luis Obispo, CA WBZT-FM Greenville-Spartanburg, SC KSJO San Francisco, CAWOUR Utica, NY KBAZ Missoula, MT WTKX Pensacola, FL/Mobile, AL KXLP Mankato, MN WTAO-FM Marion/Carbondale, IL KFLY Eugene/Springfield, OR WKQQ Lexington, KY WNVE-FM Rochester, NY WVRK-FM Columbus, GA KEGL Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX WKLS Atlanta, GA KLOL Houston, TX KCPX-FM (Channel 1057) Salt Lake…

July 30, 2003 News

St. Anger Nominated for VMA

The video, set in San Quentin prison and directed by the Malloys, will be up against Evanescence, Linkin Park, The White Stripes, and Good Charlotte.

The twentieth annual awards show will be hosted again this year by Chris Rock and broadcast live from New York City's Radio City Music Hall on Thursday, August 28th at 8:00PM (LIVE ET/Tape Delayed PT).

July 28, 2003 News

Summer Sanitarium 2003 Update

"We want Summer Sanitarium to be the best stuff that's out there now. I hope - and think - that we have done that. The other so-called headliners, Linkin Park and Limp Bizkit, are the best at what they do in their worlds. Deftones and Mudvayne...they have a different style, we're getting heavy music together. The fans are getting their money's worth - there are a lot of worn-out fans when we go on. It's a long day, but it's a lot of quality." said James about the tour and the lineup.

The vibe between the bands is great and you always see members of other bands checking out each others' show. Backstage, Metallica has set up a special hangout for everyone, called the Rubber Room. If you're lucky enough to make it to the Rubber Room, you can enjoy plenty of food, drinks, air hockey, ping pong, and video games.

A lot of people probably don't realize how much it takes to get a huge tour…

July 21, 2003 News

Frantic Video Shoot

The boys are scheduled to spend this upcoming Monday, the day after their Summer Sanitarium stop in Montreal to film their next video from St. Anger. Frantic will be shot under the direction of Wayne Isham. (Cunning Stunts, Enter Sandman, Sad But True, I Disappear, S&M, St. Anger Rehearsal DVD) will be there to cover all the happenings.
July 20, 2003 News


On the right hand side, there is a drop down menu of "skins." For example, if you choose the "Justice" skin, the site will transform to the look and feel of the Justice album. Right now, we have 3 "skins" to choose from; St. Anger, Justice, and Pushead.

In the coming months, more "skins" will be added. Who knows, maybe YOU will have a chance to design a "skin" for (Keep watching the site for details)

We hope you enjoy the new site, and please let us know what you think!!

July 18, 2003 News

MTV's Summer Sanitarium Tour Special

The half hour show will feature our very own METALLICA boys hanging with fans and showing viewers all that Summer Sanitarium has to offer!...

Here are the airdates and times:

SATURDAY 7/19 @ 1:30PM ***PREMIERE*** SUNDAY 7/20 @ 3:30PM FRIDAY 7/25 @ 1:00AM (late Thurs night)

For more information go to

July 18, 2003 News

One More U.S. Tour Stop Added

A day off? Who needs a day off!?! The boys just wanna play! So on August 6, 2003, the Metallica machine will roll through Salt Lake City with a stop at USANA Ampitheatre for a headlining show. (Opening act to be announced later)

Tickets go on sale to the general public this Saturday, July 19th at 9 AM Mountain Time. Met Club members will be able to purchase tickets at a special pre-sale the day before (Friday, July 18th) through

July 15, 2003 News

Summer Sanitarium Invades MuchMusic

Our friends at MuchMusic in Canada will be hosting an after party at their Headquarters immediately following the performances at the Toronto show of the Summer Sanitarium tour on July 5th. All the bands will head over to the party following their time on stage, and youll be able to watch the live broadcast starting at 11:00 PM EST. Fans can participate via phone, fax, email and the Speakers Corner.

A few lucky fans will also be in the audience... Met Club members will have a chance to win tickets at everyone else can tune into MuchMusic on Friday, July 4th at 6:30 PM EST for information on how to forward a question and/or win tickets to attend the exclusive event.

June 27, 2003 News