Billboard: Watch Metallica's Robert Trujillo & Kirk Hammett Cover ABBA's 'Dancing Queen' in Sweden

Some members of Metallica were definitely digging the dancing queen during the band’s Monday concert at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm.

Bassist Robert Trujillo and guitarist Kirk Hammett performed a cover of ABBA’s 1976 smash “Dancing Queen” during their “doodle” solo segment on the 38-date European leg of Metallica’s WorldWired Tour, where the two bandmates take time out from the set list to pay tribute to local legends in various cities.

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May 8, 2018 In the Press

Revolver: WATCH METALLICA'S FUN COVER OF EUROPE'S "THE FINAL COUNTDOWN" LIVE IN SWEDEN

On May 5th, amid the closing dates of their Worldwired Tour's European leg, Metallica stormed into Stockholm, Sweden, for the first of two dates at the city's Ericsson Globe venue. Once again, the thrashers' performance featured a "doodle" — or short cover — from guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo, who've made it their tradition to honor a local artist during the band's mid-set break. This time, the pair paid tribute to Europe with a rugged rendition of the Swedish prog-pop group's 1986 smash "The Final Countdown" — no synths necessary.

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May 7, 2018 In the Press

ESP: Kirk Hammett Custom ESP Raises Over $31,000 for Charity

As a guitar and bass manufacturer, our job is pretty clear cut: make the best instruments we can for every musician's budget and skill level. But sometimes, we get to be a small part of something much bigger. While music itself is said to make the world a better place to live, and we agree with that, there are aspects of life that can't be helped simply through power chords and sweet leads.

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May 7, 2018 In the Press

Revolver: WATCH METALLICA DELIVER SPIRITED RENDITION OF A-HA'S "TAKE ON ME"

Metallica stopped off in Oslo, Norway, last night (May 2nd) amid the closing European leg of their WorldWired Tour. As always, the thrashers' performance found guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo honoring a famous local artist during the band's mid-set break by performing a short cover (otherwise known as a "doodle," to borrow the band's preferred phrasing). This time around, the rockers nodded to Oslo new-wave band A-ha with a spirited take on the synth-poppers iconic "Take on Me."

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May 3, 2018 In the Press

DZIENNIK ZACHODNI: Metallica gra Dżem: Wehikuł Czasu w Kraków Tauron Arenie. Wzruszający, śląski akcent na koncercie WIDEO Metallica Dżem

Metallica DŻEM: To był szczególny prezent, zwłaszcza dla fanów ze Śląska! W Pradzie był Jozin z Bazin a w Krakowie.... Wehikuł Czasu Dżemu. Ten filmik na YouTube był już oglądany 1,5 mln razy na całym świecie. Zobaczcie koniecznie. Metallica przygotowała niespodziankę dla fanów w Tauron Arenie. Utwór zapowiedział i zaśpiewał basista Robert Trujillo. To trzeba zobaczyć. Metallica: Wehikuł Czasu. Śląski akcent na koncercie w Polsce. Szukajcie się na zdjęciach!

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May 1, 2018 In the Press

Austin... Here We Come!

We’re excited to announce that we’ve added the world-famous Austin City Limits festival to the Fall edition of the WorldWired Tour! We’re looking forward to playing ACL for the first time as we join the festival line-up for two weekends, October 5-7 and 12-13 at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas.

Bild: Harte Rocker mit Herzen für Arme

München – Raue Schale, großes Herz für Arme. So haben sich jetzt die Rocker von Metallica in München präsentiert.

Vor ihrem ausverkauften Konzert in der Olympiahalle übergab das US-Quartett einen Scheck über 14 250 Euro an die Münchner Tafel. „Metallica ist eine sehr sozial eingestellte Band. Sie unterstützen bei jedem Konzert örtliche soziale Projekte“, so Tafel-Sprecher Gregor Tschung. „Der Veranstalter schlug ihnen auch die Münchner Tafel vor. Wir hatten das Glück ausgewählt zu werden.“

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April 27, 2018 In the Press

The Metallica Pop-Up Store Returns: Stockholm

The band is kicking off the final leg of the 2017-2018 European WorldWired Tour, and we couldn’t let it end without one more pop-up store!

Visit the Stockholm pop-up store, open May 5th-7th.

April 25, 2018 News

Reissues Re-Revisited - Garage Days EP Out Now!

It’s been a long wait since 1989, but the time has finally come! For the first time in nearly 30 years, The $5.98 EP – Garage Days Re-Revisited, and now remastered, is available! All formats are back in stock now in the Met Store!

April 12, 2018 News

24 heures: Metallica à Palexpo, les petits plaisirs du gigantisme

Mercredi 11 avril, 21 h 10. Palexpo, Halle 6. Point d'autos ce soir-là, mais une grosse cylindrée. Metallica à la manœuvre devant 22'000 personnes. Un record d'affluence? S'il restait n'était-ce que quelques centaines de billets à l'entrée, le pari est gagné: l'unique date suisse du quatuor américain est un succès concernant l'organisation et l'ambiance. Musicalement, en revanche, il y a beaucoup à redire...

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April 12, 2018 In the Press

Revolver: WATCH METALLICA PAY TRIBUTE TO MARTIN ERIC AIN WITH THUNDERING CELTIC FROST COVER

Metallica wrapped up the latest European leg of their "WorldWired Tour" in Geneva, Switzerland, last night, April 11th. As with previous stops, the Big Four thrashers' performance found guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo forgoing the band's usual mid-set break to cover an artist hailing from that night's city. This time around, they paid tribute to Celtic Frost's pioneering late bassist, Martin Eric Ain, with a fiery "doodle" of the icons' "Procreation (Of the Wicked)," which appeared on the Swiss band's 1984 debut Morbid Tales.

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April 12, 2018 In the Press