As the first proper cold spell of this year descended on Birmingham, Metallica brought the fire and fury that certainly got the crowd warmed up. It’s been eight long years since the last time the veterans of metal brought their show to the UK (apart from the odd festival appearance) and an even longer 31 years since their very first visit. Even the bus journey from the car park to the Genting Arena was full of stories of the first time people had seen them.
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Metallica’s Black Album is the world’s biggest selling album of the last 25 years, and the band are on yet another sell-out world tour. RISING went backstage at London’s O2 to find out how bassist Rob Trujillo uses surfing to unplug from being a rock star, but also to get into The Zone when onstage…
Metallica played 'Don’t Look Back in Anger.'
I’ll repeat that. Metallica. Played Don’t Look Back in Anger. You know, that Oasis song.
That ACTUALLY happened. It was awesome. They put bees on the screens and everything.
Anyway, back to the review as I was going to write it...
Metallica led Manchester fans in a sing-along to Oasis' "Don't Look Back in Anger" during the band's Saturday night concert at the Manchester Arena, the same venue that hosted the Ariana Grande concert struck by a terror attack in May.
Join Lars as he takes the stage at 92nd Street Y (92Y) in New York City for a career spanning conversation with Vanity Fair’s Mike Hogan on Sunday, November 5th. Covering ground from his youth on the tennis courts to life on the road today, catch all the behind the scenes stories... nothing is off limits!
When Metallica kicked off the North American leg of their WorldWired tour this past May in Baltimore, Rolling Stone reported that fans were calling out for the band to play "Spit Out the Bone," the raging closing track of their latest album. When the band put out Hardwired … to Self-Destruct last year, the seven-minute, hyper-charged thrasher quickly became a fan favorite, but the band held off playing it live until a gig at London's O2 arena earlier this week.
Metallica are set to reissue their legendary 1986 album Master of Puppets as a deluxe box set on November 10th. One of the package's many, many highlights is a 108-page hardcover book, chock-full of previously unseen essays and photos from iconic rock photographers including Ross Halfin, who captured the classic image of the band's late bassist, Cliff Burton, shown above.
The metal giants are still a force to be reckoned with
This week, Metallica’s WorldWired tour arrived in the UK for the band’s first major British shows since headlining 2015’s Reading & Leeds festivals – and it was every bit as epic as you’d expect. In Glasgow last night the thrash-metal titans came armed with a career-spanning setlist and an eye-popping stage production – here’s why you should beg, steal or borrow your way into the remaining shows while you still can…
There are a few things you expect when seeing Metallica live. It’ll be loud, there will be face-melting, virtuosic guitar solos aplenty and you will more than likely be surrounded by a crowd cladded in various metal t-shirts.
Metallica last night made history by playing to a record-breaking 22,211 people at The O2 in London, smashing the previous record of 21,000 set by Muse in 2016.
The ‘in-the-round’ format allowed for an extended seating capacity for the US rockers’ two O2 shows, part of the UK leg of their WorldWide tour, which now heads to the SSE Hydro in Glasgow.
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.
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.
Metallica are putting on a massive benefit show to help fellow Northern Californians impacted by the recent deadly wildfires. The iconic metal act has announced the Band Together Bay Area show, a benefit taking place at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Nov. 9 that will also feature the Dave Matthews Band, G-Eazy and other acts to be announced.
Metallica’s Kirk Hammett has launched his own brand of coffee.
The Ghoul Screamer blend from El Salvador is the result of a collaboration between Hammett and music industry veteran David Karon’s KHDK Electronics firm and Dark Matter Coffee.
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.
Survivors of the recent North Bay fires will be the beneficiaries of a major fundraising concert called Band Together Bay Area on Nov. 9 at San Francisco’s AT&T Park, starring the legendary heavy metal band Metallica, rocker Dave Matthews, Oakland rapper G-Eazy and others.
A coalition of Bay Area business and community leaders have joined forces to organize a major fundraising campaign supporting recovery efforts for the recent firestorm that swept through Northern California, kick-started by a concert featuring Metallica, G-Eazy and Dave Matthews at AT&T Park scheduled for Nov. 9.
11/6 Update: The Band Together Bay Area concert will be streamed live on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter this Thursday, November 9th kicking off at 5:45 PM PST. Head over here to Metallica.com, our YouTube channel or Facebook page to watch the five-hour event... we’ll be up last for a 75-minute set after G-Eazy, Rancid, Dave Matthews, Dead & Company and Raphael Saadiq. The show will also be available to Twitter's logged-in and logged-out audience in the U.S. via @tippingpoint and also here. Contribute to fire relief during the live stream by clicking the “donate” button on the stream or texting “TOGETHER” to 20222.
Metallica are in England at the moment, getting ready for their October 24 show at London's magnificent O2 Arena. Ergo, it's no surprise that Kirk Hammett took some time to visit the gang at the UK's Guitar Interactive.