When Jack White announced a cell phone ban for his upcoming tour, he tipped his cap to Chris Rock, who employed a similar rule during a 2017 stand-up set at Third Man Records. White defended his decision in a recent interview with Lars Ulrich for the Metallica drummer's "It's Electric!" Beats 1 radio show, explaining how excessive technology use affects his mindset as a performer.
Metallica are auctioning off band merchandise and fun experiences to aid their All Within My Hands charity foundation. Some of the cool experiences include tickets and meet-and-greets for sold-out Metallica gigs in Prague and Munich, passes to the San Francisco Giants' Metallica night at AT&T Park and more.
An extra sweet item is an autographed drumhead that the band used while recording their album Hardwired...to Self-Destruct. An autographed copy of the Kill 'Em All reissue box set is also up for grabs.
Artists are offering all sorts of ticket bundles and promotional packages these days, but the North American tour Metallica announced yesterday actually comes with a special feature fairly unique addition to the touring landscape.
Metallica's WorldWired Tour will return to North America in September for a fall/winter arena jaunt in support of the heavy metal legends' latest LP Hardwired… to Self-Destruct.
The 34-date trek finds Metallica heading to cities the band didn't visit during their 25-date North American stadium tour in 2017, including some markets they haven't visited in decades: Grand Forks, North Dakota will host its first Metallica gig in 30 years on September 8th, while Metallica will also visit El Paso, Birmingham, Alabama and Sioux Falls, South Dakota for the first time in over 25 years.
Mannheim. Am Ende ist die junge, völlig durchgeschwitzte Frau glücklich - und nur für einen kurzen Augenblick enttäuscht. Die Kamera zoomt ganz nah an James Hetfields Hand heran, zu beobachten auf den unzähligen LED-Würfeln, die über der Bühne der SAP Arena schweben. Zwischen den Fingern des Sängers und Gitarristen von Metallica ist ein Plektron zu sehen, zuerst verschwommen und dann ganz scharf. Mannheim ist darauf zu lesen, mit dem Wasserturm im Hintergrund.
Nearly 40 years into their career, Metallica will receive the Polar Music Prize – an equivalent award to the Nobel Prize – this coming spring. The award recognizes international excellence in music. The group will receive an award of one million Swedish kronor, roughly equivalent to $126,000. The band will donate the money to its own All Within My Hands organization, which aids communities in need with workforce education, food-bank donations and other local services.
Förra året prisades Sting och jazzmusikern Wayne Shorter.
I år tilldelas Polarpriset Metallica.
– Att få det här fantastiska priset, och hamna i samma sällskap som de legendarer som mottagit det före oss, är en stor ära, säger trummisen Lars Ulrich till Nöjesbladet.
Polarpriset går i år till metalgruppen Metallica och Afghanistans nationella musikinstitut i Kabul.
– Det är en ära att få ett sådant här pris, efter bara 38 år in i karriären när vi precis börjat. Det är väldigt coolt, säger Lars Ulrich om att Metallica tilldelas Polarpriset.
Billboard: Metallica, Afghanistan National Institute of Music Named 2018 Polar Music Prize Laureates
The seminal metal band Metallica and the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) and its founder/director Dr. Ahmad Sarmast have been named the Laureates for the 2018 Polar Music Prize, to be presented by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden on June 14. The announcement was made Wednesday (Feb. 14) morning at Stockholm City Hall by Alfons Karabuda, chairman of the Polar Music Prize award committee.
The Polar Music Prize, the world’s most prestigious music award, now in its 27th year, has announced that Metallica, and The Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) with Dr. Ahmad Sarmast, its founder and director, are this year’s recipients. A fun mix!
We're psyched to announce that we have once again teamed up with our friends at Vans to bring you two new styles in the Vans x Metallica exclusive collection of footwear, apparel and accessories. The latest installment from the long-time partnership marks the third collaboration between us and the iconic Southern California company.
We are thrilled to announce that on June 14th we will receive one of the most unique and distinctive honors in music, Sweden's Polar Music Prize. In a ceremony broadcast live on Swedish national television we, along with our fellow laureate Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) and Dr. Ahmad Sarmast, will be extremely proud to accept the award from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
I Metallica sono approdati a Bologna. La Unipol Arena è stipata con la più alta concentrazione di T-Shirt di gruppi metal dell’emisfero orientale. Il palco, un enorme cerchio, campeggia al centro del palazzetto. Quando riecheggiano le note de L’estasi dell’oro di Ennio Morricone accompagnate dalle immagini della scena de Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo, la folla è già in visibilio.
Metallica, la band americana in concerto a Torino rende omaggio a Vasco Rossi e suona "C'è chi dice no", ecco il video e il gesto del gruppo che dona in beneficenza alla mensa dei poveri.
Metallica front man James Hetfield is joining Voltage Pictures’ upcoming Ted Bundy thriller Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile, which is currently in production.
No rest for the wicked here as James spent a few of his days between tour dates in front of the camera once again for Academy-award nominated director Joe Berlinger as he filmed scenes for Joe's upcoming film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile. The movie follows the relationship between notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, played by Zac Efron, and his longtime girlfriend, played by Lily Collins, who at the time, had no knowledge of the crimes.
Photo by Brian Douglas
OAKLAND, Calif. — A heavy metal hero is being celebrated in the San Francisco Bay Area community where he grew up.
Supervisors in Alameda County named Feb. 10 Cliff Burton Day, in honor of the late bassist of Metallica who was born in Castro Valley south of Oakland.
La presencia de los contundentes Metallica en un atestado Palau Sant Jordi cumplió anoche con las expectativas. Tras la músca de El bueno, el feo y el malo, que la usan para saltar al escenario, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich y compañía ofrecieron una larga sesión donde sonaron clásicos y temas de su último disco, Hardwired to self-destruct. Pero más allá de eso, resucitaron a Peret y su muerto vivo.