Rolling Stone: Jack White Talks Banning Phones at Concerts With Metallica's Lars Ulrich

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.

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March 23, 2018 ...And On Top of That

Gibson.com: Metallica is Giving Back

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.

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March 14, 2018 In the Press

Rolling Stone: Metallica Set North American Arena Leg of WorldWired Tour

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.

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February 27, 2018 In the Press

RNZ: Dieser Triumphzug war ein ICE (plus Fotogalerie)

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.

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February 19, 2018 In the Press

Rolling Stone: Metallica to Receive Music's 'Nobel Prize'

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.

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February 15, 2018 In the Press

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.

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February 14, 2018 In the Press

Teaming Up With Vans Again!

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.

February 14, 2018 News

Honored With The Polar Music Prize

Update: Check out photos and videos from the ceremony!


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.

February 14, 2018 News

Corriere di Bologna: Metallica a Bologna, tra le fiamme parte «Nel blu dipinto di blu»

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. 

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February 13, 2018 In the Press

James and SKOM Director Joe Berlinger Team Up Again!

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

February 12, 2018 News

La Vanguardia: La noche de parranda de Metallica en Barcelona en la que resucitó a Peret

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.

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February 8, 2018 In the Press