Rolling Stone: Metallica Talk Crazy Fan Meetings, Lou Reed, Lemmy-Inspired Song

Metallica stopped by SiriusXM's New York studios on Monday to answer fan questions for the network's Town Hall segment in anticipation of the November 18th release of the group's Hardwired ... to Self-Destruct LP. The band members – James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo and Lars Ulrich – were in good spirits and gamely answered the queries. The segment won't run in full until November 17th at 5 p.m. EST on the network's "Mandatory Metallica" station (channel 37), but Rolling Stone sat in and listened. Here are the most interesting things we learned.

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September 26, 2016 In the Press

Rolling Stone: Watch Metallica Scorch 'Fallon' With 'Moth Into Flame'

Metallica unleashed their volatile new single "Moth Into Flame" Thursday on The Tonight Show. "Rise and fall/ Who cares at all," James Hetfield sang between harmonized guitar leads with Kirk Hammett. "Blacked out, pop queen/ Amphetamine, the screams crashed in the silence." Drummer Lars Ulrich set the frenzied pace with his shifting beats, and Hammett nailed his Hendrix-leaning wah-wah solo.

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September 30, 2016 In the Press

Kirk on Seattle's 99.9 KISW

This week, Thee Ted Smith & Steve Migs chat with Kirk Hammett of Metallica! Metallica have a new record coming out on November 18th called “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”, and they have a new book out now called out “Metallica: Back to the Front” the book is the all about celebrating the 30 year anniversary of Master of Puppets!

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September 14, 2016 In the Press

Wednesday Night Note...

We hear that a Canadian Metallica tribute band is a little upset with us and with a little digging figured out why. It turns out that a certain letter was delivered to the band Sandman that neither we nor our management were aware of until it surfaced online. Lucky for us the band was kind enough to post it for us to see, and it turns out that we have a very overzealous attorney who sent this letter without our knowledge.

We have a long history of not only enjoying tribute bands, but we started as one. Heck, we even recorded a two-disc album of covers! We will always remember those days and continue to enjoy tribute bands, even inviting them to support us on various tours over the years.

Sandman should file the letter in the trash, we’ve spoken to Joe Di Taranto of the band and it’s all good. Keep doing what you’re doing... we totally support you! And in the meantime our…

Billboard: Global Citizen Festival 2016: Rihanna Shines, Metallica Rocks Out & Eddie Vedder Duets with Chris Martin

To reward the tens of thousands of volunteers who have put in time to help make the world a better place, the 2016 Global Citizen Festival put on a star-studded show in New York's Central Park on Saturday (Sept. 24).

The lineup, curated by Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, satisfied various genre tastes, tapping the likes of EDM act Major Lazer, heavy metal icons Metallica, rap prodigy Kendrick Lamar and headliner, pop phenom Rihanna. Martin also took the stage for a special duet with Peal Jam's Eddie Vedder, who also delivered a passionate speech about the globe's current state of affairs.

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September 25, 2016 In the Press

Hit The Stage – Vote For The Opening Bands

Voting is now open!

We were hanging at HQ getting ready to hit the road for the first dates on the WorldWired tour and had this crazy idea... how about you guys pick the opening acts for the October/November leg?!? It seems like a cool way to celebrate the return to some of our favorite places and we’ll get to check out what’s going on musically in your town. So with the help of our local promoter friends, you can be a part of shaping the show each night!

WorldWired Tour Continues on to Hong Kong

Monday we told you how excited we are to hit the ground running in 2017 with tour dates in Asia and we’re back today with a Metallica first – a show in Hong Kong! Thirty-five years and still beyond psyched to go to new frontiers, so this promises to be a very special night as we hit the stage at the AsiaWorld-Expo on January 20, 2017.

Hit the rain!

I mean Lites!!! Rain started coming down again as the band was warming up in the tuning room. Show started with Lites, Ride is playing now, and Creep is next!

November 3, 2016 Tour Journal

Mirror vain, Gone insane

Since Creep, we heard Sad, Roam, Unforgiven, Atlas, and now Memory. Another song from HTSD is up next in Moth!

November 3, 2016 Tour Journal

Celebrate Hardwired With Us In London

Just two weeks to go until Hardwired…To Self Destruct and we’re beyond excited that we’ll be spending the week of release with our friends in Europe and celebrating with you in a big way in London, England on November 17th and 18th with three very unique outings.

This is the end, we won't take any more

Close to the end of the show now, and the rain is letting up a little bit..... since Moth we had One, Puppetz, Bellz, and Fade! Seek is just starting.....

November 3, 2016 Tour Journal

Never cared for what they do

Even though it rained most of the night, the Guatemalan fans cheered and roared for every song! Full setlist is up, pics to come!

November 3, 2016 Tour Journal

Rolling Stone: 11 Things We Learned Hanging With Metallica

In late September, Metallica gathered in New York to kickstart the promotional campaign for their 10th studio album, Hardwired... To Self-Destruct [out November 18th]. After an electrifying fanclub-only show at Webster Hall on Tuesday September 27th, we spoke with all four members – frontman James Hetfield, guitarist Kirk Hammett, drummer Lars Ulrich and bassist Robert Trujillo – at Electric Lady Studios the next day for this month's cover story.

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November 4, 2016 In the Press