WorldWired Tour Rolls On To Seoul

We’re excited to kick off 2017 with the first show of what promises to be a year taking us to all corners of the globe on the WorldWired Tour. The New Year will be just over a week old when we return to Seoul, South Korea on January 11, 2017 at the Gocheok Sky Dome for the first of six shows in that corner of the world... stay tuned for additional announcements in the coming days and weeks.

October 17, 2016 News

Grammy Nomination

Today the nice people over at the Recording Academy tweeted that they have nominated us for a Grammy this year! We're honored to be considered in the Best Music Film category for last year's 3D film Through The Never.

Our fellow nominees are a super cool bunch including Beyonce and Jay Z, Coldplay, the ladies of 20 Feet From Stardom, and Pink . Awards will be handed out on February 8, 2015 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will air on CBS television.

December 5, 2014 News

And Justice For Honduras Party

Primera Reunión AND JUSTICE FOR HONDURAS (first chapter party And Justice For Honduras)

Por fin, tendremos nuestra primer reunión! La primera de muchas!

Lugar: Merlo's Place (Colonia San Carlos, Tegucigalpa)

Fecha: 18 de Agosto

hora: 8:30pm

Entrada: Gratis! (por consumo en Merlo's Place)

July 25, 2017 Chapter News

Surprise & Happy Birthday James

How do you celebrate your 39th year? Well, if a few of your good buddies have their way, behind the wheel of your '55 Chevy Bel Air at Sears Point Raceway, smoking your tires at the business-end of the drag-strip which has been held for your exclusive use for the best part of an afternoon. James Hetfield has just those types of buddies, which is why on Tuesday August 6th (James birthday is on Aug 3rd), some close friends and family got together to watch Papa Het and friends burn rubber, push gaskets and floor accelerators in the quest for best time of the day.

Nice Lineup

Does this one have an engine?

Was James happy? Well we couldn't really tell 'cos he seemed to have trouble getting words out through his huge, four hour ear-to-ear grin, but judging by the amount of times he floored both his Bel Air and Chevy Camaro (the latter was the stunt car in 'I Disappear') we'd say…

August 7, 2002 News

St. Anger Singles

Here's the real deal on a couple of singles coming out in International territories. They are outtakes from the sessions we did for the Ramones tribute record and some of 'em are pretty rough. We even included the video for "St.Anger" for you!

CD 1"St. Anger" (album version)"Commando""Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World"

CD 2"St. Anger" (album version)"Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue""Cretin Hop""St. Anger" (video)

7-inchA-side: "St. Anger"B-side: "We're A Happy Family"

CD 2-track"St. Anger" (album version)"Cretin Hop"

CD Maxi"St. Anger" (album version)"Commando""Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World""Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue""St. Anger" (video)

Update June 4: Depending on where you live, some or all of these singles will begin to surface in your favorite record store the week of June 23, 2003.

Jimmy Kimmel Live! Block Party

As you may have heard, we’re off to Los Angeles next week for some more shenanigans and while we’re there we’ve been invited to shut down a few streets and throw a massive block party with Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jimmy has been kind enough to ask us to stop by, chat and play a few songs outside of the studio on Wednesday, December 14th. We want you to join us!

December 15 Update: Videos Added

December 9, 2016 News

Wall Street Journal: Metallica to Rock Fans With Interactive Tour, Antarctica Concert

Metallica is kicking things into high gear next year. On Monday, the band announced a co-headlining slot with Iron Maiden at Europes Sonisphere festival, a roving heavy metal festival that moves from country to country and has featured bands such as SlipKnot, Korn and Megadeth. It will take place during a larger European tour scheduled for next summer that includes performances at Pinkpop and Rock Werchter festivals.

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December 3, 2013 In the Press

That we not deviate our cause

DAMN! Krakow is sure loud! They are singing all the words to everything! James can take the night off if he wants! Show opened with Hardwired, Atlas, Seek, Motor, Fade, and now Dead. Cthulhu is awakening next!

April 28, 2018 Tour Journal

Metallica Signs with Elektra Records

Metallica signs with a major label! After being hounded by A&R rep Michael Alago, the band takes the next step toward world domination by hooking up with Elektra Records.
September 12, 1984 Timeline

Metallica, Donington, the Full Scoop!

For the last few hours James, Kirk and Rob had been busily jamming with Joey Jordison from Slipknot and Dave Lombardo from Slayer. Word filtered through that Lars suffered a medical emergency and frankly, I don't like to ask too many questions when the boys are preparing to deliver in unusual circumstances. The CD players were out, the guys were ripping through jams and the clock was ticking. Atlanta 2000 Sanitarium anybody? I mean, the comparisons are too crazy, too symmetrically did we really, ever doubt that this Metallica show would be anything less than plain goddam cool? No. Why? Because when their backs are against the wall, they ALWAYS ALWAYS deliver.

Rehearsing with Dave Lombardo (SLAYER)

In a sense, the thought of watching Dave Lombardo hammering Battery was something many have dreamt might happen in some crazy "rock swap" game, and as for Jordison, the man…

A New Home for the Vault

As you know, the Metallica Vault is no more, but we wanted you to continue to have access to free live downloads from the Metallica archives. So head over to, register if you haven't done so already, and visit the Vault page. Every month there will be new songs up for grabs - a lot of stuff that used to live on the old Vault site, but some cool new stuff too. Right now nine new tracks from a show in Austin, TX circa 1989, are up there.

Song availability will change every month, so don't wait too long to click that download button.

Our friends at were kind enough to help us set this up, but since it's free sometimes you might have to be a little patient as download speeds may vary and probably won't be as fast as what you're used to on livemetallica with the Madly In Anger shows.

And as a special bonus, if you purchase any four shows from the Madly In…

Follow Up from Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky

We had the highest per-screen average of any movie in the U.S. (even better than Spider-Man 2!), and we owe it in huge part to you, the Metallica fans, the most dedicated bunch of people we've ever met. Thank you so much for coming out to see the movie and to so many of you for helping us out on the release. Your continued support is key to convincing theatre-owners that people really will go to see a movie about Metallica, something some people still have trouble believing.

The great reviews and word-of-mouth the film has gotten have also started converting the uninitiated. We spoke with many people after the screenings who had never even listened to Metallica, but left the theatre understanding why this band has so many fans.

Now our work continues. If you live in New York or San Francisco but haven't seen the movie yet, go see it! If you have seen it and liked it, tell…

July 14, 2004 News

St. Anger Has Been Set Free!!!!

St. Anger will be a 2-disc set (CD of music, DVD of rehearsals) packaged in a tri-fold digipack. Included in the digipack will be a 4-color, 28 page booklet with lyrics.

Also included will be a sneak peak at the Metallica Video game. Ready sometime in early 2005, the new video game is a third person vehicle combat game packed with fully customized vehicles and weaponry, endless terrain and desperate, murderous opponents – will include voice-overs from us, incidental background music and other exclusive content. We will also record an original song exclusively for the game along with a music video featuring elements from the interactive experience. You will also be able to see the trailer if you hit any of the Summer Sanitarium tour dates.

When you open your St. Anger digipack for the first time, make sure not to overlook the special insert for the Metallica Vault. What is that you…

A Very Special First

A giant thank you to all of you who have made our first visit to China a sold out show! So we are very excited to announce that a second night has been added on August 14. Pre-sale tickets go on sale this Monday, July 8 at noon local time and you will be able to reserve your seat then through the same outlets. Again a limited number of tickets are being held for Met Club members. Information on how to purchase them will be posted in the Members Only area soon.

It is so rare for us to be able to say that we are visiting a country for the very first time, so this is an extra special announcement for us. After over 31 years of traveling to almost all corners of the world for so many amazing, wild and thrilling adventures, we will finally be heading to China!! Well be hitting the stage in Shanghai at the Mercedes-Benz Arena on August 13.

Tickets go on sale on June 7 at 10:00 AM…