Guitar World: Metallica, Foo Fighters, Avenged Sevenfold, August Burns Red Nominated for Grammys

Metallica, Foo Fighters, Avenged Sevenfold and August Burns Red are among the nominees for the 60th annual Grammy Awards, which will be held on January 28 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Metallica have scored nominations for Best Rock Song ("Atlas, Rise!") and Best Rock Album (Hardwired... To Self-Destruct), while Foo Fighters picked up nominations for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song, both for the Concrete and Gold single, "Run."

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November 28, 2017 In the Press

The Metallica Pop-Up Shop Returns, Next Up: London

We’re gearing up for the second leg of the European WorldWired Tour and we’re excited to return with our new indoor show, kicking things off in London.  And in the grand tradition that started a little over a year ago in Minneapolis and carried on into Copenhagen and North America in 2017, the pop-up shops are well, popping up again!  We’ll be setting up stores in a few tour cities so that you can grab your WorldWired gear in advance and check out some cool new, exclusive and collectible items.

Win a Day in the Studio With Metallica

UPDATE: Winning bid in the amount of $23,200 by an anonymous bidder.

Didn't win an invite to the Launch Party? Still want to hang with Metallica in their studio? Here's your chance. Metallica has teamed up with the T.J. Martell Foundation to raise funds for charity by offering an entire day in the studio with the band and Bob Rock for auction on ebay. In addition to the day in the studio and dinner with the band, the winner will receive airfare for two and hotel accommodations in San Francisco for two nights. For all the details, and to place your bid, click here.

Hurry - the auction ends on July 19, 2002.

The T.J. Foundation has dedicated 25 years to raising funds for innovative research for the treatments and cures of leukemia, cancer and AIDS. Of every dollar raised, $.93 goes to life saving research and development. Visit for more information.

Be the First to Play Guitar Hero in Cologne

Want to test out the Metallica Guitar Hero game before it hits the stores in Europe? Here's your chance... and we'll be there to see how you do! Join us at the Hard Rock Cafe in Cologne on Sunday , May 17, where starting at 11:00 AM you can check out the new game. The best players will advance to the next round taking place later in the day to celebrate the release of the game and perform again in front of the toughest judges of all... US!

We'll hit the Hard Rock at 4:00 PM and see the best GH bands from the day perform on stage as well as have a chance to meet a few of you.

As you may know, we do have a show that night, so we only get to hang until around 6:00 PM... hope to see you there!

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Paul Baloff... Memories from Kirk Hammett

Paul Baloff, the original singer for Exodus, passed away on Feb 2, 2002. Exodus were true pioneers of metal, rising from the infamous Bay Area Thrash scene which produced such bands as Testament, Violence, Forbidden Evil, Death Angel and Metallica.

EXODUS Pre-82(Tom Hunting, Kirk Hammett, Paul Baloff, Jeff Andrews, Gary Holt)

Between 1981-1983, before joining Metallica, Kirk Hammett was a guitar player for Exodus. He wanted to share some personal thoughts with you on Paul.

Metallica on Spotify

We're beyond excited to announce that music from every single Metallica album is now streaming on Spotify! In our never ending quest for total control of the way our music is presented, we always make it a point to be sure that we are offering you the very best service by partnering with ground-breaking technology companies. So with that said, we are extremely proud to be a part of Spotify, who not only has a proven track record, but is by far the best streaming service.

Spotify was launched in Sweden in 2008 and has grown into a massive world-wide service with on-demand access to over 20 million songs. You can create and manage all your play-lists, share them with your friends and add to them by importing MP3's you already own. Now you can also take Spotify with you through their new mobile app.

We're always looking for more ways to get our music out to you, whether it's…


Update May 16: Here's 30 seconds of St. Anger!

Frantic: 30 second preview: Windows Media Player I Real Player

St. Anger: 30 second preview: Windows Media Player I Real Player

May is no longer just a three letter word, it's now "MAYTALLICA!" Metallica has hooked up with radio stations across the United States to bring you this massive event. Each station has their own special promotions - you could win a trip to see Metallica play at the Fillmore, a brand new Metallica-ized truck, Summer Sanitarium tickets, t-shirts, Fan Club memberships and more. Along with "Maytallica" special promotions, each station will broadcast recent interviews with the band members and of course the best part - NEW MUSIC FROM ST. ANGER!!! Look for your home town station in the list below, and if your local station is not participating, you may want to check some other stations' web sites - they just might be…

Rolling Stone: Metallica, Dave Matthews, G-Eazy Lead Wildfire Benefit Concert

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. 

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October 26, 2017 In the Press

Wall Street Journal: Stern Pinball's Metallica Game Success Leads To Second Premium Edition

Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's leading maker of real pinball games and the AAMA 2012 Manufacturer of the Year, announces the availability of a second Premium model Metallica pinball machine. The initial release of Metallica pinball captured the attention of gamers and fans alike. Stern sold out of both the US and International allocations of its 500 Limited Edition ("LE") games within an hour of each respective customer announcement.

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April 18, 2013 In the Press

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

New Shows Announced

12.28.99 - Miami, FL12.29.99 - St Petersburg, FL12.31.99 - Detroit, MI1.01.00 - Cleveland, OH1.03.00 - Milwaukee, WI1.04.00 - Chicago, IL1.05.00 - Chicago, IL1.07.00 - Minneapolis, MN1.09.00 - Minneapolis, MN1.10.00 - Minneapolis, MN

The WorldWired Tour Hits North America

It was one of the worst kept secrets in the touring world and now we’re here to finally make it official... yes, the WorldWired tour will be hitting the road in North America this summer for our first extended tour of the States and Canada since 2009! Whew... it certainly has been way too long and we are beyond excited to be visiting all of our friends in North America. We’re also psyched to announce that after joining us in Minneapolis last year, Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat have graciously signed on to be the main support acts for the run.

Hardwired Snags Grammy Nominations

We are once again extremely honored and humbled to announce that we have been nominated for two Grammy Awards. Just over a year following its release, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct has been nominated in the Best Rock Album category and “Atlas, Rise!” has received a nom for Best Rock Song.