Assuring me that I'm insane

Barcelona was just itching for the band to hit the stage tonight! Set started with Hardwired, Atlas, Seek, Never, and now Sanitarium is playing. Dead is next!

February 7, 2018 Tour Journal

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

Metallica Returning to School

Both nights (October 27 & 28) are now available at All proceeds from the sale of downloads from these two shows will go to the Bridge School.

Does two acoustic gigs in our hometown mean that we're sick of the studio again? Nah... not really... but we are honored that we have been invited to appear at the annual Bridge School Benefit concerts. Held on October 27 and 28, 2007 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA, this will be our second time participating in the all acoustic shows, and the 21st year that the benefit has been held in the Bay Area.

As usual, the line-up is stellar and we're looking forward to seeing Tom Waits, Eddie Vedder (with Flea & Jack Irons), John Mayer, of course Neil Young, and others perform those days. Tickets are on sale this Sunday, September 9, 2007 at 10:00 AM and for more details, please see the official press release…

October 29, 2007 News

Metallica By Request - One More Show

Greetings from Metallica HQ, where we're camped out writing songs and getting ready to head to South America for the first of our "By Request" shows later this month. We're having such a blast watching what you are choosing for us to play in South America and Europe, we're throwing another show in the mix - HEAVY MONTRÉAL as one of the headliners along with our friends Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Exodus and Apocalyptica during the festival taking place at Parc Jean-Drapeau August 9-10.

Two day passes as well as special travel packages for HEAVY MONTRÉAL will be available on March 7, at noon local time. Met Club members should log in for information about a special ticket presale.

Don't forget to help us pick the set list! It's pretty simple - pick up your ticket(s) and you'll receive a code and a link to a site on which you may cast your ballot. We normally play around 18…

March 3, 2014 News

The WorldWired Tour Rolls To Singapore

Greetings from Latin America and the first leg of many WorldWired tour dates to come over the next few years! As you may have already seen, we are kicking off 2017 with a visit to our friends in Asia and we’re psyched that the latest addition to that run of the tour is Singapore at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on January 22, 2017.

October 30, 2016 News

Feb 2 - post 1

"Let's cut the shit, right! We haven't been to Australia for six fucking years, and we are fucking retarded, because being in Australia is King Shit! We had the best time I ever had on tour, and I mean that", said Lars thirty minutes after walking off stage in Perth, the last show on the Australia/New Zealand 2004 tour. I think the rest of the band, and crew, agrees too. We all had a blast, and it better not be another 6 years, RIGHT???
February 2, 2004 Tour Journal

Lisbon Show Today!

First show of 2018 is in Lisbon tonight! Doors open at 7, with our friends in Kvelertak on stage at 8:20. Metallica will go on around 9:30!

February 1, 2018 Tour Journal

Beyond the black, we rise again

Another great crowd here in Madrid! Set started off with Hardwired, Atlas, Seek, Harvie, Fade, and now Dead is playing. Dream is up next!

February 5, 2018 Tour Journal

Ramones Tribute

Metallica is in the studio working on their new record, and as rumored on other sites, it's true that they are also working on a track to contribute to the upcoming Ramones tribute record. When Kirk was asked by his friend Johnny Ramone if the band would do a song, the yes part of the answer was easy. Now comes the hard part - picking a song! The guys have jammed on eight songs, narrowed it down to four, but still haven't made the final decision yet. No, they won't tell us what the front runners are - we'll just have to get back to you after they pick one.

Bob (Rock), James, Lars and Kirk in the studio May 2002

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.

February 6, 2002 News

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

Mission To Lars Coming to America

The UK film "Mission To Lars" follows severely autistic Tom Spicer, whose lifelong dream is to meet Lars Ulrich. Tom has Fragile X Syndrome and has spent his adult life in a residential care home; ignored, for the most part, by his siblings, Kate and Will. He has only ever asked them for one thing, to meet Lars Ulrich, drummer with Metallica. The film follows the three siblings as Kate and Will decide to break their severely autistic brother Tom out of his home in a sleepy English town and take him to America to find Lars. The resulting film explores the family as they struggle with Tom's condition and their attempts to navigate their way through America and rock and roll, resulting in some frustration, some comedy, and ultimately Tom's dream comes true.

Previously only available outside of the U.S., the film will be available on iTunes in America starting this Friday,…

September 23, 2015 ...And On Top of That

Metallica Day At AT&T

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2015 Metallica/Giants Merch Available Now in the Met Store!

A huge congratulations to our hometown San Francisco Giants, winners of the 2014 World Series! Just as the festivities and celebrations are starting to wind down it's time to plan for next season and lucky for us, the team has invited us back for the third annual Metallica Day at AT&T Park. We'll all be on hand Saturday, May 2, 2015 as the Giants take the field against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and as always, the day will kick off with the National Anthem and first pitch. Of course we'll be hanging all evening with those crazy, loud, loyal orange and black fans cheering for the team and participating in some in between inning action.

Special event tickets for this game go on sale as part of Orange and Black Friday, November 28 at 8:00 AM PST. The special…

November 24, 2014 News