Live At Webster Hall Released on Vinyl

As we get ready to hit the road and kick off the North American tour, we thought it might be cool to revisit the very beginning of Hardwired… by pressing one of the live release celebrations on vinyl. It all started with the Fifth Member show at Webster Hall in New York City in September of last year, so this Friday, May 5th the three LP set of that show will be available exclusively online here at as well as in our pop-up stores in select tour cities this summer (more on that soon!).

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Kirk Hammett Born

Kirk Hammett was born on this day in San Francisco, California.

November 18, 1962 Timeline

Garage Days...Reissued, Remastered, Re-Revisited!

Available for the first time since 1989, The $5.98 EP – Garage Days Re-Revisited is the newest addition to our lineup of remastered Metallica releases! The $5.98 EP – Garage Days Re-Revisited (Remastered), to be released on April 13th, is available for pre-order in a variety of formats in the Met Store now. All pre-orders include a free MP3 download of “The Wait (Remastered).”

UPDATE: The pre-orders for the colored vinyl, picture disc, CD longbox, and cassette have sold out. Check back on release day (April 13th).

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January 24, 2018 Store Carousel

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.

Fifth Annual Metallica Night with the San Francisco Giants

August 8 Update: Photos & Video Added

In what has become one of our favorite hometown traditions, we’re excited to announce that the San Francisco Giants have once again invited us to celebrate a night on the field with them. The annual event will take place on Monday, August 7, 2017 against the World Champs, the Chicago Cubs and yes, you saw that headline right – this year marks number five! As has become custom, the night will kick off with the National Anthem and first pitch, then we’ll be on hand all night to cheer on the orange and black as we take part of some of the between innings festivities.

Clash: Metallica Are The Fourth Face Of Issue 105

Refusing to be bound by the sometimes stifling restraints of those metal fans who dismiss creative development, Metallica have always pursued a resolutely progressive path that has yielded some rather unexpected results, with almost every album stirring unrest in their following. Throughout the years, they have been accused of being too classical, too populist, and even too loud. Whatever move they made, Metallica couldn’t win. Fortunately, however, they did not give a flying fuck.

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October 7, 2017 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

James on Waylon Jennings Tribute Album

James Hetfield has recently completed work on a contribution for the forthcoming Waylon Jennings tribute album, to be released in February of 2003 by RCA Records. The track he chose, titled "Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out of Hand," comes from Jennings September 1978 release, I've Always Been Crazy. The process was unique for James as he not only sang, but played all the instruments on the track. The song was produced by Bob Rock at the Metallica HQ in San Francisco.

"The first time I met Waylon was when a college radio station wanted to get the two outlaws together of certain different styles of music," explained James. "They thought it was a good idea if I interview him and I guess Dad helped me out with a few of the questions. It's funny 'cause my Dad wanted me to get a CD signed for him and then Waylon brought some Metallica stuff to get signed for his son. So…

Press Conference Updates

As previously reported, there were numerous media attending today's press conference. Chances are you will catch a glimpse of some of the interviews that were done today, either on TV or in the press. Of course, was present in Los Angeles. Not only are we giving you some exclusive pictures, but a here is a short video.

The Press Conference Continues...

Attending the press conference today are: Lars, James and Kirk from Metallica; Chester, Brad and Rob from Linkin Park; and Fred Durst from Limp Bizkit. We have all kinds of media here today, everything from MTV, E!, CNN, TVGuide, and more. Right now, Lars, James and Kirk are doing a radio interview w/ KSJO (to be broadcast later). More updates and pics to come.

On the way to the press conference, we spoke with James...

On the tour:"Touring in the US in the summer is always on top of our list of things we would like to…

Metallica on 'Later Louder' European DVD

Metallica will be featured on an upcoming European DVD titled "Later…LOUDER." This is a compilation DVD of different artists who have appeared on the BBC2's flagship music show, Later with Jools Holland. Later has been on the air for over to ten years, and is still the most respected and discerning music show on TV. On the "Later…LOUDER" DVD, Jools Holland introduces us to some of the greatest contemporary rockers of the past ten years, from Ash, Hole, Foo Fighters, Garbage, The Hives and The White Stripes to New Order, Primal Scream and Metallica.

"Later…LOUDER" also explores the Later experience further with an exclusive interview with the Foo Fighters never shown on TV, along with seven other interviews with The Hives, Courtney Love, PJ Harvey, New Order, Metallica, Garbage and Henry Rollins. In addition, you can program your 6 favorite tracks to play in a preferred…

James on Upcoming Gov't Mule Release

As Metallica prepares to enter the studio, you can get an early taste of Hetfield as James performs with Gov't Mule on the track "Drivin' Rain" from an upcoming multi-artist album titled Crank It Up. MCA Records, in a joint venture with NASCAR and Fox Sports, will be releasing the album in North America on May 21, 2002. With cars and driving as the theme, the record features new recordings and remixes not found anywhere else by Buckcherry, Tantric, Fear Factory, Static X, Slipknot, Slayer, Staind, Les Claypool, Rob Zombie, and others.

RP Online: Zweimal ausverkauft: Metallica-Festspiele in Köln

Rührende Szene am Rande: Ein Mann hält sein Smartphone Richtung Bühne, weil er filmen will, wie die Band den Song "One" spielt. Das Problem ist aber, dass er während des Filmens kein Bier trinken kann, was in einem Metallica-Konzert natürlich doof ist. Also ernährt ein Freund den Hobby-Filmer mit Bier aus dem Plastikbecher. Nach dem Lied boxt der Versorgte dem Besorgten aus Dankbarkeit gegen den Oberarm. Kumpelromantik

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September 17, 2017 In the Press Launches

In February of 2017, we announced the formation of our All Within My Hands foundation, dedicated to assisting and enriching the lives of members of the communities who have supported the band for years, as well as encourage participation from fans and friends. We’re excited to take the next step in giving back and today have launched an all-new website,, to let you know what we’ve been up to, keep you posted on new activities, and provide you with a place to read up on the causes we support and ways you can assist.

Ramones Tribute Album Update

Unfortunately we're going to have to wait just a little longer to hear that Metallica tribute to the Ramones, as the album is now scheduled to be in your favorite record store on December 24th February 11th, 2003.

We do have the confirmed track listing and will be sure to pass on more details as we get 'em!!

We're A Happy Family - A Tribute To The Ramones"Havana Affair," Red Hot Chili Peppers "Blitzkrieg Bop," Rob Zombie "I Believe In Miracles," Eddie Vedder with Zeke "53rd & 3rd," Metallica "Beat On The Brat," U2 "Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio?" Kiss "The KKK Took My Baby Away," Marilyn Manson "I Just Wanna Have Something To Do," Garbage "Outsider," Green Day "Something To Believe In," The Pretenders "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker," Rancid "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend," Pete Yorn "I Wanna Be Sedated," The Offspring "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow," Rooney "Return Of Jackie & Judy," Tom…

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


Ahead of their UK headline tour, Metallica have announced they’ll be opening a pop-up shop in London. 

The shop will be open from October 18 – 23 between 12pm – 8pm, except the 23 where it will be open from 12pm – 6pm, and will be located in the pop-up hotspot of Shoreditch, in the East End Of London. So, if you fancy popping down to get your hands on some Metallica merch ahead of their O2 Arena shows, then the timing couldn’t be more perfect.

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October 5, 2017 In the Press

ReLaunch Party Video

Exactly three weeks ago on July 6, Metallica threw a party for approx 100 lucky contest winners. They were invited to the Metallica HQ in San Francisco. 10 lucky Grand Prize winners spent the afternoon on a bus together with the band as their tour guides.

Would you trust these guys as your tour guides?

Of course we can't forget about Andrew and Elena, that won the bass player audition and got to be members in Metallica for the night! The band then decided to play for another hour, this time with Bob Rock on bass. The setlist included everything from old stuff, covers to the brand new tune Dead Kennedy Rolls (working title).

100 people in the crowd at this gig

"It was so fuckin' cool to be amongst it again, to connect with you motherfuckers again, to share some music, some laughs, some love, some insults and a few beverages", was Lars' comment a few days after the party.

Faster than…