Late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton will be honored on what would have been his 56th birthday, with Alameda County, California proclaiming February 10th "Cliff Burton Day." The proclamation comes after Metallica fans started a Change.org petition to recognize Burton in his hometown of Castro Valley.
The Independent: Metallica, Ziggo Dome, gig review: Luminaries of metal still manage to inspire with a magnificent spectacle
It’s been over 35 years since a quartet of young, volatile, New Wave of British Heavy Metal fanatics (NWOBHM for short) played their first ever show supporting denim and leather traditionalists Saxon at the Whiskey A Go-Go in Hollywood. The four youthful, perma-drunk reprobates were paid a mere $16 for that first show and it’s fair to say that the pay cheque is not the only thing to have changed considerably in the intervening years. From modest beginnings, Metallica went on to conquer the world, achieving bona fide status as the quintessential household heavy metal band (their 1991 self-titled fifth album, affectionately known as ‘The Black Album’ has sold over 16.4 million copies at a rate of on average 5,000 units a week in 2016 alone).
Rolling Stone Argentina: Robert Trujillo: "El nuevo disco está a la altura de la historia de Metallica"
Sentado en una sala del Hotel Four Seasons del barrio de Retiro, Robert Trujillo luce sereno pero alerta. "En unos minutos salgo para el Lollapalooza que toca mi hijo", dice el bajista de sangre mexicana. Tye Trujillo, bajista de 12 años que ya gira por el mundo con su banda, The Helmets, tocará en las dos jornadas del Lollapalooza, a unos minutos de distancia de la banda de su padre. "Soy padre pero también tour manager", dice Robert antes de soltar una risotada grave. "Me gusta porque está muy entusiasmado, realmente lo disfruta."
It's certainly no secret that we have always been hugely inspired and influenced by Motorhead and have had the honor of sharing the stage with Lemmy on several occasions. Well now you can catch the spirit of Lemmy and Motorhead in a recently released film, "LEMMY" (full title "LEMMY: 49% Motherfucker, 51% Son of A Bitch"). The film is currently playing at select theaters (visit LemmyMovie.com for locations), and will be released on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital download in the U.S. on February 15.
In addition to interviews with the four of us, the film also has footage of us playing with Lemmy in Nashville when he was kind enough to come hang at our show in 2009... you can see a portion of "Damage Case." The DVD and Blu-ray have more than 4.5 hours of extras, including rehearsals of both "Damage Case" and "Too Late Too Late" and the full performances of both songs at the…
I noticed him standing there, shirtless, back to me, heavily tattooed. He was a skinhead, as in no hair. He wore a huge, immovable grin and black wrap sunglasses. One of the guards told me he was a lifer (in jail for life, no chance of parole). The initials FTW were tattooed onto the nape of neck. Fuck The World. I doubted he was prone to outbursts of immovable grinning, or any displays of happiness come to think of it. Of course this man was excited that Metallica was here, but more than anything I sensed he was enjoying an all-too-rare feeling of being proud. Proud that theyd offered to do a show for the inmates. Proud that theyd donated $10,000 towards the San Quentin Giants baseball field, about 400 ft opposite the makeshift stage in the main exercise yard. But more than anything, I sensed that he was proud theyd volunteered to offer a little bit of relief from an endless…
Polarpriset går i år till metalgruppen Metallica och Afghanistans nationella musikinstitut i Kabul.
– Det är en ära att få ett sådant här pris, efter bara 38 år in i karriären när vi precis börjat. Det är väldigt coolt, säger Lars Ulrich om att Metallica tilldelas Polarpriset.
Metallica added another Grammy Award to their collection tonight. This one is for "Whiskey In The Jar." This was Metallica's fifth Grammy.
"Music gave me life," smiles legendary Metallica frontman James Hetfield. "It's everything."
After Dead, we heard Dream, Bellz, Halo, Evil, Fuel (with lots-o-flames), and now Moth. Sad is coming up!
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Hardwired…To Self-Destruct will be issued on pink vinyl on September 29th as we are proud to be a part of the Ten Bands One Cause campaign to raise funds and awareness for Gilda’s Club NYC. Founded in 1995 in memory of Gilda Radner, the comedian and original cast member of Saturday Night Live who passed away in 1989 from ovarian cancer, the non-profit provides support and education while also fostering empowerment to cancer patients and their families in New York City.
Director Tom Kirk films the band performing "Moth Into Flame" inside a warehouse in Northern California.
We’re back... and so are the pop-up stores! We are so excited to return to the road and bring our brand new indoor show to arenas all over Europe. 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.
We’re very excited to be a part of the Grammy Awards this year both as a nominee and a performer, so why should the fun end after the cameras stop rolling?!! As soon as the awards show is over on Sunday, February 12th, we’re going to shoot over to the iconic Hollywood Palladium to hit the stage one more time that evening as part of the “Citi Sound Vault” live music series.
Tankcsapdát játszott a világ egyik leghíresebb heavy metal bandájának, a Metallicának két tagja. A zenekar nyolc év után látogatott el ismét Budapestre. A Metallica szólógitárosa, Kirk Hammett a fellépés előtt csak az RTL Klubnak adott interjút.
Are you going to join us for the Grand Opening of U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis? If so, read on to answer all your burning questions about when and where to pick up your tickets, how to get to the gig, what NOT to bring and more. Take a spin through the FAQ and map below so that you’re prepared to have an awesome experience at the newest NFL stadium!
We’re having a blast hanging out with the best of the local music scene as we zig-zag across the globe, so just as we did with the recent run in Copenhagen and in some of our favorite Latin American countries in the Fall of last year, we’re asking you to choose who you want to see take the stage first in Mexico City. As you may know, our friend and musical icon Iggy Pop will be joining us there, but there’s plenty of room for one more act!
Metallica is known for making memorable concert moments. It could start out simply as a little pre-planned spark of a lighting fixture that would trigger crashing light towers, destroying the set to a controlled chaos while the bewildered audience sometimes raced for the exits. Variations of these destruction scenes over the years loom large in their legacy. Now theyve poured all these gags in a virtual cement mixer, set the volume to roar and captured it on film 3D IMAX, no less.