January 20, 2012
An art exhibit featuring world-famous artists and their interpretations of Metallica songs opens at the Exhibit A gallery in Los Angeles, CA.
June 23, 2012
Metallica's first ORION MUSIC + MORE festival is held in Atlantic City, New Jersey on June 23rd and 24th. In addition to sharing their interests of film, cars, horror, and surf culture with fans, Metallica performs all of Ride the Lightning on the first night and all of The Black Album on the second.
September 25, 2012
A tribute album to Deep Purple's 1972 classic "Machine Head" features Metallica playing "When a Blind Man Cries."