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As it does every year, the month of April brought with it Record Store Day. And this year, as you might have heard, Record Store Day’s best-selling item was not a record at all, but a cassette: a lovingly detailed replica of Metallica’s 1982 demo, No Life ‘Til Leather. That was the demo that landed… More »

I spent the second week of March at SXSW, and I spent a pretty good percentage of my SXSW at metal shows. In truth, most of the people I talked to at the festival seemed to agree that this year’s metal lineups were pretty lackluster, but even so, every day the genre offered numerous acts… More »

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Deafheaven’s New Bermuda Recalls Oasis, Red House Painters, Wilco

Deafheaven's Sunbather was a masterpiece -- it was Stereogum's second-favorite record of 2013 and my own #1 by a significant margin. I wrote about it
Michael Nelson | August 25, 2015 - 2:29 pm

Rick Perry Finally Breaks His Legendary Silence About Metallica

What is former governor of Texas and current Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry's favorite Metallica album? We've always wondered, and so has web personality and…
Peter Helman | August 17, 2015 - 7:49 pm

Lars Ulrich Loves Streaming, Hates Modern Music

Apparently the only thing anyone asks musicians about anymore is streaming. Thanks, Apple. Anyway, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has now been asked, and he's dutifully…
Caitlin White | July 14, 2015 - 6:02 pm

Watch Metallica Play The National Anthem Before NBA Finals Game 5

Last night, reigning MVP Steph Curry went absolutely nuts, leading his Golden State Warriors to a victory and a 3-2 lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers…
Tom Breihan | June 15, 2015 - 8:44 am

Watch Jon Hamm, Zach Galifianakis, Chance The Rapper, & Jack Antonoff Cover The ’80s At Bonnaroo’s SuperJam

SuperJam is a unique late-night tent destination at Bonnaroo at which disparate artists take turns knocking out a set of classic covers. There are two…
Scott Lapatine | June 14, 2015 - 1:20 pm

Bonnaroo Reveals Throwback SuperJam 2015 Lineup

Full-blown festival season is fast-approaching, and we’ve already seen artist portraits from Shaky Knees and Sasquatch! and heard Tom’s stories from Coachella. Bonnaroo will go…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 28, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Watch Metallica’s James Hetfield Cover Adele’s “Crazy For You” With His Daughter

Metallica frontman James Hetfield played the second annual Acoustic-4-A-Cure concert in San Francisco on Friday night, and closed his short set with a cover that's…
James Rettig | May 17, 2015 - 1:40 pm

Watch Metallica Play The San Francisco Giants’ Third Annual Metallica Day

Metallica's definitely the kind of band that has earned a day in honor of them, and the San Francisco Giants have been doing just that…
James Rettig | May 3, 2015 - 3:19 pm

Record Store Day’s Best Seller Was A Cassette

Cassette tapes never went away. Sure, their function has changed in the almost four decades since the introduction of the Walkman, but tape culture is…
James Rettig | April 23, 2015 - 11:32 am

This Hall & Oates x Metallica Mashup Is Almost Great

Maybe Hall & Oates can stop Brooklyn-based cereal purveyors from cleverly punning on their name, but they cannot stop the creative people of this good…
Caitlin White | March 6, 2015 - 5:42 pm

Scenes From The San Jose Sharks’ Metallica Night

You will be hard-pressed to find many aging rock stars who enjoy their aging-rock-star status more than the members of Metallica. Case in point: the…
Tom Breihan | January 22, 2015 - 11:58 am

Watch Metallica Finish Their Week-Long Residency On Ferguson

Metallica rounded out their residency on Ferguson with a performance of "Sad But True" from their 1991 self-titled record. The band has been on the…
James Rettig | November 22, 2014 - 12:32 pm

Watch Metallica Play “Enter Sandman” On The Late Late Show

Last night, Metallica played the fourth night of their five-night residency on Craig Ferguson's not-long-for-this-world Late Late Show. They'd been busy the three previous three…
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2014 - 9:15 am

Watch Metallica Play “For Whom The Bell Tolls” On The Late Late Show

Craig Ferguson's Late Late Show is nearing the end of its run, and Metallica are a couple of nights into their week-long residency on the…
Tom Breihan | November 20, 2014 - 9:29 am

Watch Metallica Play Their Goofiest Song On The Late Late Show

Metallica are currently in the midst of a week-long run on Craig Ferguson's just-about-to-end Late Late Show. On their first night on the show, Metallica…
Tom Breihan | November 19, 2014 - 10:19 am

Watch Metallica Resuscitate A Kill ‘Em All Oldie On The Late Late Show

Craig Ferguson's critically adored, deeply strange version of The Late Late Show is coming to a close next month, and as part of his goodbye…
Tom Breihan | November 18, 2014 - 8:57 am

Watch Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, Eminem, Rihanna, Metallica Perform At The Concert for Valor

The Concert For Valor took place last night on the National Mall in Washington, DC to honor Veteran's Day. An estimated 800,000 were in attendance…
James Rettig | November 12, 2014 - 10:22 am

Metallica Announce Late Late Show Residency

Metallica have announced that they will do a week-long residency on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson to commemorate the host's departure. (Ferguson --…
James Rettig | October 30, 2014 - 9:56 am
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