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Has The Super Bowl Become Music’s Biggest Event?

In 1966, the National Football League decided to merge with its rival organization, the upstart American Football League. Although the two leagues wouldn't actually become…
Chris DeVille | February 4, 2016 - 3:07 pm


Lifelong Dirtbag: The Eternal Importance Of Iron Maiden

This is a story about Iron Maiden. But before we talk about Iron Maiden, let's talk about Lady Gaga. …
Michael Nelson | August 24, 2015 - 11:12 am

The Black Market

The Black Market: The Month In Metal – April 2015

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…
Michael Nelson | April 30, 2015 - 12:15 pm

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Metallica, My Morning Jacket, Roger Waters Playing Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit 30th Anniversary

Neil Young's Bridge School benefit concert is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, returning to the Bay Area's Shoreline Amphitheater 10/22-10/23. For this year's event,…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 22, 2016 - 10:53 am

Watch Metallica Play “Hardwired” Live For The First Time In Minneapolis

Metallica came roaring back to life this week with "Hardwired," the promising first single and sort-of title track to their upcoming album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. And…
Peter Helman | August 21, 2016 - 1:10 pm

Metallica’s New Album Inspired By Kill ‘Em All, Not Actually Done Yet

Metallica announced their new album Hardwired... To Self Destruct Thursday, complete with a promising first single, tracklist, release date, and everything you'd expect. So you'd…
Chris DeVille | August 19, 2016 - 10:59 am

Metallica – “Hardwired” Video

Metallica back! The most famous, influential, and arguably greatest metal band of all time will return this November with a new album called Hardwired...To Self-Destruct.
Chris DeVille | August 18, 2016 - 4:16 pm

Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Metallica Headlining Global Citizen Festival 2016

Every year, the Great Lawn in New York's Central Park plays host to the Global Citizen Festival, an all-star music fest that raises money and…
Tom Breihan | July 26, 2016 - 8:52 am

Confused Belarus Customs Officials Make Red Hot Chili Peppers Sign Metallica Memorabilia

What's your favorite Red Hot Chili Peppers album? Mine is Ride The Lightning, and it seems that Belarusian customs officials agree. As RHCP bassist Flea…
Peter Helman | July 10, 2016 - 11:14 am

BREAKING: Metallica VIP Tickets Not Hidden In Tucson-Area Burritos

Sadly, despite what you may have heard from a very official-looking Facebook event page, Metallica are not playing at the grand re-opening of Joe's Crab…
Peter Helman | June 30, 2016 - 7:48 pm

Metallica Are Fancy

Metallica is now the face of the Italian luxury menswear brand Brioni. The band posed for a series of black and white portraits outfitted in…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 29, 2016 - 5:00 pm

Watch Metallica Play The National Anthem Before Stanley Cup Finals Game 4

Last year, Metallica's James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett helped roar the Golden State Warriors, their hometown Bay Area NBA team, on to a national championship…
Tom Breihan | June 7, 2016 - 10:38 am

Watch James Hetfield Play Metallica’s “Motorbreath” Acoustic At San Francisco Charity Show

The members of Metallica do not exactly do a whole lot of solo-acoustic shows; they are, after all, in Metallica. But last night at the…
Tom Breihan | May 16, 2016 - 9:40 am

Watch Metallica’s Full Record Store Day Set At Berkeley’s Rasputin Music

Metallica were this year's official Record Store Ambassadors, and they spent the actual RSD the same way previous ambassadors the Foo Fighters did: They played…
Tom Breihan | April 28, 2016 - 9:10 am

Watch Dave Grohl Cover Motörhead With Members Of Metallica, Pantera, & Slayer At Dimebash

Dimebash, the annual benefit concert in honor of Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell, took place in Hollywood last night, and the show also featured a tribute…
Peter Helman | January 23, 2016 - 2:17 pm

Read Lars Ulrich’s Eulogy For Lemmy

Lars Ulrich of Metallica has never been shy about his reverence for Lemmy Kilmister and Motörhead. After receiving the news of Kilmister passing away two…
Collin Robinson | December 30, 2015 - 11:32 am

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
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