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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 given his opinion as well: He likes it! Because unlike the original Napster, which Ulrich notoriously campaigned against, Ulrich makes money off of streaming. More »

By: 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 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Metallica are hometown legends in the Warriors’ Bay Area. And before the game, guitarists James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett showed up to play… More »

By: 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 SuperJams this year, a Sunday bluegrass one and last night’s main ’80s-themed “throwback” party led by Pretty Lights with DMC, Rob Trujillo (Metallica), Jack Antonoff, Chance The Rapper, Reggie Watts,… More »

By: 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 down in Tennessee starting on 6/11, and this year’s lineup is overflowing with huge names. Kendrick Lamar, Belle & Sebastian, the War On Drugs, Florence + The Machine, Jamie xx,… More »

By: 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 very out of left field for the heavy metal singer. He brought out his daughter, Cali, to sing Adele’s 19 track “Crazy For You,” with him accompanying on the acoustic… More »

By: 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 for the past few years. Yesterday was the third annual Metallica Day, and a celebration was held at the baseball team’s AT&T Park in San Francisco during their game against… More »

By: James Rettig / May 3, 2015 - 3:19 pm

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 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 »

By: Michael Nelson / April 30, 2015 - 12:15 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 alive and well. They’re a cheap way for young bands and labels to put out a physical release and, with vinyl production so prohibitively expensive and time-consuming nowadays, it’s becoming… More »

By: 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 internet from mashing up their music with Metallica. Below is a mashup of “I Can’t Go For That” and “Enter Sandman” that almost, almost works. No matter how closely you… More »

By: 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 San Jose Sharks’ Metallica Night. The NHL team has been taking the ice to “Seek And Destroy,” the 1983 song from their fellow Bay Area institution, for years. And last… More »

By: 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 show all week and have played some of their best songs, including “Hit The Lights,”” Fuel,” “For Whom The Bell Tolls,” and “Enter The Sandman.” After all these years, Metallica… More »

By: 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 nights, running through “Hit The Lights,” “Fuel,” and the great “For Whom The Bell Tolls.” Last night, they trotted out arguably their best-known song, the 1991 anthem “Enter Sandman.” That… More »

By: 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 show. They’ve already played “Hit The Lights” and “Fuel” on the show. And last night, they busted out one of their all-time best songs: “For Whom The Bell Tolls,” the… More »

By: 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 returned to their thrash roots, busting out the classic Kill ‘Em All opener “Hit The Lights.” Last night, they went a profoundly different direction. For whatever reason, they played “Fuel,”… More »

By: 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 festivities, he’s invited Metallica to do a week-long residency on the show, playing a song every night. Ferguson’s show has never been heavy on musical guests, and Metallica don’t have… More »

By: 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 and the event was simulcast online and on HBO. Artists performing included Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, Eminem, Rihanna, the Black Keys, Metallica, and more. Each performer played a handful of… More »

By: 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 — who announced he was leaving the show shortly after Letterman earlier this year — will air his last episode sometime in December.) The band will sit down for an interview… More »

By: James Rettig / October 30, 2014 - 9:56 am

Metallica, Taylor Swift, No Doubt Set For Rock In Rio’s US Debut

Rock In Rio is a major music festival that got its start in Brazil and has had iterations in both Portugal and Spain. Perusing the history page of their past line-ups is like a laundry list of big-name musicians. Now, the organization has announced that it’s bringing the festival stateside to Las Vegas and calling… More »

By: James Rettig / September 26, 2014 - 8:14 pm

Watch Metallica’s SportsCenter Promo

Say what you will about Metallica (I’m prone to superlatives, personally), but those dudes have a pretty good sense of humor about themselves (check Lars’ cameo in Get Him To The Greek for evidence of this). Now they’re doing a new promo for SportsCenter, built around the conceit that following Mariano Rivera’s retirement, the ‘Tallica… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 14, 2014 - 11:07 am

Metallica Respond To Glastonbury Critics With Fox Hunt Parody, Jack White Plays “Enter Sandman”

Metallica came under some fire before their headlining performance at Glastonbury after some festival fans tried to ban the band from appearing because of James Hetfield’s views on big game hunting. The petition — which came in the form of a now-deleted Facebook page — called for their removal from the lineup following the announcement… More »

By: James Rettig / June 29, 2014 - 2:41 pm
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