Watch Metallica Play a New Version of “Disposable Heroes” from Their Helping Hands Charity Concert

Metallica played their “Helping Hands” charity auction concert “Live & Acoustic From HQ: Helping Hands Concert & Auction”, which was streamed live earlier today (Saturday, November 14) from the band’s headquarters in San Rafael, California. In addition to Metallica originals and covers (Deep Purple, Bob Seeger, and Animals), the band played both acoustic and electric sets of music. During the electric set, the band played a reimagined version of “Disposable Heroes” — described by James Hetfield as “a heavy song we did acoustic, and we’re doing it heavy the acoustic-version way’ and “Wasting My Hate” from Load, performed for the first time since 2011, according to setlist.fm.Continue reading

Watch The Trailer for the New Documentary About Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy

Coming This Fall, “Phil Lynott: Songs For While I’m Away”, a documentary about the life and work of Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy, has released a teaser trailer. award-winning Irish filmmaker Emer Reynolds and was produced by Universal Music’s Globe Production with backing from Screen Ireland. It is produced by Alan Maher and John Wallace for Cowtown Pictures and Peter Worsley for Eagle Rock Films. The film includes will include interviews with Thin Lizzy‘s Eric Bell, Scott Gorham, Darren Wharton, U2’s Adam Clayton, Suzi Quatro, Huey Lewis, Metallica’s James Hetfield and Ultravox’s Midge Ure. Watch the full trailer now!

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Watch a Teaser Trailer for the New Documentary About Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy

Coming This Fall, “Phil Lynott: Songs For While I’m Away”, a documentary about the life and work of Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy, has released a teaser trailer. award-winning Irish filmmaker Emer Reynolds and was produced by Universal Music’s Globe Production with backing from Screen Ireland. It is produced by Alan Maher and John Wallace for Cowtown Pictures and Peter Worsley for Eagle Rock Films. The film includes will include interviews with Thin Lizzy‘s Eric Bell, Scott Gorham, Darren Wharton, U2’s Adam Clayton, Suzi Quatro, Huey Lewis, Metallica’s James Hetfield and Ultravox’s Midge Ure. The full trailer will be made available on August 20. Watch it now!

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Metallica Resumes Rehearsals Together During Quarentine

Metallica has shared a video to its Instagram stories showing the four members of the band playing together at their headquarters in San Rafael, California. James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and Robert Trujillo can be seen playing the intro to “Creeping Death”, with everyone except Hetfield wearing face masks. It is not presently clear if Metallica is rehearsing for a specific event or if it is preparing to take part in a recording session. In early May, the four members of Metallica overcame social distancing to record a new version of their song “Blackened”, with each member separated in his own home. The split-screen video was posted to the band’s social media channels.

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James Hetfield of Metallica’s Vintage Car Collection Coffee Table Book is Out Now

Yeah-uh! James Hetfield’s vintage car collection coffee-table book, Reclaimed Rust: The Four-Wheeled Creations of James Hetfield, is out today, available online and in book stores. Papa Het’s vintage cars have been the subject of museum gallery shows, festival appearances, and documentaries. Now it has been collected in a deluxe collectible coffee-table book. Now, for the first time, his collection can be seen in full on the pages of a gorgeous new coffee table book, Reclaimed Rust: The Four-Wheeled Creations of James Hetfield, currently available for pre-order and in stores on July 28th. The 192-page hardbound book is available now for pre-order in the Metallica Store. Watch James unbox the book here.Continue reading

Metallica’s James Hetfield’s Vintage Car Collection Coffee Table Book is Out Soon

James Hetfield’s vintage car collection has been the subject of museum gallery shows, festival appearances, and documentaries. Now it has been collected in a deluxe collectible coffee-table book. Now, for the first time, his collection can be seen in full on the pages of a gorgeous new coffee table book, Reclaimed Rust: The Four-Wheeled Creations of James Hetfield, currently available for pre-order and in stores on July 28th. The 192-page hardbound book is available now for pre-order in the Metallica Store. Watch James unbox the book here.Continue reading

Former Metallica Bassist Jason Newsted Shares Home Video from Quarantine

Jason Newstead, former member of Metallica, has shared a home video with fans while self-quarantining with his wife, Nicole.due to the coronavirus in his home in Jupiter, Florida. To date, Newsted has been part of the Jupiter community for nearly 20 years. He captioned the clip: “Just having some fun during Social Distancing”.Newstead who has had other projects post-Metallica such as Echobrain and his solo Metal band Newstead as well as a member of Ozzy Osbourne’s touring band and Voivod. More recently he has done some charity shows with The Chophouse band of which he is the frontman. He also famously quit all social media in 2014, and didn’t comment on it publicly until 2017. Jason was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, along with Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, and Robert Trujillo, in 2009.Continue reading

Metallica’s James Hetfield Makes His First Public Appearance Since the “S and M 2” Concerts

Metallica frontman James Hetfield made his first major public appearance since the bands’ two S & M 2 concertsin San Francisco in September. Hetfield entered rehab a short time after the shows and there has been little news about the band since, other than their festival plans for 2020. The Metal music legend made an appearance last night (Thursday, January 30), when an exhibit featuring ten of his classic custom cars opened with a ticketed reception at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. Hetfield took part in a chat and helped auction two of his ESP guitars at the event. He said he was proud to have his work on display at the museum. “There’s no other place like this,” James said. “The Petersen is the pinnacle. It’s the best place to have your vehicles. They weren’t doing me much good sitting in my garage. I loved looking at them. The best part is they’re all together. I didn’t want to auction them off and [have them] go all over the world. It’s a collection. It marks my life.”Continue reading

Metallica Celebrates One Billion Streams on Spotify

Metallica has shared to social media that the band has surpassed 1 Billion streams on Spotify. Arguably the most important and successful Metal band of all time, Metallica was founded in 1981 by Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield in Los Angeles, California, before relocating the band to San Francisco. Continue reading

Slipknot’s Jim Root and Mick Thomson Named “Best Metal Guitarists In The World.”

According to a poll on the Music Radar website, Slipknot’s Jim Root and Mick Thomson have been named “Best Metal Guitarists In The World.” The pair received over 17,000 votes, beating out such names as James Hetfield (Metallica);James “Munky” Shaffer and Brian “Head” Welch (Korn); Olavi Mikkonen and Johan Söderberg (Amon Amarth); Richard Z.Kruspe and Paul Landers (Rammstein); Phil Sgrosso and Nick Hipa, Sean Long and Mat Welsh (While She Sleeps); Kerry King and Gary Holt (Slayer); Adam Dutkiewicz and Joel Stroetzel (Killswitch Engage); and Alexi Laiho and Daniel Freyberg (Children Of Bodom) in a vote by fans of the site. Slipknot’s new album We Are Not Your Kind released on August 9th via Roadrunner Records/Elecktra.Continue reading