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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UPDATED: Corey Taylor (Slipknot and Stone Sour) Releases Two Singles “CMFT Must Be Stopped” and “Black Eyes Blue”

Corey Taylor, who rose to fame as the frontman of both Slipknot and Stone Sour has announced his highly anticipated solo album CMFT is due out October 2nd via Roadrunner Records. He dropped his first two singles “CMFT Must Be Stopped” (featuring rappers Tech N9ne & Kid Bookie) and “Black Eyes Blue”. The album is available for pre-order at the link below and both songs are available on all streaming platforms. Listen here and check out a music video and a visualizer for the tracks:

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Metallica Drummer Lars Ulrich Discusses Charitable Work on Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich guested on the political/satire program “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee”, where he discussed the band’s recent volunteer efforts with Feeding America. Watch the clip below.

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Metallica to Release Delayed S&M2 Boxed Set This Summer

After missing their original release window earlier this year, Metallica will release their S&M² box set, featuring Metallica’s 2019 performance with the San Francisco Symphony will be made available in August. The news of the set’s release was broken by drummer Lars Ulrich, who chatted with Metallica superfan Tracey Bednar, a pediatric ICU nurse from Long Island, New York, during last night’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”. During the quarantine, the ABC program is paying tribute to those who are on the frontline of the crisis. Last night’s #HealthCareHero was Bednar, who was surprised by Ulrich with VIP tickets to a Metallica concert and a copy of the “S&M²” box set signed by everyone in the band. Continue reading

Lars Ulrich Suggests Metallica May Work on a New Album During Quarantine

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich joined Marc Benioff for an installment of the Salesforce CEO’s livestreamed fireside chat series earlier today (Tuesday, April 28), to discuss how he and his bandmates are staying connected and giving back through their All Within My Hands non-profit foundation. You can now watch the discussion below. Lars suggested that Metallica may take the opportunity to write a new album. 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

The Music World Reacts to The Death of Reed Mullin of Corrosion of Conformity

We are still reeling from the devastating news we brought you last night of the devasting loss of Punk and Metal legend and drummer Reed Mullin of Corrosion of Conformity. While we gather our thoughts to prepare a proper tribute, the entire music world seems to have mobilized an outpouring of love for Reed and support for the C.O.C. family at this time. Here are some remembrances from across the music world right now of the life and times and of Reed. 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

Lars Ulrich Shares Update on James Hetfield’s Rehab

Lars Ulrich of Metallica has shared an update with USA Today regarding James Hetfield’s condition in a new interview with USA Today. Hetfield is currently in rehab and while he is careful to protect James’s privacy, he gave us some encouraging hope for James’ recovery. Metallica canceled the band’s planned tour of Australia and New Zealand with Slipknot so he could get the help he needes. himself. The band has remained mum on James’s condition since the initial announcement despite revealing they’ll be headlining five major American festivals next year. Continue reading