Metallica Joins Venture Buying Song Catalogs and Other Intellectual Property

According to a published report by Variety, Metallica and longtime co-manager Cliff Burnstein are among the parties involved in a new intellectual-property acquisition venture Worldwired Music IP Fund. The venture, which also includes former Fender president/COO Matt Janopaul and former Sony/ATV co-president Rick Krim, will be looking to snap up a series of song catalogs as part of its portfolio. Continue reading

Metallica ’s All Within My Hands to Make Another Round of COVID-19 Relief Grants

Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation will provide a second round of new grants totaling $295,000 to five organizations doing essential work during the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to continuing to support Feeding America, which partners with food banks around the United States; Crew Nation, Live Nation’s initiative to provide relief to touring and venue crews; the United States Bartenders Guild Foundation, which benefits bar workers and people in the service industries; and Direct Relief, which aims to support medical professionals and first responders across the U.S.; the band has announced a fifth grantee as its partners with MusicCares in the organization’s efforts to assist music industry professionals affected by the pandemic. Continue reading

Classic Rolling Stones Album Cover Jigsaw Puzzles Coming Soon via Rock Saws

Rolling Stones fans who love Jigsaw puzzles can get their fix as puzzles with their iconic albums have been released. Coming from Zee Productions, the iconic album covers as jigsaws are available for order “Exile On Main St.”, “Emotional Rescue”, “It’s Only Rock Rock ‘N Roll” and “Some Girls” will be made available on September 4, 2020 as 500-piece puzzles, plus there will be a 1000-piece version of “It’s Only Rock Rock ‘N Roll” out on September 18, 2020. via its Rock Saws imprint.  All puzzles come in a vinyl-box-set-sized box, perfect to fit alongside a vinyl record collection. Back in April 2019, Zee Productions launched its new range of rock and metal jigsaw puzzles, Rock Saws. Other puzzles from the line include Nirvana, Metallica, Rush, Iron Maiden, Motörhead, Judas Priest and Slayer. Order at the link below: Continue reading

Metallica Pays Tribute to Late Composer Ennio Morricone 

 

Metallica has paid tribute to Ennio Morricone, who has passed away at age 91. In addition to being an academy award-winning composer for Quentin Tarantino for The Hateful Eight, Morricone is eternally linked to Metallica lore. He composed the track “The Ecstacy of Gold”, from the soundtrack to “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”, which is the dramatic music that has opened ever Metallica show since 1984. The band also recorded their own full band version of the track for a tribute album, Everybody Loves Ennio Morricone. Continue reading

Legendary Film Score Composer Ennio Morricone Has Died at Age 91

A giant of the music world has left us as Italian-born Ennio Morricone has died. He was 91. The news was broken to the media in a statement from Morricone’s lawyer and Variety. Morricone was hospitalized last week after falling and breaking his leg. Best known for scoring Sergio Leone’s spaghetti Westerns such as “The Good The Bad, and The Ugly”, the Oscar winner also produced the sounds and music for ‘Days of Heaven,’ ‘The Mission,’ ‘Cinema Paradiso’ and ‘The Hateful Eight.’. His composition “The Ecstacy of Gold” from “The Good The Bad, and The Ugly” has been the opening music for every Metallica show since 1984, and the band even recorded a full metal band version of it and performs it live every so often, their last being “S & M 2” concerts in September of 2019 Continue reading

Metallica Shares Their 2007 Lisbon Concert for #MetallicaMondays

Metallica continues their #MetallicaMonday’s series tonight with a 2007 show from Lisbon! The show will be free for you to enjoy all week! Make sure you’re subscribed to the Metallica’s YouTube channel to receive a notification when the show/charity drive begins is about to begin.  Generous donations like these help AWMH provide grants like those announced last week to Feeding America, Direct Relief, Crew Nation, and the USBG National Charity Foundation in support of COVID-19 relief efforts.

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Nirvana’s “Nevermind” and “In Utero” Jigsaw Puzzles Are Coming Soon

Nirvana fans who love Jigsaw puzzles will be sated later this summer when puzzles for the “Nevermind” and “In Utero’ albums are released. Coming from Zee Productions, the iconic album covers as jigsaws are coming via its Rock Saws imprint. “Nevermind” and “In Utero” will be made available on September 4, 2020 as 500-piece puzzles, plus there will be a 1000-piece version of “Nevermind” out on September 18, 2020. All puzzles come in a vinyl-box-set-sized box, perfect to fit alongside a vinyl record collection. Back in April 2019, Zee Productions launched its new range of rock and metal jigsaw puzzles, Rock Saws. Other puzzles from the line include Metallica, Rush, Iron Maiden, Motörhead, Judas Priest and Slayer. Order at the link below: Continue reading

Watch Metallica Perform Live in Bogota in 1999 for #MetallicaMondays

 

Metallica continued their #metallicaMonday’s series this week with a 2008 show from Madrid, Spain! The show will be on demand for you to enjoy all week! Make sure you’re subscribed to the Metallica YouTube channel to receive a notification when the show/charity drive begins is about to begin.  Generous donations like these help AWMH provide grants like those announced last week to Feeding America, Direct Relief, Crew Nation, and the USBG National Charity Foundation in support of COVID-19 relief efforts.

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Watch Metallica Perform Live in Madrid in 2008 for #MetallicaMondays

 

Metallica continued their #metallicaMonday’s series this week with a 2008 show from Madrid, Spain! The show will be on demand for you to enjoy all week! Make sure you’re subscribed to the Metallica YouTube channel to receive a notification when the show/charity drive begins is about to begin.  Generous donations like these help AWMH provide grants like those announced last week to Feeding America, Direct Relief, Crew Nation, and the USBG National Charity Foundation in support of COVID-19 relief efforts.

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Metallica’s #MetallicaMondays Continue Tonight with Spain Concert from 2008

 

 Metallica continues their #metallicaMonday’s series tonight with a 2008 show from Madrid, Spain! Streaming starts at 5 PM PDT / 8 PM EDT, but don’t worry if you can’t make it. The show will be on demand for you to enjoy all week! Make sure you’re subscribed to the Metallica YouTube channel to receive a notification when the show/charity drive begins is about to begin.  Generous donations like these help AWMH provide grants like those announced last week to Feeding America, Direct Relief, Crew Nation, and the USBG National Charity Foundation in support of COVID-19 relief efforts.

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