There is almost no band in history that had a success akin to “The Black Album.” Metallica exploded the band of the same name from the underground and made Rock, Heavy Metal, and yes, even Thrash as mainstream as it was ever going to get for a hot minute. From 1991-1995 Metallica was everywhere on tour, pop radio, MTV, Antarctica, Woodstock 1994 as the headliner, and much more. They were unstoppable. They sold tons of albums when it was only CDs and cassettes. They transformed the culture of underground heavy music and themselves in the process, and you can still feel the ripples in the industry from it. Like it or not, they changed everything.
It’s been a long time coming but Flotsam and Jetsam finally look to have reasserted themselves among the top of the speed metal elite. After arriving on the scene with two undisputed classics back in the late ’80s, the Arizona thrashers fortunes dipped and for a while it seemed that they would only be remembered for those releases and supplying Metallica with bassist Jason Newsted.
Metallica has announced their collaboration between their All Within My Hands Foundation & American Association Of Community Colleges has grown by eight more schools/recipients to twenty-three total and together they will distribute $1.6 Million dollars to them.
To help cap off their Month of Giving through their All Within My Hands Foundation, Watch Metallica live in Lincoln, NE for the return of #MetallicaMondays. The one-night-only stream supports their All Within My Hands. The band raised tons of money for charity and fans got to enjoy a throwback live Metallica show, in a time of no gigs. You can bid on exclusive merch, and buy other Metallica items supporting these initiatives.
To help cap off their Month of Giving through their All Within My Hands Foundation, Metallica is bringing back their celebrated #MetallicaMondays live concert series next Monday, May 24th at 8PM. The show will be live from Lincoln, NE in 2018! You can set a reminder below. The band raised tons of money for charity and fans got to enjoy a throwback live Metallica show, in a time of no gigs. You can bid on exclusive merch, and buy other Metallica items supporting these initiatives.
“Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience” is back as Welcome To Rockville has announced its lineup for 2021. The fest is now four days and takes place for the first time later in the year in November 11-14 At Daytona International Speedway In Daytona Beach, Florida. Bands announced to perform include headliners Metallica (two nights) and Disturbed, along with Rob Zombie, Deftones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lamb Of God, Social Distortion, The Offspring, Staind, Mudvayne, Cypress Hill, Chevelle, Mastodon, Stone Temple Pilots, Asking Alexandria, and many more.
Louder Than Life has made their full lineup reveal for 2021 and it’s massive. “The Largest Rock Festival In America” has expanded to four days – September 23th to 26th at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center In Louisville, KY. The line up features Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, Korn, Judas Priest, Jane’s Addiction, Snoop Dogg, Machine Gun Kelly, Staind, Mudvayne, Rise Against, Cypress Hill, Gojira, Ghostemane, Seether, Pennywise, Beartooth, The Distillers, Killswitch Engage, and many more! Single-day and weekend passes on sale now at the link below.
Aftershock, a festival part of the Danny Wimmer Presents family of events, has announced that The Original Misfits will be the new Saturday Night Headliner, following the departure of My Chemical Romance from the fest due to the pandemic. The original Misfits had booked a slew of arena shows and festival slots in North America from 2018 to 2020. Aftershock also features Metallica as the headliner the other two nights of the fest. Tickets are on sale now. Recent additions to the festival bill now are Limp Bizkit, Rancid, The Offspring, Social Distortion, Rise Against, Volbeat, Machine Gun Kelly, Mastodon, Gojira, SEETHER, Parkway Drive, and many more. A special first time ever Thursday night date, presented by Jack Daniels, is headlined by Limp Bizkit and also hosts Parkway Drive, Testament, Hatebreed, Exodus, Knocked Loose and Fit For a King. Brought to you by Danny wimmer Presents, the West Coast’s Biggest Rock Festival–to Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 7, 8, 9 and 10. Passes are on sale now at the link below and you can watch a special trailer video now.
Metallica has shared a new live performance video of their Metallica (“The Black Album”) cut “Of Wolf and Man” from their headline set at Milton Keynes Bowl in the UK in 1993. Metallica will celebrate 30 years of Metallica this so this may be a tease of a larger rollout that celebrates the biggest selling rock or metal album of all time. According to published reports last year, “The Black Album” still sells thousands of physical copies weekly and the band surpassed One Billion in streams in 2020.
Last year at the height of the pandemic, Metallica help a month of giving through their All Within My Hands Foundation. Now they are doing it again! You can bid on exclusive merch, and buy other Metallica items supporting these initiatives.