Watch Pro-Shot Video of Metallica Playing “Whiskey In The Jar” at Louder Than Life


Metallica continues to share new pro-shot videos from their recent return to the stage. The band headlined the Danny Wimmer Presents festival Louder Than Life last weekend. They topped the bill on two nights, with two different shows, including one where they performed all of “The Black Album.” In addtion to upcoming fests like Aftershock and Welcome To Rockville, they also recently played series of rare intimate shows earlier this month at the The Metro in Chicago and The independent in San Francisco. The band texted their fans via a new service and the tickets to the tiny venues, and both shows sold out in less than 1 hour. Metallica just released The Black Album Remastered Boxed Set and The Black Album Blacklist covers album on September 10th, 2021. Check out their cover of Thin Lizzy’s classic “Whiskey In The Jar” live at Louder Than Life!

Continue reading


Watch Pro-Shot Video of Metallica Playing “The Struggle Within” at Louder Than Life


Metallica continues to share new pro-shot videos from their recent return to the stage. The band headlined the Danny Wimmer Presents festival Louder Than Life last weekend. They topped the bill on two nights, with two different shows, including one where they performed all of “The Black Album.” In addtion to upcoming fests like Aftershock and Welcome To Rockville, they also recently played series of rare intimate shows earlier this month at the The Metro in Chicago and The independent in San Francisco. The band texted their fans via a new service and the tickets to the tiny venues, and both shows sold out in less than 1 hour. Metallica just released The Black Album Remastered Boxed Set and The Black Album Blacklist covers album on September 10th, 2021. Check out “The Struggle Within” live at Louder Than Life!

Continue reading


Watch Pro-Shot Video of Metallica Playing “Moth In To Flame” at Louder Than Life


Metallica continues to share new pro-shot videos from their recent return to the stage. The band headlined the Danny Wimmer Presents festival Louder Than Life last weekend. They topped the bill on two nights, with two different shows, including one where they performed all of “The Black Album.” In addtion to upcoming fests like Aftershock and Welcome To Rockville, they also recently played series of rare intimate shows earlier this month at the The Metro in Chicago and The independent in San Francisco. The band texted their fans via a new service and the tickets to the tiny venues, and both shows sold out in less than 1 hour. Metallica just released The Black Album Remastered Boxed Set and The Black Album Blacklist covers album on September 10th, 2021. Watch the band play their classic track from Ride the Lightning (Elecktra Records) “Creeping Death! ” Check out “Moth In To Flame” live at Louder Than Life!

Continue reading


Watch Pro-shot Video of Metallica Playing “Ride the Lightning” at Louder Than Life


Metallica continues to share new pro-shot videos from their recent return to the stage. The band headliend the Danny Wimmer presents festival Louder Than Life last weekend. They topped the bill on two nights, with two different shows, including one where they performed all of “The Black Album.” They also recently played series of rare intimate shows earlier this month at the The Metro in Chicago and The independent in San Francisco. The band texted their fans via a new service and the tickets to the tiny venues, and both shows sold out in less than 1 hour. Metallica just released The Black Album Remastered Boxed Set and The Black Album Blacklist covers album on September 10th, 2021. Watch the band play their classic track from Ride the Lightning (Elecktra Records) “Creeping Death! ” The band played Louder Than Life this past weekend twice! Check out “Ride the Lightning” live at Louder Than Life

Continue reading


Metallica Released Their Thrash Classic “Master of Puppets” 35 Years Ago


Metallica released their Thrash Metal defining moment thirty-five years ago today with Master of Puppets (Elektra Records/Blackened Recordings). While 1986 gave us many legend-status albums from top-tier bands, this is still the one that stands above all the others. Taking the NWBHM influence of Kill Em All, and the improved thrash stylings and songcraft of Ride The Lightning, and moving leaps forward, MoP rules from start to finish. Sadly, this was to be their final album with Cliff Burton who died during the tour cycle promoting this album, but Master of Puppets is a genre classic through and through. Jam it loud and proud today! Continue reading


Metallica Takes The Top Five Slots in Billboard’s Vinyl Charts in The USA


has earned the top 5 best-selling vinyl album releases in the USA this week as ranked by Billboard on the strength of the six new vinyl reissues of the band’s albums at Walmart. The band the first artist to claim all top 5 slots of the vinyl sales chart since the chart’s debut in 2011. Continue reading


Metallica to Release Exclusive Color Vinyl Editions of their Classic Albums via Wal-Mart


Much banter has gone down in the press this year about the pandemic legit ruining the industry, but one band that seems somewhat bulletproof is Metallica. The biggest Rock/Metal band ever in terms of sales dominates streaming with 1 Billion Spotify streams in 2019 (the band has not released 2020 data yet) and over 6000 units (usually over 2k physical copies) of The Black Album alone sold weekly. They also sell tons of music via their website and www.metallicalive.com too and had a new release in 2020 with S & M2 (Blackened Recordings). Now the band is teaming up Wal-Mart for a series of limited edition color-vinyl variants of six albums: Kill Em All, Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets, …And Justice for All, Metallica (aka The Black Album), and Hardwired… to Self-Destruct. Pre-orders are available now, with delivery expected in February of 2021!

Continue reading


Metallica Fans Vote ‘Master of Puppets’ as Their Best Song


Metallica fans have voted the titled track from their 1986 album Master of Puppets as the best song by the band in a poll. Starting in lat May 2020, fans were able to vote on 32 pairs of songs battling against each other and advancing in a total of five rounds in a knockout competition they dubbed ‘Some Kind Of Bracket’. The original 64 tunes included in the bracket were selected based on the highest Spotify plays, multiplying them by how many times those tracks have been played live. ‘Master Of Puppets’ defeated ‘Dyers Eve’, ‘Atlas, Rise!’, ‘Ride The Lightning’, ‘Sad But True’ and ‘Fade To Black’. Eventually, ‘Master Of Puppets’ beat ‘One’ land the top spot of the greatest Metallica song of all time.Continue reading


Ray Burton, Father of Late Metallica Bassist Cliff Burton, Has Passed away


Sad news as Ray Burton, father of the late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton, passed away on Wednesday, January 15. He was 94. Burton’s death was confirmed by his daughter and Cliff’s sister — Connie, who wrote in a social media post earlier today: “To let you all know that my Dad died last Wednesday. Rest in peace Dad.” As shown in Adam Dubin’s 2019 film Murder In The Front Row, Ray and his wife Jan encouraged Cliff to study classical music and take piano lessons, later buying him a bass for Christmas at age 13, after his brother Scott died. After forming the band Trauma in San Francisco, Burton joined Metallica in 1982 and performed on the band’s first three studio albums: Kill ‘Em All, Ride The Lightning and Master Of Puppets. He also co-wrote To Live Is to Die from …And Justice For All and was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame as a member of Metallica on April 4, 2009. Cliff died in the tragic bus accident that claimed his life on September 27 th, 1986. We send our sympathies out to Connie and the Burton and Metallica family as this difficult time. Continue reading