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.
Watch Robert Trujillo unbox the new Metallica “S & M 2” deluxe edition boxed set, while hanging out at the beach! Arriving in stores, streaming, and mailboxes on August 28th via Blackened Recordings, the Metallica with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra also shared a teaser for the entire release and announced a ton of exclusive and limited edition merch bundles with all the typical merch, as well as special things, such as S&M2 performance-used music. S&M2 were two performances held in San Francisco in September of 2019, the second show was added after scalpers boxed out real fans from getting tickets. The band also world-premiered the concert footage in a series of exclusive global movie theater events via Trafalgar Releasing. Read our EXCLUSIVE review of S&M2 and watch the clips and pre-order the merch below! Continue reading
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
Robert Trujillo of Metallica and Infectious Grooves has shared a new video for Record Store Day! Trujillo is promoting a new Infectious Grooves 12” album, celebrating the Infectious Grooves reunion release of new music. This will be the first new IG music Trujillo has made with the band in over twenty-five years. The band will help celebrate Record Store Day in France with a special Disquaire Day in France: Infectious Grooves performance, live at Hellfest on June 20! Infectious Grooves was created by Trujillo and singer Mike Muir as a side project to that band Suicidal Tendencies. Watch the clip now! Continue reading
Metallica lead guitarist and thrash legend Kirk Hammett has been dethroned as the king of Wah-Wah pedal! He was challenged by Mrs. Smith, the guitar virtuoso alter-ego of actor-musician David Hanbury, and defeated last night (Sunday, March 8) at the Senate in Columbia, South Carolina at the “Cry Baby Battle Royale”. The event also included a performance by Kirk’s The Wedding Band, a covers project, also featuring his Metallica bandmate Robert Trujillo and Ugly Kid Joe singer Whitfield Crane, Doc Coyle of Bad Wolves, among others. The seven-minute battle was introduced by Gibson’s Mark Agnesi, who arranged the event during an interview with Mrs. Smith, and saw Hammett and Mrs. Smith trading licks over a reimagining of Isaac Hayes’s Oscar-winning “Theme From Shaft”, the original recording of which became infamous for the mind-blowing wah-wah guitar of the late Charles “Skip” Pitts. In the end, Hammett conceded that he had “just been out-wah’d,” proclaiming, “A moment in history has just occurred.” Watch it now! Continue reading
Infectious Grooves performed last night in Sao Paolo, Brazil as part of Sick Bastards Social Fest in Brazil. The band included frontman Mike Muir, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo and ex-Faith No More guitarist Jim Martin, alongside Brooks Wackerman (Avenged Sevenfold) on drums and Dean Pleasants (Suicidal Tendencies) on second guitar. The event, which was curated by Muir, celebrated 34 years of the Brazilian radio station 89 A Rádio Rock. Also appearing with the band for “We Care A Lot” and a performance of the Suicidal Tendencies classic “Subliminal” was Trujillo’s son Ty. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. Continue reading
Tye Trujillo, the 15-year-old son of Metallica bassist and former Suicidal Tendencies and Infectious Grooves bassist Robert Trujillo, played with ST this weekend at (October 5) at the SoCal Hoedown in San Pedro, California. He was filling in for regular Suicidal Tendencies bassist Ra Diaz who had to miss the gig. Tye has previously toured with Korn as a fill-in bassist. Watch video of Tye with ST that the band posted below! Metallica also shared video of Tye and wrote in an accompanying caption: “Like father, like son!! So proud of Rob’s son Tye for bringing it full circle and throwing down with SUICIDAL TENDENCIES last weekend!” Continue reading
Metallica continued their Worldwired tour last night in Ullevi in Gothenburg, Sweden. During their typical break in the show where Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett play their solo pieces and then jam together, they covered famous Swedish Punk band Ebba Grön’s ‘Staten Och Kapitalet’. Watch the clip below. The WorldWired tour has played more than 130 shows across the world since its 2016 launch.
At Metallica’s stop of the Worldwired tour at Olympiastadion in Berlin, Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett played a cover version Rammstein’s most popular song, ‘Engel’. At most shows, Hammett and Trujillo cover songs from local favorites and legends. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. Continue reading
Being the biggest band the world has ever seen, both in the mind of fans and in terms of success is not all wine and roses. Metallica has taken their fair share of hits in the career from the fans and press at times, casting a fair but unflattering light. One such case is Death Magnetic (Warner/Vertigo), released ten years ago today, on September 12th, 2008. Although the album was considered a return to form musically after St. Anger, production issues sent diehards and haters alike into fits over the sound quality. Continue reading