James Hetfield of Metallica Re-Enters Rehab for Addiction, Australia and New Zealand Tour Postponed

In sad news to report, Metallica’s legendary frontman James Hetfield has had to re-enter rehab for addiction. The band has immediately postponed their planned tour of Australia and New Zealand with Slipknot that was to begin next month. The Australian leg of the “WorldWired” tour was announced in March, with the first show of the trek scheduled for October 17 at Perth’s Optus stadium. It was to be the first of eight stadium dates across Australia and New Zealand, including a night at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium and two dates at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium. The tour would have been Metallica’s first to Australia since 2013 and first visit to New Zealand since 2010. Hetfield’s issues with addiction and alcoholism were detailed in the 2004 documentary Some Kind Of Monster. We wish James the best in this trying time for himself, his family, and friends. The band posted this message to their social media pages: Continue reading

Watch Pro-Shot Video of Metallica Performing “Welcome Home (Sanitarium)” Live in Berlin

Metallica is on their final run of dates of their summer Worldwired Tour of Europe, with openers Ghost and Bokassa. Watch pro-shot video of them performing their Master of Puppets classic deep cut ‘Welcome Home (Sanitarium)’ live in Berlin!

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Watch Pro-shot Video of Metallica’s Cover of Soundgarden’s “All Your Lies”

 

Metallica is back on tour and performing their usual career-spanning set. The band started playing their Soundgarden covers they played I Am The Highway, Chris Cornell Tribute Concert. ‘All Your Lies’ originally appeared on Ultramega OK (SST) in 1988. Metallica is on tour again for this leg of dates through February 1st.

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Watch Metallica Cover Soundgarden’s “Head Injury” Live On Tour

Metallica resumed their Worldwired World Tour last night in Oklahoma City! Playing their usual career-spanning set, the band tossed in a surprise for fans. They played their covered of Soundgarden’s ‘Head Injury’, first played a few days earlier at the I Am The Highway, Chris Cornell Tribute Concert. ‘Head Injury’ originally appeared on Ultramega OK (SST) in 1988 and is said to be a favorite of James Hetfield. Metallica is on tour again for this leg of dates through February 1st.

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