It's been five years since Metallica released 'Death Magnetic,' their last studio album. The band says they're anxious to return to the studio to start recording again, and they've got the material. However two obligations are keeping them beginning work on the first album from their own label Blackened Recordings.
In 1988, metal was poised to finally make the leap from the shadowy fringes of music into the critical mainstream when Metallica were nominated for a Grammy for Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Performance. But in one of the most incredible upsets in Grammy history,
Back in the '80s, when hard rock and metal in their purest forms were on life support, the mighty Metallica breathed new life into a genre that probably wouldn't have made it too far into the next millennium without them.
Metallica were fierce, brutal and aggressive on classic
Last night (May 3), James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica played the national anthem at AT&T Park before the start of the San Francisco Giants game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The video is embedded above.
'Revolver' magazine's fifth-annual Golden Gods Awards, held last night, featured Metallica as the night's headliners. They were joined onstage by special guest Rob Halford, who led the metal giants through a surprise performance of Judas Priest's 'Rapid Fire'.
Metallica's second annual Orion Music + More Festival will take place June 8-9 at Belle Isle in Detroit. We're teaming up with sister site Loudwire to give away a chance to win a trip to the big event, complete with airfare, hotel and $500 cash!
Of all the indignities Jason Newsted put up with during his time as Metallica's bass player, the fate of his tracks on the band's 1988 album ' ... And Justice for All' rank among the most infamous. But 25 years later, Newsted has made peace with what went down during those sessions.
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