See James Hetfield Play Crushing New Metallica Riff

November 2, 2015

In celebration of Metallica's newly redesigned website, Lars Ulrich made a video that, in part, offers a peek at the group's ongoing recording sessions. James Hetfield, who jokes that he's "playing drums," plays a few crushingly heavy riffs around the...


Depeche Mode Singer Talks Metallica's 'Pop,' Early Tool

October 9, 2015

Ever since Rolling Stone published an article exploring Depeche Mode's influence on heavy metal earlier this year, people have been asking the group's frontman, Dave Gahan, how he feels about groups like Marilyn Manson and Metallica. "Once it's written,...


Watch Metallica Deliver Blistering 'Harvester of Sorrow'

October 7, 2015

Metallica grant fans an intimate glimpse of their live process in a new performance video from their September 16th show at Quebec City, Canada's new Videotron Centre. The clip features the metal legends backstage and in sound check, climaxing with...


Watch Metallica Perform National Anthem at NBA Finals

June 15, 2015

Metallica's James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett have developed a new live staple: their psychedelic version of "The Star Spangled Banner." The metal axemen performed their dual-guitar anthem before tip-off of Sunday night's NBA Finals Game Five match-up between...


Watch Metallica Perform 'Whiplash' at X Games

June 12, 2015

Metallica brought metal thunder to the X Games with their June 6th performance in Austin, Texas. Now, fans can glimpse the band's pre-show process and a pummeling version of their thrash-metal classic "Whiplash," as Blabbermouth reports.  The...


Bonnaroo Details 'Throwback Superjam Dance Party'

May 28, 2015

Pretty Lights, Run-D.M.C.'s Darryl McDaniels and Metallica bassist Rob Trujillo will lead another characteristically eclectic Bonnaroo Superjam, which will be held Saturday night of the festival, June 13th, at 1:30 a.m. Officially dubbed the "Throwback...


Watch James Hetfield and Daughter Cover Adele

May 17, 2015

Sammy Hagar and James Hetfield's second annual Acoustic-4-A-Cure benefit concert took place Friday night at San Francisco's the Masonic, and among the surprise collaborations delivering unexpected covers was one performance that no one could...


Metallica to Headline 2015 X Games in Austin

May 11, 2015

UPDATE: X Games performers the Glitch Mob have released a remix of Metallica's "Lords of Summer" on their Soundcloud page. The remix has been named the event's official anthem. Metallica will perform in Austin, Texas for the first time in six...


Watch Metallica Perform the National Anthem at Giants Game

May 3, 2015

Metallica are a Bay Area institution much like the Golden Gate Bridge and Coit Tower, so for the third consecutive year, the San Francisco Giants honored the band with a "Metallica Day" at their AT&T Park. The heavy metal crew's annual celebration...


Kirk Hammett Lost 250 Potential Metallica Riffs

April 22, 2015

Leading up to working on a new Metallica LP, guitarist Kirk Hammett started the habit of recording his song ideas onto his iPhone. By a certain point, he'd amassed what he estimated to be 250 riffs, but then about six months ago – to use his words...


Kirk Hammett: Metallica 'Maybe 30 Percent' Done With Album

April 11, 2015

Lars Ulrich recently revealed that Metallica had entered the studio to begin work on their new album, and now Kirk Hammett has offered up an update on the heavy metal legends' first LP since 2008's Death Magnetic. Speaking to Billboard, the...


Watch Metallica Rock Lollapalooza With Three Crushing Songs

August 6, 2015

Metallica returned to the Lollapalooza stage for the first time in nearly two decades this past weekend to play a crushing set that Rolling Stone declared the fest's "Best Return." Red Bull TV captured three tunes from the group's headlining set –...


Metallica to Play National Anthem at NBA Finals

June 13, 2015

Metallica's James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett have developed something of a specialty in playing "The Star Spangled Banner." The pair will be bringing their well-honed rendition of the national anthem to the NBA Finals as their hometown team, the Golden...


Metallica Shred National Anthem at X Games

June 7, 2015

Metallica's Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield delivered a six string salute to the United States with a tasteful, but heavy rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the X Games in Austin, Texas on Saturday. Hammett took lead on the instrumental version...


Babymetal: What the Japanese Rockers Learned from Metallica

May 19, 2015

Babymetal's self-titled debut was the best-selling Japanese album in America last year, and the viral sensations (whose "Gimme Chocolate!!" music video has racked up over 26 million views on YouTube) continue to blaze their unique path in 2015 with an...


Metallica Day: Go Behind the Scenes in San Francisco

May 13, 2015

Unlike most home teams, Metallica broke out the black jerseys earlier this month in San Francisco, when they took over AT&T Park for the third-annual "Metallica Day" celebration. With James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett handling "The Star-Spangled...

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Metallica Provide Heavy Close to Rock in Rio's Weekend One

May 10, 2015

 The inaugural weekend of the Rock in Rio festival on the Las Vegas Strip ended with a two-hour blast of Metallica last night, in a concert that was streamed around the world via Yahoo! Live. "Is Vegas rocking today?" singer-guitarist...


Flashback: Metallica Reunite With Dave Mustaine In 2011

April 28, 2015

In December of 2011, Metallica celebrated their 30th anniversary with a four-night stand in their hometown of San Francisco. They could have easily packed a stadium many times over to commemorate the occasion, but they opted to play the Fillmore,...


Hear Stone Sour's Crushing Metallica Cover: 'Creeping Death'

April 13, 2015

"Back in '91, on the Black Album tour, I saw Metallica three times in two weeks!" enthuses Stone Sour guitarist Josh Rand, who cites the group as his favorite band. At the first of those shows, Rand's Cliff Burton T-shirt scored him a pass to the...


James Hetfield, Sammy Hagar Headline Acoustic-4-A-Cure Event

April 6, 2015

Sammy Hagar and Metallica's James Hetfield will headline their second annual Acoustic-4-A-Cure event at San Francisco's the Masonic on May 15th. Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell, Train's Pat Monahan, Linda Perry and Hagar's fellow Chickenfoot members...