Why Orion Fest Was a Disaster for Metallica

January 30, 2014

Metallica's decision to nix this year's Orion Music + More festival might have been for more urgent reasons than they first let on, frontman James Hetfield told a Houston radio DJ earlier this week. Speaking with Don Jantzen of 94.5 The Buzz, he said...


Metallica and Lang Lang Thrash Grammys Stage

January 26, 2014

Twenty-five years ago, Metallica played "One" at their very first Grammy Awards. But despite an impassioned performance, they lost the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance trophy to a band whose frontman played a classical music instrument, flute-mongers...


Metallica Promises 'Insane' Grammy Performance

January 17, 2014

At this year's Grammy Awards, Metallica will play their song "One" with Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang, and the band is hard at work preparing for that moment. "It's gonna be completely insane," guitarist Kirk Hammett tells Rolling Stone from his home...


Lorde, Katy Perry, Robin Thicke Added to Grammys

January 7, 2014

Katy Perry, Lorde, Robin Thicke and Metallica will take the stage at this year's Grammy Awards, Billboard reports, joining an already stacked lineup that also includes Daft Punk, Pink, Kendrick Lamar, Merle Haggard and more. Lorde will make...


Lars Ulrich on 'F---ed Up' 1989 Grammy Loss

January 27, 2014

Metallica's electrifying rendition of "One" last night, which featured classical pianist Lang Lang, was intended to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the metal icons' first performance on the awards show. At the time, the performance was subversive: one...


Madonna, Billie Joe Armstrong to Perform at Grammys

January 24, 2014

Madonna has joined the already star-studded performance lineup at the Grammys on Sunday. Today, the Recording Academy confirmed the Material Girl's appearance along with several other performers: Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong will team with...


Paul and Ringo Added to Grammys Lineup

January 14, 2014

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will each perform separately at the 2014 Grammy Awards, as the show's lineup continues to grow. Along with songs from the two former Beatles, country stars Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and newcomer Kacey Musgraves will also...



Metallica Shred in Antarctica

December 23, 2013

On December 8th, Metallica played a little show south of the border. Way south: the band's set took place inside a dome on the heliport at the Carlini Argentine Base in Antarctica. The performance featured 10 songs and solidified them as the only band...


Metallica Nix Orion Fest for 2014

December 3, 2013

Metallica's Orion Music + More festival will take a year off in 2014, according to The Detroit News. C3, the festival's promoter, told the paper the band made the decision because Orion would have conflicted with their European summer tour dates. The...


Metallica Will Play Antarctica

October 24, 2013

Metallica are heading south for the winter. "After 30 years as a band, we have been unbelievably fortunate to visit just about every corner of the earth. . . except for one," the band said today on their website. "That is all about to change as we are...


Metallica: We Looked to 'The Wall' and the Monkees for Concert Film

September 27, 2013

Who wants to be a gofer for Metallica? Well, after watching Metallica Through the Never, you might just want to stay put at McDonald's. The unique live concert documentary, which opens in IMAX theaters Friday and in regular 3D cinemas October 4th, has...


Metallica Shred Through Greatest Hits at the Apollo

September 22, 2013

"This place is so rich with history, and we’re gonna MESS IT ALL UP. Just kidding!" James Hetfield may have cracked a joke or two at his own expense, but he was beaming with unbridled joy along with the rest of Metallica at the Apollo...


Song Premiere: Metallica Unleash Fury on 'Master of Puppets' Live

September 4, 2013

Metallica's upcoming IMAX 3D concert movie, Metallica Through the Never, is shaping up to be an epic blowout that combines concert footage with narrative elements. In the film's trailer, the band blasted through their classic track "Master of...


Peter Travers' Fall Movie Preview

August 30, 2013

All isn't lost. It's fall, when undumb movies push through the din of summer idiocy, when excitement is human instead of digital, when topping the Oscar list is (almost) as important as topping the box office. Don't get me wrong. The greed thing doesn't...


Metallica Play a Dome in Antarctica

December 9, 2013

Metallica have now made their mark on every continent on earth. The band traveled way down south to the Antarctic this weekend to play a show they're calling "Freeze 'Em All" near the heliport of the Argentine Antarctic Base Carlini.  Where Did...


'Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2' Storms the Box Office

September 29, 2013

WINNERS OF THE WEEK: Romantic comedies. Yes, the week's top movie was a kiddie cartoon sequel, but look what's dominating the chart: Love stories for grown-ups! Opening in fourth place was Baggage Claim, with an estimated $9.3 million, a larger take...


Metallica Surprise Yankees' Mariano Rivera

September 23, 2013

Hard-rock fans who attended yesterday's Yankees game in the Bronx got a special treat, as Metallica performed their classic tune "Enter Sandman" for pitching great Mariano Rivera, who is set to retire at the end of this season. Since 1999, Rivera has...


Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Metal Album of the 1980s?

August 30, 2013

When we asked our readers to pick for their favorite metal/hard rock albums of the 1970s, the votes come flooding in by the hundreds. The resulting list featured Van Halen, Aerosmith, Deep Purple, Kiss and even Montrose. Led Zeppelin scored the top two...