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12 year old Tye Trujillo, son of Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo and member of The Helmets, will play bass with Korn on their upcoming South American tour.
The youngster is a member of rock group The Helmets, and has landed the gig of a lifetime when he is set to replace Korn’s regular bass player Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu for a handful of live dates on the South American continent beginning next week.
Korn's lead singer Jonathan Davis performing live in 2013
Continue reading: Korn Recruit Metallica Bassist's 12 Year Old Son For South American Tour
The US leg of their tour have finally been announced.
Metallica are heading to North America for the next leg of their WorldWired Tour, marking their first major US comeback in eight years. They'll be setting out in Spring, and the name of the tour suggests that won't be the last we see of them by any means.
Metallica and Lady Gaga performed together at the 2017 Grammys
The thrash metal band will bring their 'Hardwired... To Self-Destruct' album to stages everywhere with a 25-date tour across the US and Canada, kicking off on May 10th at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium and concluding at Edmonton, Alabama's Commonwealth Stadium on August 16th. Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat and Gojira are the supporting acts.
Continue reading: Metallica To Takeover America In The Coming Months For WorldWired
The band re-post his video on their social media page.
Metallica sure have some talented young fans out there. They recently put out a request to all their social media followers to send them their own cover versions of songs from their tenth studio album 'Hardwired... to Self-Destruct', and one of their responses was just mind-blowing.
10-year-old gives Lars Ulrich a run for his money
The band have shown their support for a 10-year-old budding drummer from Philadelphia named Daniel Krilov by posting a video of his cover of 'Atlas, Rise!' from the group's new album on their Instagram page. According to reports, Krilov only began making music at the age of 8 but he is currently a star student at the legendary School of Rock Philadelphia.
Continue reading: Young Drummer Thrills Metallica With Flawless 'Atlas, Rise!' Cover
Jimmy Fallon and The Roots join metal band for classroom jam.
Metallica's 'Enter Sandman' is super fun to try and play on any instrument, but nothing compares to watching James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich try and re-create it with The Roots on only classroom instruments. Alas, what would entertainment be without 'Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon'?
Who knew 'Enter Sandman' could be so child-friendly?
In the latest instalment of Jimmy Fallon's Classroom Instruments series, members of Metallica took up some rather unusual instruments that they probably haven't seen since elementary school and played their landmark 1991 hit 'Enter Sandman' accompanied by The Roots (who, by now, have got quite adept at using mini-guitars, tiny keyboards, glockenspiels and maracas).
The first track premiered on the radio this week.
Metallica announced yesterday (August 18th 2016) that they will be releasing their long-awaited new album 'Hardwired... To Self-Destruct' this Fall, and have now unveiled the very first track from the new collection. It's been eight years since their last project, and it also marks their first release through their very own label Blackened Recordings.
Metallica - Hardwired... To Self-Destruct
This is the 11th studio album from Metallica and follows up 2008's 'Death Magnetic'; an album which reached number one across the board, going multi-Platinum and selling close to 3 million copies. The album will include not one but two discs, and nearly 80 minutes worth of metal. Plus, the deluxe edition will include a third disc full of 'the riffs that were the origins of the album' as well as a bonus track called 'Lords Of Summer'.
'Hardwired... represents the next phase of our journey as Metallica and we are so excited to share it with you', the band wrote in the official announcement on their website. 'Keep watching this space for more information, we cannot wait to hit the road to play these songs live and get in your faces once again, so strap yourselves in. INCOMING!'
Check out 'Hardwired' here:
The first track from the record, 'Hardwired' premiered on the radio via Minneapolis' 93X yesterday; a roaring anthem filled with thunderous percussion and those classically infectious riffs. It will be available as an automatic download for everyone who pre-orders the new album through the website.
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'Hardwired... To Self-Destruct' has been produced by Greg Fidelman - who worked on 'Death Magnetic' - alongside frontman James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich. While 'Death Magnetic' is their last band project, they did release a collaborative effort with Lou Reed in 2011 entitled 'Lulu', on which Fidelman also worked as an engineer and mixer.
'Hardwired... To Self-Destruct' is set to be released through Blackened Recordings on November 18th 2016.
Flea had to sign Metallica merch when the band were over in Belarus.
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea was stopped at customs and forced to sign Metallica merchandise after a mix-up at an airport in Belarus over the weekend. Despite the fact that he tried to insist he wasn't in Metallica, he still had to go along with the customs officials' mistake.
Flea looks nothing like Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo
Flea posted a shot of himself signing his name on some Metallica CDs, DVDs and posters on Instagram after he and the rest of Red Hot Chili Peppers failed to convince staff at a Belarus airport that they weren't the heavy metal band they were accused of being. Luckily, Flea didn't mind too much given that he's a Metallica superfan himself, but that must've been a weird day for the rockers nonetheless.
Continue reading: Red Hot Chili Peppers Had To Pretend To Be Metallica At Airport Customs
Fans and fellow musicians are mourning the death of rock legend Lemmy, who passed away on Monday aged 70.
Tributes are being paid to Motörhead frontman Lemmy, who died yesterday after a short battle with an extremely aggressive form of cancer. The rock legend’s passing was announced in a post on the band’s official Facebook page and within minutes fans and friends began to express their shock and sadness.
Motorhead frontman Lemmy has died aged 70.
Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne led the tributes on twitter writing: ‘Lost one of my best friends, Lemmy, today. He will be sadly missed. He was a warrior and a legend. I will see you on the other side.’
Continue reading: Tributes Pour In For Motörhead Frontman Lemmy, Who Has Died Aged 70
Sam Smith and Florence and the Machine are also set to play the Chicago festival.
Paul McCartney and Metallica have been announced as the headliners for this year's Lollapalooza Festival, taking place at Chicago's Grant Park on July 31st through to August 2nd. The legendary Beatle’s heading slot marks his first ever appearance at the long-running festival, while fellow headliners Metallica are making their Lollapalooza return after a 19 year absence.
Paul McCartney is headed to Grant Park
McCartney will headline the opening night of the festival, with The Weeknd, The War On Drugs, Alabama Shakes, Alt-J, Hot Chip and James Bay also scheduled to take the stage on Friday, July 31st.
Further acts have been announced to perform at this year's Reading & Leeds Festival, as well as a well-desired headliner - Mumford and Sons.
Reading & Leeds Festival goers will be happy to hear the line up for this year has been released, and it is already looking like an incredible weekend for music enthusiasts. The bank holiday weekend of 28th-30th August 2015 will be hosting one of the UK's biggest music festivals. Across the weekend, bands are being plucked up to offer one of the best line-ups for the festival yet. Mumford And Sons will be headlining alongside Metallica this year, four years after their last performance at the festival. They will be joined by Royal Blood, Bastille, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Hannah Wants, Rebel Sound ft. Chase & Status, Rage, David Rodigan and Shy FX, Years & Years, Wolf Alice, and plenty more yet to be announced.
Mumford and Sons are due to perform at 2015's Reading and Leeds festivals
Mumford and Sons are proving to be a great choice for headline act this year. The bands last performance at Reading & Leeds was in 2010, where they played on the NME/ BBC Radio 1 stage. This will be their first live performance in two years, and with their stage upgraded to the Main stage, they are showing themselves to be a very worthy choice for headline act.
Continue reading: Reading & Leeds Festival 2015 Line-Up Add Further Names To Line-up
Brazilian music festival Rock in Rio is to launch in America.
Good news for American music fans! The organisers of the massive Rock in Rio music festival have announced plans to hold an event in Las Vegas.
Taylor Swift will be headlining the brand new festival
According to Nation, the concert will take place in May next year over two weekends, with Metallica and Taylor Swift the top names on the bill. Also performing will be Linkin Park, No Doubt, and John Legend. There aren't many other festivals where you would catch all those acts on the same bill! Roberta Medino, daughter of the festival's founder Roberto Medino, also announced they will spend $25 million on a publicity campaign to drive ticket sales, but with such a star-studded bill, they might not have to push too hard!
Continue reading: Rock In Rio Festival Expanding To America, Taylor Swift To Headline
Stuff you can do with WiFi-gratis.
Glastonbury revellers will be able to enjoy free wifi this year thanks to a heard of special cows dotted around the festival.
The EE cattle won’t be hard to spot. Artist Hank Kruger decorated them and he, seemingly, had little creative license as each one bears the company colours of turquoise and yellow.
Glastonbury Festival goers in 2013 [Photo: Getty Images, Credt: Matt Cardy[
Continue reading: 5 Things You Can Do With Free WiFi At Glastonbury 2014
Dairy farmer and Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis has defended the decision to have heavy metal band Metallica headline the festival this year.
Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis has defended the decision to have Metallica headline the festival this year. There has been growing opposition regarding Metallica performing at the festival by festival-goers who don’t feel a heavy metal band is an appropriate headliner and animal activists who disagree with band member James Hetfield’s association with bear-hunting.
Dairy farmer and festival founder Michael Eavis has defended the decision to have Metallica headline the festival
Eavis has not been put off by either of these factors and has maintained he is “looking forward to seeing them.” He continued: “We have been going for so long that people don’t expect us to put on a heavy metal band. We had Rage Against The Machine and we have had lots of fairly heavy metal bands in the past but this is not a typical headline. We usually have bands like Radiohead, Coldplay and U2, the Rolling Stones, but I am really looking forward to them.”
Continue reading: Glastonbury Founder Michael Eavis Defends Festival Headliners Metallica
Kasabian's Tom Meighan is fully supportive of the decision to have Metallica headline Glastonbury Festival.
Tom Meighan, lead singer of rock band Kasabian, has offered his two cents regarding the fuss that's been surrounding Metallica headlining at Glastonbury Festival. There has been a heated debate over whether the heavy metal band are the right choice to headline the festival.
Kasabian's Tom Meighan has been discussing the decision for heavy metal band Metallica to headline Glastonbury
Meighan is fully for Metallica headlining the festival and he explained why: “They’re going to be different but who do you f***ing want on stage, The Beach Boys?” He added: “I love Metallica. Everyone’s complaining but [Metallica] can take it anywhere…They’ve been around the block. People will be surprised…They’re a heavy metal band so everyone’s going to panic, but Metallica are great. They’ll be good. They’ll be fantastic, trust me.”
Singer James Hetfield’s bear hunting might have something to do with it.
Over 14,000 people have signed an online petition to have Metallica removed from this year’s Glastonbury line up. But why? Is the idea of ‘Enter Sandman’ ringing out across the festival fields really just too much for some to handle? Well maybe, but the actual reason why a petition has been launched to ban the rock giants is to do with one of frontman James Hetfield’s more questionable hobbies.
Metallica are set to headline Glastonbury this year
When he’s not fronting Metallica, singer James Hetfield hunts bears, he’s also a member of America’s National Rifle Association and is set to narrate an eight-part TV series called 'The Hunt', documenting the killing of Kodiak brown bears in Alaska. Unsurprisingly, animal rights activists are outraged at the singer’s after work activities and have called for the band to be pulled from the festival.
Continue reading: Should Metallica Be Removed From Glastonbury Headline Slot?
It has been a triumphant week for the rap and metal tribes whilst the Met Gala and the American Comedy Awards gave us lots of fashion to ogle.
Met Gala: This year's Met Gala was even more extravagant than ever before as the biggest names in showbiz arrived in New York clad in "decorations" and finery. Anna Wintour's bash served up some true style winners, particularly the couples (Hello there Beckhams) as well as some shockingly badly dressed individuals (Looking at you, Rita Ora). Read our pictures round-up of the stand-out moments in fashion. And find out why Kendall Jenner's glamorous attire may have just won her a coveted new role.
Glasto Metal!: Metallica have been announced as the final headliner for this year's Glastonbury Festival. Read all about the announcement and reactions. Slicing through the synth pop and folk ubiquity, James Hetfield and his band of rockers will be bringing a hit-packed show to Worthy Farm and will be joining Arcade Fire and Kasabian at the June event. Get up to date on their back catalogue here.
25 years later, Metallica's Grammy run came full circle.
Since their first appearance at the Grammys exactly 25 years ago, Metallica have often experimented with classical instruments. Back then, they played One, but lost the Hard Rock/Metal Performance award to flute-mongers Jethro Tull. Last night they returned with that same song, collaborating with classical pianist Lang Lang on a haunting new rendition.
It's been 25 years since the band's first Grammys.
After an introduction by Jared Leto, the performance opened with Lang Lang playing a series of harsh and dramatic harmonies, which blended seamlessly into guitarist Kirk Hammet’s recognizable riff. At that point the audience erupted in a cheer. Frontman James Hetfield played the song's iconic intro and Lang Lang played some expressive runs. Then, as the frontman sang about feeling disabled in war, Lang Lang’s piano melody added another layer of depth to the song.
The film classification board takes action after concerned parents speak out.
The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has announced plans for a new age-rating system designed to tackle online music videos deemed inappropriate material for young people. The organisation's assistant director, David Austin, said the BBFC was responding to pressure from parents who were concerned about the sexual imagery freely available to children who had access to the web, according to The Guardian.
Inappropriate Content? Miley Cyrus We're Looking At You.
Austin said that a pilot project was being developed in association with Google and the UK music industry body, BPI, to test how the new classification guidelines might work with voluntary submissions to review, including content from Beyoncé, Metallica and Robbie Williams.
The band performed a special set for fans as well as airing the first trailer for their upcoming movie Through The Never.
Metallica rocked out and geeked out at this years San Diego Comic Con International this weekend when they performed a surprise show at the California gathering, where they also aired a clip from their upcoming movie Through the Never and also answered fan's questions in an intimate Q&A session. The trailer (which you can see below) is the follow-up to the teaser trailer they released earlier this year and gives fans their first look at what we can expect from the film, which apparently won't be 'whining through therapy 2.'
Metallica want to do something different when they release their concert film
The band were one of the first major names to take to Comic Con when they chaired a panel on Friday (July 19), with Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo joining up to discuss director Nimród Antal’s 3D picture.
Every single publishing industry, from music, to academic journals, to books have fretted enormously over the impact that digital publishing and online streaming may have on their revenues. Spotify has been part of revolutionising the legal streaming of music, and has come under great fire from a variety of musicians for being a catalyst in the breakdown of how lucrative the music industry is.
However, as Rolling Stone report, using Mumford & Sons second album Babel as a case in point, Spotify have shown that their impact is not a negative one: Babel sold 600,000 albums in one week, and also broke Spotify records for most streams in a week.
Metallica is one band that has criticized similar streaming platford, notoriously suing Napster in 2000. Lars Ulrich, from Metallica, was at the Q&A that Spotify held this week, as was the ex- Napster owner Sean Parker (who was famously played by Justin Timberlake in The Social Network), and the two managed to kiss and make-up. "This was never about money," Mr. Ulrich said, quoted by The NY Times. "It was just about control." Now that they have control the Enter Sandman band have chosen to allow their music on Spotify.
Patty Schemel is known to many as the drummer in Hole from 1992 to 1996. Born in Seattle, she formed Kill Sybil at the age of fifteen with her brother. Five years later, she joined the all-girl punk group Doll Squad. In 1990, she was the first choice of drummer for Nirvana, after Chad Channing left the band. After Dave Grohl's audition, however, she became the second choice but after that, Kurt and Patty became close friends.
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Metallica's new EP Beyond Magnetic is a somewhat belated follow up to their last studio record Death Magnetic. Released initially as a download (without a hint of irony), it's finally getting a physical release some 3 and a half years after the sessions that spawned these 4 songs. The vaults were opened to celebrate the band's 30th anniversary shows, however you can't help but feel it's also very convenient timing. Their much-maligned collaboration with Lou Reed last autumn was certainly viewed with some contempt by the core Metallica audience. In fairness Lulu did feature some musical moments that were as interesting as anything Hetfield and co have recorded in the last decade, but Beyond Magnetic is no doubt a musical palette cleanser ahead of a new studio album this year.
Continue reading: Metallica, Beyond Magnetic Album Review
Since then it's spread around the globe like a virus, a movement which has spawned a dozen sub-cultures, each of them in turn creating their own folklore.
And it's still wildly successful: world's best selling group? Forget Take That.
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David Gray has called for greater examination of the playing of loud music - including his own song Babylon - during torture at Guantanamo Bay.
Suspected terrorist detainees are repeatedly subjected to loud music during interrogation at Guantanamo and other US bases with a wide variety of songs used, from heavy metal acts such as Metallica and Rage Against The Machine, to hip-hop stars such as Eminem and Dr Dre to novelty tracks such as the theme song for Barney the dinosaur.
But speaking on BBC Radio 4's World Tonight programme, Gray called for greater public discussion of the matter.
"Only the novelty aspect of this story gets it noticed... Guantanamo greatest hits," he said.
"What we're talking about here is people in a darkened room, physically inhibited by handcuffs, bags over their heads and music blaring at them."
"That is nothing but torture."
He continued: "It doesn't matter what the music is - it could be Tchaikovsky's finest or it could be Barney the Dinosaur.
"It really doesn't matter, it's going to drive you completely nuts.
"No-one wants to even think about it or discuss the fact that we've gone above and beyond all legal process and we're torturing people," he added.
The charity Reprieve, which was associated with the recent Meltdown festival curated by Massive Attack, has created a petition to encourage artists to ban their music being used in the situations discussed by Gray.
Continue reading: David Gray Warns Of Music Use In Guantanamo Torture
The first thing the band were told by their designated correctional officer was "San Quentin has a 'no hostage policy' - which means if someone gets taken hostage, there will be no negotiating, you are on your own, buddy".
The video was shot with the band performing at various locations
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