1. Metallica's James Hetfield 'Livid' Over Grammys Glitch

    February 15, 2017 11:21 PM EST Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich says lead singer James Hetfield was "livid" over the technical mishap that left him without a working microphone for the band's Grammy duet with Lady Gaga . Hetfield's verses weren't audible for the first half of the Sunday performance of…

  2. Grammy Producer Ken Ehrlich Apologizes for Metallica, Shirley Caesar Glitches

    February 15, 2017 9:04 PM EST 'These kinds of things are horrible when they happen,' he said. The longtime producer of the Grammy Awards is offering apologies to Metallica and Shirley Caesar after a technical glitch and a misprint marred their inclusion on the show. The mic for Metallica's James Hetfield…

  3. Grammy Awards 2017: Top 5 Most Talked-About Moments on Facebook

    February 13, 2017 3:46 AM EST Adele  cleaned up at the 2017 Grammy Awards and, hello , everyone has been talking about it.  The British singer ruled the social-media chatter around the Grammys, according to Facebook, when she took out the categories for album of the year (with 25 ) and record of the year ("Hello…

  4. Metallica's James Hetfield Put on Vocal Rest; Band Postpones Copenhagen Show

    February 04, 2017 5:37 PM EST Metallica has postponed its Sunday night (Feb. 5) concert in Copenhagen due to frontman James Hetfield falling ill. The show was one of four scheduled this week at the city's new Royal Arena. "We’re very disappointed to have to share with you that unfortunately as Saturday has…

  5. Grammy Awards 2017: John Legend, Metallica, Carrie Underwood & Keith Urban to Perform

    January 18, 2017 9:30 AM EST Soul great John Legend , metal legends Metallica and country stars Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban will perform at next month’s 59th annual Grammy Awards.  The first batch of Grammy performers are regulars on stage and at the podium of the music industry’s biggest night. They own 29 career…

  6. Pop Shop Podcast: Is 'Hardwired' Metallica's Best Album in 25 Years? The Ringer's Robert Mays Weighs In

    December 02, 2016 12:23 PM EST Welcome to the new episode of the Pop Shop Podcast’s Headliner Interview , Billboard 's weekly long-form talk with a compelling, inspirational voice in the world of music, hosted by staff writer Chris Payne . Earlier this year we had Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich by to preview their new…

  7. Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth & Anthrax: Catching Up With Thrash Metal's Big Four In 2016

    November 03, 2016 1:03 PM EDT This week’s Billboard cover stars are Metallica , the band behind the best-selling album of the past 25 years and the most successful band to emerge from the so-called Big Four, the dominant thrash metal groups that helped bring that genre into the mainstream. It’s been eight years since…

  8. 7 Fast Chart Facts About Metallica's 'Black Album,' 25 Years Later

    August 12, 2016 9:00 AM EDT When guitarists James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett, bassist Jason Newsted and drummer Lars Ulrich started recording Metallica 's fifth studio album in 1990, it was the first time they had paired with renowned producer Bob Rock (Aerosmith, Bon Jovi , Motley Crue). Eight arduous months of…

  9. Metallica's 'Black Album': Happy 25th Birthday, Here's What You Have in Common with Shania Twain

    August 11, 2016 12:51 PM EDT Had the dudes in Metallica really wanted to go pop with their fifth LP, they certainly could have. Producer Bob Rock was ready with the echoey U2 guitar effects and corny Bon Jovi talkbox -- both buried in the mix, as detailed in a 2001 Classic Albums episode -- and there’s an “elevator…

  10. Metallica Rocks San Francisco on Eve of Super Bowl 50: Live Review

    February 07, 2016 2:04 PM EST The tagline for Metallica ’s “Night Before” show at AT&T Park in San Francisco was “too heavy for halftime,” and they might have been right. James Hetfield and crew wasted no time in bringing the metal as they blistered through early staples “Creeping Death” and “For Whom the Bell…

  11. Aww! Watch Metallica's James Hetfield Cover Adele With His Daughter

    May 18, 2015 4:28 PM EDT Even frontmen of legendary metal bands get to have heartwarming father-daughter moments. Sprinkle in a little Adele , and you've got prime material for the family photo album, or in this case, family YouTube playlist. Watch Metallica Rock Out the National Anthem at San Francisco Giants…

  12. Metallica Dominates With Raucous Headlining Set on Day 2 of Rock in Rio USA

    May 10, 2015 1:10 PM EDT No disrespect to any other act who hit the stage on the second day (May 9) of the Rock in Rio USA festival in Las Vegas, but it was all about headliner Metallica from the moment the gates opened at 3 p.m. Fans filtered in with a seemingly endless stream of the heavy metal band's T-shirts…

  13. Metallica Opens Glastonbury Set With Satirical, Gory Response to British Critics: Watch

    June 29, 2014 8:33 PM EDT Metallica's Sunday night headlining slot on the Glastonbury schedule was met with contention when it was announced, but to their credit the LA metal-heads have taken all the criticism in stride.  Metallica's Lars Ulrich Accepts Will Ferrell and RHCP Drummer Chad Smith's Call…

  14. Sober Ozzy Osbourne Honored By Metallica, Joe Walsh at MusiCares Event

    May 13, 2014 1:58 PM EDT "It's really a battle to get sober," Walsh tells Billboard at the 10th annual MAP event. "Ozzy has his set of demons, but he's stacked up some days of consecutive sobriety here and he's never been better" Ozzy Osbourne and the Village CEO Jeff Greenberg were…

  15. Metallica Releases Demo of New Song, 'Lords of Summer': Listen

    March 19, 2014 9:59 PM EDT Metallica last released new material in 2008, when "Death Magnetic," the band's ninth album, dropped, hitting No. 1 on the Billboard 200. But after footage of a new song surfaced earlier this week from a performance in Colombia, the four-piece has released a garage demo of that…

  16. Metallica Scraps Orion Festival for 2014

    December 03, 2013 10:30 AM EST In September, James Hetfield told Billboard that a '14 festival would depend on finances: "It's not that we're out to make money; we're at least out to break even, and it certainly has not broken even yet. It's an expensive barbecue at this point" Metallica…

  17. 'Metallica Through the Never': Film Review

    September 27, 2013 6:15 PM EDT "Metallica Through the Never" Director: Nimrod Antal Cast: James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo, Dane DeHaan Release Date: Sept. 27 (IMAX), Oct. 4 (wide) Running Time: 92 minutes The immersive, 360-degree, 3-D photography of Metallica in performance makes …

  18. Metallica Give Yankees Legend Mariano Rivera the Ultimate ‘Sandman’ Farewell

    September 23, 2013 4:59 AM EDT When sporting royalty retires, they’re typically sent off on the right note. A guard of honor, a maximum capacity stadium on its feet. Tears. When New York Yankees great Mariano Rivera was farewelled at his home ground on Sunday, Metallica turned the occasion up to 11. The heavy metal…

  19. Metallica Has 'Enough' Songs For Next Album

    May 22, 2013 10:00 AM EDT But before they can record their first set since 2008, the metal icons are preparing the Orion Music festival and a 3D movie. "We're getting there," says bassist Robert Trujillo, "and we'll have something great, hopefully, in the next year" As it prepares for…

  20. Rush, Deep Purple, Public Enemy Nominated for Rock Hall of Fame

    October 04, 2012 12:15 AM EDT N.W.A, Joan Jett, Heart, Kraftwerk join the list of artists vying for recognition in 2013. Deep Purple and Rush , long considered glaring oversights for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, are among the finalists on this year's ballot, joining several returning names and a pair of…

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