1. 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…

  2. P!nk & Taylor Swift Collaborator Butch Walker Talks Ditching Booze, Going Healthy Ahead of New Album

    August 26, 2016 10:00 AM EDT Butch Walker juggles tour prep, songwriting for the stars, an avid motorcycle habit, and a challenging new diet as he prepares for the release of a new album, Stay Gold , which he answers a few questions about below. One week with Butch Walker: Thursday: My family was still out of town…

  3. The Helmets Share Love of Metallica, Hate of Pop Music at BottleRock 2016: Watch

    May 30, 2016 9:16 PM EDT Pre-pubescent rock band The Helmets paid a visit to Billboard backstage at the 2016 BottleRock Napa Valley to discuss how they got their name, why the hate pop music and more. “We were skateboarding the first few days and then we played music right away and so it was easier to just keep our…

  4. Metallica's Robert Trujillo and All-Star Group Mass Mental Pay Tribute to Late Bassist Jaco Pastorious: Exclusive Song Premiere

    October 29, 2015 1:09 PM EDT After six years of work, Metallica 's Robert Trujillo is certainly stoked to be bringing his documentary about famed bassist Jaco Pastorius to home video platforms. And he's just as excited about Jaco: Original Soundtrack , which comes out the same day as the film on Nov. 27. The…

  5. 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…

  6. Metallica Posts Instagram Studio Photo: 'We're Back Now,' Bassist Robert Trujillo Says

    January 19, 2015 1:25 PM EST Proof positive that Metallica is indeed working on its long-awaited follow-up has come via Instagram. Metallica to Rock the Ice for 'Night of Hockey Mayhem' A new posting on Metallica's o fficial account shows a rear view of bassist Robert Trujillo in the Metallica HQ studio,…

  7. '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 …

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. Metallica Taps 'Predators' Director for 3D Film Project

    March 08, 2012 9:25 AM EST Hungarian director Nimród Antal has been tapped by Metallica to direct a 3D feature film project being described as a "marriage of narrative and concert," the band announced late Wednesday. All five members of the metal pioneers -- James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and…

  11. Billboard Bits: Metallica Working With Rick Rubin Again, Serena Williams Hits The Studio

    April 26, 2011 5:27 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Metallica to Team Up With Rick Rubin Again On Next Album According to Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, producer Rick Rubin is set to work with the band on its next album. Rubin previously worked with Metallica on…

  12. Rodrigo y Gabriela / April 29, 2010 / New York (Radio City Music Hall)

    May 05, 2010 6:22 PM EDT Fresh off a European tour, Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela brought foot-tapping Latin rhythms and metal energy to Radio City Music Hall last Friday (Apr. 29), joined by surprise guest Robert Trujillo of Metallica . Lead guitarist Rodrigo Sánchez and rhythm guitarist Gabriela Quintero…

  13. Ash Cloud Grounds Metallica Tour But Show Goes On

    April 21, 2010 7:08 AM EDT Metallica braved long bus and boat rides - and bitter memories of a band member's death - to dodge the fallout of an Icelandic volcano and stick to its rigorous European tour schedule. Lead guitarist Kirk Hammett told reporters in Vilnius, where the band was giving its second concert…

  14. Update: Metallica To Be Two-Bassist Band At Hall Of Fame

    April 01, 2009 8:42 AM EDT It seems that Metallica will be a two-bassist band at this weekend's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony in Cleveland. A day after former bassist Jason Newsted told Billboard.com that his replacement, Robert Trujillo, would not take part in the performance part of Saturday…

  15. Metallica Reuniting 'Black Album' Band For Hall Of Fame Show

    March 31, 2009 8:12 AM EDT Nobody's more surprised that Jason Newsted will be playing again with Metallica this weekend than...Jason Newsted. Newsted was the Metallica bassist from 1986, when he replaced the late Cliff Burton, until he left the group in 2001. He tells Billboard.com that he had modest expectations…

  16. 'Guitar Hero: Metallica' Offers New Twists

    February 04, 2009 12:22 PM EST Several new gameplay twists emerge for the first time on "Guitar Hero: Metallica," which arrives in stores March 29 from Activision. Players have a double bass option on drums for the difficult and expert levels, which can be enabled by using a splitter and an additional pedal for…

  17. Tipton Revisits Entwistle Recordings

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST By the mid 1990s -- an era where singer Rob Halford had exited and Judas Priest had yet to find his replacement, Ripper Owens -- guitarist Glenn Tipton was unsure of his band's future. By the mid 1990s -- an era where singer Rob Halford had exited and Judas Priest had yet to find his…

  18. Metallica Film Filled With 'Monster' Revelations

    December 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Internal fighting, therapy sessions and tumultuous making of the band's latest album are headed to the big screen in the documentary "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster." An unflinching, warts-and-all lo Internal fighting, therapy sessions and tumultuous making of the band's…

  19. Newsted Makes Peace With Metallica Past

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT To Jason Newsted, playing bass isn't as much a gift as it is a continuously sharpened talent. Much like food and water, plugging in and jamming is unrivaled sustenance in his life. It was for this rea To Jason Newsted, playing bass isn't as much a gift as it is a continuously…

  20. Metallica Plans 'Secret' SF Club Shows

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Metallica has scheduled four free concerts at the Fillmore in its San Francisco home town next month, the band announced on its fan club Web site. The shows will take place May 18, 19, 21, and 22. Fan Metallica has scheduled four free concerts at the Fillmore in its San Francisco home town…

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