1. Metallica Help Tribute Band Replace Their Equipment After It's Stolen

    April 28, 2017 10:01 AM EDT When a Washington-based Metallica tribute band called Blistered Earth played in Portland on Saturday (April 23), their tour van was robbed and their equipment -- guitars, amps, drums, pedals and all -- was stolen. The band shared the unfortunate news on their Facebook a couple of days later,…

  2. Lollapalooza Argentina, Day 1: From Metallica to Leon Gieco, an Eclectic Lineup for Many Tastes

    April 01, 2017 5:10 PM EDT Since the start of Lollapalooza Argentina in 2014, there has been a major change in the mentality of regular festival-goers. The eclectic yet meticulously-calibrated lineup, complimentary amenities such as food and resting areas and, most importantly, the quest for the public’s comfort have…

  3. Ask Billboard: More Charted Nursery Rhymes, From Metallica to Justin Bieber

    March 26, 2017 9:05 AM EDT Beyond Clean Bandit's "Rockabye," more acts that have borrowed from nursery rhymes for pop hits. Submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country,…

  4. Former Beastie Boys DJ Mix Master Mike Will Spin on Metallica Tour

    March 15, 2017 8:49 AM EDT Former Beastie Boys DJ Mix Master Mike will be hitting the road with Metallica as the tour DJ for their Worldwired Tour . He joins the tour's opening acts, which include Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat and Gojira. "The party will roll all night long during the North American WorldWired…

  5. Metallica's Lars Ulrich Blasts Trump's Border Wall on Mexican TV

    March 08, 2017 2:38 AM EST Metallica's Lars Ulrich used the platform of Mexican TV to dismantle the notion of President Donald Trump's proposed border wall. The Hall of Famer insists rock beats walls. Every time.  When asked his thoughts on Trump’s plans for a “great wall”, the veteran drummer told Las…

  6. Iggy Pop Joins Metallica for Mexico City Show 'No Fun' Encore

    March 06, 2017 7:30 AM EST Punk rock legend Iggy Pop joined Metallica on stage during the band's show in Mexico City on Sunday night (March 5) to cap a trio of shows with the group. The supergroup jammed on The Stooges' 1969 anthem "No Fun." Pop opened a string of shows for the metal icons and they…

  7. Lars Ulrich on Metallica's Grammys Sound Issues: 'You Just Gotta Keep Playing'

    February 15, 2017 11:13 AM EST The show must go on. That's basically how Lars Ulrich described the way Metallica dealt with sound issues at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night (Feb. 12) when lead singer James Hetfield 's microphone was accidentally unplugged before their duet with Lady Gaga on "Moth Into Flame…

  8. Lars Ulrich Commends Lady Gaga's 'Spirit of Hard Rock' at Grammys

    February 14, 2017 1:31 PM EST Technical problems aside, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich thought his band's collabo with Lady Gaga at Sunday night's Grammy Awards was a home run. In fact, it was so much fun he hinted that the unlikely supergroup dubbed by some as Gagatallica might try to relive the magic down the…

  9. Metallica Announces WorldWired North American Stadium Tour After Grammy Performance

    February 13, 2017 1:36 PM EST After performing on a fiery stage with Lady Gaga at last night’s (Feb.12) Grammys,  Metallica announced today that their going on a North American tour. The WorldWired tour is in support of their new album Hardwired…To Self Destruct  and will begin in May. Pre-sale tickets for Legacy Fan…

  10. No Technical Difficulties For Metallica in Post-Grammy Show

    February 13, 2017 12:06 PM EST Near the end of their ten-song greatest hits set at the sweaty, raucous and rocking Hollywood Palladium Sunday (Feb. 12), Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich grabbed the mic and quipped, “Hey, is this still on?” in reference to the band’s Grammy appearance  earlier that night. Metallica rocked the…

  11. Metallica Scores Second Mainstream Rock Songs No. 1 From 'Hardwired… To Self-Destruct'

    February 09, 2017 11:29 AM EST "Atlas, Rise!" shoots 2-1, following "Hardwired" to the top. The band also passes Red Hot Chili Peppers for the longest span of No. 1s in the chart's history. Metallica notches its ninth No. 1 on Billboard 's Mainstream Rock Song s airplay chart, as "Atlas,…

  12. 14 Metallica Duets That Will Give You Hope for Their Lady Gaga Grammy Gig

    February 08, 2017 7:00 PM EST Think Metallica & Lady Gaga’s performance at the Grammys will be weird? This isn’t even the weirdest collaboration they’ve given us. The Grammys have sandwiched together some unorthodox, yet delicious, combinations in the past. Each year, the ceremony seems to one-up itself with a radical…

  13. Lady Gaga Performing With Metallica at 2017 Grammys

    February 07, 2017 11:09 AM EST The performance roster for the 2017 Grammy Awards just got way more metal. Fresh off her Super Bowl LI halftime extravaganza , Lady Gaga will mash up with Metallica for a very special one-time hook-up on the show airing Sunday. The news was leaked Monday night when eagle-eyed Little Monsters…

  14. Hear Metallica's Lars Ulrich Read 'The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas'

    December 22, 2016 10:36 AM EST Metallica ’s Lars Ulrich stopped by for a chat with Jo Whiley on her BBC Radio 2 show Dec. 21 and showed off his holiday spirit by reading the children’s book The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas . It may be hard to imagine the drummer reading a children’s story, but of all the books out there…

  15. Metallica's Kirk Hammett Talks Trump Presidency, Tour Plans & More: 'It's Been a Long Time Since We've Done a Proper American Tour'

    December 14, 2016 6:54 PM EST Metallica 's Kirk Hammett hasn't heard from Donald Trump since his declaration to start a Twitter war with the president-elect. But the guitarist is ready for whatever may come. "I think I'm going to be really busy in the next four years," Hammett tells Billboard . …

  16. Kirk Hammett of Metallica: Hardwired for a Twitter War With Donald Trump

    December 09, 2016 4:01 PM EST Metallica doesn’t mix politics and music, but when guitarist Kirk Hammett sat down for an interview in Toronto, it didn’t take much for him to spill his views on Donald Trump and that the band -- frontman James Hetfield, drummer Lars Ulrich, bassist Rob Trujillo -- “wants the world to be a…

  17. Metallica's Top 10 Greatest Riffs: 'Enter Sandman,' 'Master of Puppets' & Beyond

    November 25, 2016 10:00 AM EST A salute to the trailblazing fretworks of guitarists Kirk Hammett & James Hetfield. Let’s give thanks for Metallica this Thanksgiving, because today -- Black Friday -- is now “ Blackened Friday .” Rising to the occasion by helping small businesses during the biggest shopping day of the…

  18. Metallica On Course for Sixth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    November 21, 2016 10:05 PM EST Plus: Bruno Mars & Miranda Lambert aiming to debut at Nos. 2 and 3. Metallica is set to rock the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart for a sixth time, as the band’s new Hardwired… to Self-Destruct is likely to debut at No. 1 next week. Industry forecasters suggest the set, which was…

  19. Watch Metallica Rock Out New Song 'Atlas, Rise!' in Behind-the-Scenes Video

    October 31, 2016 5:23 PM EDT It’s Halloween, and the last day of October means we’re one day away from Release Month for the new Metallica album. Hardwired… To Self-Destruct -- their first studio album in eight years -- hits stores Nov. 18, and it’s a safe bet to log one of the forth quarter’s biggest sales debuts. On…

  20. Macy Gray Premieres First Song 'Annabelle' Off Upcoming Album

    August 17, 2016 12:00 PM EDT Today, Macy Gray released "Annabelle," the first of three original songs off her upcoming album Stripped . The song saunters in with some seductive guitar licks and showcases Gray's signature rasp as she croons the titular name.  "'Annabelle' is one of my…

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