Karen Bliss

Karen Bliss is the Canadian correspondent for Billboard, in addition to writing for Rolling Stone, MSN, AOL and many others publications and sites in Canada. She is also founder/editor-in-chief of www.samaritanmag.com, a music-heavy original news magazine, and runs Canadian music column musiclowdown.com.

Kirk Hammett of Metallica

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

Metallica don’t mix politics and music, but when guitarist Kirk Hammett sits down for an interview in Toronto, it doesn’t take much for him to spill his view on Donald Trump and that the band — frontman James Hetfield, drummer Lars Ulrich, bassist Rob Trujillo — “wants the world to be a better place.”
Metallica perform at The Opera House

Metallica Plays Intimate Charity Gig in Toronto

Metallica, whose new album Hardwired… to Self-Destruct debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, played a hot-ticket club show in Toronto Tuesday night (Nov. 29) at the 950-capacity Opera House, with all proceeds from ticket sales (and donations of non-perishable goods) going to the Daily Bread Food Bank.