Metallica

  1. Chart Moves: Metallica's Best-Selling Black Album Approaches 16 Million in Sales

    February 28, 2014 8:19 PM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the soundtrack to "Frozen" returned to No. 1 for a fifth nonconsecutive week, marking the longest run at No. 1 for a soundtrack since 1998. The highest debut this week was owned by Cole Swinde ...

  2. Comic-Con's Most Unexpected Guests: Metallica?

    July 05, 2013 7:49 PM EDT Throughout its 40-plus year history, San Diego Comic-Con has become known for being the convention that can get guests that you just wouldn't find at other conventions, whether its classic comic creators like Charles Schulz or massive movie ...

  3. Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman Remembered at Somber But Celebratory Golden Gods Awards Ceremony

    May 03, 2013 4:46 PM EDT The death of Slayer's Jeff Hanneman was announced just hours before Revolver Magazine's 2013 Golden Gods Awards, so it certainly cast a somber pall over the proceedings. But just as with the tragic deaths of "Dimebag" Darre ...

  4. Metallica’s Orion Fest Moves to Detroit – C3’s Charlie Walker Explains Why

    February 25, 2013 6:44 PM EST Accessibility and affordability were key factors that led to a location change for Metallica's second Orion Music + More festival.   Though last year's inaugural event at Bader Field in Atlantic City, N.J. -- which drew 50,000 people ov ...

  5. Business Matters: Joining Spotify Hasn't Been Good for Metallica's Sales

    December 20, 2012 8:18 PM EST Sales data suggests that the sales of Metallica's studio albums were negatively impacted after the band added its catalog to Spotify on Dec. 6. The world's leading subscription service has been a source of controversy in spite of a lack ...

  6. Music Biz 2012: A Look Back at a Tumultuous Year

    December 14, 2012 8:13 AM EST In what has to be the most memorable quote about our industry in recent memory, David Geffen -- during an event for the recent documentary about his towering career -- said "I'd kill myself" rather than get into the music business t ...

  7. Spotify: What the Press Is Saying About Yesterday's Event

    December 07, 2012 2:55 PM EST Along with headline-grabbing items like a Lars Ulrich/Sean Parker public reconciliation, a performance from Frank Ocean and, of course, the recruitment of Metallica's catalog, yesterday's Spotify press conference announced some important ...

  8. Spotify Now With 5 Million Paying Subs; Adds Metallica

    December 06, 2012 1:56 PM EST Daniel Ek, the chief executive of Spotify, came a little closer to his ambitious goal of having all the music in the world on his digital service Thursday when he announced that it now had the entire Metallica catalog available for on-demand music ...

  9. Backbeat: Metallica, Eddie Trunk, Live Nation, More Celebrate Metal Blade Records' 30th Anniversary

    December 04, 2012 1:45 PM EST Metal Blade Records founder Brian Slagel flanked by Metallica's Lars Ulrich (left) and James Hetfield (Photo: Stephanie Cabral) In a serendipitous bit of timing, on the same day that Metallica announced the formation of their own label, Black ...

  10. Metallica Take Ownership of Masters, Launch Blackened Recordings

    November 30, 2012 6:00 PM EST Indie-Centric) Orion Fest With Arctic Monkeys, Modest Mouse, Gary Clark Jr. http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz ...

  11. Linkin Park's 'Hybrid Theory' Reaches 10 Million in U.S. Sales

    August 22, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Linkin Park's "Hybrid Theory" album becomes the latest release to join the 10 million-sellers club, as it crosses the mammoth threshold this week. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the band's debut set -- released in 2000 -- sold ...

  12. Exclusive: Rick Rubin Brings American Recordings to Universal Republic

    August 22, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Rick Rubin has signed a deal to put the next incarnation of American Recordings through Republic Records. According to sources, Universal Republic president/CEO Monte Lipman and co-president/COO Avery Lipman recently completed a P&D deal with ...

  13. Metallica's James Hetfield Starts His Own Line of Sunglasses

    July 05, 2012 4:00 PM EDT When it comes to cool eyewear, ladies want to look like movie stars or models, but guys probably prefer to look like rock stars or sports stars. To that end, Metallica frontman James Hetfield has partnered with Sutro Eyewear to launch the limited- ...

  14. Usher's 'Confessions' Album Hits 10 Million in U.S. Sales

    July 05, 2012 12:40 PM EDT Usher's 2004 Confessions album hits a milestone sales achievement this week, surpassing 10 million in U.S. sales according to Nielsen SoundScan. The feat is notable in that it is only the 19th album to sell 10 million since SoundScan began tr ...

  15. Backbeat: Johnny Depp, Dee Snider Perform, Metal Industry Cuts Loose at Revolver Golden Gods Awards

    April 12, 2012 6:00 PM EDT (Photo: Ryan J. Downey) Johnny Depp stunned the crowd when he joined Marilyn Manson onstage on Wednesday at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards . As thrilling as it was for Depp to be playing guitar on "The Beautiful People" and "Sweet ...

  16. Adele's '21' Heading Back to No. 1 for 24th Week

    April 11, 2012 8:03 PM EDT Adele's titanic-selling "21" album is looking likely to return to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for a 24th nonconsecutive week. While it's too early to tell just how much it will sell by week's end on Sunday, April 15, ...

  17. C3's Charlie Walker on How Metallica's Orion Music + More Fest Was Curated

    February 17, 2012 7:49 PM EST When Metallica recently announced that its first North American music festival would feature appearances by indie-centric bands like Arctic Monkeys, Modest Mouse and Best Coast, some questioned how those artists would go over with dyed-in-the-wool ...

  18. Metallica Announce (Surprisingly Indie-Centric) Orion Fest With Arctic Monkeys, Modest Mouse, Gary Clark Jr.

    February 07, 2012 5:59 PM EST After decades spent headlining the biggest festivals around the world, Metallica will finally be headlining one that they can call their own. On June 23, the band will launch a two-day music and arts extravaganza at Bader Field in Atlantic City, N ...

  19. Billboard Power 100: Cliff Burnstein & Peter Mensch

    January 26, 2012 10:56 PM EST No. 46 Cliff Burnstein & Peter Mensch Owners Q Prime Twitter: @maindepowr (Mensch) Kings Of Rock... Q Prime owners Cliff Burnstein and Peter Mensch are the powerhouse management team behind the success of many acts through the decades, includi ...

  20. Rock Lives (Still): Mumford & Sons, Foster The People Lead 2011's Growing Rock Retail

    January 06, 2012 6:00 PM EST Every few years pundits say, "Rock is dead." And like clockwork, an act will come along and throw a wrench into those death proclamations. Plus, in 2011, of the overall music categories, rock had the biggest gain, up 1.9% to 105.7 millio ...

  21. Adele's Ascent in 2011, By the Numbers

    January 05, 2012 9:00 AM EST It's been said a thousand times already: 2011 has been a hell of a year for Adele. Her sophomore record, "21," has sold more than 5.8 million copies -- by far the best of the year -- and has reigned atop the Billboard 200 for 14 wee ...

  22. Michael Buble Headed For Another Blockbuster Sales Week on Billboard 200

    December 14, 2011 8:20 PM EST There's no stopping Michael Buble's "Christmas" album. The pop singer's holiday effort will easily spend a fourth week atop the Billboard 200 next week, according to industry sources, who project that the album will sell 4 ...

  23. Darren Aronofsky to Direct Lou Reed, Metallica Video

    November 03, 2011 7:58 PM EDT Award-winning director Darren Aronofsky will direct a music video from the new Metallica and Lou Reed album, "Lulu." Best-known for his Oscar-nominated films "Black Swan" and "The Wrestler," Aronofsky will produce a v ...

  24. Metallica's India Concert Cancelled After Fans Damage Equipment, Promoters Arrested

    October 31, 2011 1:49 PM EDT If anyone doubts there are challenges doing business in emerging economies, they should examine Metallica's experience during the heavy-metal band's much anticipated first gig in India this weekend. The Oct. 28 show, part of the F1 Rocks ...

  25. Metallica To Play First-Ever Gig In India For F1 Grand Prix Concert

    September 20, 2011 7:00 AM EDT F1 Rocks CEO Robert Montague and Metallica. The tradition-steeped elegance of India's Bollywood music and the rough, rattle and roll of heavy metal might make them apparent incompatible genres, but Metallica are set to disprove that conceptio ...

  26. Rick Rubin Talks Adele and His 'Creative' Role as Co-Chairman of Columbia Records

    June 21, 2011 7:50 AM EDT Rick Rubin routinely keeps his production plate full -- even now he's juggling the Red Hot Chili Peppers' just-finished "I'm With You" (due Aug. 30) and upcoming projects by Metallica, Linkin Park, the Avett Brothers and p ...

  27. Goldenvoice's Paul Tollett On Metallica's 'Big 4' Concert

    January 26, 2011 5:55 PM EST Metallica Leads The Big 4 Having conquered indie rock with Coachella (April 15-17) and country with Stagecoach (April 30-May 1) at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, Calif., Goldenvoice will take on metal with the Big 4, featuring Metallica, Anthra ...

  28. Metallica Breaks Arena Record Down Under

    November 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Metallica's 20-date Australasian tour is now history, and the record books prove it. The American metal veterans smashed the ticket sales record at Sydney's Acer Arena, shifting 74,244 tickets over four sell-out dates in September and No ...

  29. U2, Lady Gaga, Metallica, Swift Take Top Honors At Billboard Touring Awards

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U2, Lady Gaga, Metallica and Taylor Swift capped off huge touring years by taking home the major awards at the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards, held tonight (Nov. 4) at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers. Rush and Jack Johnson were also honore ...

  30. Full Coverage: Billboard Touring Conference and Awards

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 7th annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards, presented by ShowClix and in association with Music Networx, is happening Nov. 3 - 4 in New York. This two-day event, features panels, controversial discussions, networking opportunities, a ...

  31. Indie Retailers Bring Exclusive To Black Friday

    October 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The organizers of Record Store Day are bringing a slew of exclusive releases to independent music retail for the upcoming "Back to Black Friday" promotion on November 26. The day after Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest shopping d ...

  32. Sonisphere Festivals Draw More Than 700,000

    August 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sonisphere Festival, which visited 11 countries across Europe this summer, had a total attendance of more than 700,000 across 19 dates, according to the organizers. The rock festival benefited from a line-up that included the big four of metal - M ...

  33. Warner France Buys French Promoter Nous

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Warner France has acquired Paris-based Nous Productions, a live promoter whose roster includes the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Eyed Peas, Metallica and Robbie Williams. Salomon Hazot will remain president of Nous Productions according to a statem ...

  34. Metallica Sonisphere Cinecast Seen By 100,000

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Sonisphere cinecast from the Sofia, Bulgaria leg of the touring rock festival was seen by more than 100,000 fans, according to promoter Stuart Galbraith . The global June 22 cinecast featured the 'Big Four' of metal - Metallica, Slay ...

  35. Web Trends: Summerfest, Sandra Bullock, Antrax, Oasis and more

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music Terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 7. Summerfest Summerfest is an annual 11-day music festival in Milwaukee that kicks off today. Artists performing include Eric Clapton, Santana, Rush, Carrie Underwood, Sheryl Crow, Usher, Tom Petty, Tim Mc ...

  36. Web Trends: Gregg Allman, Lady Gaga Falls, Vuvuzela, Viacom and more

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11 am) 9. Gregg Allman Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers Band underwent a liver transplant. 10. Lady Gaga Falls Lady Gaga fell in Heathrow Airport, London. 13. YouTube Vuvuzela As it is World Cup season, YouTu ...

  37. Metallica Heading To Cinemas

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Heavy metal's 'Big Four' will be heading to international cinema screens when the bands - Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax - all perform on the same bill for the first time. The performances from the Sonisphere Festival in Sofia ...

  38. Jeff Beck Honors Les Paul With Special Club Gig

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jeff Beck honored his late friend and mentor, Les Paul , with an intimate performance at his favorite haunt, the Iridium Jazz Club. The legendary Paul played there every Monday night until his death last August, so it was an appropriate place for ...

  39. Rock In Rio Madrid Sales Up, Says Organizer

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With two weeks to go before the start of Madrid's five-day Rock in Rio festival on June 4, the organization said it has sold 10% more tickets than at this stage before the city's first Rock in Rio in 2008. Organizers expect the total aud ...

  40. Report: New 'Guitar Hero' Details Leak

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Details on the next "Guitar Hero" game are leaking. Joystiq reports that Gene Simmons will act as a sort of emcee for the game, with other appearances by Queen, Black Sabbath and Metallica's Lars Ulrich included as recruitable chara ...

  41. Metallica Sells Out Australian Dates

    May 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Metallica's tour of Australia has sold-out in brisk fashion. Tickets to the American metal veterans' 13-date Australian arena visit went on general sale at 9am this morning. A little more than an hour later, more than 215,000 tickets had ...

  42. Ash Cloud Grounds Metallica Tour But Show Goes On

    April 21, 2010 12:00 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, wh ...

  43. Rock In Rio Madrid Adds Motorhead

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Rock in Rio Madrid 2010 festival is developing into the most rock of the eight RiR festivals since the inaugural version in 1985 in Rio de Janeiro. RiR Madrid organizers today (Feb. 24) added veteran rock band Motorhead and Madrid rock group S ...

  44. Metallica To Headline Rock In Rio Madrid

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.S. heavy metal stalwarts Metallica will headline the last day of the five-day Rock in Rio Madrid 2010 festival in Spain, organizers announced today (Feb. 17), just 24 hours after revealing that John Mayer and Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Calle 13 ...

  45. Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax To Tour Together

    December 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Heavy metal's Big Four -- Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax -- will ride together in 2010. In Europe, at least. After weeks of rumors, the four bands have announced they'll take part in the traveling Sonisphere festival, starting J ...

  46. Iron Maiden, Rammstein To Headline Sonisphere

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST International touring rock festival Sonishphere will expand to three days in the U.K. in 2010 following its launch this summer, with headline appearances from Iron Maiden and Rammstein. The festival will call at 11 international locations next sum ...

  47. Sonisphere Set For 2010 Return

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT European touring metal festival Sonisphere has been branded a success by its organisers, who have vowed that it will return next year. Sonisphere ran from June 20 to Aug. 2, hitting venues in the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Finland and th ...

  48. Slipknot Double Winners At U.K.'s Kerrang! Awards

    August 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Slipknot emerged as the big winner at the 2009 Kerrang Awards, held in London tonight. The band was crowned best live band and best international band, beating off competition from Metallica, Lamb Of God, Madina Lake and Green Day in the internati ...

  49. Madonna Tops Strong Midyear List Of Top 25 Tours

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Despite the uncertain state of the economy, Billboard's midyear touring charts indicate a pattern of success that could well carry through the end of the year. And, even more so than usual, the top 25 list is dominated by acts that first achi ...

  50. Bonnaroo 2009 Attendance 'Up Dramatically'

    June 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Phish wrapped Bonnaroo 2009 last night (with a sit-in from Bruce Springsteen), drawing the curtain on what producers feel was their most successful event ever on many levels. Aside from thunderstorms on Thursday that brought mud on Friday, and som ...

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