1. Metallica's Lars Ulrich Knighted by Danish Crown Prince

    June 14, 2017 8:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 Being the king of metal drummers was not enough for Lars Ulrich. So, the Danish-born Metallica drummer went and got a higher title on Monday (June 12) when he was officially dubbed a knight by the Danish crown prince. His bandmates congratulated Ulr ...

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

    February 15, 2017 11:21 PM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    February 15, 2017 11:13 AM EST 0 0 2 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 ...

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

    January 18, 2017 9:30 AM EST 0 0 0 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 in ...

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

    December 22, 2016 10:36 AM EST 0 0 0 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 child ...

  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 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    November 03, 2016 1:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  8. Metallica Plays 'First, Best, Last, Worst' With Billboard

    Metallica Plays 'First, Best, Last, Worst' With Billboard

    November 03, 2016 9:19 AM EDT 0 0 2 The band talks about the first Metallica cover songs they heard, their best advice for staying sane on tour, the worst myth about Metallica -- for Lars Ulrich, it's "the whole post-Napster thing that I'm greedy; I'm more the oppo ...

  9. Metallica on Lemmy Kilmister and Motörhead's Role in Their Formation

    Metallica on Lemmy Kilmister and Motörhead's Role in Their Formation

    November 03, 2016 9:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 "The reason I wanted to be in a band was pretty much because of Motörhead," drummer and founding Metallica member Lars Ulrich says. "When James [Hetfield] and I hooked up and started Metallica, Motörhead was omnipresent. It wasn' ...

  10. Metallica on Finally Finding Harmony & Whether They'll Still Tour at 70

    November 03, 2016 9:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 There was an unbilled addition to the Olympian collection of rock legends gathered at Indio, Calif.’s Desert Trip festival in October: Lars Ulrich of Metallica . But the drummer wasn’t onstage, sitting in with Roger Waters or Nobel laureate Bob Dyla ...

  11. Metallica Explains the Eight-Year Gap Between Albums

    Metallica Explains the Eight-Year Gap Between Albums

    November 03, 2016 8:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 Metallica's Hardwired...To Self-Destruct drops Nov. 18, eight years after their last LP, Death Magnetic . Speaking to Zack Ruskin for a Billboard cover story written by Gavin Edwards, Metallica's Lars Ulrich explains the reason for the gap ...

  12. Pop Shop Podcast: Metallica's Lars Ulrich Reflects on 25th Anniversary of 'The Black Album' Debuting at No. 1

    August 30, 2016 8:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to the new episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual pop fans and chart junkies can hear Billboard co-di ...

  13. Metallica's 'The Black Album' at 25: Track-by-Track Album Look Back

    August 12, 2016 11:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 Metallica changed the face of heavy metal when they released their self-titled fifth album, also known as The Black Album , on Aug. 12, 1991. The monumental effort saw the band step in a more melodic direction than their previous thrash metal sound ...

  14. 7 Fast Chart Facts About Metallica's 'Black Album,' 25 Years Later

    August 12, 2016 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  15. Kip Winger: Hair Metal Survivor Reflects on His Lifelong Love of Ballet & Topping Billboard's Classical Albums Chart

    July 20, 2016 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 If a Magic 8 Ball could have predicted the futures for hair metal’s biggest names, what tales it could have told. Who would have thought the once infamous Ozzy Osbourne would become a lovable reality TV personality? That Twisted Sister would have a ...

  16. Lars Ulrich Takes Us Inside Metallica's Record Store Day Vault, Teases New Album

    April 11, 2016 12:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Metallica are serving as the official ambassadors of Record Store Day 2016, and they’re taking the designation seriously. In addition to putting out the live documentary Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, Metallica! - Live at Le Bataclan, Paris, France - ...

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

    February 07, 2016 2:04 PM EST 1.082 k 0 67 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 stap ...

  18. Metallica Apologizes, Blames Lawyer for Cease and Desist Sent to Cover Band

    January 14, 2016 11:51 AM EST 0 0 0 The legendary metal band's lawyer was sent on an ice fishing vacation following the incident. Metallica  sold millions of copies of its 1998 covers album Garage, Inc. , so one would expect them to be down with Canada’s preeminent Metallica cove ...

  19. Metallica's Lars Ulrich Talks Apple Music & Embracing Brands at Cannes Lions

    June 24, 2015 3:44 PM EDT Lars Ulrich has a new favorite phrase. "Win-win? I like that,” the Metallica drummer, 51, said after wrapping a panel discussion at the Cannes Lions Festival on Monday (June 22) titled “Music And Brands: Moving At the Speed of Culture.” Thou ...

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

    May 10, 2015 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 st ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Are Brands Music’s New Bank? Lars Ulrich and Top Execs on the $1.3 Billion Up for Grabs

    September 26, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Six visionaries talk about what's working, what's not, why a Coke Zero concert in Antarctica makes sense and how the industry can catch up to sports' $12 billion gold mine. The day after he joins Billboard in New York for a discussi ...

  23. Glastonbury in Numbers: Mud, Toilets, Wi-Fi Cows and Zero Metal

    June 27, 2014 11:22 AM EDT Glastonbury, the world’s biggest green-field music and performing arts festival, officially begins today with Elbow, Lily Allen, Jack White, Arcade Fire, Robert Plant, The Black Keys, Metallica, Dolly Parton, Ed Sheeran, Pixies, Kasabian, Ellie Go ...

  24. The Beat: MusicCares Honors Ozzy Osbourne, Craig Ferguson as Industry Looks On

    May 13, 2014 5:02 PM EDT Good comedians have a knack for saying what an audience is already thinking. Dax Shepherd summed things up at Monday night's MusiCares MAP Fund event with the appropriate amount of inappropriateness when he noted "Ozzy Osbourne" an ...

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

    March 19, 2014 9:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 f ...

  26. Metallica's Lars Ulrich on the GRAMMYs Red Carpet 2014

    Metallica's Lars Ulrich on the GRAMMYs Red Carpet 2014

    January 27, 2014 3:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Lars Ulrich on the GRAMMYs Red Carpet 2014 music , lars ulrich , Grammys , Grammys 2014 , interview , 2014 , red carpet , Billboard , Awards , Lars Ulrich Grammys Lars Ulrich Metallica Brightcove ...

  27. '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 photo ...

  28. 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 turne ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 'Downloaded' Napster Documentary Clip: Metallica's Lars Ulrich & More

    'Downloaded' Napster Documentary Clip: Metallica's Lars Ulrich & More

    June 28, 2013 4:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 A clip from the Napster documentary 'Downloaded' featuring Metallica's Lars Ulrich and more. Videos Lars Ulrich Brightcove ...

  31. SXSW: David Lowery and Co. Lash out Against Industry 'Pimps'

    March 16, 2013 11:16 AM EDT Passions ran high Friday evening at what was described by its organizers as “an artists’ panel” in the Austin Convention Center for SXSW. The distinction was deliberate -- too many panels and presentations at this conference had failed to rep ...

  32. 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 ...

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  34. 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 ...

  35. Bamboozle Fest Cancelled For 2013, Orion Fest Moves To Detroit

    December 20, 2012 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Metallica's eclectic Orion Music + More Festival is set for a second year, and is moving from the East Coast to the Midwest. Meanwhile, the Bamboozle festival will take a year off from its New Jersey residency next year, but hopes to return in ...

  36. Jenni Rivera Re-Enters Social 50 Chart at No. 3

    December 14, 2012 5:33 PM EST Two late artists return to Billboard's Social 50 chart this week, with Jenni Rivera re-entering at No. 3 and John Lennon debuting at No. 40. The Social 50 chart ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, W ...

  37. Jenni Rivera's Death Spurs Re-Entry on Social 50 Chart at No. 3

    December 14, 2012 4:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Two late artists return to Billboard's Social 50 chart this week, with Jenni Rivera re-entering at No. 3 and John Lennon debuting at No. 40.   The Social 50 chart ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, W ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. Metallica Joins Spotify, Buries Hatchet With Napster Nemesis

    December 06, 2012 3:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Lars Ulrich on Napster Lawsuit: "It was never about money, it was always about control" ... said a "street fight" ensued Metallica , a band that for years fought to keep its music off peer-to-peer sites, has agreed to allow their ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Metallica Take Ownership of Masters, Launch Blackened Recordings

    November 30, 2012 6:00 PM EST Metallica announced in a statement today that they have taken ownership of all their master recordings, including all music and long-form videos, a move that is almost unprecedented for musicians signed to recording contracts. Under provision of t ...

  43. Metallica To Focus On New Album After Outside Lands, 3D Movie

    July 26, 2012 6:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Metallica 's upcoming 3-D movie will be more than just a live concert film, but don't expect to see any "The Song Remains the Same"-style fantasy sequences from the group. "Yeah, I've got my horse and my sword and my ba ...

  44. Napster Co-Founders Sean Parker, Shawn Fanning Launch Social Video Network Airtime

    June 05, 2012 2:39 PM EDT Napster co-founders Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning reunited Tuesday at a star-studded event to launch Airtime, a new live social video platform. The presentation was made at Milk Studios in New York and included references to the days when the two ...

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

    March 08, 2012 9:25 AM EST 0 0 0 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 H ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 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 ...

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