1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 Grammys Lars Ulrich ...

  5. '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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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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  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Metallica Announces Orion Fest With Arctic Monkeys, Modest Mouse, Avenged Sevenfold

    February 07, 2012 4:05 PM EST 0 0 0 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.J ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. Darren Aronofsky to Direct Lou Reed, Metallica Video

    November 03, 2011 7:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 vid ...

  28. Metallica Records New Album with Lou Reed

    June 16, 2011 1:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 Metallica has recorded a new studio album with former Velvet Underground frontman and music legend Lou Reed , the metal band announced Wednesday (June 15) on its website . The idea for the collaboration arose after Reed and Metallica shared the stag ...

  29. Rebecca Black Spoofs 'Friday' Success in Funny or Die Clip

    April 01, 2011 1:05 PM EDT Since today is April Fool's Day -- and, of course, Friday -- humor website Funny or Die is celebrating by letting "Friday" phenom Rebecca Black take over their site. In this clip for "Friday or Die," the singer spoofs her ...

  30. Rebecca Black Spoofs 'Friday' Success in Funny or Die Clip

    April 01, 2011 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Since today is April Fool's Day -- and, of course, Friday -- humor website Funny or Die is celebrating by letting "Friday" phenom Rebecca Black take over their site. In this clip for "Friday or Die," the singer spoofs her ov ...

  31. Billboard Bits: Lil Wayne Remixes 'Grenade,' Bieber Leads Kids' Choice Nominees

    February 11, 2011 7:01 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift Lead Kids' Choice Nominees Justin Bieber , Taylor Swift and Katy Perry lead the music nominees of Nickelodeon's 2011 Kids' Choi ...

  32. Metallica: The Billboard Cover Story

    November 19, 2010 11:43 AM EST 0 0 0 Long before any rock icon ever becomes a legend, there is an unsung mentor in his formative years who first sets him on the path to stardom. In Lars Ulrich's case, it was a guy named Ken at Bristol Music Center in downtown Copenhagen. "He ...

  33. Billboard Bits: Jay-Z Rolls Out New Website to Celebrate His Hits, Fergie Dispels Solo Album Rumors

    November 12, 2010 5:48 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Jay-Z Debuts Glossy New Website to Celebrate His Greatest Hits Jay-Z recently unveiled a new website as a promotional push for his upcoming greatest hits album, "The ...

  34. Slayer Ready for More Carnage with Megadeth

    August 04, 2010 1:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 After storming through Europe on the Big Four tour with fellow thrashers Metallica , Megadeth and Anthrax , the members of Slayer say they're ready to do it again -- though bassist Tom Araya notes that "in some ways it's not really in ...

  35. Metallica Heading To Cinemas

    June 10, 2010 2:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 Sofi ...

  36. 'Big Four' Metal Fest To Be Beamed To Big Screens

    May 21, 2010 7:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Big Four tour -- Metallica , Slayer , Megadeth and Anthrax -- is playing just seven dates in Europe and nothing in North America, but headbangers on this side of the pond won't have to miss out. BY Experience will film and beam the package& ...

  37. Gene Simmons, CBGB Reported For Next 'Guitar Hero'

    May 18, 2010 2:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. Metal Community Pays Tribute To Ronnie James Dio

    May 17, 2010 5:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 The hard rock community was in a state of mourning as artists rushed to pay tribute to iconic elder statesman Ronnie James Dio, who died on Sunday at the age of 67 from stomach cancer. Tony Iommi, who worked with Dio in Black Sabbath and its latest ...

  40. Anvil Talks "Fuel Of Failure," Doc Success In Video Q&A

    October 06, 2009 2:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 "When you're in a rock band, the only thing you have as your ace in the deck is your knowledge of your talent and your friendship," Anvil lead singer Steve "Lips" Kudlow said in a Billboard.com video interview on the eve of ...

  41. May 6, 2009

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Grant McLennan of Go-Betweens dies in his sleep at his home in Brisbane, Australia. He is 48. 2006 – Pink Floyd reaches the staggering plane of 1,500 weeks on the Billboard charts with its 1973 album “Dark Side of the Moon.” 2005 – Audioslave ...

  42. Q&A: Metallica's Lars Ulrich

    April 02, 2009 3:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Metallica released "Kill 'em All" in 1983, neither the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nor Guitar Hero video games existed -- and the headbanging group would hardly have imagined either lay in its future. Now the band, stars of the ne ...

  43. Q&A: Metallica Enter Rock Hall

    Q&A: Metallica Enter Rock Hall

    April 02, 2009 12:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich talks to Billboard about what it means to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, how they've invited former bandmates and early supporters to join them in Cleveland to celebrate, and more. With Gary Graff ...

  44. Q&A: Metallica Guitar Hero

    Q&A: Metallica Guitar Hero

    April 02, 2009 12:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich tells Billboard why the band decided to make Guitar Hero Metallica, what it was like to have their music animated, and how they recruited friends bands and influences to contribute tracks to the game. With Gary Graff la ...

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

    April 01, 2009 8:42 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 p ...

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

    March 31, 2009 8:12 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 Bi ...

  47. Metallica's Making Hall Of Fame Induction A "Family Reunion"

    March 27, 2009 6:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Metallica is using its upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction to stage what drummer Lars Ulrich calls "a sort of family reunion." "I don't think there's a better time to come together than when it's about celebra ...

  48. Metallica Talks 'Guitar Hero,' Hall Of Fame at SXSW

    March 20, 2009 8:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Signing on for a "Guitar Hero" game was a "no brainer," according to Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich. "When 'Guitar Hero' came to us in April of last year, we said 'yes' very quickly," Ulrich told Bill ...

  49. SXSW Day 3: Metallica, Twitter Flood, Branding Hits And More

    March 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Metallica was the talk at South By Southwest on Friday, the event's third full day. The headbanging titans rolled into town to chat up their upcoming Guitar Hero: Metallica game and also to play a show at Stubb's which had fans lined up ...

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