1. James Hetfield & Kirk Hammett Light Up Giants Stadium for Fifth Metallica Night

    August 08, 2017 7:17 AM EDT 0 0 0 Their team might be scraping the bottom of the NL West, but that didn't stop the members of Metallica from showing off their hometown pride on Monday night (Aug. 7), but storming the field and the clubhouse for the fifth-annual Metallica Night. ...

  2. Watch Kirk Hammett Attempt to Snap 'Break-Resistant' Ernie Ball Guitar Strings: Exclusive

    April 27, 2017 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 To spread the word about its new Paradigm guitar strings, manufacturer Ernie Ball -- which introduced its Slinky strings in 1962 -- has invited rockers like Dream Theater ’s John Petrucci, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Thrice ’s Dustin Kensrue to attempt ...

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

    December 09, 2016 4:01 PM EST 0 0 4 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Metallica Looks Back on 25 Years of 'The Black Album' & Playing 'Enter Sandman' Live for First Time

    Metallica Looks Back on 25 Years of 'The Black Album' & Playing 'Enter Sandman' Live for First Time

    November 03, 2016 9:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 Metallica's blockbuster 1991 self-titled album Metallica (better known as The Black Album ) turns 25 this year, and its impact hasn't diminished over time. For good reason: Aside from the sky-high quality of the album, it remains the best- ...

  6. Watch Metallica Tear Through New Song 'Moth Into Flame' on 'Fallon'

    September 30, 2016 6:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 The second song Metallica shared off its new studio album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct got its national television debut last night (Sept. 29). The band guested on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and performed the headbanger “Moth Into Flame.” ...

  7. Metallica Teases New Album, Ponders the Future of Rock at SiriusXM Town Hall Interview

    September 26, 2016 4:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 The metal legends also reflected on their 2011 Lou Reed collaboration "Lulu" & their fandom of U.K. punks Savages. Determined to make an event of the band's first studio album since 2008, Metallica is hitting the promotional trail ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Kirk Hammett Recounts 'Weird, Beautiful, Unexpected' Tour Bus Ride With David Bowie

    January 23, 2016 5:51 PM EST 0 0 0 Many musicians took the time to share memories and recall the impact that David Bowie had on them upon hearing about the legendary artist’s death . On Saturday, Jan. 23, Metallica ’s Kirk Hammett posted an essay on his blog to “acknowledge what a hu ...

  11. Watch Metallica Play 'Star-Spangled Banner' Before Game 5 of the NBA Finals

    June 15, 2015 12:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Metallica are proven big-game players, with a taste for rocking arenas… and sometimes sporting contests. So the veteran metal band’s James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett were in their element when they took center stage to play the national anthem Sunday ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Metallica's Kirk Hammett Talks the Return of the Fear FestEvil

    April 10, 2015 7:14 PM EDT Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett's inaugural Fear FestEvil last year was so good it was scary. So bringing it back for a second year, taking place this weekend at the RockBar Theatre in San Jose, Calif., was a bit of a no-brainer before Ha ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Metallica's Kirk Hammett Is 'Tickled' About Contributing to New Exodus Album

    September 18, 2014 11:09 AM EDT 1.77 k 51 17 0 Guitarist tells Billboard that reconnecting with his old bandmates is like "coming back to a fraternity you lost contact with." For Kirk Hammett , the guitar solo he performs on "Salt the Wound," a track on Exodus ' ...

  16. Bonnaroo: 10 Most Legendary Moments

    June 11, 2014 12:01 PM EDT From Beck's puppetry to D'Angelo's comeback to Macca's epic set, these are the 10 most unforgettable moments from the Tennessee fest. The 2014 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival , another weekend of heat, porta-potties and hope ...

  17. Katy Perry, Nick Cave, Tyler the Creator Eerily Cover "Daisy Bell" for Mark Ryden: Watch

    May 11, 2014 9:05 PM EDT 1 0 0 Last week it was announced pop art painter Mark Ryden was working with Katy Perry, Nick Cave, Tyler, the Creator and others on a limited edition record where each artist would do a rendition of the same popular 1890s song, “Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Metallica Eyes Start of Next Album Amid Other Projects

    January 16, 2014 7:15 PM EST 0 0 0 The rockers could start work on the followup to "Death Magnetic" in a few weeks. Metallica is eyeballing the start of its next album, finally, after a busy couple of weeks ahead -- including guitarist Kirk Hammett's inaugural FEAR Fes ...

  20. '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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Metallica's 'Quebec Magnetic' DVD Captures 'Two Phenomenal Shows'

    October 25, 2012 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Guitarist Kirk Hammett talks concert film, 3D film, and the follow-up to "Death Magnetic." Though a couple of video projects -- including a 3D movie for next year -- are dominating Metallica 's time at the moment, the group is getting ...

  26. Backbeat: Led Zeppelin Movie Premiere, Afterparty Bring in Rock and Music-Biz Royalty

    October 11, 2012 4:30 PM EDT From left: John Paul Jones, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and original drummer John Bonham's son Jason arrive for the press conference for the release of their new concert film Celebration Day . (Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)   On Tuesday nigh ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Jeff Beck Honors Les Paul With Special Club Gig

    June 10, 2010 8:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 a ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Ash Cloud Grounds Metallica Tour But Show Goes On

    April 21, 2010 7:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 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, wher ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 'Guitar Hero: Metallica' Offers New Twists

    February 04, 2009 12:22 PM EST 0 0 0 Several new gameplay twists emerge for the first time on "Guitar Hero: Metallica," which arrives in stores March 29 from Activision. Players have a double bass option on drums for the difficult and expert levels, which can be enabled by us ...

  35. New Metallica Album To Arrive On A Friday

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Like its predecessor "St. Anger," the new Metallica album, "Death Magnetic," will be released worldwide off-cycle on Friday Sept. 12. No reason was given for the switch from a traditional Monday/Tuesd Like its predecessor "S ...

  36. Metallica Confirms New Album Track List

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Metallica has confirmed the track list for its upcoming album, "Death Magnetic," due in September via Warner Bros. Metallica has confirmed the track list for its upcoming album, "Death Magnetic," due in September via Warner Bros. ...

  37. Metallica, My Morning Jacket Sizzle On Bonnaroo Day One

    June 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In its first major U.S. outdoor festival date in several years, Metallica ran through a blistering, two-hour set Friday (June 13) to headline the first official day of music at the seventh Bonnaroo mu In its first major U.S. outdoor festival date in ...

  38. Ulrich Reveals Metallica Tour Plans at L.A. Benefit

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich revealed last night (May 14) during an intimate Los Angeles benefit concert that the band will follow the September release of its new, as-yet-untitled album with a tour Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich revealed last night ...

  39. Metallica's Hammett Teams With Randall Amps

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has teamed with Randall Amplifiers to help design a line of signature products including amps, heads, combos and preamp modules. "Old-school tones and new-school technology attracted me to the potential that R ...

  40. JOE SATRIANI, "Surfing With The Alien: Legacy Edition"

    August 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The last 15 years of guitar-based music, from grunge to nu-new wave to pop-punk to indie rock to grindcore to garage rock, have done wonders for the art of power chords and riffs. The last 15 years of guitar-based music, from grunge to nu-new wave t ...

  41. Metallica / March 18, 2006 / Pretoria, South Africa (Supersport Park)

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Is this where all the wild animals are?" Metallica singer James Hetfield shouted at the 43,000 people jammed into Supersport Park on March 18, and it was easy to hear in the crowd's roaring response "Is this where all the wild a ...

  42. 'I' Me Mine

    October 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Santana returns to the superstar collaborative format for his latest album, "All That I Am," due this week via Arista. The disc is led by the single "I'm Feeling You," which reteams Santana with Miche Santana returns to the ...

  43. Guests Give Santana Their 'All'

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After two release date changes, full details of Santana's upcoming album, "All That I Am," have finally gelled. After two release date changes, full details of Santana's upcoming album, "All That I Am," have finally gel ...

  44. Billboard Bits: Santana, Idlewild, John O'Hurley

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Santana, Idlewild, John O'Hurley The release date for Santana's new album, "All That I Am," is on the move again. Having already been bumped from June 21 to Sept. 6, the Arista set is now pegged for a Nov. 1 release. No r ...

  45. Santana Album Pushed To September

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Originally scheduled for a June 21 release via Arista, Carlos Santana's new album, "All That I Am," has been pushed to Sept. 6. The reason for the change was unknown at deadline. Originally scheduled for a June 21 release via Arista, ...

  46. Metallica Film Filled With 'Monster' Revelations

    December 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Internal fighting, therapy sessions and tumultuous making of the band's latest album are headed to the big screen in the documentary "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster." An unflinching, warts-and-all lo Internal fighting, therapy sessio ...

  47. Metallica Cancels South American Tour

    October 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran hard rock quartet Metallica has canceled its South American tour, due to kick off tomorrow (Oct. 25) in Buenos Aires. In a statement posted on the band's official Web site, the cancellation is Veteran hard rock quartet Metallica has can ...

  48. DVD Bolsters Sabbath Retrospective

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A DVD of consisting of rare performance footage will round out a nine-disc Black Sabbath collection due out for the holiday season. A DVD of consisting of rare performance footage will round out a nine-disc Black Sabbath collection due out for the h ...

  49. Metallica's Hammett, Green Day's Armstrong Wipe Out

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett was injured last week when he was stabbed by his surfboard while being tossed by a wave, according to a special report from the artist on the band's official Web site. Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett was injure ...

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