Watch Carlos Santana and Cindy Blackman Santana Play the National Anthem Before NBA Finals Game 2

Watch Carlos Santana and Cindy Blackman Santana Play the National Anthem Before NBA Finals Game 2

On Sunday night, the Golden State Warriors beat LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers to take Game 2 of the 2017-2018 NBA Finals — and the pregame entertainment came in the form of a stirring rendition “The Star-Spangled Banner,” performed by Bay Area icon and guitar legend Carlos Santana, accompanied by his wife, Cindy Blackman […]

Metallica’s WorldWired Tour Heading Back to North America in Fall 2018

Metallica’s WorldWired Tour Heading Back to North America in Fall 2018

Metallica aren’t finished touring the world in support of their behemoth of a 2016 album, Hardwired…to Self-Destruct, as their relentless live show schedule will return to North America for more WorldWired shows later this year. Hitting cities the band didn’t visit on their first mega-tour of the States last year and bringing the in-the-round stage […]

Behind the YouTube Success of ‘Ten Second Songs’ with the Man Himself, Anthony Vincent (Interview at NAMM 2018)

Behind the YouTube Success of ‘Ten Second Songs’ with the Man Himself, Anthony Vincent (Interview at NAMM 2018)

Over the past few years, it’s been nearly impossible to peruse social media without coming across one of Anthony Vincent’s YouTube videos — you probably know him by the name of his video series, Ten Second Songs. In each clip, Vincent delights the viewer with a variety of different musical styles, all singing parts of […]

Grammy Nominations Announced; Foo Fighters, Metallica, Portugal. The Man, QOTSA, Bob Dylan Among Nominees

Grammy Nominations Announced; Foo Fighters, Metallica, Portugal. The Man, QOTSA, Bob Dylan Among Nominees

The official list of Grammy nominations for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards were unveiled on Tuesday, and several heavy hitters in the rock and roll realm are recognized. So, too, is a prevalence of hip-hop, as evidenced most strongly by the nominees for Album of the Year: Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love! Jay-Z – […]

Stream Metallica’s New Remastered ‘Master of Puppets’ Reissue, Spanning More than 11 Hours (New Music Friday)

Stream Metallica’s New Remastered ‘Master of Puppets’ Reissue, Spanning More than 11 Hours (New Music Friday)

How much Metallica is too much Metallica for you to handle? If you’re an obsessive fan, of which the legendary thrash metal heroes have many, then that question has no answer. On Friday, Metallica released a remastered special edition of their landmark album Master of Puppets and, as we detailed back when it was announced, […]

Metallica Announce Live Stream Plans for ‘Band Together Bay Area’ Fire Relief Benefit Concert 11/9

Metallica Announce Live Stream Plans for ‘Band Together Bay Area’ Fire Relief Benefit Concert 11/9

This Thursday night, Nov. 9, Metallica and some of their musical friends — including Dave Matthews, Rancid, G-Eazy, Raphael Saadiq and Dead & Company — will come together at AT&T Park in San Francisco (as mentioned previously at this link). The concert, going by the name Band Together Bay Area, will be a fundraising effort […]

Metallica Announce ‘Band Together Bay Area’ Fundraiser for Northern California Fire Victims with Dave Matthews Band, G-Eazy

Metallica Announce ‘Band Together Bay Area’ Fundraiser for Northern California Fire Victims with Dave Matthews Band, G-Eazy

Metallica‘s ties to the Bay Area run deep, so it’s hardly a surprise they’re doing what they can to help those affected by the terrible wildfires in Santa Rosa and neighboring cities earlier this month. On Wednesday, the metal legends announced a special concert set for Nov. 9 at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Metallica […]

Metallica Pulling Out All the Stops for Massive ‘Master of Puppets’ Reissue (Out 11/10)

Metallica Pulling Out All the Stops for Massive ‘Master of Puppets’ Reissue (Out 11/10)

As part of their ongoing reissue project surrounding their early records, the time has come for Metallica to celebrate 1986’s Master of Puppets (which just turned 30 last year) with a reissue package fitting of one of the most important hard rock/metal albums of all-time. And they’ve done just that, as announced this week. On November […]

Outside Lands 2017: The Highs, Lows and In-Between from San Francisco Fest’s 10th Anniversary with the Who, Metallica and Gorillaz

Outside Lands 2017: The Highs, Lows and In-Between from San Francisco Fest’s 10th Anniversary with the Who, Metallica and Gorillaz

Review by Grace John and Nick Wachs San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park was once again flooded with hipsters, foodies, and music fans from metalheads, ravers, alt-rock addicts, hip hop habitués, and everyone in between for a festival equal in diversity.  This year marked the tenth anniversary of Outside Lands, a festival of art, music, and […]

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