Metallica Plays Tiny San Francisco Club Gig at the Independent — Watch Clips of “Whiplash,” “Master of Puppets, “Seek & Destroy” and More

Metallica dropped in for a few hundred lucky fans on Thursday night at the Independent, a small club in San Francisco. The venue tweeted news of the gig a few hours ahead of time, with wristbands just $20 (which sold out very quickly, of course): https://twitter.com/indysf/status/1438624671151230979 Once inside, Metallica staged its first gig with fans… Continue reading Metallica Plays Tiny San Francisco Club Gig at the Independent — Watch Clips of “Whiplash,” “Master of Puppets, “Seek & Destroy” and More

Preview ‘Metallica and San Francisco Symphony: S&M2’ with Three Live Performances, Including ‘Moth Into Flame’

Later this month, Metallica will immortalize its September 2019 concerts with the San Francisco Symphony with S&M2, a new live album/concert film capturing the magic of two nights at San Francisco’s Chase Center last fall. (Click here to pre-order S&M2 on 2-CD and click here to pre-order on 2-CD/Blu-ray and other editions from our Rock Cellar Store).  The live release… Continue reading Preview ‘Metallica and San Francisco Symphony: S&M2’ with Three Live Performances, Including ‘Moth Into Flame’

Metallica Turned ‘Blackened’ into a Stripped-Down, COVID-19 Isolation Jam — Watch Ahead of #MetallicaMondays Tonight 5/4

It’s Monday, so that means it’s time for another #MetallicaMondays concert streaming event from Metallica — but on Friday evening, the thrash-metal icons premiered a new take on an old-school classic, the product of some COVID-19-inspired isolation recording at the respective homes of James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Rob Trujillo. Turning the normally… Continue reading Metallica Turned ‘Blackened’ into a Stripped-Down, COVID-19 Isolation Jam — Watch Ahead of #MetallicaMondays Tonight 5/4

Best Wishes to James Hetfield of Metallica as He Heads Back to Rehab for ‘Addiction’

Heavy metal music usually operates within a veneer of toughness and resilience — and the story of Metallica is no different. For decades, the thrash/metal band has been especially open regarding the real-world existences of its members, specifically James Hetfield. It was announced over the weekend that James, 56, has unfortunately been forced to re-enter… Continue reading Best Wishes to James Hetfield of Metallica as He Heads Back to Rehab for ‘Addiction’

Watch Metallica Shred 'Atlas, Rise!' and 'For Whom the Bell Tolls' on 'Kimmel'

Metallica‘s in an all-out assault in promotion of its new album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, and that media blitz brought the band to Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday night. There, they slammed through a pummeling version of the track “Atlas, Rise!” — one of the new record’s most dynamic cuts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THM_rOlCDZk ‘Tallica also performed the classic cut… Continue reading Watch Metallica Shred 'Atlas, Rise!' and 'For Whom the Bell Tolls' on 'Kimmel'