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
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’
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
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’
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'