Metallica Fans Left In Shock As Frontman James Hetfield Enters Rehab, Band Cancels Tour

James Hetfield is trading life on the road for rehab. The Metallica co-founder and frontman, who has struggled with addiction for years, is focusing on his health as he takes time from touring to return to a treatment program, the remaining members of the Grammy-winning hard rock band announced. In a statement posted to the […]

A Canadian Hiker Played A Metallica Song To Scare Off A Wild Cougar — And It Worked

Metallica’s music is often associated with darkness and death, but a Canadian woman is claiming that the music of the iconic heavy metal band saved her and her dog from a ravenous cougar. The Independent reports that Dee Gallant and her dog, Murphy, were hiking through the wilderness of Vancouver Island in British Columbia last […]

Chris Pratt ‘Dont Tread On Me’ T-Shirt Article Draws Backlash

Chris Pratt is a popular actor who is best known for his roles in the Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World franchise. He is also known for a role on the beloved sitcom Parks & Recreation and his marriages, first to actress Anna Faris and more recently to author Katherine Schwarzenegger. Pratt, as is […]

Metallica Set To Release Illustrated Children’s Book

Metallica is looking to their fans to “Turn the Page,” when they release their first children’s book later in the year. The ABCs of Metallica will hit the shelves on November 26. “Including rhymes and illustrations, The ABCs of Metallica looks back at the history of the band from, duh, A to Z!” writes the […]

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Diagnosed With Throat Cancer

A major figure in American heavy metal music has announced some unfortunate health news. Dave Mustaine, the longtime frontman of Megadeth, and before that a member of Metallica, announced on his Facebook page Monday that he has been diagnosed with throat cancer, and has already begun treatment. “It’s clearly something to be respected and faced […]

‘Immortal’ Chris Cornell Tribute Concert Headlined By Foo Fighters, Miley Cyrus & Metallica, Among Other

A five-hour tribute concert for the late Chris Cornell was headlined by acts such as Metallica, the Foo Fighters and Miley Cyrus, who rocked out to the Soundgarden frontman’s music and gave heartfelt speeches in memory of the singer, who took his own life in May of 2017. Fox News reported that Cornell’s wife, Vickey, […]

Metallica Donate $100,000 To California Wildfire Relief Efforts, Says ‘Every Little Bit Helps’

The California wildfires have caused much damage and left so many people homeless since they hit the area on November 8. The heavy metal band Metallica — which calls San Francisco home — wants to help with the relief efforts and has announced that they have given $100,000 to charity. As of the afternoon of […]

Metallica Donates Polar Music Prize Money To Three Charities

Last Thursday, June 14, heavy metal band Metallica was awarded the Polar Music Prize in Sweden. In addition to a trophy, the band also received a monetary award equivalent to $130,000, which the group has now announced it will donate to charity. “The Polar Music Prize celebrates the power and importance of music and is […]

Metallica’s ‘Worldwired’ North American Tour Schedule And Promos Detailed

Events promoter and organizer Live Nation recently announced the full schedule for Metallica’s “Worldwired” North American tour. The upcoming North American tour will be the next leg of the band’s ongoing “Worldwired” tour, which originally started in October of 2016. The band has already been to different cities in South America, Asia, and Europe. The […]

Pat Boone On Reissuing ‘In A Metal Mood’ And Working With Metallica, Alice Cooper, And Other Hard Rock Royalty

With over 45 million records sold worldwide and 220 consecutive weeks on the charts to his credit, few singers have accomplished even a small fraction of what Pat Boone has. However, music has only been one facet of Boone’s career, as he is the holder of three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In […]

Chris Jericho On His New Book ‘No Is A Four Letter Word,’ Branding, Going To Concerts, And Living In Tampa

Chris Jericho is a lot of things to a lot of different people. To millions, he is one of the all-time greats of the WWE, a multi-time world champion known as “Y2J,” and for “The List of Jericho.” To hard rock fans, he is the frontman of Fozzy, which released its seventh album, Judas, earlier […]

On World Suicide Prevention Day 2017: Celebrities Urge Us To ‘Take A Minute, Change A Life’

Discussing suicide is one of the world’s last great taboo’s, but today is World Suicide Prevention Day and celebrities are urging people to “take a minute, change a life.” Let’s face it, talking about suicide isn’t easy, just how do you raise such a difficult subject with someone you are worried about? None of us […]

Ray Parker Jr. And Director Fran Strine On The New Movie ‘Hired Gun,’ Alice Cooper, ‘Ghostbusters’ And More

In short, within the musical world, a “hired gun” is a musician that an A-list talent knows they can depend on. Oftentimes, these musicians are in the background, which means that the casual music fan may not think twice about who is playing with that major artist. However, a lot of these top-tier musicians have […]

Metallica ‘Hardwired… Around The World’ Video Pumps Up Fans For Tour

Metallica is in final preparations for the North American leg of their WorldWired Tour. The band will kick off the tour this Wednesday in Baltimore, and behind the scenes shots of the stage promise a Metallica-sized spectacle. In advance of the tour’s kickoff, Metallica has released a video titled “Hardwired… Around the World.” The video […]

Metallica: Lars Ulrich To Host Weekly Radio Show Called ‘It’s Electric!’

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has announced that he will be hosting a weekly radio show on Apple Music’s Beats1. Ulrich’s new show will be called It’s Electric!, and it is touted as an international music show featuring new music that Lars has taken a shine to, as well as interviews with musical notables. The Metallica […]

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Says Lou Reed Was Devastated By Response To ‘Lulu’

When Metallica announced the impending release of Lulu, their unlikely collaboration with Lou Reed, in 2011, the announcement was met with more than a bit of trepidation by both Metallica and Lou Reed fans alike. What would Lulu sound like? The idea of taking a tune like “Sweet Jane” and crunching it up to Metallica-level […]

Metallica Helps Out Tribute Band, Blistered Earth, By Buying Them New Gear

Metallica has done a solid for an Oregon tribute band called Blistered Earth. For a struggling garage band, or a band just starting out, or a band that just plays gigs on the weekends, can there be any worse feeling than having your gear stolen? You slowly put together your setup, from pedals and guitars […]

Metallica Album, ‘Hardwired… To Self-Destruct,’ Goes Platinum, Selling Over One Million Copies

Metallica’s latest album, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct officially surpassed the 1 million mark in sales this month. In a little over five months, Metallica’s latest album has received not only critical acclaim, but appears to have hit home with fans as well. Metallica sold over 290,000 copies of Hardwired… to Self-Destruct in its first week of […]

Metallica Invites Fans To Pick Local Opening Bands In ‘Hit The Stage’ Contest – Vote Now

Metallica is inviting their fans to pick local opening bands for the North American summer leg of their “Hardwired WorldWired Tour.” Metallica made the announcement via their website, stating that they had a blast doing this very same thing in Mexico and Central America, and now there is an opportunity to do it in North […]

Tye Trujillo Son Of Metallica’s Bassist Robert Trujillo Is Playing Bass For Korn At Age 12

Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo’s son Tye Trujillo started his music career years ago. Young Trujillo starting his own band The Helmets when he was 8-years-old. Now Tye is touring in South America with Korn at age 12, according to TRolling Stone. Metallica’s Rober Trujillo is raising the next generation’s heavy metal bassist. Tye Trujillo of […]

Metallica: Kirk Hammett Says Relationship With Band Mates Goes Beyond Friendship

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett opened up in a big way in a recent interview with Matt Pinfield on the Westwood One radio show, 2 Hours With Matt Pinfield. Kirk Hammett has always been considered the quiet and quirky (Quirk Hammett) member of Metallica. The guitar maestro has always marched to the beat of his own […]

Former Metallica Bassist Jason Newsted Chimes In On Hardwired…To Self Destruct

Most Metallica fans were shocked when the announcement was made in 2001 that bassist Jason Newsted was leaving Metallica. The explanation at the time, that Newsted had injured his body (presumably his neck) from playing metal, seemed legitimate. However, it didn’t take long for rumors to abound that there was more to his departure from […]

Metallica Hardwired Worldwired Tour To Continue Into Europe

Metallica has announced that they will extend their Hardwired Worldwired tour well in to 2018 with dates in Europe. Earlier this year, when Metallica opened the new Royal Arena in Copenhagen, they told the fans that they would return to Europe soon, and now they are making good on that promise. After a summer North […]

Metallica’s James Hetfield Looks Back At Metallica Albums In New Interview

Metallica has been around for more than three and a half decades. When you reach that rare level of rock stardom, there are few things your die-hard fans don’t know about your band, and that can be said about Metallica. After all, what die-hard fan doesn’t know that Cliff Burton said he’d only join Metallica […]

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Looks Back At Three-Plus-Decades Of Shredding

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett could be seen as the quiet member of the group. Hammet is George Harrison, taking a backseat to James Hetfield’s Lennon and Lars Ulrich’s McCartney. Kirk has always been viewed as the voice of reason, as the level-headed member when Metallica’s two primary egos have gotten a bit too heated. After going […]

Metallica: Lady Gaga Co-Lead Singer, Tribute For Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister

Metallica teaming up with Lady Gaga was not something that many people expected to see, but it happened at the Grammys 2017, and most people agree that the joint performance of the iconic song “Moth Into Flame” was amazing. Metallica Wants Lady Gaga to Perform With Them Again — MIX 96.1 (@mix961sa) March […]

Metallica Offers Huge Prizes To Fans Via All Within My Hands Foundation

Despite their rough and rugged exterior, Metallica has always been a band that is interested in giving back. From Metallica’s annual contributions to the MusiCares MAP fund, to their Bridge School Benefit appearances, to their offering a large reward for a missing fan, Metallica has proven time and again that their hearts are in the […]

Ed Sheeran And Jimmy Fallon Rock ‘Shape Of You’ With Kids’ Instruments

Ed Sheeran appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show on Monday and gave a rocking rendition of his latest hit single “Shape of You,” according to E News. Jimmy Fallon, Ed Sheeran, and The Roots Play ‘Shape of You’ Usi | | #FoodthemedPodcasts — Artarius Media (@ArtariusMedia) February 28, 2017 Ed Sheeran […]

Metallica Summer Stadium Tour: What North American Fans Can Expect

A Metallica summer stadium tour. Hundreds of thousands of rabid metal fans across the United States and Canada, downing case after case of Budweiser and Coors Light, tailgating in parking lots in black tee shirts next to vehicles adorned with Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, and Anthrax bumper stickers, the tinny sounds of “Master of […]

Lady Gaga Debuts Boyfriend At Grammys After-Party, The Rise Of ‘Gaga Feminism’

Lady Gaga famously ended her five-year relationship to fiance Taylor Kinney in July of 2016, and now her fans are thrilled to hear that the “Bad Romance” singer is happily involved with a new man. As Us Magazine reported, Christian Carino is not just Lady Gaga’s new boyfriend, but he is also her agent. Eagle-eyed […]

Lady Gaga And Metallica Find ‘Another Level Of Intimacy,’ Lars Ulrich Wants More

Lars Ulrich, drummer for Metallica, just can’t get enough of Lady Gaga. After meeting with Mother Monster, hanging out with her at a party and then performing with her at the Grammy Awards Lars is ready for Gaga to join Metallica. It was Lars Ulrich of Metallica who made the first move to invite Lady […]

James Hetfield’s Mic Mishap Explained: Metallica Frontman ‘Livid’ After Grammys

James Hetfield didn’t hide his anger after technical difficulties marred Metallica’s highly anticipated duet with Lady Gaga earlier this week at the 59th Grammy Awards, but now it’s confirmed that he was even angrier than fans realized. First, James Hetfield’s band wasn’t introduced by Laverne Cox, who announced only Lady Gaga’s name ahead of the […]

Lars Ulrich Says Metallica May Work With Lady Gaga Again Despite Grammys Snafu

Metallica’s Grammys performance with Lady Gaga rocked everyone’s socks off on Sunday. Sadly, it could have been much better if it weren’t for the slight technical difficulties that plagued the first half of the set. Gaga, however, pretty much picked up the slack as she sang her parts with abandon. Hetfield would later join Gaga […]

Metallica Tour 2017: North American Leg, Dates, Ticket Sale Details Confirmed

Metallica has announced the North American leg of its 2017 Worldwide Tour. The band will be performing across the United States and Canada starting in May to support their latest album, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct. The Metallica 2017 tour will run for 25 days, kicking off on May 10 in Baltimore, Maryland, at the M&T Bank […]

Metallica And Lady Gaga’s Grammys Duet Doesn’t Hurt The Band’s Legacy [Opinion]

Metallica and Lady Gaga’s unlikely team-up at last night’s 59th annual Grammy Awards has created quite a buzz in the heavy metal community — either you love it or you hate it. Die-hard purists have slagged the performance as a further insult to Metallica’s iconic status and another case of “selling out,” while others believe […]

James Hetfield Unhappy After Disastrous Metallica-Lady Gaga Grammy Performance

James Hetfield is not a happy camper. The Metallica frontman was visibly upset after his band’s highly publicized performance with Lady Gaga at the 59th Grammy Awards went awry. James Hetfield is known for his powerful rock ‘n’ roll voice, but unfortunately, someone forgot to turn the power to his microphone on when it was […]

Lady Gaga Flaunts Lots Of Skin, Goes For An Underboob Show At The Grammys

Lady Gaga decides to go braless as she rocks an outrageously cleavage-baring crop top and leather hotpants on Sunday’s Grammy Awards red carpet at the Los Angeles’s Staples Center. She’s a proclaimed trendsetter as all eyes were on her black ensemble which features a major underboob show. Although ranking the top spot as the worst-dressed […]

Lady Gaga Shuts Down Body Shamers With Red Carpet Look, Reveals New Back Tattoo

Lady Gaga shut down the controversy that was brewing about her body after the Super Bowl LI half-time performance with her revealing Grammy’s red carpet outfit, multiple media outlets reported. Her ensemble for the Grammy’s red carpet stroll was meant to silence her body-shaming critics, Yahoo! Style reported. Lady Gaga entered the Grammy’s wearing a […]

Lady Gaga Covers Up Stomach After Criticism, Performs With Metallica At Grammys Tonight on the 2016 Grammys, Laverne Cox came out to introduce Lady Gaga as she was performing with Metallica. She talked about great bands and then introduced Lady Gaga, but never said who she was going to be on the stage with, which was kind of odd. When the song started, Lady Gaga could […]

Metallica Duets With Lady Gaga At Grammys: 6 Surprising Metallica Collaborations

Metallica promised fans a unique collaboration for their upcoming Grammy Awards performance, and they weren’t kidding. The hard rockers have now confirmed they will team up with Lady Gaga for a duet at this year’s music awards ceremony, according to Rolling Stone. Metallica, whose song “Hardwired” is nominated for Best Rock Song this year, previously […]

Metallica Promise ‘Very Unique And Special’ Performance At 2017 Grammys

Metallica will perform at the 2017 Grammy Awards, and the hard rock band promises that it will be a night to remember. In a statement posted by rock website Blabbermouth, Metallica confirmed their performance at the 59th annual Grammy Awards — their fourth invite to the high-profile music awards show — next month. Metallica is […]

Sebastian Bach Name-Drops As He Details Drug-Fueled Life On The Road With Skid Row

Sebastian Bach is telling all in his new tell-all, 18 and Life on Skid Row—and he’s naming names. The former Skid Row frontman logged 448 pages of rock ‘n’ roll antics in his long-awaited memoir, and not surprisingly, a lot of the stories illustrate his hard partying days with other rock stars during the band’s […]

Metallica Sets Their ‘Halo On Fire’ As Guitarist Kirk Hammett Feeds His Anger [Video]

Metallica went from being that hardcore garage band to striking it big over 35 years ago. Now, Metallica is set to release their 10th LP, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct, adding a whole new offering for fans who have given the band an impressive 110 million albums sold status. The band has just released the first single […]

Metallica ‘Murder One’ Details

Metallica’s tenth studio LP, Hardwired… to Self Destruct, will be released on November 18th, and Metallica fans worldwide have been salivating over the first few tracks we’ve heard from the album. The first track to be released, “Hardwired,” was a quick tune that Metallica fans were primarily thrilled with. The song seemed to be a […]

Rihanna Among Those Calling For The Eradication Of Polio, Performs At Global Citizen Festival

When it comes to music, Rihanna has not trouble making her voice heard, but this past weekend, she shared her talent to speak out for something more important than just entertainment. Along with many others, Rihanna performed at the Global Citizen Festival in New York’s Central Park, leading the charge to help alleviate world poverty […]

Metallica NY Weekend Details: Global Citizen Festival, Howard Stern, Town Meeting

Metallica once again feels like they’re at the precipice. Before the release of each of Metallica’s albums, there seems to be a charge in the air and ominous clouds lined with lightning on the horizon before the coming storm. That’s what it feels like now… and it feels like this storm is going to be […]

Metallica’s ‘Hardwired… To Self Destruct’ Completed, But Some Fans Angered By Changes

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich announced late last week that Metallica’s latest album is 100 percent completed. That, in itself, should be a relief to the hordes of Metallica fans who have been chomping at the bit for eight years since the release of the band’s last album, Death Magnetic. However, something else that drummer Lars Ulrich […]

Metallica: Behind The Scenes Of The Gymnasium Video

When it comes to music videos, Metallica started their career out as major doubters. Unwilling to jump on the MTV rock video bandwagon in the early and mid-80s, Metallica refused to lather up some scantily clad models in oil and have them slide around the hood of a car or writhe around in cages. Metallica, […]

Metallica Bassist Robert Trujillo Says New Album Has ‘A Lot Of Firepower’

Metallica purists were thrilled with the speed and vigorous crunch of the first taste of Metallica’s new album, Hardwired… to Self Destruct, which will be released on the band’s label, Blackened Recordings, on November 18. The first tune released, “Hardwired,” has a lot of Metallica fans thinking the new album will be a throwback to […]

Metallica: Is Blackened Recordings The Real Reason Behind The Eight Year Delay For A New Album?

Metallica is in a position that most rock bands can only dream of. They’ve sold over 100 million records. They have the ability to sell out a brand new 50,000+ seat NFL stadium in a matter of minutes. They can pick and choose when and how they tour. They own their song masters to their […]