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  • Hal Leonard Releases “Metallica: 1983-1988 Bass Play-Along” Book

    Hal Leonard Releases “Metallica: 1983-1988 Bass Play-Along” Book

    Hal Leonard’s Bass Play-Along series has gotten a little more metal thanks to their latest release: Metallica: 1983-1988: Bass Play-Along Volume 21. Fans will recognize that the date range means the majority of the transcriptions are of bass lines by the late, great Cliff Burton. Jason Newsted’s bass line for “One” off of …And Justice... »

  • Robert Trujillo: Polar Music Prize Interview

    Robert Trujillo: Polar Music Prize Interview

    Metallica has been awarded The Polar Music Prize for 2018 – considered the Nobel Prize for music. This marks the first time a heavy metal band has received the honor. The award includes one million Swedish kronor, (approximately $126,000), which the band said will be donated to its own “All Within My Hands” organization, which... »

  • Metallica’s Remastered “Master of Puppets” Box Set Features Cliff Burton Interviews, Jason Newsted Auditions

    Metallica’s Remastered “Master of Puppets” Box Set Features Cliff Burton Interviews, Jason Newsted Auditions

    31 years after its release, Metallica is paying tribute to their iconic Master of Puppets with an incredible reissue box set. The band’s third album has been remastered for sound quality in CD, vinyl, and digital formats. An expansive deluxe box set includes the album in several formats and much more with three vinyl records... »

  • Cliff Burton’s Father Donates Royalties To Music Scholarships

    Cliff Burton’s Father Donates Royalties To Music Scholarships

    Cliff Burton’s playing has inspired generations of players, and now we know that his royalty checks have been helping, too. In a new interview with the Metallica podcast Alphabetallica, the bass legend’s 92-year-old father Ray revealed that he’s been donating the fallen bassist’s royalties to fund local music scholarships. “One of the things from the... »

  • Metallica: Enter Sandman (Rare Live Performance)

    Metallica: Enter Sandman (Rare Live Performance)

    We’ve unearthed a very rare performance of one of Metallica’s most popular tunes. Robert Trujillo and the gang really change it up on this one. »

  • Metallica Announces North American WorldWired Tour Dates

    Metallica Announces North American WorldWired Tour Dates

    Fresh off of their performance at the Grammys, Metallica has announced a North American leg of their “WorldWired” tour. The trek, which kicks off May 10th in Baltimore, will be in support of their latest album, Hardwired… To Self-Destruct. It will be the band’s first full-scale North American tour since 2009. After the Baltimore, Maryland... »

  • Metallica: Atlas Rise / For Whom The Bell Tolls on Jimmy Kimmel Live

    Metallica: Atlas Rise / For Whom The Bell Tolls on Jimmy Kimmel Live

    Metallica made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on December 14th in support of their new album, . They performed “Atlas, Rise!”, from the new album in the first segment before going old school in the second with “For Whom The Bell Tolls”. Hardwired… to Self-Destruct, which features Robert Trujillo, debuted at #1 worldwide. »

  • Metallica: Moth Into Flame

    Metallica: Moth Into Flame

    Metallica has given another preview of their upcoming album Hardwired… to Self-Destruct, due out November 18th. Similar to “Hardwired“, “Moth Into Flame” is another thrasher anchored by bassist Robert Trujillo, who also handles backup vocals. Trujillo recently said that the albums sounds crushing. “Sound-wise, it’s got a lot of firepower,” he said. “I’m excited about... »

  • Robert Trujillo Says New Metallica Sounds Crushing

    Robert Trujillo Says New Metallica Sounds Crushing

    Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo has shared a little more insight into the band’s upcoming album Hardwired… to Self Destruct, due November 18th. The first single, entitled “Hardwired”, was released to fans and Trujillo says its a good indicator of what’s to come. “‘Hardwired’ is the perfect statement to lead into this body of music. I... »

  • Metallica: Through The Never Film Playing Nationwide

    Metallica: Through The Never Film Playing Nationwide

    Metallica: Through The Never is now showing at theaters across the U.S. Part concert, part action, the film centers around a roadie named Trip who is sent out to recover a mystery item during the band’s sold-out arena performance. His journey takes a drastic turn when he’s involved in a car accident and subsequently finds... »