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  • 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... »

  • Metallica Presents the Orion Music + More Festival

    Metallica Presents the Orion Music + More Festival

    Metallica has announced the Orion Music + More Festival, a two-day event full of music, entertainment and culture named in part as a tribute to bass legend Cliff Burton. (“Orion” was the instrumental hit penned by Burton featured on the group’s Master of Puppets album.) The band itself will be headlining each night’s festivities with... »

  • Metallica’s “Beyond Magnetic” EP Released on CD

    Metallica’s “Beyond Magnetic” EP Released on CD

    Metallica is following up to their digital-only release of the band’s new EP, Beyond Magnetic with the CD edition. The four-track EP includes songs recording during the band’s Death Magnetic sessions, but didn’t make the record. The band issued a statement with the digital release, saying “During the Death Magnetic album sessions in 2007 and... »

  • Lou Reed and Metallica Release “Lulu”

    Lou Reed and Metallica Release “Lulu”

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 25th Anniversary Concert saw an unlikely pairing in 2009, when Lou Reed performed with Metallica. After the performance, they began talking about a possible collaborative recording effort. Nothing materialized until February of this year, when Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett announced that the band was going to start a... »