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  • 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... »

  • Jason Newsted Reunites with Metallica for 30th Anniversary Celebration

    Jason Newsted Reunites with Metallica for 30th Anniversary Celebration

    During the first night of their 30th Anniversary concerts last week, Metallica brought Jason Newsted back for a special guest appearance. Newsted, who left the band in 2001, was introduced by singer James Hetfield as “someone who lived with us, and toured with us and did stuff with us for 14 years.” The band then... »

  • 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... »

  • Robert Trujillo: New Metallica Album Under Way

    Robert Trujillo: New Metallica Album Under Way

    With a collaborative album with Lou Reed due out this week, bassist Robert Trujillo has revealed that the next full-fledged Metallica album is under way with producer Rick Rubin’s help. “We’ve been in the studio with Rick Rubin, working on a couple of things, and we’re going to be recording during the most of next... »

  • The Big 4 to Perform at Yankee’s Stadium

    The Big 4 to Perform at Yankee’s Stadium

    The Big 4 tour will be making its second U.S. stop at Yankee’s Stadium in Bronx, New York on September 14th. The show, which has been hyped for the last four years, brings together four of the biggest metal bands – Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax. The groups, of course, are in turn held down... »

  • Metallica Announces Special 30th Anniversary Concerts

    Metallica Announces Special 30th Anniversary Concerts

    Metallica has announced a string of shows to celebrate their 30th anniversary together. Anchored by bassist Robert Trujillo, the metal veterans will be playing December 5, 7, 9 and 10 at the Fillmore in San Francisco, with tickets only available to their fan club members. Official members will be treated to $6 tickets, or admission... »

  • Metallica: Orion, Live

    Metallica: Orion, Live

    Orion, the seventh track from Metallica’s iconic Master of Puppets album, is a song known to almost every metal bassist. Penned in part and played by the legendary Cliff Burton, the group never played it live until the mid-2000’s. Here, Robert Trujillo and the gang rip through the instrumental tune in Seoul, South Korea in... »

  • Infectious Grooves to Play Reunion Show

    Infectious Grooves to Play Reunion Show

    Funk metal pioneers Infectious Grooves will be reuniting for a one-off performance that will be the group’s first show in over ten years in the U.S. The gig will be at the House of Blues in Hollywood, California on November 23, and is going to be the group’s only appearance in 2010. Infectious Grooves was... »

  • Robert Trujillo: Metallica is Writing New Material

    Robert Trujillo: Metallica is Writing New Material

    As Metallica is getting geared up for their tour of New Zealand and Australia, bassist Robert Trujillo revealed that the iconic metal band has been writing new songs. He reports that the group has amassed “tons of material” by writing backstage and at jam sessions during their time on the road, though they haven’t really... »