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Metallica: Seek and Destroy, Live (2018)
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Metallica: Seek and Destroy, Live (2018)

“Seek and Destroy” is one of my favorite Metallica songs, so it’s nice to see they’ve kept it in rotation. This clip from Dreamfest is exceptional. Not only does the whole band kill it, Robert Trujillo does one of the craziest stage moves I’ve ever seen.

Metallica: To Live Is To Die, Live
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Metallica: To Live Is To Die, Live

Metallica is celebrating the 30th anniversary of their album …And Justice For All by posting live versions of each song from the album. They’ve just posted a clip of “To Live is To Die” from its first ever (and only) full-length live performance in 2011. The song is mostly instrumental and was written as a tribute to Cliff Burton, who...

Hal Leonard Releases “Metallica: 1983-1988 Bass Play-Along” Book
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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 For All is also in...

Robert Trujillo: Polar Music Prize Interview
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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 aids communities in need with...

Metallica’s Remastered “Master of Puppets” Box Set Features Cliff Burton Interviews, Jason Newsted Auditions
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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 (with a MP3 Download Card),...

Cliff Burton’s Father Donates Royalties To Music Scholarships
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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 royalties that I get,” he...

Metallica: Enter Sandman (Rare Live Performance)
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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
Concerts & Tours

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 performance, Metallica will zig-zag across...

Metallica: Atlas Rise / For Whom The Bell Tolls on Jimmy Kimmel Live
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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
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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 the songs, but I’m also...