Metallica News Stories

Metallica's Moth Into Flame Has Unexpected Inspiration
Kirk Hammett says family keeps him sane and grounded and prioritizing loved ones is the most important thing in the world


Metallica Rock Classic Song With Lang Lang
Metallica were joined by Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang for a performance of their 1989 single, 'One',


Metallica's Hetfield Sees No Reason For Bad Blood With Mustaine
Metallica frontman James Hetfield says there is no reason for any ill feeling to remain between him and Dave Mustaine


Metallica Release Videos For Live Debut Of Two New Songs
Metallica have released official live footage of the debut performance of the 'Hardwired...To Self-Destruct' tracks


Metallica Plan 'Unique And Special' Grammy Performance
Metallica have announced that they will be making a 'unique and special' performance at this year's Grammy Awards


Dave Mustaine Claims Credit For Classic Metallica Song
Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine says that he hears himself in the title track to his former band Metallica's classic sophomore album


Metallica Live Debut New Songs In Seoul
Metallica performed the live debut of a pair of tracks from 'Hardwired...To Self Destruct' during their January 11 show


Joe Satriani Looks Back On Teaching Metallica's Kirk Hammett
Joe Satriani reflected on teaching guitarist Kirk Hammett during his first days with Metallica.


Avenged Sevenfold Says Last Album Too Close To Metallica 2016 In Review
Avenged Sevenfold frontman M Shadows admitted that the band's 2013 album Hail To The King sounded 'a little too close to Metallica.'


Metallica's BBC Session Streaming Online
Metallica performed their first-ever BBC Session at London's Maida Vale Studios on November 17


Cliff Burton Would Have Been Very Against Softer Metallica 2016 In Review
Metallica frontman James Hetfield believes late bassist Cliff Burton would have been resistant


Metallica Didn't Want Dave Mustaine At Rock Hall Induction?
Megadeth's Dave Mustaine wasn't part of Metallica's induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009


Metallica's Abandoned Video Game Scenes Revealed 2016 In Review
Action scenes from a video game abandoned by Metallica 11 years ago has been revealed for the first time in October


Metallica Focused Music Festival May Be Coming
Metallica's Lars Ulrich revealed in an interview just before Christmas that band may resurrect their Orion Music + More but tweak it


Lars Ulrich Didn't Know Metallica Planned To Fire Him 2016 In Review
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich revealed in July that he hadn't known that his bandmates considered firing him in 1986 until recently


Metallica Considered Making Lars Lead Singer 2016 In Review
Metallica at one point in their early career briefly considered making drummer Lars Ulrich their lead singer


Metallica Rock Classics At Oakland Club Show
Metallica are sharing footage of their classic tracks 'Creeping Death' and 'Blackened' as performed at The Fox Theatre


Metallica Expanded Kill 'Em All and Ride The Lightning For Reissue 2016 In Review
Metallica fans helped the band expand their first two album 'Kill 'Em All' and 'Ride The Lightning' for reissues


Metallica Stop Legal Move Against Tribute Band 2016 In Review
Metallica had a top 16 story from Jan 2016 after they gave their blessing to a tribute band who were sent a 41-page cease and desist letter


Metallica Release Video Of Classic Song From Intimate Concert
Metallica are have released video footage of their 1983 classic, 'Metal Militia', as performed at The Fonda Theatre


Lars Ulrich Reads 'The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas'
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich stopped by the BBC studios for a bit of holiday ribaldry


Metallica Want More Bands To Fly The Flag For Metal
Metallica's James Hetfield wants more bands to become flag bearers for heavy metal


Metallica's James Hetfield Praises Ex-Bandmate Dave Mustaine
Metallica's James Hetfield has praised his former bandmate and Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine


Metallica Star Responds To Dave Mustaine's Big 4 Comments
Metallica's Rob Trujillo says he'd like to tour with Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax under the Big Four banner again in the future


Metallica Artist Addresses Album Cover Controversy
One of the leading creatives behind the artwork for Metallica album Hardwired... To Self-Destruct has admitted his team were 'shocked'


Metallica Challenged By Superfan On Jimmy Kimmel
Metallica were featured guests and performers on ABC-TV's Jimmy Kimmel Live on December 14,


Black Sabbath Inspired Metallica's New Album
Robert Trujillo has explained how Black Sabbath influenced his work on latest Metallica album Hardwired... To Self-Destruct.


Metallica's Hardwired Named Best Metal Album Of 2016
Rolling Stone has named Metallica's new chart topping studio album, Hardwired...to Self-Destruct, as their No. 1 metal album


Kirk Hammett Disappointed Metallica Were Alone In Napster Fight
Kirk Hammett says that one of the biggest regrets of his career is that Metallica were all-but abandoned to fight Napster


Metallica To Rock Jimmy Kimmel Live
Metallica have confirmed plans to perform on ABC-TV's Jimmy Kimmel Live this Wednesday, December 14.


Dave Mustaine 'Tremendous Respect' For His Metallica Replacement
Dave Mustaine has responded to Kirk Hammett's comments about the Megadeth leader's dismissal from Metallica


Metallica Do Not Expect To Take So Long On Next Album
Lars Ulrich won't quite promise - but he believes Metallica will release their 11th album before 2024


Metallica Announce Another Rare Club Show
Metallica have added a December 15 show at The Ford Theatre in Los Angeles to their schedule.


Megadeth's Mustaine Calls For Big Four Tour in 2017
Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine says he'd be open to a repeat of the 'Big Four' tour in 2017


Metallica Frontman Speaks Out Against Ticket Scalpers
James Hetfield believes more can be done in the fight against ticket scalpers - and he says Metallica find the current situation frustrating


Metallica's Hammett Understands Dave Mustaine's Anger At Band
Kirk Hammett says he can understand former Metallica guitarist Dave Mustaine's long-held anger at being fired from the band


Metallica's Includes Tribute To Cliff Burton
Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo has revealed that his bass intro to new song ManUNkind is his personal tribute to the late Cliff Burton


Metallica Feared Kids Instruments Performance
James Hetfield has admitted that Metallica's doubt about their own playing abilities left them worried


Metallica Release 'Here Comes Revenge' Making Of Video
Metallica have released a behind-the-scenes video for Here Comes Revenge from the Hardwired... To Self-Destruct studio sessions


Metallica Threw Away 'Box Of Riffs' Says James Hetfield
James Hetfield has reported that Metallica didn't keep any unused riffs after completing work on latest album


Metallica and Korn Lead Rock On The Range 2017 Lineup
Metallica, Soundgarden, Korn and Volbeat are among the acts announced for Rock On The Range 2017.


Metallica Score Best Selling Rock Album In Two and Half Years
Metallica's new album 'Hardwired ... To Self-Destruct' not only debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. charts


Metallica Share Behind The Scenes Video Of House Of Vans Show
Metallica have released a video showing behind the scenes footage from their show at London's House Of Vans


Metallica Add New Show Following Sell Out
Metallica have added a second show in Mexico City on March 3 due to overwhelming demand


Metallica's James and Lars Had Falling Out Making New Album
James Hetfield says he and bandmate Lars Ulrich fell out over the drummer's interference while writing new Metallica album


Metallica Success Good For 'All Of Us' Says Anthrax Star
The global success of latest Metallica album Hardwired... To Self-Destruct is good for everyone in metal


Metallica Members Confused By Hardwire Cover
The superimposed image on the front cover of Metallica album Hardwired... To Self-Destruct still confuses the band


Metallica Announce Another Rare Club Show
Metallica will perform another rare club show at The Opera House in Toronto on November 29


Metallica Copied Black Metal Band's Music Video?
Mayhem guitarist Morten Bergeton Iversen says his life 'got weird' last week when he saw the video for Metallica track ManUNkind.


Avenged Sevenfold Singer Shrugs Of Metallica Competition
Avenged Sevenfold vocalist M Shadows says his band aren't daunted with the fact their new album The Stage


Metallica Stream Full Album Release Show Online
Metallica launched 'Hardwired...To Self Destruct' with an intimate show at London's House Of Vans on November 18


Metallica Release Videos For All Songs On Hardwired Album
Metallica have released videos for all 12 tracks from 10th album Hardwired... To Self-Destruct.


Metallica Add New Dates To WorldWired Tour
Metallica continue to expand their WorldWired tour in support of their tenth album, 'Hardwired...To Self Destruct.'


Metallica To Stream Album Release Show
Thrash icons Metallica have confirmed that their Hardwired... To Self-Destruct launch show will be streamed live online


Metallica Frontman Explains Hardwired Album Title
James Hetfield has explained some of the thinking behind the title of upcoming Metallica album Hardwird... To Self-Destruct


Metallica Announce Special Blackened Friday Event
Metallica will launch their new album Hardwired...To Self-Destruct with a special event they're calling Blackened Friday


Metallica Land Three Songs Simultaneously On The Charts
Metallica have scored the rare feat of landing three songs simultaneously on the US charts


Cliff Burton Would Have Been Very Against Softer Metallica
Metallica frontman James Hetfield believes late bassist Cliff Burton would have been resistant to the path the band eventually followed


Metallica Don't Plan To Rock Into Their 70s
Metallica don't see themselves playing into their 70s as their music is too physically demanding.


Metallica Announce Intimate Album Release Show, Tease Secret Events
Metallica have announced that they will be celebrating the November 18th release of their new album with an intimate concert


Avenged Sevenfold Says Last Album Too Close To Metallica
Avenged Sevenfold frontman M Shadows has admitted that the band's 2013 album Hail To The King sounded 'a little too close to Metallica.'


Metallica Share Footage Of Classic Songs Performances From Tour Kick Off
Metallica rocked the 'Master Of Puppets' classic, 'Battery', at Coliseo de Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico on October 26


Metallica Frontman Laughs Off 'Awesome' Hetfield Memes
Metallica frontman James Hetfield thinks the online 'Hetfield Memes' are 'awesome.'


Metallica Fans Break Out Giant Doris Replica At Colombian Concert
Metallica have shared a video showing fans parading a giant replica of the band's 'Doris' mascot


Metallica Share Video Of Live Debut Of New Song 'Atlas, Rise'
Metallica performed the live debut of their new single, 'Atlas, Rise', at the Hipodromo De Los Andres in Bogota, Colombia


Metallica To Make Videos For Every Song On New Album
Metallica are planning to make a music video for every song on their forthcoming album


Metallica's Best Album Is Still To Come
Metallica frontman James Hetfield says the band 'haven't yet' made their best album.


Ozzy Osbourne Receives Tribute From Metallica Star
Robert Trujillo went from covering Ozzy Osbourne's songs to recording and playing with the Prince Of Darkness


Metallica Stream New Song 'Atlas, Rise,' Add New Tour Date
Metallica have released a stream of their new song 'Atlas, Rise!' from their forthcoming tenth album


Metallica Had Haunting Experience At King Diamond's Apartment
King Diamond has recalled an experience with Metallica's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich in what he believes was a haunted apartment


Metallica World Tour Kick Off Concert Video Goes Online
Metallica launched their World Wired tour in San Juan, Puerto Rico on October 26 and video from the show has gone online


Metallica Preview New Song 'Atlas, Rise'
Metallica have released a short teaser clip of their new song 'Atlas, Rise!' which the trash metal legends will be premiering Monday


Metallica Release Acoustic 'Enter Sandman' Video
Metallica have released a clip of their acoustic Enter Sandman performance from this past weekend


Metallica Celebrating Halloween With New Song Release
Metallica have announced that they'll release their new single Atlas, Rise! on Halloween


Metallica's Kirk Hammett Reflects On Timeless Solo
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has described why his guitar solo on 1991 song The Unforgiven has such a timeless appeal for him.


Metallica and Tool Stars Have Running Joke About Album Delays
Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo has revealed he's regularly joked with Tool counterpart Justin Chancellor about each band's album delays.


Metallica To Play Their Very First Concert In Hong Kong
Metallica will perform their first-ever show in Hong Kong in the New Year as part of the band's World Wired tour


Metallica Announce First Concert Of 2017
Metallica have announced that they will perform their first show of 2017 in Seoul, South Korea


Music's Future Uncertain Says Metallica's Lars Ulrich
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich says 'nobody knows' what the future holds for the music industry


Metallica Launch A Different View Web Series
Metallica have released the first in a series of behind-the-scenes videos from their recent string of events in New York.


Metallica's Abandoned Video Game Scenes Revealed
Action scenes from a video game abandoned by Metallica 11 years ago has been revealed for the first time.


Kirk Hammett and Corey Taylor On History Of Metal And Horror
Kirk Hammett and Corey Taylor have hailed the cross-pollination between metal and horror films.


Metallica Fans Launch Flag Em All Campaign
A group of South American Metallica fans are asking others to help them make the world's biggest flag in support of the thrash giants


Metallica's Hammett Reveals His Cure For Anxiety And Stress
Metallica's Kirk Hammett says playing the guitar is his cure for anxiety and stress


Metallica Release 'From Whom The Bell Tolls' Live Video
Metallica have released a video of a performance of their 1984 classic, 'For Whom The Bell Tolls'


Metallica's Ulrich Explains Long Album Delay
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has explained the long delay between their last album, 2008's Death Magnetic


Cliff Burton Anticipated Metallica's Success
Cliff Burton predicted Metallica's future huge success, according to his father Ray.


Will There Ever Be Another AC/DC Or Metallica?
Will there ever be another AC/DC or Metallica? If you ask Disturbed frontman David Draiman, he'll tell you it's complicated.


How Metallica Pig Attack Became Immortalized On Album Cover
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has recalled being attacked with a pig's head and a ham sandwich


Metallica Wants Fans For New Video
Metallica have announced that they are looking for fans to participate in a video shoot for an undisclosed track


Metallica Star On What Was Behind Return To Thrash Roots
Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo has credited Death Magnetic producer Rick Rubin and the band's live performances of older albums


Metallica Go Behind The Scenes Of 'Moth Into Flame'
Metallica have released a nine-minute video that follows the band as they write latest track 'Moth Into Flame'


Metallica Double Album Was Worth It Says James
Metallica frontman James Hetfield says the band didn't mind paying the extra 10 cents per copy it's cost them to make their new double album


Metallica Want To Play Coachella
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich says he'd like the band to play a set a Coachella at some point in the future.


Metallica's Tonight Show Performance Video Goes Online
Metallica performed their new track, 'Moth Into Flame', on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon


Metallica Fear For The Future Of Rock
Metallica are worried about the future of rock music after they've gone, they've revealed.


Metallica and The Strokes Headlining Lollapalooza South Amerca
Metallica and The Strokes are among the headliners announced for the 2017 Lollapalooza festivals


Metallica's Lars Ulrich Remembers Cliff Burton
Lars Ulrich has paid tribute to Metallica's late bassist Cliff Burton on the 30th anniversary of his tragic death.


Metallica's Lars Ulrich Remembers Cliff Burton
Lars Ulrich has paid tribute to Metallica's late bassist Cliff Burton on the 30th anniversary of his tragic death.


New Metallica Song Inspired By Lemmy
Metallica frontman James Hetfield has revealed that one of the tracks on the band's new album is about late Motorhead frontman Lemmy


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