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06/05/13 Tour Dates [link]
Metallica has announced they will play the Roskilde Festival in Denmark on July 6, Shanghai, China on August 13, and Seoul, South Korea on August 18th! As always, our Tour Archive is your ultimate resource!
05/27/13 Trailer for Through The Never Released [link]
The official trailer for Metallica: Through the Never has been released. Check it out! Remember, it will be in IMAX all over North America for September 27th, with a full theatrical release a week later.
05/27/13 Metallica Brings 3D Film to Cannes [link]
Lars cut the ribbon to open the American Pavilion during the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival, and was there to promote their upcoming 3D film Through The Never. He also said the festival was a lot more work than he expected.
05/27/13 Indians Honor Rivera with framed gold 'Enter Sandman' [link]
The Indians presented Mariano Rivera a framed gold record of Metallica's "Enter Sandman," the song that has signified his arrival in games at Yankee Stadium for almost 20 years. For more information see NYDailyNews.
05/27/13 Jakarta Governer Hands over Metallica Bass [link]
Joko Widodo, the governor of Jakarta declared and handed over a bass guitar given to him by Rob Trujillo to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). The KPK will be investigating whether the guitar was a bribe to expedite a concert permit for a concert expected later. You can read more at The Jakarta Post.
05/27/13 Interviews [link]
- Rob spoke to Music Review in South Africa.
- James spoke to Dina Butti of That's Entertainment. He mentioned they have not yet begun writing for the new album yet.
- Lars spoke to Revolver about the next album and the upcoming 3D movie.
- Kirk spoke to eNewsChannel calling Metallica "More of a brotherhood than a marriage."
- The band was interviewed on the "black carpet" at the Revolver Golden Gods awards.
- James and Rob spoke to Billboard about progress on the new album.
- Lars spoke to Getty Images Entertainment about wanting to direct a movie one day.
05/08/13 Report: Golden Gods [link]
As we reported back in February, Metallica headlined the Revolver Golden Awards last week. The show had each band bringing up special guests and Metallica brought up Rob Halford on stage for the Judas Priest classic "Rapid Fire" and of course were honored with the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award.
05/08/13 Report: Metallica Night With SF Giants [link]
As we reported back in February, last Friday's San Francisco Giants game was Metallica themed and featured Metallica on-hand. The night was incredibly special with James and Kirk playing the national anthem (official video, IPOM video), Lars throwing the first pitch (IPOM video), and the Metalli-kids singing "take me out to the ballgame" in the 7th inning stretch (IPOM video). Finally, before the game, pitcher Barry Zito stopped by Metallica HQ to jam with the band.
05/08/13 Metallica Pinball Details [link]
A few weeks ago we reported that Metallica was going to have its own pinball machine soon and linked to a trailer. Now the machine has been released - in 3 flavors - and you can find all the details at Metallica.com.
Update: After the 500 limited edition machines sold out, Stern announced a second Premium Edition with art from Dirty Donny, which you can also see at the site above.
05/08/13 Lars and Robert in AIC Spoof Documentary [link]
Lars and Robert make cameo appearances in AIC 23, a spoof Alice In Chains documentary from Funny or Die.
05/08/13 Metallica Rider From 1983 [link]
You may remember back in 2004 when we reported that one of Metallica's tour riders was posted on the internet - all 24 pages. Well, now, for comparison, one of Metallica's tour riders from their 1983 tour with Raven has been posted - all 1 page.
05/08/13 Metallica Funds Garden [link]
Metallica stepped in and donated several thousand British Pounds to Arek Luc for his conceptual garden entitled "I Disappear" so that he may build it and enter into the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. They heard about the garden through Louise Mensch, the wife of Peter Mench, one of Metallica's managers at QPrime. Read more here.
05/08/13 Kirk Joins Anthrax On Stage [link]
Kirk Hammett joined Anthrax on stage on March 28 at their show in San Francisco at the Regency Ballroom. He performed the band's cover of AC/DC classic "TNT" with them. You can see fan-shot footage here.
05/08/13 The Complete Illustrated History Release Date [link]
Martin Popoff's upcoming book Metallica: The Complete Illustrated History has been given a release date of November 15.
05/08/13 Footage of Metallica as the Lemmys [link]
Remember back in 1995 when Metallica booked a gig at the Whiskey A Go Go as "The Lemmys" and didn't tell anyone? Well the Whiskey has uploaded footage of that legendary show which you can see on YouTube.
05/08/13 All of James' Screams [link]
Someone put together an audio file of every "yeah!" James sang or screamed in the band's recording history. It weighs in at 3:15 and can be found here.
Thanks to Blabbermouth.
05/08/13 Interviews Galore [link]
Lars spoke to Revolver Magazine about Orion 2013, Golden Gods, and more!
James spoke to Channel V in Australia about their Soundwave performance.
James spoke to Loudwire about Metallica receiving the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Gods Awards.
James spoke to Australian rock station TripleM about trying to write the upcoming album and all the gigs that keep getting in the way.
Actor Dane DeHaan who stars in Metallica's upcoming 3D movie, "Through the Never" did an interview with Collider and talked about the film calling it "a concert movie meets 'The Wall' meets Metallica."
Through the Never stars discuss the film with UltimateClassicRock.
James spoke to UltimateClassicRock.com about Metallica's next album noting that it will be a diverse collection of songs.
Kirk spoke to GulfNews in the UAE recently Abu Dhabi, Australia, and the upcoming album.
Kirk spoke to "Metallica's #1 fan" in Abu Dhabu.
Rob spoke to What's On about Death Magnetic, Metallica being around for 30 years, and more.
Lars spoke to The Rock in NZ about work on the upcoming album.
Lars spoke to Channel24 in Cape Town, and unlike in previous interviews said, "It would surprise me if the next full-length Metallica record would come out before 2015."
Rob spoke to AllAfrica.com about the upcoming album saying he feels it's something special.
Lars spoke to South Africa's Times Live about keeping things new and fresh within the band.
Thanks to Blabbermouth for many of these.
05/08/13 Orion Details [link]
The full line-up for Orion has been announced. There's a slew of bands including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against, Deftones, and more. Of note is that Infectious Grooves will be playing with their original lineup! Of course, last year's favorites will be back: Custom Car + Motorcycle Show, Hit The Lights Films, and Kirk's Crypt. Also, last year's Vans setup is getting bigger and better! A vert ramp will be attached to the Damage Inc. stage so you can see pro skaters tear it up while listening to live bands! The Metallica Museum, Enter Metclub, Ktulu's Emporium, etc. will all be back as well! So grab your passes now at OrionMusicAndMore, and don't forget to watch James talk about the car show.
05/08/13 Metallica Clears The Air [link]
Metallica posted an official statement on Metallica.com to say, "There has been a lot of talk recently about us asking the military not to use our music to 'soften people up before interrogation'. We NEVER commented to the military either way on this matter. Any statements that have been made otherwise are not correct."
05/08/13 Vans + Metallica Promo Videos [link]
Vans has released a variety of videos to promote the Metallica signature series Vans recently released:
- Kirk Hammett and pro surfer Nathan Fletcher talk about waves, music, and the inspiration behind the black slip-on Vans shoe Kirk designed.
- James Hetfield spoke to legendary skater Steve Caballero about cars and gave him a tour of Metallica HQ.
- Lars spoke to snowboarder Pat Moore about music and the new Lars-designed Vans shoe.
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