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02/15/14 Metallica On Dio Tribute [link]
Metallica recorded a medley of A Light In The Black, Tarot Woman, Stargazer, and Kill The King the band calls Ronnie Rising Medley for the upcoming Ronnie James Dio tribute album. The album will be released April 1st and you can find more details out here.
02/15/14 Lars does an AMA [link]
Lars did a Reddit Ask Me Anything - check it out at Reddit!
02/15/14 Grammy Wrap-Up [link]
Metallica's performance with Lang Lang at the 2014 Grammy's was incredible. You can see a unofficial copy of the performance here. Metallica has posted video of the rehearsals on YouTube, and you can purchase the recording done at rehearsals on iTunes.
02/15/14 2014 MetClub Membership Package [link]
The 2014 MetClub t-shirt has been announced! If you're a member, check it out at Metallica.com.
02/15/14 Enter Sandman Used In Motorcycle Commercial [link]
Metallica's Enter Sandman was used in the latest teaser for the 2014 MV Agusta Dragster 800. Given how rarely Metallica's music gets permitted for these sorts of things, it's worth checking out.
Thanks to Blabbermouth for the heads up.
02/15/14 Through The Never Movie Vest Missing [link]
Luggage at San Francisco Airport containing the vest worn by James Hetfield during Metallica Through The Never movie has gone missing. This piece of movie memorabilia is still unaccounted for and any help finding this piece of heavy metal history will come with a no questions asked reward and gratitude from the band if returned. If you have any information regarding the missing vest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
02/15/14 Antactica Wrap-up [link]
As you know, Metallica played a show in Antarctica on December 8. As expected, Metallica has posted photos, video, and a great review from wordsmith Steffan Chirazi at Metallica.com.
02/15/14 No Orion in 2014 [link]
According to C3 Promoters, Metallica will be taking a year off from its Orion Music + More festival due to their touring in Europe. It may return in 2015, a C3 spokeswoman said.
02/15/14 Garage Inc. EPK [link]
Metallica posted a rare 50-minute EPK (Electronic Press Kit) from Garage Inc. on YouTube. The EPK was previously released on a couple of Whiskey in the Jar singles back in 1999.
02/15/14 Metallica Night Returns To AT&T Park [link]
The San Francisco Giants will be doing a second annual Metallica Night at AT&T Park! That night the Giants will take the field against the Miami Marlins, and the band will kick it off once again with the National Anthem and the first pitch, with the rest of the night having other various Metallica-related fun. If you don't already have tickets, check out the details.
02/15/14 Lars Writes Foreword For Cookbook [link]
Lars wrote a foreward to "A Work in Progress: Journal, Recipes And Snapshots," a three-book set by Rene Redzepi, head chef of NOMA restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark. Redzepi asked Ulrich to write an essay on creativity as his foreword. You can read an excerpt of the rather along foreword Phaidon.com.
02/15/14 Little Kids Rock [link]
James was at the Rockin' the Bay Benefit concert on November 9, 2013. The event was a benefit for "Little Kids Rock," a national education movement providing public school students with access to music classes and free training for teachers. The event took place at Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park, CA.
Hetfield was recognized for his support and contributions to the organization and received the inaugural "Living' The Dream Award," which was created to honor Facebook Chef Josef Desimone who spearheaded the benefit and was a huge Metallica fan.
You can check out video of James performing with the kids in two parts.
02/15/14 Bieber and Metallica [link]
A video of Justin Bieber signing the solo to Metallica's Fade To Black made its way around the internet. In response the band was asked how they felt about Bieber and they expressed their respect for him.
02/15/14 RIP Lou Reed [link]
Lou Reed passed away on October 27th (yeah, we're a little late). To commemorate him, here's a great interview The Guardian did with Lars on Reed. Everyone here at IPOM wishes his friends and family our condolences.
01/07/14 Grammy Performance [link]
Metallica will be performing at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday January 26th. They will perform with renowned concert pianist Long Long.
In addition, the Through The Never soundtrack has been nominated for a Best Recording Package.
Check your local listings for times - it airs on CBS. Visit Grammy.com for more information.
12/13/13 Metallica By Request - The Rest [link]
13 additioanl European "Metallica By Request" dates have been announced as well as 7 South American dates earlier in 2014. Check them all out in the Metallica By Request section of our Tour Archive.
11/26/13 Metallica By Request [link]
Metallica are heading back into the studio, and of course that means they will take a summer vacation doing some festivals in Europe - 2 short trips - but this time with a new twist. They will be letting the ticket holders vote on what songs they will play!
Metallica has only pre-chosen one slot in the setlist: they'll play a new song! The other 17 slots in the setlists will be chosen by those attending the show.
More details and more shows will be announced soon, but the first three are: Sonisphere on June 4, 2014 at Imtech Arena in Hamburg, Germany (tickets on sale November 29 at 11:00 AM local time), Rock Am Ring on June 5-8, 2014 in Nurburgring, Germany (tickets on sale November 27 at 9:00 AM local time) and Rock Im Park on June 6-9, 2014 in Nurnberg, Germany (tickets on sale November 27 at 9:00 AM local time).
10/27/13 Metallica To Sell Unused Riffs? [link]
Lars make an off-handed comment (so take it with a grain of salt) in an interview with Classic Rock Magazine that they've considered selling their unused riffs. Read the interview at ClassicRockMagazine.com.
10/27/13 Trujillo Debuts Animated Short [link]
Robert Trujillo debuted his Metallica-centered animated short, 'Tallica Parking Lot at Fantastic Fest in Austin. A collaboration with Titmouse Animation includes animations panned through 2D and 3D views of the fans that pre-game at Metallica shows as well as cameos from South Park, Beavis & Butt-head, and Lemmy all put to an original soundtrack written by Trujillo with help from Hetfield. The animated short will be available on the DVD and Blu-ray releases of Through The Never.
Thanks to Blabbermouth for the heads up.
10/27/13 Kirk Hammett's Fear FestEvil [link]
Kirk Hammett will be hosting his own horror convention, Fear FestEvil. The event will have live music, panel guests, signings, tours of Kirk's "crypt" and more. Tickets are on sale now, check it out!
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