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01/20/15 One More Tour Date [link]
Metallica has announced they will play in Milan, Italy on June 2, 2015 as the headliners of the Sonisphere Festival. Tickets go on sale on January 28th 10am. MetClub members and AMEX card holders will have a special presale on January 16th at 9am - Clubbers should log into Metallica.com for details.
As always, see our Tour Archive for the full details on the band's touring.
12/15/14 Metallica Night With The Sharks [link]
Metallica will join the San Jose Sharks on January 21, 2015 for a special night of Metallica and hockey! The band will be on hand for the puck drop as well as intermission fun and games. Special event tickets include a special Metallica-Sharks t-shirt. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, December 17th at 10:00am PST at sharks.nhl.com. Club members should log into Metallica.com for information on buying tickets early.
12/15/14 More Live Metallica on CD [link]
Following the release of their entire 2014 set of shows on CD, Metallica is now making eight shows from 2013's Asian tour, including their inaugural visit to China, available on CD. Check it out at LiveMetallica.com.
12/09/14 Grammy Nomination [link]
The RIAA has announced that they have nominated Metallica for a Grammy in the category of Best Music Film for Through The Never! Other nominees are Beyonce and Jay Z, Coldplay, the ladies of 20 Feet From Stardom, and Pink. Awards will be handed out on February 8, 2015 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will air on CBS television.
11/26/14 Metallica Night At AT&T Park [link]
The San Francisco Giants have invited Metallica back for a 3rd annual Metallica Night at AT&T Park. The band will be on hand Saturday May 2, 2015 as the Giants take on the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The night will being - as always - with the National Anthem and the first pitch and the boys will be staying around for an evening of fun and "participating in some in between inning action."
Special event tickets for this game go on sale as part of Orange and Black Friday, November 28 at 8:00am PST. The special event Metallica ticket package includes a ticket to the game and a limited edition Metallica/Giants goodie that will be announced later. A portion of the proceeds from every Metallica Night special event ticket will benefit a local charity that we will be announced.
On Wednesday November 26, Met Club members should log in to Metallica.com for details about how they may purchase tickets to the game early.
11/26/14 More Tour Dates! [link]
Metallica has added the following tour dates to their 2015 European Vacation:
- August 20 – Bergen, Norway - Bergenhus Fortress
- August 22 – Gothenburg, Sweden - Ullevi Stadium
- August 25 – Saint Petersburg, Russia - SKK Arena
- August 27 – Moscow, Russia - Olimpiyskiy Arena
- August 29 - Reading, UK - Reading Festival
- August 30 - Leeds, UK - Leeds Festival
11/05/14 Summer Tour Dates [link]
Metallica is already gearing up for their next summer vacation in Europe! They've announced the first three tour dates:
- May 29-31 Nuerburg, Germany at Der Ring - Gruene Hoelle Rock
- May 29-31 Munich, Germany at Rockavaria Festival
- June 4-6 Vienne, Austria at Rock In Vienna
More shows to come, apparently.
10/30/14 Wanted: KEA and RTL stuff [link]
Metallica are asking for any audio, video, or stills from the Kill 'Em All or Ride The Lightning era. Anything at all no matter the quality! They are gathering things for the re-mastered re-issues of the two albums to be released in 2015!
10/29/14 A Week On Craig Ferguson [link]
Metallica will be the musical guests on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson for the whole week of November 17th! All five performances plus the interview will take place on Friday, November 7th - and MetClub members should log into Metallica.com to find out how they can be guests for the taping!
10/21/14 Metallica To Play Blizzcon [link]
Metallica has announced they will be a special guest at BlizzCon - the convention around Blizzard Entertainment (the company behind such huge games as Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraft). Metallica will close out the event performing on the evening of November 8th at the convention center in Anaheim, CA.
10/07/14 Concert For Valor [link]
Metallica.com reports the band will be participating in a first-of-its-kind concert honoring US veterans and their families on the National Mall in Washington DC this Veteran's Day, November 11, 2014. The event will air on all HBO channels with an open signal allowing non-subscribers to view this special concert. The three-hour long concert will feature acts such as Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Dave Grohl, Rihanna, Jamie Foxx, Carrie Underwood and others. The concert will serve as a fundraiser supporting a number of veteran's service organizations. For more information see TheConcertForValor.com.
09/26/14 Metallica To Headline Rock In Rio - Las Vegas [link]
Rock In Rio is coming to Las Vegas and Metallica will be there! The concert will cover two weekends and Metallica will headline the first weekend, May 8-9, 2015. The event will take place on the World Stage at the MGM Resorts Festival Grounds. Which night they will play that weekend has not yet been announced. Tickets are available for pre-order via RockInRio.com.
09/26/14 SKOM 10 Year Anniversary [link]
On November 24, 2014, Metallica will be re-releasing Some Kind of Monster to commemorate it's 10th anniversary. The film will be available digitally and via Video On Demand for the first time. There will also be two-disk Blu-Ray and DVD sets.
All releases will include a 25-minute follow-up piece entitled Metallica: This Monster Lives which was filmed at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2013. It includes interview footage with the band, directors Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky and looks at the decade since the original release of the film.
09/26/14 Lords Of Summer On Vinyl [link]
To celebrate Record Store Day, Metallica will be releasing Lords of Summer on vinyl on November 28th. The limited edition 12-inch vinyl will include the "First Pass" (studio) version on side A as well as live version from Rock In Rome Sonisphere on July 1, 2014. Side B will feature a laser etching of the "M" logo.
The release will only be available at independent record stores and of course Metallica.com. For a list of stores participating in Record Store Day, please visit RecordStoreDay.com.
09/17/14 Ten Years of LiveMetallica.com [link]
Metallica has offered virtually every show they've played for the past 10 years through LiveMetallica.com. This was ground-breaking when they launched it, and even today Metallica stands as one of the only bands doing anything like it.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary, every show from 2014 is now available on CD - a common request from fans! They've started with the first 3 shows, and they will add an additional 3 shows every Monday. CDs will be priced at $19.81 per show - or you can pre-order a box set with all 27 shows for $417.
In addition, 4 shows will be me made available in vinyl... which four will be up to you! Vote for which shows you want available on vinyl here and the top 4 will be pressed on vinyl in early 2015. Hurry, voting closes September 26!
09/17/14 Exodus Release Track with Hammett [link]
Loudwire reports that Exodus released a new track entitled Salt the Wound from their upcoming 10th studio album, Blood In, Blood Out. The track features Hammett (who, you'll recall, was a founding member of Exodus)! You can check out the track on YouTube.
09/08/14 Artists In Residence [link]
Metallica has been asked to take part of this year's Mill Valley Film Festival as Artists in Residence. Each band member will be hosting a film they've selected that is significant to them personally. The member will be on hand to introduce the film and take questions, and in some cases will be joined by the filmmakers.
On Friday, October 3 at 10pm Kirk presents Dracula vs. Frankenstein at the Rafael Theater in San Rafael, CA.
On Monday, October 6th at 6pm Robert will offer a sneak peek at his passion project, Jaco the new documentary about the story of legendary bassist Jaco Pastorius. The showing is at the Sequoia in Mill Valley, CA.
On Tuesday October 7 at 7pm Lars will present unreleased Whiplash, and indie feature about an aspiring drummer and his ruthless teacher. The showing is at the Cinema Corte Madera in Corte Madera, CA. The film won multiple awards at Sundance this year. Following the film, directory and screenwriter Damien Chazelle will join Lars for a conversation and Q&A.
On October 8 at 7pm James will be hosting western classic The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, show in all its restored glory. You'll recognize this film as the origin of the Ecstasy of Gold music that starts off nearly every Metallica show. The showing will be at Cinema Corte Madera in Corte Madera, CA.
But of course, that's not all. Following the screening of Jaco, Robert will host a musical celebration honoring Jaco Pastorius at the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA. The event is a benefit for the California Film Institute. Performers will include MAERIC with Mary Pastorius, David Pastorius & Eric Young; Kirk Hammett & Robert Trujillo; Rodrigo y Gabriela; Stephen Perkins of Jane’s Addiction; L. Shenkar; and others.
Information on tickets to movie showings can be found at MVFF.com.
Tickets for the concert are $150 and are available through TicketFly. Film Festival tickets are not valid for the show. Metallica Club members should log into Metallica.com for information on tickets.
09/03/14 Metallica in Guinness Book of World Records [link]
Metallica has achieved a world record for being the only band to play all seven continents in one year! The record will appear in the 2015 edition of the book. Check the Metallica.com story for details and pictures!
08/25/14 Music Agents Against NFL's Pay-To-Play Half-Time Plan [link]
The NFL is reportedly asking artists to submit bids to pay to appear at Half Time at next year's Super Bowl. Various sources predict major artists won't go for it. Dennis Arfa (manager agent for Metallica, Billy Joel, and Rush) said "If I was a young band, and I had a billionaire backer, I'd buy my way to the Super Bowl - everybody would know me after the Super Bowl. Is Paul McCartney going to pay? I doubt it." Read more at Rolling Stone.
08/25/14 Hetfield's Black Pearl Featured at Wheels of Time [link]
This past weekend was the 36th annual Wheels of Time Rod and Custom Jamboree in Lehigh Valley. The event features an estimated 1500 street rods and custom cars. This year's special guest was Rick Dore the man behind Hetfield's Black Pearl who brought said creation with him. The vehicle won every category in its class at the 2014 Grand National Roadster Show.
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