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08/31/13 Through The Never Soundtrack [link]
The soundtrack for Metallica: Through The Never will be released September 24 on a 2-CD set. Later in the fall it will be released on vinyl in both 33 1/3 RPM and a special limited, numbered deluxe 45 RPM version. You can pre-order it on iTunes or at Metallica.com.
08/31/13 Making of Metallica Pinball [link]
Stern Pinball released an 8-minute video about the making of Metallica Pinball. You can find it on YouTube.
08/31/13 Lars Gets Engaged [link]
The Las Vegas Informer reports that on July 8th, Lars and model Jessica Miller celebrated their engagement at N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, NV. Miller has modeled for Gap, H&M, Chanel and others and has appeared in tons of magazines.
All of us here at IPOM wish Lars and Jessica our warmest wishes and congratulations.
08/31/13 Report: Comic-Con [link]
Comic-Con was full of Metallica! The Stern Pinball/Nuclear Blast Records booth had two Metallica pinball machines there, plus a give-away of Metallica: Through The Never t-shirts. Kirk Hammett did 3 different signings over the weekend, the band did a Q&A in a packed Hall H - the largest panel room at Comic-Con, premiered the theatrical trailer in 3D, showed a 7-minute clip of the movie in 3D, and played a "surprise" gig at the nearby Sprinkles playhouse!
Fan-shot footage of Metallica's panel was found by Blabbermouth: part 1, part 2, part 3.
You can watch some interviews with various members and crew by iamrouge here, more by Movies Coming Soon here, more by JoBlo here.
08/31/13 News Catchup [link]
With so much travel this year both for business and random Metallica stuff, I've only really been posting the biggest news. Here's a catchup of some of the smaller stuff still worth posting...
- Metallica played on the first day of Orion under the name Dehaan and performed the entirety of Kill 'Em All. About half way through the second song is when the rest of the place noticed and there was a huge stampede towards the "Damage Inc." stage. For those missing the reference, Dane Dehaan is the lead actor in Metallica: Through the Never. A fan has posted video of the entire concert (part 1, part 2, part 2) and of course some official footage is available on Metallica.com.
- Lars spoke to Business Week and explained the band lost money during the inaugural Orion festival.
- Metallica has an official recap video of Orion on YouTube.
- Blabbermouth reported that James co-hosted Envision Radio Network's "The Chop Show" on June 14. The show is celebrating its tenth year and is a radio show dedicated exclusively to guitar. You can hear the whole show here.
07/09/13 Metallica to perform after Comic-Con [link]
Metallica have announced that they will head to a "super-secret spot" in San Diego to play after their appearance at Comic-Con. Comic-Con attendees will be given a chance to win shows at the Hall H event, and clubbers should stay tuned for details on how to win tickets as well.
07/05/13 Comic-Con [link]
Those of you in Lars' film tent at Orion heard that Through The Never would have a presence at Comic-Con. Metallica has now announced that they will themselves be at Comic-Con along with the star of the film, Dane Dehaan, writer/director Nimrod Antal and producer Charlotte Huggins to premiere the theatrical trailer and show a preview from the film. They will be there on July 19 from 6:30 - 7:00pm in Hall H!
07/05/13 More Asia Shows [link]
Metallica has announced several more Asia shows: their first trip to Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, August 21), shows in Singapore, Singapore (August 24) and Jakarta Indonesia (August 25), and an additional Shanghai show (August 14th). Of course, our Tour Archive has all the details.
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.
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