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10/20/16 WorldWired Goes to Asia [link]
Metallica has announced they will be kicking off 2017 with six shows in Asia. They will be starting off in Seoul, South Korea on January 11 at Gocheok Sky Dome and then headed for their first ever show in Hong Kong on January 20 at AsiaWorld-Expo. As always, our Tour Index is your one-stop shop for all tour info!

09/28/16 More dates [link]
Metallica will once again be the first act in a new arena when then play the first ever event in Copehagen, Denmark's Royal Arena on February 3rd. They'll also be sticking around for an additional show on February 5th. These shows also have special VIP packages available so check them out!

Metallica has also announced they will hit Lollapalooza in South America next year. They will appear at Lollapalooza Brazil March 25-26, 2017, Lollapalooza Argentina March 31-April 1, 2017, and Lollapalooze Chile April 1-2, 2017. Ticket information can be found on the announcement.

09/26/16 Moth Into Flame [link]
Metallica has premiered the second track off of their upcoming Hardwired... To Self-Destruct album, Moth Into Flame! Check out the music video and their post!

UPDATE: Lyrics are now posted.

09/25/16 Metallica At Webster Hall [link]
Metallica will be playing a special Fifth Member-only show at Webster Hall in New York this Tuesday September 27th. The small club is a Manhattan Staple and it's sure to be an incredible gig. Fifth Members can enter for a chance to purchase tickets for only $25. All proceeds go to City Harvest. The contest closes today, Sunday, September 25th at 6:45pm EDT.

09/21/16 Metallica on The Tonight Show [link]
Metallica announced on Instagram that they will appear on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on September 29, 2016.

09/21/16 Hardwired Deluxe Sets Updates [link]
Metallica has finished up all the last bits of Hardwired... To Self-Destruct and in doing so they've announced a few changes to the Deluxe editions. Instead of the "Riff Origins," the bonus disk will instead including some cover songs that were not readily available before now. Ronnie Rising Medley, originally only available only on the Ronnie James Dio - This Is Your Life tribute album, along with the Iron Maiden cover of Remember Tomorrow rounded out by Deep Purple's When A Blind Man Cries will replace "Riff Origins." Lords of Summer is still included and in addition they've now added their entire set from Rasputin's in Berkeley, CA on Record Store Day 2016. All of these tracks have been recently re-mastered for optimum 2016 sound quality.

09/05/16 Metallica Announce Tour Dates [link]
Tour dates have started rolling in! They band will do a stint in Latin America almost a month before Hardwired... To Self-Destruct hits stores. This is just the beginning many more dates are expected. Here's this run:
Check out for ticket information. Tickets go onsale between September 10th and 22nd depending on the show and of course there are pre-sales for Fifth Members.

As always our Tour Archive is always up-to-date!

09/05/16 Metallica Remember Cliff [link]
As part of the 30th anniversary of Master of Puppets the release of the new book Back to the Front, Metallica has posted a video reflecting on Cliff and Ray Burton. It's a powerful video full of real memories, be sure to check it out!

08/26/16 Macy Gray Records Nothing Else Matters Cover [link]
Back in 2012, we reported on Macy Gray performing Nothing Else Matters live (including a video). According to Team Rock she's recorded the cover for inclusion on her upcoming record entitled Stripped which will be released on September 9, 2016.

08/25/16 Hardwired Updates for IPOM [link]
We've updated the entire site in preparation for Hardwired... To Self-Destruct! Personal Tour Reports now separate out songs from that album (including Lords of Summer which will appear on disk 3), Lyric Theories has Hardwired and Lords of Summer there for you to start theorizing about, and of course the lyrics for Hardwired have been up since the day it was released! We will be keeping on top of all the updates as they come out, so stay tuned! Don't forget we even have an RSS feed of our news section to help you stay up-to-date.

P.S. You may have noticed we also recently posted a huge backlog of news. With Phil out of the country for several months since June, we got a bit behind. But we are now all caught up and will stay up-to-date as album news continues to roll in!

08/25/16 Behind The Surprise Debut of Hardwired [link]
When Lars asked to premiere a new song on 93X Minneapolis, it was to the surprise of the DJ and the station! Check out the story over at Billboard!

08/25/16 Touring to Start in 2017 [link]
Lars spoke to RollingStone saying they're looking to do "full-on touring" in the new year. We look forward to seeing you all on the road!

08/25/16 Bridge School 30th Anniversary [link]
Metallica has been invited to perform at the 30th Anniversary Bridge School Benefit concert on October 22 and 23, 2016. This will be Metallica's third time at the event (previously in 1997 and 2007). Tickets go on sale Monday, August 29 at 10am at Live Nation or get special VIP tickets at

08/25/16 Minneapolis Show Bits [link]
Metallica let fans vote for one song in the setlist between 5 "deep cuts" between The Four Horsemen, Ride The Lightning, Leper Messiah, Harvester of Sorrow and Holier Than Thou. In the end Leper Messiah won out.

Metallica also setup a pop-up store in Minneapolis to coincide with the show last week. Early on there were some rare items, but once those were gone they had plenty of merchandise from over the years for sale. James, Lars and Rob all made appearances on Friday evening and Kirk showed up Saturday before the show. It'll be interesting to see if this is just a one-time event or if they bring this back in the future!

The show was live-streamed on Pandora as well as

Steffan Chirazi posted a review shortly after the show.

08/25/16 Spotify Launches Landmark [link]
Spotify has launched their first music documentary, Landmark - Metallica: The Early Years. The series is the result of Spotify chatting with the band about their first two albums when they were re-released on Record Store Day this year. The four-part series features not only exclusive interviews with the band, but also rare archival footage and playlists curated by the band. So head over to Spotify now to watch all 4 episodes. Or check out the trailer!

08/25/16 Rob joins Rodrigo y Gabriela On Stage [link]
Rob and Former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman joined iconic duo Rodrigo y Gabriela on stage at their Hollywood Bowl show last week in LA. In the set was Megadeth's Holy Wars... The Punishment Due, and Metallica's Orion, For Whom The Bell Tolls, and Battery! See a full review, photos and video at MXDWN. Also, you won't want to miss Rodrigo y Gabriela and Rob jamming on Disposable Heroes backstage.

08/25/16 Kirk On Owning Peter Green's 1959 Gibson Les Paul [link]
Kirk spoke to Music Radar about owning "Greeny," Green's iconic 1959 Les Paul. The guitar is featured on Metallica's upcoming record, Hardwired... To Self-Destruct.

08/25/16 Barneys Selling Metallica Shirts for $200 [link]
High-end fashion retailer Barney's is now selling "made worn" heavy metal band t-shirts for $175. They have Metallica, AC/DC, Motorhead, Guns N' Roses, Black Flag and more. They even have a fake metal hoodie for $1265. These shirts all remakes of pre-existing shirts and not worth the price at all.

08/25/16 KHDK Electronics Unveils 'Scuzz Box' [link]
Kirk's KHDK Electronics has unveiled its latest guitar pedal entitled the Scuzz Box, a fuzz pedal. The pedal is a geranium-voiced fuzz pedal designed to provide truly musical fuzz. The pedal has two modes: Scuzz and Fuzz. The Fuzz "is a highly dynamic, articulate fuzz tone. Every note is meant to be heard and it cleans up beautifully with your guitar volume." The Scuzz "brings a dangerous, unique and biting sound. It is an unpredictable, ruckus velcro-type gated fuzz with a nasty, gnarly and buzzy tone with ripping textures. Thanks to a cleverly-used gating effect, the sustaining notes die quickly with virtually no residual noise." Check out everything about the new pedal at KHDK Electronics.

08/25/16 ESP Re-release Limited Edition KH-Nosferatu [link]
You may remember last year with Kirk teamed up with ESP to make just 13 special limited edition Nosferatu themed guitars. Well according to MixDownMag, ESP have released another 300 of them! There are still some available, so hurry!

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