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Viral Video: Rob Scallon Plays Metallica's "Master of Puppets" — on Banjo

Viral Video: Rob Scallon Plays Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” — on Banjo

Chicago-based guitarist Rob Scallon is, as we’ve shown in the past, the guy who covers Slayer and Cannibal Corpse songs with banjos and ukuleles. Now, as part of what he’s calling “May-tallica,” Rob has posted a banjo cover of Metallica’s “Master of Puppets,” with a keytar solo, to boot! As he says: “Master of banjos I’m […]

Watch Metallica Kick Off Intimate Record Store Day Set with "Helpless"

Watch Metallica Kick Off Intimate Record Store Day Set with “Helpless”

Metallica served as the official ambassadors of Record Store Day 2016, which took place Saturday, April 16, and they marked the event by playing an intimate show for roughly 375 fans at Berkeley’s Rasputin Music. They opened the nine-song set with a run through of the deep cut “Helpless,” a cover a Diamond Head tune that […]

List: Five Metal Versions of the National Anthem at Baseball Games

List: Five Metal Versions of the National Anthem at Baseball Games

Earlier this week was Opening Day of the 2016 Major League Baseball season. To celebrate the beginning of another year of pitchers and catchers, here are five memorable metal renditions of the “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Because what would a baseball game be without beer, hot dogs and shredding guitars? 1. Metallica Dressed in matching Giants […]

Metallica Premiere Remastered Version of "The Four Horsemen"

Metallica Premiere Remastered Version of “The Four Horsemen”

Metallica have premiered a remastered version of “The Four Horsemen,” from the upcoming deluxe reissue of their 1983 debut, ‘Kill ‘Em All.’ As previously reported, both ‘Kill ‘Em All’ and 1984’s ‘Ride the Lightning’ have been remastered and will be available in three formats: CD, vinyl and deluxe box set. The deluxe box sets include original source material […]

Metallica Premiere Previously Unreleased "Am I Evil? / Motorbreath" 1985 Live Performances

Metallica Premiere Previously Unreleased “Am I Evil? / Motorbreath” 1985 Live Performances

In advance of the upcoming ‘Kill ‘Em All’ and ‘Ride the Lightning’ deluxe reissues, Metallica have released live versions of “Am I Evil?” and “Motorbreath,” recorded on March 15, 1985 at the Kabuki Theatre in San Francisco. As previously reported, both albums has been remastered and will be available in three formats: CD, vinyl and deluxe box set. The deluxe […]

Metallica Announce Details of Deluxe 'Kill 'Em All,' 'Ride the Lightning' Reissues

Metallica Announce Details of Deluxe ‘Kill ‘Em All,’ ‘Ride the Lightning’ Reissues

Metallica will release deluxe editions of their first two album, ‘Kill ‘Em All’ and ‘Ride the Lightning’ on April 15. Each album has been remastered and will be available in three formats: CD, vinyl and deluxe box set. The deluxe box sets include original source material from the band’s personal collection with many never-before heard-or-seen […]

List: Five Awesome Metal Cameos on TV Shows

List: Five Awesome Metal Cameos on TV Shows

This has been a good week for metal cameos on TV shows: on Sunday, Metallica appeared on the new Showtime series ‘Billions,’ and on February 11, Glenn Danzig will make his comedic debut on ‘Portlandia.’ But these are hardly the only times metal musicians have acted on TV. Below, check out five more non-performing TV […]

Watch Metallica’s Full ‘The Night Before’ Performance at AT&T Park

Watch Metallica’s Full ‘The Night Before’ Performance at AT&T Park

Metallica’s entire ‘The Night Before’ concert at AT&T Park in San Francisco is now available online. The band staged the show on February 6, one day before Super Bowl 50. The setlist was as follows: The Ecstasy of Gold (intro) Creeping Death For Whom the Bell Tolls Fuel King Nothing Ride the Lightning The Unforgiven […]

List: Ten Epic Live Black Sabbath Covers

List: Ten Epic Live Black Sabbath Covers

Black Sabbath kicked off their farewell “The End” tour last week, and if the band is to be believed, it truly is the end for the band. By now, of course, it’s accepted fact that the Sabs are arguably the most influential act in heavy metal history. As such, many, many bands have covered their songs […]

Phil Anselmo and Dave Grohl Lead All-Star Dimebag Tribute With Members of Metallica, Slayer and More

Phil Anselmo and Dave Grohl Lead All-Star Dimebag Tribute With Members of Metallica, Slayer and More

Dimebash 2016, an all-star tribute to the late Dimebag Darrell of Pantera, rocked Hollywood’s Lucky Strike Live last Friday night. The event included appearances by Dave Grohl, Pantera’s Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown, plus Gary Holt, Robb Flynn, Slayer’s Dave Lombardo, Metallica’s Robert Trujillo and more. Besides several Pantera covers, the night included a tribute […]