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Watch Pro-Shot Footage of Metallica’s First Live Performance of “The Frayed Ends of Sanity”

Watch Pro-Shot Footage of Metallica’s First Live Performance of “The Frayed Ends of Sanity”

Remember when we posted that fan-shot footage of Metallica’s first-ever performance of “The Frayed Ends of Sanity”? Well, screw that footage. The thrash masters have just released their own professionally shot, clip of the historic May 28 performance at the Sonisphere Festival in Helsinki, Finland. Until that performance, “The Frayed Ends of Sanity,” which appeared […]

Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer Chad Smith Challenge Metallica’s Lars Ulrich to Drum Battle

Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer Chad Smith Challenge Metallica’s Lars Ulrich to Drum Battle

Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith may have settled their doppelgänger-fueled drummer challenge, but now the two have called out Metallica’s Lars Ulrich next for a second epic drum battle because they claim he also looks like them. “Lars gets pissed because he gets mistaken for both me and Chad Smith,” […]

Video: Watch Metallica’s Entire Rock am Ring Set

Video: Watch Metallica’s Entire Rock am Ring Set

Last night, Metallica headlined the final show of the Rock am Ring festival in Nurburg, Germany. The massive four-day festival also featured a staggering number of bands, from Iron Maiden, Nine Inch Nails and Avenged Sevenfold to Queens of the Stone Age, Linkin Park and the Offspring and many, many more. If you were stuck […]

Video: Watch Footage from Metallica’s “By Request” Set in Oslo, Norway

Video: Watch Footage from Metallica’s “By Request” Set in Oslo, Norway

Metallica has released footage from their recent Oslo performance. It includes the band in a Met Club Meet & Greet, warming up in the Tuning Room, and performing both “Fade to Black” and “For Whom the Bell Tolls” during the show. Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments! […]

Video: Metallica Perform “The Frayed Ends of Sanity” for First Time Ever

Video: Metallica Perform “The Frayed Ends of Sanity” for First Time Ever

Last night (May 28), Metallica performed “The Frayed Ends of Sanity,” a 1988 …And Justice For All track, for the first time ever. You can check out some fan-filmed footage below. The show, which was part of the Metallica By Request series of gigs, took place at the Sonisphere Festival in Helsinki, Finland. “The Frayed […]

Viral Video of the Day: Top 10 All-Time Worst First Pitches

Viral Video of the Day: Top 10 All-Time Worst First Pitches

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich threw out the first pitch this past Friday at San Francisco’s AT&T park as part of the Giants’ “Metallica Night”…and, well, let’s just say it wasn’t a strike, as you can see right here. That said, he didn’t do nearly as bad as the celebs in the ESPN video below. Maria Carey, […]

The Order of Apollyon Release Death-Metal Cover of Metallica’s “Creeping Death” — Listen

The Order of Apollyon Release Death-Metal Cover of Metallica’s “Creeping Death” — Listen

The Order of Apollyon, the black/death metal project featuring current/former members of Aborted, Carcass, Akercocke and Cradle Of Filth, have posted their take on Metallica’s “Creeping Death.” Check it out via the SoundCloud player below. “Something like two years ago, we entered the BST Studio and began working on what would become our second album,” […]

Metallica’s James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett Perform National Anthem at San Francisco Giants Game

Metallica’s James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett Perform National Anthem at San Francisco Giants Game

This past Friday, Metallica visited San Francisco’s AT&T park as part of the Giants’ “Metallica Night.” Guitarists James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett opened the game by playing “The Star-Spangled Banner,” drummer Lars Ulrich threw out the first pitch, and Hetfield also announced the Giants’ starting lineup. You can check out videos of the activities below.

Rob Zombie Covers Metallica’s “Enter Sandman”

Rob Zombie Covers Metallica’s “Enter Sandman”

Rob Zombie–who recently won the Best Live Band award at the 2014 Revolver Golden Gods–covered Metallica’s classic “Enter Sandman” during his band’s concert at the Myrtle Beach House of Blues on April 29th. Check it out below (the song begins around the 1:30 mark) and let us know what you think in the comments.

Interview: Lars Ulrich on Metallica’s “Ronnie Rising Medley” Off the Ronnie James Dio Tribute Album, This is Your Life

Interview: Lars Ulrich on Metallica’s “Ronnie Rising Medley” Off the Ronnie James Dio Tribute Album, This is Your Life

Earlier today, Metallica premiered their contribution to the forthcoming Ronnie James Dio tribute album This is Your Life. Titled “Ronnie Rising Medley,” the track features the Rainbow songs “A Light in the Black,” “Tarot Woman,” “Stargazer,” and “Kill the King”–you can stream it right here. A few weeks ago, our writer Dan Epstein talked to […]