Congratulations to Jakarta Governor–and outspoken metalhead–Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who received 53.13 percent of the vote in Indonesia’s presidential election and was declared the winner. His rival Prabowo Subianto only received 46.85%. Widodo is expected to be inaugurated on October 20. The newly elected prez is known for loving bands such as Metallica, Lamb of God, […]
Recently, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich spoke to U.K.’s Mirror about the band’s current healthy lifestyle and how he quit his cocaine habit 10 years ago. Ulrich said, “In the early days, I’d always get drunk way faster than the other guys. I realized that if there was a little bit of cocaine involved I could […]
Metallica Release Official Footage of July 8 Prague Performance, Including “Orion” and “St. Anger” — Video
The good folks over at MetallicaTV have posted official footage from the band’s July 8 performance in Prague. The clip features backstage footage of the band warming up, plus concert performances of “Orion” and “St. Anger.” The band are in typically fine form in this video, which you can see below:
Of course you remember Metallica’s new SportsCenter commercial, which was posted pretty much everywhere on July 14. Well, the folks at ESPN have posted the sequel! Actually, it’s just the blooper reel from the commercial shoot, but it’s pretty damn funny. It’s also a minute longer than the actual commercial! Check it out below — […]
Iron Maiden, Metallica, Slayer, Mastodon, and many more rocked Sonisphere U.K. in early July. Photographer Javier Bragado was on hand to catch all the action. Check out the photos he captured for us below–you can also follow him on Twitter and Facebook.
Watch the hilarious new commercial!
Kirk Von Hammett Toys will present the Famous Zombies Jr. limited-edition toy at the year’s San Diego Comic Con. The green Hammett figure will be available exclusively at San Diego Comic Con, and Kirk will be signing the toy itself at the Nuclear Blast Records/Stern Pinball/JSR merch SDCC booth 503 on Friday July 25th from […]
Check out fingerstyle guitarist Kelly Valleau as he delivers his own rendition of Metallica’s “Fade To Black.” What might be most impressive about this video is Valleau’s ability to play Hammett’s solo while picking through the chord changes at the same time. Watch for yourself!
Lady Gaga performed this weekend at Canada’s Festival D’étét, and she tweeted a photo with a caption that read, “those little dots are fans, and that’s our stage and lights beaming from the center. Unreal 90,000 ppl showed up! What a magical night #artraveQuebec.” Problem is, that wasn’t her crowd–it was Metallica’s audience way back […]
Tool’s Adam Jones, Metallica, Slash, Zakk Wylde, and more take on “The Star-Spangled Banner”!