Metallica

Metallica's Lars Ulrich Offers Health Update After James Hetfield Enters Rehab

In a new interview, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has offered an update on the health of frontman James Hetfield , who re-entered rehab last month to address his struggle with addiction. “He's doing what he needs to,” Lars tells USA Today . “He's in the process of healing himself." "I feel bad for...
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Kirk Hammett Has 'Really Kick-A**, Great' Material for Next Metallica Album

Kirk Hammett has talked openly about being more than ready to contribute to a new Metallica album, and he’s not backing off that claim at all. There will be an 11th studio LP sometime in the next few years, and Hammett hopes to play a major role in it. The guitarist hopped in the passenger seat for...
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Metallica to Headline 5 U.S. Festivals in 2020

Metallica will headline five U.S. festivals in 2020: Epicenter, Welcome to Rockville, Sonic Temple, Louder Than Life, and Aftershock. The announcement is the payoff for the countdown clock the band teased earlier this week. Metallica will play on two nights of each festival – all produced by the...
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What is Metallica Counting Down To?

Metallica fans’ heads are spinning faster than the descending numbers on a cryptic website launched by the band. Metallica’s social media directs users to metallicaxx.com, where there’s nothing but a flickering countdown clock on a black background. The clock is set to hit zero on Thursday, and...
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Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi Shows Support For Metallica's James Hetfield

Tony Iommi has J ames Hetfield ’s back. The legendary Black Sabbath guitarist is showing support for the Metallica frontman as he enters rehab. “My best out to James Hetfield,” Iommi posted on Facebook. “You’ve done the right thing seeking help - I’m thinking of you my friend and wishing you all...
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Metallica Cancels Shows as James Hetfield Returns to Rehab

Metallica has announced that their frontman James Hetfield continues to struggle with addiction, and has decided to re-enter rehab. The move has forced the band to cancel an upcoming string of tour dates in Australia and New Zealand. “As most of you probably know, our brother James has been...
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Is Metallica the Biggest Touring Act Ever?

With ten studio albums under their belts, countless world tours, and even the record for being the first artists to perform on all seven continents, it's no mistake to say that Metallica is one of the most popular bands of all time. Now data from Pollstar claims that Metallica is statistically the...
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Metallica Shares New Trailer for 'S&M2'

In 1999, Metallica released S&M , a one-of-a-kind live album in which the band, along with the San Francisco Symphony, performed 20 songs from their catalog. There was also an instrumental cover of "The Ecstasy of Gold" by film composer Ennio Morricone . In celebration of S&M 's 20th...
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Metallica Donates $279,000 to Romanian Children's Hospital

Metallica rocked Romania this week, and also left the European nation with a special gift. The heavy metal legends have donated $279,000 to help build the first pediatric oncology and radiotherapy hospital in the country. The money will go to Daruieste Viata (The Give Life Association). “The...
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James Hetfield Calls Woman Who Used Metallica Music to Scare off Cougar

The story of a Canadian woman using Metallica music to scare off a cougar has made its way all the way back to the band. Guitarist Kirk Hammett posted an article about it on his Facebook page, and now lead singer James Hetfield has called Denise Gallant to talk about it. Gallant was walking her dog...
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