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Metallica today announced its WorldWired 2017 North American tour in support of its new album, Hardwired … to Self-Destruct. The WorldWired 2017 tour is produced by Live Nation and kicks off on May 10 in Baltimore, Maryland, at M&T Bank Stadium. The tour will crisscross its way across North America into the summer, marking the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy Award-winning band’s first proper North American tour since 2009. Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat will be the main support acts for the tour run. See inside for a list of all confirmed dates.

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Anthrax, from left: Charlie Benante, Frank Bello, Scott Ian, Joey Belladonna, Jon Donais

By Greg Maki
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On the business side, it might be harder for a band to exist now than it ever has been. But in the world of hard rock and metal, that hasn’t stopped countless acts from releasing album after album of quality material. Anyone who says there’s no good music today hasn’t looked past the FM dial. The previous year was one of the strongest in recent memory, highlighted by a number of veteran acts releasing albums that stand up to the best of their impressive back catalogues and newer bands still carving out names for themselves. Here are my favorites of 2016. (more…)

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Metallica’s recent Aug. 20th gig in Minneapolis, Minnesota celebrated the opening of city’s U.S. Bank Stadium, the new home of the Minnesota Vikings. Pandora live-streamed the show, which was opened by Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat for the stadium’s inaugural rock concert. U.S. Bank Stadium holds a massive 70,000 people and the concert was completely sold out. Well, if you missed the stream, Pandora is giving fans the chance to stream the entire live show for free at this location. The band’s set-list included the classics, “Creeping Death” and “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” later cuts like “The Memory Remains” and Metallica’s brand new song, “Hardwired” from its upcoming November 18th album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct.