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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.


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.

Metallica today announced that they will reissue their first two albums Kill ‘Em All and Ride The Lightning on April 15th.  Both albums have been remastered for the most advanced sound quality and will be available in three formats – CD, vinyl, and Deluxe Box set. Both Deluxe Box sets include original source material from the band’s personal collection with many never before heard OR seen recordings, along with a book including rare photos and essays from those who were there.


metallica_beyond-magneticReview by Ryan Mavity
OK, Metallica, I’m back on the bandwagon. You bastards know me too well.

After their well-intentioned but disastrous collaboration with Lou Reed, Lulu, Metallica needed the metal equivalent of makeup sex with its fan base.

To do that, the band held a 30th anniversary show in San Francisco complete with a star-studded guest list—which included reuniting with Dave Mustaine and Jason Newsted—and released Beyond Magnetic, a four-song EP of songs cut from the band’s recent comeback album, 2008’s Death Magnetic. (more…)

metallica_luluReview by Ryan Mavity
Here it is at last, Loutallica: The Album.

Lou Reed and Metallica have jumped the gun on their Nov. 1 release date by making the album available on their website. Here now, are my impressions … (more…)


Photos by Greg Maki (more…)

James Hetfield of Metallica

James Hetfield of Metallica

Metallica live photos
Review by Greg Maki
Long ago, Metallica secured its place in music history. Its first four albums, released between 1983 and 1988, are the gold standard in metal; the self-titled “black album” (1991) has sold more than 20 million copies; and later this year, they will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (more…)