Posts Tagged ‘Metallica’

Lars Ulrich of Metallica

While Greg meticulously edits and preps our upcoming Rock on the Range band photo galleries, here are headliners, Metallica performing “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” from the 2017 edition of the festival, which was held in Columbus, Ohio May 19, 20 & 21. Watch it inside! (more…)

Metallica (Photo by Sam Shapiro)

The 11th annual Rock on the Range was the festival’s biggest year yet, with a sellout crowd of 135,000 in attendance May 19, 20 and 21 at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Though the weekend began with challenges due to inclement weather and the unexpected tragedy of Chris Cornell’s passing, in the end the music and performances shone through. Through these challenges, Rock on the Range carried on, sets were rescheduled to accommodate the weather delays, and the weekend was capped by a first-ever ROTR performance from the legendary Metallica. (more…)

James Hetfield of Metallica

LIVE PHOTOS: Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat
Review by Greg Maki
There have been some rough patches here and there, but make no mistake—Metallica still is the best metal band that ever was or will be. On Wednesday, May 10, at the home of the Baltimore Ravens, the most successful band in the history of the genre gave a fiery, powerful performance that almost certainly erased any doubts among the tens of thousands of people who filled the stadium.

A number of factors—the band’s first proper North American tour in eight years, releasing its best album in decades (last year’s Hardwired … to Self-Destruct), the fact that they’re freakin’ Metallica—combined to make this show feel more like an event than any other I’ve attended recently, including multi-day festivals. That this was the first stop on the North American leg of the band’s “WorldWired” tour made the anticipation climb even higher.

Before we even got to Metallica there were two opening acts capable of drawing several thousand fans on their own. (more…)

Performance times have been announced for the sold out Rock on the Range, to held May 19, 20 and 21 at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Rock legends Metallica, Soundgarden and Korn eachwill headline one night of the festival, now in its 11th year. In addition, the full lineup has been announced for the Rolling Rock Comedy Tent, led by Jim Breuer, Nikki Glaser and Tony Hinchcliffe.

Performance times for Rock on the Range are as follows: (more…)

Photos by Greg Maki


Photos by Greg Maki


Photos by Greg Maki (more…)

So Let It Be Written: The Biography of Metallica’s James Hetfield by Mark Eglinton, published by Lesser Gods, is now available for purchase via Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Indies.

Last week, Lesser Gods teamed up with Noisey to give fans an exclusive look at Chapter 6 and photos found inside the text. Photos include Hetfield with the Scorpions and Michael Schenker, Hetfield outside the Metallica Mansion on Carlson Boulevard, and Hetfield with some friends at Kirk Hammett’s bachelor party. Check it out HERE.

After months of speculation from fans and critics, preview pages of the introduction and chapter 1 were released earlier in March on CLRVYNT, HERE. (more…)

Gojira has debuted the official music video for “The Cell,” which is featured on its critically adored new LP, Magma. The video, directed by Drew Cox, sees Gojira delivering a pummeling, dynamic performance captured by a thermal-imaging camera. The official video for “The Cell” is streaming now on Gojira’s YouTube channel. (more…)

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.


The daily band lineups have been revealed for the 11th annual Rock on the Range, America’s premier rock festival, May 19, 20 and 21 at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Tickets for Rock on the Range sold out in record time, just over one month after going on sale, marking the fifth consecutive advance sellout for the festival.

Metallica, Soundgarden and Korn eachwill headline one night of the festival, while the ROTR Rolling Rock Comedy Tent will feature sets from nationally known comedians plus Columbus’s top comedy talent. For more information, visit

The daily band lineup (subject to change) for Rock on the Range is as follows: (more…)

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

By Greg Maki
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…)