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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_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…)

"All in the Suicidal Family with guitarist Mike Clark"

“All in the Suicidal Family with guitarist Mike Clark”

“Welcome to the Church of Suicidal!”

How can you be a fan of punk, metal or hardcore without hearing of the original skate-thrash crossovers,Suicidal Tendencies? Led by outspoken, take-no-shit vocalist “Cyco” Mike Muir, this was a band that spoke out to a generation of skater punks and street kids in the early ’80s, when no one else did. Suicidal rose to fame out of Venice, Calif., with anthems like “Institutionalized,” “Possessed to Skate,” “You Can’t Bring Me Down” and “Send Me Your Money.”

Of course, with any band that’s been around for over two decades, they’ve had their share of controversy, lineup and stylistic changes, and lengthly hiatuses and comebacks. In fact, the only longtime band member that’s still standing alongside Muir after all these years is guitarist Mike Clark, who’s been with the band since 1987.

Although the band has remained active, releasing a DVD and other things in recent years, we’ve had no new Suicidal material in quite some time. That looks like it’s about to change. Suicidal is pushing its way back, with an 2011 release of all new material and, most recently, No Mercy Fool!/The Suicidal Family, a compilation of re-recorded versions from Suicidal Tendencies’ classic album, Join the Army, along with re-recorded songs from Clark’s resurrected ’80s thrash metal band, No Mercy.

Clark recently checked in with’s Jeff Maki to talk about the new release, the 2011 album and more. (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…)