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James Hetfield of Metallica

LIVE PHOTOS: Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat
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Review by Greg Maki
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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…)

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Ozzfest 2006. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

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Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

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Rock on the Range 2011. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

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Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

Burn Halo

Burn Halo

It didn’t take long for vocalist James Hart to find his way following the breakup of Eighteen Visions in early 2007. He quickly found himself writing the songs—real rock songs with catchy hooks, guitar solos and an almost nostalgic good-time vibe—that make up the debut album by his new band, Burn Halo. It has not been an easy road—Island initially signed the band, then chose not to release the record—but the band has been on tour since late 2008, and the self-titled album finally will hit stores March 31. Prior to a recent show supporting Rev Theory at the Recher Theatre in Towson, Md., Hart sat down with Live Metal’s Greg Maki to discuss Burn Halo’s inception and more. (more…)