Thursday, 29 October 2009

Metallica: Metallica Offers Help In Search For Missing Fan

In the search for Morgan Dana Harrington Metallica is attempting to help, the Virginia Tech college student last seen at a concert staged by the band this past Saturday (March 17). The Harrington 20 year old went missing just prior to the group’s taking the stage at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville.
“We encourage anyone who has any information regarding Morgan's disappearance to please come forward,” says the band, in a new post on their website. “Additionally, if you or anyone you know shot video footage or took photos of the concert or audience, please check to see if there is anyone in your photos who might resemble Morgan.”
The post includes photos of Harrington and includes a physical description, as well as details regarding what the student was wearing at the time of her disappearance.
As reported by the Roanoke Times, Harrington drove to the concert with her roommate and another friend, and inexplicably left the venue just prior the show. Her cell phone and her purse were later found outside the stadium, and her car was still in the parking lot.
“We are deeply concerned …,” Metallica says. “Our thoughts are with Morgan and her family for her safe return.”

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Missing College Student to Metallica Aids Search

Metallica has pledged $50,000 to aid in the search for 20 year old Morgan Dana Harrington, who was last seen Oct. 17 outside the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va., following a concert by the venerable metal band.
The reward for her safe return now stands at $150,000, the bulk of which has been put up by Harrington's parents. On Tuesday, the couple will appear on Today to make a plea for help in finding their daughter. They have also set up a website,
The 20 year old attended the concert with friends, but after getting separated called them to say she was outside the arena, couldn't get back in and would try to find another way home.
Her phone and purse were found the next day in the parking lot of the venue.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Play European Shows Next Summer To AC/DC?

Classic Rock are speculating that European shows are set for next June.
According to Classic Rock, there are reports that AC/DC have agreed to play two shows in Turin, Italy next June and that the legendary rockers will add at least one UK gig to their itinerary.
A UK show in June, you say?

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

After Metallica concert, Police in Va. college student vanishes

Police are looking for a Virginia Tech student who got separated from her friends at a Metallica concert Saturday and hasn’t been seen since.
Police are looking for 20 year old Morgan Dana Harrington, who was last seen near the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville. Her parents say they talk to her every day and her disappearance is very out of character.
Mom Gil Harrington said at a news conference Monday that she and her husband need to know where their daughter is and get her home safe as soon as possible.
Police say Harrington was wearing a black T-shirt with “Pantera” across the front in tan letters, a black mini skirt, black tights and black knee-high boots.
She has long blonde hair, blue eyes, is 5-foot-6 and weighs about 120 pounds.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

iPhone application for fans Metallica launches

LONDON: American heavy metal band Metallica has launched a new iPhone application to allow fans to listen recordings live show on the move.

The band has teamed up with Apple to allow subscribers access to its website, which offers fans song downloads from 269 of their concerts with an access to the Live Metallica application for just 99 cents, reports iPhone users who have accounts on the band's site can download the tracks they've bought to their Apple phones and fans will even be allowed the latest songs for free. "In our ongoing efforts to be of service and give you as many options as possible in the digital era, we asked the brainiacs that help us out with to come up with a super cool iPhone application that creates a streaming interface to your LiveMetallica account," read a statement on the band's website. Frontman James Hetfield added: "It's about time, and I think it's the right move."

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Live Metallica Goes “Live” in iPhone App Store

Metallica has just released Live Metallica [$0.99 - iTunes Link], their very own companion application to go along with their website. With it fans can purchase official recordings of each and every single live gig since 2004 and listen to the latest concert streaming for free.
Purchase the app, log into your existing account or register as a new user, and voila . . . every gig you’ve purchased is there under the “listen” tab, along with a free stream of the latest show on the tour! You can listen to samples of over 5,300 live songs from close to 300 shows, and if you hear something you like, purchase it through the app and it will automatically stream on your phone . . . of course you can download your purchase to your computer later at your leisure. Shows from the free “Vault” section of the site are always streaming, and you can check out photos and notes from almost every show going back to 2004 when the site launched.
Metallica claims to have gotten this idea back in the day when they saw fans bootlegging their shows and figured they would make it more convenient by doing the recording themselves and cashing in. So you have to pay $0.99 to gain access to yet more content you again will have to pay for to access, minus a few free streams and jpegs of the band.

Monday, 5 October 2009

Metallica to sell individual tracks via site

Since 2004, the rock band Metallica has been selling HQ downloads of all the band's concerts, in MP3 or FLAC, but only as a full album. Today, the band announced that they would begin offering individual MP3s for $0.99, on their site LiveMetallica. Full albums will remain at $9.95 for MP3 and $12.95 for FLAC versions. Metallica adds that there are 270 shows recently available, ranging from 1982 until today. Perhaps more notably, Lars Ulrich (drummer of the band) said that in the future, once their record label contract expires, the pair is open to offering their next album on the Internet, with a donation model, used to perfection by Nine Inch Nails and Radiohead. The move would be a stark contrast to the Metallica of 1999 which almost single handily took down the original P2P client Napster after Ulrich found hundreds of Metallica songs available through the client, for free.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

single-song live download offering Metallica

Metallica has included single song downloads to the website. Instead of buying only entire concerts, fans can pick whatever individual songs they want from any concert they choose from. Every song that the band has recorded in concert since 2004, covering a span of 269 gigs, is available for 99 cents per MP3. Full shows are still $9.95 as MP3 files and $12.95 as higher quality FLAC files. Frontman James Hetfield told us about deciding to release individual songs: (Click to listen if you have a backstage pass) "Yeah, I think the song per song vs. album is kind of a long lost battle, I think. You know, people in the fast food world we live in want what they want, and want it now, and when they're done with it, they're done with it. So yeah, it's about time, and I think it's the right move." was launched in March 2004 and makes downloads available for purchase of every show the band has played since then, often within hours of the gig's finale. More than 300,000 downloads have been purchased at the site since its launch. The "Vault" section of the site offers free downloads of shows recorded before 2004. More shows will crop up at the site in upcoming weeks, since Metallica just launched a new North American tour last month. The band next plays in Tampa, Florida on October 3rd, with dates booked through mid-December.