Thursday, 30 December 2010

Metallica Wrap Up Massive World Tour

Two year long World Magnetic Tour on Sunday had been wrapped up by Metallica with the third of three shows at Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena.

The numbers are impressive...Metallica issued the following tour summary: "The World Magnetic tour crossed 45 countries, 143 arena shows, 34 festival shows, 29 stadium shows, 4 club/theater shows, three tv/radio shows, two hall of fame shows, 3790 songs, and not a single setlist was the same."

That's 216 shows in 992 days. The tour opened with a European promo show on September 12, 2008 in Berlin, and hit virtually every corner of the globe

Friday, 24 December 2010

Metallica are set to perform in Sonisphere Festival

American heavy metal band Metallica are set to perform in Sonisphere Festival on coming July. The band have Magnetic worldwide tour which completed two years, will be headlining the festival alongside Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax - collectively known as the 'big four'.

Metallica's Lars Ulrich said: "I am beyond psyched that the first 'big four' show in Western Europe will take place on the hallowed grounds of Knebworth, where so many unique and special gigs have happened over the years - there is simply no better venue for a European round two of the big four!!

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Metallica Become Set For Families Friendly

Now James Hetfield is a family member says that Metallica's concert have changed.
Hetfield says during the current interview with Pulse Of Radio, the band has cut their cover of Anti-Nowhere League's "So What"to inhibit vulgarity on stage, he explains, "Since I've had kids the show's become more family-friendly as far as the language goes. We haven't played 'So What' in a while — there are too many words that just ain't right. My son's heard them all, but I don't need to promote them".
According to Hetfield they make Metallica a family matter they can, even bringing his children out on the path, he said, "There's this thing called school, which sucks. But we yanked them on the last leg of the tour when we did Japan because they'd never been there. My voice does get a little loud at home sometimes. But I'm learning it doesn't necessarily get anything done."

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Metallica's made live show ''more family-friendly''

James Hetfield is the Metallica singer has made "more family-friendly" live shows since becoming a parent.

Guitarist of metallica and singer doesn't want to play because he has a son and two daughters.

James told to the Australian TV show , "Since I've had kids the show's become more family-friendly as far as the language goes. We haven't played 'So What' in a while - there are too many words that just aren't right. My son's heard them all, but I don't need to promote them."

James added: "Now and then I get an email from iTunes saying, 'Here's what your son bought'. He loves the Ramones, AC/DC, the Red Hot Chili Peppers right now. He buys some Metallica stuff - I saw 'I Disappear', 'Unforgiven' and 'Enter Sandman' on there. He actually bought them. I'm like, 'Dude, how are you going to pay for these?'"

Metallica have currently accomplished their world tour in help of previous album 'Death Magnetic'.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Metallica Smashes Britney Spears Record

Two world magnetic tour has been recently wrapped up by Metallica,the tour which also extended his stay in Australia to perform the extra show which creates some history as well.

Metallica smashed the ticket sales record at Sydney's Acer Arena, selling 74,244 tickets over four sell-out dates in September and November,reported Billboard.

Metallica's feat at the 21,000-capacity arena eclipsed the previous record of 66,247 set by Britney Spears over four nights on her Circus tour in November 2009

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Metallica New Album Is Expected Next Year

The band will start working on new album for next year confirmed by Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich.

Ulrich tells Pulse Radio that bandmates James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo "really want to begin writing" the follow-up to 2008's Death Magnetic.

And the Enter Sandman hitmakers are clearing their schedules to hit the studio in the spring.

Ulrich says, "There's a bunch of balls in the air for 2011. But I think the main one is we really want to get back to writing again. We haven't really written since, what, 2006, 2007 and we want to get back to kind of just being creative again.

"Right now we are going to just chill out and then probably start up again in, I'd say, March or April. And start probably putting the creative cap back on and start writing some songs."

Friday, 12 November 2010

Metallica to work on new album in 2011

After the non-stop two years successful tour by Metallica which ends in Melbourne on November 21st. The Bay Area metal legends have a great chance to sit back and relax and take care of important matters. You know, important matters like writing a new album.

The band has decided that after the rest of couple of months and spending some time with there friends and family they will then come back together in March or April and get back to writing.Other than an appearance at the Rock in Rio festival down in Brazil,there is no word on any other tour for next year Ulrich did give more validity to a rumored Big Four tour.

"The vibe on this thing is so big, we'd be stupid to ignore it,” he said.

It won’t necessarily be next year but he was very adamant that it would very likely be in the next couple of years.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Metallica's Heartwarming Meet-And-Greet

Metallica's made a dream come true for a cancer-stricken fan's on Oct(10) after inviting the teenager backstage at a show in New Zealand.

Jed Roberts, who is battling acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, was stunned to learn bosses at charitable foundation Make-A-Wish New Zealand had arranged for him to meet his idols before their Auckland concert on 14 October (10).

The 17 year old admits he felt "nervous, excited... and I couldn't really wait for the night" but almost missed out on the meet-and-greet after his condition worsened.

His father Dean says, "Jed knew what he wanted. I was very proud of him."

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Metallica Come to Guitar Hero

The makers of Guitar Hero and Rock Band are locked in a heated battle to give their customers the most music.

Owners of Guitar Hero: Metallica will be able to 39 songs import to their new copy of Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, Activision said Tuesday. The importable songs include a whole curve of Metallica tunes and a handful of the better, tacked on tracks from acts like Kyuss, Mastodon, Diamond Head and Mercyful Fate.

This move puts pressure on Harmonix, which will exactly announce its own deal for importing tracks from Rock Band 2 to Rock Band 3. It also serves as a sly reminder that we’ll probably never play the fantastic music from The Beatles: Rock Band in Rock Band 3.

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is the sixth proper sequel to Activision’s popular rhythm action series. The new game brings a customizable guitar peripheral, fantasy themed superpowers for the in game musicians, a playable original composition by Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine and a CD featuring Soundgarden’s greatest hits.

Friday, 23 July 2010

Metallica's latest album 'Death Magnetic' In US

"Death Magnetic", Latest album for Metallica, was officially certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on June 28, 2010 for shipments in the United States in excess of two million copies.
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich told The Pulse of Radio in an October 2008 interview that he didn't understand the controversy that had broken out over the audio quality of "Death Magnetic" shortly after the LP's release. Some fans and publications had accused the group and producer Rick Rubin of mixing the album at such a loud volume that the music is distorted and difficult to listen to. But Ulrich said that he's more than glad with the way it turned out. "I listen to this record, and I listen to it every couple of days," he said. "And when I hear it, it puts a smile on my face and it blows me away, and I don't understand what people are talking about. Somebody told me the other day that there were 12,000 people that had signed a petition to remix the record. We've sold two and a half million copies (worldwide) of 'Death Magnetic'. You do the math yourself."
A number of fans said online that they prefer the versions of the CD's tracks prepared for the Guitar Hero video game, which are mixed differently.
Ted Jensen, the engineer who mastered the album at Sterling Sound in New York, responded to fan complaints that the CD is too loud and the audio is pushed to distortion levels by writing, "I'm certainly sympathetic to your reaction, I get to slam my head against that brick wall every day. In this case the mixes were already brick walled before they arrived at my place. Suffice to say I would never be pushed to overdrive things as far as they are here. Believe me, I'm not proud to be associated with this one, and we can only hope that some good will come from this in some form of backlash against volume above all else."
Mastering is the process of preparing and transferring recorded audio from a source containing the final mix to a data storage device, the "master," from which all copies will be produced.
Blame for the sound quality has been laid at the feet of the band itself, producer Rick Rubin and his recording engineer, Greg Fidelman.
Metallica will end the "Death Magnetic" world tour later this fall with shows in Australia and New Zealand before taking a break.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

''Some Kind Of Monster' film was a stupid idea', Metallica's Lars Ulrich

Metallica's Lars Ulrich has said that in retrospect he thinks it was "stupid" of the band to allow themselves to be filmed for 2004 documentary Some Kind Of Monster. The drummer told the Sydney Herald Sun that the film, which followed the band during the making of their 2003 album 'St. Anger', was a "mindfuck". They were receiving group therapy at the time."Every time I see Noel Gallagher he quotes lines from that movie back to me," he said. "That thing has taken on a life of its own. I had to live that shit for three fucking years! The whole thing was a mindfuck."He added: "I am aware a lot of other musicians seem to have lived a lot of those moments. They weren't necessarily stupid enough to film them like we were and share them with the rest of the world."

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Metallica: Announce 2nd Chch gig

A second Christchurch show Metallica have announced show before tickets for their first show officially go on sale yet.
Because of overwhelming demand from South Island fans during recent pre sale for Metallica's show on September 22, they have announced another show at the CBS Canterbury Arena for September 21.
The announcement comes after fierce online attempts by fans to purchase tickets. MetClub members found the site overloaded. All Visa pre sale tickets to the September 22 were snapped up in 15 minutes despite costing $179.90 plus a whopping $20 booking fee. The Press received dozens of calls from irate fans, unable to purchase tickets from the Ticketek site or by phone with both immediately overloaded when they went on sale at noon yesterday.
Tickets to both shows are available during the MyTicketek pre sale which is available now.
Tickets, limited to four per buyer, go on general sale at 9am on Thursday.
Owner of Real Groovy Christchurch, Paul Huggins, is pleased to hear of another show.
That will make a lot of people glad. We have had people in here who don't have credit cards or are young fans and they said they were going to start queuing outside the door from 3am on Thursday. Even then I didn't like their opportunities of getting tickets. Now it looks like they will.''
Perhaps inspired by the success of Metallica fan Andrea Grom's Facebook page Bring Metallica to Christchurch which has 21,556 members, other Facebook pages have emerged, including Bring 30 Seconds to Mars to Christchurch.
Metallica will now begin the first leg of their Australasian World Magnetic Tour in Melbourne on September 15 and 16, before heading onto Sydney on September 18, then to Christchurch.
The American heavy metal band will then continue on to Japan before returning to Australasia in October and November for their 15 sold out arena shows.
Performing for over two hours, Metallica will feature material drawn from throughout their career including their recent album Death Magnetic.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Metallica: Ulrich Delighted With Movie Debut

METALLICA star LARS ULRICH jumped at the opportunity to make his acting debut in new movie GET HIM TO THE GREEK - because he relished the challenge of relinquishing "control" on the movie set.
The Danish drummer stepped up to play himself in the new comedy alongside Russell Brand, Jonah Hill and Sean 'Diddy' Combs.
Ulrich admits acting in a film was a completely alien experience, but he enjoying being bossed around by the director.
He tells the Sonisphere festival web site, "I got a call from manager (sic) saying that the people who made Forgetting Sarah Marshall were making a new movie with some of the same people and they asked if I would be interested in playing myself. Forgetting Sarah Marshall is really one of my favourite movies from the last couple of years. I thought it was actually well written, actually well directed and the gang involved in it are all great people so I thought it would be interesting to be part of that...
"So I flew down to L.A. and did as I was told for two days. It's always fun to go into other areas and worlds that are unknown. The world of Metallica and the world of music we know so well and we control all the elements of it. You walk onto a movie set, you have to do as you're told and do it with a smile and just play along. It's fun to forfeit control and just be part of a ride like that."

Friday, 25 June 2010

Family Reunion to Metallica

Megadeth's David Ellefson comments on the Big Four of Thrash (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax) sharing the stage together and how it was a bit of a family reunion: "I've always got along well with them. I was never in Metallica so I like them. I think they're great. I've always liked them as guys, I thought they were cool, their band rocks, their records are great. They're just a ferocious live band," he tells Sonisphere.
"As far as the obvious with our whole band and all the bands, honestly, it's great. Metallica have risen to such huge success, it's very cool of them that they would move themselves off of their perch of iconic celebrity to just come back down to this scene of metal, which we've all created together. They've been able to move far away from this scene many years ago through the records they made and the songs that they wrote, which I always admired because most bands can't.
"All four of us have a very different sound even though we all came out of the same gene pool musically and to some degree we all kind of end up as a branch off the Metallica family tree. I mean Dave was in Metallica, I played with Dave, Kerry King played with Megadeth. We're all part of the Metallica fist in some shape or form. It's cool. It's sort of like a family reunion, which is very healthy and a lot of fun."

Monday, 14 June 2010

Another Big Four Show Metallica Announce With Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax

Another Big Show Metallica Announce With Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax was a top story in Feb. Here is the recap: Metallica announced on Thursday that even more fans will have the opportunity to look the Big Four of Thrash share the same stage this summer. Here is the announcement:
We're back . . . and as promised, more tour dates to tell you about with the addition of a Sonisphere show in Athens, Greece on June 24, 2010 at Terra Vibe Park.
We'll be there as part of the "Big Four" of 'Tallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax along with our friends from Mastodon and Bullet For My Valentine. Keep watching here as we'll have the remaining Sonisphere dates for you next week

Thursday, 10 June 2010

At a cinema Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth

In quite possibly the heaviest of heavyweight meetings since Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt met in Yalta in 1945 to re-draw Europe's map, the Big Four of Metal -- that'll be Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth -- are about to embark on an ear-splitting tour of Europe. From June through until August they will be featured on the Sonisphere touring festival and, as any self-respecting headbanger knows, this the first time the bands have shared a bill anywhere in the world. Ever.And while European fans will delight at the prospect of the touring levelling their locality, global fans have had to look on envy. But not anymore -- on June 22, Team Sonisphere are to redress the balance by broadcasting the four bands' performances from Bulgaria via satellite, live and in high definition into cinemas around the world. Clearly enthused by the prospect of reaching a global audience via the wonders of digital communication, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich gushed in a statement on CMU, "Who would have thought that more than 25 years after its inception, thrash metal's Big Four would not only still be around, be more popular than ever, playing shows together at stadiums all over Europe, and on top of that, coming to a movie theatre near you in high definition (for better or worse!)? Bring it on!"

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Metallica confirm Australian tour

Heavy metal supergroup Metallica , have confirmed they are headed Down Under.
The gods of hard rock will bring their World Magnetic Tour to New Zealand on October 13, before kicking off their Australian tour in Brisbane on October 18.
"We know, we know, it has been WAY too long since we visited this part of the world, but we're here to tell you that it is game on!!!" the band wrote on their website today.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Metallica and Black Sabbath team up !

Metallica and Black Sabbath are teaming up for a special one-off joint release.The rock legends are both contributing a track to a 12-inch vinyl single which will be limited to just 1000 copies.

The release features the UNKLE remix of Metallica's 'Frantic' and a version of Black Sabbath's 'Paranoid' with alternative lyrics.

The record is being released to mark UK Record Store Day and will only be available on April 17.

Monday, 8 March 2010

Two More Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax Shows

The "Big Four Sonisphere" tour, featuring Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax, has added two more stops to their European trek. The all-star metal tour will now also make its way to Sofia, Bulgaria, on June 22 and Istanbul, Turkey, on June 27.Metallica commented on its website about the two new shows: "Both shows will include the Big Four of 'Tallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax along with very special guests Heaven & Hell.""There is one more Sonisphere show on the calendar," the band added. "We'll be back here with the details shortly."The upcoming tour dates are as follows:
3/5 Estadio Mateo Flores Guatemala City, Guatemala
3/7 Saprissa Stadium San Jose, Costa Rica
3/8 Plaza Figali Panama City, Panama
3/10 Park Simon Bolivar Bogota, Columbia
3/12 La Rinconada Caracas, Venezuela
3/14 Coliseo de Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico
4/13 Telenor Arena Oslo, Norway
4/14 Telenor Arena Oslo, Norway
4/17 Riga Arena Riga, Latvia
4/18 Saku Suurhall Tallinn, Estonia
4/20 Siemens Arena Vilnius, Lithuania

Monday, 1 February 2010

Metallica saddened by death of fan

Metallica have said they were "profoundly saddened" to hear that a fan who went missing during one of their shows has been found dead.

The rockers posted condolences on their website, saying their thoughts were with the family and friends of Morgan Harrington, 20, whose remains have been found three months after she disappeared while attending the band's gig in Virginia.

The band said: "Our most sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of Morgan Dana Harrington, the 20-year-old Virginia Tech student who was last seen while attending our concert at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA."