Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Metallica explain single US Big Four date

Metallica on their Big Four tour will only play one show at U.S because they don't want to "overstay" their welcome.

Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax will be teamed up with the band,drummer Lars Ulrich says they will only play together in Coachella, California, because they are unsure of the reception they can expect in the US.

He further added, "Listen, we don't wanna cram this down people's throats. We don't wanna sort of overstay the welcome, and we don't know what kind of response there's gonna be to this in America.

"We have a history in Southern California, Slayer has a history in Southern California, Megadeth singer Dave Mustaine has a history in Southern California, so there's a lot of history in California."

He told that if fans of US like the performance of all four band then they will consider to extend their tour which they did last year in Summer at their Eastern European tour.

He explained: "If there is enough demand for it, obviously there's a very strong possibility that there'll be more shows, but we don't wanna overextend the welcome and we also don't wanna turn it into something that becomes this whole nostalgia trip that's gonna sort of be, 'Okay, now it's just gonna be this for the next few years,' and 'Celebrate the past.' So it's a balancing act, you know."

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

METALLICA Guitarist Joins TOOL On Stage

During the Tool band concert at Hawai on 14 Jan,Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett joined band on stage.

Before segueing into the TOOL song "Lateralus",The band play little cover of METALLICA's "Orion".

Hammett previously jammed with TOOL at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center in August 2006.

On November 21,2010 Metallica band finish there 'World Magnetic Tour'with the last of three shows in Melbourne, Australia, bringing to an end a trek that began on September 12, 2008 in Berlin to support the band's ninth studio album, "Death Magnetic".

In 800 days the band played a total of 216 shows.

METALLICA is already confirmed to headline Rock In Rio this September in Brazil. The band will also make several festival appearances in Europe over the summer.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Metallica "Black Album" remains best-selling disc of SoundScan era

Metallica album Metallica "Black Album" after the end of 2010 this album remains the biggest selling album of the SoundScan ear.

The Metallica album made have sold at least 15,620,000 units since SoundScan starts tracking sales in 1991.

Previous year the album claim sales of 120,000, when Shania Twain second ranks Come on Over sales in the ear and Alanis Morissette located at the third position Jagged Little Pill holding.

Nielsen more report for the SoundScan that U.S. album sales, in total, decreased by 12.7 percent in 2010. Americans purchased 326,200,000 albums in 2010.

Adds that figure both physical and digital releases. Digital album downloads really increased by 13 percent last year, accounting for roughly a quarter of all album sales.

The Top 10 selling albums of the SoundScan era are:

1. Metallica - Metallica (15,620,000)
2. Shania Twain - Come On Over (15,487,000)
3. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (14,642,000)
4. Backstreet Boys - Millennium (12,109,000)
5. Various artists – The Bodyguard soundtrack (11,815,000)
6. Santana - Supernatural (11,687,000)
7. The Beatles - 1 (11,584,000)
8. Creed - Human Clay (11,547,000)
9. N Sync - No Strings Attached (11,113,000)
10. Celine Dion - Falling Into You (10,781,000)

Sunday, 9 January 2011

New Metallica signature models

A two new Signature guitars from Metallica's Kirk Hammett & James Hetfield for the new models for 2011 have been released by ESP Guitars.Metallica signature guitars at next week's NAMM 2011.

For ESP and LTD in 2011 James Hetfield have a brand new body style. It has a set-neck construction at 24.75" scale, with a mahogany body and neck, and an ebony fingerboard with 22 XJ frets.

Another limited edition Kirk Hammett Signature Series model is also being introduced in 2011. The ESP KH-2 SE and LTD KH-SE are special edition guitars that will be limited to just 100 and 300 pieces worldwide respectively.

Monday, 3 January 2011

Metallica doubted Big 4 shows

Slayer member Tom Arava has appeared there were so some Big 4 shows because Metallica weren't sure the package would be successful.

At the Sonisphere festival Metallica,
Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax are shared the stage for first time in our life. The show in Bulgaria was shown in cinemas worldwide and has now been released on DVD.

But many fans in the US, UK and elsewhere were disappointed not to get the opportunity to watch the Big 4 live for themselves.

Arava tells Noisecreep,
"The shows were entirely scheduled and decided on by Metallica. It was their decision, When it first came together a journalist asked James Hetfield about the tour, and he said Metallica weren't really sure about how well it would do, and they'd have to do a little bit more homework on it. I'm sitting there thinking,

'If you asked me that question I'd say let's do a worldwide tour.
It would blow the doors open everywhere – and you’re telling me Metallica have to sit there and think about it? It was a given. And it was huge. It blew away all expectations – we did ten shows and each time it was 90,000-plus. We played to nearly two million people in those ten days and every show was amazing. You’re up there with the best bands and it brings out the best in everybody.”