Friday, 25 February 2011

Metallica Announce Another Big 4 Show

Another appearance with Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer and other has been announced by Metallica.

Metallica writes on their website: "Last week we told you there would be a few more Big 4 shows and today's installment takes us to Milan, Italy.

"Look for more good times with Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer, and yours truly at the Fiera Open Air Arena on July 6th.

"Tickets will be available Friday, February 24 at 9:00 AM local time at MetClub members should check for more details on a special pre-sale for Clubbers only.

One more on the docket . . . keep watching here!" (meaning

Monday, 21 February 2011

Metallica rock star plans 34-unit Lucas Valley subdivision

To subdivide the lower part of his property in Lucas Valley is being seek by Metallica frontman James Hetfield.

"There will be plenty of opportunities for community review and comment," Supervisor Susan Adams told the Marin Independent Journal, noting formal review of the project could be a year or more away. "I will be engaged with my community along the way."

330 acres overlooking Lucas Valley for preservation as farmland had been donated by James back in 2009.It followed Hetfield's earlier gift to the county of more than 400 acres for open space.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Metallica not 'lost' recordings for issuing project

Metallica in San Francisco for their new album with his ten-year-old presidio session will not revert, according to The Pulse Of Radio,

Band drummer Lars Ulrich Group states that those on their 2008 album "lost" recordings have no use, "Death Magnetic", nor that their new material this spring will act to Want to review.

According to The Pulse Of Radio Ulrich told, "There's certainly no plans right now. The Presidio was a real awkward time as we were kind of getting our feet wet again and when we were doing the whole 'Death Magnetic' stuff, we didn't go back and wade through hours and hours of Presidio stuff to try and see what could be resurrected."

Presidio frontman James Hetfield session after leaving for an extended period had entered rehab. After the band regrouped, and started the latest album "St anger" was recorded.

According to the Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett told that The band hit the studio in May, a mysterious new "recording project" is an album that absolutely can not start working on.

Hammett elaborated, "We want to record it in two weeks. We had planned on doing it in March, but we pushed it back to May. I don't want to give too much away, but it's not really 100 percent a Metallica record. It's a recording project, let's put it that way. Without getting too deep into it, it's more a recording project than a bona fide Metallica album. Whether or not we can pull it off in just two weeks remains to be seen."

One question, however, how a new record will come out, since Ulrich told The Pulse Of Radio that Metallica's contract with Warner Music Group is now done.

He said, "I do believe that we are without a record contract for the next record, so we'll come around to that one," he said. "I certainly at this point cannot say anything about what's gonna happen with the next record. It's not a conversation we've had, or at least not any conversation I've been part of in the last couple of years, and it's kind of cool to have nothing but options. So we'll see how it plays out."

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Metallica's Lars Ulrich Sued By Personal Assistant

A lawsuit against the Metallica's drummer Lars Ulrich has been filed by former personal assistant claiming that he is owed years of unpaid overtime.

Steven Wiig was of the view that he worked tirelessly when the drummer was at home and on tour, is seeking damages for alleged state and federal labour violations.

For a breach of oral contract and continuing wages he has sued Ulrich, a lawsuit filed at Marin Superior Court showed.

In 2006 and 2008, Wiig claims he had not being paid bonuses,and accumulated overtime when he left the post in February 2009.

Ulrich and Team Tours, a Burbank company that issued Wiig's paychecks, are named a defendants in the lawsuit, according to the Marin Independent Journal.

Wiig is seeking an unspecified amount in damages.

Friday, 4 February 2011

Metallica back to studio next month

"The band are keen to harness the current "good vibe" within the group and release their next album as soon as they can," unveil by the Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich.

Speaking to Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet, Ulrich said: "In the past, we would be fed up with Metallica whenever we returned home after a gigantic world tour, but this time it's different."

He added: "Therefore it won't be that long before we start working on a new album. I think that we'll probably already get the creative process going in March or April and go into the studio."

He also described the reason for fast songwriting process was that the band are getting on pretty well. "There's a really good vibe in the band," he said. "We really want to get back to Metallica quickly because we are enjoying it so much right now."

"We found solutions to the problems that we've had instead of letting internal squabbles destroy the band," he said. "Which, for instance, happened to our friends in Guns N' Roses."