26 years ago today, the music world lost one of, if not the greatest metal bassist of all time, Cliff Burton. On September 27th, 1986, Burton lost his life when Metallica's tour bus over-turned in Sweden
As Metallica fans are anxiously awaiting the 3D debut of their favorite band on the big screen, they will get an early surprise to keep their interests piqued: a DVD/Blu-Ray release of a two-night residency in Quebec City filmed in 2009 during Metallica's 'World Magnetic Tour.' Not only will fans get footage from Metallica's most recent worldwide tour, but they also get to pick which night of the two-night stay is featured as the main setlist on the release.
Readers of Rolling Stone have voted in an online poll of "The Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time" and the results are in with Metallica topping the list with their 1986 album, Master Of Puppets. According to the voters, Metallica are the kings of metal with not only the top album on the list, but four records in the top ten.
Metallica's first Orion Music + More festival took place last month in Atlantic City. They headlined both nights, playing Ride The Lightning in it's entirety and following that up the next night by playing the "Black" album from start to finish.
Metallica have become one of the biggest bands in the world, but they can be as humble as any regular person off the street. Drummer Lars Ulrich thinks his ability as a stickman has diminished over the years and isn't afraid to admit it.
Various reports are suggesting that it's likely that Metallica will perform live at the WWE's annual pay-per-view event, SummerSlam, which will be held this year at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on August 19th.
Metallica have revealed the news that they were teasing over the weekend. The metal icons announced this afternoon that they are curating a music and lifestyle festival this summer in New Jersey. The diverse lineup includes Modest Mouse, Avenged Sevenfold, Arctic Monkeys, Cage the Elephant and more.
The Download Festival keeps getting bigger. The U.K. rock weekend already nabbed Metallica, the newly reunited Black Sabbath and Prodigy to headline each night. It's now been confirmed that Soundgarden, Machine Head, Anthrax, Tenacious D and more will join the bill.
Metallica are celebrating 30 years of metal dominance this week with a string of shows exclusively for fan club members. The guest list is expected to include an impressive lineup of rock icons, including Ozzy Osbourne and Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister.
Thrash metal giants Metallica have been raising eyebrows with their recent collaboration with former Velvet Underground leader Lou Reed, affectionately referred to as Loutallica. The end result is the album Lulu that was released on November 1. The record has faced mixed reviews from fans and critics alike. However, guitarist Kirk Hammett says unusual musical endeavors like Loutallica is the reason the band has survived over the past three decades.
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