With a new album in the works, a 3D film set to arrive in the summer, plans for a second Orion Festival and a headlining gig at Revolver’s Golden Gods Awards, Metallica have a busy 2013 ahead of them. And now the year got even more awesome with the announcement that the band will step up to the metal plate by performing the National Anthem and throwing out the first pitch at the San Francisco Giants game May 3 as part of the first ever Metallica Night at AT&T Park.
Metallica have been diligent over the years when defending their trademark, but one small metal manufacturing company has emerged victorious in retaining their name after an initial challenge from the band. The Burnaby metal shop known as Metallica Manufacturing will continue to operate under their title after a recent court ruling.
The world of metal seems to constantly house some strange stories. Although the real stories are often more inconceivable than the fake ones, wrestler Hulk Hogan has finally given a statement about the rumor that he was once asked by drummer Lars Ulrich to become Metallica's bassist.
Pollstar have released their list of the top 50 worldwide musical tours of 2012 based on ticket sales and Madonna is #1 after generating 296.1 million dollars over 67 shows. Rock music did very well as it claimed 20% of the list
Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted may be busy with his new eponymous music project, but the famed bassist has revealed that he'd consider a reunion with metal's biggest band under the right circumstances. For Newsted, the most important factor in a reunion with Metallica is, of course, for the entire deal to be handled in a "brofessional" manner.
Metallica fans Dennis Diaz and his wife Annette Ortiz-Diaz created quite an Internet buzz when they got hitched in 2010. After making their entrance as a married couple, the two joined the wedding band to jam Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’ at their own wedding reception and the video, seen below, went viral.
Metallica just keep rocking along, year after year, becoming one of metal's most enduring acts. But with that longevity comes the possibility of complacency, which is something that drummer Lars Ulrich says he doesn't think will ever happen.
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