After emotional induction speeches, five-piece band delivers ‘Master of Puppets,’ ‘Enter Sandman.’
Embraced by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for more than 25 years of brutally melodic, cathartic hard rock, Metallica stayed true to their pledge and made their induction Saturday night a generous family affair, and a throat-punching throwdown.
Ex-bassist Jason Newsted — who was ousted from the group eight years ago — guitarist/singer James Hetfield, drummer Lars Ulrich, guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo, along with the father of late bassist Cliff Burton, paid homage to the brotherhood that lifted a scrappy band of speed-demon metalists to the pinnacles of rock-and-roll success. Then they capped the night by showing the room full of their musical heroes the lessons they’ve learned along the way in a no-holds-barred set that included “Master of Puppets” and “Enter Sandman.” (more…)
METALLICA.com: First leg of N. America tour dates announced
Time for a different sort of vacation … one right here on our home turf!! Now that “Death Magnetic” is complete, we’re ready to start a proper indoor arena tour of the States and Canada and we can’t wait to visit all of our ‘Talli-fans here . . . it really has been too long (hey, what’s four years amongst friends?).Met Clubbers and Mission Metallica Platinum members will have first crack at ’em when tickets go on sale . . . dates, times and in general more on that later. But for now, we thought we would let you know where we’ll be for the next couple of months . . . here’s a complete list of cities and venues up through January 31, 2009!
Keep watching here for all ticket on sale dates and times . . . coming very soon. See you out there!
As part of missionmetallica.com, Metallica are providing free full live show bootleg recordings of some of their early perfomances. Nice to hear some of the early days. These are available DRM-free to any level membership (including the free one) so make sure to check the full list. They seem to be released on a near weekly basis going back to a performance from 1983. They are pretty raw recordings with varying quality, but the band’s youth and fire really come through in the sound. Do you think the new album will still have that? I think it just might. (more…)
*It has been four years since Metallica played in Poland. The last time was on May 31, 2004.
*Devil’s Dance. Here are a few bits about this heaaaavy, groovin’ song: The last time it was played, it was played with a symphony orchestra behind it. That date was November 23, 1999 at Madison Square Garden in New York…nine years ago. The last time the “regular” version was played was 10 years ago… on July 19, 1998 in Mansfield, MA.
See the latest Fly on the Wall Footage from MissionMetallica.com. It seems to reveal a new riff or it may possibly be related to ‘The New Song’. Not much new action otherwise. See the video here. (more…)
This isn’t quite new, but WTF? James covers the song originally by Waylon Jennings(Don’t You Think This Outlaw Bit) and supposedly played all the instruments when recording this track. It seems he has changed his tune when it comes to side projects. I wonder what Jason thinks about it. It’s not that bad…if you like country…see the video…?Bob Rock on bass?… (more…)
Music fans who can’t trek to Tennessee for the Bonnaroo Music & Arts festival still have a chance to see the action: Fuse TV is televising parts of the three-day extravaganza, its first national TV exposure. Acts ranging from Kanye West to Metallica to Pearl Jam are slated to perform at Bonnaroo, the yearly event that is held on a farm in Manchester, TN. The event will also feature comedians including Chris Rock and Janeane Garofalo. Fuse plans to televise six hours of programming from the festival, ranging from performances to interviews with the artists. The network will also broadcast live from the event. “We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Fuse as our broadcast partner,” said Jonathan Mayers, Bonnaroo Co-founder, Superfly Productions, said in a statement Monday. (more…)
Metallica continued the sumer warm up series at KROQ’s weenie fest in LA. The set was pretty standard full of the classics. Again no new material was played. Different with this show was that it was broadcast live on KROQ.com for the whole world to see. Oberall there were no significant technical issues and the sound and mix seemed pretty good. They seemed pretty tight and seem to be getting into the groove. See the setlist and a lot of videos and setlist from the show. UPDATE: Youtube seems to have taken down the videos. Some video still available here.