Metallica Give Three Fans A Tour Of Their ‘Metallica HQ’ In New Video

Ernie Ball and Metallica announced the winners of the Hetfield + Hammett Experience contest. The three grand prize winners won a trip to meet James and Kirk at Metallica HQ, the band’s inner sanctum where they record, write, and houses memorabilia from their 30+ years of touring worldwide.

Trevor, Kim, and Anthony had the opportunity to pick the metal masters’ brains, hear stories from the road, and learn invaluable lessons about their music gear, playing techniques, and even personal stories with an exclusive Q&A. Check out all of the behind the scenes footage below:

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New Documentary On Late Metallica Bassist Cliff Burton Available

A new feature-length documentary on Metallica‘s late bassist Cliff Burton has been shared online streaming below. The film is entitled ‘The Salvation Kingdom‘ with Burton‘s older sister Connie discussing her brother and sharing tales of their childhood together.

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Metallica & The San Francisco Giants Sixth Annual ‘Metallica Night’ Announced

Metallica and the San Francisco Giants will host their sixth annual ‘Metallica Night‘ on April 23rd, 2018 at the AT&T Park in San Francisco, CA. The group announced the event with the following statement:

“That’s right… Metallica Night number six is on the calendar! On April 23, 2018 we’ll take a quick break from the European tour to head back to the Bay Area and celebrate one of our favorite hometown traditions, Metallica Night at AT&T Park with the San Francisco Giants. Members of the band will be on hand to start things off right with the National Anthem and first pitch, sticking around all night to cheer on the team against the Washington Nationals. As is customary, we’ll take part in some of the between-inning fun and games as well as an exclusive pre-game VIP event (more on that below).

Special Event Metallica ticket packages include a ticket to the game and a limited edition Metallica/Giants baseball cap with a portion of the proceeds from every Metallica Day Special Event ticket sold benefiting our very own All Within My Hands Foundation. There will also be a VIP event that night in Triples Alley as we celebrate the reissue of The $5.98 EP – Garage Days Re-Revisited by going back in time with Lars and Kirk as they chat with Steffan Chirazi about their early Bay Area days as… you guessed it, a garage band! Once again, All Within My Hands will benefit from ticket sales to this exclusive event.

Fifth Members will have a chance to purchase tickets in a special pre-order on Tuesday, February 6th at 10:00 AM PST; log in to the site at that time for a link to purchase tickets to the game and the VIP event early. The pre-sale ends on Friday, February 9th at 5:00 PM PST. All pre-sale tickets will have a $5.00 discount, so don’t wait to pick yours up! Tickets will be available to the general public on Saturday, February 10th at 8:00 AM PST here: sfgiants.com/specialevents.

For more information, click here. We look forward to seeing you at the yard for another exciting season of baseball!”

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Hints That Metallica Are The Holdouts On More “The Big Four” Concerts – Suggests Touring As “The Big Three”

With Slayer calling it quits after one final world tour, Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine lately expressed his hopes that “The Big Four” (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax) would perform at least one more show before they officially become “The Big Three”.

In a recent interview Mustaine further spoke of the potential for a few more shows from the “Big Four” and the possibility that they do it without Metallica, who appear to be the holdout. Says Mustaine:

“I think if you asked the three of us that, our camps would probably say yes. If Anthrax, Slayer and Megadeth all want to do it, and Metallica doesn’t, then what do we do? The Big Three? I’m sure that a lot of people would like to see that, and that may be what it is. You know, you may end up having it be the Big Three plus No. 5 if we have Exodus play with it. But it’s not about just doing concerts for the sake of concerts. It was about the movement. It was about what we did together as a group.

Excluding Anthrax, we’re all like neighbors almost ’cause we all lived so close. It was just a half hour to an hour at at most between each other’s houses on the freeway. So, I think it would be great to do more “Big Four” stuff – do one in Japan. Do one in South America – we never did one in South America; we haven’t done one in Asia. Give the people an opportunity to see it before it goes away forever.”

?? Attention #metal fans ?? @Megadeth‘s @DaveMustaine tells @EddieTrunk whether a #BigFour show will happen before @Slayer retires ?? @Anthrax @Metallica pic.twitter.com/Hoia0qCSKQ

— SiriusXM VOLUME (@siriusxmvolume) January 30, 2018

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Hints That Metallica Are The Holdouts On More “The Big Four” Concerts – Suggests Touring As “The Big Three”

With Slayer calling it quits after one final world tour, Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine lately expressed his hopes that “The Big Four” (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax) would perform at least one more show before they officially become “The Big Three”.

In a recent interview Mustaine further spoke of the potential for a few more shows from the “Big Four” and the possibility that they do it without Metallica, who appear to be the holdout. Says Mustaine:

“I think if you asked the three of us that, our camps would probably say yes. If Anthrax, Slayer and Megadeth all want to do it, and Metallica doesn’t, then what do we do? The Big Three? I’m sure that a lot of people would like to see that, and that may be what it is. You know, you may end up having it be the Big Three plus No. 5 if we have Exodus play with it. But it’s not about just doing concerts for the sake of concerts. It was about the movement. It was about what we did together as a group.

Excluding Anthrax, we’re all like neighbors almost ’cause we all lived so close. It was just a half hour to an hour at at most between each other’s houses on the freeway. So, I think it would be great to do more “Big Four” stuff – do one in Japan. Do one in South America – we never did one in South America; we haven’t done one in Asia. Give the people an opportunity to see it before it goes away forever.”

?? Attention #metal fans ?? @Megadeth‘s @DaveMustaine tells @EddieTrunk whether a #BigFour show will happen before @Slayer retires ?? @Anthrax @Metallica pic.twitter.com/Hoia0qCSKQ

— SiriusXM VOLUME (@siriusxmvolume) January 30, 2018

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Dave Mustaine Tells His Initial Vision With Megadeth Was To Destroy Metallica – Thinks He Is Now Over His Animosity Now

When asked by a fan on Twitter what his measure of success and vision was when starting Megadeth, he answered:

“My measure of success was if I ate that day or not, and my vision was destroy @Metallica and stop living in a van. Good thing I got over my animosity for leaving the band. I’m glad we reconciled… where’s the Big 4 shows???””

Mustaine was ejected from Metallica in the early 80s for his drug abuse. Mustaine and Metallica reconciled back in 2004.

My measure of success was if I ate that day or not, and my vision was destroy @Metallica and stop living in a van. Good thing I got over my animosity for leaving the band. I’m glad we reconciled… where’s the Big 4 shows??? https://t.co/nmq6eBIeeH

— Dave Mustaine (@DaveMustaine) January 13, 2018

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Metallica Shares 1986 Live Footage of “Master of Puppets” From Roskilde Festival

Metallica has shared live footage of the band performing “Master of Puppets” at 1986’s Roskilde Festival. The clip is from Metallica’s deluxe box set of Master of Puppets which is out this Friday, November 10th.

Check it out below.

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Metallica Shares “Battery” 1986 Live Footage From Show In Nagoya, Japan

Official live footage of Metallica performing “Battery” live in Nagoya, Japan back on November 17th of 1986 is streaming below.

The footage is included on the upcoming deluxe box set of the band’s forthcoming remastered edition of “Master Of Puppets”, which will arrive in stores on November 10th.

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Glass Mind Releasing “Doedcaedro” Album In North America

Mexico City-based instrumental prog metal foursome Glass Mind released the “Doedcaedro” album in Europe back in May via Rockshots Records, and now North American fans will get in on the action this coming September 8th.

“Doedcaedro” is a conceptual album where each song represents an element of nature: fire, air, water, earth and ether. Because there are no lyrics in Glass Mind’s music, this allows the group to transcend borders and boundaries and make connections with all lovers of music no matter what their nationalities.

Influenced by everything from Metallica and Dream Theater through to Ryuichi Sakamoto and Philip Glass, guitarist Pablo Berthir describes the band’s sound as “eclectic, spiritual, dramatic, colourful and energetic.”

1. Babel (6:14)
2. Caliente (1:40)
3. Fu (6:04)
4. Humedo (1:56)
5. Inside The Whale (8:25)
6. Frio (1:18)
7. Detritus (5:54)
8. Seco (1:49)
9. Dodecaedro (5:59)

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Metallica’s Episode Of “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” Now Available On Apple Music

The entire clip of comedian Billy Eichner and Metallica on Carpool Karaoke has finally been released. They play “Metal Have I Ever” sing Rihanna and The Little Mermaid and make their way into a supermarket to get randos to sing “Enter Sandman”. You can watch the entire thing with your Apple Music subscription HERE.

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