The first ever Rock In Rio USA has announced the first acts that will perform in Las Vegas next year. Metallica and Deftones have both been confirmed to perform. Metallica will headline the Main Stage while Deftones will be headlining the Sunset Stage.
You might remember that Metallica released the film Some Kind Of Monster years ago featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes as they confronted personal demons and their relationships with each other while recording their album St. Anger. That included a conversation with former guitarist Dave Mustaine (Megadeth). Now the band is re-releasing Some Kind Of Monster on November 24th, 2014 in two-disc Blu-ray and DVD sets that include Metallica: This Monster Lives, a 25-minute follow-up piece, and it will also be available digitally and via Video On Demand.
After a 3D movie called Metallica Through The Never, a new Guinness World Record from last year for being the first band to play all seven continents in one year, it's maybe finally time for Metallica to finish that new record as well. Six years have passed since they released the latest full-length album Death Magnetic. At the beginning of this year, Metallica confirmed that they should to start working on new album this year. In a recent interview, bassist Robert Trujillo says work continues on the follow-up to Death Magnetic.
As previously reported, the Ronnie James Dio tribute This Is Your Life will be released on April 1st and today you get to hear Metallica's contribution to the release. The nine-minute medley of four tracks titled "Ronnie Rising" and performed by Metallica features riffs from "A Light In The Black," "Tarot Woman," "Stargazer," and "Kill The King." All songs were originally written and recorded by Rainbow. Enjoy it here!
In case you didn't know, Metallica debuted a new song this past weekend in Bogotá, Columbia. The eight-minute song is called "Lords Of Summer" and now you can listen to a garage demo version of the track right here. The band just posted the demo on their official YouTube channel and now you can enjoy it.
Recently, guitarist Kirk Hammett admitted he was disappointed that Metallica Through The Never didn't do better, but Metallica's IMAX 3D concert film won the Best 3D Documentary award at the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society's fifth annual Creative Arts Awards. Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo were in attendance to receive the award.
Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, now with his new project Newsted, was recently interviewed by Scuzz TV in the UK and was asked about his exit from the band more than ten years ago. He finally opened up and revealed previously untold details surrounding his departure.
Metallica have been invited to perform at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards on January 26th. The group's Through The Never soundtrack is nominated for Best Recording Package and Metallica will be performing with Chinese pianist Lang Lang. They promise this will be a special performance. The Americans haven't performed in the Grammy Awards since 1992.
Remember when Metallicaannounced that they would be playing a show in Antarctica? Now the band has shared footage of the entire concert where they played for a small group of fans and you can watch the whole thing in HD below. On December 8th, 2013, the band set a world record by becoming the first and only band in history to perform concerts on all seven continents in under a year. Unfortunately, they didn't play "Trapped Under Ice". A missed opportunity.
After being cancelled in 2012 and taking a year off in 2013, the Sonisphere festival will return to the UK next year and Iron Maiden and Metallica will make history when they co-headline the Sonisphere Festival in Knebworth, the very first time both bands have appeared together on a British bill, and the only concerts either band will play in the UK in 2014.
If you didn't get a chance to get to the theater to see Metallica's 3D movie Through The Never, soon you will be able to watch it in the comfort of your own home. The home version of the film will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray, 3D Blu-Ray, digitally and V.O.D. (Video On Demand) on January 28th, 2014 through the band's very own label, Blackened Recordings.
Recently, Metallica's drummer Lars Ulrich stated that the band would cross another frontier this December after their 3D movie. Now it's official that Metallica will play in Antarctica because they never played there and it is the only continent yet where the band never played live. They want to conquer the world and the penguins.
Metallica Through The Never will be released in North America exclusively into IMAX theatres for a one-week engagement starting on September 27th. The 3D film will expand into additional theatres on October 4th and Metallica are in Toronto where Metallica Through The Never will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival today at 7:30 PM. The group also released two new clips from the movie. You can watch them below.