Metallica Giving Away Early Access to New Single Via Halloween Masks Found at Independent Record Stores

On Halloween, Metallica will debut "Atlas, Rise!," the third single from their forthcoming new album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. To promote the single, Metallica is sending an unspecified…
Taylor Berman / October 24, 2016

Watch Neil Young Perform With Metallica, Roger Waters, My Morning Jacket at Bridge School Benefit

Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit is an annual all-acoustic concert that raises money for the California special education school founded by wife Pegi Young. An all-star lineup…
Anna Gaca / October 23, 2016

Watch Metallica Thrash Through “Moth Into Flame” on Fallon

A month before the release of their long-awaited Hardwired... To Self-Destruct, Metallica appeared on The Tonight Show last night to perform "Moth Into Flame," the album's six minute-long…
Andy Cush / September 30, 2016

Metallica Are Back With the Six-Minute “Moth Into Flame”

Metallica have released their new single "Moth Into Flame," which they premiered during an appearance on Howard Stern's show. It's not a Chairlift cover, but…
Brian Josephs / September 26, 2016

Watch Metallica Debut Their New Single ‘Hardwired’ Live in Minneapolis

Metallica played a sold-out show at Minneapolis' U.S. Bank Stadium last night, where they debuted a live version of "Hardwired," the titular single from their newly announced album Hardwired... to…
Anna Gaca / August 21, 2016

Metallica Announce New Album ‘Hardwired…To Self-Destruct,’ Release Brutal Title Track

Metallica have announced they're releasing a new album very obviously titled Self-Destruct. The LP, due November 18, is the band's first new project since 2011's Lulu, their…
Brian Josephs / August 18, 2016

Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Major Lazer, and More Will Play at New York City’s Global Citizen Festival

The Global Citizen Festival, which kicks off a stacked fall for New York music festivals, is bringing the most star-studded lineup of artists in its five-year history.
Brian Josephs / July 26, 2016

Watch Metallica Do a Hardcore Rendition of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ at the Stanley Cup Finals

Penguins star Sidney Crosby is probably going to spend the entire series getting crapped on by the Sharks. But even a Canadian like himself can…
Brian Josephs / June 7, 2016

Here’s Metallica’s Entire, Super-Small Record Store Day Gig

Two Saturdays ago, Metallica dropped by the Berkeley, California outlet of Rasputin Music for an intimate Record Store Day gig. The metal legends are longtime supporters of the…
Anna Gaca / April 28, 2016

Metallica Will Serve as 2016’s Record Store Day Ambassadors

Ever since its inception in 2008, Record Store Day has had a celebrity ambassador (with the one exception of its inaugural year, where the ambassadors,…
Rachel Brodsky / February 24, 2016

Watch Dave Grohl Perform ‘Ace of Spades’ With Members of Slayer, Pantera, and Metallica

Dimebash, the annual celebration of the late Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell, went down at Lucky Strike Live in Los Angeles last night, and in addition to honoring…
James Grebey / January 23, 2016

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Wrote a Touching Tribute to Motörhead’s Lemmy

Shortly after the news of Lemmy Kilmister's death broke, Metallica released a joint statement praising the late Motörhead singer, who died on Monday "after a short battle…
Rachel Brodsky / December 29, 2015

Marc Maron’s ‘WTF’ Guests Today Are Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea and Metallica’s Robert Trujillo

Marc Maron of the WTF podcast is known for booking some of the strongest, most narrative-minded musical guests, and as Stereogum points out, it's a trend…
Brennan Carley / November 19, 2015

Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil Hangs Up After Interviewer Continues Asking About Metallica ‘Beef’

It's been rumored for years that Mötley Crüe and Metallica have beef, but if there's one person who's uninterested in perpetrating that "feud," it's Crüe's…
Brennan Carley / September 30, 2015

Metallica Will Sell Limited Edition Budweiser Cans in Québec

Every summer, Budweiser celebrates America (and shrewd marketing strategies targeting youths who want to be patriotic and get wasted) with cans adorned with the American flag.
James Grebey / September 15, 2015
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