Metallica Cancels Sonic Temple and Louder Than Life Headlining Slots

Metallica has canceled their headlining slot at Sonic Temple fest in Columbus, Ohio, this May. They'll be replaced by Red Hot Chili Peppers and Tool.
Daniel Kohn / February 24, 2020

James Hetfield Performs ‘Baby Hold On’ at Eddie Money Tribute Show

Last night's star-studded Eddie Money tribute show in Beverly Hills did a number of great things: it raised money for the USC Eddie Money Cancer Research…
Daniel Kohn / February 21, 2020

Metallica Donate More Than $500,000 to Battle “Heartbreaking” Fires in Australia

Metallica is stepping up to help battle the devastating fires in Australia that have killed at least 25 people, with more than 1 billion animals…
Anna Chan / January 8, 2020

Metallica Donate $100,000 to California Wildfire Relief, Urge Fans to Help

Last year, Metallica's All Within My Hands Foundation donated a total of $100,000 to wildfire relief efforts in their home state of California. Now, after…
Will Gottsegen / November 5, 2019

The 40 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time

This article originally appeared in the September 2002 issue of SPIN. From Black Sabbath to Korn, here is the definitive list of records…
SPIN Staff / October 30, 2019

12 Best Rock Star Cameos on The Simpsons

It's become a badge of honor for athletes, rockers, authors, astronauts, actors, politicians, and pop culture icons to get The Simpsons treatment. And on October…
Jolie Lash / October 13, 2019

Metallica’s Countdown Clock Finally Hit Zero

This story, originally published October 7, was updated on October 10. Metallica baffled fans on Sunday, October 6, when the band tweeted the…
Anna Chan / October 10, 2019

Poison: Our 1988 Interview

This article originally appeared in the July 1988 issue of SPIN. Think of Disneyland on acid. No, make it a fistful of Dexatrim and…
Dan Hedges / October 5, 2019

Creed: Our 2000 Cover Story

This article originally appeared in the September 2000 issue of SPIN. In honor of the 20th anniversary of Creed's sophomore album Human Clay, we're republishing…
Gavin Edwards / September 28, 2019

Metallica Cancel Tour So James Hetfield Can Enter Addiction Treatment

Metallica have postponed their upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand so that frontman James Hetfield can enter an addiction treatment program. "As…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / September 28, 2019

Metallica Announce South America Tour Dates With Greta Van Fleet

Metallica have been touring behind their latest album Hardwired ... To Self-Destruct since October 2016, one month before the album's release, when they launched their…
Tosten Burks / August 14, 2019

James Hetfield Calls Woman Who Used Metallica’s Music to Scare Cougar Away

Diehard Metallica fans take note: a good way to receive a phone call from thunder-voiced frontman James Hetfield is to use his band's music to…
Maggie Serota / August 7, 2019

Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” Soundtracks Newest Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Trailer

The developers over at Infinity Ward have been carefully teasing their Call of Duty: Modern Warefare reboot over the past few months, and offered a glimpse at multiplayer…
SPIN Staff / August 2, 2019

Metallica to Screen S&M2 Concert Film in Theaters for One Night Only

Metallica will reunite with the San Francisco Symphony in September for two performances called S&M2, which is a play off the band's 1999 album…
Maggie Serota / July 31, 2019

Secretly Recorded Phone Call Offers Window Into How Live Nation Helped Metallica and Other Artists Place Tickets Directly on Resale Market

In February 2017, days before Metallica announced its WorldWired North American stadium tour, Live Nation president of U.S. concerts Bob Roux spoke by phone with…
Dave Brooks, Hannah Karp / July 19, 2019
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