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Metallica Detail Second All Within My Hands ‘Day of Service’

Metallica and their All Within My Hands Foundation are calling on fans around the country to spend a day volunteering at a local food bank as part of their second annual “Day of Service,” May 22nd. Over 50 food banks will be participating in the event, more than double the number of last year. Fans can find participating food banks and registration information via Metallica’s website or the All Within My Hands website. Due to limited space, all potential volunteers must register in advance. Volunteers will also receive a commemorative t-shirt.
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How Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Landed a New Gig: Soundtrack ‘Thunder’ Drummer

Late last year, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich worked on a recording that was incredibly unusual for him. He pummeled his kit for two days, generating militaristic rattles and big, tribal rhythms. As he played, he watched footage of Ben Affleck and Oscar Isaac yanking money out of the walls of a drug kingpin’s mansion and racing down beaches in pickup trucks while being shot at, and within a few weeks, he heard his drumming incorporated into the score of the film that became Netflix’s recently released Triple Frontier.
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Metallica Plot Concert With San Francisco Symphony

Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony announced a concert marking the 20th anniversary of their 1999 live LP, S&M. The show, dubbed “S&M²,” is scheduled for Friday, September 6th, and will be the debut concert for the city’s Chase Center venue.

A Chase pre-sale runs from Tuesday, March 19th at noon through Thursday, March 21st at 11:59 a.m. Pt. General tickets go on sale Friday, March 22nd at 10 a.m. Pt.

“We’re honored to take part in the Grand Opening of the Chase Center in San Francisco as
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‘Triple Frontier’ Exclusive Music: Listen To Two Tracks From ‘It Follows’ Composer Featuring Metallica’s Lars Ulrich

With an all-star cast that includes Ben Affleck, Charlie Hunnam, Oscar Isaac, Garrett Hedlund, and Pedro Pascal and a director like J.C. Chandor, it’s almost embarrassing to say that one of the biggest reasons I’m excited about “Triple Frontier” is its score. Yes, the A-list talent in front of and behind the camera is more than enough to earn my Netflix view, but with a score from Disasterpeace, I’m elated.

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See Jerry Cantrell Reflect on Alice in Chains Reunion With Lars Ulrich

Alice in Chains vocalist-guitarist Jerry Cantrell reflects on how his band reunited in a new interview with Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich for the latter’s Apple Music/Beats 1 radio show It’s Electric. The episode will air on February 10th at 3 p.m. Pt.

In an exclusive clip from the show, Cantrell says that he felt it was time to get the band back together after Layne Staley’s death once he realized that singer-guitarist William DuVall was the right fit. “We had to think about this,” he says. “This is our life.
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Metallica Prep New Beer Brand, ‘Enter Night’

Months after debuting their own line of whiskey, Metallica have teamed with Stone Brewing to announce their own beer brand, “Enter Night.” Described as “a hoppy pilsner played through a distortion pedal,” the beer first appeared on the band’s fall 2018 tour dates and will gain full U.S. distribution in the first quarter of 2019. A spring rollout will include Europe, Australia, China and elsewhere.

Metallica collaborated directly with the brewing team at Arrogant Consortia, an imprint of Stone Brewing, to craft the product – sampling the beverage at the company’s brewery in San Diego,
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See Metallica Play Country Version of ‘Four Horsemen’

Metallica played a twangy country arrangement of “The Four Horsemen” on acoustic instruments at a special gig for charity late last year. In the just-released clip of the performance, James Hetfield amped up the grit in his voice as he sang, “Choose your fate and die,” while Kirk Hammett used a slide, Robert Trujillo played some rumbling funk bass and Lars Ulrich kept an easy groove on the drums. The new version clocks in just over three minutes, a stark contrast to the original – the thrashy, angular second cut off the group’s debut album,
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Metallica Plot Acoustic Live Album for Charity

Earlier this month, Metallica played a rare acoustic benefit concert in San Francisco to raise money for their nonprofit All Within My Hands Foundation. They played a few hits that translated well to acoustic instruments (“Unforgiven,” “Nothing Else Matters”), reworked some classics to fit the format (“Disposable Heroes”) and attempted some unusual covers (Blue Öyster Cult’s “Veteran of the Psychic Wars” and Nazareth’s “Please Don’t Judas Me”). In an effort to raise more money for the charity, which recently donated $100,000 to relief efforts for fighting the California wildfires,
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Flashback: Chris Cornell Fuses U2’s ‘One’ With Metallica’s ‘One’

A few years after Soundgarden reunited, Chris Cornell went out on a solo acoustic tour called Songbook, on which he played tunes from his entire career along with covers of songs by Michael Jackson, Led Zeppelin and the Beatles. The most surprising cover, however, was “One” — a mash-up that improbably combined the chords of U2’s smash 1992 single of the same name and Metallica’s 1989 breakthrough single, also titled “One.”

“A few years ago, I was going to do ‘One’ by U2 — I Googled the lyrics, but the words to Metallica’s ‘One’ came up,
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Inside the Tour That Made Metallica Megastars

Inside the Tour That Made Metallica Megastars
When Lars Ulrich reflects on Metallica’s massive Damaged Justice tour now, he marvels that they were able to pull it off at all. “No band as extreme as ours had ever done a full arena tour,” he says. “So it was definitely a crapshoot, and it paid off.”

“Those were the years that we proved ourselves,” Jason Newsted, the band’s bassist at the time, says. “We were firing on all cylinders. Once the ‘One’ video came out, we were ready for it and the world was ready for Metallica.
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Review: Metallica’s Breakthrough LP ‘…And Justice For All’ Gets A Revealing Deep-Reissue

Metallica became a force to be reckoned with on … And Justice for All, their fourth album and first after the death of bassist Cliff Burton. On their three previous LPs, they’d laid the groundwork for thrash metal, introduced melody and catchiness to the genre and built a following through relentless touring. If their third album, 1986’s Master of Puppets, was the apotheosis of their formative, underground years, then Justice, released two years later, ushered in a new, mainstream era for the band.

Dense, complex and mad at the world
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Metallica Plot Charity Acoustic Concert

Metallica will play as special acoustic concert this fall raising money for their charitable organization. The gig, dubbed the All Within My Hands Foundation Helping Hands Concert and Auction, will take place at the Masonic in San Francisco on November 3rd. Cage the Elephant will open the evening with an acoustic set of their own.

Tickets for the event go on sale on Friday at 10 a.m. Pt via Ticketmaster. They’re also offering fans a chance to win third-row floor seats with a fundraiser.

Metallica formed its All Within
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Metallica Talk Top-Secret Distilling Process Behind New ‘Blackened’ Whiskey

Metallica Talk Top-Secret Distilling Process Behind New ‘Blackened’ Whiskey
Lars Ulrich knows Metallica’s reputation. “Back in the day there was a lot made about Metallica and ‘Alcoholica’ and all of our drinking habits,” he says. “But we didn’t have any money to drink anything other than white-label shitty beer and vodka. It wasn’t until we got to L.A. to make [1989’s] …And Justice for All album and the Black Album that I got more exposed to whiskey and Jack Daniel’s. Whiskey was something that we graduated to.”

Now, after the band has dramatically tapered their drinking habits,
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A director is also born as Bradley Cooper takes his filmmaking debut, ‘A Star Is Born,’ on the road [Watch]

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A director is also born as Bradley Cooper takes his filmmaking debut, ‘A Star Is Born,’ on the road [Watch]
Mr. Cooper — as in Bradley Cooper, he of the three-peat Best Actor Oscar nominations – came to Washington, D.C., this week to show off his tune-filled showbiz baby, a 21st-century re-invention of “A Star Is Born” for the reality-show era of entertainment that marks his debut as a filmmaker.

The star of “The Hangover” comedies and “Silver Linings Playbook” was still basking in the glow of rousing reception (including more than a little awards buzz) that his movie received at both the Venice and Toronto film festivals before it opens nationwide on Oct. 5.

As the end credits finished, People magazine’s 2011 choice for Sexiest Man Alive strolled to a director’s chair in front of an AMC theater screen along with George S. Stevens Jr., founder of the American Film Institute and a filmmaker himself, who moderated a Q & A session. An enthusiastic audience of local critics and females in
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Metallica’s ‘And Justice for All’: What Happened to the Bass?

“I was so in the dirt,” former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted has said of how he felt when his first full-length with the group, … And Justice for All, came out. “I was so disappointed when I heard the final mix. I basically blocked it out, like people do with shit.”

The album, which turns 30 this year, is one of Metallica’s greatest masterworks. Its songs are lengthy, nuanced statements on political devolution (the title track and “Eye of the Beholder”), the atrocities of war (the single “One”) and dealing badly
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Tom Morello Recruits Big Boi, Killer Mike, RZA, Gary Clark Jr. for All-Star Solo Album

Tom Morello Recruits Big Boi, Killer Mike, RZA, Gary Clark Jr. for All-Star Solo Album
Tom Morello recruited an all-star crew of rappers and Edm producers – including Big Boi, Killer Mike, RZA, Steve Aoki and Bassnectar – for his upcoming solo LP The Atlas Underground, out October 12th via Mom + Pop Music.

The guitarist, a veteran of Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave and Prophets of Rage, also enlisted Gza, Gary Clark Jr., K. Flay, Pretty Lights, Portugal. the Man, Whethan, Marcus Mumford, Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath, Carl Restivo, Nico Stadi, Leikeli47 and Herobust to appear on the 12-track album. Morello teased his latest project with two new songs,
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Metallica Donates Prize Money To Charity

Metallica have announced they will donate their prize money from the Polar Music Prize to three charities.

The band were awarded the $130,000 prize in Stockholm by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden on June 14. 50% of the prize will go to the Stockholm City Mission, while 25% will go to The World Childhood Foundation, and the remainder will go to the Afghanistan National Institute of Music.

“Our primary thing for the last year has been, all over where Metallica goes to, to support local food banks,” said drummer Lars Ulrich. “We write checks in every city. We just played a 39-day European tour where we wrote checks to the local food banks.”

Last year, Metallica established their new charity, the All Within My Hands Foundation, dedicated to creating sustainable communities by supporting workforce education, the fight against hunger and other critical local services.


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Metallica Donates Swede Polar Music Prize to Three Charities

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Metallica, the recipients of the 2018 Polar Music Prize alongside Afghan National Institute of Music (Anim) founder Dr. Ahmad Sarmast, decided to donate their award money of one million Swedish Kroner to three charities.

As Billboard first reported, the band is donating 50% of its prize money to the Stockholm City Mission to support the homeless; 25% to the World Childhood Foundation, founded by Sweden’s Queen Silvia; and 25% to the co-recipient of the award, Anim, which was founded in 2010 in response to the country’s civil war and destruction of centuries of rich musical tradition.

Band members Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo were on-hand to accept the award on the band’s behalf from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden during the ceremony in Stockholm on Thursday night.

“Not since Wagner’s emotional turmoil and Tchaikovsky’s cannons has anyone created music that is so physical and furious, and yet still so accessible.
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Sean Penn Discusses New Book, Why Media Has ‘Let Us Down’ With Metallica’s Lars Ulrich

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Sean Penn Discusses New Book, Why Media Has ‘Let Us Down’ With Metallica’s Lars Ulrich
In a new interview with Metallica’s Lars Ulrich for his online radio show “It’s Electric,” Sean Penn opened up about writing his contentious new book and his turbulent relationship with the media.

Penn discussed the public backlash he received in 2002, when he wrote an open letter in the Washington Post condemning President George W. Bush for his threats to invade Iraq, followed by a trip he took to Baghdad.

“When I got back from that trip, if I was watching the news, I was persona non grata. I was a traitor. I was a communist. I was a socialist. I was an apologist for tyrannical dictators. I was whatever they decided to say that I was,” the actor said. “I thought I was going to go out on the street in Memphis, Tennessee, and get shot, which is where I had flown to directly from Iraq.”

Penn said
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10 of the Best Music Podcasts

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With car dashboards eliminating CD inputs and relying more on smart displays and smartphones, podcasts — both music-related and others — are increasingly becoming big players for a captive mobile audience. In a recent Nielsen Podcasts Insight Report, the number of homes that considered themselves “avid podcast fans” went from 13 million in 2016 to 16 million in November 2017.

With more than 240 music-related podcasts available on iTunes alone, it can be hard to separate the wheat from the chaff, so we’ve done it for you: Below is a subjective selection of 10 of our favorite music podcasts, in no particular order.

“Song Exploder” (iTunes/SoundCloud) — Film and TV composer Hrishikesh Hirway hosts this bi-weekly, 20-minute deep dive into a single song, with musicians from Solange and Lorde to Grizzly Bear, St. Vincent and Phoenix offering both anecdotes and the thought process behind their creations. In an episode spotlighting Lorde’s “Sober,” she tells the story
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