Hit the Stage With Us This Summer

April 26 Update: If you were listening to WLUP in Chicago this afternoon, you heard Lars announce Local H as the winner of the Hit The Stage fan vote to join us in five cities this summer on the WorldWired tour. Congrats to Local H and thanks to everyone who voted!

Rolling Stone: See Iggy Pop, Metallica's Lars Ulrich Talk Lou Reed

When Metallica staged a three-night residency in Mexico City last month, they invited along a formidable opening artist: Iggy Pop. The singer did sets of Stooges songs and his solo material at each of the gigs, and joined the metal group for a ragged rendition of "TV Eye." But sometime during the stint, Pop sat down with Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich for an in-depth chat that covered working with their mutual friend, Lou Reed, as well as playing on the same bill together, the record label they used to share (Elektra) and the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, among other topics. The full interview is available at Metallica.com, but the section on working with Reed is premiering here.

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April 26, 2017 In the Press

Lazer 103.3: Andy’s Interview With Kirk Hammett

METALLICA are about to embark on a stadium tour across North America with AVENGED SEVENFOLD and VOLBEAT, and today, announced a special show to benefit THE NATIVE FUND Friday, June 9th at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa.

The foundation was started by ASHTON KUTCHER and former NFL great DALLAS CLARK as a way to raise funds and resources to aid Iowans in times of disaster. A portion of the proceeds from the show will benefit The Native Fund.

Guitarist KIRK HAMMETT called in to Des Moines-based rock station LAZER 103.3 (KAZR-FM) to talk about the show and much more with afternoon drive host ANDY HALL. You can hear the conversation in its entirety in the clip below.

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April 19, 2017 In the Press

Music Week: 'We're fans of each other' - Mix Master Mike reveals why he's opening for Metallica on their WorldWired Tour

Last month, thrash titans Metallica made the surprise announcement that Grammy award-winning DJ, producer and Beastie Boys affiliate Mix Master Mike will be supporting them on their North American tour dates. Ahead of the WorldWired Tour starting in May, Music Week caught up with Mix Master Mike to find out how the unexpected booking came about, and how he is planning on winning over metal fans with his DJ set...

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April 19, 2017 In the Press

Final Addition To The Summer Tour – Newton, Iowa!

We’re excited to announce that the WorldWired tour will make a stop at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa to play a special benefit show for the Native Fund on Friday, June 9. Our tour mates Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat will join us at the NASCAR track nestled between Cedar Rapids and Des Moines.

O Globo: Lollapalooza 2017: Metallica se renova e foge da dinossaurização em show redondo

O Lollapalooza viu um Metallica diferente daquele que veio ao Brasil nos últimos anos. A banda de heavy metal da Bay Area de São Francisco — como lembrou Lars Frederiksen, do Rancid, ao homenageá-la durante seu show —, antes de mais nada, sabia que não estava em um festival ou mesmo uma noite destinada a seu gênero no palco principal montado no Autódromo de Interlagos.

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April 10, 2017 In the Press

Sonar 105.3 FM: VIDEO | Revive la presentación completa de Metallica en Lollapalooza Chile 2017

A estas alturas, decir que lo de Metallica en Lollapalooza fue magnífico es casi una obviedad. Incluso los detractores de la banda de James Hetfield no podrían haber esperado realmente que una banda de su trayectoria y reputación no fuese a dar un espectáculo increíble, pero no dejó de sorprender la eufórica recepción del público y el aplanador setlist que incluyó los grandes himnos de la banda y un confiado repaso por su material más nuevo, Hardwired...To Self Destruct (2016).

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April 6, 2017 In the Press

Futuro 88.9 FM: James Hetfield, Metallica: “Los fans disfrutan el que hagamos música que queremos escuchar”

En la previa al show con el que cerraron la primera jornada de Lollapalooza Chile 2016, Jorge Lagás y “Lobo” Araneda conversaron con James Hetfield, líder de la banda a la que recibimos por quinta vez en nuestro país.

En el marco de ser cabeza de cartel de un nuevo Lollapalooza y la posibilidad de ampliar “la familia de Metallica”, Hetfield nos contó: “Nos gusta el desafío. Hay mucha gente que quizás no habría ido a ver a Metallica, pero este es un gran lugar para ver a la banda por los fans. Quizás no les guste Metallica pero disfrutan la compañía y la pasión de la gente alrededor, la energía que se transmite”.

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April 6, 2017 In the Press