First, it was a total honor to be nominated, but now this?!!? We’re beyond excited that we have been invited to perform on the 59th annual Grammy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 12, 2017. It’s been three years since we were lucky enough to participate in the awards show when we last performed with world-renowned Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang and we’re thrilled to be asked back.
搜狐娱乐讯 （1月16日，中国上海）昨晚，中国歌迷期待了近四年的金属乐队（Metallica）终于重返上海，震撼登陆梅赛德斯-奔驰文化中心，为中国的金属党带来了一场开年最火热的摇滚盛宴。继2013年金属乐队首次来华为中国歌迷留下震撼一夜后，昨晚，他们再度将极具感染力和现场魅力的舞台带给了中国歌迷。令人惊喜的是，一同出现在昨晚演出现场的还有去年11月刚刚由其独立厂牌Blackened Recordings发行的第11张录音室专辑《Hardwired...To Self-Destruct》，昨晚的演唱会上，金属乐队前后演绎了18首新歌和经典曲目，从新歌《Atlas, Rise!》到经典曲目《Nothing Else Matters》，曲曲High爆全场，整场演出全程无坐点，歌迷集体顶礼膜拜，曲虽终，人不散，摇滚更不息！本月18日，金属乐队还将转战北京乐视体育生态中心，作为中国摇滚乐迷的聚集地，势必会引爆一场更激烈的朝圣狂潮！
Three years after Metallica debuted their new arrangement of "One" with classical pianist Lang Lang at the Grammys, the band teamed once again with the virtuoso at a concert in his native China. The fiery performance, which showed the pianist navigating the thrash tune's jagged rhythms with ease and playing around Kirk Hammett's solos, took place at LeSports Center in Beijing on Wednesday.
It got better, but the beginning bit was dreadful.
"So you've had three marriages. Do you still believe in the institution of marriage?" Yes, this is my opening gambit. Lars Ulrich pauses, looks taken aback and after one beat too long replies: "Um…yes, yes I do. I've lived a lot. A third marriage… you save the best for last."
Metallica’s new album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct, is pretty much what you’d expect from the world’s most successful metal band in 2016 – primarily because we no longer have to expect much from Metallica.
It’s not really their fault. Between the fragmentation of music delivery and the dipping of rock music’s cultural significance, Metallica releasing a record doesn’t feel like a ‘moment’ any more, insomuch as it feels like a veteran band simply giving themselves a reason to tour, and their fans a reason to go that tour and bitch about them playing new songs.
James Hetfield of Metallica sits down with George Stroumboulopoulos for an in-depth expolration of his life and music to celebrate their latest, Hardwired...To Self-Destruct.
Update: The Strombo Show revealed their annual countdown of the 100 best songs of 2016 this week. "Moth Into Flame" came in at Number 14.
"Let's play some old stuff", frontman James Hetfield said to the delight of a near capacity crowd at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.
A band that has “been there, done that” like Metallica knows what people want. Even though the tour is in support of their latest album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct, only five songs from the album were included in the near two-and-a-half-hour set.
Some 18,000 fans of all ages braved the cold to crowd the giant spaceship-like Gocheok Sky Dome for Metallica's concert on Wednesday night.
The iconic U.S. heavy metal band chose Seoul as the first destination for their Asian tour for their new album "Hardwired to Self-Destruct." The band last visited Korea four years ago.
Mouloud Achour reçoit James Hetfield, le leader de Metallica. Après huit longues années d’attente pour les fans, le groupe mythique de heavy metal vient de sortir son onzième album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, et entame une tournée mondiale. Dans cette conversation, James Hetfield se dévoile comme rarement : il partage son ressenti sur les attentats du 13 novembre, évoque sa croyance en « une force supérieure qui lui aurait sauvé la vie », le rapport à la célébrité et… les goûts musicaux très mainstream de sa femme.
One band has become so synonymous with the heavy metal genre that despite the arguably dying rock scene in the country, was able to fill a stadium of metalheads with just their reputation alone.
It was a loud, chaotic and beautiful display of a classic heavy metal show. Metallica brought a thunderstorm to the Gocheok Sky Dome on Wednesday, and needless to say, the crowd was electrified.
Metallica made the most of their album rollout last fall, shooting videos for every song on the Hardwired … To Self-Destruct album and delivering a majority of them over a 24-hour period prior to the release of the disc. But while that may have been fun for fans, not all of the disc’s songs have made their concert debut yet. However, Metallica got a little closer to that goal, with two more Hardwired tracks receiving their live debut Wednesday (Jan. 11) in Seoul, South Korea.
Happy New Year and greetings from Seoul, South Korea! As we prepare to kick off the WorldWired tour 2017-style in Asia, we’re also looking ahead to our visit to Copenhagen next month and need your help choosing who else will be on the bill when we take the stage at the brand-new Royal Arena for four sold out shows.
Three years ago we were honored so share the stage with world-renowned Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang at the Grammy Awards as we performed “One” together. It was one of the most creative, unique performances of our career and we’re thrilled to announce that Lang Lang will join us again, this time in Beijing on January 18, 2017 when we take over Le Sports Center for a sold-out stop on the first leg of the WorldWired tour this year.
This week we spoke with music producer Greg Fidelman who recently finished Metallics’s new album Hardwired...To Self-Destruct.
This is Metallica's first studio album since 2008 and is not the first time Fidelman has worked with the band. Greg also worked as an engineer and mixer on Death Magnetic and was the co-producer, engineer and mixer on Lulu, the band’s collaboration with the late Lou Reed. He also oversaw the band’s live soundtrack to their first-ever feature film Through The Never.
Before James Hetfield formed Metallica, his musical awareness was shaped in equal parts by classical music, Aerosmith and the desire to kill disco. James talks with Marc about the band's continued growth, his recovery from not only addiction but also anger issues, and his belief that bands need to reconcile no matter how bad the break-up.