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We all knew, right? 30 years.

Me, you and (of course) them...

So what better a way to honour Cliff than to go back to the front and play an old school club/small theatre like New York City’s Webster Hall in front of a fan club audience (with some old friends too) and deliver an old school basher, a thrasher, a teeth gnasher and a huge fat aural baseball bat reminder of what Metallica do. Not that the show date was planned as such, no no, but the serendipity of it’s timing could not have been better.

What, you wonder, was this exclusive (apparently very exclusive if some of the ticket scalp tweets I saw were accurate)gig really like? Was it really worth it? Was it really all that?

Yeah. Yeah it was. You see, the whole night was like a ginormous, positive time-warp, as if the entire, jam-packed, heaving throng of sweaty Webster Hallites all stepped into a giant Tardis and…

September 28, 2016 News

Track Two – Moth Into Flame

We’re back!! Welcome to track number two from Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, “Moth Into Flame.” As some of you accurately predicted, we gave it the first public spin while hanging out with our great friend Howard Stern this morning in his New York studio. Sitting and chatting with Howard is one our favorite things to do and we were honored that he offered to play it first and let us perform a few additional songs live while we were there. We’re also excited to debut the corresponding video directed by Tom Kirk of Muse fame.

Just to refresh your memories, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct hits the streets on November 18, 2016 and was produced by Greg Fidelman, along with James and Lars, and is available for pre-order in a variety of configurations including 12 songs on a double CD, vinyl, digital download, as well as a deluxe version including cover songs and live tracks.

We are just…

September 26, 2016 News

WorldWired Tour Travels To Copenhagen

We are very honored to have the super special, very unique opportunity to once again be the first event ever held in a brand new facility and this time it is in a city very near and dear to our heart, Copenhagen! We will be opening the doors of the Royal Arena for the first time on February 3 and 5, 2017 and as of this time these shows are our only scheduled European appearances of ’17, until the Fall at the earliest. So if you need a Metallica fix soon hopefully you can make it to Copenhagen!

September 26, 2016 News

Taking Over Legendary Webster Hall For Fifth Members Only Gig

We just walked off the stage at the Global Citizen show in New York’s Central Park and we had such a blast that we’re going to keep the good vibes rolling by adding another show to our New York run! This Tuesday, September 27th, we’ll be playing a special show for our Fifth Members only at the intimate Webster Hall and if you’re a member you have a chance to pick up tickets and join us.

September 24, 2016 News

Visiting With Howard

Coming to you from New York City as we get ready to take the stage at the Global Citizen Festival this weekend. It’s been great to be here visiting with some old friends, making new ones talking about Hardwired...To Self-Destruct and guess what?? We’ve been invited back to chat with our great friend and always loyal Metallica supporter Howard Stern this Monday, September 26th and he’s even asked us play a few songs live!

September 23, 2016 News

Hardwired...To Self-Destruct is FINISHED!

Guess what?!? It’s DONE! We have put the finishing touches on our next album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct and are looking forward to the next phase of unleashing it to the world, waking the monster that is Metallica and hitting the road. Check out Lars' video as he marks off the last X on the famous whiteboard!

We’re also here to tell you about some changes we’ve made to the deluxe versions of Hardwired... in place of the previously announced “Riff Origins.”

September 15, 2016 News

New Album, New Tour

It’s on!! As we put the finishing touches on Hardwired…To Self-Destruct we’re also getting ready to hit the road for the first of many headlining shows around the world. To kick it all off we’re returning to five cities we know will absolutely rock hard with all kinds of crazy Metalli-love and get this tour started right! First up we travel to Latin America with stops in Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Colombia, Guatemala and Costa Rica. All the dates and ticket information, including pre-sales for the Fifth Members, is below. We can’t think of a better place to get the juices flowing and set the table for many more shows to come!

Bridge School 30th Anniversary Concert

It is with great honor that we confirm that we have indeed been invited to join the incredible cast of musicians playing at the 30th Anniversary concert benefiting the Bridge School on October 22 and 23, 2016. This will be the third time that we hit the stage at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA to perform at the all acoustic shows and we’ll be joining Neil Young + Promise Of The Real, Roger Waters, Dave Matthews, case/lang /viers, Willie Nelson, My Morning Jacket, Norah Jones, Cage The Elephant and Nils Lofgren.

MINNNNEEAAAPOLISSS!!!

So What! Editor Steffan Chirazi's written live review in one-take from the floor of U.S. Bank Stadium, the brand new stadium in Minneapolis, MN.

Hardwired…To Self-Destruct Available November 18, 2016

It really does exist! We know it’s been a long time coming, but today we proudly introduce you to Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, the long awaited next Metallica studio album that is the follow-up to Death Magnetic! Two discs, nearly 80 minutes of music is coming your way on November 18, 2016... yes, THIS YEAR!

Spotify Launches Landmark

In the Spring we celebrated Record Store day with the release of remastered versions of Kill ‘Em All and Ride The Lightning and our friends from Spotify came out to visit us at HQ to talk about our first two albums. The results of those chats are now there for you to check out as today Spotify launched their first music documentary, Landmark – Metallica: The Early Years. The four-part series features exclusive interviews with us, rare archival footage as well as themed companion playlists and exclusive playlists curated by us.

If You’re Going to the Gig at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis... FAQ

Are you going to join us for the Grand Opening of U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis? If so, read on to answer all your burning questions about when and where to pick up your tickets, how to get to the gig, what NOT to bring and more. Take a spin through the FAQ and map below so that you’re prepared to have an awesome experience at the newest NFL stadium!

Master of Puppets Book... FINALLY!

Yes, it really does exist... Metallica: Back to the Front, the definitive story of Master of Puppets and the subsequent tour that followed its release, hits bookstores and online sellers on September 13, 2016!! A very special Collector’s Edition of the book will be available two weeks earlier on August 30, 2016 through Metallica.com and MoonriseMedia.net.

The deluxe version of Back to the Front pre-order has sold out in the Met Store. Please check back shortly for more information as additional copies may become available.

Celebrate the Upcoming Release of the Master of Puppets Book

Metallica: Back to the Front is coming in September and we’ll be celebrating from now until then and beyond. Fifth Members should log in to enter to win a very a limited edition Master of Puppets ESP guitar... one lucky winner will be drawn on Tuesday, August 30th.

We’re turning back the clock to the 20th anniversary of Master of Puppets when the band toured in Europe and Japan in 2006 and performed the album in its entirety by adding to our line of LiveMetallica.com shows also available on CD. All eleven shows from that summer will be available in the Met Store... Rock Am Ring, Rock Im Park, Berlin, Arnhem, Donington, Dublin, Tallinn, Nickelsdorf, Imola, Tokyo, and Osaka have all been pressed on good ‘ole compact disc.

Love the art for MOP? Personalize Metallica.com by logging in, clicking on “edit profile” and choosing Master of Puppets in the drop down menu for your…

Become a Global Citizen

We’re very excited and proud to announce that we will be a part of this year’s Global Citizen Festival in New York City on September 24, 2016. The fifth annual free-ticketed event held on the Great Lawn in Central Park brings together tens of thousands to celebrate the accomplishments of their campaigning efforts to enact global change.

Metallica and Brioni Team Up

We are beyond thrilled to have been invited to be the face of Italian luxury menswear powerhouse Brioni as they kick off their first creative campaign under the direction of newly appointed creative director, über cool style star Justin O’Shea.

7/2 Update: Videos Added

Go Sharks!

Update: Video added! Click here for photos! Download the anthem!

Another year and another Bay Area sports team playing in the championship round! Our congratulations to the San Jose Sharks for winning the Western Conference title and skating in the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in their 25-year franchise history. In keeping with our tradition of supporting all our hometown teams, James and Kirk will hit the ice to perform the National Anthem at Game 4 today, Monday, June 6th at the SAP Center in San Jose, CA.

James Joins Corrosion of Conformity in Oakland

James stopped by the Fox Theatre in Oakland tonight to make some noise with his friends Pepper, Woody, Mike and Reed as Corrosion of Conformity continued their tour with Lamb of God & Clutch. As they've done many times over the past 20 years, they jammed on "Seven Days" from CoC's classic album Deliverance.

James and Sammy Hagar Present The Third Annual Acoustic-4-A-Cure Benefit Concert

April 1 Update: Tickets are sold out... thank you for your support!

Celebrating an opportunity to give back to the community, James has once again teamed up with Sammy Hagar to unite an all-star line-up of musicians for the third annual Acoustic-4-A-Cure concert to benefit the Pediatric Cancer Program at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 1st at 10:00 AM.

Lars Inducts Deep Purple Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016

May 3 Update: Watch Lars' unedited induction speech.

Just a reminder that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be airing on HBO on Saturday, April 30th at 8:00 PM EDT.

Also, you can save 35% on Re-Machined, the tribute album to Deep Purple's Machine Head featuring Metallica's cover of "When a Blind Man Cries" in the Met Store now.