måndag 23 mars 2009

Metallica US Tour Dates Revelead

Metallica will do a massive US tour this fall. The dates are the following:

Sep. 14 - Nashville, TN - Sommet Center
Sep. 15 - Cincinnati, OH - US Bank Arena
Sep. 17 - Indianapolis, IN - Conseco Fieldhouse
Sep. 19 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
Sep. 28 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
Sep. 29 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
Oct. 01 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Bank Atlantic Center
Oct. 03 - Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum
Oct. 04 - Atlanta, GA - Phillips Arena
Oct. 12 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
Oct. 13 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
Oct. 15 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
Oct. 17 - Charlottesville, VA - JPJ Arena
Oct. 18 - Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Bobcats Arena
Oct. 26 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
Oct. 29 - Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place
Oct. 31 - Quebec City, QC - Colisee Pepsi
Nov. 09 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
Nov. 10 - Buffalo, NY - HSBC Arena
Nov. 12 - Albany, NY - Times Union Center
Nov. 14 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
Dec. 05 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay
Dec. 07 - Boise, ID - Idaho Center
Dec. 08 - Sacramento, CA - ARCO Arena
Dec. 10 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
Dec. 12 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavillion

måndag 9 mars 2009

James Hetfield Released From Hospital

Photos and some information (in Swedish) regarding James Hetfield's visit to the hospital in Stockholm yesterday (March 8th) can be found here: http://www.aftonbladet.se/nojesbladet/musik/article4597823.ab

Yesterday's Metallica Show In Stockholm Cancelled

The Metallica show yesterday (March 8th) at Stockholm's Globe Arena was cancelled due to James Hetfield being rushed to the hospital. It is said that he suffered from food poisoning. At 8 PM (one hour before the planned show time) the three present Metallica members together with promoter Tor Nielsen from Live Nation Sweden went up on stage and told the fans the sad news. This speech can be seen here:

måndag 23 februari 2009

More Bands Confirmed For Sonisphere In Knebworth

The following bands are now confirmed for the Sonisphere Festival taking place in Knebworth, UK August 1st-2nd:


tisdag 17 februari 2009

Artwork For Guitar Hero Metallica Revealed

This is how Guitar Hero Metallica will look. The game can be ordered here:

måndag 9 februari 2009

Metallica Sonicsphere Festivals Confirmed

As Metallica Today revealed in October last year Metallica will play in Knebworth this summer. This will happen August 1st-2nd. Other bands on the bill will be Linkin Park, Lamb Of God and Mastodon. This event will be called Sonicsphere and the event will also take place at the following places:

June 20: Holland, Nijmegen, Goffertpark

July 4: Germany, Hockenheimring

July 11:Spain, Barcelona, Forum

July 18: Sweden, Hultsfred
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July 25: Finland, Kirjurinluoto, Pori

torsdag 29 januari 2009

Metallica Confirmed For Rock Werchter 2009

Metallica will perform at this year's Rock Werchter Festival. This takes place in Belgium July 2nd-5th. Tickets can be booked here:

måndag 26 januari 2009

Tracks For Metallica Guitar Hero Revealed

March 29th is the release date of the Metallica Guitar Hero. The following Metallica songs will be included:

All Nightmare Long
Creeping Death
Disposable Heroes
Dyers Eve
Enter Sandman
Fade To Black
Fight Fire With Fire
For Whom The Bell Tolls
Hit The Lights
King Nothing
Master of Puppets
Mercyful Fate (Medley)
No Leaf Clover
Nothing Else Matters
Sad But True
Seek And Destroy
The Memory Remains
The Shortest Straw
The Thing That Should Not Be
The Unforgiven
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
Wherever I May Roam

In addition to this, the following non-Metallica songs (chosen by Metallica) will be included:

Alice In Chains - No Excuses
Bob Seger - Turn The Page
Corrosion of Conformity - Albatross
Diamond Head - Am I Evil?
Foo Fighters - Stacked Actors
Judas Priest - Hell Bent For Leather
Kyuss - Demon Cleaner
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Tuesdays Gone
Machine Head - Beautiful Mourning
Mastodon - Blood And Thunder
Mercyful Fate - Evil
Michael Schenker Group - Armed and Ready
Motorhead - Ace of Spades
Queen - Stone Cold Crazy
Samhain - Mother of Mercy
Slayer - War Ensemble
Social Distortion - Mommy's Little Monster
Suicidal Tendencies - War Inside My Head
System of a Down - Toxicity
The Sword - Black River
Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back in Town

The Metallica Guitar Hero can be pre-ordered here:

torsdag 22 januari 2009

Metallica Confirmed For Nova Rock

Metallica will play at this summer's Nova Rock Festival in Austria. The festival takes place June 19th-21st. Read more at www.novarock.at.

fredag 16 januari 2009

Cliff Burton Biography To Be Released In June

The English journalist Joel McIver (who wrote the amazing Justice For All book) has recently finished the work of a biography of Cliff Burton. This is the first time ever the entire story of Cliff's life is published. McIver has interviewed people like Kirk Hammett, Fleming Rasmussen, Brian Slagel and loads of others. The book will be released in June but it can already be ordered at Amazon.

torsdag 15 januari 2009

Metallica Finally In Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Metallica will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in a ceremony happening April 4th. Three years ago Metallica performed at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction of Black Sabbath.

onsdag 14 januari 2009

Metallica High On Lists Of Last Year's Most Successful Bands

Los Angeles Times reports that Metallica is on the 14th place on the list of which artists made most money during 2008. This is the income from sales of concert tickets, albums and digital downloads combined. According to LA Times, Metallica made $ 56.4 million during 2008. Number one on the list is Madonna. Read more at http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2009/01/madonna-acdc-an.html.
In similar news, Metallilca is the third most sold album in Sweden during 2008. Duffy is number one. Read the entire list at http://www.musikindustrin.se/artikel/384/Duffy_salde_bast_under_2008.html.

måndag 12 januari 2009

Metallica Will Play In Knebworth First Weekend Of August

As revealed earlier by Metallica Today, there will be a Metallica show in Knebworth, UK in the summer. It is now confirmed that this will take place the first weekend of August. I will get back with more details.

onsdag 7 januari 2009

Lars Ulrich To Join Deep Purple Reunion?

Classic Rock Magazine reports that the legendary Mark III line-up of Deep Purple are planning a reunion. According to Classic Rock, David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Jon Lord and Ritchie Blackmore are up for the reunion. However, since drummer Ian Paice is in the current Deep Purple line-up they need a drummer. This is where Lars Ulrich comes in. Lars says: “If they need a drummer, David Coverdale has my number.”
However, Jon Lord has made a posting on his own webpage where he says he can't see a reunion without Ian Paice.
Read more at http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/a-deep-purple-mk-iii-reunion-%e2%80%98count-me-in%e2%80%99-says-lars-ulrich/

måndag 5 januari 2009

Lars Ulrich Mentions His Favorite Album From 2008

Rolling Stone Magazine has asked Lars Ulrich about his favorite alubm from 2008. His favorite is The Sword's Gods Of The Earth. Read the entire article at http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/25194961/artists_pick_the_best_albums_and_singles_of_2008/4.

fredag 2 januari 2009

Death Magnetic 7th Most Sold Album During 2008

Billboard.com reports that "Death Magnetic" is the 7th most sold album in the US during 2008. The album has sold 1.57 million copies in the US alone. The most sold album during 2008 is Lil Wayne's "The Charter III".

måndag 29 december 2008

Japanese All Nightmare Long SHM-CD Released

Universal Music Japan has recently released a SHM-CD version of the new All Nightmare Long single. Check it out here:

tisdag 23 december 2008

More European Summer Metallica Shows?

There will most likely be some more Metallica shows booked during the European summer tour. As revealed earlier by Metallica Today, there are talks about a huge show in Knebworth, UK. There are also talks about a show at Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden.