Has it really been 10 seasons of VH1 Classic's 'That Metal Show?' Yes, it has. Season 10 kicked off last night (March 31) with Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich and Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn as the guests on the gab fest. So one might say it was a Bay Area-centric episode. Ain't nothing wrong with that, as its one of the most metallic and fertile regions of the U.S.
Metallica fans were able to get a sneak peak of Lars Ulrich's acting chops when he played a small role in 2010's 'Get Him to the Greek' and on the big screen in Metallica's 2004 documentary 'Some Kind of Monster' (both in which he played himself), but now the famed drummer is taking on a dramatic part in the new HBO film production 'Hemingway and Gellhorn.'
Slipknot’s M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan will be premiering his new photo book ‘Apocalyptic Nightmare Journey’ at the South By Southwest Music Festival next week in Austin, Texas. ‘Apocalyptic Nightmare Journey’ is a collection of Crahan’s photography, and more specifically his experimental works exploring darkness and light.
Megadeth's Dave Mustaine has said some interesting stuff lately, such as supporting Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum only to rebuke that support, opposing gay marriage, telling women in Africa to "put a plug in it" regarding birth control, but now he has said something even more interesting. In a recent radio interview with Minneapolis radio station 93X, Mustaine spoke about the proposed supergroup with Megadeth bassist David Ellefson and Metallica's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich that he spoke about last year.
If there ever was a time when 140 character nature of tweets were a hindrance, it's now. Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe used his Twitter feed to speak his mind quite vociferously and at great length about SOPA, which is the Stop Online Piracy Act. He made a lot of valid points and we give him credit for not getting frustrated at Twitter character limits to keep going! Because like a mad 'n' metallic Energizer bunny, that's just what he did!
Lars Ulrich appeared on last night's episode of 'That Metal Show,' and hands down, he is this season's "big get," and quite possibly the "big get" of the entire series! Ulrich was engaging, interesting and incredibly chatty and revealed lots of tidbits about the music he loves, and of course, about his own band.