Since rock legend Lou Reed passed away on Oct. 27, an incredible amount of musicians have offered their condolences. However, not much had been heard from the members of Metallica, who recorded the collaborative album 'Lulu' with Reed in 2011. However, one day shy of the 'Lulu' album's second anniversary, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has offered a lengthy and heartfelt tribute to Reed.
Yesterday (Oct. 23), news spread that Metallica were apparently planning to play a gig in Antarctica. Today, Metallica have confirmed that it will indeed happen on Dec. 8. As outlandish as it sounds, there's no argument that Metallica is the exact band to embark on such a voyage. Furthermore, Metallica fans in South America are eligible to enter a contest for a chance to witness the historic gig.
Happy Birthday to Metallica bassist Rob Trujillo! The dude hasn't lost a step in terms of technique and energy, and Trujillo has just turned 49 years old. How many 49-year-olds do you know who can thrash like Rob?! To celebrate the bassist's birthday, our Video of the Day is Metallica's performance of 'The Day That Never Comes' from the band's 'Quebec Magnetic' DVD.
At this point, the members of Metallica are probably very accustomed to being asked the status of their next disc. Their last release was 2008’s ‘Death Magnetic' and fans are clearly hungry for new Metallica music. Not to fear though, drummer Lars Ulrich explains that writing new material has always been part of their game plan.
It's a pretty defeating feeling when you see all these kids laying waste to an instrument at such a young age while all you can do is watch in awe. Here we have another kid who might be able to light a fire under your keister with his impressive guitar playing.
The apocalypse was supposed to happen in 2012, not 2013, right? It seems like doomsday math has always been a little off, so we have some evidence that might be more proof positive of the pending end of times than some number crunching. Pop sensation Justin Bieber was recently filmed singing along to a Metallica jam!
It doesn't get more legendary than Cliff Burton and Steve Harris! Support for both of these musicians has been overwhelming ever since we launched our Greatest Metal Bassist tournament. In what's sure to be a tough fight, these two classic metal bassists battle for supremacy.