San Francisco Giants Announce 6th Annual Metallica Night, Plus News on Dee Snider, Kamelot + More
- Metallica and the San Francisco Giants are keeping their long-running partnership alive with the 6th Annual Metallica Night at AT&T Park on April 23. As in the past, members of the band will take part in the National Anthem and first pitch, as well as taking part in some between inning fun. Ticket packages include a ticket to the game, a special Metallica / Giants cap and there will be a VIP event in which Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett will speak with Stefan Chirazi about their early Bay Area days in Triples Alley. For more info, click here.
- Kamelot are undergoing a lineup change, with drummer Casey Grillo announcing his exit from the band, while Johan "Jo" Nunez will be taking over behind the kit. The band is working toward the release of their new album, The Shadow Theory, and is expected to announce new shows in Europe and Japan later this week.
- It's official! Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler is now a member of the Birmingham Walk of Stars, receiving his plaque from the city's mayor during a presentation in the midst of the Aston Villa vs. Burton Albion soccer match. See a photo here.
- John 5 and The Creatures are promising some "very special guests" for their upcoming April 6 performance at the Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles. "This is going to be epic," says the guitarist. However, Sebastian Bach revealed that he will be joining the show, along with Nikki Sixx and Scott Ian. Bach also revealed that John 5 will be on two songs for his next album.
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