Most of you NYC Metal Legions know that Metallica has already released the first taste of their upcoming album “Hardwired To Self-Destruct” and its been met with considerable approval since it is quite the kick ass track (I discussed the tune on THIS LINK for those who didn’t see my narrative). That is just what we are expecting from a legendary band of this type. Now that this has happened a whole lot of activity is popping up for the Thrash Metal icons and this one should greatly appease the fans of radio personality Howard Stern. Check it out below as it’s some good reading.
The Press Release:
• Metallica’s exclusive SiriusXM channel Mandatory Metallica to return November 16
• Mandatory Metallica to feature “Town Hall” special
NEW YORK – September 23, 2016 – Howard Stern and SiriusXM announced today that Grammy® Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Metallica will perform live on The Howard Stern Show on Howard Stern’s exclusive SiriusXM channel Howard 100 on Monday, September 26.
The in studio performance will feature Metallica performing songs from their 30-plus year career, including music from their upcoming album Hardwired….to Self-Destruct, scheduled to be released on November 18 on the band’s Blackened Recordings.
Additionally, on Monday, September 26, the band will record a special edition of SiriusXM’s “Town Hall” series—answering questions from a select group of SiriusXM listeners in the SiriusXM studios in New York City. The “Town Hall” special, hosted by music journalist and SiriusXM host David Fricke, will air on the band’s limited-run SiriusXM channel Mandatory Metallica, launching Wednesday, November 16.
Mandatory Metallica, which originally aired on SiriusXM in 2009 and again in 2013 when the band performed a private concert for SiriusXM at the Apollo Theater in New York City, will feature hits, rarities and concert recordings from throughout the band’s iconic career. The channel will air beginning Wednesday, November 16 at 5:00 pm ET and will air through Wednesday, November 23, via satellite on channel 40 and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com. The Metallica “Town Hall” will air Thursday, November 17 at 5:00 pm ET on Mandatory Metallica and SiriusXM’s Octane, channel 37.
“SiriusXM’s Town Hall with Metallica” is part of SiriusXM’s “Town Hall” series, featuring iconic entertainers and figures sitting down with studio audiences of SiriusXM listeners. Previous SiriusXM “Town Hall” specials have featured Bruce Springsteen, Billy Crystal, Barbra Streisand, Quentin Tarantino, Carol Burnett, Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, KISS, Coldplay, Ringo Starr, Adele, Elton John, Taylor Swift, Hugh Jackman, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Roger Waters, the surviving members of Nirvana, Gregg Allman, Usher and Tony Hawk.
Mandatory Metallica is an example of SiriusXM channels created with iconic and prominent artists, including Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Radio, Garth Brooks’ The Garth Channel, Jimmy Buffett’s Radio Margaritaville, Willie Nelson’s Willie’s Roadhouse, The Pink Floyd Channel, B.B. King’s Bluesville, Elvis Radio, Siriusly Sinatra, Ozzy Osbourne’s Ozzy’s Boneyard, Pearl Jam Radio, Eminem’s Shade 45,Tiësto’s Club Life Radio and Neil Diamond Radio.
Metallica formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield and has become one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, having sold 110 million albums worldwide while playing to millions of fans on literally all seven continents. They have scored several multi-platinum albums, including 1991’s Metallica (commonly referred to as The Black Album), with sales of nearly 17 million copies in the United States alone, making it the best-selling album in the history of Soundscan. Metallica has also garnered numerous awards and accolades, including nine Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, and multiple MTV Video Music Awards, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009. In December 2013, Metallica made history when they performed a rare concert in Antarctica, becoming the first act to ever play all seven continents all within a year, and earning themselves a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: By the time that Monday morning rolls around, Metallica will have already played at that Global Citizen Festival which happened on Saturday. I’m assuming we shall have some means of streaming this concert and I must admit that I am ONLY interested in the Metallica set and I am not attending the event. I am hoping to attend the “Town Hall” event since I have been to a few of those in the past and documented about them right here on the website. If I manage that please stay tuned for the thoughts and some images. Depending on the layout. So what do you Howard Stern fans think about this particular Metallica treat? Are you excited? Let me know in the comments below.
UPDATE 9/26/2016: The appearance of the mighty Metallica has come and gone for the Howard Stern Show and since the clips were on his YouTube.com Channel, I’ve embedded them into this post about the event.