Tag Archives: kirk hammett

Metallica Offers An Update From The Bunker

metallica logo

The Band Statement:
Greetings… not from our usual HQ haunts, but this time from our living rooms, bedrooms, and basements. As many of you know, in our nearly forty years of touring, we’ve had a few mishaps along the way: broken bones, trashed appendixes, a pyro mishap, backs thrown out, crazy weather, food poisoning (beware of the oysters!), and even one way next-level anxiety attack! None of it has ever stopped us, but this is obviously a very different time, and leaving the house now literally means taking your life in your hands. Unfortunately, in these surreal times, that means we have to stay away from each other for the foreseeable future before we can start thinking about ‘Tallica Family reunions around the world.

We’re all putting safety first, self-isolating and socially distancing, but not forever! With that said, the South American shows originally planned for April are in the process of moving to December; Greta Van Fleet is going to stay on board to take this ride with us, and we’ll be hitting each and every city, but a few venues may have changed. We’ll be back later this week with the new dates and details about tickets, venues, and everything you need to know to help you make plans.
Continue reading Metallica Offers An Update From The Bunker

Metallica Pulls Out Of Sonic Temple and Louder Than Life Festival For Health Reasons

metallica logo

“Dear Metallica Family,

It pains me to write this, but I have to let all of you know that I cannot make it to Sonic Temple in Columbus and Louder Than Life in Louisville this year. As part of my continuing effort to get and stay healthy, I have critical recovery events on those weekends that cannot be moved. I apologize to all of our fans who have bought tickets for these festivals. We are working with the festival promoters to provide for refunds or exchanges. My intent with this statement is saying “I apologize” to each one of you. The reality is that I have not prioritized my health in the past year of touring and I now know that my mental health comes first. That might sound like a no-brainer for most of you but I didn’t want to let the Metallica team/family down and, I alone, completely compromised myself.
Continue reading Metallica Pulls Out Of Sonic Temple and Louder Than Life Festival For Health Reasons

Now In Theaters: “Metallica S&M2” For One Night Only

metallica logo

Back in July I shared the news about the Metallica live concert film “S&M2” which finds the band delivering the goods with the San Francisco Symphony at the brand new Chase Center in San Francisco. If you missed that post please click HERE to learn more. Tonight this film will premiere for one night only in more than 3000 theaters across the country.

show posters, metallica, metallica show posters

Starring:
James Hetfield
Kirk Hammett
Lars Ulrich
Robert Trujillo
San Francisco Symphony

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I really wanted to see this film in the theaters as opposed to on the big screen TV but the deluge of things to process post New York Comic Con and the planning for the weeks ahead will make this impossible. I’d actually like to see “Joker” today since the forecast is going to be mostly rainy and chilly. There are no better days to see a movie than on one like that. What about you folks? Are you planning on seeing this film in the theaters during its one night only presentation? Chime in down below in the comments section and if you see this post after seeing the film, please feel free to let us know what you think. This isn’t like a Marvel Studios film where any plot can be spoiled so I don’t care. Okay, off to the movies.

Official Website: http://www.metallica.com

Metallica Cancels Australian & New Zealand Tour as James Hetfield Enters Rehab

metallica logo

The Statement:
A Note from Lars, Kirk, and Rob. We are truly sorry to inform our fans and friends that we must postpone our upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand. As most of you probably know, our brother James has been struggling with addiction on and off for many years. He has now, unfortunately, had to re-enter a treatment program to work on his recovery again.

metallica, metallica concert photos
Metallica by Ken Pierce (2009)

Continue reading Metallica Cancels Australian & New Zealand Tour as James Hetfield Enters Rehab

Metallica Wants You To See The “S&M2” Film First

metallica logo

A few months ago, I shared the news from Metallica and their at the time upcoming “S&M2” pair of concerts with the San Francisco Symphony. If you didn’t see that notice just click HERE to be up to speed. A couple of days ago, the band revealed a way that the most ardent of fans can see the film before everyone else. Take a look.

show posters, metallica, metallica show posters

The Scoop:
The response to the two S&M² shows earlier this month at San Francisco’s new Chase Center has been nothing short of mind-boggling! We had the most incredible time with the San Francisco Symphony and now cannot wait to share it with the world on the big screen. The film will play in over 3,400 theaters worldwide on October 9th, but here’s your chance to see it first!
Continue reading Metallica Wants You To See The “S&M2” Film First