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Metallica to Live Stream Final Show of North American Tour

Metallica have announced that they will livestream their performance tonight at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton in Alberta, Canada, the final North American show of their current "WorldWired” tour.The stream will be available for viewing both on a webcast website the band created, and on the band's YouTube channel."What a summer!! Thank you to some of the craziest, most passionate, intense... …

Watch a Preview of Metallica's 'Carpool Karaoke' Appearance

"Enter Sandman," "One," "Creeping Death" and...Rihanna's "Diamonds"?Something in that selection of songs is definitely out of place. But, in a preview of their appearance on the Apple Music-exclusive web series, Carpool Karaoke: The Series, you can watch Metallica sing the massive Rihanna hit, a Disney selection and other unexpected tunes with comedian Billy Eichner. "A few of you who watched... …

Watch Mike Dawes' Incredible Acoustic Cover of Metallica's "One"

To celebrate the upcoming September 15 release of his latest album ERA, guitarist (and frequent Guitar World columnist) Mike Dawes posted this solo-acoustic performance of Metallica's "One."“The first single from the record is this cover of the Metallica hit ‘One,’" Dawes said. "Anyone who knows the original can identify with the challenge of performing this track solo. It’s my mum's favourite,... …

Watch Metallica Play "The Star-Spangled Banner" at a San Francisco Giants Game

Last night, Metallica teamed up with the San Francisco Giants for the fifth annual "Metallica Night" at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Lars Ulrich tossed out the first pitch, while James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett performed their own take on "The Star-Spangled Banner."The celebration has become a tradition of sorts for the Bay Area band, who last year not only performed the national anthem and... …

Top 10 James Hetfield Guest Appearances

One of the factors that led to Jason Newsted's departure from Metallica in January 2001 was frontman James Hetfield's reluctance to allow his bass player to indulge in side projects during the band's downtime.While it's true that the Metallica frontman has never officially joined any other band (Spastik Children notwithstanding), Papa Het has done his share of guest appearances over the years,... …

Watch Metallica Cover Van Halen's "Runnin' with the Devil"

During their show at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, Saturday night, Metallica paid tribute to hometown heroes Van Halen with a brief cover of the band's "Runnin' with the Devil."The band has quite a bit of fun with the cover, with Hetfield attempting to replicate David Lee Roth's famous screams and Kirk Hammett beaming from ear to ear the whole way."That's all I can sing," Hetfield... …

See Metallica Perform "Motorbreath" in Montreal in New Pro-Shot Footage

Metallica’s MetOnTour video crew have shared footage of the band’s July 19 show at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montréal. Below you can see their pro-shot footage of the band playing "Motorbreath," a highlight of their incindeary 1983 debut, Kill 'Em All.Metallica is currently wrapping up its North American tour, with a handful of remaining dates on the West Coast and Canada. They will then spend the... …

Dave Mustaine Names His Favorite Metallica Song (That He Wrote)

In a recent-ish interview with LA Weekly, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine was asked which of the four songs he co-wrote on Metallica's 1983 debut album, Kill 'Em All, was his favorite. His response:"My favorite? Hmmm. Interesting. Good question. You know, I like 'Phantom Lord' and 'Metal Militia' because they are very interesting songs. But I think if you were going to go for my favorite... …

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Credits Soundgarden As Inspiration for "Enter Sandman" Riff

It turns out one of Metallica's most popular guitar riffs owes a little something to Soundgarden. “Soundgarden had just put out Louder Than Love. I was trying to capture their at­titude toward big, heavy riffs,” Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett told Rolling Stone in 2008.“It was two o’clock in the morning. I put it on tape and didn’t think about it. When [drummer] Lars [Ulrich] heard the riff,... …

Watch High Quality Live Videos of Metallica’s WorldWired Tour

Metallica is currently out pummeling stadiums on their WorldWired tour, and the band’s video team has been busy producing some very cool live footage.Below, check out clips of “Battery,” “One” and “For Whom the Bell Tolls”—and there’s plenty more to be seen at Metallica’s YouTube channel.For the latest on Metallica, visit metallica.com. …

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