If you were anywhere near New York City over the weekend, it was hard to avoid the fact that Metallica were in town. They kicked off their Big Apple experience with a show at the Apollo Theater on Saturday, gave retiring New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera a proper sendoff at Yankee Stadium on Sunday and paid a visit to Howard Stern earlier today.
Metallica have released another behind-the-scenes clip of the making of their highly anticipated 3D feature film, Through the Never. This clip shows how they brought the electric chair from "Ride the Lightening" to life. Check out the clip below.
I was 15 years old and a friend of mine brought it over to my house insisting I had to hear it. I was still living at my parents' house at the time, and they had a very loud stereo system. My friends would come over and we would blast it up to what we thought was concert level. Boy, was I naive!
Two former members of Metallica were part of this year's Gigantour 2013 — Megadeth‘s Dave Mustaine and Newsted's Jason Newsted. As a result, fans were hoping the guys would — at some point — take the stage together to run through one or two tunes from the old days.
A few years ago, the editors of Guitar World magazine compiled what we feel is the ultimate guide to the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time. The list, which has been quoted by countless artists, websites and publications around the world, starts with Richie Sambora's work on Bon Jovi's “Wanted Dead or Alive” (100) and builds to a truly epic finish with Jimmy Page's solo on "Stairway to Heaven" (01).