To mark the tenth anniversary of the passing of legendary metal vocalist Paul Baloff, Exodus and a bunch of their thrashiest friends -- Heathen and Forbidden, to name a couple -- held a concert in his honor, aptly titled Bonded By Baloff.
Over the weekend, Metallica posted the following message to their official website: H"ey boys and girls...a date to note from your friendly 'Tallica boys, February 7 at 11am Pacific time...right here!"
It looks like we might be a little late on this one, given the fact that OVER 2 MILLION people have already seen this video of 8-year-old Zoe Thomas shredding the heck out of "Stratosphere" by Stratovarius. If you haven't already, check out the video below.
Apparently, Hulk Hogan almost joined an early version of Metallica. The former WWWF champion wrestler, who stars in his own reality TV show, Hogan Knows Best, told The Sun in England that he and Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich were tight during Hogan's days as a session musician.
In honor of 25 years of partnership, ESP is launching a brand new line of Kirk Hammett signature guitars, including the KH-DC, LTD KH-DC, and LTD KH-25, just three of ESP's 19 new products featured at this year's Winter NAMM.
Some new guests have been added to the lineup of NAMM Metal Jam 2012, which takes place tomorrow night, January 18, at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, less than a mile away from the Anaheim Convention Center, which will be hosting the Winter NAMM show this Thursday through Sunday.
According to a new interview with Rolling Stone, Metallica are currently seven to eight songs into the writing for their new album, and are aiming for shorter, more concise songs than the ones featured on 2008's Death Magnetic.
We reported back in October 2011 that Metallica might have a 3D movie in the works. Almost three months later, Metallica have confirmed that a 3D film is in the works, and the band looks to have the film in theaters in 2013.
As anyone who's followed Metallica's career can tell you, the group's members are rarely at a loss for words. But when Kirk Hammett recently learned that he'd become the first inductee into the Guitar World Hall of Fame, he was rendered speechless for a solid minute or two. "It totally took me by surprise," he says. "Especially since our profile has been so weird lately. It's been very non-musical, you know?"