Metallica's self-titled fifth album (commonly referred to as "The Black Album"), which was already the best-selling album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991, has become the first album to sell more than 16 million units in SoundScan's history.
Last night (May 28), Metallica performed "The Frayed Ends of Sanity," a 1988 ...And Justice For All track, for the first time ever. You can check out some fan-filmed footage below. The show, which was part of the Metallica By Request series of gigs, took place at the Sonisphere Festival in Helsinki, Finland.
When he’s not on the road with Metallica, one of James Hetfield's most consuming passions is hunting. That hobby has landed him a spot narrating an eight-episode History Channel series called The Hunt, beginning 10 p.m. ET June 8.
The Order of Apollyon, the black/death metal project featuring current/former members of Aborted, Carcass, Akercocke and Cradle Of Filth, have posted their take on the Metallica classic "Creeping Death."
This past Friday, Metallica visited San Francisco's AT&T park as part of Giants' "Metallica Night." James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett opened the game by playing "The Star-Spangled Banner" and Lars Ulrich threw out the first pitch. Hetfield also announced the Giants' starting lineup. You can check out videos of the National Anthem and Hetfield's reading of the lineup below.