Metallica Postpones Tour Dates As James Hetfield Enters Rehab

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Metallica cancels tour dates after singer James Hetfield enters rehab again

Metallica have canceled their plans to perform at the Sonic Temple and Louder Than Life festivals this summer. 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. New headliners for Louder Than Life have yet to be revealed. That includes the Epicenter, Welcome to Rockville and Aftershock festivals. Metallica canceled a planned tour of Australia and New Zealand in September so Hetfield could enter rehab.

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Do you still believe in the institution of marriage? Lars Ulrich pauses, looks taken aback and after one beat too long replies: “Um…yes, yes I do. I’ve lived a lot. A third marriage… you save the best for last. As first dates go I’m really knocking this out of the park early. Sitting at an outdoor table at Robert DeNiro’s swank Tribeca eatery with the Danish drummer—arguably Metallica’s most recognizable and outspoken member—I can feel the red start to rise in my cheeks.

Nothing left to do but blunder on: “Do you consider yourself a romantic? If hard pressed, yes.

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Now, how soon? And then of course at home, everyone has got ideas. Trujillo has said that take elements from both of their previous two albums, being both collaborative and allowing frontman James Hetfield to bring ideas to the table. Not yet. But the band have a busy tour schedule — playing European stadium and arena shows from May through to August before embarking on a tour of Australia and New Zealand in October — so we could see some new songs debuted live over the coming months.

Could these influences make their way into their new music? Metallica and Lady Gaga. There had previously been suggestion that Lady Gaga could feature on the next Metallica record , following on from their Grammys collaboration. Speaking after their Grammy Awards performance, Hetfield ruled out the possibility of further collaboration with Gaga.

But even just talking with her, being around her, her energy was very, very exciting. She has lots of ideas, and she likes to push the boundaries like we do.

Metallica Announce Release Date For Long-Awaited S&M2 Album

Metallica’s earliest works were so intensely heavy metal, with their super fast tempos and highly aggressive musicianship, that they were classified as belonging to the subgenre of “Thrash Metal. The others were Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax. Their album Master of Puppets being hard core Thrash Metal, was critically acclaimed and described as one of the most influential in the subgenre.

Metallica have set an official release date for their S&M2 live concert In addition, the band have just put out two new songs/live videos from.

Join Songkick to track Metallica and get concert alerts when they play near you. Be the first to know when they tour near St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. View all upcoming concerts Formed in , Metallica is considered to be one of the founding bands of thrash metal. The band was formed after the various members answered a newspaper advertisement placed by drummer Lars Ulrich who was looking for people to jam with. Metallica quickly gained a following in the Los Angeles music scene as their new thrash metal sound picked up increasing numbers of followers from their many gigs.

The band toured frequently in the US and Europe, playing to tens of thousands of fans at a time. Their constant touring meant that their music and image was rapidly gaining in popularity throughout the late 80s. In tragedy struck the band when their tour bus crashed in Sweden and bassist Cliff Burton was killed. The release of this album in saw the band attain its biggest success yet as the album charted at number 6 in the US and number 4 in the UK; Metallica also received their first Grammy Award nomination.

The commercial success of this album saw Metallica turned into superstars and living legends.

Metallica’s James Hetfield enters rehab; tour dates canceled

Hetfield is a former full-time Marin resident. At last report, he still owned property in Lucas Valley. The statement by drummer Lars Ulrich, guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Rob Trujillo says anyone who purchased tickets for the remaining show dates will receive automatic refunds. The band had been scheduled to play five Australian cities from Oct.

The statement says Hetfield has struggled with addiction for years and has re-entered a treatment program. By Associated Press.

Metallica canceled appearances at two summer festivals in order to singer James Hetfield announced on the band’s Facebook page.

Metallica says its frontman James Hetfield has entered rehab, and the band is canceling its upcoming tour in Australia and New Zealand. Three of the heavy metal band’s members posted a statement on Twitter Friday announcing the decision and apologizing to fans. The statement by drummer Lars Ulrich, guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Rob Trujillo says anyone who purchased tickets for the remaining show dates will receive automatic refunds.

The band had been scheduled to play five Australian cities from Oct. The statement says Hetfield has struggled with addiction for years and has re-entered a treatment program. The statement didn’t elaborate, but the band’s members said they appreciate fans’ understanding and support of the year-old Metallica co-founder.

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Metallica has announced that SiriusXM will launch a Mandatory Metallica channel in May that will feature a virtual tour of past performances. The date tour will be compromised of an archival concert a day from all over the world. Stream Metallica’s channel here. They have also started a donation page on Facebook. Ten percent of the funds will go to Public Functionary , a platform for grassroots organizing across music, visual art, performance, and more.

Metallica is an American heavy metal band. The band was formed in in Los Angeles by In February , Metallica supported Venom on the Seven Dates of Hell tour, during which the bands performed in front of 7, people at the.

The tour supported the band’s fifth and most successful album to date Metallica. Then after the tour, they would release A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica another box set showing the recording process of the Black Album and the respective tours for the album. Instead, a video presentation was shown before the concerts actually started. Included might be clips of local sights near the venue, Metallica shopping in local stores, roadies prepping the arena, Lars Ulrich walking around backstage giving introductions and reciting band history, or other band members engaging in various hijinks.

Setlists consisted of a mixture of Metallica material with fan-favorite songs from their first four albums. Shows were typically three hours long. The stage itself was a diamond form, with a number of singing and playing positions as well as drum kit positions that would allow band members to rotate around. Some selected fans were located in a pit inside the stage area.

Once in the show’s mid-section, individual unaccompanied solo slots were offered up, typically a bass solo, then later a drum solo, and in another while a guitar one. The drum slot was often the most popular, with a second drum kit popping up and Hetfield taking a seat, dueling with Ulrich. Drum parts from other bands such as Slayer might be quoted, or Kirk Hammett might appear to play a bit of “Smoke on the Water” along with the drums.

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Metallica , influential American heavy metal band that, along with Slayer and Anthrax, developed the subgenre speed metal in the early and mids. The principal members were lead singer and rhythm guitarist James Hetfield b. August 3, , Downey, California , U.

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Your browser’s Javascript functionality is turned off. Please turn it on so that you can experience the full capabilities of this site. Their ascent was to be relatively quick, driven by sheer work-rate, effort and a rare musical chemistry. The tape-trading circuit went crazy for it, and after repeatedly well-received shows in the Bay Area, Metallica found themselves relocating there after convincing bassist Cliff Burton to leave his band Trauma and replace McGovney. East Coast metal merchant Jon Zazula pitched the band on an album deal with his indie label Megaforce Records and found them traveling to New York in a stolen U-Haul to record their first album.

Shortly after arriving in New York in April , Mustaine was replaced by Exodus shredder Kirk Hammett and the boys hit the studio for the first time. The stellar reception in the metal community allowed them to quickly make their second album Ride The Lightning with producer Flemming Rassmussen in Copenhagen at Sweet Silence Studios during the summer of It was some ascent. Metallica appeared unstoppable. But a heinous challenge was to be thrown at them when on September 27, , they suffered a tragedy beyond words.

On tour in Sweden, during an overnight drive the bands’ tour bus skidded out of control and flipped, killing Cliff Burton. His influence on the musical growth of the band had been enormous, combining the DIY philosophies of jamming and experimenting with an acute knowledge of musical theory.

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