James Heftfield and Lars Ulrich feel they "weren't equipped" to handle bassist Jason Newsted leaving Metallica. Newsted, of course, exited the legendary metal outfit in 2001 in part to work on other projects. His departure was a sore spot for Hetfield and Ulrich, who felt... Read More.
Move over Diamond plaques and Grammy trophies, because Metallica's The Black Album has now earned the most prestigious honor there is: a Funko Pop! recreation. The toy company has announced a Black Album-themed set in its ever-popular line of adorable, big-headed vinyl figures. The collection includes... Read More.
In the very likely event you missed Metallica's last-minute concerts in San Francisco and Chicago this past week, you can still pretend you were there from the comfort of your own home. The streaming site Nugs.net is offering full audio from both shows to its... Read More.
The U.K.'s Download Festival is heading to Germany, and Metallica will be along for the ride. The metal legends are headlining the inaugural Download Germany, set to take place June 24, 2022. The lineup will also include Five Finger Death Punch and Sabaton, with more... Read More.
Metallica has unearthed a previously unreleased instrumental version of the Black Album song "My Friend of Misery." The recording, dubbed "My Friend of Misery (From Jason's Riff Tapes)," was created by bassist Jason Newsted, and proved to be the foundation of the Black Album's penultimate... Read More.
Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine discusses his exit from Metallica in a new trailer for his upcoming episode of Gibson TV's Icons series. Mustaine, of course, was the original lead guitarist of Metallica before he was fired from the band in 1983 and replaced by Kirk... Read More.