Metallica frontman James Hetfield has a number of hobbies and pastimes, one of which is hunting. Hetfield has experience in bear hunting, which is the subject of the upcoming History series 'The Hunt,' and he'll be the narrator for the eight episode series that premieres Sunday, June 8 at 10PM ET.
This past Friday (May 16) marked the second annual 'Metallica Night' at the San Francisco Giants' AT&T Park, and the metal legends got the festivities going with a rendition of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' before the Giants took on the Miami Marlins.
We're used to seeing Metallica rock out live, so it was quite a sight to check out frontman James Hetfield not only without the thunderous backing of his band, but also unplugging for an acoustic benefit. Hetfield was part of an all-star lineup for the 'Acoustic-4-A-Cure benefit at San Francisco's Fillmore Thursday night (May 15), where he performed a four-song set and returned for the finale.
I was sitting on my couch yesterday and a Guitar Center commercial came up and Papa Het from Metallica was featured in the commercial. So to answer the question what makes a great commercial, you put James Hetfield with a guitar and turn him loose.
Metallica played a small, four-song, acoustic set at the MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit in L.A. Monday night, a show that brought in proceeds that will go directly to addiction recovery treatment for musicians everywhere.
Metallica have played nearly everywhere in the world. Last year they played on all seven continents, including Antarctica. But one place they haven't played is the legendary Glastonbury Festival in England. That will change next month.
Metallica have covered their fair share of songs over the years, but guitarist Kirk Hammett is taking on a track that most fans would never expect. The rocker is set to cover 'Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)' for a new compilation.
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich as a pitchman? It's true. While Ulrich and Metallica have been very careful with what they put their stamp on over the years, the drummer has signed on to promote a pair of Danish beers.
He was born in Denmark and grew up with a tennis background, but Metallica's Lars Ulrich made a baseball reference when talking about the progress of a new studio album. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Ulrich says, "Right now, we're in the fourth inning."
Although the metal legends just released footage of them playing a new song live entitled "Lords of Summer" down in South America, a recent interview with drummer Lars Ulrich brought up the fact that the album probably won't be recorded until next year.
Since 1991, Nielsen SoundScan has been keeping tabs on music sales, and since that time, Metallica has sold 54.26 million albums, enough to etch themselves in the third position behind Garth Brooks and The Beatles.
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