Tag: 2018

Ron McGovney interview

Ron McGovney is the original Metallica bassist, and it was his garage that not only hosted auditions for the band but also served as their first rehearsal space! Ron recounts how he met James Hetfield in junior high, what happened to their highschool band, Leather Charm, his first introduction to drummer Lars Ulrich (and what…

By Greta 2018-07-23 0

Polar Music Prize onstage interview with Lars

Music journalist Jan Gradvall interviews Lars Ulrich, co-founder and drummer of Metallica about the band’s beginnings back in the 80s, their musical influences and long and successful career. The interview is based on songs from Metallica and other artists who have had a major impact on the band, to help tell the story of this…

By Greta 2018-07-10 0

Documentary on WorldWired tour production

Metallica’s live shows are famous for having technically ambitious stage setups, complete with pyrotechnics, lasers, projectors and more. Their WorldWired tour has proven no exception with its eye-catching stage design (the band perform under a canopy of 52 LED video cubes, which move up and down with the music) and groundbreaking use of drones (it’s…

By Greta 2018-06-30 0

Best-selling albums of 2018 so far

Metal Insider has a weekly column in which they list the best-selling metal records of the week. As we’re halfway through the year, they made a list of all the top selling albums of 2018 so far, and Metallica has quite a few records in there. Hardwired… to Self-Destruct is the 22nd on the list, but…

By Greta 2018-06-18 0

RT: Other metal bands have followed Metallica’s path by seeking therapeutic intervention

Robert Trujillo says that other bands have followed METALLICA’s path by request therapeutic intervention when faced with personal turmoil. The San Francisco heavy metal giants’ 2004 documentary, “Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster”, followed the band through the three most turbulent years of their long career, during which they battled through addiction, lineup changes, fan backlash…

By Greta 2018-06-18 0