METALLICA's official YouTube channel Metallica TV has been updated with fly-on-the-wall footage shot by a MetOnTour.com reporter on July 9 in Vienna, Austria. The 16-minute clip includes footage of drummer Lars Ulrich in the Met Club meet-and-greet and "Master Of Puppets" and "Whiskey In The Jar" from the show.
The band's setlist for the concert was as follows:
02. Master Of Puppets
03. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
04. Ride The Lightning
05. The Unforgiven
06. Lords Of Summer
07. Wherever I May Roam
08. Sad But True
09. Fade To Black
10. ...And Justice For All
12. For Whom The Bell Tolls
13. Whiskey In The Jar
14. Nothing Else Matters
15. Enter Sandman
16. St. Anger
18. Seek & Destroy
As previously reported, METALLICA stars in the latest ESPN "This Is SportsCenter" ad. The clip, which debuted on July 14 during this year's All-Star Home Run Derby, plays off the idea that the band members don't know what to do with themselves since Yankees star reliever Mariano Rivera retired last season and took his "Enter Sandman" entrance music with him — so the band begins a desperate search for something else to do.
Drummer Lars Ulrich said, "Sometimes it can be quite freeing to put yourself at the mercy of others. ESPN's commercials have a tendency to be hilarious. We were like, 'That sounds like a good time.' The whole thing had an overriding impulsivity to it."
The long-running series of comical "This Is SportsCenter" ads promote ESPN's "SportsCenter" sports news show.
The commercials, which debuted in 1994, are presented in a deadpan mockumentary style, lampooning various aspects of sports and sports broadcasting.
After completing a recent European festival run, METALLICA has just one show on its calendar for the rest of 2014, at the Heavy MTL festival in Montreal on August 9.
The band is slated to enter the studio and begin recording its 10th studio album this fall.
According to The Pulse Of Radio, AVENGED SEVENFOLD is back in control of its Twitter account after it was hacked and taken over by a group of racists. the band's followers were subjected to vile slogans, images and video clips by an organization calling itself Clan Vv3 Ape Squad. The organization took responsibility for the hacks on its web site, writing, "Another couple Twitters got popped by your fellow neighbourhood apes. Mastodon, 131,000 followers — A7X, 1,230,000 followers."
MASTODON also confirmed that its account was hacked.
Some followers were apparently unaware that the hackers had changed the AVENGED account's username and avatar, somehow believing instead that a major mainstream rock band would begin posting racist remarks and images.
Both bands managed to get control of their accounts back within 24 hours, deleted the inappropriate posts and released brief statements on the situation.
Meanwhile, AVENGED SEVENFOLD is currently on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour with KORN, and guitarist Zacky Vengeance told The Pulse of Radio what it's like to be second on the bill instead of the headliners this time around. "For us, we have 75 minutes a night, which is relatively short for us at this point, to impact the audience as much as we can. And we're playing after a legendary band like KORN, who's gonna go out there, play an entire set filled with radio hits that every single person knows, so for us, we've got to go out there and we've got to put on the best show — which is easy to do on a tour like this because we're having a lot of fun."
AVENGED SEVENFOLD will reissue its breakthrough second album, "Waking The Fallen", in a new special edition on August 26 that will include 11 never-before-heard songs, a 30-minute documentary and more.
HALESTORM singer Lzzy Hale joined classical-rock crossover violinist Lindsey Stirling on today's edition of ABC's "Good Morning America" to perform the title track of Stirling's sophomore album, "Shatter Me". Check out video footage of her appearance below.
The studio version of the "Shatter Me" song — featuring Hale — was released as the first single and video from the CD, which debuted at an impressive No. 2 on The Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 56,000 copies.
Stirling, who appeared on "America's Got Talent" in 2010, told rock journalist Gary Graff it wasn't a collaboration she envisioned prior to making the album. "I was looking for a singer who's just a powerhouse singer...women who can belt out those power ballads, "she said. "I started to dig into (HALESTORM) videos and thought, 'Wow, this girl is powerful,' almost a perfect mix between a little bit of (EVANESCENCE's) Amy Lee's style and the power of Hayley Williams from PARAMORE. So I reached out to (HALESTORM's management) and immediately they responded."
She added: "It was funny, because Lzzy had never heard of me and I'd never heard of Lzzy, but we immediately became fans of each other's music and respectful of each other. We have similar stories; they're a self-made band that paved their way through touring the world over and over again and working their records, where I did it through YouTube. It's just cool how we can have this respect for each other as self-made artists who did it their own way. And I absolutely loved Lzzy; she's one of my favorite people in the world."
Stirling's self-titled 2012 debut spent 37 nonconsecutive weeks atop the Classical Crossover Albums chart and two at No. 1 on the Dance/Electronic Albums chart and sold more than 300,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
SLIPKNOT's official web site, Slipknot1.com, and Facebook page have been updated with creepy images and sounds in preparation for the release of the band's long-awaited new album, tentatively due before the end of the year via Roadrunner Records. In addition, there are all-new graphics, including a new version of the nonagram.
SLIPKNOT has announced that the second edition of its Knotfest event will take place on October 24-26 in San Bernardino, California. The Iowa-based band will headline two of the three days, Friday and Saturday, playing a completely different set on each night. More than two dozen other acts are scheduled to appear, including FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, VOLBEAT, OF MICE & MEN, DANZIG, ANTHRAX, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, IN THIS MOMENT, HELLYEAH, ATREYU, SUICIDE SILENCE, MISS MAY I, TESTAMENT and many others. Friday night's show will be exclusively for fans who buy VIP or camping packages.
With the long-awaited new SLIPKNOT album nearing completion, singer Corey Taylor told The Pulse Of Radio that the band did not want to announce any new live dates until the record was almost done. "After everything that happened last year, you know, we just basically said okay, what are we gonna do?" he said. "And everybody wanted to make an album. So we basically just cleared the slate and started looking at touring after we've got the album done. It's gonna be with new content, with new music, with new everything, basically."
Fans who purchase tickets to Knotfest will receive a digital copy of SLIPKNOT's new album when it's eventually released.
The band will also stage Knotfest Japan on November 15-16 in Tokyo.
Taylor said that the new SLIPKNOT album is "98 percent done" in an interview posted by Loudwire. Taylor revealed, "It is very close. The next step is the mix, and we’re going to try to get it out very soon. There will be big announcements soon."
The band's first all-new album since 2008's "All Hope Is Gone" will be its first since the 2010 death of bassist Paul Gray and the late 2013 dismissal of drummer Joey Jordison, both founding members and primary songwriters in the group.
SLIPKNOT is rumored to have recruited drummer Jay Weinberg to play on the new album. Weinberg is the son of Max Weinberg, longtime BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND drummer.
It seems as though Marilyn Manson will make a guest appearance on Sons of Anarchy. The series' creator, Kurt Sutter, tweeted, "listening to one of @marilynmanson new songs. potent. creepy. cool. look for him in season 7. he’ll be the guy riding the dragon."
Could it be that Manson will be a heroin addict -- the interpretation of the street slang "riding the dragon"? It seems a literal interpretation is safer, as Sutter recently tweeted "spoiler for [season] 7. 1 word: DRAGON. jax slays it. MC dances around dead carcass."
Sutter and Manson have been gearing up to work together for a while now -- Sutter has previously hinted, also via tweet, that Manson would be contributing some music to the seventh and final season of the FX show.
Marilyn Manson has more than a dozen acting credits, most recently for the TV series Eastbound & Down and Once Upon a Time.