In 2003, Metallica released their eighth studio album, a record that will forever carry with it much controversy. Prior to 'St. Anger,' it seemed like everything was headed in the right direction; seven studio albums into their career and Metallica had sold millions upon millions of records, picked up several industry awards and even recorded an epic performance with the San Francisco Symphony...
We could watch live Metallica videos all day long. Okay, okay, we already kind of do that. After watching hours and hours of videos, we found one that we can't wait to feature today. In this Video of the Week, we take a trip to Mexico City where we get to go backstage to see Metallica in one of their epic pre-show practice sessions, this time jamming on the instrumental, 'Orion.' As they wrap up the session, we're transported to the Sports Palace where the beginning of '...And Justice for All' kicks off to the sound of screaming fans.
On May 17, 1989, Metallica wrapped up a two-night stint at the Koseinekin Hall in Osaka, Japan. This would be the second - and to date, the final - performance in Osaka for the band, and at the time, the fifth time the band toured Japan. In this download, fans will get classic performances of hits like 'Harvester of Sorrow,' 'One' and 'Seek & Destroy,' but most notable is '...And Justice for All.'
When you're a die-hard fan of any band, one of the coolest things you can buy is a t-shirt that commemorates your love for the music. Taking your hard-earned cash, slapping it down on the merchandise table and saying, "I'll take that black one in a large," is one of the best feelings in the world.
On June 23, 2012, history was made for a number of reasons. That fateful Saturday marked the first day of a two-day festival created, organized and executed by Metallica, the first of its kind for the legendary rock band. Metallica headlined both days of the festival, known as Orion Music + More, making it the first time they ever performed in Atlantic City, N.J. For the 30,000 fans in attendance that first night, though, history was made for a much more important reason: Metallica played their classic album, 'Ride the Lightning,' in its entirety for the first time ever.