Metallica Perform 'Escape' For the First Time Ever - Video of the Week

by Chuck Armstrong November 13, 2012 @ 7:49 AM
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.

Kirk Hammett Dishes on Next Metallica Album, 3D Film and 2013 Orion Music Festival

by Chuck Armstrong October 24, 2012 @ 9:53 AM | Loudwire
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Kirk Hammett, lead shredder for Metallica, is a busy man. From writing and releasing his first book that chronicles his massive collection of horror movie memorabilia to filming a 3D movie with his bandmates, Hammett doesn't seem like he's slowing down anytime soon.