Chad has been writing about music since the mid '90s in genres ranging from mainstream pop to extreme metal. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and websites across the globe. He's currently the heavy metal editor for About.com and contributes to many other publications. Chad has worked in radio for more than a quarter century and resides in Charlotte.
Metallica Reveal Full Details for Second Annual San Francisco Giants ‘Metallica Night’
Metallica have a busy summer planned, as they've lined up a number of shows and plan to work on material for a new album. Last year, they were asked by their hometown San Francisco Giants baseball team to participate in Metallica Night, and it was such a success they are doing it again.
Metallica Offer 1986 Concert for Free Download, Post ‘Death Magnetic’ Era Video Footage
It's not throwback Thursday yet, but Metallica are digging into the vault to release a vintage concert and some video from the 'Death Magnetic'/'Beyond Magnetic' sessions.
Metallica’s Kirk Hammett: ‘We Have To Start Working on the Album’
Even though Metallica haven't released a new studio album since 2008's 'Death Magnetic,' they've kept plenty busy. Between global touring (they played all 7 continents including Antarctica in 2013) and making the 3D movie 'Through the Never,' they have remained in the spotlight. The question on everybody's mind is when that elusive next album will be recorded.
Metallica’s ‘One’ Collaboration With Lang Lang Now Available on iTunes
At the Grammy awards last month, Metallica performed their song 'One' with classical pianist Lang Lang, and now a recording of the rehearsal performance is available as a digital download.
Metallica Post HD Video of Full Antarctica Gig
Earlier this month, Metallica became the first band to play seven different continents in one year with their show in Antarctica. Now the band has made HD video footage of the entire 'Freeze 'Em All: Live in Antarctica' concert available via their YouTube channel (watch above).
Metallica Unveil Full 2014 European Tour Dates
After announcing a few dates last week, Metallica have firmed up dates for all 15 shows on their 2014 European Tour
Metallica’s Orion Music + More Festival Will Not Be Held in 2014
For the past two years, Metallica's Orion Music + More festival has hosted an eclectic mix of artists, first in Atlantic City, N.J. and this year in Detroit. However, fans looking forward to the the next fest will have to wait until at least 2015.
Metallica To Debut New Song and Let Fans Pick Setlists on 2014 European Tour
Metallica will head to Europe next summer for a string of concerts, and ticket holders will have the opportunity to vote for songs that the band will play during each show. Metallica will let fans pick 17 of the 18 songs they play. The 18th will be a brand new track, as the band declares they are "ready to make another album."
Metallica Share Video Recap of Apollo Theater Gig
Metallica recently played a once-in-a-lifetime gig at New York's legendary Apollo Theater, and the band is now sharing the experience with all of their fans via a new recap video featuring a performance of 'Master of Puppets' (watch above).
Metallica Unveil More Clips From ‘Through the Never’ 3D Movie
With the release date of Metallica's 3D concert film 'Through the Never' quickly approaching, fans can see both behind the scenes footage and clips from the actual movie in newly released videos.