Over the last two weeks, we've had some pretty special guests on The Ultimate Metallica Show. We hope to keep inviting friends to the show to share all of their favorite Metallica memories and pull out some of their favorite songs, but this past weekend, we decided to focus completely on the music.

I managed to pull out a few fun surprises, like the first two songs from Metallica's 1997 performance in Salt Lake City and Dave Gahan's cover of "Nothing Else Matters." And in honor of Ozzy Osbourne and his big announcement this past week (not to mention his Grammy win on Sunday night!), I offered up Metallica's humble cover of "Diary of a Madman."

You can see the full playlist and recap below, and if you missed anything, you can stream the show 24/7 right here.

The Ultimate Metallica Show — Hour 1

The Ultimate Metallica Show — Hour 2

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While we won't have any special guests in the studio next week either, we are going to host another vinyl listening party, this time spinning Metallica's latest (and for awhile, final) Vinyl Club record. Of course, if you want to sneak a request in, please do—just drop me a line in the Ultimate Metallica app.

Watch Metallica Perform Live in Salt Lake City in 1997

11 Amazing Metallica Concert Posters From 2022

Even before Metallica announced plans for their 12th studio album, 72 Seasons, 2022 was shaping up to be one of the most memorable years in the band's career.

They put together a massive run of shows across South America, pulled out some live rarities in Europe and tore through the states with big appearances in cities like Chicago and Boston. Most notably, they created an unforgettable live experience for fans with an old-school show in honor of Jonny and Marsha Zazula, Metallica's first-ever managers and co-founders of Megaforce Records. And they will close out the year with an acoustic performance at The Helping Hands Concert in support of Metallica's All Within My Hands Foundation.

As Metallica have done for decades, each live experience in '22 wasn't just about the music, but also about the unforgettable show posters tied to each concert. While we prepare ourselves for Metallica's huge M72 tour in 2023 and 2024, let's take a moment to look back at some of our favorite Metallica concert posters from 2022.

AI Generated Art: Metallica Edition

Using simple text prompts like "James Hetfield" or "Kirk Hammett Guitar," the robots have created some bizarre, and kind of cool, AI art. In the gallery below, you'll see the artificial intelligence creations; underneath each graphic is the text prompt that led to the art.

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