Tag Archives: Metallica

BREAKING NEWS: “Mission: Metallica” UP NOW!!!!!!!!!!!

“Mission: Metallica” the new promotion site for the new Metallica album is launched now. It appears the band launched it a day early as a mother’s day gift for the fans but I was not online at the time to get a chance to get on it (I was either watching a movie or playing Grand Theft Auto IV most of the evening yesterday).

Go here and enjoy:

http://www.missionmetallica.com/

It’s basically going to be a countdown preview, like videos of Metallica recording the new album in the studio, and after all the videos are uploaded, I believe they will upload the new album on that site for us all to hear before it’s out in September.

Kev

 

Reminder: “Mission: Metallica” website to be officially launched tomorrow…

Metallica’s new website “Mission: Metallica”:

http://www.missionmetallica.com/

…will be launched tomorrow with more stuff on the site. The question is, what is the old Metallica logo doing back?

I think that’s a good enough sign that they are making a return to the old 80’s speed metal style.

Kev

 

Report: Lars Ulrich hints Metallica might release next record on the internet…

Lars Ulrich of Metallica spoke to Rollingstone magazine by phone while attending Record Store day in California. Lars hints that Metallica could be releasing their next album via the internet before the record hits stores like Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails has done.

Is that what http://www.missionmetallica.com/ is all about?

Quote from article:

“Mmm, we’ve never sold ourselves that way. No disrespect. We want to be as free a players as possible. We’ve been observing Radiohead and Trent Reznor and in twenty-seven years or however long it takes for the next record, we’ll be looking forward to everything in terms of possibilities with the Internet.” – Lars Ulrich

From Rollingstone.com:

http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/20379823/lars_ulrich_weve_always_been_fiercely_independent_and_controlling

It’s great to see more famous artists going for the internet to release their music. Bands and artists don’t always have to release albums on CD, the internet is the way to go in my opinion.

I’ve always liked listening to mp3’s on the internet more than compact discs to be honest.

I don’t buy music CD’s as much anymore. I always felt that the internet is the way to release music. Bands/artists can release their music how they want to.

I found nothing special about music albums with profesional covers, booklets with lyrics/credits in them, etc. CD manufacturing is just a big waste of money and it’s cool to see more bands starting to realize that. People don’t buy CD’s much anymore, the internet the way to go.

I like releasing my own albums for the internet only. I only released one internet album so far which was last year and hopefully I’ll release another internet album soon once I write some songs that I’m proud of releasing for it.

Looking forward to hearing the new music by Metallica.

Kev

 

Report: An old school experience for Metallica at Record Store day…

After days of hard touring and hours of recording in the studio for the new Metallica album, the boys in Metallica decided to take a day off from all that to have some fun meeting fans at a six hour autograph session at Record Store day.

The autograph session took place at Rasputin Music in Mountain View, California. The store used to be Tower Records. Obsessive Metallica fans camped out in the parking lot for days hoping to be the first in line to get the wrist bands to enter the store.

Hundreds of obsessive Metallica fans traveled there from across the states and from different countries just to meet the band in person. The band will even chat with fans for a while so they won’t feel like they just go there just to get an autograph. The band was willing to sign everything the fans wanting them to sign, they even posed pictures with fans. Weird fans came in looking like old school metal like the way it used to be in the 80’s. Seems like James, Kirk, Lars, and Rob were having the time of their lives and having a blast at that record store.

Metallica are even loved by children who are fans as you see in the link below, they posed photos with kids that were there.

Read the whole story here along with photos of the day:

http://www.metallica.com/index.asp?item=600797

Pretty cool, if I had the money, I would have flown down there to meet the band myself. Sounds like a fun time.

A few videos of that day below.

Kev

Report: The Tenacious D to open for Metallica in Ireland…

Metallica just announced on the band’s official website, that the Tenacious D, a comedy acoustic project brought to you by Jack Black and Kyle Gass will open a show for Metallica in Dublin, Ireland on August 20th at Marley Park.

From Metallica.com:

http://www.metallica.com/index.asp?item=600772

Jack Black has always been a huge Metallica fan and always been talking about them his whole life. I’m sure Jack is thrilled and psyched that he will be sharing the stage with the gods of rock. Congrats to Jack and Kyle!

Kev