The L.I.F.E. Project, featuring Stone Sour’s Josh Rand, to release Big 4 covers EP

The L.I.F.E. Project, the musical meeting of minds between Stone Sour guitarist Josh Rand and Paralandra vocalist/guitarist Casandra Carson, will release a new four-track EP, titled "Big F.O.U.R.," on March 18, 2022, via Bloodblast. The collection features covers of songs by Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax. The duo's take on Anthrax's "Caught in a Mosh" is available now to coincide with the EP's... Continue Reading →

Metallica announces Buffalo, Pittsburgh shows with Ice Nine Kills, Greta Van Fleet

Metallica will perform only two summer stadium shows in 2022: Highmark Stadium in Buffalo, New York, on Aug. 11, and PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Aug. 14. Both shows will feature special guests Greta Van Fleet and Ice Nine Kills.  Metallica presale tickets will be available to Legacy Fan Club members at 9 a.m.... Continue Reading →

Kirk Hammett to release instrumental solo EP ‘Portals’ on April 23

Metallica lead guitarist Kirk Hammett will release "Portals," a four-song instrumental EP and will celebrate Record Store Day with its worldwide release exclusively at local independent retailers and in Metallica's online store on Saturday, April 23, 2022. Available across digital platforms, on CD and as an Ocean Blue Vinyl EP (including a download card), you... Continue Reading →

Ghost, Volbeat to release limited ‘double A-side’ of Metallica covers

To commemorate their co-headline tour across the United States starting Jan. 25, 2022, Ghost and Volbeat have teamed up with Blackened Recordings to release a limited edition double A-side 7” featuring each band’s contributions to "The Metallica Blacklist" charity album: Ghost’s cover of “Enter Sandman” on "Side G" and Volbeat’s version of “Don’t Tread on Me” on... Continue Reading →

Welcome to Rockville draws 161,000

Welcome to Rockville’s milestone 10th edition brought in the festival’s biggest crowd yet, with 161,000 people coming to Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, for the four-day music event, held Nov. 11 to 14, 2021. The record attendance officially makes Welcome to Rockville America’s biggest rock festival. In addition, a worldwide at-home audience of 1.2 million unique viewers enjoyed the livestream with... Continue Reading →

Louder Than Life welcomes 160,000 at four-day festival

Louder Than Life made its return in Louisville, Kentucky, this past weekend, September 23 to 26, 2021, at the Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center with a record-setting attendance of 160,000 people who enjoyed an expanded four-day weekend for the first time in the festival’s history. Producer Danny Wimmer Presents reported that more than 98 percent of festival-goers arrived with proof of full... Continue Reading →

Louder Than Life announces lineup changes, set times, food and bourbon lineup

With Louder Than Life less than a month away, set for Sept. 23 to 26, 2021, at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky, festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents has announced lineup changes and the full band schedule, along with additional onsite entertainment, the bourbon lineup and food offerings. The sixth edition... Continue Reading →

The Hu shares details of headline tour and more in Q&A

Mongolian rock rock band The Hu is returning to North America for its 2021 headline tour, "The Hun Tour," with special guests The Haunt, from Sept. 7 to Oct. 31. With five sold-out shows to date (New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, Denver and Flint), tickets are going fast and can be purchased while available at https://www.thehuofficial.com/tour-1. Before the headline shows begin, The Hu made its stateside for shows... Continue Reading →

Volbeat shares cover of Metallica’s ‘Don’t Tread on Me’

Multi-platinum Danish band Volbeat has shared its version of “Don’t Tread on Me” from the forthcoming album "The Metallica Blacklist." The album features more than 50 artists contributing interpretations of their favorite cut from Metallica’s self-titled fifth album, celebrating the 30th anniversary of "Metallica" (aka “The Black Album”). All profits from "The Metallica Blacklist" will be donated to charity, benefiting... Continue Reading →

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