The Latest Metallica News, Video, Interviews and Features

The News James Hetfield reflects on Metallica originally wanting a different vocalist: "It didn't work out"

Papa Het remembers how Metallica really tried” to get Armored Saint’s John Bush to join the band as their vocalist to no avail.

The News Metallica's Master Of Puppets performed in 50 different styles is absolutely wild

YouTube whizz Anthony Vincent has shared a hugely ambitious – but unsurprisingly brilliant – version of Metallica’s Master Of Puppets in the style of everyone from Linkin Park to Harry Styles…

The News Lars Ulrich on Metallica's future: "Of course there's new music coming… but there's nothing cohesive"

Metallica always” have new music coming, but Lars Ulrich stresses that, right now, there’s not anything to really back it up yet.”

The News Metallica announce Black Album Funko POP! featuring band members and cover art

Watch Kirk Hammett unbox Metallica’s epic new Black Album Funko POP! – a special release celebrating the record’s 30th anniversary…

Features Indispensable Hero: Why I will always love Cliff Burton

Hannah Levin, KXCI Tucson DJ and founder of KEXP Seattle’s metal show Seek & Destroy, looks back at how the Metallica bassist changed her life.

Features 12 things you might not know about Cliff Burton

A little primer knowledge on Metallica’s legendary late bassist, Cliff Burton…

The News Here's the setlist from Metallica's first live show in 738 days

Last week Metallica played a surprise hometown show at San Francisco’s 500-capacity club The Independent – their first proper live gig in 738 days!

The News Metallica will headline the first-ever Download Germany

Metallica will head up the inaugural Deutsch Download, joined by Sabaton and Five Finger Death Punch.

The News Listen to Corey Taylor covering Metallica’s Holier Than Thou

The Slipknot frontman has paid tribute to his heroes with a banging version of their Black Album banger…

The News Elton John calls Nothing Else Matters "one of the best songs ever written", makes James Hetfield well up

The very definition of legends supporting legends: Elton John made Papa Het all teary after calling Metallica’s classic Nothing Else Matters one of the best songs ever written”.

The News "The dictionary definition of a sellout…" Watch Metallica read real one-star Amazon reviews of The Black Album

Metallica read out some brutal one-star reviews of The Black Album on Amazon during their recent Jimmy Kimmel appearance.

The News Metallica on The Black Album's success: Our core underground fans thought they were losing us

Kirk Hammett and Jason Newsted remember the sell-out’ labels thrown Metallica’s way when they released The Black Album in 1991.