Watch the preview for the unseen Metallica Black Album documentary
Metallica are doing an awful lot to mark the 30th birthday of their landmark, self-titled ‘Black’ album. There’s a massive reissue box set featuring loads of extra goodies, and then there’s the 53-track Blacklist covers album, featuring reworkings of the record’s 12 tracks by a festival’s‑worth of artists, including Biffy Clyro, Weezer, Corey Taylor, Ghost, Miley Cyrus, Elton John and IDLES – both out on September 10. Also: they’ve teamed up with Vans to make some wicked trainers.
They’re also going to be putting out a wealth of unseen material from their A Year And A Half In The Life Of Metallica fly-on-the-wall documentary. Spoiler alert – they become massive. Anyway, they’ve just released a new trailer for the unseen stuff, featuring the band in the studio with lion-haired producer Bob Rock, and a bit where Lars looks very pleased with himself as he drives around in a Porsche. Check it out…
And on top of all that, they’re touring later this year. Catch Metallica live at a festival this autumn, in San Fran this December or in Europe next summer.
Metallica tour 2021/22
24 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
26 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
8 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock
10 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock
06 Atlanta, GA – ATLive
12 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome To Rockville
14 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome To Rockville
17 San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
19 San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
15 Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell
17 Landgraaf, Netherlands – Pinkpop
19 Florence, Italy – Firenze Rocks
22 Prague, Czech Republic – Prague Rocks
26 Clisson, France – Hellfest
01 Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter
06 Madrid, Spain – Mad Cool
08 Lisbon, Portugal – NOS Alive
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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!
Hear State Champs’ absolutely wicked cover of Fall Out Boy’s Take This To Your Grave track.