Metallica’s James Hetfield Donates Classic Car Collection To Petersen Automotive Museum

According to Hagerty, Metallica’s James Hetfield has donated 10 custom classic cars to the Petersen Automotive Museum. The vehicles will be on display starting in February as a part of the 30-car “Hypercars” exhibit. Furthermore, Hetfield was also named as a Founding Member of the museum. The following cars were donated: the Voodoo Priest, based on a ’37 Lincoln Zephyr, a ’36 Auburn roadster named Slow Burn, a Delahaye inspired ’34 Packard, Aquarius, a ’36 Ford in bare metal called Iron Fist, a purple ’56 Ford F-100 pickup truck, and three cars by custom fabricator Rick Dore: the Black Pearl, a custom 1948 Jaguar, a ’52 Olds named Grinch, and the Skyscraper, a 1953 Buick Skylark.

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Tom G. Warrior Slams Metallica For Their Celtic Frost Covers: “It Was Humiliating”

As you may recall, Metallica’s Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett previously performed Celtic Frost’s “The Usurper” and “Procreation Of The Wicked” as part of their nightly “doodle” segment. However, during a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Celtic Frost’s Tom G. Warrior slammed the band for the covers, saying they were “humiliating.”

Warrior said the following:

“They butchered it, and it was humiliating. Why don’t they leave their millionaire fingers off it? They’ve long lost the ability to play true metal in my opinion. Maybe I should go onstage and do a really miserable version of ‘Hit The Lights’ with, like, 200 mistakes to set the balance.”

He also went on to slam James Hetfield for his interest in hunting:

“This is completely personal, and I know probably the majority of your readers will not share this feeling, but even if they had done a fantastic job, I could puke all over it because I don’t support people who go hunting bears for a hobby. I cannot respect a person like that, even if it’s a genius musician.”

Metallica Announce South American Tour With Greta Van Fleet

Metallica have announced a South American tour with Greta Van Fleet. Here’s the dates:

04/15 Santiago, CHL – Estadio Nacional
04/18 Buenos Aires, ARG – Campo Argentino de Polo
04/21 Porto Alegre, BRA – Arena do Gremio
04/23 Curitiba, BRA – Estadio Couto Pereira
04/25 Sao Paulo, BRA – Estadio do Morumbi
04/27 Belo Horizonte, BRA – Estadio do Mineirao

Woman Uses Metallica’s “Don’t Tread On Me” To Scare A Cougar Away

While walking her dog Murphy, a Canadian woman, named Dee Gallant, ended up coming across a cougar on a logging road just outside of Duncan, British Columbia. She tried yelling at the cat to get it to go away, but it obviously didn’t listen. After some quick thinking, Gallant started blasting Metallica’s “Don’t Tread On Me,” which ultimately scared the cougar away.

Gallant told Kelowna Now the following:

“I looked over to the right and there it was, I couldn’t make it out at first and thought ‘oh that is a strange colour, that’s not a tree. It was crouched down, doing that kind of prowl, predator walk that they do — that was when I waved my arms and yelled ‘hey, you stop!’ and it did.”

Once she was about 50 feet away from the cougar, she decided to play the song:

“I thought it was the noisiest thing on my phone that would probably scare it, that was also the messaged I wanted to convey to the cougar. As soon as the first notes blared out it ran into the bush After that, I was a little more scared because I couldn’t see it anymore and once it turned to run out I realized it was a lot bigger than I had thought, about three metres long from nose to tail.”

Gallant also added that she wanted to thank James Hetfield for saving her life and she actually got her wish. After the frontman heard about the story, he ended up contacting her. She said the following about that:

“I couldn’t even believe he was calling me I had hoped I would hear from them but when I first put it out there I didn’t expect it to go this far.”

At first she was skeptical and even asked “How do I know it is really you?” to which he responded: “Well you can believe me, or just ask me anything!”

Gallant continued:

“He was just an absolutely wonderful guy, very down to earth and he even knew Murphy’s name. I still can’t believe James Hetfield knows my dog’s name.”

Hetfield also sent her a photo to prove it was him:

Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” Featured In “Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare” Multiplayer Trailer

Metallica‘s “Enter Sandman” is featured in the new trailer for the mutliplayer mode in “Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare.” That game will be released on October 25. Metallica previously headlined the launch event for “Call Of Duty: Black Ops” back in 2010.

Metallica & The San Francisco Symphony Plan To Screen Upcoming “S&M²” Shows In Theaters

As previously reported, Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony will be joining forces once again for two special shows at the Chase Center in San Francisco, CA on September 6 and September 8. Now, the band have revealed that the concerts will be filmed and screened in select theaters on October 9.

Metallica commented:

“As many of you know, we were blown away by the response to S&M² when we announced the first – and then second – show this past spring. For those of you who can’t attend either of the gigs in the Bay Area, we still want to share this unique performance with you.

On October 9th, we are psyched to be bringing you S&M², a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the original S&M concerts, album, and film that also commemorates the grand opening of the state-of-the-art Chase Center, a historic addition to San Francisco’s waterfront. This one-night-only event will be shown in over 3,000 movie theaters around the world!

Recorded live on September 6th & 8th, S&M² will see us joining forces once again with the San Francisco Symphony, lead in part by legendary conductor Michael Tilson Thomas as he kicks off his final season. We’ll be performing several tracks from the original ’99 S&M release as well as symphonic versions of new songs released since then.

Movie theaters are still being confirmed and tickets will go on sale August 7th*, so visit metallica.film to sign up for alerts, including more ticket on-sale details, and stay up to date on all the latest information about this one-night-only film event!”