Metallica Post Live Footage Of “Halo On Fire” From Stuttgart, Germany Show

Metallica have posted some live footage of them performing their track “Halo On Fire” during their April 9 show in Stuttgart, Germany. You can check that out below:

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Metallica Share “Sad But True” 360° Live Video From Stockholm, Sweden Show

Metallica have posted a 360° live video for “Sad But True.” The clip was filmed during their May 7 show in Stockholm, Sweden.

On another note, the band also recently shared a clip in which James Hetfield discusses his childhood love for white Flying Vs and offers a look at his purple Snakebyte guitar:

Metallica Donate Polar Music Prize Money To Three Charities

Metallica were honored with the Polar Music Prize during a ceremony at Konserthuset in Stockholm, Sweden on June 14 and as part of the prize the band received one million Swedish krona (just over $130,000 USD). Now, the group’s All Within My Hands foundation have announced that the money will divided between three charities, with 50 percent going towards Stockholm City Mission, 25 percent going towards World Childhood Foundation, and 25 percent going towards Afghanistan National Institute Of Music. Marie Ledin, managing director of the Polar Music Prize, told Billboard the following:

“Many of the Polar Music Prize Laureates over the years have donated their prize money to charity, It’s not something we ask of them, but we appreciate their generosity. I know my father, Stig Anderson, would be very happy and proud to know of our Laureates’ great charitable donations.”

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine On Metallica Songwriting Credit Dispute: “I’m Not Giving Nothing To Lars Ulrich”

It was previously revealed that a songwriting credit dispute between Dave Mustaine (Megadeth) and Lars Ulrich led to the expanded version of Metallica’s “No Life ‘Til Leather” getting shelved. Now, Mustaine has discussed that further during a chat with RockHard. You can read what he had to say below.

Mustaine:

“I’m not gonna give him [Lars] my credit, so I’m not gonna be part of it. I wrote all of ‘Mechanix‘, I wrote all of ‘Jump In The Fire‘, so me giving any percentage of that to Lars Ulrich, he can pound sand. And as far as the song ‘Phantom Lord‘, I wrote every note of that music, James [Hetfield] wrote all the lyrics. That’s 50/50. If James wants to give his percentage up to Lars because he’s afraid of him, that’s up to him.

I’m not afraid of Lars Ulrich, and I’m not giving him my percentage. And the same thing with ‘Metal Militia‘; I wrote every single note of that music, James wrote every note of that lyric — that’s 50/50. If James wants to give Lars his percentage, that’s fine if he’s afraid of him. I’m not afraid of him. I’m not giving nothing to Lars Ulrich.

Now, they took it in the past — everybody knows that — and the past is the past. But I could not willingly enter into a new agreement with these guys predicated on Lars getting credit for something that not only he did not do but he was incapable of doing — he was incapable of writing songs that good back then.”

Mustaine also added the following when asked asked if the dispute has closed the door for another Big Four show:

“Oh, I don’t know about that. That has nothing to do with the ‘Big Four.’ I think Lars is just afraid to play with Megadeth.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Deep Purple Members To Read Citation For Polar Music Prize Laureates Metallica, Ghost & Candlemass Members To Perform At Ceremony

Deep Purple’s Ian Paice and Roger Glover have been chosen to read the citation for Metalica when they are honored with Sweden’s Polar Music Prize. The ceremony will take place on June 14 at Konserthuset in Stockholm, and it will also feature members of Ghost and Candlemass playing one of Metallica’s song. Refused’s Dennis Lyxzén and Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead) will make appearances as well. Dee in particular will perform a piece that was written specifically for the occasion. Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo will accept the award from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, and the entire event will be broadcast live on Sweden’s TV4.

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[via Blabbermouth]