Metallica Hosting Monthly eBay Auctions To Benefit All Within My Hands

Metallica have announced that they will be hosting monthly eBay auctions to benefit their All Within My Hands foundation. Fans will be able to bid on a variety of unique experiences, autographed items, etc. You can find the current items up for auction HERE. New auctions will start on the first Tuesday of every month.



Metallica Reportedly Working On A New Branded Whiskey

It looks like Metallica branded whiskey may soon be a reality. According to former Maker’s Mark master distiller Dave Pickerell, he has been working with the band on the drink, and that they are also planning on investing in a new distillery as well. He told WhiskyCast the following:

“I can just say that we’re going to make a killer whiskey product, and probably build a little distillery someplace as well … putting all the logistics together and crashing just as hard as we can.”

“San Francisco (is) the home of Metallica, Louisville (is) the home of Bourbon, and Nashville (is) the home of music, so one of those three seems to make sense. I’m voting for San Francisco and the Bay Area if nothing falls apart.”


Metallica Announce 2018/2019 North American Tour

Metallica have officially announced the dates for their North American tour. Tickets will go on sale on March 2 with a fan-club presale set to take place on February 27.

Tour Dates:

09/02 Madison, WI – Kohl Center
09/04 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
09/06 Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
09/08 Grand Forks, ND – Alerus Center
09/11 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
09/13 Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
09/15 Saskatoon, SK – Sasktel Centre
10/16 Milwaukee, WI – Wisconsin Entertainment And Sports Center
10/18 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
10/20 State College, PA – Bryce Jordan Center
10/22 Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
10/27 Buffalo, NY – Keybank Center
10/29 Albany, NY – Times Union Center
11/26 Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
11/28 Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena
11/30 Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
12/05 Portland, OR – Moda Center
12/07 Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
12/09 Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
12/12 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
01/18 Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
01/20 Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
01/22 Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at the BJCC
01/24 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
01/28 Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
01/30 Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena
02/01 Cleveland, OH – Quick Loans Arena
02/28 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
03/02 Lubbock, TX – United Supermarkets Arena
03/04 Wichita, KS – Intrust Bank Arena
03/06 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
03/09 Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
03/11 Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
03/13 Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena

The band said the following:

“We dropped a few hints this past weekend and now we’re here to make it official… the WorldWired tour returns to North America this Fall! Following last summer’s sold-out 25-date stadium run, this year we’re bringing the in-the-round production currently being seen in European arenas to the U.S. and Canada kicking off on September 2, 2018, in Madison, WI. Along the way we’ll be visiting 34 cities we did not go to last year, including a few we haven’t been to in decades, including Grand Forks, ND (nearly 30 years), Sioux Falls, SD, El Paso, TX, Birmingham, AL (nearly 26 years) and State College, PA (20 years). About time, wouldn’t you say?!

The Fall/Winter tour will mark a few firsts for us as each show will get rolling with the Light It Up pre-show party hosted by our very good friend Jim Breuer. Jim, along with a DJ to get the night rocking with some great tunes, hits the stage before us with comedy, fan interaction, giveaways and much more. And if you love to travel and one show just isn’t enough, then perhaps the Wherever I May Roam Black Ticket is for you! For the first time in ‘Tallica history, you may purchase one ticket that will allow you floor access to any Metallica show on the 2018/2019 North American tour. Feel like trucking to Tulsa? Booking to Boise? Motoring to Minneapolis? No problem… you pick the show, call us no less than 48 hours before the gig and you’re in! A limited number of 250 of these Black Tickets* will be available for $598 (yes… we are celebrating the re-issue of the Garage Days Re-Revisited EP!). All sale dates and times below.

Of course, some things don’t change! As we have been doing for most of the WorldWired shows, every ticket purchased includes your choice of a standard physical or standard digital copy of Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. Keep it for yourself or gift it to a friend or family member… you’ll receive info via e-mail after your ticket purchase on how to obtain your copy.** The enhanced experience options designed to take your Metalli-night to the next level are also returning as we continue to partner with the team that makes it all happen at CID Entertainment. You’ll have three options of special enhanced experiences, including premium tickets and amenities ranging from early access to the venue and the “Memory Remains” exhibit of memorabilia to meeting some of us(!). Visit CID Entertainment for full package details.

Finally, we’ll continue to raise funds for our All Within My Hands foundation, which supports a cross-section of national, local and Bay Area charities, music education programs and local food banks. Continuing our collaboration with Crowdrise, we encourage you to make a donation when purchasing tickets to the upcoming shows and each time you donate, you’ll be entered to win tickets, pre-show party passes, meet and greet passes, and one lucky winner will be flown to the last show on the tour. For more information, visit

“Enough!” you say. “How do I get tickets?” Presales for Fan Club members begin tomorrow, February 27th. Click here for all the details. Citi cardmembers may purchase tickets beginning at 11:00 AM local time tomorrow, February 27th and for a complete list of other presales, click here. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 2nd at 10:00 AM local time.

We’re having an absolute blast indoors in Europe, so why not extend the fun?!? We’ll see you back in North America this Fall!”

“…And Justice For All” Mixer Steve Thompson Says Metallica “Have No Desire” To Remix The Album For The Deluxe Edition

Despite the fact that Jason Newsted‘s bass parts are buried in the mix, Metallica apparently “have no desire” to remix “…And Justice For All” for the upcoming deluxe edition. Mixer Steve Thompson confirmed the news on the Talk Toomey Podcast.


Thompson said the following about the initial mixing:

“The first day Lars would come in with pictures of an EQ setup [of] how he wanted his drums to sound, every drum. So I said to Barbiero, ‘Michael, why don’t you work with Lars and get the drums sounding the way he wants them and once you got that let me know.’

So he gets the sound that Lars wanted and I listened to ’em myself and said ‘Man, this sounds like shit.’ …And so I chased everybody out of the room, I started putting everything up, re-EQing drums, bringing the guitars up, bringing the bass up, because the bass was a great part because it was a perfect marriage with Hetfield‘s rhythm guitars, it just was great. And I’m blowing up the band and everything like that and Hetfield comes in and [he] thumbs up, everybody, he’s happy.

So when I was ready for playback, Lars comes walking in, listens to about 15 seconds and he says ‘turn it off.’ And he goes to me ‘Uhh, what happens to my drum sound?’ So I think I just probably said ‘You were serious?”

So I had to get the drum sound back to where Lars was happy and I wasn’t… And then he said ‘See the bass?’ I said ‘Yeah,’ he said, ‘I want you to bring it down about 5 or 6db. I said ‘Why,’ [he said] ‘Just bring it down.’ So I brought it down where you barely audibly could hear it. And he goes now ‘drop it down a little more’.

And I remember I think I turned around to James and James just put his hands up and I said ‘Really, why would you do that?’”

He then added the following about the deluxe edition:

“I just contributed to the anniversary album of ‘…And Justice [For All‘]. I just sent them a bunch of pictures and some outtakes, but they have no desire to re-mix the record. They want to keep it the way it is.

They might remaster it or something like that, but there is only so much mastering you can do. And I’ll tell you the truth, I don’t even know if those original multitracks could be saved. Because there are like 5 million edits in them from Lars‘ drums alone. So if you have the box and open it up there probably be about 50 million pieces of tape all over the place.”

He later stated:

“They’ve lived with it this long. I’ve lived with most of the criticism, ’cause everybody assumes it’s my fault. And I guess I have to take blame cause it says my name says mixed by me and Barbiero.

But I remember when Metallica got elected to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, they flew us in there to be a part of it—which I thought was great—and I remember hanging out with Lars and Lars basically came up to me and said ‘Steve, what happened to the bass on the record?’ He actually asked me that and I just said ‘Ok, I give up, I give up’ [laughing.]”

[via The PRP]