Metallica Post Live Footage Of “Here Comes Revenge” From Amsterdam, Netherlands Show

Metallica have posted some live footage of themselves performing “Here Comes Revenge” during their June 11 show in Amsterdam, Netherlands. You can check that out below:


Metallica Joined Onstage By 13-Year-Old Drummer In Amsterdam

During Metallica’s June 11 show in Amsterdam, Netherlands, the band helped a young drummer celebrate his 13th birthday by welcoming him onstage to perform the intro to “Seek & Destroy.” You can see some clips of that in the below Instagram post:

Are Metallica Planning To Make “Garage Inc. 2”?

Metallica were recently asked a number of fan-submitted questions for the new issue of Kerrang! and while responding to one of them, Lars Ulrich seemed to suggest that the band may release a sequel to their “Garage Inc.” covers compilation. Here’s an excerpt:

Aran from Leicester asked Lars if Metallica were going to make Garage Inc. 2, which songs would they cover? To which the drummer replied “Wait and see…”


Metallica Introduce New Master Distiller For Blackened Whiskey

Metallica have recruited Rob Dietrich as the new master distiller for their Blackened Whiskey. He will be taking over for Dave Pickerell, who sadly passed away last November.

The band issued the following statement:

“We’re excited to announce the next step in our journey with Blackened American Whiskey as we welcome Rob Dietrich to the family as our new Master Distiller. A veteran in the spirits and music industry, Rob’s passion and experience make him the perfect person to oversee the sourcing, blending, and cask finishing of barrels for each batch of Blackened.

Rob initially learned the art and science of distilling from expert distiller, Jess Graber. He earned his distilling stripes throughout more than 12 years in the industry and whiskey lovers took notice of his limited-release, cask finish expressions such as Snowflake, Sherry Cask, and more. In addition to an extensive distilling background, Rob spent a decade in the music business honing his passion with Bill Graham Presents, as a freelance agent for a variety of venues like Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre and The Fillmore in San Francisco, as well as managing tours and festivals. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division and served from 1992 to 1995. His two combat tours in Somalia and relief operations in Haiti helped shape his life-affirming philosophy.

Rob will continue to build upon the foundation set forth by his predecessor Dave Pickerell, who we sadly lost last fall. Known as the world’s preeminent distiller, Dave brought his vision and creativity to Blackened to offer a premier whiskey enhanced by our music. Rob will continue to honor his spirit while bringing his own talents and skills to the role, working closely with us to keep Dave’s legacy alive.

Dave will forever be a member of our family and we miss him tremendously. As we have gotten to know Rob more closely, his values, knowledge, and love for what he does are also apparent, and he shares great respect for craftsmanship that we have for Blackened and our music. We’re thrilled that he’s joined the party!”

Watch Metallica’s James Hetfield & Kirk Hammett Perform U.S. National Anthem At NBA Championship Game

Metallica’s James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett performed the U.S. National Anthem at Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA earlier today (June 5) as part of the third game of the NBA championship between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors. You can see footage of that below. You can also watch the ongoing game on ABC in the U.S. and Sportsnet in Canada.

Metallica’s James Hetfield & Kirk Hammett To Play U.S. National Anthem At NBA Championship Game

Metallica have announced that James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett will be performing the U.S. National Anthem during the third game of the NBA championship between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors. That game will be held at Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA tomorrow night (June 5).

The band commented:

“We love to support our local teams, so we’re very excited to be a part of our hometown Golden State Warriors’ pursuit of their fourth NBA championship in five years! Look for James and Kirk to hit the hardwood and kick off Game 3 tomorrow, June 5th, with their rendition of the U.S. National Anthem and award-winning country artist Tenille Arts performing the Canadian National Anthem as the Warriors take on the Toronto Raptors in Oakland at Oracle Arena. Tip off is at 9:00 PM Eastern / 6:00 PM Pacific, so be sure to tune in early to ABC in the U.S. and Sportsnet in Canada to watch!

Congratulations to the Warriors for competing in the NBA Finals five seasons in a row!! We are honored and proud to be on hand during this year’s quest. Go Dubs!”