Watch Lars Ulrich Discuss Punk & Metallica’s Early Influences In New Clip From “The Rise Of L.A. Thrash Metal” Documentary

A new clip from the “Inside Metal” documentary DVD “The Rise Of L.A. Thrash Metal” has been shared via Billboard. This one features Lars Ulrich discussing punk and Metallica’s early influences. Part one of the film will be released on January 19, while part two will be released on April 6.


Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Says A Songwriting Credit Dispute Led To The Expanded Version Of Metallica’s “No Life ‘Til Leather” Getting Shelved

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine, who was of course an early member of Metallica, was answering fan questions on Twitter, and revealed that the expanded version of Metallica’s “No Life ‘Til Leather” ended up getting shelved following a songwriting credit dispute between him and Lars Ulrich. This news comes after Ulrich previously said it was shelved due to “unexpected difficulties on the legal side.” You can see Mustaine’s tweet below:

Danish Prime Minister Surprises Indonesian President With An Autographed Copy Of Metallica’s “Master Of Puppets” Box Set

It is widley documented that Indonesian president Joko Widodo is a metalhead, and knowing this Denmark’s Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen decided to surprise him with a deluxe box set version of Metallica‘s “Master Of Puppets” signed by Lars Ulrich. Rasmussen tweeted a photo of him giving the gift, which you can see below.

UPDATE: According to Coconuts Jakarta, Widodo might have to give up the box set, because it “technically constitutes a form of gratification that must legally be reported to the country’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).” This law was put in place to prevent bribes. A spokesperson says an official report for the gift will be filed with KPK within the 30-day review period.

Metallica Team Up With Starbucks & Spotify For Limited Edition Gift Card

Metallica have teamed up with Starbucks and Spotify to create a limited edition gift card as part of the “Give Good” campaign. Those aforementioned companies will donate $1 million to charity, with the money being divided between Metallica‘s All Within My Hands Foundation, Chance The Rapper‘s Social Works, and Lady Gaga‘s Born This Way Foundation.

Metallica Reflect On “Master Of Puppets” On Lars Ulrich’s “It’s Electric!”

Metallica recently released a remastered deluxe edition of “Master Of Puppets” and to commemorate the release, Lars Ulrich invited his bandmates and “Master Of Puppets” producer Flemming Rasmussen and mixer Michael Wagener on his Beats 1 Radio show “It’s Electric!” to reflect on the effort. You can watch part one of that discussion below:

Watch Metallica’s Full San Francisco Benefit Show For Northern California Fire Victims

Metallica played a special benefit show for Northern California fire victims at AT&T Park in San Francisco, CA yesterday (November 9), and streamed their full set online. For now, you can still watch that in the player below. You can also still donate at