Metallica Share Pre-Production Version Of “Don’t Tread On Me” & Rough Cut Of “Enter Sandman” Music Video

Metallica are continuing their “Black Album” 30th anniversary celebration by sharing a pre-production rehearsal version of “Don’t Tread On Me” and a rough cut “Psycho Band Pass” edition of their music video for “Enter Sandman.“ You can check out both of those below. As previously reported, Metallica will be releasing the 30th anniversary expanded edition of “The Black Album” and a massive tribute album called “The Metallica Blacklist“ on September 10.

Metallica Team Up With Vans For New “Black Album” 30th Anniversary Shoes

Metallica have joined forces with Vans once again to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their 1991 self-titled album (aka “The Black Album”) with new limited edition Sk8-Hi and Classic Slip-On shoes. The footwear, which features artwork designed by Pushead, will be available to members of the Vans Family on July 25 at 9 p.m. PST. They will also be available on Metallica.com on July 26 at 9 a.m. PST.

Sebastian Bach (Ex-Skid Row) Announces Dates For “Slave To The Grind” 30th Anniversary Tour

Sebastian Bach will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of Skid Row’s “Slave To The Grind” by performing it in full on a fall U.S. tour. Kaleido will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

09/25 Waterloo, NY – The Vine at Del Lago Casino (no Kaleido)
10/01 Grapevine, TX – Glass Cactus
10/03 Cedar Park, TX – Haute Spot
10/05 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
10/07 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
10/09 San Antonio, TX – Tierra Sagrada Rockfest (no Kaleido)
10/12 Hopewell, VA – Beacon
10/13 Bristol, TN – Paramount Center
10/15 New York, NY – Sony Hall
10/16 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
10/17 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
10/19 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
10/20 Middletown, NY – Orange County Fair Speedway Arena
10/22 Boston, MA – Big Night Live
10/23 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
10/25 Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
10/26 Greensburg, PA – Palace Theatre
10/29-11/03 Miami, FL – Kiss Kruise (no Kaleido)
11/06 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
11/07 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
11/09 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
11/10 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
11/12 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
11/13 Cleveland, OH – MGM Northfield
11/14 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
11/17 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
11/18 Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde
11/19 Detroit, MI – Harpos
11/21 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
11/27 Denver, CO – Gothic
11/29 Billings, MT – Pub Station-Ballroom
11/30 Great Falls, MT – The Newberry
12/02 Suquamish, WA – Clearwater Casino
12/03 Portland, OR – Aladdin
12/06 San Francisco, CA – August Hall
12/11 Blue Lake, CA – Blue Lake Casino
12/16 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda
12/17 San Diego, CA – House of Blues

Metallica Announce 30th Anniversary Expanded Edition Of “The Black Album”, Recruit Corey Taylor, Ghost, Volbeat, Etc. For Companion Covers Album

Metallica will be releasing an expanded 30th anniversary edition of their 1991 self-titled album (aka “The Black Album”) on September 10. The effort has been remastered and it will be available in multiple formats including a limited edition deluxe box set featuring two 180 gram LPs, a picture disc, three live LPs, 14 CDs, 6 DVDs, a 120-page hardcover book, four different tour laminates, three lithos, three guitar picks, a folder with lyric sheets and a download card.

In other news, Metallica have also recruited over 50 artists for a special covers album called “The Metallica Blacklist.” All profits from that release will be donated to charity. Here’s the track listing:

01. Alessia Cara & The Warning – “Enter Sandman“
02. Mac Demarco – “Enter Sandman“
03. Ghost – “Enter Sandman“
04. Juanes – “Enter Sandman“
05. Rina Sawayama – “Enter Sandman“
06. Weezer – “Enter Sandman“
07. Sam Fender – “Sad But True” (live)
08. Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit – “Sad But True“
09. Mexican Institute Of Sound feat. La Perla & Gera Mx – “Sad But True“
10. Royal Blood – “Sad But True“
11. St. Vincent – “Sad But True“
12. White Reaper – “Sad But True“
13. Yb – “Sad But True“
14. Biffy Clyro – “Holier Than Thou“
15. The Chats – “Holier Than Thou“
16. OFF! – “Holier Than Thou“
17. PUP – “Holier Than Thou“
18. Corey Taylor – “Holier Than Thou“
19. Cage The Elephant – “The Unforgiven“
20. Vishal Dadlani, Divine, Shor Police – “The Unforgiven“
21. Diet Cig – “The Unforgiven“
22. Flatbush Zombies feat. DJ Scratch – “The Unforgiven“
23. Ha*Ash – “The Unforgiven“
24. José Madero – “The Unforgiven“
25. Moses Sumney – “The Unforgiven“
26. J Balvin – “Wherever I May Roam“
27. Chase & Status feat. Backroad Gee – “Wherever I May Roam“
28. The Neptunes – “Wherever I May Roam“
29. Jon Pardi – “Wherever I May Roam“
30. Sebastian – “Don’t Tread On Else Matters“
31. Portugal. The Man feat. Aaron Beam – “Don’t Tread On Me“
32. Volbeat – “Don’t Tread On Me“
33. The Hu – “Through The Never“
34. Tomi Owó – “Through The Never“
35. Phoebe Bridgers – “Nothing Else Matters“
36. Miley Cyrus feat. Watt, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Robert Trujillo & Chad Smith – “Nothing Else Matters“
37. Dave Gahan – “Nothing Else Matters“
38. Mickey Guyton – “Nothing Else Matters“
39. Dermot Kennedy – “Nothing Else Matters“
40. Mon Laferte – “Nothing Else Matters“
41. Igor Levit – “Nothing Else Matters“
42. My Morning Jacket – “Nothing Else Matters“
43. Pg Roxette – “Nothing Else Matters“
44. Darius Rucker – “Nothing Else Matters“
45. Chris Stapleton – “Nothing Else Matters“
46. Tresor – “Nothing Else Matters“
47. Goodnight, Texas – “Of Wolf And Man“
48. Idles – “The God That Failed“
49. Imelda May – “The God That Failed“
50. Cherry Glazerr – “My Friend Of Misery“
51. Izïa – “My Friend Of Misery“
52. Kamasi Washington – “My Friend Of Misery“
53. Rodrigo Y Gabriela – “The Struggle Within“

Miley Cyrus, Andrew Watt, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith’s cover of “Nothing Else Matters“ can be found below, along with Juanes‘ cover of “Enter Sandman.“ A remastered version of “Enter Sandman” is also available below, along with live and demo versions of the track.

GWAR Announce “Scumdogs Of The Universe” 30th Anniversary Tour With Napalm Death, Eyehategod, & Madball

GWAR will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of “Scumdogs Of The Universe” by performing it in full on a fall headlining tour. Napalm Death and Eyehategod will join them on most dates, while Madball will also perform on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Madball and Eyehategod:

09/16 Richmond, VA – The National
09/17 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
09/18 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest (GWAR only)
09/19 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls

With Napalm Death and Eyehategod:

10/28 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
10/29 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/30 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
10/31 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
11/01 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
11/02 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
11/04 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
11/05 Detroit, MI – Crofoot Ballroom
11/06 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
11/07 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
11/08 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
11/10 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
11/11 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
11/12 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
11/13 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville
11/15 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
11/16 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
11/18 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
11/19 Tucson, AZ – The Rialto
11/20 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
11/21 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater
11/22 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
11/23 Ventura, CA – Ventura Theater
11/24 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
11/26 Reno, NV – Virginia Street Brewhouse
11/27 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
11/28 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
11/30 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
12/01 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
12/03 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
12/04 Edmonton, AB – Midway Bar
12/06 Billings, MT – Pub Station
12/07 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
12/08 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
12/09 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
12/10 Lincoln, NE – The Bourbon Theatre
12/11 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
12/13 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

Blóthar The Berserker commented

“We’ve been saving it up, and we are ready to explode all over the face of this nation with a dazzling flood of chaotic shock rock load. But don’t even try to come to a show on this tour unless you are unvaccinated, covid positive and willing to submit to an enthusiastic rectal temperature check at the hands of our degenerate road crew.”

Skid Row To Perform “Slave To The Grind” In Full During Corning, California Show

Skid Row will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of “Slave To The Grind” by performing it in full during their July 11 show at The Amphitheater at Rolling Hills Casino And Resort in Corning, CA. That concert will also feature Warrant (preforming “Cherry Pie” in full), Winger, and Autograph.

Smashing Pumpkins To Celebrate 30th Anniversary Of “Gish” With Livestreamed Listening Party

Smashing Pumpkins will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of “Gish” with a livestreamed vinyl listening party at Madame Zuzu’s in Highland Park, IL on May 29. The virtual event will also include a Q&A with Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin. Furthermore, fans will have chance to hear some unreleased music during the stream. Tickets will be available on Friday (May 28) and a portion of the proceeds will go towards the PAWS no-kill animal shelter in Chicago, IL. In addition to the listening party, the band will also have new merch, a private “Gish” exhibit, and a new “Soul Head” beer at Madame Zuzu’s as well. On top of that, fans can also share their “Gish” memories HERE, take part in a digital scavenger hunt on the group’s social media accounts, and download a coloring sheet that young fans can color and submit for a “Gish Coloring Contest.”

Metallica Appear To Planning Something For The 30th Anniversary Of “The Black Album”

It looks like Metallica are planning to celebrate the 30th anniversary of “The Black Album” later this year. The band posted a clip of “Wherever I May Roam” along with the hashtag “#blackalbum2021?”. It is unclear what the group are teasing, but some have speculated that they may be getting ready to release a 30th anniversary deluxe edition of the record later this year.

Emperor Announce “A Night Of Emperial Wrath 2021” Livestream Event

Emperor will be celebrating their 30th anniversary with a livestream event, which they are calling “A Night Of Emperial Wrath 2021.” The virtual show will take place on May 23 and tickets can be found HERE. The band commented:

“2021 marks 30 years since the formation of Emperor. With the current state of the world, it’s been impossible to go ahead with scheduled plans. We now welcome you to join us in an exclusive streaming event. The show will take place at Notodden Theatre, 23rd of May. The setlist will feature tracks from the entire catalogue, as well as very special guest appearances from original bass player Mortiis, who appeared on the ‘Wrath Of The Tyrant’ demo, ‘As The Shadows Rise’ EP and ‘Emperor’ mini album, and ex-drummer Faust, who appeared on the ‘As The Shadows Rise’ EP, ‘Emperor’ mini album, as well as the landmark album, ‘In The Nightside Eclipse’.”

Opeth Postpone 30th Anniversary European/UK Tour To 2022

Opeth have postponed their 30th anniversary European/UK tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now scheduled to take place in November 2022.

Tour Dates:

11/12 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
11/14 Berlin, GER – Admiralspalast
11/15 Wuppertal, GER – Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal
11/16 Paris, FRA – Salle Pleyel
11/18 London, UK – Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
11/19 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli
11/20 Utretcht, NET – Tivoli
11/21 Zurich, SWI – Komplex 457
11/26 Lisbon, POR – Sala Tejo

The band commented:

“Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, it is with great regret that we’re forced to move the European Evolution XXX headline tour that we had planned for this October.

The shows have now moved to November 2022 and we may even add a few more gigs along the way so stay tuned!

And be sure to pick your favourite Opeth tracks for the setlist on www.opeth.com! Voting won’t be open for much longer…”

Mikael Åkerfeldt added:

“So, we’re planning to celebrate a belated band-birthday, also known as BBB. How do we celebrate a thing like this, you ask? Well, we go to work. We are planning a very few select shows in 2022 where you basically have the collective choice of picking the songs for the setlist. Since we celebrate 30 years we would love to play a song from each album we’ve done. All 13 of them.

If you can help us and pick your choice of one song per album from the list, and then we’ll simply play the songs with the most votes. It’s been done before, but not by us. I am reluctant and nervous, but also excited to see what songs you will choose. I can’t really believe we’ve been around for 30 years, but there you go. So please help us. And be gentle. The final setlist will have 13 songs. One from each album. Your call….”