Watch Metallica Perform The National Anthem Before Last Night’s Giants vs. Rockies Game

Metallica and the San Francisco Giants held their eighth annual “Metallica Night” during last night’s (September 23) Giants vs. Colorado Rockies game. Frontman James Hetfield and guitarist Kirk Hammett performed the national anthem for the event, while bassist Robert Trujillo threw the first pitch. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, all of that was done remotely this year.

KnuckleBonz To Release New “Rock Iconz” Statues Of Metallica In Early 2021

KnuckleBonz will be releasing new “Rock Iconz” statues of Metallica next year. The figures are based on the band’s “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” era and they are expected to be released in January or February 2021. The statues are limited to 3,000 pieces and they can be pre-ordered HERE.

Kirk Hammett Has “Over 600 Ideas” For Metallica’s Next Album

During a recent interview with Uproxx, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett talked about working on new material during the ongoing quarantine. The guitarist said he currently has “over 600 ideas” to go through for the band’s next album.

Hammett said the following:

“We have weekly check-ins, and the dialogue has been steered towards what we’re going to be doing in the immediate future. And I’ve been using this time to go through all my musical ideas that I’ve come up with. In the last three or four years, it’s over 600 ideas. It’s taken me a couple of months to go through it all. But they’ve been sent into the big musical idea bank, and we’re starting to talk about going through all that stuff, and exchanging ideas, and just starting to get the ball rolling towards creating some new material.”

He also added:

“There’s a lot we can do remotely, but I really think that we all need to be together in the same room, to really create some really, really, really great songs and music. The magic really happens when we’re all in the same room, breathing the same air, even though that can be deadly.”

Watch Kirk Hammett, John 5, & Charlie Benante Perform Black Sabbath’s “Supernaut”

Charlie Benante (Anthrax) has shared footage of himself performing Black Sabbath’s “Supernaut” with Kirk Hammett (Metallica) and John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.) during a rehearsal for Hammett’s 2015 Fear FestEvil in San Jose, CA. You can watch that below:

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Working On New Riffs

Considering virtually everyone is stuck inside right now due to the coronavirus pandemic, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett is using his time to work on new riffs. He said the following:

“Things are most definitely not business-as-usual, but I’m good, staying safe, working on riffs … hope you are all okay out there as well 🖤🖤🖤”

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Loses To Mrs. Smith In “Cry Baby Battle Royale” Wah-Off

Kirk Hammett recently took his love of the wah-wah pedal to the battlefield as he challenged Mrs. Smith in the “Cry Baby Battle Royale” wah-off. However, the Metallica guitarist ultimately lost the fight. You can see footage of that below. The event took place at the Senate in Columbia, South Carolina on March 8, the same night Hammett performed with The Wedding Band.

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett To Sign Limited Edition Mugs At Dark Delicacies In Burbank, CA

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett will be signing limited edition “Hammett & Hyde” mugs on March 22 at Dark Delicacies in Burbank, CA between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Fans that purchase a mug will receive a number to hold their place in line. Metallica merchandise will not be signed.

Metallica, Aerosmith, ZZ Top, Etc. Members Perform At Peter Green (Ex-Fleetwood Mac) Tribute Show

Last night (February 25), Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, Oasis’ Noel Gallagher, Jonny Lang, and more paid tribute to Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green during a special show at the London Palladium. The event was led by Fleetwood Mac’s Mick Fleetwood and footage from it can be found below:

“Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate The Music Of Peter Green And The Early Years Of Fleetwood Mac” Setlist:

01. “Rolling Man”
02. “Homework”
03. “Dr Brown” (featuring Billy Gibbons on vocals and guitar)
04. “All Your Love” (featuring Billy Gibbons on guitar, Steven Tyler on vocals)
05. “Rattlesnake Shake”
06. “Stop Messin’ Around” (featuring Christine McVie on vocals and keyboards)
07. “Looking For Somebody” (featuring Christine McVie on vocals and keyboards)
08. “Sandy Mary” (featuring Noel Gallagher)
09. “Love That Burns” (featuring Noel Gallagher)
10. “The World Keeps Turning” (featuring Noel Gallagher)
11. “Like Crying”
12. “No Place To Go”
13. “Station Man” (featuring Pete Townshend on guitar and vocals)
14. “Man Of The World” (featuring Neil Finn on vocals)
15. “Oh Well, Part I” (featuring Billy Gibbons on guitar, Steven Tyler on vocals)
16. “Oh Well, Part II” (featuring David Gilmour on guitar)
17. “Need Your Love So Bad”
18. “Black Magic Woman”
19. “The Sky Is Crying” (featuring Jeremy Spencer on guitar and vocals)
20. “I Can’t Hold On” (featuring Jeremy Spencer on guitar and vocals)
21. “The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)” (featuring Kirk Hammett)
22. “Albatross” (featuring David Gilmour on lap steel guitar)
23. “Shake Your Moneymaker” (all-star finale)

It’s worth noting that the concert was recorded and will be released in various formats. A “Super Deluxe” box set, featuring four vinyl records, two CDs, a Blu-ray disc, and a photo book, is expected to be released on October 19 and pre-orders are available HERE.

[Via Blabbermouth]

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett To Take On Mrs. Smith In “Cry Baby Battle Royale” Wah-Off

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett will take his love of the wah-wah pedal to the battlefield as he challenges Mrs. Smith in the “Cry Baby Battle Royale” wah-off. The event will take place at the Senate in Columbia, South Carolina on March 8, the same night Hammett is set to take the stage with The Wedding Band. This news comes after Smith previously challenged Hammett to a battle in January 2019.

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‪KIRK HAMMETT VS. MRS. SMITH‬ ‪CRY BABY BATTLE ROYALE‬ ‪March 8 at The Senate in Columbia, SC‬ ‪ ‬ ‪Who would dare challenge the status of @KirkHammett as King of the Cry Baby Wah Pedal? His reign has long been undisputed and recognized by millions of fans the world over, not to mention Wah manufacturers, @jimdunlopusa, who feature a Kirk Hammett Signature model. Last year, the gauntlet was thrown down by a most unlikely challenger… Mrs. Smith! New York City-based philanthropist, emerging guitar goddess, and lover of all cats (as well as some people), @smithcatmrs has dared to proclaim that she is, in fact, the #1 Abuser of the Wah. Kirk has accepted her challenge, and now these two will finally go head to head (foot to foot?) in a Cry Baby Battle Royale for the ages on March 8th at The Senate in Columbia, SC! Get tickets for this once in a lifetime showdown now! LINK IN KIRK’S BIO #CryBabyBattleRoyale #WAHOFF #kirkhammett #smithcatmrs‬

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The Wedding Band (Metallica, Ugly Kid Joe, Etc.) Announce Columbia, South Carolina Show

The Wedding Band, the covers group featuring guitarist Kirk Hammett (Metallica), bassist Robert Trujillo (Metallica), vocalist Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe), and guitarist Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves), will be performing at The Senate in Columbia, South Carolina on March 8. The band will also be joined by drummer Jon Theodore (ex-The Mars Volta) and vocalist Bobby Patterson at this show.