Watch Metallica’s Robert Trujillo & Kirk Hammett Cover Johnny Hallyday’s “Ma Gueule” In Paris

During Metallica’s May 12 show in Paris, France, Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett performed a live cover of Johnny Hallyday’s “Ma Gueule” as part of their “doodle” segment. You can see footage of that below:

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Falls Onstage After Slipping On His Wah-Wah Pedal

During Metallica’s show at the Ippodromo del Galoppo di San Siro in Milan, Italy earlier tonight (May 8), Kirk Hammett ended up falling onstage after slipping on his wah-wah pedal. The guitarist shared the below footage of that:

Metallica’s Robert Trujillo & Kirk Hammett Cover Peret’s “El Muerto Vivo” In Barcelona

During Metallica’s May 5 show in Barcelona, Spain, Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett performed a live cover of Peret’s “El Muerto Vivo” as part of their “doodle” segment. You can see footage of that below:

Watch Metallica Members Perform National Anthem & Throw First Pitch During Giants Vs. Yankees Game

Metallica and the San Francisco Giants held their seventh annual “Metallica Night” last night (April 26), during the Giants Vs. New York Yankees game at Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA. You can see footage of James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett performing the national anthem and footage of Lars Ulrich throwing the first pitch below:

Kirk Hammett Says He Has “A Ton Of Material” For Metallica’s Next Album

During an interview with Australia’s Mixdown magazine, Kirk Hammett confirmed that he has “a ton of material” ready for Metallica’s next album. The guitarist also said the band are hoping put something out faster this time around.

Hammett said the following:

“When I was 13-14 years old, bands put out albums every year. Seriously, KISS put out an album every eight months. None of this eight years between albums.

None of us are very comfortable with the fact it’s been so long, because that is a long time. We’re hoping to avoid that this time around.

We’re in our third year since ‘Hardwired’. Maybe we can get a bit more focus and go into the studio a bit sooner. I have a ton of material. I’ve over-compensated, so I’m ready to go anytime.”

This news comes after Robert Trujillo previously said the group’s new album will “come a lot sooner than the previous two did.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Says Tool Are Working On The Cover Art For Their New Album

It looks like we are getting even closer to a new Tool album. The band recently posted a photo that seemed to suggest that mastering was in process and now it appears they are also working on the effort’s cover art. The latest update comes from Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, who told New Zealand’s The Rock the following:

“I talk to Adam Jones quite a bit, and the last thing I knew, he was dealing with artwork. So that is a good sign. If they’re dealing with artwork, it must be close.”

Metallica’s Robert Trujillo & Kirk Hammett Cover Pink Floyd’s “Run Like Hell” In Kansas City

During Metallica’s March 6 show in Kansas City, Missouri, Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett celebrated David Gilmour’s birthday with a partial live cover of Pink Floyd’s “Run Like Hell.“ The performance was part of the duo’s nightly “doodle” segment.