Metallica Post Live Footage Of “Whiskey In The Jar” From Bologna, Italy Show

Metallica have posted official live footage of “Whiskey In The Jar” from their February 14 show at Unipol Arena in Bologna, Italy. Check that out below:

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Metallica Post Live Footage Of “Battery” From Bologna, Italy Show

Metallica have posted some live footage of them performing their track “Battery” during their February 12 show at Unipol Arena in Bologna, Italy. Check that out below:

Metallica Team Up With Vans Again

Metallica have teamed up with Vans yet again to create two new styles of shoes, apparel, and accessories, which will all be available on February 16. The band posted the following:

“We’re psyched to announce that we have once again teamed up with our friends at Vans to bring you two new styles in the Vans x Metallica exclusive collection of footwear, apparel, and accessories. The latest installment from the long-time partnership marks the third collaboration between us and the iconic Southern California company.

Available for purchase in the Metallica Store and on the shelves at your favorite retailer this Friday, February 16th are two new styles of shoes. Up first is the Sk8-Hi Reissue in full grain leather upper and tonal deco-stitched Sidestripe with an etched Metallica logo on the sidewall with a wrapped version on the quarter panels. The Classic Slip-On features an all-over logo print across the vamp and is finished with the same engraved logo on the sidewalls. A short sleeve t-shirt and trucker hat will also be available.

Pick up some new kicks this Friday by visiting the Met Store, Vans.com or your preferred local outlet.”

Metallica To Receive Polar Music Prize

Metallica will be receiving Sweden’s Polar Music Prize on June 14. That award is given to musicians for “significant achievements in music and/or musical activity, or for achievements which are found to be of great potential importance for music or musical activity.” Along with the award, each honoree also gets 1 million Swedish krona ($125,000 USD), which the band plan to donate to their charity the All Within My Hands Foundation.

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Lars Ulrich said the following:

“Receiving the Polar Music Prize is an incredible thing. It puts us in very distinguished company. It’s a great validation of everything that Metallica has done over the last 35 years. At the same time, we feel like we’re in our prime with a lot of good years ahead of us. Thank you very much.”

James Hetfield also commented:

“I feel very honored to be in such great company with the others who have accepted the Polar Music Prize. As myself and as Metallica, I’m grateful to have this as part of our legacy, our history. Thank you.”

Robert Trujillo added:

“Receiving the Polar Music Prize is such an honor, especially sharing it with [previous laureates] such as Joni Mitchell, Keith Jarrett and Wayne Shorter, who I admire dearly… Hopefully this will inspire younger generations of musicians to keep the music alive.”

Kirk Hammett continued:

“It means a lot to me because we’ve been added to a list of very distinguished artists and musicians who I respect. And to be acknowledged for the work we’ve done. I know how important this is and how much of an honor it is.”

Metallica Share Live Footage Of Cliff Burton “Orion” Tribute From Turin, Italy Show

Metallica have shared live footage of them performing “Orion” during their February 10 show in Turin, Italy. The band busted out the track for the late Cliff Burton, who would have turned 56 that day. As previously reported, that day also marked the first ever “Cliff Burton Day” in his hometown of Castro Valley, CA.