KnuckleBonz To Release New Statue Based On Metallica’s “Lady Justice”

KnuckleBonz will be releasing a new statue based on the cover art for Metallica’s “…And Justice For All.” The “Lady Justice” figure will stand 12″ high and it will be limited to 1988 copies. Pre-orders are available HERE and they are expected to ship in spring 2022.

James Hetfield Discusses John Bush (Armored Saint) Turning Down The Chance To Sing For Metallica

During James Hetfield’s “Road Dog Brothers” segment for SiriusXM’s “Mandatory Metallica” channel, the frontman confirmed that Metallica wanted to hire John Bush as their singer in the early days of the band. However, the Armored Saint vocalist ultimately declined the offer.

Hetfield said the following:

“A lot of those early memories were celebrated with a band called Armored Saint, who were a fellow L.A. band back in the early ’80s.

When we were getting started, obviously John Bush was a singer we got to know really well. [We] really, really tried to get him into the band as a singer, it didn’t work out. He was dedicated and very in love with what he was doing with his brothers in Armored Saint. And we absolutely respect that.”

Bush said the following about turning down the offer from Metallica during an interview with National Rock Review:

“What people don’t understand is that even though Metallica was garnering fame and attention, Armored Saint was becoming popular and doing well. For me to leave all the guys I grew up with wasn’t something that sounded appealing to me at the time.

I felt complimented when the band was proposing the ideas to me. But it just wasn’t my destiny to be in Metallica. I would have changed the face of heavy metal, and I don’t need that pressure. James is an incredible vocalist. He really developed through the years, and I can’t imagine anyone else there.”

[via Loudwire]

Metallica Share Pro-Shot Footage Of “Frantic” & “For Whom The Bell Tolls” From 2021 Aftershock Festival

Metallica have shared pro-shot live footage of themselves performing “Frantic” and “For Whom The Bell Tolls” during their October 8 set at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, CA. You can check that out below:

Hyro The Hero & Ego Kill Talent Drop Off Welcome To Rockville Festival, Butcher Babies Eva Under Fire, & WHIT3 COLLR Added

Butcher Babies, Eva Under Fire, and WHIT3 COLLR have been added to the 2021 Welcome To Rockville festival. Their additions come after Hyro The Hero and Ego Kill Talent were forced to drop off the event. Welcome To Rockville will take place at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL on November 11-14 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

November 11: Slipknot, A Day To Remember, Cypress Hill, Stone Temple Pilots, Gojira, Grandson, Dorothy, Dead Sara, Spiritbox, Jeris Johnson, Brass Against, Teenage Wrist, Nascar Aloe, Siiickbrain, Dana Dentata, Blame My Youth, and Contracult Collective.

November 12: Metallica, Rob Zombie, Social Distortion, Chevelle, Pennywise, Beartooth, Starset, Wage War, Ice Nine Kills, Ayron Jones, Amigo The Devil, Bad Omens, Zero 9:36, Butcher Babies, Tallah, Austin Meade, Eva Under Fire, and WHIT3 COLLR.

November 13: Disturbed, The Offspring, Staind, Lamb Of God, Asking Alexandria, GWAR, Badflower, Fever 333, Atreyu, Crown The Empire, Sick Puppies, 3TEETH, All Good Things, Joyous Wolf, Fame On Fire, Dead Poet Society, Reach NYC, and Brkn Love.

November 14: Metallica, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mudvayne, Mastodon, Anthrax, Falling In Reverse, Dance Gavin Dance, Sleeping With Sirens, Code Orange, Jelly Roll, Fire From The Gods, The Warning, Goodbye June, Alien Weaponry, Avoid, Hero The Band, and Survive The Sun.

Metallica’s “The Metallica Blacklist” Hits No. 7 On Top Album Sales Chart

According to Billboard, the official Metallica “Black Album” tribute record, “The Metallica Blacklist,” has hit No. 7 on the Top Album Sales chart. The compilation, which features over 50 artists covering songs from the “Black Album,” made the ranking after physicals copies hit stores earlier this month. 8,000 units were sold in the U.S. during the week ending on October 7. This includes 6,300 CD copies and 1,400 vinyl copies.

Metallica, Korn, Slayer, Etc. Members Wish Happy 30th Anniversary To Machine Head

Machine Head have shared a new video in which members of Metallica, Korn, Slayer, Lamb Of God, System Of A Down, Anthrax, Halestorm, Trivium, and more wished them a happy 30th anniversary. You can check out that clip below. Machine Head’s Robb Flynn commented:

“Thank you so much to the friends, tour-mates, and brothers and sisters in metal, that contributed to this, we are beyond grateful, genuinely humbled, and honored by your words. To all the band members past and present who contributed riffs, ideas, melodies and lyrics, thank you for everything you brought and bring to the table. To Tony Costanza, who I wish was here to celebrate this moment with us, rest in power. Massive respect to the Head Cases that have fought side-by side with us, stood with us through thick and thin, and believed for 30 years!! We love you crazy motherfuckers!”

Metallica Share Pro-Shot Footage Of “My Friend Of Misery” From 2021 Louder Than Life Festival

Metallica have premiered a new live video for their song “My Friend Of Misery.” The clip was recorded during the band’s September 26 set at the Louder Than Life festival in Louisville, Kentucky. That show found the group performing “The Black Album” in its entirety.