Watch The Wedding Band (Metallica, Ugly Kid Joe, Etc.) Perform In San Francisco, CA

Last night (December 17), The Wedding Band, the covers group featuring Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe), and Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves), played a special show at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA. Fan-filmed footage from the show, which also featured Mark Osegueda (Death Angel) and Jon Theodore (ex-The Mars Volta), can be found below:

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett & Robert Trujillo Share Cover Of Edgar Winter Group’s “Frankenstein”

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo have shared a cover of the Edgar Winter Group’s “Frankenstein.” You can check that out below:

Watch Suicidal Tendencies Perform With Robert Trujillo’s Son Tye Trujillo During Blue Ridge Rock Festival

During their September 11 set at the Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Danville, VA, Suicidal Tendencies performed with guest bassist Tye Trujillo, the son of Metallica and ex-Suicidal Tendencies bassist Robert Trujillo. You can see footage of that below. Tye was filling in for Roberto “Ra” Díaz, who is currently touring with Korn.

Watch Metallica’s Kirk Hammett & Robert Trujillo Perform “My Friend Of Misery” With Kamasi Washington

During Kamasi Washington’s July 18 performance at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, CA, the jazz artist was joined onstage by Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo for a performance of Metallica‘s “My Friend Of Misery.“ You can see fan-filmed footage of that below. Washington will be releasing a cover of the aforementioned song as part of Metallica’s massive “Black Album” tribute record, “The Metallica Blacklist,” which will be released on September 10 alongside an expanded deluxe edition of the 1991 self-titled album.

Sons Of Metallica & Stone Temple Pilots Members Reunite In Blu Weekend

Former Suspect208 members, Tye Trujillo, the son of Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, and Noah Weiland, the son of late Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, have launched a new project called Blu Weekend. The band recently performed during the iHollywood Film Fest afterparty at the Woman’s Club Of Hollywood and they also took part in an interview on “The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show.” You can check out the latter below:

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.

Watch “Precious Metals” Short Film Featuring Les Claypool (Primus) & Robert Trujillo (Metallica)

Les Claypool (Primus) and Robert Trujillo (Metallica) are featured in a new western-style short film titled “Precious Metals.” The film was directed by Claypool’s son Cage and presented by EMG. Notably, the clip ends with a bass battle between the two musicians. The film was released to promote Claypool‘s signature Pachyderm Gold EMG pickups.

Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Metallica, Ugly Kid Joe, Etc. Members Covering Billy Idol’s “White Wedding”

On July 26, 2019, Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe, etc.), Joey Castillo (ex-Queens Of The Stone Age, etc.), and Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves) played a special covers set as “The Wedding Band” at the Cosmopolitan Music Hall in Richmond Hill, ON. Now, some pro-shot footage of the group performing a cover of Billy Idol’s “White Wedding” during the show has been shared online:

Metallica, Foo Fighters, And Red Hot Chili Peppers Members To Be Featured On New Ozzy Osbourne Album

It was previously revealed that Ozzy Osbourne was already working on a follow-up to “Ordinary Man” and now we have some more details on the effort. According to producer Andrew Watt, the album is “about halfway” done and it will feature contributions from Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers).

Watt told Guitar World the following:

“We’re about halfway through. But, you know, it’s been hard with COVID and everything to keep him safe. We all test every day before we work and it’s just me, Ozzy and my engineer. So it’s taken a little longer this time, but it’s cool because the last one was made in this, like, swift love affair of passion, like, ‘Oh my God, this is incredible!’ [laughs]

But this time everyone’s moving a little slower and we’re taking a little more time. And the songs, there’s some songs on there that are like eight or nine minutes long that are these really crazy journeys. I’m really excited about it.”

He also had the following to say about the various guests:

“There’s a bunch of people involved. I can’t say for sure until the end, but I started doing a bunch of basic tracks with Chad and Robert Trujillo, who used to play in Ozzy‘s band. And Taylor Hawkins also came in and played a bunch on the record as well, which adds a different flair – it kind of harkened back to Ozzy‘s ‘80s era, in a great way. And I think it’s so cool for a rock fan to be able to listen to half an album with Chad Smith on drums, and then you flip it over and you get to hear Taylor Hawkins.

And you know, the last album was really special for everyone involved. And so there was no point in Ozzy or me doing this again unless we thought we could bring something new to the table. And I feel like we’re achieving that.”

He also added the following when asked about the sound of the record:

“Well, we’re just halfway through, so it could still change. Some of these songs we have could wind up not even making the album. So I can’t really say yet. But in the end it’s all Ozzy’s decision. When he tells me we’ve got the album, that’s when I’ll stop.”

Suspect208, Featuring Sons Of Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, & Stone Temple Pilots Members, Premiere “All Black” Video

Suspect208, the band featuring singer Noah Weiland, the son of the late Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver), bassist Tye Trujillo, the son of Robert Trujillo (Metallica), drummer London Hudson, the son of Slash (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), and guitarist Niko Tsangaris (Classless Act), have premiered a new video for their new song “All Black.” You can check that out below: