The mighty Metallica was touring in support of their recently release album “72 Seasons” and their touring cycle was going to bring them to MetLife Stadium for two nights. Night One was just last evening and found both Mammoth WVH and Pantera supporting while the upcoming Sunday show would feature Ice Nine Kills and Five Finger Death Punch supporting. In honor of these dates, two special Pop-Up Stores were launched with one being in East Rutherford NJ near the stadium and the other in Downtown Brooklyn not too far from the Manhattan Bridge. I took a trip down to the Brooklyn store and recorded this short video so Metallica fans from far and wide could see what was going on in there. The Brooklyn Pop-Up Store is located at 202 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn.
It was just a little over a month ago where I helped to be one of the many media outlets announcing the plans from the mighty Metallica and their one-night only event for the “72 Seasons” Global Premiere. That was posted HERE ICYMI and now my friends the day has arrived. Let’s look at the promotional poster once again.
The Press Release:
Metallica appeared on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show today, sitting down with Howard Stern and co-host Robin Quivers for an interview and jam session spanning the length of the legendary heavy metal act’s career.
Front man and rhythm guitarist James Hetfield, drummer Lars Ulrich, guitarist Kirk Hammett, and bassist Robert Trujillo opened up about everything from the band’s early aversion toward MTV to how they perfected the riff for “Enter Sandman,” the band also performed a Bob Seger cover, an acoustic rendition of a classic “…And Justice for All” track, and a single off their forthcoming album “72 Seasons.”
Metallica Credits Their Big Break to Ozzy Osbourne:
“[Ozzy] was known to bring out bands that were on the verge of breaking. The time before he took us out he took Mötley Crüe out … It was our turn in ’86,” Lars said, crediting Ozzy and his wife Sharon Osbourne for being “kind enough to take us out and give us that shot.”
“The first show was in Wichita, Kansas — there we were in front of 15,000 people in the middle of America and we couldn’t believe it,” Lars continued. “We opened with ‘Battery’ and … ‘Master of Puppets.’ The first couple songs, [the crowd] was kind of looking up going, ‘What is this racket?’ And then 45 minutes later they were all moving their fists and getting into it.”
Hanging with Ozzy and the other A-list people in his orbit, Metallica knew they had finally made it. “We’d been playing in the minors for years, and now we were in the majors,” Lars concluded.
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The Press Release:
Join the Metallica Family on Thursday, April 13, for the worldwide listening party celebrating the release of 72 Seasons with the global premiere of the album at over 2,100 movie theaters! Tickets for the one-night event are on sale now at metallica.film.
72 Seasons will play exclusively for cinema audiences around the globe, with every one of the new songs featuring its own music video along with witty, insightful (?!) commentary from us. Some fans will experience the music in Dolby Atmos®, a totally next-level audio experience that will immerse listeners with unparalleled clarity and depth. Check metallica.film or contact your local theater to see if your event will be in Dolby Atmos® audio.
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