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.
The Press Release:
We’re excited to introduce The Metallica Report, launching today with our very first episode! Our new podcast will be a quick, weekly hit, including news, updates, exclusive features, and surprises from HQ and beyond.
The pod will be hosted by two of the closest members of our extended family – some of you may even know them already! Leading the conversation will be Steffan Chirazi, who began covering us as a journalist in the ’80s and is now at the helm of our online mag, So What!, and Renée Richardson, Director of Philanthropy for All Within My Hands and well-known Bay Area radio personality.
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The Press Release:
We’re just a little over a month away from the North American kick-off of the M72 tour in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on Friday, August 4! And you know that when we town for more than a day, we’ve gotta make a weekend out of it, so we’ve got details for you on many of the takeover activities as the tour travels across the country this summer and fall.
On each Saturday between the two “No Repeat” weekend shows, there will be film fests, pop-up stores, Ross Halfin book signings, AWMH-sponsored opportunities to give back, and so much more. And let’s not forget live music! The lineup making its way through North America with us includes some familiar faces: OTTTO and Bastardane, along with tribute bands Damage Inc., Motorbreath, and Sandman. Plus, a few more acts will join the fun in individual cities.
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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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