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Metallica @ Global Citizen Festival 2022 at Central Park (9/24/2022)

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Last night, the mighty Metallica closed out a day of music and speeches for the 2022 Global Citizen Festival. The event was an all day affair taking place in the spacious Central Park. Though we didn’t attend, we’ve secured the spot where their own set kicked off for those folks at home who want to rage from the safety of their own living rooms. The band starts at the 9 hour 10 minute mark in case you click somewhere else on the video and want to get back to the Metal quickly. They come on right after President Biden and his wife say their stuff about the world, the climate and other political stuff…


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Metallica Announces 40th Anniversary Shows Streaming Live On Amazon

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The Press Release:
It’s almost here… our 40th anniversary celebration is right around the corner! We’re looking forward to hitting the stage in San Francisco at Chase Center with so many of our friends visiting from around the globe those two nights next week. While we wish each and every one of you could join us, we know you can’t all be in the house. So we’re incredibly excited to announce that our friends at Amazon will be streaming both shows live, as they happen, worldwide and for free!
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Metallica Announces 40th Anniversary Plans

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The Press Release:
As hard as it is to believe, the band will be turning the big 4 – 0 this October. It’s a wild thing to wrap our heads around… it feels like just yesterday that we were hitting the stage playing our first show at Radio City in Anaheim, CA, in the spring of 1982! Okay, fair enough maybe that wasn’t just yesterday; so many things have happened since Lars and James got together in the fall of ’81… almost 2,000 live shows across seven continents, mind-blowing successes and crazy off-road adventures. It’s been a nutty ride and even though most of the time it feels like we’re just getting started, we’re excited to celebrate the past four decades with you. What better way to mark this milestone than to invite the worldwide Metallica Family to join us in our hometown of San Francisco, CA, where we will be performing two different live sets at Chase Center on December 17 and 19 for Fifth Members only!!

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We were so in awe of the love, support, and dedication that came our way during the S&M2 concerts when fans from over 60 countries around the globe traveled to the City by the Bay for the weekend in September of 2019. You guys completely took over San Francisco and the unbelievably good vibes and sense of family inspired us to invite all of you to come back! In addition to our two shows at Chase Center, we will be curating other live music and comedy events, Blackened Whiskey tastings, and so much more all around the city during the long four-day weekend of celebrations starting on Thursday, December 16. Details and ticketing information for these various events will be announced as they are confirmed.
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Metallica Announces “The Metallica Blacklist”

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The Press Release:
We told you about the re-issue of The Black Album, but we’re also really proud and excited to be releasing The Metallica Blacklist, a compilation of 50+ artists spanning an unbelievably vast range of genres, generations, continents and more, each contributing a unique interpretation of their favorite Black Album cut. Available now for pre-order, digital formats hit the internet on September 10th, CDs and LPs in stores and at your favorite online retailer on October 1st.

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With contributions from countries all over the globe from the US to Nigeria, there are tracks from singer-songwriters, country artists, electronic, and hip-hop artists alongside punk rockers, indie darlings, icons of rock, metal, world music, and many, many more covering the entire spectrum from musicians we’ve shared the stage with, to some who were not even born yet when the original album was released!
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Metallica To Release Colored Vinyl Albums Exclusively At Walmart

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The Press Release:
2021 will be kicking off with a load of new colored vinyl coming to Walmart stores across the U.S. The Black Album and Hardwired…To Self-Destruct will be available alongside remastered versions of Kill ‘Em All, Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets, and …And Justice for All in new and exclusive colors while supplies last.

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All six albums will hit Walmart store shelves on January 29, but stock is limited. Reserve yours today by pre-ordering directly from Walmart.com.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: While I’m not the biggest of the vinyl collectors these days I just might have to break that stand and order myself copies of these releases and set them aside for the archive. I’m not too sure I want to do mail order of vinyl since I have little experience in this practice. I know a lot of my friends do it all the time so maybe its a non-issue. There isn’t a Walmart near our Metal Sanctum Sanctorum so its probably my only option. I do have a number of these albums remastered editions on CD already so as I close this news up I wonder what you think about it all. Will you be purchasing? Chime in down below in the comments section. See you next time.

Official Websites:
Metallica: http://www.metallica.com
Walmart: http://www.walmart.com

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