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Beyond Magnetic, the EP consisting of Metallica‘s unreleased tracks from the Death Magnetic sessions, will make its physical debut on January 30. The songs were first presented on the 30th anniversary shows (pic related), and the reception of the digital EP was good enough to grant a physical release. Not to mention the band probably wants to leave Lulu as far back in the past as fast as possible, and that the EP sold like three times more in the opening week.
We’re still pumped up after celebrating our 30th anniversary last month with Fan Club members from around the world and by sharing the stage with musicians we have admired all our lives,” say the be band in a statement on their website. “As you may have heard by now, part of the fun on those nights included playing unreleased tracks from the Death Magnetic sessions and after giving them to all Fan Club members for free, those songs have been available on iTunes and other at digital retailers for several weeks. We’ve been feeling all the love and positive vibes beyond our wildest expectations on the mp3 side, so we decided to go “old school” (!!) and also release those four songs on a CD.
You heard that, you dinosaurs? The next time you go get a hip replacement, make sure to stop by the record store and get yourself a “compact disc” (compact my ass, my iPod’s smaller and holds like a gazillion songs).
When people say ‘original Metallica guitarist,’ they’re probably wondering ‘an original guitarist in Metallica? You mean one that doesn’t steal riffs from Stone?’
But no, I mean original as in ‘first.’
Lloyd Grant (pictured above next to that chick) played with Metallica in their original recording of “Hit The Lights.” So I guess that makes him important enough to warrant an interview, eh? And I guess it makes me lame enough to talk about this interview, eh? Yeah…
Listen to it below, courtesy of MusicLegends.ca
I didn’t know it was humanly possible to be shorter than Kirk. I stand corrected.
Some time ago, rumor had it that Metallica were working on a 3D movie. If you thought still listening to Metallica in 2012 wasn’t embarrassing enough, try listening to them with a pair of geeky 3D glasses, in the movie theater:
“The more astute of you may have noticed a couple of mentions in trade publications, and most recently in the new issue of Rolling Stone, that a Metallica 3D movie is in the works. We’re here to tell you that, yes, there is indeed a 3D project in the very early stages of production! We wish we could tell you more right now, but we don’t have all the finer points nailed down just yet. What we can tell you is that we are planning on being in a theatre near you sometime in 2013 and as you hear us say ever so often, this will be the space for all the details as we finalize them.“
Read full statement here.
It will probably be a concert, right? I hope we won’t have to see Lars yelling “FUCK” to James in three dimensions…
And yes, I did the image above and no, I don’t have a life. Don’t judge me.
Metallica‘s Black Album, you know, the album that turned metal legends into pop metal/rock superstars, sold quite well.
It is still the number one selling album of the Soundscan era. Here’s the top:
01. METALLICA – “Metallica” (15,735,000)
02. SHANIA TWAIN – “Come On Over” (15,513,000)
03. ALANIS MORISSETTE – “Jagged Little Pill” (14,714,000)
04. BACKSTREET BOYS – “Millennium” (12,168,000)
05. BEATLES – “1″ (11,985,000)
Not bad, eh? Considering albums sell like 2,000 copies nowadays, it’s safe to say the record is safe. The band’s overall sales are doing quite well, also:
01. GARTH BROOKS (68,561,000)
02. THE BEATLES (63,299,000)
03. MARIAH CAREY (53,612,000)
04. METALLICA (53,170,000)
05. CELINE DION (51,492,000)
More info on Blabbermouth.
Metallica may have turned soft in the 90s, but it’s still pretty impressive to see how much records they have sold, their sound is not exactly mainstream — at least I wouldn’t call it that.
Too bad they have forgotten what they were all about in the 80s. Nothing wrong with experimenting and stuff, just go back to your thrash roots man, come on.
The Black Album will be played in its entirety this summer, Metallica has a few European dates announced and they’ll be celebrating the album’s 20th birthday.
So the fourth and final anniversary show has been recapped by Metallica in a 45 minute video. You can see Dave Mustaine jam along with the guys and alongside their first and second bassists — Rob McGovney and Jason Newsted.
Jason even sings during “Seek & Destroy,” reminding me why I miss him so much as ‘Tallica‘s bassist.
Pretty good video, some of my friends went to these shows and said they had a blast.They have another recap online, by the way, in case you forgot.
Sadly, Metallica hasn’t formally invited me to this event to document it for DoM, so I haven’t gone. Maybe on their 40th birthday.
Oh by the way, remember Beyond Magnetic? You know, the digital release that sold twice as much as Lulu? They’re releasing it as a CD on January 31, probably just to spite Lou Reed.
I wanted to end my “Jaymz/paparazzi” post with a joke, but I simply forgot to write it. So I’ll write it here… Ahem:
Jaymz, you don’t like paparazzi? Well if you want anonymity, just join Megadeth. No one will ever take your photograph!
Come on, that was good… Someone reddit/4chan/9gag it!!!11
The four unreleased Death Magnetic tracks were sold as an EP on iTunes. Guess what, they sold twice as much as Lulu.
“Metallica‘s four-song digital EP called Beyond Magnetic sold 36,000 copies in its first week of release to debut at position No. 32 on The Billboard 200 chart. The effort consists of the quartet of previously unheard tracks that the band unveiled in concert earlier in the month during its 30th-anniversary celebration. All four tunes — “Hate Train”, “Just A Bullet Away”, “Hell And Back” and “Rebel Of Babylon” — were recorded during the sessions for the band’s 2008 Death Magnetic album but left off the final track list.“
Read full article here.
Considering the songs have been available for free everywhere, including YouTube, it’s pretty cool that they sold so many copies. Take that, Lou Reed.
So what exactly happened on those four nights? We’ll never know, I guess.
Oh wait, yes we will, because the guys have posted a 27 minute long (yes, kinda lied in the title, sue me!) video that recaps the four evenings. I think it was pretty cool, would have loved to be there but I was busy refreshing 9gag.com and pornhub.com all day.
Enjoy the vid and happy birthday once again, Metallica. 10 years of greatness and 20 years of trying to be something you’re not. Let’s hope you find yourselves within the next few decades.
I know, the headline is awful, but so is my sense of humor, so you get the idea.
Apparently Scott Ian and Phil Demmel were in ‘awe’ of Metallica’s 30th celebration shows. Phil even called them the ‘most amazing band ever!!!11′ or something.
I don’t want to be rude towards Phil, but that title is obviously reserved for Linkin Park, the only band able to put rock, rap, dubstep/electronic shit in a blender, make a shit-cocktail, eat it up, digest it and then shit it out and sell it.
Anyway, yeah… Watch the video above.
We told you before that Metallica‘s India gig will be broadcast by MTV. Well, now we’re gonna tell you again:
“MTV lets you relive the performance of the year by the Gods of rock, Metallica. This maiden trip by the band has to be the highlight of musical notes this year. The high voltage music and performance of some of their all time hits for the Indian fans is a milestone to cherish.”
Read full article here.
Pirate Bay, please don’t let us down!
The setlist of the aforementioned show, after the jump.