Tag Archives: Metallica

6
Jan

Metallica to release 3D film. James Cameron is shaking in his boots.

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.


5
Jan

The Black Album is popular

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.


4
Jan

Fourth Metallica anniversary night – the recap

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.


28
Dec

Oh yeah…

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!

OMFG LOLZZZZZ!!!11

Come on, that was good… Someone reddit/4chan/9gag it!!!11


21
Dec

Beyond Magnetic sold twice as much as Lulu

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.


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