LISTEN: Metallica Release Early Demo Version of Master of Puppets!

Ahead of the  re-issue of Metallica's iconic album Master of Puppets next month, the band has released an early demo version of the title track, recorded in a garage late in June of 1985. You can listen to that early demo version below! Read more about the forthcoming reissue here and you can pick it up for…

WATCH: Metallica On Cliff Burton

The biggest tragedy in Metallica’s history happened 31 years ago today (September 27) when bassist Cliff Burton tragically died in a bus accident while the band was on tour in Europe.  Burton was only 24.

No. Thank YOU, Metallica!

Metallica just posted up this video thanking Detroit for an incredible time on Wednesday night, but we're saying thank you to Metallica for throwing one hell of a party! Check it out below! Metallica: Thank You, Detroit! Detroit! Thanks for the great show at Comerica Park! © 2017 Blackened Recordings Follow Metallica:…

Metallica at Comerica Park!

Well I got to experience my first BIG show as the WRIF rock girl yesterday and Metallica was the perfect concert to welcome me in. I'll start by saying it was a show I'll never forget. I've never seen Metallica live, nor Avenged Sevenfold. UNFORTUNATELY I missed Volbeat which I am not the happiest about,…


Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich's Beats 1 radio show " Its Electric!" will debut on Sunday May 7th at 3pm PT with a special guest Iggy Pop!  He will also be doing an encore episode on Monday May 8th at 3 am PT! He says his new show is "unfiltered, unscripted and completely all over the…

Rockers With Their Own Labels

Buckcherry’s Josh Todd celebrates his birthday today (April 4), and one of the biggest advancements Buckcherry has made in the past few years is the launch of their own record label. Of course, they are not the first rock artist to do that.  In honor of Todd’s birthday, we look at a selection of bands…


Metallica is partnering up with urban outfitters for a new line of exclusive merchandise which will include six t-shirts two hoodies and a beanie. The store also carries vinyl pressings of some of their albums. Check out more details HERE  

March 3, 1986: Metallica Release 'Master of Puppets'

Metallica's Master Of Puppets may turn 31 years old today (March 3rd), but unlike some albums released in and around 1986 , this one is nowhere near dated or shows any signs of age whatsoever.  In the three decades that have since passed, it still sounds as aggressive as it did upon release.

FLASHBACK: Jethro Tull, Metallica & the First Heavy Metal GRAMMY

The GRAMMYs are known for their infamous moments, but for rock/metal fans the world over, one of the award ceremony’s most infamous moments of them all happened February 22, 1989 when the very first GRAMMY award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrumental was given to Jethro Tull.