We sat down with some of the icons of the last few decades of heavy metal and hard rock to talk about the culture, why it’s so enduring, and how it has changed. Unsurprisingly, Judas Priest’s Rob Halford, Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down), Dave Mustaine and Dave Ellefson (Megadeth) and Jason Newsted (Metallica), all had a lot to say on the matter.
Metallica has been doing the film festival circuit (and even played at San Diego’s ComicCon) promoting their cinematic event. This isn’t supposed to be just a Metallica concert film. There’s a narrative.
“For all those that didn’t get to see Kill ‘Em All, Master of Puppets, we have all those props and there’s a story line to give it longer legs so it’s just not a concert footage film.”
As far as concert films go, if it isn’t the most beautifully shot one of all time, it’s close. You actually do feel like you’re onstage with the band. But – ostensibly – this isn’t supposed to be just a Metallica concert film. There’s a narrative.
Although Metallica is always playing crazy-interesting gigs and is coming out with a motion picture called Metallica: Through The Never, the band rarely makes television appearances. But in order to promote said film, the band […]
Metallica‘s 3-D movie, Through The Never, has already generated a lot of buzz, and the infamous metal band are bouncing on that lightning bolt of press by premiering a pretty righteous live version of their […]
Country music superstar Eric Church introduced himself to rock fans a few years back via his song “Springsteen,” which named dropped several songs from, well, Bruce Springsteen. Since then, he’s also played Metallica‘s Orion Festival […]
Producer Flemming Rasmussen talks to us about the storied production of ‘…And Justice For All’, and Jason Newsted offers his theory on where his bass parts disappeared to.
Metallica will peel off the music from their forthcoming 3-D feature film, Metallica Through The Never, and release it as a stand-alone two disc set on September 24, just days before the movie hits IMAX theaters nationwide.
In 1983 the heavy metal scene was flourishing on the Sunset Strip. 382 miles north of L.A. in San Francisco, there was Metallica.