Metallica to enter the studio in a couple of weeks

"Hammett tells Billboard that the quartet will start working on the follow-up to 2008's "Death Magnetic" "in a couple of weeks."

Really anxious to see what these guys follow up Death Magnetic with.

"We're a band that never has a shortage of ideas," he notes. "You hear about these bands that are sitting in the studio and they don't have any songs, what are they gonna do? That's not Metallica. Metallica's problem is the total opposite. We have too many ideas. James (Hetfield) has, like, 800 ideas. I have 400. Those number alone are just crazy. That's formidable."

Metallica adds it's video library to iTunes

For those of you who like to take your video with you, we are excited to announce that six of our titles are now available on iTunes for digital download for the first time ever.  Visit iTunes to download Français Pour une Nuit (Live from Nimes, France), Orgullo, Pasión, y Gloria: Tres Noches en la Ciudad de México (Live from Mexico City), Cunning Stunts, S&M, Live Shit: Binge & Purge, and A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica. Currently these titles are available in North America... keep your eyes peeled here for news about the rest of the world coming soon.

Nice to see this come to the iTunes store. I wish that some of the older recordings were released in HD though, but I will take what I can get.

Metallica continuing their evolution

No sound samples yet, but as can be expected, Metallica's next album will be a departure from their last album. Well this can't be said for the loads, but they were originally slated to be released as a two disc set. Even with the early albums Metallica changed their sound, and that's what I love about them. Can't wait to hear the first of the hundreds of riffs Hetfield has stockpiled in iTunes. 

James Hetfield: "I only have 846 riffs."

Rolling Stone: Is that an exact figure?

James Hetfield: "In iTunes, you can see how many things you've got. And that does not include the soundchecks, the stuff we goof around with here. You plug in an amp. Suddenly it makes you feel good — you come up with a riff. 'Dude, did you get that?' You can't get away from being recorded here.

Metallica Comes to Spotify


Metallica on Spotify December 6, 2012

We're beyond excited to announce that music from every single Metallica album is now streaming on Spotify! In our never ending quest for total control of the way our music is presented, we always make it a point to be sure that we are offering you the very best service by partnering with ground-breaking technology companies. So with that said, we are extremely proud to be a part of Spotify, who not only has a proven track record, but is by far the best streaming service.

Spotify was launched in Sweden in 2008 and has grown into a massive world-wide service with on-demand access to over 20 million songs. You can create and manage all your play-lists, share them with your friends and add to them by importing MP3's you already own. Now you can also take Spotify with you through their new mobile app.

We're always looking for more ways to get our music out to you, whether it's streaming live videos through our tour page on this site or offering downloads of live shows through Connecting with Spotify was the next logical step and we can't wait to see what the future brings!

Sounds awesome! I have read a couple articles on this subject, and of course Napster is brought up. (How can it not since the cofounder of Napster, Sean Parker is associated with Spotify?) However these people who are acting like Metallica destroyed their free for all on music need to move on. It's getting old, it has been old for that matter. Love them or hate them, there is no other band that can claim to have accomplished as much as they have. Looking forward to see where their own label takes them, and being fans of music themselves what new artists they introduce to the world!