James Hetfield of Metallica has re-entered rehab, forcing the band to postpone a tour in Australia, New Zealand, and all appearances through the end of 2019. The next scheduled Metallica show is a March 28th benefit in San Fransico. The band has not stated what substance(s) James was abusing though it is widely believed to be alcohol.
A statement on the band website read…
“As most of you probably know, our brother James has been struggling with addiction on and off for many years. He has now, unfortunately, had to re-enter a treatment program to work on his recovery again.”
Who is the most profitable rock band of all time? Fox News says it is Metallica – clocking it at 1.4 Billion in concert tickets alone.
Metallica may be right behind another famous rock band, U2, who with their 360 tour in 2011 became the highest-grossing concert tour in history pulling in $736 million. But the metal band’s profits continue to grow putting them alongside the Rolling Stones and Taylor Swift.
Metallica, the heavy metal band from Los Angeles, circa 1981, has grossed over $1.4 billion touring over their almost 40-year career, according to Pollster, making them arguably the world’s biggest, most profitable heavy metal band of all time.
Formed by vocalist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, the group is known for fast tempos, instrumentals and aggressive rock known as thrash metal.
Exhorder “Desecrator” Live In Los Angeles Sept 13, 2009 Exhorder plays brutal thrash metal classic “Desecrator” live In Los Angeles Sept 13 2009 on tour supporting the new album “Mourn The Southern Sky” – which drops this week on Nuclear Blast!
I had the pleasure of getting to meet Steve of Steve Grimmett’s aka Grim reaper – he was a fucking awesome guy and a great singer who’s life should be made into a Hollywood movie IMO. The guy is 60 years old, had a leg amputated, still sings metal because it’s the only thing he knows how to do, and can still deliver Ronnie James Dio caliber vocals – saw their show and forgot how many awesome songs the have – including this one.
I got to have drinks with him at The Rainbow Bar and Grill, Los Angeles before the show and he was a super cool guy…we talked about Trump, why Bud Light is the best beer on Earth, how even though getting his leg chapped of sucked, it was cool to see fans line up around the block to donate blood (which 3 eventually did) and how the one album he sang on with Onslaught outsold all of the Grim Repear albums (which was something I didn’t expect)
This is my pick for best metal song of 2019 – I’ll have to admit I hadn’t listened to Darkthrone since “The Cult Is Alive”, so it took me a minute to catch on to this one even though it’s been out for a minute – check it out if you hadn’t already!
Slayer their walking papers regarding Slayer sponsored NASCAR team car. J.J. Yeley’s No. 54 car was scheduled to race earlier this month painted to promote the Slayer Farewell Tour, but that never happened.
I guess Slayer wasn’t Redneck enough, because the team pulled the plug on the Slayer sponsorship in favor of PODS.
The team was not clear about the decision to forgo the Slayer sponsorship and only released this tweet.
I’m sure; the decision had much to do with protecting the right-wing Cristian bureaucracy of the sport. Slayer has been saying since the mid-eighties that they were not Satanists. Tom Araya even identifies himself as a Christian, but no, Slayer is still too terrifying for NASCAR fans.
Ironically, NASCAR has no problem with sponsoring a Kid Rock car, even though his lyrics gloried pimping, cocaine, homophobia and smacking women, but a little fo-fu Satanism is a bit too much!!
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