Metallica

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Drugs, divorce and incessant drum takes: Metallica on making metal’s biggest ever album
Now 30 years old, the Black Album has sold more than 30m copies. The band discuss its legacy, fighting in the studio – and making an all-star cover version

Matt Mills

03, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Elton John announces new album made with A-list guests in lockdown
Dua Lipa, Stevie Wonder, Nicki Minaj and Stevie Nicks are on eclectic guestlist for The Lockdown Sessions, with Elton describing himself as ‘a session musician’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

01, Sep, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Slipknot’s Joey Jordison corralled chaos with his explosive talent
In combining both pummelling impact and nimble speed, Jordison defied his short stature to become a hulking master of rhythm – and the finest metal drummer of his era

Chris Lord

28, Jul, 2021 @10:15 AM

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Metallica: Some Kind of Monster – classic documentary is a cautionary, real-life Spinal Tap tale
2004’s fly-on-the-wall insight into the metal band facing a mid-life crisis is eye-opening and unwittingly hilarious

Nathan Jolly

25, Jun, 2021 @12:25 AM

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Metallica: the night the masters of metal gave me hope for the future
Continuing our series on the artists who had a formative influence on our music writers, Matt Mills recalls how a cataclysmic set at his first ever festival helped him overcome his deepest anxieties

Matt Mills

02, Feb, 2021 @9:36 AM

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Metallica and Michael Bublé producer cashes in on music streaming rights boom
Hipgnosis buys rights to Bob Rock’s Metallica album and Canadian artist’s songs for undisclosed sum

Jasper Jolly

21, Jan, 2021 @10:43 AM

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Lars Ulrich's fantasy festival: AC/DC and Bob Marley on Easter Island
As well as brushing up on Polynesian migration paths with a falafel in hand, the Metallica drummer imagines ancient rock giants next to giant ancient rocks

Interview by Dave Simpson

20, Aug, 2020 @4:00 PM

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Metallica out on the 'ego ramp': Ross Halfin's best photograph
‘Their drummer Lars Ulrich called me up and I kept avoiding him – I thought he looked like an idiot. But I shot them in 1984 and have worked with them ever since’

Interview by Michael Hann

12, Mar, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Heavy by Dan Franklin review – metal gets serious
More than just guitar power chords ... a weighty discussion of metal, for both passionate fans and neophytes

Keith Kahn-Harris

11, Mar, 2020 @11:58 AM

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'The road will kill you': why older musicians are cancelling tours
Health concerns have caused a number of high-profile singers to quit the road but what will it all mean for the industry at large?

Jim Farber

02, Mar, 2020 @3:26 PM

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Mick Fleetwood review – rousing all-star celebration of Peter Green
A surprise appearance by original Fleetwood Mac member Jeremy Spencer was just one of the highlights in a concert where Noel Gallagher, Steven Tyler and others paint Green’s blues

Robin Denselow

26, Feb, 2020 @2:28 PM

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Elton John joins list of stars donating to bushfire relief effort
Singer announces A$1m donation, matching pledge by Marvel star Chris Hemsworth

Lanre Bakare

08, Jan, 2020 @3:21 PM

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