In a move eerily reminiscent of Dethklok's performance of the Duncan Hines Coffee Jingle
(albeit at the opposite pole), Metallica will be performing in Antarctica
. Just as the fictional death metal band partnered with a fictional coffee brand, Metallica bring their increasingly cartoonish presence to an audience "...of fans from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico who enter a contest through Coca-Cola Zero." Oddly, the band will be performing inside a dome on the Carlini Argentine Base with no amplification, and the performance will be transmitted to fans through headphones. [more inside]
posted by Existential Dread
on Oct 24, 2013 -
Grantland's Steven Hyden
writes the winner's history of rock and roll, in four parts (so far), and charts the death of rock music as a major pop-cultural force in the 21st century by looking at some (not necessarily well-loved) bands that helped to transform it into a Big Business: Led Zeppelin
, Bon Jovi
(and coming up in the next installment, Metallica). Rock isn't dead
, by any means. But for better or worse, it ain't what it used to be.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken
on Jan 31, 2013 -
Metallica ends Napster feud:
"Metallica has announced its entire back catalogue is to be made available on music streaming service Spotify, ending a 12-year feud with Napster co-founder Sean Parker.
Drummer Lars Ulrich appeared on stage with Mr Parker, a Spotify investor, to discuss their bitter legal battle that took place in 2000."
posted by marienbad
on Dec 8, 2012 -
All Nightmare Long
is a nine-minute-long alternative-history science fiction/horror fake documentary with stop motion animation, rotoscoping and Soviet propaganda thrown in. There's also a Metallica song attached to it, but you might not even notice it's a music video. (Or watch it on Youtube
posted by Bookhouse
on Dec 8, 2008 -
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash
may be the most elaborate parody of the Beatles ever constructed, including satirical tributes to the appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show
, Yellow Submarine
, and the rooftop concert
at Apple Records. Check out some other fine parodies who picked up where the Rutles left off: The Mosquitoes
on Gilligan's Island, Chris and the Alphabeats
on Sesame Street, Letter B
and Hey Food
by the Beetles, the Be Sharps
on the Simpsons, A Hard Day's Night of the Living Dead
by the Zombeatles
, Peter Cook & Dudley Moore's L.S. Bumble Bee
, the Powerpuff Girls Meet the Beat Alls (parts 1
with commentary by Mojo Jojo), Beatles spoofs in a Polish sitcom
and a Bollywood musical
, Beatallica sings A Garage Dayz Nite
, the Chasers' I Am Thesaurus
, and the Beatles go bar mitzvah
posted by jonp72
on Aug 6, 2007 -
sound is pretty simple: all Beatles cover songs, but done in the style of Metallica. Totally illegal, but available on many P2P networks for free download and via bittorrent. Blackened the USSR, indeed.
posted by mathowie
on Apr 6, 2004 -
Metallica sues over use of E, F chords.
No, it's not an Onion article. Really. They're completely serious. No exaggerating is taking place here. Honestly, they really are suing another band for using the E and F chords. It's on their website
, for god's sake. All I know is, I'm getting drunk tonight.
posted by tweebiscuit
on Jul 17, 2003 -
Dinosaur says what?
A spokesman for the company that manages the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica and other acts said that his clients "would rather not contribute to the demise of the album format."
As if the years of filler-crammed CDs (from nearly every band) hadn't killed it off already.
posted by baltimore
on Jul 3, 2003 -
But tell us how you really feel.
James Hetfield in Playboy: "[Metallica fans sided with Napster] Because they're lazy bastards and they want everything for free. I like playing music because it's a good living and I get satisfaction from it. But I can't feed my family with satisfaction.''
Lars Ulrich chimes in: "If you'd stop being a Metallica fan because I won't give you my music for free, then fuck you. I don't want you to be a Metallica fan."
I suppose it's a good thing they're on the verge of a break-up.
posted by honkzilla
on Mar 1, 2001 -
Jason Newsted leaves Metallica.
"Due to private and personal reasons, and the physical damage that I have done to myself over the years while playing the music that I love, I must step away from the band". Any enterprising bass players looking for an opportunity? :)
posted by pnevares
on Jan 17, 2001 -
Is Metallica really concerned that a perfume
will harm their bottom line and so they must sue? My question is why would Guerlain
name a perfume after a heavy metal band unless it smelled like stale cigarettes and beer?
posted by thc
on Dec 13, 2000 -
Lars' statement to the Comittee
- I don't know how many lawyers co-operated for writting this, but it's the art of writing at its best. It almost convinced me to stop trading .mp3 files. What do you think about Lars' speech?
posted by kchristidis
on Sep 16, 2000 -
Wow! Lars Ulrich makes a valid point!
Who'd a thunk it? While he still fails to notice the obvious benefits the Nap' provides, or make amends for attacking his own fans (or at the very least realized that it's not Congress' place to meddle), Lars has gone ahead and more clearly illuminated his own point of view. Now if only he could have STARTED his argument a few months ago with such calm and coherent points (as opposed to grandiose posturing), this whole Napster debate would be a bit more...um...SOLVED by now?!
posted by NickBarat
on Jul 11, 2000 -
Motley Crue ROCKS man!
Okay so maybe they're just as old and washed up as Metallica, but the diff here is that Motley Crue supports the idea of their fans downloading MP3s of their music via Napster and Metallica is just trying to get cheap publicity by screwing their own fans. Personally, I listen to bands like these
and I made fun of groups like Metallica and Motley Crue back when I was in high school and everybody else thought they were cool, but I'll stop badmouthing Crue for the rest of my life. I might even try to appreciate their music. Metallica still sucks
posted by ZachsMind
on Jul 3, 2000 -
Motley disses Metallica
Mister Sixx and pals give their response to Lars' crew, on the whole mp3/napster issue. Sounds like 2 groups of people are benefitting from all these lawsuits, lawyers and flash-cartoonists...
posted by nomisxid
on May 31, 2000 -
Look! I got banned.
And all for spite. I thought it'd be nice and irritating to download his stuff after he started a dispute. I did the same with Metallica. After hearing their music, I'm surprised they have the balls to defend such crap. It's like kicking a garbage can full of screaming monkeys down the stairs.
posted by madglee
on May 29, 2000 -
The user who was selling Metallica's soul
has been banned by EBay for bidding on another item he/she was selling. The strange part of all of this of course, is that I recognized their username when I read this story. Why can't we delete particular items in memory like we do with files on a computer?
posted by fooljay
on May 12, 2000 -
Napster throws Metallica a curveball.
Napster has been pointing out to its kicked-off users a certain provision of the DMCA: If an ISP kicks a user off a service for violating copyright, that user may file a counternotification if they believe they were wrongly accused. The plaintiff (Metallica) then has 10 days to respond with a lawsuit directly against that user. If they choose not to respond, the ISP must restore the account. If enough users (among the 300,000 blocked) file counternotifications, Metallica may wish it had never begun this process.
posted by daveadams
on May 11, 2000 -