#MetallicaMondays heads down to Melbourne, Australia with a concert from March 1, 2013. The gig will premiere at 5 PM PDT / 8 PM EDT on YouTube and Facebook. If you can’t join us tonight, don’t worry, you’ll be able to watch the show on demand on our YouTube channel.
Metallica: Live in Bogotá, Colombia - May 2, 1999 (Full Concert) Fundraiser
The Metallica vaults still have plenty of material to unleash to the masses — the thrash/metal kings have recorded so many shows and performances over the years, it’s a seemingly endless source of entertainment.
This week’s #MetallicaMondays archival upload will stream on YouTube tonight June 29, beginning at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT, and finds the band flashing back to a 1999 gig at the Parque Simón Bolívar in Bogotá, Colombia.
In 1999, Metallica was touring the world in support of the Load and Reload albums, and the set list for the show features four songs from those records, the rest coming from earlier work (including the band’s ground-breaking 1991 Black Album).
Metallica: Live in Lisbon, Portugal - June 28, 2007 (Full Concert)
Taken from a pair of videotapes in the Metallica Vault that archived the screen feeds from this show. Filmed at Parque do Tejo in Lisbon, Portugal on June 28, 2007.
The Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo’s wife, Chloe Trujillo, shared a new photo in honor of Independence Day and posed with a towel, which includes the United States of America flag.
With a recent photo shared through her Instagram channel, Chloe appeared to celebrate July 4, known as Independence Day. In the photo she shared, Chloe was posing around the pool while drying her wet places.
When Chloe shared the pose, she said that she posted the pose in honor of that special day.
Metallica have opened every single show they've played since 1983 (sans Load / Reload era) to Ennio Morricone's "Ecstasy of Gold" composition, originally featured in the 1966 Clint Eastwood film, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. But do you know why?
Well, to start, obviously it's an ideal intro tape — Morricone's composition is evocative on so many levels. A slight breeze rushes past and you feel each strand of hair sticking straight up from your arm as they gently flow in whichever direction it's blowing. "Ecstasy of Gold" is a layered piece of work, a three-minute swirl of crescendoing orchestral might that sets a tone of invincibility and triumph.
Then Metallica walk out.
This, however, was not their idea and it's not a stretch to imagine a group of hard-partying thrashers who had just released Ride the Lightning, their second and final Megaforce Records album, weren't entrenched in the world of orchestral music and film scores. That's where having a manager can be quite useful.
Megaforce founder Jon Zazula, affectionately known as Jonny Z, was also managing Metallica at the time (he had signed them to their first record deal, after all) and suggested the band use "Ecstasy of Gold," rejecting what was already in place — a clip of an accelerated heart beat.
"I’ve always been a huge Morricone fan, and I was looking for an intro song to be played prior to Metallica’s performance onstage," Zazula, who will soon be releasing the audiobook version of his Heavy Tales autobiography, told Loudwire, noting he wanted "something emotional to get the crowd ready."