Where’s the new Tool album? Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett may have just given a clue to how close we are. During a new interview, Hammett revealed Tool are currently dealing with the artwork for their fifth full-length album.
Members of Tool have publicly disputed the album’s potential release date. Vocalist Maynard James Keenan shot down drummer Danny Carey’s claim of an April release, adding a timeline of mid-May to mid-July is more realistic.
"I talk to [Tool guitarist] Adam Jones quite a bit, and the last thing I knew, he was dealing with artwork. So that is a good sign. If they're dealing with artwork, it must be close,” Hammett told New Zealand radio station The Rock.
Psychedelic artist Alex Gray has contributed the artwork for Tool’s last two albums, Lateralus and 10,000 Days. Earlier this year, Gray spoke positively about working with Tool again, but wouldn’t confirm is he’s being tapped for the band’s new album.
It's crazy to think that the San Francisco Giants have been celebrating a Metallica night for seven years now. Every year, the local thrash titans show up to Levi Stadium to perform the national anthem and take over the venue.
James and Kirk played the anthem and Lars threw out the first pitch. It always looks like they have a lot of fun. Here's footage and photos.
Metallica played Manchester, England on Tuesday. In keeping with their tradition of covering a song from a local artist, the metal legends treated the crowd to a rendition of the classic 1989 Stone Roses song “I Wanna Be Adored.”
In this video shot by a fan who had killer seats, frontman James Hetfield segues into the song with a little in-between song banter about playing amid a downpour.
“It feels good, actually,” Hetfield said, while getting drenched by rain onstage at Etihad Stadium. “It’s just water, you know. A good thing. No electrocutions. We’re all good up here.”
In what’s become something of a tradition at Metallica shows, guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo regularly team up to play live covers while the band are on the road.
The duo like to pay tribute to artists who come from the cities or the countries Metallica are playing in – and at Berlin’s Olympiastadion on July 6, the pair delighted fans by playing Rammstein’s 1997 Sehnsucht track Engel.
While Hammett handled the chugging riff and solo, it was Trujillo who took the track by the scruff of the neck by playing a mean bass line and delivering the vocals.