The mega-polarizing Loutallica record isn't even out yet, and already that guy from Suicidal Tendencies is leaking plans for the "real" followup to Death Magnetic -- not to be confused with the album we're all currently watercoolering about, which appears to be Lou Reed's follow up to Metal Machine Music.
Meh, no big deal, right? I mean, who needs METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, and ANTHRAX when we here in Boston have BACKSTREET BOYS and the effing NEW KIDS coming to Fenway Park this summer? Take that, House That Steinbrenner built.
Now, while I know there is no love for anything Yankee-related 'round these parts, it would be pretty cool if Mariano Rivera walked on stage to the opening chords of Metallica's "Enter Sandman," as he does before closing out games in the Bronx.
That mid-winter bitchslap you felt this morning when walking out the door? That wasn't the sub-zero temperature -- that was news that the Big 4 tour -- Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax -- is coming to North America later this year.
If it's in fact a tour, then where's this shit gonna hit New England? Foxboro? Suffolk Downs? TD Garden? Several nights at Great Tweeter Comcast Center in Mansfield? A secret gig at the Brighton Music Hall under the faux-moniker the Fab 4 Do-Over? We think last time Metallica came to town, they played the Garden (we might have phlipcam of it, somewhere) and during Lars & Co.
File under: Sad But Shoe.
Getting kicked in the face at a Metallica concert is probably nothing new. In fact, I'd probably yearn for a good ol' boot-snog had I been on stage trying to shield my fragile teenage pride from Lars Ulrich with nothing but giant black balloons. But this unfortunate incident, in which guitarist Kirk Hammett becomes the Master of Punters at a Nov.
Even if you knew in advance about the deal that ARCADE FIRE cut with the NFL Network, it was still really odd -- during a Super Bowl geared towards showcasing fogey rock -- to hear "Wake Up" nearly once a commercial break. Arcade Fire frontman (and former Porter Square shoe salesman) WIN BUTLER allowed the cable-network arm of Jock USA's largest corporate entity to use the band's signature hit to hype such upcoming indie-friendly programming as .
IN a monologue the length of which is usually reserved on MSNBC for Keith Olberman kidney-punching Karl Rove, RACHEL MADDOW last night launched into an impromptu tribute to Metallica's MASTER OF PUPPETS, in which Maddow recalled that, when she was 15, the album "blew my mind" and became the soundtrack to "the part of my adolescence where I was doing what I was not supposed to be doing."
As foreshadowed by Brodeur yesterday, Metallica did indeed show up for a semi-secret gig at Stubbs BBQ. Below: video from PHX HQ, overlooking the mayhem. After the jump: video from inside Stubbs.
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