Posted in movies | music | tour dates on August 22, 2013


Like Paul McCartney before them, Metallica is playing the Apollo! More details on the 9/21 SiriusXM show and the film they're realeasing around the same time, below....


NEW YORK-August 22, 2013- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that Metallica will perform at Harlem's world famous Apollo Theater for the first time at a special invitation-only concert for SiriusXM subscribers on Saturday, September 21 at 8:30 pm ET.

Metallica will perform songs from their 30-plus year career, and the concert will air live nationwide on the band's limited-run SiriusXM channel, Mandatory Metallica, days before the release of the band's upcoming 3D feature film Metallica Through The Never, which will be released exclusively in IMAX theaters in North America on September 27 and wide on October 4.

"With historic performances from James Brown to B.B. King to Ray Charles and all that came before us, this will definitely be a memorable night for Metallica, our fans and those listening on SiriusXM," said guitarist Kirk Hammett. Bassist Robert Trujillo added, "With its rich musical history the Apollo Theater and its legacy are totally unparalleled and we can't wait to perform there this September."

"Metallica is a band of unquestioned influence, whose body of work spans decades and whose musical style is literally a music genre unto itself," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "We are so excited to bring this private performance only to our subscribers nationwide. Listeners will also have access to Mandatory Metallica, the channel we've created with the band to showcase their iconic music."

SiriusXM's Mandatory Metallica, the limited-run 24/7 commercial-free music channel featuring hits, rarities and concert recordings from throughout the band's iconic career, will launch on Friday, September 13 at 12:00 pm ET and air through Sunday, October 6, via satellite on channel 40 (SiriusXM's Liquid Metal channel), and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at Liquid Metal will continue to be available through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online. Mandatory Metallica will continue to be available on SiriusXM Internet Radio through the Summer of 2014.

Listeners will have the opportunity to win tickets to the event through dedicated listener emails as well as various call-in promotions across SiriusXM's diverse music, talk and sports channels. SiriusXM subscribers can enter for the chance to win tickets starting August 22, 2013 and, starting September 10, 2013, can enter for the chance to win a trip to New York City to see the concert. See Official Rules at

Currently in its 79th year, the legendary non-profit Apollo Theater is known for launching the careers of countless iconic performers, and has been a catalyst for artistic excellence and innovation since it opened its doors in 1934. The Apollo's new artistic vision builds on its legacy and new Apollo programming has music as its core, driving large scale and more intimate music, dance and theater presentations. For more information,

Mandatory Metallica is an example of SiriusXM channels created with iconic and leading artists, including Bruce Springsteen's E Street Radio, Ozzy Osbourne's Ozzy's Boneyard, Pearl Jam Radio, Eminem's Shade 45, Willie Nelson's Willie's Roadhouse, The Pink Floyd Channel, B.B. King's Bluesville, Elvis Radio, Jimmy Buffett's Radio Margaritaville, Siriusly Sinatra, Tiësto's Club Life Radio and Neil Diamond Radio.
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Comments (36)


Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 10:35 AM

Metallica at the Apollo ... lemme guess, they're going to play the black album, amirite?

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 10:35 AM

So glad I work at Sirius. No hipsters allowed.


_Max Howrich - Wesleyen Grad

Posted by Max Howrich | August 22, 2013 10:44 AM

^ a piss-poor Max Horwich impersonation, but I definitely respect the effort

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 10:53 AM

who cares? the only people who can go are the only people sad enough to dump money into a siriusxm subscription.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 10:59 AM

Metallica (NASDAQ: POO)

Posted by Dave Mustane(!) | August 22, 2013 11:01 AM

10:59, sad enough? I'm happy to pay for a SiriusXM subscription. I do a lot of driving, sometimes out of state, so I enjoy listening to it on long drives. Speak for yourself.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 11:30 AM

@11:30 So right.

@10:59 Go ahead continue listening to regular radio where your options are top 40, top 40, top 40, and dumb spanish reggaeton.

Sure with Sirius you have to get a subscription but there are ways to get one for very cheap. Plus tons of content.

Posted by Max Howrich | August 22, 2013 11:47 AM

10:35AM, got to admit that was good.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 11:57 AM

sub zero wins...babality

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 12:26 PM

@11:30, @11:47

SiriusXM and its subscribers are, in fact, sad. Buy an audio cable and hook up your mp3 player or smartphone...unless you're a poor, I guess. No self-respecting music fan listens to the radio.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 12:50 PM

12:50- thanks for setting us all straight.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 12:58 PM

12:50 - All the while I've been sad, and had no idea. So, let me get this straight, I pay for a premium subscription, and yet I'm "a poor", because I don't connect my MP3 player or smartphone to my radio in my car? Not sure I understand the logic.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 1:08 PM


Yes, I'm so very poor! I mean who would want artist interviews, new music, and live content instantly. So poor!. For poor people only. Duh

And this is leaving out all the talk content. Opie and Anthony, Howard Stern, sports etc.

Posted by Max Howrich | August 22, 2013 1:57 PM

I just got my subscription recently. I forgot how much I missed hearing freaks and idiots pranking people with 'Bababooey'.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 2:00 PM

That's who I work joke

Posted by Max Howrich | August 22, 2013 2:04 PM

smoke wins...animality

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 3:23 PM

The iPods = real diversity from track to track.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 3:35 PM

They're gonna play Lulu w special guest Lou Reed.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 3:43 PM

saw this godawful 10 MINUTE imax trailer before elysium the other week. fucking hell it was an awful assault to the senses and the longest/most unecessary concert film/fictitious shit piece of a trailer that seemed to never end.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 4:06 PM

Seeing morons defending their sirius subscriptions makes me sad.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 4:39 PM

4:39 A subscription to Sirius XM is only $15-20 a month. If you spend a lot of time in your car, want a little variety in your listening options and have any sort of decent-paying job, it's a no-brainer. If you're the type of person that balks at a paltry $15/month fee, well then the joke's on you. Have fun with your little ramen packet tonight, poor ass. Hahahahaha.

-- Max Horwich, gay, Wesleyan '08

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 4:48 PM


Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 7:37 PM

I'm ashamed, but I laughed out loud at 3:35.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 7:54 PM

Ipod you could have post-punk, punk, afro-punk in 3 minutes

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 8:25 PM

Will this band ever hang it up?

Seriously, their last good album came out over two decades ago.

Robert Trujillo is a sellout wasting his talent being a worker for these clowns.

Do a new band, man.

Posted by D | August 22, 2013 10:18 PM

These guys also ruined Napster, but they were huge bootleggers themselves.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 11:11 PM

There's selling out, and there's not being stupid. Trujillo is not stupid.

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2013 9:50 AM

if metallica wanted a greatesr hits album, all they would have to do is just re-release all their albums lol

Posted by James | January 30, 2014 10:57 AM

If they did some small venue gigs that would be so awesome! Love the vibe at them compared to stadiums

Posted by Green | February 6, 2014 11:58 AM

I just love Metallica.

Posted by chris | February 11, 2014 8:02 PM

Seek and Destroy has a great drum break for sampling. i bet thats already been done a lot.

Posted by Omar | May 10, 2014 10:02 AM

I wonder how many people realize The Memory Remains in about Axel Rose.

Posted by Lilah | May 27, 2014 10:19 AM

LOL...ha ha ha...You turds, here is a little secret...back in the early to mid 80s this band was a total joke. They took the sound from early metal and early hardcore punk and played it a bit faster, nothing innovative or even great for that matter. The only thing that was cool about them was their album covers and concert T shirt "metal up your ass".

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