Metallica has made available a free download of guitarists James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett's performance of the National Anthem last month at a San Francisco Giants home game. The rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" was part of "Metallica Night" at AT&T Park, which also featured drummer Lars Ulrichthrowing out the first pitch and other activities showcasing the Bay Area-based quartet.
CHECK IT OUT: Download Metallica's performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at http://tinyurl.com/kerpzdb
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The Eagles have just announced a dozen October dates on top of their 20-city summer tour. The trek, which will feature a guest appearance by co-founding guitarist Bernie Leadon, will take the form of a retrospective; with the band chronicling their group and solo catalogues over the past 40 years along with an all new multimedia presentation to mark the band's anniversary.
The band's newly added October dates will hit Lincoln, Nebraska; Denver, Colorado; Wichita, Kansas; Dallas, Texas; Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee; Indianapolis, Indiana; Rosemont and Moline, Illinois; and Kansas City and St. Louis, Missouri.
SIDE NOTES Out now on DVD and Blu-ray is the Eagles' History Of The Eagles, the band's three-hour documentary. The doc, which originally aired on HBO, features in-depth interviews with all seven members of the Eagles -- Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit -- along with co-founders Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner, and former guitarist Don Felder. The film, which includes eye-popping rare and unseen footage of the band at work and at play, pulls no punches in telling the back story of America's most successful rock band, also includes interviews with key collaborators J.D. Souther, Jackson Browne, and Jack Tempchin, along with longtime manager Irving Azoff, early label head David Geffen, and producers Bill Szymczyk (pronounced: SIMM-zikk) and Glyn Johns. The three-disc set includes History Of The Eagles - Part One and History Of The Eagles - Part Two -- as well as Eagles Live At The Capital Centre - March 1977, featuring never-before-released performances from the band's two-night stand at Washington, D.C.'s Capital Center during the legendary Hotel California tour. The disc features previously unreleased concert performances of "Hotel California," "New Kid In Town," "Take It To The Limit," "One Of These Nights," "Lyin' Eyes," "Rocky Mountain Way," "Best Of My Love," and "Take It Easy." CHECK IT OUT: The Eagles in New Zealand performing "Life's Been Good" live in 1995:
CHECK IT OUT: Roger Daltrey jamming with Rock N' Roll Fantasy Campers in 2011:
waiting for since it was announced Mick Taylor would be hitting the road with the band last year. Taylor dominated the Stones' Monday night (May 20th) final gig at L.A.'s Staples Center, which featured no other surprise guests. Taylor performed a total of four songs with the band -- including his signature tour-de-force, the extended Sticky Fingers workout, "Can't You Hear Me Knocking," along with the rarely played 1971 classic "Sway" which featured only Taylor and Mick Jaggeron guitars during the original session.
Taylor joined the band again for his customary spots on "Midnight Rambler" and "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." Other highlights in the show featured a performance of the Some Girls favorite -- and "Miss You" B-side -- "Far Away Eyes."
CHECK IT OUT: The Stones with Mick Taylor performing "Sway":
CHECK IT OUT: The Stones with Mick Taylor performing "Can't You Hear Me Knocking":
Black Sabbath has issued another three-minute featurette, titled "The Sabbath Sound," containing footage of the recording sessions for the band's new album, 13. The disc is due out on June 11th and is the first Sabbath set in 35 years to feature singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler all playing together. (Blabbermouth)
CHECK IT OUT: See the Black Sabbath featurette, "The Sabbath Sound":
Netflix has released a new trailer to promote the upcoming season of Arrested Development. There is also a Bluth frozen banana stand touring the country to promote the new episodes which premiere on the streaming service on May 26th. Take a look:
A swarm of leaping grasshoppers joined Paul McCartney on stage on Monday night (May 6th) in Goiania, Brazil during the second stop on his Out There world tour. Vintage Vinyl News reported that the insects -- which nearly covered the stage at some points -- took a shine to the former Beatle, who introduced the bug who was perched happily on his shoulder as "Harold." McCartney even turned to the grasshopper during "Hey Jude" and sang Harold the line: "'the movement you need is on your shoulder" -- adding "it certainly is now."
CHECK IT OUT: Paul McCartney dealing with the grasshopper attack during "The Long And Winding Road":
TINA FEY AND AMY POEHLER ADDED TO 'ANCHORMAN 2' CAST: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have been added to the cast of Anchorman 2 which is due out on December 20th. The film's cast already includes: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, and Paul Rudd.
FARRAH ABRAHAM SEX TAPE CRUSHES KIM K AND RAY J'S VIDEO: Teen Mom Farrah Abraham's new porno Backdoor Teen Mom caused Vivid Entertainment's servers to crash when over 2 million visitors hit the site on Monday, May 6th, to check out the movie. Kim K and Ray J's infamous sex tape only attracted 600,000 visitors to the web site during its first 12 hours online.
'STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS' RELEASE MOVED UP: Star Trek Into Darkness will now open on Thursday, July 16th instead of Friday, July 17th. Imax theaters across the country will also offer an early viewing on Wednesday, July 15th, at 8 pm.
NBC DUMPS PLAN FOR $25 MILLION STUDIO FOR JIMMY FALLON: After months of planning, NBC has decided against spending $25 million to renovate Jimmy Fallon's 30 Rock studio for his 2014 takeover of The Tonight Show. The network has decided instead to invest $5 million into Fallon's current digs, Studio 6B, where he currently tapes his Late Night With Jimmy Fallon show.