As the local heroes in Metallica shred ever so gracefully into middle age and continued sobriety, it seems they want to keep on trying new things … like acting.
Lars Ulrich talked about the 3-D “Through the Never” to Spin magazine. Read More
Lighting designer Alexander V. Nichols works with the best: His résumé boasts Metallica, Hugh Jackman, the San Francisco Ballet and other heavy-hitting dance names such as Bill T. Jones, Mark Morris and American Ballet Theatre.
“I have a special affinity for dance,” says Nichols, who is working with Margaret Jenkins Dance Company on the troupe’s 40th anniversary piece “Times Bones,” which previews this weekend at the Jewish Community Center. Read More
U.K. rag The Sun — OK, not the most reliable source — is reporting that Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have reunited, and yes, it feels so good.
Their love is timeless, they can’t live without each other and she has probably run out of his old T-shirts to be seen around town in. Never mind that there are no sources cited in the story, nor has either actor said as much to the press. Read More
The grass may have been slightly brown after the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in Golden Gate Park, but this year The City’s parks department will be seeing more green from the event. Read More
Three women were possibly sexually assaulted at the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival last weekend.
The attendees, whose ages range from 18 to the mid-20s, have come forward saying they were attacked at the Golden Gate Park concert, police Officer Albie Esparza said. The incidents are not believed to be related since they reportedly occurred in different locations of the music festival and none of the victims knew one another. Read More
In its fifth year of existence, the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival has fully realized its artistic and commercial potential. Read More
The Bay Area may be known for Silicon Valley’s innovations, but it was another breakthrough altogether that gave it a permanent spot on the international heavy-metal map: thrash.
The early years of such seminal local bands as Metallica, Exodus, Testament, Death Angel and Vio-lence — plus their Los Angeles brethren Megadeth and Slayer — are captured in the new photo book “Murder in the Front Row: Read More
One thing you have to say for today’s music scene — we’ve entered a brave new world of adventurous collaboration, where just about any artistic linkup you can imagine is not only possible, but probably already happening as you think of it. Read More
Christmas for metalheads, it seems, might be arriving a tad early this year. But what hard-rocking Yuletide it will be, thanks to the Bay Area’s own multi-platinum legends Metallica.
And it’s all in the name of their devoted following, they’ve reported – loyalists who’ve often asked them about doing something special, just for them. Read More
Sometimes an event touted as “Once in a lifetime!” becomes so popular, it just keeps right on expanding. Read More