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What exactly have Metallica been up to since Death Magnetic?

It took eight sweet, long years for Metallica to come back with new album Hardwired... To Self-Destruct. Here's what took them so long...

2011

December 5, 7, 9 & 10

Jason Newsted, Dave Mustaine, Ozzy Osbourne, King Diamond, Kid Rock, Rob Halford, Glenn Danzig, Lou Reed and more join Metallica for a 30th Anniversary residency at The Fillmore, San Francisco. It’s the best birthday party ever!

2012

June 23 – 24

Metallica launch their festival! The first Orion Music + More fest takes place in Atlantic City. Metallica play Ride The Lightning and The Black Album in full, backwards – the latter of which they then do for an entire tour.


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