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Metallica News: 30th Anniversary ‘Kill ‘Em All’ Vans Pack, ‘Nothing Else Matters’ lullaby, new footage from ‘Orion Music + More Festival
Metallica is teaming up with Vans for some rocking footwear due out next year. In honor of the 30th anniversary of Metallica’s first studio album, Kill ‘Em All, Vans is issuing a special edition slip-on and Sk8 Hi. The shoes are expected out next spring/summer of 2013.
The ‘Kill ‘Em All’ Pack will consist of both the Vans Slip On and Sk8 Hi, with each one dressed in the hand and hammer design used for the cover art. Done in red, white and black, the vibrant kicks will give anyone instant rockstar status. Rumors suggest that this won’t be the only album inspired pack to be released under the Vans line.
Check out this viral video of an adorable baby cooing and eventually falling asleep to Metallica's 'Nothing Else Matters' performed by who is presumably the father, playing the chords on his guitar.
The video, which was uploaded in 2010, recently started making its way around the Web with mentions on sites like BuzzFeed and Viral Viral Videos.
Metallica closed out the second night of their Orion Music + More festival with a performance of the self-titled 1991 'Black Album.' New footage has been posted of the band performing 'My Friend of Misery' from the festival.
Metallica will be heading to both Canada and Mexico later this summer for more shows, then will begin work on the follow-up to 2008's 'Death Magnetic.'
"In the fall, we plan on concentrating a little more on writing songs and doing nothing else but just thinking about the new album," Kirk Hammett says. "That should be interesting."
Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman rocked onstage with his band at this past Saturday's "Big Four" concert in Indio, California, marking the first time he has played with Slayer since last October. This past January, Hanneman contracted necrotizing fasciitis, which was likely caused by a spider bite, and has been undergoing surgeries, skin grafts and intense rehab since.
Backstage in Slayer's dressing room after the set, Hanneman relaxed on a couch and said, "I'm the happiest man in the world."
Members of Anthrax, Slayer and Megadeth joined Metallica on stage for a cover of Diamond Head's "Am I Evil?" before Metallica ended the night with its set-closer, "Seek And Destroy" from the band's 1983 debut, "Kill 'Em All".
In introducing the members of the other three bands immediately prior to the "Am I Evil?" performance, Metallica frontman James Hetfield said, "Can you believe it? Thirty years, man (he was speaking to how long each of the 'Big Four' bands has been together). I don't know how many of you have been around that long, you know?! It doesn't matter; you're here right now to see the 'Big Four,' and we're getting this prepared for a big jam, alright? It's pretty important. We just wanna take the time to say 'thank you' to all of you metal fans out there who have supported all the bands — not only the 'Big Four,' but the big however many out there. There's many, many other bands that have been around as long as us, and, unfortunately, broke up because of business or some other crap. There's a lot of great bands out there and we'd like to celebrate all of them, and especially the 'Big Four', getting out here and jamming, and just saying 'thank you' to the world of metal fans for just giving us your support, giving us your heart and giving us your passion, man, 'cause that's what it is for us."
photos courtesy metallica.com
Here's an Artisan News Report that recaps the "Big 4" Show and features interviews with the bands and scroll of full setlists:
The bands were were presented with double-platinum plaques for the two-disc DVD release of "The Big Four: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria", containing footage of the June 22, 2010 Sonisphere cinecast from the Sofia, Bulgaria leg of the touring rock festival featuring all four groups.