James Hetfield Unloads On Canceling Metallica Tour For Rehab


Metallica recently sent a signed letter to Black Ticket holders in Australia, apologizing for cancelled tour dates. The letter reads:

Metallica icon calls out ‘sloppy’ Dave Mustaine performance“Just dropping you a note of appreciation… we are so grateful for YOU, a next-level member of the Metallica family who, as a Black ticket holder, dedicates a portion of your life to traveling with US.

We totally understand that you make a major commitment in terms of planning, finances, travel logistics, time off from work, and away from family, so when we have to postpone dates, it’s crystal clear it’s a major inconvenience. Our first thoughts when we can’t show up to rock the world, or when we don’t follow through on our promises, are those of you who put life on hold to join our family adventures on the road, whether it’s to attend one show or an entire tour, each and every one of you means so much to us.

From the bottom of our hearts know that we love you, appreciate you, and are beyond thankful for your commitment and dedication. We’re incredibly sorry for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing you out there riding the rail and living life to its fullest when we return.” Lars Ulrich wife bends over at beach in Metallica photo.

In other news regarding Metallica, fans recently took to social media to reflect upon the aforementioned: ‘Kill Em All’. One fan stated: “ For those who may have been under a rock when this set was released (or perhaps just inundated with new music and endless reissues of old music, like I was) and have still not “jumped” into this pricey fire, hopefully, this review will be helpful and informative. I am usually not a fan of the proverbial “money grab” reissue process. Lifelong collectors usually find very little of interest from a product that is often rushed and not well thought out. Fortunately, no matter how you may feel about Metallica, they got this right. First, the timing was right.” Metallica icon allegedly ‘busted’ with alcohol by cops.

The reviewer continued: “Vinyl continues to grow in popularity as many of us old-school rockers grow weary of artless digital files and over-compressed CDs. And let’s face it, many of us have either worn out or sold our old records, or they just don’t sound good anymore with the modern phonographs. And who doesn’t want a new, high-quality recording of one of the most iconic albums in metal history? Second, the quality of both the content and the presentation is excellent (see below for full discussion of the components). Finally, while clearly targeted to the dedicated Metallica fan, collectors will find much to enjoy as well, particularly the hardcover ear book, which in addition to the picture EP and live LPs, is really the chief selling point here as the remastered versions of the original CD and LP can be purchased separately.”