If Everyone In Metallica Got Killed Fighting Aliens In XCOM

Everyone thinks that Metallica fell from grace, sold out, became corporate shills. But what if they'd gone out a different way? What if they suited up for battle, XCOM style, and went down in a blaze of glory while fighting off chryssalids? » 12/04/12 7:00pm 12/04/12 7:00pm

The Metallica Game We Never Got (But Maybe Should Have)

Around 2003, Black Rock Studio (which is sadly now no more) was working on something fairly unique: a Metallica game that didn't involve plastic instruments. » 9/07/11 7:30am 9/07/11 7:30am

What Good Can Come Of The Meeting of Metallica & Call of Duty: Black…

About a million dollars worth, actually. Activision and Metallica are teaming for a good cause and a selfish one, with the band headlining the publisher's Call of Duty: Black Ops launch party and finding unemployed military vets jobs. » 11/01/10 6:00pm 11/01/10 6:00pm

Metallica's Hetfield: Games are "Gateway Drug" to Music

Metallica frontman James Hetfield continues the payday publicity blitz in an interview with Rolling Stone that comes straight out of the celebrity endorsement playbook for music games. » 3/22/09 4:00pm 3/22/09 4:00pm

Lars Ulrich Is A Dirty, Rotten Guitar Hero III Cheater

We don't expect celebrities to genuinely be good at the video games they appear in, but one would think that Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich could play his own band's songs in Guitar Hero. But no... » 3/20/09 4:40pm 3/20/09 4:40pm

Throw Up The Horns For Four Minutes Of Guitar Hero: Metallica Gameplay


Even as someone who hasn't taken to the post-Harmonix Guitar Hero games, Guitar Hero: Metallica looks like a bucket of fun. This four-minute trailer, of which 94% is gameplay footage, only seals the deal. » 2/26/09 11:30pm 2/26/09 11:30pm

Here, The Full Guitar Hero: Metallica Tracklist

We don't need ESRB leaks. Metallica themselves have gone one better and released the full, complete tracklist for the upcoming Guitar Hero: Metallica on the band's website. And it's a good one. » 1/23/09 10:30pm 1/23/09 10:30pm

Guitar Hero: Metallica Dated For North America

Metallica's own Guitar Hero game will be riding the lightning on its way to retail shelves on March 29 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, according to the band's official site. » 1/15/09 6:20pm 1/15/09 6:20pm

Getting Slayer In GH: Metallica Was Tough, Tough, Tough

Perhaps the most promising thing about Guitar Hero Metallica isn't Metallica themselves, but the slew of accompanying artists that are also appearing in the game. One of those is Slayer. And getting Slayer was tough. » 12/31/08 2:00am 12/31/08 2:00am

Metallica Debuts Guitar Hero: Metallica Trailer

Who gets the exclusive first trailer for Guitar Hero: Metallica? Well, Metallica does. The band revealed the game in motion via its official site, with a guest appearance from... Ennio Morricone? » 12/19/08 6:40pm 12/19/08 6:40pm

Metallica On Guitar Hero: Metallica

Boy, Guitar Hero: Metallica got exciting all of a sudden, didn't it? Promising tracklist, a fine selection of "other bands" to play with...let's see what Metallica have to say about the whole thing. » 12/16/08 1:00am 12/16/08 1:00am

Lars Ulrich Explains Why Metallica Sided With Guitar Hero, Not Rock Band

In an interview with Canadian radio station KBS, Metallica's outspoken and occasionally loathed drummer Lars Ulrich explains — albeit vaguely — why his band is a Guitar Hero » 10/22/08 8:00pm 10/22/08 8:00pm band, not a band. He says that the gang behind was "ready to step up on a number of fronts and it's been great," whatever that means. "We had…

First Guitar Hero Metallica Trailer?

Look. Before we go any further. I know » 10/17/08 8:20am 10/17/08 8:20am. There's zero gameplay footage, there's zero announcements (because ), and with no gameplay and a s-s-s-haky cam, there's always the chance it's a fake. But you know what? As a community service to anyone who is still a Metallica fan, here you go. This trailer is apparently…

Metallica Drummer On Sound Quality Stink, Blames Internet

Folks are saying that the sound quality of the new Metallica album Death Magnetic » 9/29/08 11:00pm 9/29/08 11:00pm is rotten. The version, however? Much better. (In case you missed the comparison, feel free to judge for yourself .) Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has no clue what people are bitching and moaning about. Dude's been listening to the CD…

Judge Metallica Sound Quality For Yourself

Previously we brought word » 9/19/08 9:00am 9/19/08 9:00am that the of the new Metallica CD is a disaster. Ted Jensen, head engineer at Sterling Sound, who mastered the album, allegedly responded to fan concerns, writing "I'm not proud to be associated with this one, and we can only hope that some good will come from this in some form of…

Metallica Album A Sonic Disaster, Fans Turn To Guitar Hero For Better…

Metallica fans are pissed » 9/17/08 5:40pm 9/17/08 5:40pm. The release of the metal outfit's latest album, , isn't quite what they were expecting, at least from a sound quality standpoint. Metallica fans contend that the album is overly distorted, that clipping distortion from the album being mastered too loud, are making for bad impressions. Ted…

Metallica's New Album Hits Guitar Hero Friday

Metallica's upcoming ninth studio album Death Magnetic hits Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock in its entirety this Friday, the same day the album goes on sale. Better still the Guitar Hero downloadable album will include two exclusive renditions of Suicide & Redemption with extended solos by James Hetfield and Kirk… » 9/08/08 10:20am 9/08/08 10:20am

Metallica Drops Guitar Hero Hints

Yes, there is a Guitar Hero: Metallica » 8/06/08 1:00am 8/06/08 1:00am game coming, and it's slated to ship by March 31, 2009. But we've known that since . That doesn't stop Metallica's Lars Ulrich (pictured, with teeth) from being coy: I'm gonna go out on a limb here, but I think that maybe, just maybe, he's talking about a Metallica game. Hit…