Greta Van Fleet are Finishing Up Their New Album

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If you've been waiting on a new Greta Van Fleet album, you won't have much longer to wait. Greta Van Fleet says they are wrapping up work on their third full-length studio album, as we speak. Their last album "The Battle At Garden's Gate" came out on April 16th, 2021. Members of the band were asked about the progress of the new effort on the "black carpet" at Metallica's 'The Helping Hands Concert & Auction' in Los Angeles that happened on December 16th.

Drummer Danny "We are wrapping it up as we speak. It's nearing completion, and we're very excited about it"

Bassist Sam Kiszka "It's conceptually going back to almost the days in the garage, with the raw energy of the sound. But expanding on that, because we're the best musicians we've ever been." 

Children of Van Halen, Linkin Park members to be featured in 'MTV's Family Legacy'

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According to the official press release, this upcoming MTV docuseries is set to focus on the children of famous musical artists including Linkin Park and Van Halen members. MTV's Family Legacy and will make it's debut in 2023.

"Through exclusive footage and brand-new interviews with the children of our favorite music stars, MTV's Family Legacy gives fans a unique insight and a fresh take on MTV's most celebrated events and iconic artists," a press release states, adding that the series aims to "capture the hearts of '90s music fans and take viewers on a tour of pop culture through a new lens."

Artists featured in the series include:
· Linkin Park
· Van Halen
· Backstreet Boys
· *NSYNC
· Boyz II Men
· TLC
· Biggie Smalls
· Sean "Diddy" Combs
· Brandy
· Melissa Etheridge

Pearl Jam Working On A New Album

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Pearl Jam have begun writing and recording their 12th studio album. "Gigaton" was their last effort that came out in 2020. The new effort isn't expected to arrive in 2023 in a recent interview The band's guitarist/vocalist Stone Gossard had this to say about their progress...

"The plan is that we're gonna do some more recording, and we're gonna try to finish a record here pretty soon. There's songs that are getting close to being done and there's a bunch that aren't. And we're gonna do something here pretty soon. We've got demos for days. Everybody writes in the band, so now it's really just trying to figure out what's something different for us and what's something exciting. And we're working on that. I think we've got a good start on another record that will be hopefully good. I bet it's gonna be 2024 before the record comes out, is my guess. But we're working on it." 

Metallica gobsmacked us w/ the Release of New Song "Lux AEterna", Album and Tour Details

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Metallica's 12th Full-Length Album '72 Seasons' Drops Friday, April 14th, 2023 – their first studio album since the Platinum-selling Hardwired…to Self-Destruct! "Lux Æterna" is the lead single (masterful video below)

Metallica has confirmed the title and release date of its forthcoming 12th studio album: 72 Seasons will be available April 14, 2023 via the band's own Blackened Recordings. Produced by Greg Fidelman with Hetfield & Ulrich, and clocking in at over 77 minutes, the 12-track 72 Seasons is Metallica's first full length collection of new material since 2016's Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. The album will be released in formats including 2LP 140g black vinyl and limited edition variants, CD and digital—for a full listing of configurations, pre-orders and further information, go to metallica.com/72-seasons-info.

72 Seasons is heralded by first single "Lux Æterna," a short, sharp blast that distills 40 years of Metallica into three and a half minutes. "Lux Æterna" is available now to stream and download, and as an instant grat track with all pre-orders of 72 Seasons. To watch the "Lux Æterna" video, directed by Tim Saccenti, go here.

Speaking on the concept of the album title, James Hetfield said: "72 seasons. The first 18 years of our lives that form our true or false selves. The concept that we were told 'who we are' by our parents. A possible pigeonholing around what kind of personality we are. I think the most interesting part of this is the continued study of those core beliefs and how it affects our perception of the world today. Much of our adult experience is reenactment or reaction to these childhood experiences. Prisoners of childhood or breaking free of those bondages we carry."

Today also marks the announcement of every Metallica show booked through 2023 and 2024: Presented worldwide by Liquid Death and Blackened American Whiskey (in North America only) and promoted by Live Nation, Metallica's M72 world tour will see the band playing two nights in every city it visits—with each No Repeat Weekend featuring two completely different setlists and support lineups. The M72 tour will feature a bold new in-the-round stage design that relocates the famed Metallica Snake Pit to center stage, as well as the I Disappear full-tour pass and the debut of discounted tickets for fans under 16 years of age. Two-day tickets will be on sale Friday, December 2nd at ticketmaster.com and will include the option of pre-ordering 72 Seasons vinyl and/or CD. Single day tickets will be available beginning January 20th. For further information including fan club presales, enhanced experiences and more, go to metallica.com/m72-info.

A portion of proceeds from every ticket sold will go to the band's All Within My Hands foundation. Founded in 2017, AWMH's efforts to assist and enrich the lives of members of the communities who have supported the band have raised nearly $13 million – providing $5.9 million in grants to career and technical education programs in the US, over $2.5 million to combat food insecurity, and more than $3.2 million to disaster relief efforts worldwide.

Read The New Yorker article here: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/12/05/the-enduring-metal-genius-of-metallica

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2023 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:

Aug 4 & 6 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium Aug 11 & 13 – Montreal, QC – Stade Olympique Aug 18 & 20 – Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium Aug 25 & 27 – Inglewood, CA – SoFi Stadium Sept 1 & 3 – Glendale, AZ – State Farm Stadium Nov 3 & 5 – St. Louis, MO – The Dome at America's Center Nov 10 & 12 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field

2024 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

Aug 2 & 4 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium Aug 9 & 11 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field Aug 16 & 18 – Minneapolis, MN – US Bank Stadium Aug 23 & 25 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium Aug 30 & Sept 1 – Seattle, WA – Lumen Field Sept 20, 22, 27, 29 – Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol

Show 1 support: Pantera & Mammoth WVH

Show 2 support: Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills

Mexico City: Greta Van Fleet replaces Pantera on Show 1 of both weekends

Here's the 72 Seasons track list:

"72 Seasons"
"Shadows Follow"
"Screaming Suicide"
"Sleepwalk My Life Away"
"You Must Burn!"
"Lux Æterna"
"Crown of Barbed Wire"
"Chasing Light"
"If Darkness Had a Son"
"Too Far Gone?"
"Room of Mirrors"
"Inamorata"

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"Lux Æterna" Lyrics

Anticipation

In domination

A sea of hearts beat as one, unified

Magnification

All generations

Approaching thunder awaiting the light

Full speed or nothing

Full speed or nothing

Lux Æterna

Lux Æterna

Exhilaration

Frenzied sensation

Kindred alliance connected inside

Commiseration

Sonic salvation

Cast out the demons that strangle your life

Full speed or nothing

Full speed or nothing

Lux Æterna

Lux Æterna

Lux Æterna

Emancipation

Kill isolation

Never alone for the feelings alike

Amplification

Lightning the nation

Never alive more

Than right here tonight

Full speed or nothing

Full speed or nothing

Lux Æterna

Lux Æterna

Light it

Metallica will Stream "Helping Hands" Concert On Paramount+

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Metallica is set to stream their "Helping Hands" concert on Paramount-plus. The show will benefit the band's All Within My Hands foundation. It's set to take place on December 16th at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Greta Van Fleet will open the concert followed by a "unique" performance from Metallica. One-hundred-percent of ticket sales and donation proceeds will go directly to those in need through the All Within My Hands foundation. Jimmel Kimmel will host.

"We're looking forward to celebrating the achievements of All Within My Hands in our final show of the year, the Helping Hands Concert & Auction at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Friday, December 16. This will be the third time we hit the stage to benefit the Foundation, but the very first time that it will be streamed live with a full audience in the house, thanks to our friends at Paramount+.

In another first, we're also honored to announce that Jimmy Kimmel will be joining us to host the show! Make sure to tune in early as it all kicks off at 5:30 PM PST streaming live on Paramount+ and simulcast on Pluto and MTV's YouTube channel. Don't miss the special guests and presentations, Greta Van Fleet's set, and a few surprises before we hit the stage.

We'll also have some amazing items and experiences that will be auctioned off starting December 5 to benefit the Foundation, with 100% of ticket and auction proceeds going directly to those in need. Established in 2017, All Within My Hands works with partners around the world to combat food insecurity, provide funds in areas of natural disaster, and support education with the ground-breaking Metallica Scholars program, now in its fourth year." 

- Metallica

Details Here: https://www.allwithinmyhands.org/

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