The big news is that everyone’s been waiting for is that Metallica are due to play an exclusive, intimate gig for BBC Radio 1 at BBC Radio Theatre on Sunday, 14 September 2008 – the day before their appearance at London’s O2 Arena.
Radio 1 listeners can register for a chance to get tickets for the gig at www.BBC.co.uk/Radio1/Metallica from Tuesday, 02 September 2008 from 7.30pm. You have 72 hours (three days) to register.
The show will be broadcast the following day on Radio 1 from 9pm, forming the centrepiece of an entire evening devoted to Metallica, including a fantastic access all areas interview with all four members. This is quite annoying for those at the O2 Arena show, but I’m sure they’ll cope.
In other news, the war-inspired video for Metallica’s fortieth single, ‘The Day That Never Comes’ is to can now be found online. Clocking in at 7min 55secs, it’s less a promo video and more of a short film.
Watch the video to ‘The Day That Never Comes’ by Metallica
BBC Radio 1 Presents… Metallica – Monday 15th September schedule
7pm-9pm Zane Lowe celebrates the influence of Metallica including contributions from Lostprophets, Funeral For A Friend, Slipknot and Black Tide. Plus Lars Ulrich’s personal Guide To Metallica.
9pm-10pm Radio 1 Presents … Metallica. The gig
10pm-11pm Daniel P Carter continues the night with brand new album tracks and classics.
11pm-12midnight Radio 1 Stories: Metallica. A no holds barred documentary as Daniel P Carter talks to them about their past, their present, and their future.
Death Magnetic will be released on Friday, 12 September 2008 through Vertigo Records