Metallica to headline Welcome to Rockville 2020 in Daytona
(Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - On Thursday, the "Master of Puppets," Metallica was announced as this year's loud and proud headliner for Welcome to Rockville 2020 in Daytona Beach. Thats the same standard weve set for every (Danny Wimmer Presents) festival from the first band to the last band, and everything that happens in between. I cant wait to bring the biggest band in the world to the biggest rock festivals in the America, said Danny Wimmer, founder of festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents. Welcome to Rockville will host three days of intense hard rock from May 8-10 at the Daytona International Speedway. Metallica is the first act confirmed to rock the audience at Welcome to Rockville 2020, with the rest of the festival's lineup being announced on Dec. 10 at noon.
Metallica cancels upcoming tour as lead singer James Hetfield enters rehab
Kevin WinterMetallica is postponing its upcoming tour in Australia and New Zealand until its lead vocalist is healthy again, the legendary heavy metal band announced Friday. A Note from Lars, Kirk, and Rob We are truly sorry to inform our fans and friends that we must postpone our upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand. (1/6) Metallica (@Metallica) September 28, 2019The tour was scheduled to begin in Perth, Australia, on October 17 and end on November 2 in Auckland, New Zealand. "We appreciate your understanding and support for James & thank you for being a part of our Metallica family." He went into rehab in 2001 and has since expressed his desire to stay sober.cbsnews.com
Metallica cancels tour dates after singer James Hetfield enters rehab
James Hetfield will be entering rehab after "struggling with addiction on and off for many years," his bandmates said. (CNN) - Metallica says it is postponing its tour in Australia and New Zealand after lead vocalist James Hetfield reentered rehab. "As most of you probably know, our brother James has been struggling with addiction on and off for many years," the band's tweet said. "We appreciate your understanding and support for James & thank you for being a part of our Metallica family." Metallica formed in 1981, and it is known for the hits "Enter Sandman," "Master of Puppets" and "One."