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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MARCH 31, 2016 – Grammy® Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and 2016 Record Store Day Ambassadors Metallica will perform live at Berkeley, CA’s legendary record store Rasputin Music on Saturday, April 16th in celebration of Record Store Day 2016. As this year’s Record Store Day Ambassadors, the band invites fans to join them on this special day to experience the passion for music that lives on in local record stores around the world.
“Getting loud, noisy and sweaty at Rasputin’s on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley transports Metallica right back to the core of its Bay Area beginnings,” said Metallica’s Lars Ulrich. “We can’t wait to celebrate Record Store Day while shaking up the East Bay old-school style.”
Rasputin Music customers and Met Club members are invited to be in the audience by entering to win tickets to this very intimate performance.
Two Ways To Win:
1. Visit Rasputin Music in Berkeley between now and April 10th to fill out a ballot for your chance to win ONE ticket to the special performance.
2. Met Club members can click HERE to win ONE ticket to the performance.
For all guidelines and additional fine print details, click HERE.
Metallica is no stranger to Record Store Day, a special day in support of independent record stores and record store culture worldwide, now in its ninth year. Metallica’s support through out the years has been more than noteworthy with in-store appearances, (remember Mountain View, CA Rasputin Records in 2008, when the band met their fans for hours to kick off the very first Record Store Day) and a healthy handful of special releases. In fact, members James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo made big news just last year when the band’s cassette-issued demos collection, No Life Til Leather, ended up as Record Store Day 2015’s highest seller. As well, Trujillo’s lauded biopic, Jaco, about legendary bassist Jaco Pastorius, was RSD 2014’s Official Film and a special Record Store Day exclusive version was released on DVD for Black Friday 2015, including a bonus CD featuring tracks from Trujillo himself.
This year the band’s official release will fit into a wider theme of Record Store Day 2016, highlighting the relationship between US record stores and their French counterparts, between Record Store Day and ‘Disquaire Day’, between music-loving humans in the US and France, following the tragic events in Paris in November 2015. Metallica will release Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, Metallica! – Live at Le Bataclan. Paris, France – June 11th, 2003, a CD featuring a live recording from the club, with the band, Record Store Day and independent record stores donating proceeds to benefit Fondation de France’s Give For France charity (details HERE).
About Metallica
Metallica formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield and have become one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, having sold over 110 million albums worldwide. They have scored several multi-platinum albums, including 1991’s Metallica (commonly referred to as “The Black Album”), which is the best selling album in the history of Soundscan, scanning over 16 million albums in the United States alone. Their latest studio album, Death Magnetic, was certified platinum and charted at #1 in 32 countries and sold five million copies worldwide.  Metallica have nine Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, and multiple MTV Video Music Awards, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009. In 2013 the band released Metallica Through The Never, a music-driven 3D motion picture film. Later that year, Metallica performed a rare concert in Antarctica, earning the band a spot in the 60th Anniversary Edition of the Guinness Book of World Records as they became the first act to ever play all seven continents (all within a year).  Earlier this year on the eve of Super Bowl 50, Metallica headlined CBS Radio’s The Night Before at AT&T Park in the band’s hometown of San Francisco, CA. The momentous event was filmed and made available to view online, receiving over One Million views in just a few days. In March 2016 Metallica’s seminal 1986 album Master of Puppets was added to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress – selected as one of the 25 new sound recordings added to the registry of works that are “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” Metallica is the 2016 Record Store Day Ambassadors and on August 20th will headline the first rock concert at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, the new home of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings. They are currently in the studio working on a new album.  For more information visit:
About Record Store Day
Record Store Day, the organization, is managed by the Department of Record Stores and is organized in partnership with the Alliance of Independent Media Stores (AIMS), the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) and promotes independent record stores year-round with events, special releases and other fun things.
Record Store Day, the global celebration of the culture of the record store, takes place annually in April.
Record Store Day 2016 Sponsors:
ADA, Border City Media, Caroline, Crosley Turntables, Disk Union, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, InGrooves, Music Business Association, RED, Red Bull Sound Select, Redeye Distribution, Sony Music, Universal Music Distribution, Warner Bros. Records, WEA
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