Metallica to Receive Polar Music Prize

Legendary heavy metal band Metallica has been named as laureate of the prestigious Polar Music Prize for 2018. The Swedish international award, which recognizes both contemporary and classical musicians each year, will also be awarded to the Afghanistan National Institute of Music and its founder and director, Ahmad Sarmast. Each

Grammys 2018: Insiders weigh in on nominees

Every year, EW gathers industry insiders to share — in exchange for anonymity — their unfiltered opinions about who should take home the golden gramophones when the Grammys air. For 2018, we asked an in-demand songwriter who writes for A-list talent; an acclaimed producer whose work has been inescapable in recent years; a Grammy-winning country whiz; and

Metallica’s James Hetfield Takes A Spill Onstage In Amsterdam

Enter, foot. Exit, dignity. Fan-captured video of Metallica’s Monday concert in Amsterdam shows lead singer James Hetfield falling after stepping into a hole onstage. The Associated Press noted that the hole was created when a section of flooring from the band’s custom stage was intentionally lowered as part of the

Alicia Keys, John Legend, Billy Eichner, Metallica Tease ‘Carpool Karaoke’

“Carpool Karaoke” seems to be holding up, even without James Corden in the front seat. Apple Music released new clips teasing the second and third episodes of the “Late Late Show” spinoff-turned-standalone series, featuring Billy Eichner with Metallica, and Alicia Keys with John Legend. In the first bit, Eichner gets

Bruno Mars Shares Rehearsal Footage from Prince Grammy Tribute

Bruno Mars released an exclusive rehearsal video from his memorable Prince tribute at the 59th annual Grammy Awards. Celebrating the 33rd anniversary of “Purple Rain,” the rehearsal footage shows Mars and the band Hooligans as they perform Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” while bathed in purple light. “33 years ago this

Metallica “Hardwired… Around The World” Video Pumps Up Fans For Tour

Metallica is in final preparations for the North American leg of their WorldWired Tour. The band will kick off the tour this Wednesday in Baltimore, and behind the scenes shots of the stage promise a Metallica-sized spectacle. In advance of the tour’s kickoff, Metallica has released a video titled “Hardwired…