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Attention Metallica Fans: Sirius XM To Broadcast Special Concert

I have to admit I'm totally pumped about a special Metallica channel on Sirius. I don't have satellite radio in my car right now, but my husband has a subscription so I'll totally be using his pass to listen to this concert and station.


NEW YORK-August 22, 2013- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that Metallica will perform at Harlem's world famous Apollo Theater for the first time at a special invitation-only concert for SiriusXM subscribers on Saturday, September 21 at 8:30 pm ET.


Metallica will perform songs from their 30-plus year career, and the concert will air live nationwide on the band's limited-run SiriusXM channel, Mandatory Metallica, days before the release of the band's upcoming 3D feature film Metallica Through The Never, which will be released exclusively in IMAX theaters in North America on September 27 and wide on October 4.


"With historic performances from James Brown to B.B. King to Ray Charles and all that came before us, this will definitely be a memorable night for Metallica, our fans and those listening on SiriusXM," said guitarist Kirk Hammett. Bassist Robert Trujillo added, "With its rich musical history the Apollo Theater and its legacy are totally unparalleled and we can't wait to perform there this September."


"Metallica is a band of unquestioned influence, whose body of work spans decades and whose musical style is literally a music genre unto itself," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "We are so excited to bring this private performance only to our subscribers nationwide. Listeners will also have access to Mandatory Metallica, the channel we've created with the band to showcase their iconic music." 


SiriusXM's Mandatory Metallica, the limited-run 24/7 commercial-free music channel featuring hits, rarities and concert recordings from throughout the band's iconic career, will launch on Friday, September 13 at 12:00 pm ET and air through Sunday, October 6, via satellite on channel 40 (SiriusXM's Liquid Metal channel), and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at Liquid Metal will continue to be available through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online. Mandatory Metallica will continue to be available on SiriusXM Internet Radio through the Summer of 2014.


Listeners will have the opportunity to win tickets to the event through dedicated listener emails as well as various call-in promotions across SiriusXM's diverse music, talk and sports channels. SiriusXM subscribers can enter for the chance to win tickets starting August 22, 2013 and, starting September 10, 2013, can enter for the chance to win a trip to New York City to see the concert.  See Official Rules at


Currently in its 79th year, the legendary non-profit Apollo Theater is known for launching the careers of countless iconic performers, and has been a catalyst for artistic excellence and innovation since it opened its doors in 1934. The Apollo's new artistic vision builds on its legacy and new Apollo programming has music as its core, driving large scale and more intimate music, dance and theater presentations. For more information,


Mandatory Metallica is an example of SiriusXM channels created with iconic and leading artists, including Bruce Springsteen's E Street Radio, Ozzy Osbourne's Ozzy's Boneyard, Pearl Jam Radio, Eminem's Shade 45, Willie Nelson's Willie's Roadhouse, The Pink Floyd Channel, B.B. King's Bluesville, Elvis Radio, Jimmy Buffett's Radio Margaritaville, Siriusly Sinatra, Tiësto's Club Life Radio and Neil Diamond Radio.


For more information on SiriusXM, please



Reader Comments (7)

I'm a subscriber,so I got an email yesterday about this, along with a chance to win tickets. (How freaking cool would that be!) lol
August 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGary
What an insult to Harlem!
August 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
LEGENDS. Will definitely be checking this out.
August 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJeff
I'm with Metalboy! on this one. Metallica has made a grand total of two quality albums: Ride the Lightning and Master of Puppets. Cliff Burton was the balls of that band, and after he passed, they completely lost their way. I'm not going to get in a flame war over this because people can like whatever bands they want. Just saying that, strictly IMHO, Metallica is easily one of the most overrated bands in history.
August 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBob
Hear, hear, Bob. They bore me to tears. Those are the only two albums of theirs that are halfway decent.

It's really Ulrich's fault. He is what makes them boring. And Hammett. SO boring. Hetfield shoulda left long ago.

I DO like some of their covers, however -- particularly "Stone Cold Crazy".
August 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Metal legends!!!!! Every album is fantastic except lulu HA! i love metallica. ive never seen them but ive heard they are one of the most best live acts ever. say what you want about lars. but i dont agree with downloading. but he was kind of a prick about it. but regardless this is a legendary band. i need to get a subscription so i can hear some of this shit they do.
August 30, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdj
Metallica is taking over liquid metal for almost a month that sucks just makes me hate metallica first you cut your hair the then you sew your fans now you take away real metal fuck metallica long live liquid metal
August 31, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermetal rob

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