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Metallica returns to reign over The Linc for their first Philly show in almost a decade

Metallica | photo by Tiana Timmerberg for WXPN | <a href="http://spotlightviews.com" target="_blank">spotlightviews.com</a>
Metallica | photo by Tiana Timmerberg for WXPN | spotlightviews.com

36 years into their career, Metallica continues to prove why they’re considered legends: packing massive stadium stands and entire football fields with cheering fans. They don’t simply rely on their well-established name to draw audiences- they pulled out all of the stops for the WorldWired Tour and it shows. This past Friday night, Lincoln Financial Field was filled with driving riffs and dueling guitars for a full two hours of metal in its best form. Continue reading →

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April 12 in Music History: R.E.M. release Murmur, Metallica sues Napstser

R.E.M. Murmur

1954 – Bill Haley records “Rock Around the Clock” at Pythian Temple studios in New York City. It is considered by many to be the version of the song that put rock and roll on the map around the world. The song is used over the opening titles for the film Blackboard Jungle and goes on to be a worldwide #1 & the biggest selling pop single with sales over 25 million.

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Just Announced: Metallica announces massive US tour to come to Lincoln Financial in May

Metallica | courtesy of the band
Metallica | courtesy of the band

The legendary Metallica are heading out on the road this summer with Avenge Sevenfold and Volbeat, bringing the The WorldWired 2017 tour to Lincoln Financial Field on May 12th. This marks the band’s first proper North American tour since 2009, and their first behind their 2016 Grammy-nominated record Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. Continue reading →

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XPN MusicNotes: Watch Jimmy Fallon & Chris Martin sing David Bowie’s “Life on Mars?” and 25 more songs added to Library of Congress’ National Registry

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Late night host Jimmy Fallon unleashed his best David Bowie impression earlier this week as he sang Bowie’s classic “Life on Mars?” accompanied by Coldplay’s Chris Martin on piano. Watch. Continue reading →