The mighty Metallica announced earlier this afternoon that they will be headlining five US next summer. The festivals are all run by Danny Wilmer Productions and include Sonic Temple, Aftershock, Louder Than Life, Welcome to Rockville, and Epicenter Festival. For those of you keeping score at home none of those are in Wisconsin, or Minnesota, or even Iowa. Looks like we have to start planning a road trip for next summer!
One thing to keep in mind is that James Hetfield is still in rehab and there hasn’t been any updates on how he is doing. My hope is that he is getting the help he needs and is fully rejuvenated by next year. Addiction is scary.