Metallica Rocks 'Freeze 'Em All' Show in Antarctica
... A crowd of 120 scientists and contest winners took in the hour-long show in a protective dome The concert that began as an internet rumor finally came to reality yesterday, as Metallica
became the first major music act to perform in Antarctica. The long-running metal band performed an hour-long set inside a dome close to the heliport of Carlini Scientific Base. In the dome with them was a 120-person crowd containing winners from a South American sweepstakes sponsored by Coca-Cola Zero and a handful of scientists from various nations. A sneak peek of tomorrow's venue in #Antarctica. #FreezeEmAll #TrappedUnderIce pic.twitter.com/FZ7xwR47uU -- Metallica
) December 8, 2013 The show -- dubbed "Freeze 'Em All" by the band -- took place inside a dome to protect the crowd from snowfall and harsh winds. Despite the conditions, the show was completed without any problems. To respect the icy continent's fragile environment, the concert was held without traditional amplification, in accord with international Antarctic protocol. Amplifiers were enclosed in isolation cabinets, with the sound transmitted to the audience via headphones, much like the "silent discos" sometimes found at music festivals. By playing the non-traditional gig, Metallica
becomes the first act to play on all of the Earth's seven continents. On a much smaller scale, the United States' McMurdo Station has been hosting open mic nights in Antarctica for some time, and in 2007, a five-piece band of British scientists called Nunatak claimed to have played the continent's first rock concert. In 2006, Fall Out Boy planned to play an Antarctic gig, but had to cancel due to (unsurprisingly) uncooperative weather. Setlist & pics are up from today's gig in #Antarctica! http://t.co/s128Md2sh8 #FreezeEmAll pic.twitter.com/L9pkuGIeKN -- Metallica
) December 8, 2013 Here's the set list from Metallica
's Dec. 8 show in Antarctica: Creeping Death For Whom the Bell Tolls Sad but True Welcome Home (Sanitarium) Master of Puppets One Blackened Nothing Else Matters Enter Sandman Seek & Destroy Metallica
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Metallica Perform The Most Unique Show They Have Ever Done
... (hennemusic) Metallica
performed in Antarctica on Sunday as part of a Coca-Cola Zero-sponsored promotional event, and the band are sharing photos from the concert. "This was the most unique show Metallica
has ever done," posted the group. "The band, contest winners, research station scientists (from Russia, South Korea, China, Poland, Chile, Brazil and Germany), and the ship crew, all crammed in this little dome out on the helipad of Carlini Station in Antarctica! The energy in the little dome was amazing! Words cannot describe how happy everyone was." Metallica
's dome performance was transmitted to the audience via headphones with no amplification. The Coca-Cola Zero contest was open to fans from several Latin and South American countries. Check out the set list and photos here. hennemusic is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright hennemusic - Excerpted here with permission. Metallica
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GALLERY: Metallica play show in Antarctica
... Yesterday Metallica
played their most unique show ever, smashing through their Freeze 'Em All show in Antarctica - meaning that the band have now played a show in every continent on Earth. The show was watched by contest winners, research station scientists and penguins (possibly) who watched a set consisting of Creeping Death, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Sad But True, Welcome Home (Sanitarium), Master of Puppets, One, Blackened, Nothing Else Matters, Enter Sandman, and Seek & Destroy. Why they didn't play Trapped Under Ice, we're still not sure. Check out the photos from Freeze 'Em All below: Can anyone see a penguin in these photos? Leave a comment. GALLERY: Metallica
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James Alan Hetfield (vocals, guitar) 1981-
Ron McGovney (bass) 1981-1983
Dave Mustaine (guitar) 1981-1983
Lars Ulrich (drums) 1981-
Kirk Hammett (guitar) 1983-
Clifford Lee Burton (bass) 1983-1986
Jason Newsted (bass) 1986-2000
Robert Trujillo (bass) 2003-
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In 1999 they sued Victoria's Secret for selling lipstick called "Metallica." It was settled out of court.
Ulrich's father, Torben, was a professional tennis player.
Burton was killed in 1986 when their tour bus skidded off an icy road in Sweden. His funeral was held on October 7, 1986 at Chapel Of The Valley in his hometown of Castro Valley, California. He was cremated, and his ashes were spread at a place where he spent a lot of time - the Maxwell Ranch. (thanks, Matt - Monroeville, PA)
Hetfield entered an Arizona rehab center in 2001 to treat his drug and alcohol addictions.
They win a lot of Grammy awards, mostly for Best Metal Performance. They have won 8 awards as of 2011, but somehow lost to Jethro Tull
when the first Hard Rock/Metal Performance award was given out in 1988.
Newsted left the band because of "Private and personal reasons, and the physical damage I have done to myself over the years while playing the music that I love." He joined the group Echobrain in 2001.
In 2004 Metallica released the documentary Some Kind Of Monster. It documented the recording of their album St. Anger, and shows how personal differences can hinder the recording process. It was made by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky. (thanks, Silje Marie Kristian - honefoss, Norway)
Mustaine was kicked out the band and formed Megadeth, which is very successful but nowhere near as popular as Metallica. In Some Kind Of Monster, Ulrich and Hetfield (and their psychiatrist) meet with Mustaine in an effort to work out some unresolved issues. It becomes clear that despite the popularity of Megadeth, Mustaine found it very difficult living in the shadow of his former band.
Ulrich is from Denmark, his family moved to America when he was in his teens. His first concert was seeing Deep Purple when he was 10 and he still regards them as his favorite band. (thanks, Tom - Trowbridge, England)
Hetfield was raised a Christian Scientist. It has been said that Hetfield felt repressed by this strict upbringing. This has a lot to do with the religious overtones in many of Metallica songs. (thanks, Nick - Denver, CO)
Beatallica is a Milwaukee, Wisconsin group that blends Metallica with The Beatles, taking parts of Metallica songs and parts of Beatles songs and mashing them into a new song. The band drew attention on the Internet and had to deal with some legal issues, but in 2007 released the fully authorized album Sgt. Hetfield's Motorbreath Pub Band. Names of the group members: Jaymz Lennfield, Grg Hammettson, Kliff McBurtney and Ringo Larz.
They were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 along with Jeff Beck, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Run-D.M.C. and Bobby Womack. They performed at the ceremony with their former bass player Jason Newsted, and Ray Burton spoke in honor of his son Cliff. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
Metallica is one of the first groups to popularize what's known as "speed" or "thrash" metal. It's aggressive music dominated by fast, percussive guitar and lyrics that can be very angry. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France, for above 2)
Joe Satriani helped teach Kirk Hammett to play guitar. (thanks, Blane - Pocola, OK)
The band got very pragmatic in their later years, as they learned from years of unfortunate incidents that it's best to account for unforeseen circumstances. In the rider for their 2004 US Arena Tour, they demanded an insurance policy for their performance with a coverage of no less than $5 million.
Hetfield told The Pulse of Radio
that he still recalls the group's first gig, with original lead guitarist Dave Mustaine. "First Metallica show was at Radio City in Anaheim. I remember the first song we played, Dave broke a string, and I was stranded up there. I was just singing, I wasn't playing guitar back then, and I was so uncomfortable, I was like, 'So, how's it going...' There were about 200 people. You know, your first gig, everyone shows up. Second gig, there's about 20, you know. [laughs]"
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