The accolades for Metallica continue to roll in, with the band’s video for 1991’s “Nothing Else Matters” surpassing one billion views on YouTube.

Blabbermouth posted: “The ‘Nothing Else Matters’ video, which was uploaded to YouTube in October of 2009, was directed by Adam Dubin and edited by Sean Fullan and is made up of clips from the 1992 Metallica documentary, A Year And A Half In The Life Of Metallica. The clip is perhaps best remembered for a scene where Lars Ulrich throws darts at a poster of Winger frontman Kip Winger.”

The band has re-recorded the song with orchestrator James Newton Howard for use in Disney’s latest summer blockbuster, Jungle Cruise, starring Dwayne Johnson. Lars Ulrich told Collider, “James Newton Howard, the man, the myth, the absolute legend. . . It’s a very unusual morph in that it’s kind of his arrangement of ‘Nothing Else Matters’ that we’re playing. We wrote the song, but he took the song and rearranged it to fit something specific in the film — and obviously, I’m not going to give any of that away — but we then kind of took on his version of it. I think that’s all that should be said.” (Collider)

  • Metallica North America tour dates (subject to change):
    September 24, 26 – Louisville – KY – Louder Than Life at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center
    October 8, 10 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock at Discovery Park
    November 4 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
    November 6 – Atlanta, GA – ATLive at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
    November 12, 14 – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville at the Daytona International Speedway
    December 17, 19 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center


  • Last month, Bon Jovi‘s 2000 hit, “It’s My Life,” reached a one billion views on YouTube.
  • Back in December, Nirvana‘s 1991 classic “Smells Like Teen Spirit” crossed the one billion mark on YouTube.


  • Coming on September 10th is the massive Metallica “Deluxe Box Set” that includes 14 CD’s, six LP’s, and six DVD’s among much more.
  • Featuring over 24 hours of content, the new set includes the original “Black Album” remastered on 180-gram vinyl & CD, the “Sad But True” picture disc, a Live At Wembley EP, the Live In Moscow double-LP, two interview CD’s, five CD’s of demos and rough mixes, six live CD’s, and six live and behind the scenes DVD’s.
  • The collection runs just under $240.

CHECK IT OUT: Metallica’s video for 1991’s “Nothing Else Matters”: