Metallica & Lang Lang Release “One (Awards Show Rehearsal Version)”
Metallica & Lang Lang today released “One (Awards Show Rehearsal Version)”. The song was recorded on January 23rd at EastWest Studios in Los Angeles, CA during rehearsals for the 56th annual Grammy®Awards. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Music Cares. To purchase on iTunes now, click HERE.
About Metallica (in case you’ve been living under a rock for several decades!)
Formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield, Metallica have become one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, having sold 110 million albums worldwide and playing to millions of fans the world over. They have scored several multi-platinum albums, including 1991’s Metallica (commonly referred to as The Black Album), which is the best selling album in history of Soundscan scanning 16 million albums in the United States alone. Their latest album, Death Magnetic, was certified platinum just six weeks after it debuted atop the Billboard Top 200 Album chart in October 2008. Death Magnetic charted at #1 in 32 countries. Metallica have also garnered numerous awards and accolades, including nine Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, and multiple MTV Video Music Awards, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009. The band recently celebrated its 30th-Anniversary with a week’s worth of fan club concerts at the Fillmore Theater in San Francisco, CA. In 2012, they announced the launch of Orion Music + More, an annual two-day festival curated and headlined by the band. Last summer, Metallica unveiled a brand new stage in Mexico City that featured iconic elements that spanned its 30-year career and is featured in the film Metallica Through the Never. They played eight shows to nearly 180,000 fans at the Sports Arena in Mexico City. On June 8th and 9th, Metallica hosted the second annual Orion Music + More in Detroit, Michigan at Belle Isle. Picturehouse released Metallica Through the Never in North America on September 27, 2013. The music-driven, 3D motion picture film immerses audiences in a bracing, raw and visceral cinematic experience with spectacular live performance footage of Metallica’s most iconic songs ~ created exclusively for film ~ combined with a bold, narrative story featuring imagery drawn from the band’s trailblazing iconography. Metallica Through the Never was released on DVD and Blu-Ray on January 28, 2014.
About Lang Lang (a truly inspiring musician and person)
Lang Lang, who began playing the piano at age three, performed at the opening ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony for President Barack Obama and the Diamond Jubilee Concert of the Queen at Buckingham Palace in 2012. He was recently named United Nations Messenger of Peace with a special focus on global education. In 2008, he launched the Lang Lang International Music Foundation, with a mission to inspire and motivate the next generation of classical music lovers and performers, and to encourage music performance at all levels as a means of social development for youth, building self-confidence and a drive for excellence.