Metallica announces Howard Stern performance

Howard Stern and SiriusXM have announced that Grammy Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Metallica will perform live on The Howard Stern Show on Howard Stern’s exclusive SiriusXM channel Howard 100 on Monday, September 26th.

The in studio performance will feature Metallica performing songs from their 30-plus year career, including music from their upcoming album Hardwired….to Self-Destruct, scheduled to be released on November 18th on the band’s Blackened Recordings.

Additionally, on Monday, September 26th, the band will record a special edition of SiriusXM’s Town Hall series—answering questions from a select group of SiriusXM listeners in the SiriusXM studios in New York City. The Town Hall special, hosted by music journalist and SiriusXM host David Fricke, will air on the band’s limited-run SiriusXM channel Mandatory Metallica, launching Wednesday, November 16th.

Mandatory Metallica, which originally aired on SiriusXM in 2009 and again in 2013 when the band performed a private concert for SiriusXM at the Apollo Theater in New York City, will feature hits, rarities and concert recordings from throughout the band’s iconic career. The channel will air beginning Wednesday, November 16th at 5 pm ET and will air through Wednesday, November 23rd, via satellite on channel 40 and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com. The Metallica Town Hall will air Thursday, November 17th at 5 pm ET on Mandatory Metallica and SiriusXM’s Octane, channel 37.

SiriusXM’s Town Hall with Metallica is part of SiriusXM’s Town Hall series, featuring iconic entertainers and figures sitting down with studio audiences of SiriusXM listeners. Previous SiriusXM Town Hall specials have featured Bruce Springsteen, Billy Crystal, Barbra Streisand Quentin Tarantino, Carol Burnett, Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, KISS, Coldplay, Ringo Starr, Adele, Elton John, Taylor Swift, Hugh Jackman, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Roger Waters, the surviving members of Nirvana, Gregg Allman, Usher and Tony Hawk.

Mandatory Metallica is an example of SiriusXM channels created with iconic and prominent artists, including Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Radio, Garth Brooks’ The Garth Channel, Jimmy Buffett’s Radio Margaritaville, Willie Nelson’s Willie’s Roadhouse, The Pink Floyd Channel, B.B. King’s Bluesville, Elvis Radio, Siriusly Sinatra, Ozzy Osbourne’s Ozzy’s Boneyard, Pearl Jam Radio, Eminem’s Shade 45,Tiësto’s Club Life Radio and Neil Diamond Radio.

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Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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