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Metallica Launch MasterClass

  • Axl Rosenberg

Metallica, who are celebrating their fortieth anniversary this year, hafe become the first metal/hard rock band to be featured on MasterClass, “the streaming platform where anyone can learn from the world’s best across a wide range of subjects.”

The band’s class promises to “unpack the principles that ensure longevity as a group by being effective communicators, managing criticism and navigating collaboration.” The band will also “provide techniques for songwriting, taking members through the process of a song from its conception as a riff to its finished arrangement, complete with lyrics, solos and moments of dynamic tension.” Additionally, Metallica “will dive deep into the audience-performer relationship, sharing advice on how to connect with fans on stage and off, and how to cultivate and maintain these lifelong relationships. Their philosophies on writing lyrics, creating albums and sustaining a band’s interpersonal relationships over time will help aspiring musicians come together as a unified creative team.”

And, naturally, their class also includes an exclusive six-song performance.

Metallica frontman James Hetfield comments:

“We have sustained our bond for more than 40 years because we’ve learned a lot about each other and ourselves over time. In our class we not only teach MasterClass members how we write songs and find inspiration for our music, but how the experiences we’ve had together have contributed to successful creative collaboration.”

The course is now available to all MasterClass subscribers. You can watch a trailer below, and learn more here.

Upcoming Metallica live dates:

11/4/21 – Hollywood, FL — Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino [tickets]
11/12/21 – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville at the Daytona International Speedway [tickets]
11/14/21 – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville at the Daytona International Speedway [tickets]
12/17/21 — San Francisco, CA — Chase Center [fan club only]
12/19/21 — San Francisco, CA — Chase Center [fan club only]
6/15/22 – Copenhell – Copenhagen, Denmark [tickets]
6/17/22 – Firenze Rocks – Florence, Italy [tickets]
6/19/22 – Prague Rocks – Prague, Czech Republic [tickets]
6/22/22 – Rock Werchter – Werchter, Belgium [tickets]
7/1/22 – Mad Cool – Madrid, Spain [tickets]
7/6/22 – NOS Alive – Lisbon, Portugal [tickets]

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