Metallica Host Their Own New Channel on Amazon Music – Listen Now
Metallica's 40th anniversary just keeps getting better. As revealed on Thursday (Dec. 9), fans can now listen to "The Metallica Takeover," the band's exclusive DJ Mode station for Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers and Prime members. It's all Metallica, all the time.
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On "The Metallica Takeover," the metal legends guide fans through a career-spanning tour of their music, from deep cuts to their biggest songs. Metallica's James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo each contribute commentary and provide handpicked music, including personal favorites and tributes to their influences. On top of that, Metallica will livestream two anniversary concerts on Dec. 17 and 19 through Amazon Music, Prime Video and Twitch.
And Amazon Music has plenty more to offer metal fans, including curated playlists such as 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Songs. That's not to mention all the official Amazon merch stores from rock and metal artists — some recently launched are Megadeth, Rob Zombie, Korn, The Clash, Social Distortion and Lenny Kravitz.
Amazon users can hear Metallica's radio takeover now on Amazon Music by saying "Alexa, play The Metallica Takeover" into the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android and on Alexa-enabled devices.
In addition to focusing on Metallica's catalog, songs from the Metallica tribute album The Metallica Blacklist will also get airtime on "The Metallica Takeover." The Blacklist contains Metallica songs performed by Ghost, Miley Cyrus, Corey Taylor, Phoebe Bridgers, Weezer, Royal Blood and others.
In September, Metallica released a remastered reissue of their 1991 "Black Album." Around the same time, Ulrich said that it was "way too early" to talk about a new Metallica album, although the band has seemingly been working on one for a while.
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