Monday, April 11, 2011

Metallica: launch Big 4 Radio & return of Mandatory Metallica

More Metallica. Bring it on!

Sirius XM is getting behind the band with a couple of projects, as Metallica updated fans via their website:

"We're gearing up for our first 'Big 4' show in the States, and our friends over at Sirius XM are too as they launch Big 4 Radio tomorrow, Tuesday, April 12 at 12 p.m. (ET) with 24/7 'Tallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax running through Sunday, May 8 at 3 a.m. (ET). The channel will feature highlights of interviews with members of all four bands as well as some of our live recordings, including performances from previous 'Big 4' shows. Sirius XM listeners can also tune in for on-site reports from the upcoming 'Big 4' show in Indio, CA on April 23, 2011.

"You can check it all out by heading over to for Internet radio or through the Sirius XM app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch along with several BlackBerry and Android-powered smartphone devices. Big 4 Radio will also air on Sirius channel 27 and XM channel 42 Saturday, April 16 starting at 12 p.m. (ET) through Saturday, April 30 at 3 a.m. (ET).

"On Sunday, May 8, 'Mandatory Metallica' returns! The 24/7 all 'Tallica all the time channel, including music from the entire catalog, rare cuts and live songs, will be available on Sirius XM Internet radio on Bootlegs, and through the app for all the electronic devices mentioned above for about four months."

For more information about Sirius XM and the Metallica channels, click here.

Metallica Metallica

Metallica – Seek And Destroy
The Big Four: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria DVD

See also:

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