'Mandatory Metallica' to Launch August 16th On XM
August 8, 2008 at 9:22 AM (PT)
GRAMMY Award-winning METALLICA will have a dedicated channel on XM RADIO. Beginning AUGUST 16th "MANDATORY METALLICA" (XM 51) will provide fans with music from the entire METALLICA catalog, including rare live recordings from the band's personal archives, extensive interviews with the band and more. METALLICA guitarist and singer JAMES HETFIELD, drummer LARS ULRICH, guitarist KIRK HAMMETT and bassist ROBERT TRUJILLO will serve as hosts for the six-week long channel.
"MANDATORY METALLICA" is the latest limited run artist-branded channel to be offered by XM, which have included LED ZEPPELIN, MICHAEL JACKSON, GEORGE STRAIT, COLDPLAY and KENNY CHESNEY.