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Metallica To Play Secret South By Southwest Guitar Hero: Metallica Launch Show

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Metallica will be playing a surprise show at Stubb's, Austin's legendary venue, on Friday, March 20 at 10 p.m. as part of the "Guitar Hero: Metallica" showcase at Texas capital's annual South By Southwest music festival.

Stadium headliner Metallica is going to play Stubb's, a venue that holds only 2,100 for the Guitar Hero: Metallica release party. Metallica's site says "There will be live music, a DJ, and of course the boys will be hangin' out . . . and who knows what else might happen!".

It will be a standard SXSW policy, with badges and wristbands getting priority. There will also be a line for those willing to pay cover, but admission will be based on space availability. But as Stubb's is an outdoor venue fans will be able to hear the band all the way to Hyde Park.

Starting Wednesday, March 18, there will be a three day "Metallica Madness" Guitar Hero tournament at the Best Buy store in South Austin, TX during the South by Southwest Music Festival.High scorers on each of the three days (one drummer and one guitarist plus a couple of runners up to make the "elite eight") will then move on to compete Friday night at a special Guitar Hero: Metallica release party at Stubb's, also in Austin, TX.

Source: Metallica Blog Magnetic

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1. brandedcfh420 writes:

ITS NO LONGER A SECRET!!!!

# Mar 15, 2009 @ 11:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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GIVE IT UP WITH FACKIN GH and DO SOMETHING FOR THE FANS!

# Mar 15, 2009 @ 2:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. weasel321 writes:

Great Surprise now! LOL

# Mar 15, 2009 @ 4:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Dee writes:

Oh um............ok.

# Mar 15, 2009 @ 7:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. no one writes:

ah, one of those double secret promotions..........

# Mar 15, 2009 @ 8:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. modern rock wankery writes:

this one should be interesting. if anybody has ever ventured down to austin for sxsw, a metallica concert at a small outdoor venue right in the middle of downtown should be f-ing crazy. word is they're bringing in their own pa, and anybody who isn't somebody ain't gettin in.

# Mar 15, 2009 @ 11:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. wilco writes:

miising out on something here
what kind of secret they are talking about

# Mar 16, 2009 @ 5:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Lars Ulrich writes:

Hey everybody, we are playing at Stubb's, Austin, Texas, on Friday, March 20 at 10 p.m. DO NOT TELL ANYBODY!! Its a secret gig! Okay?

# Mar 16, 2009 @ 8:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Corey@MetalSucks writes:

This is the equivalent of Paris Hilton premiering her new movie at Sundance. Metallica, go away!

To everyone else, please go see other metal bands playing at the same time that actually NEED the exposure such as Kylesa, Wolves in the Throne Room, ABSU, Black Tusk, Ironweed, Whitechapel, Black Cobra, Bring Me The Horizon, Rwake, Valient Thorr, Wino, Cancer Bats, The Devil Wears Prada, Crystal Antlers, Skeletonwitch, Pelican, or Gallows.

Let Metallica continue to suck the corporate c***...

# Mar 16, 2009 @ 9:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. craig@sxsw.com writes:

No single admission tickets will be sold, don't bother waiting in line.

# Mar 16, 2009 @ 12:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. deathfreak writes:

gh kinda sucks now no good song go learn how to play the real guitar

# Mar 16, 2009 @ 5:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Blindgreed1 writes:

corey: That show will be for record exec's only. However, you did name a few stinkers that don't deserve my patronage anyway. Most you named are worthy though.

# Mar 16, 2009 @ 6:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Cynic writes:

Who would go see The Devil Wears Prada and Bring Me The Horizon over Metallica? Now those bands suck the mainstream...

# Mar 16, 2009 @ 8:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Corey@MetalSucks writes:

@cynic: Not too bright, huh? Let me spell it out for you. Metallica should not be playing at SXSW, period! This once great band will be siphoning away most of the metal fans from the other 18+ bands playing at the same time. While only badgers will be allowed in, Stubb's is an outdoor venue so most of the metal fans will be hanging outside the gate to catch an earful. Subsequently, there will be more people outside there than at all of the other metal shows combined.

Me, I will more than happy watching Wolves in The Throne Room, ABSU, Rwake, and Pelican while everyone else tries to catch a glimpse of metal's equivalent to Paris's hootch...

# Mar 17, 2009 @ 5:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Cynic writes:

I would rather see a bunch of washed out heros than see emocore ponies. I agree with you of course about the rest, look out for my interview with WITTR coming sometime.

# Mar 17, 2009 @ 6:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. -JustAnotherNumber- writes:

"and who knows what else might happen!."

Well hell yeah! Moms across the state are going to let their kids stay out till midnight for this crazy surprise! BYO Juice for the occasion all you straight edge kids!

I swear man, sh** like this just supports the clubs that claim to have "heavy metal nights" then instead of sticking even a sh**ty local band up there to throw down some basic palm mutes you get a bunch of pasty white basement dwellers who saved their allowance money up from ages 30-32 to save up to get one of those Guitar Hero guitars made from a real guitar body standing up on a stage perfectly capable of holding the weight of real equipment and real musicians... the next club I see around here that has a "GH Heavy Metal Night" I swear to the gods I am going to burn down, mix the ashes in with some C-4 then blow up.

Okay, done venting. Thank you metalunderground...

# Mar 17, 2009 @ 8:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. BoltThrower writes:

Man, if they'd only keep the rest of their shows and "albums" secret, we'd be better off.

Shhh! Did you hear that Metallica sucks a$$ ever since Cliff Burton died? Shhh! It's a secret....

# Mar 17, 2009 @ 8:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Demented_Clown writes:

As much as i enjoy playing guitar hero, i always switch up to my guitar, they should stop with all this guitar hero games and try to get talent back, metallica was good back in the day, but i tried listenin to there new music i never got halfway through a song

# Mar 17, 2009 @ 11:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. MoneyMikenAus writes:

The suprise is Cliff is suppose to show up and play bass on a few tunes.

# Mar 18, 2009 @ 4:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. wilco writes:

maybe i am a old f***
but i dont under stand the fuss about a stupid comp game
indeed what ever happend to real guitar
indeed if you want to play guitar pick one up and start to jam or get lesons

# Mar 19, 2009 @ 6:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Jamez writes:

agreed Wilco. Besides u cant learn to play with the Guitar Hero toy guitar thing.

# Mar 19, 2009 @ 12:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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