Metallica Returns To Massachusetts After Eight Long Years [Photos]

first_imgPhoto: ATS Photography On Friday night, the legendary Metallica took to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, marking the group’s first show in Massachusetts in eight years. Massachusetts was the fifth stop in Metallica’s WorldWired Tour in support of the Californian band’s tenth studio album, Hardwired To Self-Destruct—a double-album that was released last November and features twelve new songs that pick up right where 2008’s Death Magnetic left off. (The deluxe edition also features a third disc with over a dozen live recordings from various shows).12-Year-Old Son Of Metallica’s Robert Trujillo Debuts With Korn For South American Tour [Videos]Compared to the original all-thrash metal band they used to be, the band’s recent music displays an overall more balanced sound that lends itself to broader audiences, seemingly resulting in more album and concert ticket sales. Undoubtedly, Hardwired To Self-Destruct was a huge commercial success, debuting at #1 on Billboard 200 and taking the title of best-selling metal album of the year. Surprisingly, it was also the third largest album debut of all of 2016, proving that metal is certainly not dead. On the contrary, it is alive and well, reiterated by the boisterous Boston crowd that gathered at the New England Patriots’ home turf on Friday evening.Metallica Released Eleven New Music Videos Yesterday [Watch Them All]The show started with two songs off their new album, title track “Hardwired” and “Atlas, Arise!” before dropping into the classic “For Whom the Bell Tolls” off of the 1984 album Ride The Lightning. Metallica played three tunes from the band’s sophomore album, which went six times platinum and had a profound effect on the metal scene in America and across the globe. The remainder of the setlist weaved between hits of old and new and gave fans from all generations a solid representation of their discography. The band also played five songs from the self-titled album Metallica, often referred to as the “Black Album,” which features the infamous songs “Enter Sandman” and “Nothing Else Matters,” both of which have become staples in Metallica sets over the years.Watch Metallica, Jimmy Fallon, and The Roots Perform “Enter Sandman” With Classroom InstrumentsIn a time where our nation seems to be more divided than ever, we are fortunate to have the often-thrashing and always-emotive music of Metallica to provide a soundtrack that allows us to let our aggressions in a socially acceptable way. That seemed to be the uniting theme as lead singer James Hetfield addressed the crowd: “It doesn’t matter how old you are, where you come from, what religion you follow, who you voted for. If you are here, you are Metallica Family.”If you ever had any doubt at how uniting this message can be, just look at the list of stadiums across North America that Metallica have been jam-packed with fans in black T-shirts and ripped jeans. Despite the “angry asshole” stigma metal fans sometimes get, the community showed its true colors Friday night, coming together and head banging to music new and old in complete harmony. It inspires hope in humanity to see sweaty tatted-up dudes in the mosh pits, helping each other of the ground and holding up lost wallets, phones, watches, and missing shoes—lots and lots of missing shoes. An occasional flying cup of ice cooled the crowd whether they liked it or not. On the way out of the gates, it was nothing but high-fives and hugs. The ‘Metallica Family’ is alive and well.Check out the complete set list below, along with the full photo album from photojournalist Adam Straughn (ATS Photography).Setlist: Metallica | Gillette Stadium | Foxborough, MA | 5/19/17Hardwired, Atlas, Arise!, For Whom The Bell Tolls, Fuel, The Unforgiven, Now That We’re Dead > Full Band Drum Solo, Moth Into Flame, Wherever I May Roam, Halo On Fire > Kirk Hammet Solo > Rob Trujillo Solo (Chris Cornell Tribute), Motorbreath, Sad But True, One, Master of Puppets, Fade to Black (‘Eye of the Beholder’ intro), Seek & DestroyE: Fight Fire with Fire, Nothing Else Matters, Enter Sandman (‘Frayed Ends of Sanity’ outro)[cover photo image by Josh Skolnik / Adam Straughn] Photo: ATS Photographycenter_img Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Bonnie Tyler Performs “Total Eclipse Of The Heart” During The Solar Eclipse

first_imgWatch the original music video below:[H/T Rolling Stone] Most of America watched today’s solar eclipse, whether from a state in the path of totality or from the comfort of their own live stream. The song choices have been on point across the board, with nods to “Dark Side Of The Moon,” “Here Comes The Sun,” “Moonage Daydream,” and so many more. Of course, the karaoke favorite “Total Eclipse of the Heart” has been thrown into the mix, and was even performed live by the original artist Bonnie Tyler and DNCE on Royal Caribbean’s Total Eclipse Cruise.Hilariously, the 1983 classic was performed in two minutes and 40 seconds, the exact length of the 2017 solar eclipse. Now that the moon has officially passed across the sun, it’s a better time than ever to get down to the 2017 “Total Eclipse of the Heart.”last_img read more

Bielema, seniors avoid repeat in Champs

first_imgORLANDO, Fla. — Embarrassed 42-13 at the hands of Florida State in last season’s Champs Sports Bowl, the Wisconsin football team used the humiliating loss that capped off a disappointing 7-6 season as motivation for what to improve upon in 2009.Simply put, it worked.In a game of redemption so literal the Badgers were placed in Orlando for the second year in a row, UW took down the No. 14 Miami Hurricanes 20-14 to improve to 10-3 and secure a spot at No. 16 in the final national rankings. Sick of hearing questions about bouncing back from 2008 for most of the year, UW head coach Bret Bielema happily answered the final query he should hear for quite some time about the 2008 campaign.“To get to 10 wins from where we were a year ago, what people thought of us, I think we looked within ourselves first, then we just kind of moved ourselves forward,” Bielema said.From the first play of the game, it didn’t seem quite that rosy.With the Badgers pumped for the last game of the season, the Hurricanes used UW’s aggressiveness against them, employing a reverse on the kickoff that ultimately went for 84 yards and crested with Miami running back Graig Cooper punching in a 16-yard touchdown run on the next play.Still, the Wisconsin defense held firm on the next possession, forcing a three-and-out and the Badger offense struck quickly, evening the game up with a deep pass to junior tight end Lance Kendricks — a recurring theme for the game — and two runs from game MVP John Clay inside the five yard line.Steady behind center all season, junior quarterback Scott Tolzien never doubted how his team would respond to the early hole.“We scrapped and we had some things that didn’t go our way in this game and we were able to overcome adversity,” Tolzien said.With Clay adding another touchdown midway through the second quarter — for the game Clay totaled 121 yards for a 5.5 average — the Badgers seized a seven-point lead and started to impose their will on the “faster” Miami team.Playing prototypical Wisconsin ball, the Badgers rushed 42 total times and passed merely 26, with many drop backs coming off play-action.“Our offensive line, we got big guys up front,” Clay said. “We know that. They punish the guys up front, the D-line up front. Coming to me off the backfield, 230 plus (insert laughter from Bielema about Clay’s proclaimed weight) that’s just wearing down the defense. We see. That’s what we do. Wisconsin football, we just run the ball. Third, fourth quarter, you could see them sucking air.”With the way the Badger defense harassed ballyhooed quarterback Jacory Harris, it wouldn’t have been a surprise to see the Miami signal caller ‘sucking air’ in the fourth quarter as well.To politely put it, the sophomore quarterback was ineffective. His deep balls were too deep, his short passes off the mark and his scrambles went side to side instead of north and south.Led by defensive ends O’Brien Schofield (two sacks and forced fumble) and J.J. Watt (critical fourth quarter sack and fumble recovery), the Wisconsin pass rush brought down Harris five times in the backfield and knocked him down at least double that.Though he avoided the interception bug that has plagued him all season, Harris finished with a lowly 188 yards on 16 of 29 passing and only looked effective on the late desperation drive in the fourth quarter where he notched his only touchdown of the day.“Every time I saw [Harris] limping it made me want to get back there that much more,” Schofield said. “They don’t really have a backup, so we were just trying to get him out of the game.”Hanging on to win despite Miami recovering an onside kick, the Badgers did what they had held back on for four straight months — they celebrated. Bielema was splashed with Gatorade, hugs were given all around and as center John Moffitt put it, “I am going to celebrate until the day I start back in school.”In a game built around redemption — whether the players would admit it or not — 2008 was finally put to bed.“Our seniors, I’ve said it a million times, but it would do injustice to our senior captains,” Bielema said of the bowl win. “The main reason we wanted to win the football game today was for each other.”last_img read more

Scharfe nets 40th career goal, becomes programs all-time leading scorer

first_img Published on February 24, 2014 at 12:34 am Contact Connor: [email protected] | @connorgrossman Facebook Twitter Google+ With a flick of her wrist, Syracuse forward Margot Scharfe netted her 40th career goal to unseat Holly Carrie-Mattimoe as the all-time leading goal scorer in program history.The goal by Scharfe — which came 15 minutes into the first period — tied the game at 1-1, but SU (18-13-3, 9-8-3 College Hockey America) ultimately fell to the Rochester Institute of Technology (16-15-3, 11-7-2) 3-1 on Friday, and lost again 2-1 in overtime on Saturday. The bigger picture for Scharfe was trying to win the game — as it has been her entire collegiate career. In fact, she wasn’t even aware of her feat until the next morning.But still, she could not receive credit without delegating it. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It feels nice to be recognized,” Scharfe says. “But there’s no way I could’ve done this without my teammates, so kudos to them as well.”Head coach Paul Flanagan has been at the helm for Scharfe’s entire four-year career, and gave her high praise as someone who’s seen her develop as team captain both on and off the ice. “She’s a constant team player and a very good captain,” Flanagan said, “She’s the last person who would get concerned or caught up in any sort of record.” Her progression to reach the pinnacle of goal scorers in program history has been one filled with adversity and punctuated with hard work. Flanagan highlighted Scharfe’s strong desire to come to Syracuse, not just for hockey, but especially academics. Scharfe came in hoping to “occupy the last locker in the clubhouse,” as Flanagan put it, and has worked her way up to the first line and captain of her squad.“She came in knowing full well that (she’s) got to earn (her) stripes,” Flanagan said. “And through her four years she’s worked from fourth line to the first line.“She’s one of those real good success stories that we love to talk about.”Scharfe said her line has been essential to her success on the season and throughout her career. She’s put in a lot of work to have results out on the ice, but according to her, none of the results are achieved single-handedly.“My line has always been really good for me,” Scharfe said. “We’re all gritty and are trying to get to the pucks floating around the net.”Her teammates, especially those that have accompanied her the past four years, have attested to her diligence in putting extra work in and maximizing her potential.Senior Orange defender Caitlin Roach has shared the ice with Scharfe since 2010, and said the four years together have created a bond and chemistry that couldn’t be replicated elsewhere.“Margot is an extremely hard worker and always keeps her feet moving on the ice,” Roach said. “She’s a leader on the ice and girls follow what she does.”Scharfe has tried to emulate her play after Stefanie Marty, a former Orange standout. Marty played for the Swiss Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey team and played for SU when Scharfe was a freshman.“She’s one of the hardest workers I’ve ever played with,” Scharfe said, “and I’ve just tried my best to follow in her footsteps.”While Scharfe hasn’t reached Olympic glory like Marty has, her success playing for Flanagan and the program at SU is officially unprecedented.“She has one of the most consistent and strong work ethics,” Flanagan said. “She’s been as consistent as anyone since the first day she came here.” Commentslast_img read more

Women’s Golf Finishes Tied For Eighth At MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial

first_imgSophomore Aimee Gerschke led Drake on the final day, shooting a 76 for a final score off 232 (76-80-76). Junior Grace Dunn posted a total score of 229 (77-72-80) to lead the team overall and finished tied for 32nd-place. Freshman Sam Paulak went on to finish with a score of 233 (77-75-81), while Sigurlaug Jonsdottir recorded a 234 (80-74-80). Senior Madison Glennie carded her best round of the tournament with a 77 for a total score of 236 (81-78-77). Final Results SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Drake University women’s golf team settled to eighth-place at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial on Tuesday at the Twin Oaks Country Club in Springfield, Mo. The Bulldogs headed into the final round tied for fifth-place and ended the 36-hole event with a total team score of 922 (310-299-313), tied for eighth-place with UMKC. Memphis took home the team title with a score 874, followed by Murray State (888).”We’re disappointed with our round today. We didn’t hit it well or convert on as many putts as we need too. Overall, we improved from last week and we will get back at it and bounce back stronger next week,” said Drake head coach Rachael Pruett.center_img Story Links Drake travels to Muncie, Ind. on Sept. 18 for the Cardinal Classic.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more