Metallica - Metallica To Replace Green Day At New Orleans Festival

Subscribe to Metallica alerts

Metallica have stepped in to replace fellow north Californians Green Day as headliners at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience festival in New Orleans, Louisiana over Halloween weekend (26-28Oct12).

The heavy rockers have taken the punk trio's Saturday night slot on the bill after the 21 Guns hitmakers were forced to pull the plug on their appearance due to singer Billie Joe Armstrong's substance abuse issues, which landed him in rehab last month (Sep12).

The set will be Metallica's first at the New Orleans festival.

Drummer Lars Ulrich says, "We are excited to be part of our first ever Voodoo Music + Arts Experience. Our good friends and fellow Bay Area residents Green Day had to unfortunately cancel their plans to be there, so we are more than happy to fill in for them in our own unique way. We’re hoping we can fill those very large shoes and do them proud."

Green Day drummer Tre Cool announced his band would not be playing at the festival earlier this week (08Oct12), stating, "We had to put the life of our friend in front of everything."

Armstrong is still recovering from a health crisis which led to a meltdown at a show in Las Vegas.

The rocker checked himself into a treatment facility the following day for substance abuse issues.

On Friday (12Oct12), Warner Bros. Records chairman Rob Cavallo, Green Day's longtime producer, released an update statement about the punk icon, and revealed, "His rehab is no joke. He's under medical supervision for a while to get him clean."

Cavallo fears more shows will be cancelled to accommodate the star's recovery: "His doctors are still evaluating. All I can say is I don't know if we'll see him before or after Christmas. It's basically undetermined when he'll be back."


Tags: Metallica - Green Day

Subscribe to Metallica alerts

More Metallica

Metallica To Headline Reading And Leeds 2015

The first announcement has been made as to who will be playing the Reading and Leeds Festivals in 2015, and it’s a big one: Metallica...

Rock In Rio Festival Headed To Las Vegas With Taylor Swift And Metallica

The Rock in Rio festival is coming to the United States for the first time ever next year, with a four day event being held...

Rock In Rio Festival Expanding To America, Taylor Swift To Headline

Good news for American music fans! The organisers of the massive Rock in Rio music festival have announced plans to hold an event in Las...

Miley, Metallica, 1D and Eminem Added to Guinness Book of World Records

What do Metallica, One Direction, Miley Cyrus and Eminem all have in common? Erm, not much, but they're all set to be immortalised in the...


Glastonbury Festival Goers Told To "Prepare For Rape" By BBC

Glastonbury Festival goers were warned to "prepare for rape" by a subtitle blunder during the weather report on BBC News at Ten. The weatherman told...

Glastonbury Weather 2014: It's Going to Rain. Loads.

Glastonbury festivalgoers are famously robust whatever the weather, packing willies, umbrellas and waterproof ponchos to ensure their heads don’t drop should the heaven decide to...

5 Things You Can Do With Free WiFi at Glastonbury 2014

Glastonbury revellers will be able to enjoy free wifi this year thanks to a heard of special cows dotted around the festival. The EE cattle...

Glastonbury Founder Michael Eavis Defends Festival Headliners Metallica

Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis has defended the decision to have Metallica headline the festival this year. There has been growing opposition regarding Metallica performing...



Metallica Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Metallica

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All