Metallica Town Hall to air on limited-run channel Mandatory Metallica

Attention Metallica Fans! The legendary heavy metal band is invading the SiriusXM airwaves with an appearance on Howard Stern, a Town Hall Q&A with fans, and a limited-run channel!

Mandatory Metallica, launching Nov. 16 at 5 p.m. ET, will feature hits, rarities and concert recordings from throughout the band’s iconic 35-year career. The channel originally aired on SiriusXM in 2009 and again in 2013 when the band performed a private concert for SiriusXM at the Apollo Theater in New York City.

On Sept. 26, Metallica performed live on The Howard Stern Show, which aired exclusively on SiriusXM Howard 100 (Ch. 100) and featured a career-spanning set including fan favorites and songs from their upcoming tenth studio album, Hardwired….to Self-Destruct, due out on Friday, Nov. 18.

That day they also recorded a special edition of SiriusXM’s Town Hall series, hosted by David Fricke, where they answered questions from a select group of listeners in the SiriusXM studios in New York City. The special will air on SiriusXM Octane (Ch. 37) as well as on Mandatory Metallica.

The Town Hall will replay on 11/19 at 3 a.m. ET, 11/20 at 3 p.m. ET, 11/21 12 p.m. ET, 11/22 at 9 p.m. ET, 11/23 at 6 p.m. ET, 11/24 at 6 a.m. ET, 11/25 at 12 p.m. ET, and 11/26 at 3 p.m. ET. Mandatory Metallica will also air the band’s Webster Hall Concert on 11/18 at 8 p.m. ET, 11/19 at 11:59 p.m. ET, 11/20 at 6 p.m. ET, 11/21 at 9 a.m. ET and 11/22 at 3 p.m. ET, 11/23 at 3 a.m. ET, 11/24 at 12 p.m. ET, 11/25 at 9 p.m. ET and 11/26 at 9 a.m. ET.

Metallica’s South American Tour concerts will air on Mandatory Metallica with the San Juan, Puerto Rico performance airing 11/17 at 3 p.m. ET and 11/22 at 3 a.m. ET; the Quito, Ecuador show on 11/18 at 12 p.m. ET and 11/23 at 9 a.m. ET; the Bogota, Colombia concert on 11/19 at 6 a.m. ET; the Guatemala City, Guatemala show on 11/20 at 12 p.m. ET and 11/25 at 9 a.m. ET; and the San Jose, Costa Rica show on 11/26 at 9 p.m. ET.

Octane will air Metallica’s Town Hall 11/19 at 12 p.m. ET; 11/20 at 2 p.m. ET; 11/21 at 11 p.m. ET; 11/22 at 3 p.m. ET; 11/23 at 9 p.m. ET; and 11/24 at 1 p.m. ET and 7 p.m. ET. The Webster Hall Concert will also air on Octane on 11/18 at 10 p.m. ET; 11/19 at 6 p.m. ET; 11/20 at 10 a.m. ET; 11/21 at 5 p.m. ET; 11/22 at 9 p.m. ET; 11/23 at 2 p.m. ET; and 11/24 at 11 a.m. ET and 9 p.m. ET.

Mandatory Metallica will air through Wednesday 11/28 at 3 a.m. ET via satellite on channel 40 and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at

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