Metallica are to release a box set of 27 live albums, all of which have been recorded this year.
Rolling Stone reports that the albums will be released in batches of three every Monday until the end of the year and can be purchased through LiveMetallica.com. The box set of all 27 performances will be released in December.
Metallica's Lars Ulrich has revealed that Lou Reed found the criticism of their 'Lulu' collaboration "difficult" to take.
Veteran rocker Reed teamed up with the metal legends to release the album, which is based around German dramatist Frank Wedekind's 1913 play about the life of an abused dancer, in October last year. He later claimed that Metallica fans had threatened to shoot him because they had been so unhappy about the LP.