METALLICA's Orion Music + More Festival - James Hetfield Talks The Art Of Cars

April 29, 2013, 2 years ago

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The Orion Music + More Festival, founded by METALLICA, will take place in Detroit, MI at Belle Isle Park on June 8th and 9th. 100 of the best Customs, Hot Rods, Muscle Cars and Custom Motorcycles will be on display again this year at the Orion Custom Car + Motorcycle Show inside the festival grounds throughout the entire weekend. Orion ticketholders will be able to check out incredible machines from across the world, including James Hetfield’s West Coast Chopper, 1936 Ford Custom Iron Fist and a 1953 Buick Skylark Skyscraper, as well as Rob’s 1964 Buick Riviera. Awards will be given for Best in Show in each category: Customs, Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, and Custom Motorcycles. Plus, festival-goers were also able to cast their votes for the Fan Favorite. Think your ride has what it takes? Apply here! Hetfield talks about the art of cars below: Hetfield recalls the 2012 Orion Car + Motorcycle Show: "Last year's Orion Music + More Festival was hands down the highlight of the Metallica calendar. A great time was had by all, especially the band members," said Lars Ulrich. "The fact that it also resonated with enough of our fans and friends that it warrants another go-around in '13 is beyond exciting. I can think of no better place than the Motor City, with its rich and diverse history of music, for the second ride on our Orion festival train. Bring it the fuck on!"
Orion Music + More will feature more than 30 bands across five live music stages plus a lifestyle element that reflects each of Metallica's band members many personal interests. Detroit will see the return of the previously mentioned James Hetfield's Custom Car & Motorcycle Show, Kirk Hammett's Crypt, Lars Ulrich's Hit the Lights Film Tent and Robert Trujillo's Vans Vert Ramp alongside the Metallica Museum and many other fan favorite attractions. 2013 Orion Music + More Festival line-up: METALLICA, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, RISE AGAINST, DEFTONES, BASSNECTAR, DROPKICK MURPHYS, GOGOL BORDELLO, INFECTIOUS GROOVES, ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT, FLAG, SILVERSUN PICKUPS, FOALS, TOMAHAWK, DESTROID (EXCISION + KJ SAWKA + DOWNLINK), THE JOY FORMIDABLE, DATSIK, BORGORE, JAPANDROIDS, DILLON FRANCIS, ADVENTURE CLUB, 12TH PLANET, DEATH GRIPS, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, VISTA CHINO, DIRTYPHONICS, THE DIRTBOMBS, DEATH, FU MANCHU, DEAD SARA, THE BRONX, FIDLAR, THE ORWELLS, ALL SHALL PERISH, BATTLECROSS, CAULDRON, MATT CLARKE, CALICO. Tickets are on sale for $150 for a 2-Day Pass including all fees. For more details and tickets visit

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