Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan + Gerard Way Provided Art For Metallica ‘Black Box’ Exhibit

"DAMAGE, INC." BY SHAWN CRAHAN (Photo: Exhibit A Gallery / Sammi Doll): Metallica Black Box website / James Hetfield Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for P+ and MTV / "ONE" BY GERARD WAY (Photo: Exhibit A Gallery / Sammi Doll): Metallica Black Box website
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Given that Metallica is a pop culture juggernaut, it only makes sense that they would have a museum dedicated to their history and art.

Such a museum comes in the form of the virtual “Metallica Black Box.” Per the official website for the Metallica Black Box:

“When you’ve been around for 40 years, you manage to collect a few things. Metallica is now officially unboxing their enormous personal collections – favorite photos, artwork, articles of clothing, journals, instruments, and so much more – and offering them up inside of this mysterious monolith known as the Metallica Black Box.”

Within some of the exhibits that make up this virtual museum, there are fascinating works of art that stand as creative interpretations of the band’s music; additionally, some of these pieces have been created by other metal and rock celebrities.

Recently, over on the Black box website, Metallica decided to share some pieces of art that were part of their 2012 show “Obey Your Master.” Some of the pieces involved in this show were made by talented musicians such as My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way, Slipknot percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan, and Black Veil Brides singer Andy Biersack.

On the Metallica Black Box website, each of these works of art is provided with a caption that gives you a little insight into each respective piece.

If you are interested in checking out these artists’ individual pieces, or the greater collection of art associated with the “Obey Your Master” show, you can do so by following this link here.

The collection as a whole is truly incredible, with every artist involved providing astounding art.

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Upcoming Metallica tour dates in 2023:

  • August 4th and 6th – East Rutherford, NJ – Metlife Stadium
    August 11th and 13th – Montreal, Canada – Stade Olympique
    August 18th and 20th – Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium
    August 25th and 27th – Los Angeles, CA – SOFI Stadium
    September 1st and 3rd – Phoenix, AZ – State Farm Stadium
    November 3rd and 5th – St. Louis, MO – The Dome (At America’s Center)
    November 10th and 12th – Detroit, MI – Ford Field

In 2024:

  • August 2nd and 4th – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
    August 9th and 11th – Chicago, IL – Solider Field
    August 16th and 18th – Minneapolis, MN – US Bank Stadium
    August 23rd and 25th – Edmonton, Canada – Commonwealth Stadium
    August 30th and September 1st – Seattle, WA – Lumen Field