In a 1998 episode of VH1's "Behind the Music," former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, discussing the sellout talk that circled the long-running metal band following the 1996 release of Load, offered up one of the all-time great sound bites: "Yes, we sell out ... every seat in the house, every time we play, anywhere we play."
More than two decades later, the statement still rings true. And it's a streak guaranteed to continue when the band, which recently scored its sixth No. 1 album with Hardwired ... to Self-Destruct, visits Rock on the Range at Mapre Stadium in 2017.
Metallica joins Soundgarden and Korn in headlining the three-day extravaganza, which takes place May 19-21.
Other announced performers include: The Offspring, Volbeat, Primus, Bush, Chevelle, Papa Roach, Seether, Coheed & Cambria, Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, Taking Back Sunday, Thrice, Amon Amarth, Pierce The Veil, Sum 41, Skillet, Dillinger Escape Plan, In Flames, Gojira, Biffy Clyro, Motionless In White, Nothing More, Beartooth, Starset, Every Time I Die, The Story So Far, Deafheaven, Zakk Sabbath, Rival Sons, The Amity Affliction, Attila, Norma Jean, Suicide Silence, Whitechapel, I Prevail, Turnstile, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Red Fang, Dorothy, Kyng, Radkey, As Lions, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Sylar, Fire From The Gods, Badflower, Wage War, Goodbye June, Cover Your Tracks, DED, Bleeker, Royal Republic, Mother Feather, Aeges and One Less Reason.
Weekend General Admission passes begin at $99.50 and climb to $349.50 for a Weekend Field VIP pass.
Tickets are onsale now at the official Rock on the Range site, which you can visit by clicking here.
Also, relive last year's fest by reading Brad Keefe's review here.