In Nov. 1998 BATTERY opens for METALLICA for all sold-out dates of the GARAGE INC. Tour. Venues include:
The Aragon Ballroom- Chicago, The State Theatre-Detroit, Roseland Ballroom-NYC; Philadelphia & Toronto.
James Hetfield comments on BATTERY, “It was fun to see us live, finally!”
Lars Ulrich answering a question about young bands Metallica has inspired, “Beatles, Rolling Stones, and
Jason Newstead on Battery, “They take it to our level! That's pretty cool!”
The METALLICA Club Magazine, SO WHAT! Vol #2 Issue #4, Editorial by Lars Ulrich endorsing BATTERY.
Sept 2006 BATTERY returns for three shows in Puerto Rico including The Hard Rock Cafe in San Juan and an
acoustic unplugged show filmed live for Puerto Rican Music TV.
April 2006 BATTERY headlines the first annual MIDTALLICA BASH in Chicago for the Chicago chapter of the
Metallica Fan Club.
June 2004 BATTERY returns to Missoula, Montana Metal Festival opening for VINCE NEIL, LOVERBOY,
TESLA, and PAT BENETAR!
June 2003 BATTERY plays Missoula, Montana Metal Festival opening for POISON, VINCE NEIL, SKID ROW &
April 2003 BATTERY plays LIVESTOCK 13 in Tampa, Florida opening for GODSMACK, DEF LEPPARD,
THREE DOORS DOWN, Saliva, Stone Sour and more.
April 2002 BATTERY plays LIVESTOCK 12 in Tampa Florida, opening for KID ROCK, ROB ZOMBIE,
STONETEMPLE PILOTS, SEVENDUST, PUDDLE OF MUD, JERRY CANTRELL and more.
Feb 2000 BATTERY was featured on MTV as one of the premier tribute bands in the world and voted Best
Metallica Tribute Band by MTV.
Sept 2000 BATTERY opened for FUEL, NICKLEBACK and LIFEHOUSE at Jacksonville Florida's PLANET-
FEST 2000 for 95.5 Planet Radio.
March 1999 BATTERY interview featured in Metallica's, SO WHAT! Fan Club Magazine Vol #6 Issue #1.
March 1999 GUITAR Magazine, “Impressive set by Metallica cover band BATTERY” A review of the Nov 23rd Roseland Ballroom METALLICA/BATTERY Show.
June 1999 BATTERY was featured in GUITAR MAGAZINE in an article titled, A Day in the Life of BATTERY!
Nov 1999 BATTERY mentioned on cover of USA TODAY, announcing the upcoming METALLICA & BATTERY Tour.
METAL EDGE Magazine, April 1999 said, “BATTERY did METALLICA Justice!” and “You could hardly tell the difference!” From an article entitled METALLICA
Dec 1998 BATTERY interview & picture featured with METALLICA in KERRANG! Magazine from London, England, December 12th, 1998 issue.
1998 Lead singer of BATTERY was invited to audition for METALLICA to fill in for an injured James Hetfield, during the METALLCA/Guns & Roses Tour.
2013 August 11th... "BATTERY" invited by VILOENT JAY to play at the 14th Annual INSANE CLOWN POSSEY - JUGGALO FEST.
"BATTERY" won the battle of the bands contest & received the highest form of respect from the JUGGALOS...the "FAM-I-LY" chant for
"BATTERY" after the contest.
BATTERY has officially secured a
spot in the Heavy Metal History
Books by being acknowledged as
the opening band for Metallica
on the Garage Inc Tour in this
book: The Complete
Headbanging History of Heavy
Metal, by Ian Christe, 2003.