Published Sep 04, 2014Guinness World Records may have rejected Jack White, but Metallica have had better luck, since the metal legends are being acknowledged by the record keepers as the "first musical act to perform a concert on every continent."
The band will appear in the new book Guinness World Records 2015, which is due out this month. They set their record in December of 2013 by performing an hour-long show called "Freeze 'Em All" inside of a dome at Carlini Station in Antarctica.
Impressively, the band performed in all seven continents within 2013. "Seven continents in one year with Antarctica being THE gig of a lifetime," frontman James Hetfield told Guinness. "Yes, 120 scientists and competition winners. Not to mention the 300 very curious penguins!"
This polar gig was a rather unusual one, since precautions were taken to ensure that the performance didn't disturb the fragile environment. The band's amps were kept inside of soundproof cabinets, with the audience members listening via headphones. Watch the full gig below.
Hetfield presumably also holds the record for the least popular musician among bears.