The two-day Metallica-headlined Orion Music & More festival kicks off at Bader Field in Atlantic City today. My interview with James Hetfield from Friday's Inquirer is here. A sidebar on the auxilairy activities and other bands, including the Arctic Monkeys, Roky Erickson, Best Coast, Eric Church and Soul Rebels, is here.
The schedule, with Metallica doing 1996's Ride The Lightnning in its entirety on Saturday and 1991's Metallica in reverse order on Sunday, is here. There'll be a story about the first day of the fest in the Sunday Inquirer, and reports on the bands right here on In The Mix.