Jakarta governor surrenders guitar gift from Metallica

Joko Widodo with his bass guitar gift from Metallica. Photo: AFP

The heavy-metal-loving governor of Indonesian capital Jakarta has surrendered to anti-corruption authorities a guitar that was a gift from US band Metallica, an official said yesterday.

Wednesday, 8 May, 2013, 2:26am

Indonesian governor surrenders Metallica guitar

Jakarta's governor Joko Widodo holds a maroon bass guitar gifted to him by Robert Trujillo of US band Metallica. Photo: AFP

The heavy metal-loving governor of Indonesian capital Jakarta has surrendered a guitar that was a gift from US band Metallica to anti-corruption authorities, an official said on Tuesday.

7 May 2013 - 3:00pm

ALBUM (1984)

Ride the Lightning Metallica Megaforce Records

Encounter two metal fans of any age in any country on earth and there is one sentence that's guaranteed to provoke an animated debate between them.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Death Magnetic Metallica (CD)

Metallica show that class never dies with Death Magnetic, one of the best heavy metal albums of the year, and the kind of mind-blowing record that explodes like an erupting volcano.

30 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Metal kings back in business

Metallica shows that class is permanent with Death Magnetic, one of the best heavy metal albums of the year, and the kind of mind-blowing record that explodes in your psyche like an erupting volcano.

Their 2003 album St Anger was a major disappointment for fans and critics, and the band looked increasingly like musical dinosaurs rather than the pioneers of hard rock they are.

26 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

movie buff

The idea of watching a heavy metal rock band in therapy for entertainment may seem absurd.

But that's the premise of Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, a documentary filmed as Metallica were recording their award-winning album St Anger.

Released in the US in 2004, the film went by unnoticed in Hong Kong, except for a few diehard heavy metal fans.

15 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster

Starring: James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett

Directors: Bruce Sinofsky, Joe Berlinger

20 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Rappers delight at wedding

Local rap group LMF, who disbanded recently, reunited for one night only - performing at Josie Ho Chiu-yee's wedding celebrations on Friday night at the Hong Kong Country Club.

They showed off their versatility by singing to the music of the City Chamber Orchestra, with a few covers - Purple Rain and a couple of Metallica ballads - thrown in.

24 Nov 2003 - 12:00am


People are willing to spend money on big purchases such as software and books on the Internet, research has found.

A National Retail Federation and Forrester Research Online Retail Index was released recently.

16 May 2000 - 12:00am


Metallica - S&M (Vertigo) High culture meets low here as the heavy-duty rockers get all arty, recycling their greatest hits by adding a classical dimension.

The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra isn't the first ensemble you'd expect to find backing these power-chord giants, but the man with the baton is Michael Kamen - not your average conductor.

17 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Load off their minds Load off their minds

It is a cool and balmy August day in the picturesque seaside town of Sausalito, about 30 minutes from San Francisco, where heavy metal band Metallica are rushing to put the final touches to Reload at the Plant Studios.

14 Nov 1997 - 12:00am