Vans & Metallica: Steve Caballero meets James Hetfield

Take a private tour of Metallica HQ with legendary skater Steve Caballero and Metallica singer James Hetfield. The guys talk plans for Metallica's upcoming album, the band's inspiration and Cab's musical influences when he first started skating. Click below to watch.

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Vans x Metallica shoes

Did you get these yet? We’ve been teaming up with Metallica for a killer set of exclusive shoe collabs this spring. In addition to the member-inspired shoes we’ve been showcasing, the Kill ‘Em All Sk8-Hi and the Kill ‘Em All Slip-On are available NOW!

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Orion 2013 Schedule

There are so many good bands playing at Orion this year that I've decided to use the nifty little customizable schedule. My must sees: The Joy Formidable, Rise Against, Rocket From the Crypt, Japandroids, Deftones, FLAG, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica and, of course, Trujillo Trio.

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Every Time I Die - 2013 Summer Tour

Every TIme I Die are hitting the road as part of this summer's All Stars Tour, and they're headlining the whole shebang. Check out the tour trailer to get a listen to all the bands, and find a tour date near you. There may not be any venues left standing when this thing is through.

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Vans Pro Skate Presents Vans Damage Inc. Stage and Vert Ramp at Orion Music + More Festival

Click below for the full release & schedule...

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Boston Calling: Day 2

The sun came out to join us for day 2 of Boston Calling, and everyone was dancing their way to the stage in higher spirits. Had a great time checking out Ra Ra Riot, The Walkmen, and Dirty Projectors, though the award for best set of the weekend was definitely claimed by Of Monsters and Men.

See more at vansmusic.tumblr.com.

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Boston Calling: Day 1

Nothing like a little bit of rainfall to get everyone in the festival spirit, right? It sure ain't slowing Boston down! Day 1 of Boston Calling was chilly and there were umbrellas a-plenty, but our Vans Girls bloggers and Vans Surf's Leila Hurst still had a blast catching Cults, Bad Rabbits, Portugal. The Man., and more.

We pulled a few of our favorite shots from Day 1 below, but you can find more updates from the festival at vansmusic.tumblr.com.

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Boston Calling

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Some of the lovely ladies at Vans Girls (along with surfer Leila Hurst!) are headed east this weekend for the two-day music festival that is Boston Calling. The event's a first-timer, but it's going down as a Memorial Weekend staple if we've got anything to say about it.

Bad Rabbits, The Shins, and Fun. will be there alongside 15 others, so ship on up to Boston and join us for a couple of days. Don't forget to keep an eye out for our photobooth while you're there!

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Motion City Soundtrack Meet & Greets

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Our pals Motion City Soundtrack are going to be doing two meet & greets in two new Vans stores soon. To get in on the day of the signing you have to pick up a wristband which are available this Saturday May 18th first come first serve.

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Turbonegro Live From The House of Vans Release

It’s almost party time, sailors! Get your hands on a limited edition copy of the Turbonegro Live From The House of Vans 7” at select Vans stores in the following states TOMORROW (Friday May 10th): NY, NJ, IL, IN, CO, CA, NV. Call your local store to see if they’ve got it in stock!

P.S. - Turbonegro are comin’ to a city near you. Check out their May tour dates and cancel all other plans immediately.

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