The good news is that Metallica frontman James Hetfield is continuing his work to get and stay healthy. The bad news is that critical events in his recovery have forced the band to pull out of festival headlining spots at Sonic Temple in Columbus, OH and Louder Than Life in Louisville, KY. Hetfield announced the cancellations earlier today in a heartfelt Facebook post.
According to Ultimate Classic Rock, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Tool will take over Metallica's planned May 15th and May 17th headlining sets at Sonic Temple. New headliners for Louder Than Life have yet to be announced. Hetfield pledges that the band will play all other previously announced 2020 shows.