METALLICA’S LATEST ALBUM, HARDWIRED…TO SELF-DESTRUCT, HAS BEEN CERTIFIED PLATINUM FOR SALES OF MORE THAN ONE MILLION COPIES, WITH THE BAND AWARDED PLAQUES FOR THIS MILESTONE ON MAY 17TH AT NASSAU COLISEUM IN UNIONDALE, NEW YORK. THE ONLY THING IS THAT SINCE METALLICA RELEASED THE ALBUM ITSELF ON THE BAND’S OWN BLACKENED RECORDINGS, THE “RECORD COMPANY EXECUTIVES” WHO HANDED THE BAND THEIR AWARDS WERE…THE BAND MEMBERS THEMSELVES. THE PLATINUM CERTIFICATION REFLECTS A MILLION EQUIVALENT ALBUM UNITS, WHICH BLENDS TRADITIONAL ALBUM SALES, TRACKS SOLD DIGITALLY AND ON-DEMAND AUDIO AND VIDEO STREAMS.