The heavy rock legends speak with their fans...

Metallica are to take part in a live webchat this week.

The band plan to speak with their fans at 6.45pm ET (1.45pm BST) on July 7, via the website Click Here.

The band will be online for approximately half-an-hour, prior to their performance at the Georgia Dome later that evening.

Metallica are currently on their ‘Summer Sanitarium’ US tour with Korn, Kid Rock, Powerman 5000 and System of A Down. In addition to their headline tour, the band are also due to make an appearance on July 20 alongside Slipknot at the Giants Stadium in New York, as part of the ongoing ‘Tattoo The Earth’ body art and music festival.