The thrash giants subject 10th album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct on November 18. And whereas they’re happy with the way it has turned out, Hetfield insists the band proceed to get higher with each report.
At a Q&A with followers in Mexico, Hetfield says: “The subsequent album is at all times going to be the higher one. We’ve not made our greatest record yet.Download Our App
“We’re continuing to keep enhancing ourselves as people, as musicians, as simply human beings.”
Requested why they took so lengthy to follow-up 2008’s Death Magnetic, Hetfield urges followers to keep up the strain on the band to deliver an 11th album.
He says: “It took a very long time. People got mad. And I realised once we were playing the album for a number of the journalists that it is such a fantastic feeling to present beginning to new music and the way it makes other people really feel made me really feel good.
“So I do not know why we waited so long. Be sure that we do not wait so long once more, okay?”
Metallica are on tour, with dates lined up by way of into 2017.
Dave Mustaine knows anytime he says something it’s going to be put under a huge microscope. It seems that Dave’s people have gone to great lengths to prevent Dave from putting his foot in his mouth.
Perhaps, Dave himself is now older and wiser and knows not to start shit. For example, Mustaine was recently interviewed by Detroit radio station WRIF and asked about the new Metallica single, “Hardwired.” Shockingly, Dave offered no comment…
Meltdown: Have you heard their new track?
Mustaine: I did.
Meltdown: What’d you think about that?
Mustaine: I’m not going to say anything.
Dave is keeping good on his promise of not letting his opinion out because of what he claims is misinterpretation. Kudos to the guy .
But let’s just analyze what he’s really saying for a second. Do you think if Dave Mustaine liked the track, he wouldn’t have just said he liked it? He would just say that he was happy to hear new music from them and excited to see them down the road, or something to that effect. Instead he chose no comment, because he knew if he let his true feelings on the track out, it would cause sites like us to jump all over it and it might affect his rebuilding of a friendship with the band that threw him out and kicked his dog 30 years ago.
So, once again, kudos to Dave for showing maturity here.
The Metallica drummer says the lack of predictability in the music business influences their laissez-faire approach to band activity nowadays.
Ulrich tells MSNBC: “I think you have to sort of accept that nobody really knows where it’s going, so there has to be a lot of impulsive kind of attitudes.
“It’s like a train that’s moving, and you don’t quite know where it’s going, but you sort of try to steer it in the best way you can, realising that it may go in different places that you had no idea.”
He continues: “The music business, or what’s left of it, is very like the Wild West now. 15 years ago, when you put out a record, there was a particular way that you did everything. Now it’s just whatever works for you.”
Speaking of the lead-up to their forthcoming album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct, Ulrich says: “We’re just doing whatever we feel is right. There’s no particular way that it should be.”
Last month, the band admitted that they fear for the future of rock music after they’ve gone. Their manager Peter Mensch also described YouTube as “the devil”, saying the video streaming site is killing the music industry.
In 2000, Ulrich famously took on file-sharing website Napster by hand-delivering a list of more than 300,000 users who, it was claimed, traded Metallica MP3s illegally to the firm’s San Mateo headquarters.
Metallica released a video of their live performance of classic track _For Whom The Bell Tolls_ earlier this week.
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Kirk Hammett of Metallica says playing the guitar is his cure for anxiety and stress.
In an advert for guitar string creator Ernie Ball, Hammett examines his dependence on music with regards to managing the ordinary ills of life.
Hammett says: “If I’m bummed out, I’ll go to my guitar. A lot of times when I’m really stressed out or I’m dealing with anxiety, I’ll just play until I calm down.
“When I have this feeling inside that needs to get out, the guitar helps that feeling. It’s a creative tool, but on the other hand, it’s also a rehabilitative, emotional, spiritual tool that I use to feed my inner self.”
The 53-year-old additionally considers how his youth adore for Kiss and Jimi Hendrix drove him to take up the guitar and in the long run go ahead to frame what might get to be one of the greatest music groups on the planet.
The full video meeting can be seen underneath.
Metallica frontman James Hetfield recently pointed out that while he likes to meet Metallica fans, he’s very much against taking photos with fans and giving autographs.
The musician tells Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx on hiw Sixx Sense show: “I really used to get freaked out that I would piss somebody off. I used to get so worried that if I say ‘No. My kids are here, I’m enjoying a family moment,’ that they’ll turn around and say, ‘You’re a dick! What a rock star!’ I was so worried about that.
“I don’t do photos, I don’t sign, I will shake your hand and I’ll talk with you for five minutes. I’d rather do that and leave that kind of impression than someone just stealing a little piece of your privacy.
“I don’t find that productive for me and it puts me in a crap mood. And then I start to get resentful and I don’t even wanna talk to people. So I’d rather talk to them as a person instead of some idol of sorts.”
In related news, one Metallica fan from Arizona detailed his experience of meeting James these days, pointing out through Reddit that Hetfield is indeed not a photo guy.
The fan said: “Met James today. Walked into where I was having lunch in Scottsdale. No idea what he’s doing there. Shook his hand. 10/10 would meet again. I guess I should be more amped, but it honestly seemed like he didn’t want to be bothered. It was before he sat down – he was just standing waiting for his order and it was sort of an awkward encounter.
“PROTIP: Don’t ask him to take a picture – he says he doesn’t do that. Fine by me. Doesn’t matter though – I met James Hetfield.”
The fan also added: “He really didn’t want to be bothered – he tolerated me which was nice – but I can totally see his side of it. The whole thing didn’t go as well as I’d hoped.”
Back in 2011, James attacked a gang of paparazzi in Uruguay by throwing stones at them after they started frantically taking photos of him and his son while they were having some ice cream on vacation. You can check out the details report on the incident from back in the day at this link.
Asked how he can still stand his bandmates after being in METALLICA for 35 years, Ulrich said: “The worst part, actually, was, I guess, around fifteen years ago in that movie [‘Some Kind Of Monster’], the stuff that was documented. After the first twenty years, there were a few bumps in the road, and we realized that we’d actually never really talked to each other; we’d never really, sort of, spoken about how we were feeling about what was going on. We had been so busy and things had been moving so fast that we never slowed down long enough to take a temperature check of how everybody was doing.”
He continued: “So our bass player, Jason [Newsted], left, and that was the first domino in a lot of strange stuff that happened. And for about two years, it was kind of shaky and we were going through some issues. But on the other side of that, [since] 2003, it’s been fine. We got some help. There was a gentleman named Phil that came in, I guess you’d call him a psychiatrist or a team mobilizer, whatever. He came in and we talked to each other and him for about two years, while we were still working and making progress. And that helped us a lot. And since, it’s been ten, twelve years now, we’re all fine. We talk to each other, we’re civil, we understand each other’s breaking points. And we have learned… It only took twenty, thirty years, but we’ve learned to listen to each other. The word ’empathy’ was not in the vocabulary for the first couple of decades, but it’s a big part of what we deal with now, and just hearing each other out and trying to understand somebody else’s point of view. And I also think there’s a lot more trust now in each other. We realized that we really need each other. METALLICA is better as a collective than it is if it’s just a bunch of autonomous, single-minded guys going at it.”
METALLICA’s tenth studio album, “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct“, is scheduled for a November 18 release via Blackened Recordings. The long-awaited follow-up to 2008’s “Death Magnetic” consists of two discs, containing a dozen songs and nearly 80 minutes of music.
“Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” was produced by Greg Fidelman with frontman James Hetfield and Ulrich. The band recorded the disc at its own studio.
Instead of a previously announced bonus disc of demos, the deluxe edition of the album will now feature a number of cover songs that the band has recorded over the past few years, including a medley of Ronnie James Dio songs, IRON MAIDEN‘s “Remember Tomorrow” and DEEP PURPLE‘s “When A Blind Man Cries“.
The deluxe version will also feature a live set recorded at Rasputin’s in Berkeley, California on Record Store Day 2016 and a live version of the new song “Hardwired” recorded last month at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Lashing out the action, returning the reaction Weak are ripped and torn away Hypnotizing power, crushing all that cower Battery is here to stay.
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