Metallica cover band ‘The Wedding Band’ reveals new show
Metallica and Ugly Kid Joe band’s side project The Wedding Band reveals the second show. They will also perform on March 8 at The Senate in Columbia, South Carolina.
The Wedding Band includes members of Metallica’s guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo. Also, it includes with Ugly Kid Joe’s vocalist Whitfield Crane and BAD WOLVES guitarist Doc Coyle. In this show, the band will be joined at the show by drummer Jon Theodore (The Mars Volta, Queens of the Stone Age). And guest vocalist Bobby Patterson.
Before that show, the last performed in July 2019 at Cosmo Music in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Toronto. The Wedding Band hour-long set included cover versions like AC/DC’s “Highway To Hell” and “Live Wire”, Billy Idol’s “White Wedding”, Black Sabbath’s – “War Pigs” and Ramones’ – “Blitzkrieg Bop”.
Whitfield Crane talks about the second show for The Wedding Band:
“This band — it’s a weird band. We played a wedding in Hawaii under a year ago, then we played another show at a Pipeline Masters thing [a surfing competition, also in Hawaii]. So now, somehow, we’ve become a band, which is just really fun-based. The fun is good. We love that. But it’s an eclectic bunch of songs with an eclectic bunch of men, playing a bunch of eclectic musical notes.”
Also, Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett interview with Cosmo Music and says:
“That’s it’s just really fun jamming with the band. It’s something different. For Rob and I, it’s cool, because we get to indulge our love of funk and punk… I was listening to all sorts of crazy music in the ’70s — a lot of funk, R&B — so I’ve always had a real appreciation of the music of that time. When I found out that Rob did, we started playing our favorite songs. Funk from the ’70s is so unique, and it’s almost a lost art because no one is writing songs like that anymore… We got together and started jamming out tunes, and it sounded amazingly good, and then we started to improvise, and it sounded amazingly good… It’s primarily a way for Rob and me just to jam out. We love to jam, we love playing with people, and we love to play funk. It’s become a little bit of an outlet for us, but it’s nothing really serious or anything like that. We’re really open to anyone coming and playing with us. I even asked the other guys in [METALLICA] if they want to come by and jam. [We’re] always open — this is not a closed-border sort of band situation. Anyone can come in and play, as long as they’re good…”
Metallica and Ugly Kid Joe band’s side project The Wedding Band will perform their second concert on March 8 at The Senate in Columbia, South Carolina. Check out their first concert War Pigs cover below.