METALLICA members interview with SiriusXM’s Jose Mangin for a virtual roundtable chat on the Zoom application. They also talk about the upcoming album, drive-in-concerts, and quarantine session.
“Metallica And San Francisco Symphony: S&M²” already released with a few formats. You can also order the S&M2 album here. METALLICA also last week aired a show to hundreds of drive-in and outdoor theaters across the U.S. and Canada regions. This shows as part of the “Encore Drive-In Nights” concert series. The band members also jam together for the 2020 version of their “Blackened” track.
During on appearance on SiriusXM‘s Jose Mangin program on August 27th, METALLICA members talk about the old and new projects:
James Hetfield: “It was one of those things where we were having our weekly ‘METALLICA Zoom sessions and were just talking about, ‘What can we do? Let’s do something. Let’s explore trying to layer something. I’ll send you guys something. I’m not gonna tell you what it is, ’cause I don’t know what it is.’
So I was just sitting at home and messing around, and I sent it off, and Lars Ulrich threw some stuff on it, he sent it to Kirk Hammett sent it to Robert Trujillo. Then, all of a sudden, we had a guy kind of mix it and put the video thing together. So it was super organic and out of just sheer need and want to create and create something different. So I had a lot of fun doing it. I’m grateful that, obviously, if there wasn’t this kind of quarantine thing, something like that wouldn’t have happened. You kind of lean into the uncomfortable, lean into that place where you haven’t been before, and it helps you grow, man.”
Lars Ulrich: “It was super fun because James didn’t tell any of us what he had done. And so I was second. I pressed ‘play,’ and, ‘What am I gonna hear now?’ And that was super fun, and so unlike our normal work process. I just played the first thing that came into my mind, and I had one of my kids’ films.
Okay, film what you’re doing on the iPhone, play, and then off to Rob. And, like James was saying, Greg Fidelman (producer) was the switchboard operator down in L.A. kind of making it all happen on the practical side. It just came together so organically, and it was such a fun thing and such a gift. And to be able to turn that around in a week, or whatever we did, and then share it with all the fans out there and feel that something beautiful had come out of this surreal and difficult time was a great thing.”
METALLICA members also work on their new album project. Watch the “Metallica & San Francisco Symphony” – Moth Into Flame perform below.