METALLICA frontman James Hetfield has admitted that making followers wait eight years for the Metallica’s newest album was “a mistake.”
Last yr’s “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct” marked METALLICA’s first release since their 2011 collaboration with Lou Reed, “Lulu”, and their first album of latest, original material since 2008’s “Death Magnetic”. Within the meantime, METALLICA toured the world relentlessly, even logging a 2013 Antarctica stop that made them the primary band to play all seven continents. Additionally they dropped the artsy live performance film “Through The Never”, which reportedly price $32 million and made less than $4 million at the box office.
Talking to The Straits Times, James Hetfield mentioned that perhaps waiting so long to make the brand new album “was a mistake” and reassured followers that “it will not be” one other eight years before a follow-up effort sees the light of day.Download Our App
The METALLICA frontman additionally supplied his views on remaining related — and even being invited to play this 12 months’s Grammy Awards — in an industrial local weather that’s thriving on the previous.
“Music comes in trends and what not, however we have not gone anyplace,” he said. “If we’re still popular enough to play the Grammys, that is cool.
James Hetfield added that he did not put a lot thought into how METALLICA managed to stay on top when so a lot of their peers have fallen by the wayside or lost their mojo.
“I do not want to figure it out,” he mentioned. “What we have now to offer is honesty and we love what we do. We are writing songs we want to hear and that’s important.
“We are not attempting to recreate one thing that worked before or attempt a different genre or do another crazy thing that is not us.”
METALLICA drummer Ulrich recently told Apple Music’s Beats 1 that making “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct” was “such an excellent experience” that he was willing to predict that it was not going to take another eight years for the following METALLICA record to arrive.
“Hardwired… To Self-Destruct” came out in November. The effort consists of two discs, containing a dozen songs and almost 80 minutes of music.
METALLICA has shows booked in Denmark, Mexico and South America over the next three months, however has yet to unveil its full 2017 tour plans, including its first North American tour in eight years.
Metallica’s sole North American date thus far is May 21 at the Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, Ohio.