METALLICA will be joined by Chinese live performance pianist Lang Lang during the band’s January 18 live performance at LeSports Center in Beijing.
In accordance with promoter AEG China, Lang Lang will play METALLICA‘s classic track “One” from the “…And Justice For All” album.Download Our App
METALLICA previously performed the song with Lang Lang in January 2014 at the 56th annual Grammy Awards.
Says the band: “Three years ago, we were honored to share the stage with Lang Lang at the Grammy Awards as we performed ‘One’ together. It was one of the most creative, unique performances of our profession. And we are thrilled to announce that Lang Lang will join us again, this time in Beijing on January 18, 2017 when we take over Le Sports Center for a sold-out stop on the first leg of the ‘WorldWired’ tour this yr.
“Somehow the METALLICA team had this nice idea to work together,” Lang Lang told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
Throughout the rehearsals for the Grammy Awards, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich told Artisan News about playing with Lang Lang: “Well, I would like to think that on a broader scale that music is music. We have a tendency in METALLICA to not look much beyond that in terms of definitions. However, clearly, he is a really talented musician, he is a really dynamic musician, he projects himself very effectively. I imply, when he plays, he is really full of energy and he is got a lot of kind of showmanship and kind of power that protrudes off the stage and right into people’s hearts and souls. So I would like to assume that it is a good collaboration.”
METALLICA guitarist Hammett told Rolling Stone that the Metallica’s performance at the Grammy Awards would be “completely insane.” He defined, “Lang Lang has interjected himself into the track in a way I do not assume anybody else has ever done in the course of our profession. He will be playing major parts of the track. He will be playing via the melody.”
He Hammett told The Pulse Of Radio that the track’s association highlighted Lang Lang’s playing with out changing the track. “We are not lightening up the track just for him,” he stated. “We are nonetheless hanging onto all of the heavy parts and it is gonna be wonderful. He is just an amazing pianist, and at one point he will be, like, weaving out and in of my guitar solo and playing parts of my guitar solo with me. That is gonna be interesting. I’ve by no means, ever skilled that ever earlier than with anybody we have ever performed with.”
“One” was the first single released from METALLICA’s 1988 album “…And Justice For All”, becoming the first track from Metallica to gain substantial commercial radio airplay. It was additionally the basis for the first music video the group ever did.
Hammett told Rolling Stone that METALLICA recorded a demo of “One” with Lang Lang’s contributions on it.