Lars said if you talk to 20 Metallica fans, they all want the band to do something different.
He said the band makes their choices based on what they are comfortable doing or what they can get behind.
Throughout their career, Metallica has collaborated with the San Francisco Symphony in 1999, did an album with Lou Reed called “Lulu” in 2011 and released a documentary in 2004 called, “Some Kind Of Monster.”
The band is currently working on its 10th album which is tentatively due out next year.
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Ozzy revealed in a new interview with Metal Hammer that Black Sabbath will in fact make another album and go on one final tour.
He said the whole Black Sabbath experience this time around has been so good that he wants to keep it going for a while longer. He hopes recording sessions will begin in early 2015 and said producer Rick Rubin will probably do this album as well after working on 13.
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More like mASStodon.
Here’s the new music video for Mastodon’s “The Motherload” from their latest album Once More ‘Round The Sun. Warning: the video includes lots of twerking.
This Youtuber Michelle Kwan is using an ancient Chinese instrument called a guzheng to do a sweet cover of Metallica’s “One.”
Pink Floyd released a 30 second trailer for their upcoming album, “The Endless River” which comes out on November 10th. The trailer was posted on the band’s social media sites, and features a guitar-heavy snippet.
The album is a tribute to musician Richard Wright who died in 2008. Wright’s work on the keyboard will be featured on the record.
However the album will not feature the band’s original bassist, Robert Waters who left the group in 1985.
“The Endless River” will be the band’s first album in 20 years.
Their new album Rock or Bust will be out Dec. 2. Read the full statement from their website which also includes an announcement about Malcolm Young:
‘Rock or Bust,’ the highly anticipated new studio album from AC/DC, will be released December 2, 2014. Featuring 11 new tracks and recorded in Spring 2014 at Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, BC, ‘Rock or Bust’ finds AC/DC once again working with producer Brendan O’Brien and mixer Mike Fraser.
“Rock or Bust” is the first AC/DC album in the band’s 41 year history without founding member Malcolm Young on the recordings. Earlier this year AC/DC released a statement explaining that due to illness, Malcolm would be taking a break from the band. Unfortunately, due to the nature of Malcolm’s condition, he will not be returning to the band. AC/DC will undertake a world tour in support of ‘Rock or Bust’ in 2015. Stevie Young, nephew of founding members Angus and Malcolm Young, plays rhythm guitar on ‘Rock or Bust’ and will accompany the band on tour.
UPDATE Sept. 20-
In this new promo video for the new album, we get a much closer look at Slipknot’s new masks. The new album .5: The Gray Chapter will be out October 21.
Slipknot has revealed their new masks in their music video for “The Devil in Me”, their first official single from their newest album .5: The Gray Chapter.
They will be at the Sprint Center Nov 26 with Korn. Click here for tickets.
Gwar now has two lead vocalists after the passing of Dave ‘Oderus Urungus’ Brockie. Blothar was introduced as a new vocalist last month at GWAR-B-Q, and their first female vocalist since 2000 was introduced last weekend at Chicago Riot Fest. Her name is Vulvatron and she shoots blood from her nipples.
Danny Carey has been filling in for Primus’ drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander on their current tour after Tim had open heart surgery in July. This past weekend in Chicago, the band busted into “Aenima” by Tool to welcome Danny. The crowd is so into it also. Check it out.
Neil Fallon spoke to Lithium Magazine about their plans to return to the studio in January after the current tour that will close out the year. Clutch is currently eyeing a 2015 release for the follow-up for Earth Rocker.
They will stop at the Midland in Kansas City next week.