It’s been a whirlwind couple of days for Metallica, but hey, what’s new? The band recently rocked—despite some technical difficulties—their incendiary performance at the Grammys with Lady Gaga. The following day Metallica announced their “WorldWired” 2017 North American tour in support of their critically acclaimed latest album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. The tour will be the band’s first proper tour of North America since 2009. Recently, members of Metallica sat down for an interview with ABC’s “Nightline.”
As one of the most talked about moments at The Grammys, of course Metallica’s performance with Lady Gaga was one of the main topics of discussion in the segment. Drummer Lars Ulrich told “Nightline” that the collaboration came about pretty organically. “We have a mutual friend who doesn’t live too far from here and we were at dinner six weeks ago, four weeks ago. And I said, ‘We’re doing the Grammys, would you like to join?’ And she said, ‘Yes.’ It took about 12 seconds. And that was it.”
The segment features a behind the scenes look at Metallica’s Grammy rehearsal. Ulrich also discusses the history of the band as well as how life in Metallica has changed over the years. Bassist Robert Trujillo shows off his bass face and famous “crab walk,” which was inspired by his time with Ozzy Osbourne. You can check out the full “Nightline” segment below.
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