Metallica wraps weeklong ‘Late Late Show’ residency

Making a rare late night TV appearance, Metallica have wrapped a weeklong residency on CBS The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. The band performed five of their biggest hits — “Hit The Lights” on Monday, “Fuel” on Tuesday, “For Whom The Bell Tolls” on Wednesday, “Enter Sandman” on Thursday and “Sad But True” on Friday.

The residency started off with drummer Lars Ulrich and singer James Hetfield speaking with Ferguson about the origin of their 2004 documentary, Some Kind of Monster, marking its 10th anniversary with a Blu-ray and digital debut on November 24th alongside a new two disc DVD with newly minted bonus features.

“It was something that happened over time,” Ulrich states. “We were making a new record in ’99 or 2000, and [Some Kind of Monster co-directors Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky] came up to San Francisco to film the process of us making a new record. And then, over the course of the next few months, one breakdown after another breakdown occurred…

“So they ended up sticking around and capturing the whole downfall in its glory,” he continues, “and then afterwards, they sat down and said, ‘Listen, we think we have a great story here because it’s not really a story about a rock and roll band, it’s a story about human beings going through a very turbulent time in their life set against the background of rock and roll, and it’s going to be a great movie.'”

Metallica will also release a limited-edition 12-inch vinyl album, Lords of Summer as part of Record Store Day’s Back to Black Friday promotion on November 28th. The band also announced that its planning deluxe editions of its first two albums, Kill ‘Em All and Ride The Lightning for 2015 where they’re asking fans to send them “anything and everything… audio, video, photos, fliers, ticket stubs, the set list you picked up off the floor, and in general any mementos you may have from that around that time” for possible inclusion in each set.

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Author: Buddy Iahn

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