Watch Metallica tear through Enter Sandman on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The members of Metallica regrouped for an awesome performance on the Super Bowl LV special of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert this weekend.
A socially-distanced James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo jammed through 1991 smash single Enter Sandman while surrounded by some amazing ’Tallica memorabilia: a whole load of different speaker cabinets used throughout their career.
“See if you can spot them all!” reads the description of the video, before listing each cabinet: “Metallica Night at AT&T Stadium, San Francisco, CA May 2, 2015 Metallica Night at Oracle Park, San Francisco, CA April 26, 2019 NBA Finals Game 3 at Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA June 5, 2019 Metallica 30th Anniversary Celebration, San Francisco, CA, Dec 5, 7 and 9, 2011 Mariano Rivera Day, Yankee Stadium, New York, NY September 22, 2013 (Enter Sandman) X‑Games, Texas Speedway, Austin, TX, June 6, 2015 Racing Stripe M from the St. Anger Tour, 2003 – 2004 Vulturus from the Death Magnetic Tour, 2008 – 2010 The American Music Awards, November 16, 2003 Los Premios MTV Latin America, October 16, 2008 DeHaan surprise set at Orion Music + More Festival, Belle Isle, Detroit, MI, June 8, 2013 The WorldWired Tour 2017 – 2019 and the Now That We’re Dead music video.”
Incredible. Check them all out in the performance below:
Meanwhile, Lars Ulrich recently revealed that progress on Metallica’s new album has been “glacial”. “These are the craziest of times and nothing is letting up,” he said, “There’s a little bit of movement [in that direction], but it’s hard to do a lot when we’re not together.”
Last November, the drummer told Phoebe Bridgers about the challenges of writing music remotely. “Being a rock’n’roll band and working virtually is not super-easy,” he admitted. “Time delays, all these things make it really hard. The main thing we miss is being able to hear each other. So if we’re all four in a room together, we can connect with each other and we can hear each other. If I’m playing here in San Francisco, and Kirk [Hammett] and James [Hetfield], our two guitar players, are either in O’ahu or Colorado, there are significant time delays. It’s very hard for us to play at the same time. If I’m doing what we call steering, which means that I’m playing a beat and they’re playing to me, I can’t hear what they’re playing, and vice-versa. We can’t all hear each other in a universal fashion. So there are some significant complications we have. Our recording team and our production team are speaking to software makers all over the world [about] how to crack the code on this. Nobody has quite figured it out yet.”
Papa Het remembers how Metallica “really tried” to get Armored Saint’s John Bush to join the band as their vocalist to no avail.
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