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METALLICA's ROBERT TRUJILLO: 'Usually The Fans Of A Band Like The Oldest Songs The Most'



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During a brand new interview with Peru This Week, METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo spoke about the setlist for the band's current South American tour, which only includes songs from the first five albums the band released ("Kill 'Em All", "Ride The Lighting", "Master Of Puppets", "…And Justice For All" and "Metallica"). "It may be more demanding, but only up to a certain point," said Robert. "The best thing about METALLICA at the moment is that are trying everything. And this is the beautiful thing. "In Lima, we're going to get onstage and have fun and have a good time with our fans. "Yes, I've seen the setlist and some songs have never been played live before. But our attitude is, 'Come on, we'll try this.'" Asked why he thinks METALLICA's audiences have a preference for songs from the band's first five albums, Robert said: "I think that there are some really good songs on those albums. "METALLICA's catalog has a lot of music. "Usually the fans of a band like the oldest songs the most. In fact, the energy and the spirit of the first five albums is special. And it helps us write music now that still has that flavor, without leaving behind what we are now, obviously." As previously reported, METALLICA will perform at the 10th annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on May 12. This year's honorees are BLACK SABBATH singer Ozzy Osbourne and Village Studios owner and CEO Jeff Greenberg. Also performing are Keb'Mo and Slash, the latter of whom will join Ozzy and his touring band onstage. METALLICA debuted a brand new song called "The Lords Of Summer" on Sunday night (March 16) during the opening show of the band's South American tour in Bogota, Colombia. As promised, the band played a nearly all-request set, with 17 songs chosen online by fans prior to the gig and the last slot filled by the new track. Drummer Lars Ulrich told Rolling Stone that the new song "is fairly representative of where our creative headspace is at right now. It's one of those things that's like, 'Here, we're writing and we're creating.'" The "Metallica By Request" tour will hit Europe this summer, with a single North American date confirmed in Montreal, as the band continues working on its 10th studio album. Photo courtesy of Metallica.com


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