Although Metallica remains frozen by the ongoing pandemic, plans for new music are in the air. During a chat with Lousdersound.com, drummer Lars Ulrich spoke about where Metallica is at as 2020 winds to a close: "Other than connecting with our fans in whatever opportunity possible, new music is really what fuels everybody around here. . . As soon as it’s safe and as soon as it can work practically, then we’ll be back out there doing what we do."
He went on to say, "Metallica is a life choice. It’s not something that we weave in and out of. I like Metallica being what I do. I really enjoy it, and everybody else feels the same way. And I like to spend as much time in the future; I always look ahead. . . . We’re just getting started, by the way. We still have our best years ahead of us."
Lead guitarist Kirk Hammett added, "I’m just speculating. But if the touring world doesn’t start functioning in the same way that it used to, then I think the idea is to stay indoors and start working on songs, start to record. I think that’s probably the safest, most sensible thing for us to do!"
Bassist Robert Trujillo remains positive about where the current status of the band can lead them creatively: "I’m not gonna speak on behalf of the other guys, but to me, it feels like this could be a very collaborative (writing process). And for me personally, I love that. I love that we are in that head space to be more collaborative, and I think that’s very exciting for where we’re at now, the journey we’re about to take, the fact that those doors are opening like that."
When we last caught up with Lars Ulrich, he told us that Metallica's primary objective is doing the best it can to satisfy its fans: ["The main thing really is just the fans. How do you communicate with your fans, how do you get the music to the fans, how do you offer your fans the best Metallica experience that you can?"] SOUNDCUE (:08 OC: . . . that you can)
Lars Ulrich Says Metallica’s Main Concern Is Its Fans :