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The performance follows the promising news that, if the coronavirus lockdown continues for much longer, Metallica could well look to creating the follow-up to 2016’s excellent Hardwired… To Self-Destruct album.
“…As everybody who has creative juices flowing through their veins, they’re being challenged to try to come up with new ways to be creative, and I think that those are wonderful takeaways from the devastation that’s happening all over the world at the moment,” said drummer Lars Ulrich.
“Even if you bring it into our world, the people that make all the software and all the stuff that all use to record are sitting right now trying to figure out how Lars and James [Hetfield] and Kirk [Hammett] and Rob [Trujillo] can make a Metallica record from four different locations in four different states. And that’s something that we’re obviously circling and very excited about…
“So, will there be a Metallica quarantine record?” he pondered. “I can’t tell you, because, again, I don’t know how long the quarantine will last. But if you and I and the rest of the world are sitting here six months from now or a year from now, I’d say there’s a very good chance.”
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