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Ever seen Metallica look this happy? Guess that’s what happens when you get to announce your new home in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Enjoy these pics of Metallica’s visit to the Fuse studios, and smile along with these legends of metal while you can. They’ll be back to growling and sneering before you know it. Hey, nobody does it better than Metallica — and now it’s official.
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THE GREATEST MUSIC EVER CREATED AND HOW IT RUINED OUR LIVES

What happens when you team up the mouth of the metal world and the mouth of the desert? You get an internet television show to end all others. BW&BK and metal know-it-all and smart ass Eric Braverman have teamed up to bring the world The Greatest Music Ever Created And How It Ruined Our Lives. (more…)

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DasDing.tv conducted an interview with METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo at this year’s Rock am Ring festival, which took place June 6-7 in Nürburgring, Germany. Watch it in two parts.

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Here is some footage from the MissionMetallica.com page. Its the first taste of what we can expect from the site. It’s actually pretty damn cool to see the guys back at work and for the most part having fun. Lars talks to producer Rick Rubin about not using a click machine on a track ‘Hell and Back’ while recording the drums in a pretty funny clip. Though he is not totally happy with it, i think we can see that they are trying to be old school and really capture a raw live feel to the album, a big change from the cut and paste St. Anger. (more…)

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Author and journalist Joel McIver spoke with James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo of METALLICA before their spectacular Wembley Stadium show on Sunday night (July 8). McIver has released the following excerpts from the conversation to BLABBERMOUTH.NET:Q: A lot of long-time METALLICA fans are asking one simple question. Is your new album going to be old-school thrash metal?

Trujillo: “There’s a lot of everything, man. There’s speed on this. There’s a couple of tracks where you’re gonna go ‘Wow!’ and I know you’re gonna like it because it has the flavor of the old. But it has this kind of groove and power behind it that I think is us today. And then there’s stuff that I think is pretty progressive. Sometimes, when you’re in the thick of it, when we’re all creating it together, it’s hard to get the feel of an outside perspective. But then you get someone like Scott Ian from ANTHRAX, who is in the lounge waiting for us to go to dinner or something, and he’s like ‘Rob, man! That riff fuckin’ ruled, bro! What song is that? Is that on the album?’ and stuff like that — and you go, I think we’re doing the right thing. I gotta say, the attitude and the conviction of the old school is there, the speed is there and the power, there’s an element of groove there that’s really strong.” (more…)

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Greece’s Rock Hard magazine conducted an interview with Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo on May 22, 2007. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow (translated from Greek):

Rock Hard Greece: Could you describe the new album’s sound? Lars Ulrich, just before the release of “St. Anger”, had — very accurately — described it as raw, ugly and unpolished. Can you come up some adjectives for the new album?

Trujillo: “I would say that this is album is dynamic, heavy, groovin’ and you’ll probably be excited to know that there will be guitar solos on it! In addition, Lars remembered to tune his snare drum properly this time! For me, this album incorporates part of the dynamic and character of ‘Master of Puppets’, as well as the melodic style that people liked in the ‘black album,’ as far as the melodies are concerned. As for the general music style, much of the current material is groovy, heavy, dynamic and surely interesting. I would say that it’s different than ‘St. Anger’ — in a good way, of course.” (more…)

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Growing up on the West Side (LA), where people kill each other for being from the wrong zip code, Robert has managed to stay focused on family and music. He is one of the world’s leading bass guitarists. Hard playing kick ass is his style. Metallica is his main focus and number one priority. Surfing is one of his passions. He says music goes hand in hand with surfing. THIS IS ROBERT TRUJILLO.

What neighborhood did you grow up in?
My mother and I always lived in Mar Vista. I was born at Saint John’s Hospital in Santa Monica. My mom and dad split up when I was five, and my pops moved to Venice. My mom and I stayed in Mar Vista. That was a weird thing, too, because, at one point, I went to Venice High, and then I went to Culver High my senior year and my eleventh grade year. I graduated from Culver High. In junior high, I went to Palms Junior High for a minute, and Culver Junior High for a minute. It was a strange transitional period for me, between the parents. At that age, when you get in an argument with your mom, or you get busted for doing something stupid, you end up living with your father. That’s when I was going to Venice. Growing up in Mar Vista was interesting, because, I had more friends in Venice and Santa Monica. I played baseball in the Venice Marina baseball league. All of the guys that were on my team are either in jail now or dead. They were all cholos. On the other end of it, I had a lot of friends in Culver City, too. I knew a lot of the surfers and musicians from Culver City. I grew up on both sides of the fence, being with my dad in Venice and with my mom in Mar Vista. It was interesting. (more…)

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The record will be the band’s first studio album to feature current bassist Robert Trujillo. Who is he and where did he come from? Learn more here and here.

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