Former SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and current OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Robert Trujillo is rumored to have made three trips to METALLICA's Bay Area headquarters in the recent weeks to audition for the vacant bassist slot in the group. Also said to have tried out for the band is former MARILYN MANSON bassist Twiggy Ramirez, a close friend of METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich who had previously auditioned for the second-guitarist slot in QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE (a position that eventually went to A PERFECT CIRCLE axeman Troy Van Leeuwen).As previously reported, the only confirmed candidate for the slot left vacant by the departure of Jason Newsted is former KYUSS and current UNIDA bassist Scott Reeder, who is known to have spent time in December jamming and hanging out with METALLICA members Ulrich, James Hetfield (guitar/vocals) and Kirk Hammett (guitar). METALLICA are currently working on a new studio album with longtime producer Bob Rock for a tentative June release through Elektra Records.
To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to delete postings that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to block users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. To report any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, please send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details.