METALLICA: Pro-Shot Footage Of Entire 'Weenie Roast' Performance Available
METALLICA topped the bill for the annual "Weenie Roast" festival sponsored by Los Angeles radio station KROQ-FM. The show, which took place last night (Saturday, May 17) at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine, California, also featured sets from THE OFFSPRING, THE RACONTEURS, RISE AGAINST, PENNYWISE, THE BRAVERY, SEETHER, SCARS ON BROADWAY and more.
METALLICA's setlist for the concert was as follows:
01. Creeping Death
03. For Whom the Bell Tolls
05. Wherever I May Roam
06. Harvester of Sorrow
07. The Memory Remains
08. Fade to Black
09. Master of Puppets
11. Sad But True
13. Enter Sandman
14. So What!
15. Seek and Destroy
Watch professionally filmed footage of METALLICA's entire performance below (courtesy of "Finck310").
High-quality photos of last night's show can be viewed at this location (courtesy of www.jayvalena.com).
METALLICA has tapped Greg Fidelman an engineer/producer who has worked with current METALLICA producer Rick Rubin on albums for the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SLIPKNOT and AUDIOSLAVE, among others to mix its much-anticipated new album, due out in September.
During a May 14 interview with The Pulse of Radio, Ulrich said that the group hopes to wrap up work on the album in time for the Memorial Day weekend holiday. "It's pretty close," he said. "We've got four studio days next week to just patch up. If there's a last minute, you know, 'that needs this...' or but pretty much done. Yeah, it's pretty much done. And then they start mixing the week after."
Ulrich said METALLICA wrote 26 songs for the new CD but ended up finalizing about 14 of them with producer Rick Rubin. A total of 11 have actually been tracked for the album, though Ulrich said "length issues" might mean one more has to be eliminated.
"These are long songs ... we're talking seven-minute, eight-minute, nine-minute nutty-ass songs," Ulrich revealed. "We don't make them long or short on purpose; you just kind of do what feels natural. We're not really gonna edit them, (so) we're gonna lose another one at some point in the next month or so and probably end up with 10."
Ulrich described the material as "definitely pretty all over the place. There's a lot of variation, a lot of fast, slow, melodic ... kind of hardcore, nutty super-fast speed stuff. It's a little more like how some of the earlier records were a little more dynamic within the songs."
The drummer also said that METALLICA will begin a full-length tour in October, shortly after the new CD arrives.
The band next plays the Bonnaroo festival in mid-June, a series of European festivals, and the newly configured one-day Ozzfest this August in Dallas.