Chocolate Charlie of the Cleveland rock station WMMS 100.7 FM conducted an interview with METALLICA frontman James Hetfield before the band's October 15 performance at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below (courtesy of MaximumThreshold.net).
Over the past month, there's been talk about a massive tour featuring metal's "Big Four" — METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX. But now METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett says the outing won't see the light of day. Kirk said in a recent radio interview, "That tour is not gonna happen. I've been hearing that, we've all been hearing that for awhile. I get asked about it regularly. And as far as a tour going on, it's not gonna happen." When asked why, Hammett said, "Conflicting schedules, conflicting personalities, a lot of conflicting things. It's a good idea though. And, personally, I can see the significance of playing a tour like that, but... it's not gonna happen."
There have been conflicting reports about whether the tour would ever take off, with band members saying they'd like to see the tour happen, but aren't sure that it would actually get off the ground.
METALLICA has launched an iPhone application that "creates a streaming interface to your LiveMetallica account," meaning that any live show fans have downloaded from the site will automatically stream to their iPhones once they launch the app, which costs 99 cents. Fans just have to purchase the app at the iPhone store and log onto their account at LiveMetallica.com to access every gig they've downloaded, as well as a free stream of the band's latest concert. More developments and features are also on the way.
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