METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Talks 'Old-School Russian Film Footage'

A six-minute video clip of METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett talking about "cool, old-school Russian film footage" has been posted on Metallica TV, METALLICA's official YouTube channel. Watch it below.

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich hinted to that the band's next album could well come out through the Internet. Ulrich explained, "We're free of our record contract. We have that element of complete freedom with the next record, so we can do whatever we want." Ulrich added that the band "could do an Internet thing" or issue a new disc independently. Ulrich's words are ironic since METALLICA famously sued the original Napster several years ago for making the band's music available online without its permission.

As for when we are likely to see a follow-up to this year's "Death Magnetic", which came five years after 2003's "St. Anger", Ulrich told The Pulse of Radio he doesn't see the band picking up the pace. "I wouldn't hold my breath," he said. "I mean, I'd love to put records out more often, but I mean, it doesn't get any easier as you get older, and I don't want to miss my kids growing up. In 10 years from now when my kids are in college, maybe we'll spit a record out a year. But right now, I don't know what's gonna give in between touring and having some chill time with the family and how long it takes to, you know, make these records."

METALLICA will wrap up the current leg of its North American tour on December 20 in Oakland.


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