India's NDTV conducted an interview with the four members of METALLICA earlier today (Friday, October 28), just hours before the band's concert in Gurgaonwas canceled due to safety concerns. You can now watch the chat below.
According to a statement posted on METALLICA's official web site, the band, along with DNA, the promoters of tonight's show, determined that there was a failure of a security barricade in front of the stage that could not be adequately repaired, resulting in the concert cancelation.
METALLICA made its first-ever live appearance in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday night (October 25), performing at Yas Arena in Abu Dhabi, capital of the UAE. The band's bassist, Robert Trujillo, told GulfNews.com that no one in the band has ever been to the UAE before, saying, "This is where it turns into a gig, adventure and holiday we have been very busy, so for us to go to a place like the UAE, it becomes an adventure. And it makes it all that much more exciting because we get to perform. It's something different, and we love to explore."
Trujillo was also asked about the band's plans to record its next official album, to which he replied, "We've been busy writing and recording. We've got a couple of new songs we have been working on the past couple of weeks . . . We've been in the studio with (producer) Rick Rubin, working on a couple of things, and we're going to be recording during the most of next year. We've got a lot of work ahead of us. But the great thing is that we have sort of already jumped off the launch pad and we're swimming."
METALLICA flew to the UAE from New York, where the band attended a listening party for its joint album with Lou Reed, called "Lulu", which arrives next Tuesday (November 1).
The group's last collection of all-new studio material was 2008's "Death Magnetic".
The band will play four gigs to celebrate its 30th anniversary at San Francisco's legendary Fillmore in early December.