METALLICA/JA RULE Collaboration To See Light Of Day In July

METALLICA's much-talked-about collaboration with rapper JA RULE will finally see light of day on July 16th via Dreamworks Records, according to METALLICA's official web site. The song, "We Did It Again", is part of the Swizz Beatz Presents album G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories also featuring songs with BUSTA RHYMES, LL COOL J, LIL' KIM, and EVE, among others.

Swizz Beatz explains how the unlikely pair hooked up: "I knew I wanted to do a rock 'n' roll track and I knew I wanted to get the biggest act possible to do it, but I never thought in a million years that I'd be working with METALLICA on this. They had two songs already that I really liked. I took those and combined them into one song. Then I called JA RULE and told him I needed him to be on what could be the biggest song of his career. I told him to guess who he'd be working with on it and he was naming all these people he thought it was and finally, I said, 'It's METALLICA,' and he said, 'Hell yeah!' This song is a blessing. When people hear it, they won't believe it!"

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich added that, "I've never heard anything quite like that. It sits in a different place than anything else I've heard. All this rap/rock and all these duets and people guesting. I've never heard anything that sits right where that sits and that's pretty cool."

Guitarist Kirk Hammett also had a fine old time, enthusiastically describing the final song as 'unique', whilst frontman James Hetfield said, "I think they did a great job. There were riffs I had heard before somewhere," he added, smiling, "and I think the song is really cool and different, extremely different."

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