Metallica claims to have more than enough music ready to be recorded — and says there’s no sign of the band slowing down. Blabbermouth reported that before kickoff to July 22nd’s San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers game, Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett spoke to Giants broadcaster at George Kontos and shed light on Metallica at 40.

Trujillo spoke about the band’s creative head space while entering into sessions for its first album since 2016’s Hardwired… to Self-Destruct: “Y’know, what’s insane about all this is that there’s no shortage of musical ideas and riffs and grooves and bass lines. A lot of times when bands have been around that long, there is a shortage — people run out of ideas — and we have the opposite problem, we’ve got too many ideas. So it’s a good problem to have.”

Kirk Hammett admitted that the concept of Metallica existing for 40 years is still tough to believe: “Man, it’s crazy when I think about four decades. ‘Cause I swear to God, it seems like just yesterday that we were on a tour bus somewhere in the middle of America, just trying to keep up with everything. 40 years passed so quickly. It’s amazing. What’s truly amazing now is the fact that I still feel like we haven’t really peaked, we’re still real hungry, we still wanna make music, we still care about music, we still care about each other. I don’t see any signs of us slowing down, man, ’cause we have stuff that we wanna do.”

  • UPDATED: Metallica North America tour dates (subject to change):
    September 24, 26 – Louisville – KY – Louder Than Life at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center
    October 8, 10 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock at Discovery Park
    November 4 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
    November 6 – Atlanta, GA – ATLive at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
    November 12, 14 – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville at the Daytona International Speedway
    December 17, 19 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center


  • Coming on September 10th is the massive Metallica “Deluxe Box Set” that includes 14 CD’s, six LP’s, and six DVD’s among much more.
  • Featuring over 24 hours of content, the new set includes the original “Black Album” remastered on 180-gram vinyl & CD, the “Sad But True” picture disc, a Live At Wembley EP, the Live In Moscow double-LP, two interview CD’s, five CD’s of demos and rough mixes, six live CD’s, and six live and behind the scenes DVD’s.
  • The collection runs just under $240.

CHECK IT OUT: Lars Ulrich recalling how Metallica started: