A fan was photographed at a recent Metallica show watching The Office on his phone. A fan commented on Reddit, “Creepy to take pics of strangers like this… unless they knew him.”
Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo told The Music podcast that Metallica has already begun “jamming” on new material on tour.
“We have a zone we call ‘The Tuning Room’ which is a space where we can jam and warm up before the show. We’re always in there coming up with ideas and you may get a few seconds of an idea but everything is recorded, always. And then of course at home, everyone has got ideas.
“‘Death Magnetic’ was, for the most part, a collaborative effort. ‘Hardwired’ was more central to James [Hetfield’s] specific ideas and was also taking the spirit of what we had done on the previous record.
“I’m excited about the next record because I believe it will also be a culmination of the two records and another journey. There’s no shortage of original ideas, that’s the beauty of being in this band.”
He added, “[The next album] will come a lot sooner than the previous two did… this time around I think we’ll be able to jump on it a lot quicker and jump in the studio and start working.
“We’ve all vowed to get this one going sooner than later. Now, how soon? I don’t know. We’ve been touring non-stop. It’s been over two years now. At some point, sure, we’ll need to take a little bit of a break. It’s sort of the right thing for us to do because we’ve been going so hard.”