Metallica Terrible Paycheck For Bad Show Revealed


Metallica played a show on May 25, 1982 in Costa Mesa, CA, with attendance of 200 to 40 that Lars Ulrich called awful in a tour diary. He has also now revealed that the band were paid $0 for the performance.

Metallica have also uploaded a new video of James Hetfield rocking out and singing along in his car to Motorhead’s song “Ace Of Spades.” The band wrote in an accompanying message: “Happy Memorial Weekend!!!”

Lemmy Kilmister died in December 2015, and Metallica honored him on 2016’s Hardwired… To Self-Destruct.

“[It’s] a song called ‘Murder One’, which was the name of [Lemmy’s] amplifier, his favorite amp on stage,” Hetfield told 95.5 KLOS. “And I loved being murdered every night by that thing, man. He was just such an icon, such an inspiration to us as a band. There’s certainly no way we’d be around if there was no MOTÖRHEAD. And, you know, to see your idol, your immortal one, actually be mortal, it hit us pretty hard. So I felt, lyrically, it makes sense to acknowledge him and how much he’s meant in our lives.”

Hetfield told SiriusXM, “Motorhead had a lot to do with Metallica sitting here right now. But just Lemmy as an entity, as kind of a father figure, he helped us a lot. He was unafraid. And he was a character. And he was himself. And we all respected that so much. He did his own thing to the last breath. No matter who you are, how could you not be inspired by that?”

Metallica have also uploaded professionally shot video of “The God That Failed” from May 3rd at Valdebebas in Madrid, Spain.