GIANTS ANNOUNCE 3RD ‘METALLICA NIGHT’; BASSIST LAUNCHES CROWDFUND FOR DOCUMENTARY
Metallica has revealed that the 2014 World Champion San Francisco Giants have invited the band back for the third annual Metallica Night at the Giants’ hometown ballfield, AT&T Park.
The band posted, “We’ll all be on hand Saturday, May 2, 2015 as the Giants take the field against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and as always, the night will kick off with the National Anthem and first pitch.”
The band will be on hand all evening during the game and will participate in several events throughout the night, which will also feature special giveaways and souvenirs.
A portion of the proceeds from every Metallica Night special event ticket will benefit a local charity.
In other news, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo has launched a PledgeMusic campaign to raise the last batch of funds needed to complete production on his documentary about legendary bassist Jaco Pastorius.
Trujillo has funded much of the project himself and told us why it’s important for him to get it finished, “When you take on a project like this, you know, it’s from the heart, so it is for the right reasons. This is not the next Transformers. It’s not like ‘the blockbuster.’ It’s a story that I wanted to share with as many people as possible, musicians or non-musicians. I know this story’s powerful, it needs to be told.”
Contributes to the PledgeMusic fund can purchase a variety of items for their money, including bass lessons with Trujillo, signed DVDs of the film and a replica of Pastorius’ “bass of doom.”
Trujillo will screen a nearly complete version of Jaco on December 8th at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Grammy Museum’s “Reel To Reel” program in Los Angeles.
Story Metallica photo: Ezra Shaw; Getty Images / Jaco Pastorius: Chris Hakkens; Wikimedia