METALLICA BASSIST SAYS BAND IS ‘BLUEPRINTING’ SONGS FOR NEW ALBUM
Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo told Rock Cellar magazine in a new interview that the band is “blueprinting” the songs for its new album at the moment, saying, “There are a lot of ideas, a lot of song bodies; you gotta go through the process. For me personally, I’m really excited about what we’ve been able to jam out.” Trujillo added, “I don’t like to make predictions, but I’d like to think — at least for me — that I’m really happy with what’s happening instrumentally.”
Trujillo said that the band is enjoying the writing process this time around, “We’re having a really amazing time. It’s fun, it’s a lot of hard work, it’s like you’re looking at that mountain of ideas and you’re like, ‘Okay, it’s time to climb this beast and do what we’ve got to do.’ I’d say we’ve pretty much exhausted our touring cycles, so we’re really, really excited about nurturing the songs and bringing them to life and that’s where we’re at right now.”
Metallica’s new studio album, its 10th, will follow up 2008’s Death Magnetic.
- Trujillo himself has been working on a documentary about legendary bassist Jaco Pastorius, and recently launched a crowdfunding campaign to secure the funds necessary to complete the project.