Are Fans Ready To Hear Robert Trujillo Sing In Metallica?
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Metallica fans get ready to hear Robert Trujillo’s vocals!
On the band’s latest album 72 Seasons, the bassist can be heard on his first “official semi-solo vocal” on the song “You Must Burn!”
In an interview with Metal Hammer magazine, he said:
“I’m always there for what the band need! I was expecting to just do gang vocal-type things, adding a bit of texture and presence to the recording, but I didn’t realize I’d get a semi-solo moment!
“I always do my best whatever I’m asked to though, man, and these are the moments you can cherish.”
Last year, Metallica kicked off their M72 world tour which saw the band play two shows at every stop with a different setlist every night. Trujillo admitted that “Enter Sandman” was “really challenging” to pull off how they wanted to, but they were satisfied with the outcome. He shared:
“Taking that record out on the road with this enormous stage and basically docking in each city was really challenging but I think we found our stride with it. You need to figure out how to work out different terrains, especially given how big the stage is and how huge the Snake Pit is. It was like, ‘How do we connect with our fans the way we want to?’ Thankfully, we still did.”
He also shared that he and his bandmate Kirk Hammett had fun composing a song and doing it at each venue on the tour. He added:
“Kirk and I would have these moments where we’d write a song for each city -an instrumental – and oftentimes that would be just me and him rehearsing in a vehicle on the way to a venue, coming up with a two-minute song that we put together. It could be punk-influenced, funk, speed metal… There’s a lot of cool little gems that’ve contributed to this live show.”