In a model new interview with Lauren “Lern” Elwell of the 105.7 The Level radio station, bassist Robert Trujillo spoke about his typical pre-concert routine to arrange him for the high-energy depth of a METALLICA efficiency. He stated (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “So, earlier than we take the stage, all of us have our routine. And it does positively embody stretching. Kirk [Hammett, METALLICA guitarist] is an avid yoga man; that is what he does daily. James [Hetfield, METALLICA frontman] will get the PT [physical therapy] work performed. I do a little bit of PT, however I additionally wish to go to the fitness center, even earlier than I come to the venue and do some — properly, type of gentle coaching. Lots of it is extra type of geared in direction of motion, type of rolling round on the ground, doing varied drills and stuff like that. It sounds fairly bizarre and unusual, but it surely truly works very well for the kind of efficiency we do. Lars [Ulrich, METALLICA drummer] has an entire deal that takes actually like 75 minutes or one thing, and he has to stay to that. He is type of wired that approach, the place it is sure issues — a little bit of a creature of behavior, and that is the best way it’s. So all of us have our routines that we do, and it simply works for us.
“To be on this enterprise this lengthy and to carry out for 2 hours, doing what we do, particularly on this stage [during the ‘M72’ tour] — I do not know if you happen to’ve seen it, but it surely’s loopy, it is a beast,” he continued. “It is concerned. There’s lots of cardio concerned, all this sort of stuff. You get to navigate the terrain after some time. It is a type of issues that simply comes with time, particularly on this stage. So, you principally cater to the wants of the efficiency and the place you are at with your self and the transitions and the way you eat and life. Issues like Jack Daniel’s and tequila photographs and all that type of stuff until 5 within the morning, possibly not a lot.”
Final month, Ulrich instructed METALLICA‘s fan-club journal So What! that he has “made some fairly aware modifications” in his food regimen lately. “I principally do not drink anymore,” he defined. “I drank, I do not know, most likely a handful of instances this 12 months. I can inform you I have never had a drink since April. There isn’t any cosmic motive apart from I wish to get pleasure from not consuming. I had a pair glasses of champagne in April. It tasted like sugar water, and I did not actually benefit from the style of it. So, I’ve made critical modifications to my food regimen. I principally do not drink. I principally do not do sugar. I do not eat dessert anymore, and I do not eat junk meals. I used to permit myself [things], like, ‘It is okay. I am going, going, going, going, and now I can have a pizza. I am going, going, going, and now I can eat this loopy dessert. I am going, going, going and now I can enable myself a cheat day,’ as they’re referred to as. I do not do any of that anymore. I do not actually get pleasure from it, to be sincere with you. I do not wish to be disrespectful to pizza, however the concept of consuming a slice of pizza simply does not do something for me. So, I eat the identical ‘mushy’ stuff daily, and I really feel very, very blissful doing it.”
The “M72” tour contains a daring new in-the-round stage design that relocates the famed METALLICA Snake Pit to middle stage.
METALLICA is visiting a complete of twenty-two totally different cities world wide and enjoying two nights in every metropolis.
Opening acts embody FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, ICE NINE KILLS, MAMMOTH WVH, PANTERA, ARCHITECTS, GRETA VAN FLEET and VOLBEAT.
METALLICA guarantees followers who buy a two-day ticket that they will not see the identical tune twice for a complete of over 30 songs spanning the band’s 40-plus-year profession.