THE WEDDING BAND, the aspect undertaking of METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo, together with Mark Osegueda (DEATH ANGEL),Jon Theodore (THE MARS VOLTA, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE) and Doc Coyle (BAD WOLVES, GOD FORBID),carried out final night time (Friday, Might 27) at Jam Cellars Ballroom at Margrit Mondavi Theatre in Napa, California. The present was a part of the “BottleRock Afterdark” performances which are going down at the side of this 12 months’s METALLICA co-headlined version of the BottleRock Napa Valley music pageant, which is being held Might 27-29 on the Napa Valley Expo in Northern California.
Fan-filmed video of THE WEDDING BAND performing covers of basic songs from BLACK SABBATH, MISFITS, MOTÖRHEAD, THE CLASH, RAMONES, DEAD KENNEDYS and others in Napa might be seen under.
Again in 2019, Kirk instructed Cosmo Music about THE WEDDING BAND: “It is simply actually enjoyable jamming with these guys. It is one thing totally different. For Rob and I, it is cool, as a result of we get to indulge our love of funk and punk… I used to be listening to all kinds of loopy music within the ’70s — a whole lot of funk, R&B — so I’ve at all times had an actual appreciation of the music of that point. After I discovered that Rob did, we began enjoying our favourite songs. Funk from the ’70s is so distinctive, and it is virtually a misplaced artwork as a result of nobody is writing songs like that anymore… We received collectively and began jamming out tunes, and it sounded amazingly good, after which we began to improvise, and it sounded amazingly good… It is primarily a method for Rob and I simply to jam out. We like to jam; we love enjoying with folks; we like to play funk. It is grow to be a bit little bit of an outlet for us, nevertheless it’s nothing actually critical or something like that. We’re actually open to anybody coming and enjoying with us. I even requested the opposite guys in [METALLICA] in the event that they need to come by and jam. [We’re] at all times open — this isn’t a closed-border kind of band scenario. Anybody can are available and play, so long as they’re good… It is so leisure, however musicians want leisure music as properly. They should play stuff that they do not actually have to fret an excessive amount of about, and that we do not have an excessive amount of accountability over. It is only a mild, cool, enjoyable factor for us, and Rob and I would like that, as a result of a whole lot of occasions, we put a lot into our efficiency. There’s a lot depth, a lot using on having to execute this tune and play the shit out of it. You’ve got simply received to place a whole lot of love and care into our band’s music, and that is superb, and I like it – I am super-passionate about it — nevertheless it’s additionally enjoyable to simply go to Disneyland for some time and play some tunes which are simply enjoyable so that you can play, impressed you, make you smile, make you sweat and make you go, ‘Man, I wanted that.’ I believe everybody wants one thing like that… It is simply so enjoyable. We’re one thing that is to not be taken too severely, as a result of none of us need to take it that severely.”
In 2020, Hammett confirmed that he and his METALLICA bandmates have begun engaged on the follow-up to 2016’s “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct” album whereas in quarantine. A 12 months earlier, Hammett mentioned that he had already gathered “so much” of “kick-ass, nice” concepts for METALLICA‘s subsequent LP.
The METALLICA axeman famously misplaced his iPhone containing a whole lot of riffs in 2014. About six months later, he instructed “The Jasta Present” podcast that he “was crushed” when it occurred, however nonetheless expressed hope that it “would possibly flip up.”
Hammett shouldn’t be credited on any of the songs on “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct”.
He beforehand mentioned that dropping his cellphone was a “devastating” expertise.
Regardless of the setback, Hammett mentioned that he was happy with how “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” turned out.
“Hardwired… To Self-Destruct” debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 album chart, promoting 291,000 copies in its first week of launch.