The pandemic is having an impact all around the world, It’s given musicians a chance to give touring a break and to work on new music from home. Mostly from their large homes. There’s been some talk by Lars Ulrich that Metallica might work on a new album during quarantine. As seen in his chat with Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff.
Lars has used this time to look into new technologies that would help in recording an album remotely. Lars said “The people that make the software and all the stuff that we use to record are sitting right now trying to figure out how Lars and James and Kirk and Rob can make a Metallica record from four different locations in four different states. That’s obviously something that we’re very excited about,”
Lars was asked if his comment meant Metallica would be recording an album in quarantine, Lars responded “A lot of that will do with how long the stay at home orders are in place and a lot of that will have to do with if there’s a second wave of the virus. Who knows what our world will look like six months from now?” said Ulrich. “But obviously, the one thing you can depend on from creative people, for better or worse, is that they can’t sit still for very long and I can tell you that one these weekly Metallica Zoom sessions we are talking about how we can just be a band again.”
In regards to Metallica’s plans for the year Lars added “I think for people like myself, for people in the band, for people in our organisation, we can get very comfortable with knowing everything that’s in front of us,” he continued. “I could pretty much walk you through what the rest of my 2020 looked like, I could start walking you through what my 2021 looked like. We planned everything years ahead. We know where we’re gonna be — our calendars and our iPhones are full of all these appointments and all these places we have to travel and so on. And I think it’s a great lesson for people like ourselves who like to steer and be on top and control every element of our existence that, all of a sudden, we are sitting here now for the first time in memory not knowing what does the rest of 2020 look like.
Lars had some optimism for the future of Metallica “I can tell you that all four of us are really excited about what that could look like. Will there be a Metallica quarantine record? I can’t tell you because I can’t tell you how long the quarantine will last, but if you and I and the rest of the world are still sitting here six months or a year from now, I can say there’s a very good chance.”
During the twitter chat with Marc Benioff, Lars made a joke that one day he might be too old to tour and discussed using a way the audience can see the band from their own homes. “Obviously, in a strange way, be careful what you wish for,” He said.
Watch the video with Lars Ulrich and Marc Benioff below