Metallica is on a roll with the release of their newest album, 72 Seasons, coming later this month. They’re embarking on a World Tour and headlining the first-ever Power Trip festival alongside Iron Maiden, Guns N’ Roses, Tool, AC/DC, and Ozzy Osbourne. Now, they’re also bringing back an exclusive SiriusXM channel, Mandatory Metallica. The channel kicked off yesterday and will run through May 3rd on channel 105 and on the SXM app.
In a new promo clip from the station, drummer Lars Ulrich talked about some of his favorite songs to play live.
“I have a few favorites from where I’m sitting. ‘Sad But True’ is a particular favorite of mine. I love the feel of that song and the kind of the stomp and the size of it. You know, it’s a song for me that I play pretty much different every [time]. There’s some of the songs that are really rigid and some of the other songs that are a little more freeform. ‘Sad But True’ falls kind of on the far end of the freeform scale; every night [I] play sort of different drum fills and push, pull, all that stuff. So that one I love playing. I love playing ‘Welcome Home (Sanitarium)’, which also subscribes a little bit to the same kind of [approach]; I don’t think I ever play it the same way twice. So those are fun. Those are the first two that come to mind.”
He went on to talk about what Metallica means to him in the interview with SiriusXM.
“To me, the best part of it is just one of the main parts of the METALLICA experience, which is the community and the collective experience and just sharing. I listened to most of my music in my early years by myself. But then you started hanging with your buddies and just sharing those musical experiences. And the reason I wanted to be in a band was to play music and share music with other like-minded people like myself. So being in a band, being out there and playing and playing shows, it’s all about that communal experience, trying to break down that barricade, that physical barricade between the band and the audience and just trying to make us all one. And so in METALLICA, that’s one of our M.O.s, is just to try to figure out how to sort of get everybody together and share.”
Here are the broadcast schedules for the rest of the interview and some chats with James Hetfield and Robert Trujillo
Lars Ulrich interview (hosted by Shannon Gunz):
Tuesday, April 4 @ 5 p.m. EDT / 2 p.m. PDT
Wednesday, April 5 @ 12 p.m. EDT /9 a.m. PDT
Thursday, April 6 @ 8 p.m. EDT /5 p.m. PDT
Friday, April 7 @ 2 p.m. EDT /11 a.m. PDT
James Hetfield first “72 Seasons” guest DJ s p.m. EDT cial:
Friday, April 7 @ 12 p.m. EDT / 9 a.m. PDT
Saturday, April 8 @ 6 p.m. EDT /3 p.m. PDT
Sunday, April 9 @ 3 p.m. EDT /12 p.m. PDT
Monday, April 10 @ 9 a.m. EDT /6 a.m. PDT
Tuesday, April 11 @ 6 p.m. EDT /3 p.m. PDT
Wednesday, April 12 @ 9 p.m. EDT /6 p.m. PDT
Thursday, April 13 @ 12 p.m. EDT /9 a.m. PDT
METALLICA“72 Seasons” track-by-track special hosted by James Hetfield and Robert Trujillo:
Friday, April 14 @ 7 a.m. EDT /4 a.m. PDT, 1 p.m. EDT /10 a.m. PDT, 9 p.m. EDT /6 p.m. PDT
Saturday, April 15 @ 4 p.m. EDT /1 p.m. PDT, 11 p.m. EDT /8 p.m. PDT
Sunday, April 16 @ 10 a.m. EDT /7 a.m. PDT, 6 p.m. EDT /3 p.m. PDT
Robert Trujillo first “72 Seasons” guest DJ special:
Friday, April 21 @ 12 p.m. EDT /9 a.m. PDT
Saturday, April 22 @ 6 p.m. EDT /3 p.m. PDT
Sunday, April 23 @ 3 p.m. EDT /12 p.m. PDT
Monday, April 24 @ 9 a.m. EDT /6 a.m. PDT
Tuesday, April 25 @ 6 p.m. EDT /3 p.m. PDT
Wednesday, April 26 @ 9 p.m. EDT /6 p.m. PDT
Thursday, April 27 @ 12 p.m. EDT /9 a.m. PDT
72 Seasons releases on April 14th.
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