Metallica’s James Hetfield was a guest on the “The Fierce Life” podcast and revealed that the band has 10 songs written for a new album. The band latest effort, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, was released back in 2016, which was 8 years between records. Hopefully, we won’t have to wait that long for their follow-up effort. The frontman talks about how the band used Zoom to write with other members and how his producer ran his computer from another state.
“…We started experimenting with writing on Zoom. Lars and I would get together, or Kirk and Lars, and we would get little bits of time here and there writing. It was difficult because of the delay in the sound, so we couldn’t actually play together, but we would play to a click track and watch each other play.
We had our producer, who was running my computer while I was playing. He was running my computer from L.A., and I’m in Vail [Colorado]. And then Lars had an assistant running his computer from L.A.—he’s up here in San Francisco—and we were playing together, and it was pretty bizarre.
We started writing. We got about—I don’t know—over 10 songs going that way. And then we finally got together. There’s only so much you can do on Zoom.”
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