SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor travelled to San Rafael, California on Friday, November 11 to conduct an in-person interview with the four members of METALLICA. The chat, which was taped at METALLICA's headquarters, will be part of a 90-minute special about the band's new album, "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct", that will air on select radio stations around the country beginning this Friday, November 18.
Taylor recently singled out METALLICA's "Master Of Puppets" as "the greatest modern heavy metal album ever made." He said: "The first time I heard 'Master Of Puppets', it honestly changed my life.
"'Master Of Puppets', to me, is the greatest modern heavy metal album ever made. Pound for pound, songwise, musically, sonically, production — it's just fantastic.
"I know dudes who will fight me over that stuff because we're so nerdy on it. But to me, that is the template for every great heavy metal album."
STONE SOUR's version of METALLICA's "Creeping Death" was featured on the former band's "Meanwhile In Burbank…", a five-song covers EP which was released in 2015.
"Hardwired... To Self-Destruct" will be released on Friday, November 18. The effort contains a dozen songs and nearly 80 minutes of music spread out over two discs.
Instead of a previously announced bonus disc of demos, the deluxe edition of the album will now feature a number of cover tunes that the band has recorded over the past few years, including a medley of Ronnie James Dio songs, IRON MAIDEN's "Remember Tomorrow" and DEEP PURPLE's "When A Blind Man Cries".
The deluxe version will also feature a live set recorded at Rasputin's in Berkeley, California on Record Store Day 2016 and a concert version of the song "Hardwired" recorded at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.