METALLICA Drummer Interviewed At 'Orion Music + More' (Video)
July 7, 2012
Stash of the 98 Rock radio station in Baltimore, Maryland conducted an interview with METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich at METALLICA's two-day festival Orion Music + More, which took place on June 23-24 at the popular Atlantic City, New Jersey concert venue Bader Feld. You can now watch the chat below.
METALLICA headlined both nights of Orion Music + More and played "Ride The Lightning" in its entirety the first night and "The Black Album" in its entirety the second.
A 58-minute recap of some of the second day's events, including METALLICA's performances of the songs "Hit The Lights" and "Master Of Puppets", can be seen below.
The band's setlist for the June 23 concert was as follows:
01. Hit The Lights 02. Master Of Puppets 03. The Four Horsemen 04. Sad But True 05. Hell And Back 06. The Call Of Ktulu 07. Creeping Death 08. Escape 09. Trapped Under Ice 10. Fade To Black 11. For Whom The Bell Tolls 12. Ride The Lightning 13. Fight Fire With Fire 14. Nothing Else Matters 15. Enter Sandman
16. Battery 17. One 18. Seek & Destroy
The band's setlist for the June 24 concert was as follows:
01. Hit The Lights 02. Master Of Puppets 03. Fuel 04. For Whom The Bell Tolls 05. The Shortest Straw 06. The Struggle Within 07. My Friend Of Misery 08. The God That Failed 09. Of Wolf & Man 10. Nothing Else Matters 11. Through The Never 12. Don't Tread On Me 13. Wherever I May Roam 14. The Unforgiven 15. Holier Than Thou 16. Sad But True 17. Enter Sandman
18. Blackened 19. One 20. Seek & Destroy
In an interview with CBS Local, METALLICA lead guitarist Kirk Hammett said, "I know 'Ride The Lightning' forwards and backwards. It's not like 'The Black Album,' where there are three or four songs that we rarely play. Over the course of the years, we've played most of 'Ride The Lightning', except for one song we've never done, 'Escape'. It was pretty easy [to re-learn those songs]. We put way more time into learning 'The Black Album' than 'Ride The Lightning'."
Orion Music + More featured multiple live music stages plus a lifestyle element that reflects each of METALLICA's bandmembers' many personal interests.
When asked why METALLICA would want to do their own festival, guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield said in a recent interview, "First of all, because we can. Why wouldn't you? We're just trying to bring a little more of a mix to what is going on. . . . I think the Europeans are able to look at a festival more as an event than 'my favorite band is playing.' We're not necessarily trying to reproduce that in the States, but we'd like to bring a little taste of that here."
Regarding the significance of the "Ride The Lightning" and "Metallica" albums, Hetfield said, "'Ride The Lightning' started to splinter us off from your SLAYERs and other thrash bands. A song called 'Fade To Black' was an instant thorn in the side of the metal community. It was the first veering off the studded path. [The Black Album] became the album, I guess, that people needed to have. It's a gateway for people to get into METALLICA."