Metallica Not Planning Full Album Set At Orion Festival

(hennemusic) Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich shares some insight into this year's Orion Music + More Festival, including which acts he's looking forward to seeing and what fans won't be seeing from Metallica.

"I saw the Chili Peppers in San Francisco about six months ago," says Lars. "They're on a f**king roll at the moment. They're better than they've ever been. I was completely blown away for two hours. We did a run with the Deftones in 2003 on our Summer Sanitarium Tour, which was really cool. Those guys are always good. Dropkick Murphys, those guys are so much fun and have so much energy. [Laughs] There's such a positive vibe in what they do. Bringing in the 2013 incarnation of Black Flag, minus the "Black," is obviously going to be pretty fun.

"My 14-year-old has turned me on to Japandroids, and I've heard some of their stuff, which is pretty amazing. I've become kind of a late fan of Fu Manchu. My girl actually turned me on to them a little while ago, so I'm a brand new fan of theirs. I'm glad that they're with us. You know, [proto-punk band] Death. [Laughs] We'll have Death come out and do their thing in Detroit again! And the Dillinger Escape boys. Lots of different stuff."

Ulrich was asked if the band would be playing any of their classic albums at Orion 2013. "If I was a betting man, which I'm not, I would probably not put too much money on that," he said. "I think you've got to be careful that it doesn't become something that people expect from you every year, especially when you only put records out every five years like we do. We'll run out of records to play at some point pretty quick." He elaborates further.

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