(Classic Rock) Drummer Lars Ulrich says Metallica's forthcoming 3D movie project could be regarded as their answer to Led Zeppelin's The Song Remains The Same.
Zep's 1976 film The Song Remains The Same, a companion to the live album of the same name, is based on performance footage from New York's Madison Square Garden. But it also features several out-of-concert "fantasy sequences" for each of the band members, as well as for manager Peter Grant and tour manager Richard Cole. "There are similarities [to The Song Remains The Same]," Ulrich reveals in the latest issue of Classic Rock.
"There are four members in Led Zeppelin, four members in Metallica, it's a full-length movie, and there's a lot in this film that does not take place onstage.
"The major difference is that the stuff that takes place offstage in the Metallica movie does not feature any members of Metallica. It's two separate worlds – a Metallica show and a story that unfolds in a parallel universe – and at some point they intertwine." More from Lars here.