Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Feeds

Hetfield Explains How Metallica Movie Went From Dream To Reality

10/01/2013
.
(Radio.com) As the band unveiled their 3D film, Metallica Through The Never, this week, the Bay Area foursome have taken to all forms of media to give their newest endeavor one final publicity push. In a new interview with Kevin & Bean on KROQ Los Angeles (a Radio.com station), singer James Hetfield recounted how the film went from dream to reality.

"We've had this idea in our minds for years and years and IMAX came to us over 10 years ago saying, 'We'd love to capture the intensity of the Metallica show with the energy that your fans create,'" he said. "[This was] back when they were doing the National Geographic-style climbing Everest and things like that it didn't work out for some reason."

Eventually the two camps would meet and hatch a new idea: "Basically they married up and eventually we funded it ourselves and went out there and made this amazing stage, like the Swiss Army Knife of stages that has every prop from every single tour that we've done from the crosses to the coffins to the destruction scene and it is certainly the most dangerous stage ever built. There was plenty of places to get caught up, electrified, burnt, statues crumbling… But capturing it on 3D and in IMAX and the sound is incredible. It's a bombarding of your senses."

"So, this is like seeing every Metallica tour all at the same time," Bean asked. "Pretty much," Hetfield responded. "For all those that didn't get to see Kill 'Em All, Master of Puppets, we have all those props and there's a story line to give it longer legs so it's just not a concert footage film. There's a lot of metaphors in this movie that will challenge the mind."

"We're super proud of this thing and it has been a labor of love. It's like releasing your baby into the world."

In addition to their movie's premiere this week, the group found themselves performing, of all places, on the field at Yankee Stadium as part of a very special ceremony. Having hosted several San Francisco Giants games, Metallica are known baseball fans. more on this story

Radio.com is an official news provider for antiMusic.com.
Copyright Radio.com/CBS Local - Excerpted here with permission.

Metallica Tour Dates/Tickets

Metallica CDs, DVDs and MP3s

Metallica T-shirts and Posters

Metallica CDs, vinyl and rarities


Share this article


.


...end


advertisement


advertisement

.
News Reports
.
• Day in Rock:
David Lee Roth Injured During Van Halen's Kimmel Concert- Rolling Stones North America Tour Details Revealed- Scott Weiland Bandmate Jeremy Brown Dies- more

• Day in Pop: Norman Greenbaum Critically Injured in Fatal Accident- One Direction's Tomlinson In Twitter Feud With Naughty Boy- Diplo and Robert Plant Collaboration Coming?- Ariana Grande- more

• Megadeth Confirm Lamb Of God's Chris Adler On New Album- Gene Simmons Teams With WWE To Make Horror Movies- The Who May Make New Album- Sevendust Album- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock

advertisement
.
 
Reviews
.

• Michael Ubaldini Interview

• Root 66: Cameron Mitchell- Stacy Jones- Greg Shirley

• Album of the Week: Motley Crue's Shout At The Devil

• RockPile: Subversion- Jimmy Barnes- Danko Jones

• Mekong Delta - In A Mirror Darkly

• Road Trip: Savannah Stopover Music Festival Rocks on 5th Anniversary

• Saxon - The Saxon Chronicles

• Obqsequiae - Suspended in the Brume of Eos

• Voices - London

• On The Record: On the Record: Matthew Ryan's Boxers

• Downfall of Gaia - Aeon Unveils the Thrones of Decay

• RockPile: Damn Vandals- The Shams- BP Fallon

• Iron and Wine - Archive Series Volume No. 1

• Rigor Mortis - Slaves to the Grave

• Butch Walker - Afraid of Ghosts (Album of the Year)

• Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal Interview


. .
.
Today's Rock News
.

• David Lee Roth Injured During Van Halen's Kimmel Concert

• Rolling Stones North America Tour Details Revealed

• Scott Weiland Bandmate Jeremy Brown Dies

• Aerosmith Expand Blue Army Summer Tour

• Slash Releasing Roxy Concert As Live Album Plus DVD and Blu-Ray

• Chris Adler Thought Megadeth Offer Was A Prank

• Steven Adler Announces First Tour In Over Two Years

• The Compulsions Announce Album Release Shows

• The Treatment Parts Ways With Singer Matt Jones

• AC/DC Reveal Behind The Scenes Footage For 'Rock The Blues Away'

• The Smashing Pumpkins Release New Video, Announce TV Appearances

• Iron Maiden's Paul Di'Anno Years Focus Of New Book

• Tremonti Reveal Wolfgang Van Halen's Tour Replacement

• Sammy Hagar And The Circle Reveal Performance Of Van Halen Classic

• The Who's Roger Daltrey Still Up To Rocking At 71

• Red Dragon Cartel Lose Another Member

• Overkill Releasing Box Set Via New Nuclear Blast Deal

• Police Guitarist Andy Summers Recalls Jimi Hendrix Jam

• Tigertailz Singer Jules Millis Leaves Band

• Teen Metal Band Unlocking The Truth Reveal Label Struggle Details

• Exodus' Chuck Billy Explains How Steve Souza Reunion Happened

• Black State Highway Release 'Trouble' Video

• Arjen Lucasseen Overcoming Stage Fright For The Gentle Storm

• Filter's Richard Patrick Creating 'New Industrial' Sound For New Album

• Anekdoten Streaming New Song 'Get Out Alive'

• Singled Out: Broadside's Coffee Talk





Subscribe to Day in Rock Report by Email

.
.
Today's Pop News
.

• Norman Greenbaum Critically Injured in Fatal Accident

• One Direction's Tomlinson In Twitter Feud With Naughty Boy

• Diplo and Robert Plant Collaboration Coming?

• Ariana Grande Extends Honeymoon Tour

• Jon Stewart's 'The Daily Show' Replacement Revealed

• Eric Church, Kacey Musgraves Lead Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic

• Fifth Harmony Release 'Worth It' Video

• Christina Aguilera, Brooks & Dunn, Nick Jonas Added to ACM Awards

• Martin Garrix Debuts 'Rewind Repeat It' Featuring Ed Sheeran

• Deadmau5 Vs Krewella Over Ultra Appearance

• Karrueche Tran Talks Rocky Relationship with Chris Brown

• Singled Out: Mercies' Deep Sleeper

More News

.
 
anti Worthy Links
.
• AudioNationRadio.com • Rock Show Radio (4 streaming stations) • The Screen Door • A Journal of Musical Things • Lloyd Zeffler blog • Demolish Mag • Nightwatcher's House of Rock • CJ Chilvers • Deja Voodoo • The 1st Five • thecopycat.biz • Hard Rock Memorabilia • Day in Rock @twitter

.
  .
.

Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!
Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!



 

Tell a Friend about this page - Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2015 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved. antiMusic works on a free link policy for reprinting of our original articles, click here for details. Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.