Metallica Release Live One and Orion Videos
The band will launch a European summer tour in Helsinki, Finland on May 28. In other Metallica news, guitarist James Hetfield's scratch-built car, Black Pearl, recently won Goodguys' 2014 Mother's Custom Of The Year award during the Goodguys 32nd annual All American Get-Together, which was held March 29-30 in Pleasanton, California.
Black Pearl features a sculpted, handmade aluminum body inspired by the tear drop contours and seamless body transitions of coach built European and American cars of the 1930s; it rests on a custom built chassis which utilizes the outer frame rails of a 1948 Jaguar.
Southern California's Marcel and Luc De Lay, two of the top coach builders in the world, handled the chores of forming, shaping and building the body. "As an artist myself, I see the passion, dedication and perfectionism it takes to be good at your craft," says Hetfield of the De Lay's work. "I am humbled by their gift of metal sculpting. The fact that they started with a 8×10 drawing and ended up with a complete car is a testament to the ability of the human mind and hands. It still blows people's minds when they ask what body we started with and we say 'steel sheets.'" Watch the video here.
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