Metallica Members Confused By Hardwire Cover

11/22/2016
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(Classic Rock) The superimposed image on the front cover of Metallica album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct still confuses the band, they've admitted. And drummer Lars Ulrich has recalled how it was inspired when he was presented with a photo at his own wedding.

He married Jessica Miller in 2015 and invited creatives Herring & Herring to shoot the event - and during the festivities he came up with the idea that would later become the main image for the band's 10th record.

In a radio special presented by Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor, Ulrich says: "I met those guys four or five years ago. When Jess and I got hitched up in the mountains, we asked them to come up.

"For a wedding present they gave us this crazy picture of the two of us superimposed on top of each other. It was this awesome thing. I showed it to James at the wedding and said, 'One day, when we do something in the future we should get these guys to do all of us on top of each other.

"They came out and shot all of us doing that crazy superimposed stuff. The images were so cool that they became the whole package - this whole campaign, for lack of a better word."

He adds: "We didn't know it was going to be that cool. But those images are really different from anything we'd done before. It feels really cool."

Bassist Robert Trujillo says: "When we were in Central America there were these big massive posters of that image. James goes, 'Look, it's your face.' I go, 'No, that's not my face.' 'Well, that's your eyebrow - wait a minute, that's Kirk's nose. That's your tooth.'" Read more here.

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