Even Metallica Star Surprised By 'Stealth' Hardwired Release


(Classic Rock) Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo has revealed how the "stealth" release of latest track Hardwired took him by surprise. The lead number from 10th album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct was launched just two days after they'd shot the video that accompanies it.

It was the last song to be completed for the follow-up to 2008's Death Magnetic, and the band went on to perform it live just five days after they'd played it together in rehearsals for the first time.

Trujillo tells WJRR: "It was a bit stealth. I didn't know when Hardwired was going to come out officially. It was a surprise to me - that's how it is sometimes, even with the band members.

"We'd done the video on a Tuesday in a basketball gym around the corner from our studio. I remember sitting in a lounge on the Wednesday asking, 'When's this video going to be reelased?' Usually it would take a few weeks.

"'Thursday!' 'Okay…' That's something that wouldn't have happened even a couple of years ago. You deliver quick - but at the same time, it took as a long time to make this record." Read more here.

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