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Even Metallica Star Surprised By 'Stealth' Hardwired Release

09/21/2016
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(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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Copyright Classic Rock Magazine- Excerpted here with permission.

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