METALLICA‘s official YouTube channel MetallicaTV has uploaded “fly-on-the-wall” footage shot by the MetOnTour reporter on March 29 at Estadio Ciudad de La Plata in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The clip, which can be seen below, includes the band warming up in the tuning room as well as “The Unforgiven” and “…And Justice For All” from the show.
As promised, the band played a nearly all-request set in Santiago, with 17 songs chosen online by fans prior to the gig and the last slot filled by the new track “Lords Of Summer”.
The band’s setlist was as follows:
02. Master Of Puppets
03. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
04. Ride The Lightning
05. The Unforgiven
06. Lords Of Summer
08. Sad But True
09. Fade To Black
10. …And Justice For All
12. For Whom The Bell Tolls
13. Creeping Death
14. Nothing Else Matters
15. Enter Sandman
16. Whiskey In The Jar
18. Seek & Destroy
Drummer Lars Ulrich told Rolling Stone that “Lords Of Summer” “is fairly representative of where our creative headspace is at right now. It’s one of those things that’s like, ‘Here, we’re writing and we’re creating.'”
Guitarist Kirk Hammett told The Pulse Of Radio that coming up with music is not a problem for the band. “We’re a band that never has a shortage of ideas,” he said. “You know, you hear about these bands that are like, oh, they’re sitting in the studio and they don’t have any songs, what are they gonna do? That’s not METALLICA. METALLICA‘s problem is the total opposite: we have too many ideas, which ones are we gonna use. And so that’s pretty much how it stands with us.”
Ulrich cautioned, however, that “Lords Of Summer” may not even end up on METALLICA‘s next album at all, or at least not in its current form. He explained, “We did the same thing when we went out and played a bunch of dates in 2006. We were writing and played two different new songs over the course of that summer, and none of them made the record (2008’s ‘Death Magnetic’).”
The Metallica By Request tour will hit Europe this summer, with a single North American date confirmed in Montreal, as the band continues working on its 10th studio album.