Following the legendary band broadcasting a show to hundreds of fans at a drive-in, Metallica rocker Robert Trujillo has revealed the group are hoping to do “another performance or two”.
Speaking to The Oakland Press, Trujillo said the band are looking forward to doing more performances following their show that displayed at outdoor theatres across the U.S. and Canada, as part of the Encore Drive-In Nights series.
“Obviously these are crazy times, and it takes a lot to take that first step, and I feel like we’ve done that,” Trujillo began.
“We have some ideas about how we want to pursue making music together. We’re going to put something together and it’s going to be exciting musically, and maybe there’ll be another performance or two — not exactly sure when or how or what, but there are things in the works.”
He continued, “We’ll get through this stuff now and start figuring out what’s our next step towards creativity. [The possibilities] go on and on and on. That’s kind of where we’re at.”
As for that drive-in show, Trujillo stated, “[That] really brought us together. And It was a huge step forward to actually be together in person. Obviously playing without a crowd was a bit strange ’cause we’re spoiled with great crowds.”
He added, “We literally played to crickets. You could hear crickets in-between songs, so this was for the wildlife, you know.”
Recently, frontman James Hetfield revealed that Metallica have also been busy penning songs for their next album, saying they had “tons of material”.
Guitarist Kirk Hammett also stated in an interview with Uproxx that he had “over 600 ideas” compiled in the last three to four years.
“It’s taken me a couple of months to go through it all. But they’ve been sent into the big musical idea bank, and we’re starting to talk about going through all that stuff, and exchanging ideas, and just starting to get the ball rolling towards creating some new material.”