It seems a planned 3D film isn't enough for the incredibly busy members of Metallica. Bassist Robert Trujillo recently told USA Today that he's funding a biopic about the late bass legend Jaco Pastorius.
This month, Metallica are hosting their own festival, the Orion Music + More weekend, which takes place June 23 and 24 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. After that, they'll tour Mexico, where they'll unveil a new 140-by-50-foot stage featuring visual elements spanning their 30-year career.
Yesterday, Metallica kicked off their summer European tour at Synot Tip Arena in Prague, Czech Republic, a tour which will see them play their self-titled 1991 album — best known as The Black Album — in its entirety.
When Metallica said in their press conference announcing their Orion Music + More festival that the band members would be infusing their personalities and interests into the event, you just knew that between Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo, surfing would be involved somehow.