Maiden Heaven, a new Iron Maiden tribute CD featuring Metallica, Trivium, Dream Theater and others, was recently included with copies of the U.K. rock magazine Kerrang!, and Kirk Hammett talked to Guitar World about Metallica’s interpretation of the Maiden classic “Remember Tomorrow.”
“We wanted to do something old school, old-school Maiden, and ‘Remember Tomorrow’ was a good song because it was a song that was a little bit closer to our style. And we were able to embellish it a little bit, we actually added some parts.
“And you know, I never really listened to Dave Murray’s guitar style—it’s a wacky guitar style,” added Hammett. “It’s unreal. I tried to learn some of those licks, I thought, Wow. That’s such a different approach. It makes me appreciate them all the more.”
Regarding Metallica’s approach to doing cover songs, Hammett had this to say:
“My attitude toward covers is, if you’re going to cover something, you might as well put your personality into it. If you’re going to cover something and do it just like the original, you might as well just listen to the original. It’s weird, because I hear other bands covering stuff and the only thing that’s different is the sound of the vocals. We like to screw around with the arrangement, take things out, put stuff in, add a guitar solo or drop a guitar solo. Totally just make it over.”
Maiden Heaven Track Listing:
- Black Tide - Prowler
- Metallica - Remember Tomorrow
- Avenged Sevenfold - Flash Of The Blade
- Glamour Of The Kill - 2 Minutes To Midnight
- Coheed and Cambria - The Trooper
- DevilDriver - Wasted Years
- Sign - Run To The Hills
- Dream Theater - To Tame A Land
- Madina Lake - Caught Somewhere In Time
- Gallows - Wrathchild
- Fightstar - Fear Of The Dark
- Machine Head - Hallowed Be Thy Name
- Trivium - Iron Maiden
- Year Long Disaster - Running Free
- Ghostlines - Brave New World
Metallica have announced September 12 as the release date for their upcoming CD, Death Magnetic.
The track listing for the album is:
"That Was Just Your Life"
"The End of The Line"
"Broken, Beat & Scarred"
"The Day That Never Comes"
"All Nightmare Long"
"The Unforgiven III"
"The Judas Kiss"
"Suicide & Redemption"
Metallica 2008/2009 Tour Dates:
10/21/2008 Glendale, AZ Jobing Arena
10/23/2008 Albuquerque, NM Tingley Coliseum
10/25/2008 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
10/26/2008 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
11/1/2008 Portland, OR Rose Quarter
11/3/2008 Salt Lake City, UT Energy Solutions Arena
11/4/2008 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
11/6/2008 Omaha, NE Qwest Center
11/8/2008 Moline, IL iWireless Center
11/9/2008 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
11/17/2008 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
11/18/2008 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
11/20/2008 Houston, TX Toyota Center
11/22/2008 Little Rock, AR Alltel Arena
11/23/2008 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
12/1/200 8 Seattle, WA Key Arena
12/2/2008 Vancouver, BC GM Place
12/4/2008 Calgary, Canada Pengrowth Saddledome
12/7/2008 Edmonton, Canada Rexall Place
12/12/2008 Ontario, CA Citizens Bank Arena
12/13/2008 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
12/15/2008 San Diego, CA Cox Arena
12/17/2008 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
12/20/2008 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
1/12/2009 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
1/13/2009 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
1/15/2009 Washington, DC Verizon Center
1/17/2009 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
1/18/2009 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Center
1/26/2009 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
1/29/2009 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
1/31/2009 Newark, NJ Prudential Center