San Diego, California rock station Rock 105.3 conducted an interview with Metallica frontman James Hetfield backstage at this past Saturday's (April 23) "Big Four" concert at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California. You can now watch the chat below.
Bassist Robert Trujillo said on Saturday that Metallica is "really excited to write some new music. There's no shortage of riffage in Metallicaworld right now . . . I know that we've got another couple (of records) in us. And I think there's a demand." The band has hinted at going into the studio next month, although it is not clear whether they will actually be starting work on a new album.
Metallica will bring the "Big Four" tour to Europe in July, and is also confirmed to perform on July 16 at the 44th edition of Festival d'été de Québec in Canada.
The Big 4 were presented with double-platinum plaques (video below) for the two-disc DVD release of "The Big Four: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria", containing footage of the June 22, 2010 Sonisphere cinecast from the Sofia, Bulgaria leg of the touring rock festival featuring all four groups.