On July 19th, METALLICA performed a "secret" gig in San Diego, CA at Spreckels Theatre as part of "Metallica Day" at Comic-Con International. The 13-song set is now available for digital download at LiveMetallica.com
Live At The Spreckels Theatre tracklisting:
'For Whom The Bell Tolls'
'Ride The Lightning'
Kirk Solo #1
'Welcome Home (Sanitarium)'
'Sad But True'
'Master Of Puppets'
Kirk Solo #2
'Nothing Else Matters'
'Seek & Destroy'
While at Comic-Con, Metallica talked about their new movie, Metallica Through the Never, which hits IMAX 3D theaters on September 27th and theaters everywhere on October 4th. Entertainment Weekly's Inside Movies was in attendance and have highlighted some of the key points from the Q&A session:
Most Incisive Audience Question: Early on someone asked when Metallica will put out another record. Ulrich said that they’ve spent the past two years so buried in this film that they haven’t really started working on another studio album. But he also quite clearly stated that once they’re done promoting the movie this fall, they’re ready to get to work. “We’ll have run out of excuses for not doing it by then,” Ulrich said. “2014 will be all about making a new Metallica record.”
Least Welcome Surprise: The panel raffled off some tickets to the secret and very intimate Metallica show being held somewhere in town later in the evening, but when McIntyre read off the winning number, the growing chorus of groans from the audience made it abundantly clear that no one had actually been issued raffle tickets when they entered the hall. Comic-Con staffers quickly ran through the seats and issued them, but things started to get a little dicey for a minute there. “Hey, don’t look at me,” Ulrich said as the discontent swelled. “I’m just the drummer.” Things were sorted in the end, and a few lucky fans were in for a special treat.
Award-winning filmmaker Nimród Antal (Predators, Kontroll) creates a groundbreaking 3-D motion picture event, Metallica Through The Never. The music-driven feature film combines a bold narrative and spectacular live-performance footage of one of the most popular and influential rock bands in history to produce a bracing, raw and visceral cinematic experience. Emerging young star Dane DeHaan (The Place Beyond The Pines, Kill Your Darlings, The Amazing Spider-Man 2) portrays Trip, a young roadie sent on an urgent mission during Metallica’s roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena.
As the band performs its most iconic songs for thousands of their fans in a never-before-seen performance created exclusively for the film, Trip is dispatched outside the arena to meet a disabled delivery truck and recover a mysterious item being transported to the show. But the seemingly simple assignment turns into a surreal adventure when his car is hit by an out-of-control driver. Trip, dazed and bruised, climbs out of his van only to find himself pitched in the middle of a tense standoff between angry protesters and charging riot police. In the ensuing mayhem, a vicious masked horseman sets his murderous eye on Trip while delivering indiscriminate deathblows to rioters and cops alike. Fleeing through the desolate, post-apocalyptic urban streetscape, Trip has only his wits to protect him as he attempts to deliver the band’s precious cargo and avoid becoming the horseman’s next victim.