I did enjoy seeing Metallica on Jools Holland last week. I’m especially glad that I watched the Friday show after having seen the live one because they played totally different songs, as did Carla Bruni and Sway. ((I was impressed by Sway))Â Kings of Leon might have played different songs but I would have found it hard to tell.
Based on the two songs off of Death Magnetic that I have now heard I can’t wait to get my hands on it next week. The current single has been described by some critics as the weakest track on the album; I hope that is true because it just means that all the others are even better.
Good to see the new bass player, Danny Trujillo, fitting in so well too, although for some reason I can’t stop myself thinking of Terry Gilliam in Life of Brian whenever I see him playing.
And what about that small-scale fans-only concert last week that I failed to win tickets for?Â I had imagined that it was a small intimate concert in a sweaty club somewhere but it turns out that it was for 20,000 fan club members in the O2!Â By Metallica’s standards that is a small-scale show, but not what I was expecting.Â I’m still miffed that I wasn’t there.