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Metallica has added several more acts to the bill for the second Orion Music + More Festival, scheduled for June 8th and 9th at Belle Isle in Detroit. Top of the list is a reunion of Infectious Grooves, the '90s funk-rock supergroup that featured current Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo as well as members of Suicidal Tendencies. Also appearing with Infectious Grooves at Orion will be Jane's Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins and ex-Faith No More guitarist Jim Martin. Trujillo said in a video message, "To reunite with those guys after 22 years is going to be really special for me. Orion is the perfect place for that to happen . . . I'm looking forward to it."


  • In addition to Infectious Grooves, other bands joining the lineup include Dead Sara, the reunited Rocket From The Crypt, the former Kyuss Lives lineup now known as Vista Chino, and Detroit favorites Matt Clarke and Calico.
  • Previously announced acts include Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against, Deftones, Silversun Pickups, The Joy Formidable and many more.
  • Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich told us how the band assembles the lineup for the event: "You sit down and find out who's available and try to just put a lineup together. You know, we really want this to be a mixture and a varied lineup and an eclectic mix of different bands and different experiences. That's kind of the battle cry for this thing. We just want to share good music with our fans and our friends."
  • In addition to the music, the band recently revealed that the Metallica Museum will be back on site at the festival, along with James Hetfield's Custom Car & Motorcycle Show, Kirk Hammett's Crypt, Lars Ulrich's Hit the Lights Film Tent and Robert Trujillo's Vans Vert Ramp.
  • Last year's inaugural Orion festival was held in Asbury Park, New Jersey and featured Metallica headlining both nights. The band played its entire 1991 "black album" one night and its 1984 Ride The Lightning record on the other.

CHECK IT OUT: Watch Robert Trujillo talking about the Infectious Grooves reunion:


  • Do you remember Infectious Grooves?
  • Do special reunion gigs like this make a festival more fun to go to?

INTERNET COMMENTS at Blabbermouth -- agree or not?

Tim wrote: "Excellent news! & with Jim Martin too! FILM IT! RELEASE IT!"

obscured by clouds wrote: "No one really cares."

NYCB wrote: "Sweet. Good thing I decide to check out Metallica live again after 15 years or I would have missed this."

Voice Of Sanitry wrote: "Good to see Rob play with others again, the guy just loves to play and he's too good a bass player to be in just one band. especially in a band where he's hidden way down in the mix. And Jim Martin makes this a must see."

Metallica's Lars Ulrich On Selecting The 'Orion' Lineup

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