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COULD METALLICA, GREEN DAY AND U2 TOUR TOGETHER?

10/17/2013

Could Metallica, Green Day and U2 join forces for one massive tour together? If Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has any say in the matter, it could happen. Speaking with MTV News in the U.K., Ulrich said, "U2 came to San Francisco two summers ago and we ended up having a lot to drink with them and Green Day following a dinner. I was told in the wee morning hours following this outing that members of U2, Green Day and Metallica agreed to tour together. We haven't talked about it since, but speaking for myself I'd be very up for that."

 

  • While the logistics of getting three huge bands together on one bill might be too much of a headache, a festival scenario is always a possibility, which is why Ulrich added that he would love for Metallica to play the U.K.'s legendary Glastonbury event one day.
  • Ulrich explained, "We've been fortunate enough to play every other festival on this planet numerous times, so Glastonbury is the only one that's eluding us. There's such a vibe and it's maybe the most quintessentially English festival."
  • Ulrich was in England to promote the release there of Metallica's IMAX concert movie, Metallica Through The Never, which has taken in just $3.2 million at the box office in three weeks of release in the U.S.
  • Metallica is slated to begin work on a new album sometime in early 2014, while U2 is reportedly in the final stages of work on its latest studio effort and is planning to release it early next year.

WHAT DO YOU THINK??

  • Is that a bill you'd pay good money to see -- Metallica, Green Day and U2?
  • Who should open? Who should close the show?
  • Do you think something that big has any reasonable chance of ever happening?

INTERNET COMMENTS at Blabbermouth -- agree or not?

Billy Goate wrote: "No offense, but this sounds like an entirely awful musical experience."

Michael Anderson wrote: "why do some bitch about who bands wanna tour with? Metallica is good at what they do green day and U2 as well if they wanna tour together so be it. im sure they will find a big enough crowd willing to go to each and every one of the shows and enjoy it for what it is: MUSIC."

Bheema Da Cashman wrote: "U2 is alright, very influential, but Green Day is trash. Pop-punk in general is trash."

Mike Spacil wrote: "That's going to one really expensive concert ticket! Just saying."

Tony Streetman wrote: "Any credibility that Metallica had left (which was none) has now been eliminated."

Read more at Blabbermouth, LoudwireClassic Rock and NME

Blabbermouth posts a video with Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich on turning 50

Blabbermouth posts video of of Lars Ulrich and  Robert Trujillo's "Through The Never" Q&A session in Berlin


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