During Monday’s (September 26) Town Hall event at SiriusXM‘s New York studios, METALLICA revealed that the song “Murder One” from its forthcoming “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct” LP is a tribute to late MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister and uses many of his songtitles in the lyrics.
“MOTÖRHEAD had a lot to do with METALLICA sitting here right now,” METALLICA frontman James Hetfield said, according to Rolling Stone. “But just Lemmy as an entity, as kind of a father figure, he helped us a lot. He was unafraid. And he was a character. And he was himself. And we all respected that so much. He did his own thing to the last breath. No matter who you are, how could you not be inspired by that?”
“In the summer of 1981, I followed MOTÖRHEAD around on tour,” METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich addd . “That was what made me want to be in a band. When I came back to Southern California and called up James and said, ‘Listen, we’ve got to give this a shot,’ … MOTÖRHEAD is the catalyst.”
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