Four years ago, the legendary rock band Metallica set a world record by becoming the first-ever to play in all the seven continents of the world in a single year. That’s an incredible feat indeed, but it seems that they’re not content with the world alone as the band reveals that playing in outer space is an ambition of theirs as well.
When Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich spoke to SiriusXM Radio recently, he said that while the idea of becoming the first band to play in outer space may seem too ambitious, the band is definitely up for it if given the chance.
“Living in San Francisco which is the gateway to the future, obviously all those things are being planned around San Francisco to a degree so I feel that we are close to that as we can be…There’s a few feelers out to a few people – nothing worth giving away yet…I don’t really want to commit to anything other than to say that if there really is a possibility for this to happen, then we will happily be at the very front of that line,” Ulrich said.
Of course, some music fans may meet this ambition with a bit of skepticism, but as far Ulrich and Metallica are concerned, their history as a band speaks for itself. That’s why don’t be surprised if the outer space gig suddenly becomes a reality.
“I think we’ve shown over the last few decades that that sense of spirit, that sense of adventure still burns in us and that we would love to, and would bend over backwards to, make anything out of the ordinary happen, so watch this space,” he added.
Perhaps as we wait whether this ambition of the band shall take place or not, maybe we can all hope for now as well for Metallica to finally hold a comeback concert in Manila soon. Whatever the band does first, for sure it’ll be an exciting music event.
Watch a portion of Metallica's live concert in Mexico City this year in the video below.
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