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Metallica Bassist Confirms India Tour

As previously reported, the thrash metal giants are headed to the country later this year. Check inside for details.

25 Apr, 2011


Indiecision Staff

In an interview with Inland Empire Weekly, the bassist of American thrash metal giants Metallica, Rob Trujillo, has confirmed that the band is headed to India later this year. Talking about Metallica’s touring schedule in the summer and beyond, Trujillo had this to say

Also, we are going to play India in October. That should be interesting, playing a place we never thought in our wildest dreams we’d (go) to play. It’s an honor for all of us that we get to be a part of that whole music scene as a metal band sharing our music with fans in India at this incredible concert!

We broke this story on April 1, and unfortunately, somehow, somewhere along the line people misconstrued our breaking news post as an April Fools prank. It would appear that the gig Trujillo is talking about is the Indian installment of F1 Rocks. The concert will be held alongside the inaugural Indian Grand Prix, scheduled to be held at the Buddh International Circuit in Noida, Uttar Pradesh on October 30. Stay tuned for updates on more tour news; there’s no confirmation yet on the speculated Bangalore date (although words like ‘Big’ and ’4′ are being bandied about).

In order to avoid any further 01/04 confusion, our readership is kindly requested to take note of the following:

  • Vijay ‘The Chairman’ Nair and Arjun ‘S’ Ravi did not in fact cause a nuclear incident with their wall-of-death shenanigans at Palace Grounds, Bangalore.
  • Trailblazing Hindi hard rock band RIO did not play iconic festival, Rock In Rio.
  • Pentagram has not released a B-sides to Bloodywood titled Bollywood: B-Sides.
  • Weekend teen sensation Rebecca Black will not headline the 2011 NH7 Weekender.

From their younger/sleeker days, live from Seattle in ’89, check out this video of Metallica playing ‘Master of Puppets’.

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