Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Reveals Parallel Universe Storyline for 3D Film, Gives Update on New Album
Metallica fans have been drooling for the band's upcoming 3D concert film ever since the band filmed footage for the movie over the summer of 2012. Small details have been revealed by band members, but this latest revelation put forth by drummer Lars Ulrich may be the most captivating piece of the puzzle yet.
In a recent interview with Classic Rock Magazine, Lars Ulrich revealed that the 1976 Led Zeppelin concert film 'The Song Remains the Same' has been a major influence for Metallica's 3D movie, especially when it comes to its more avant-garde qualities. “There are four members in Led Zeppelin, four members in Metallica, it’s a full-length movie, and there’s a lot in this film that does not take place onstage," begins Ulrich. “The major difference is that the stuff that takes place offstage in the Metallica movie does not feature any members of Metallica. It’s two separate worlds – a Metallica show and a story that unfolds in a parallel universe – and at some point they intertwine.”
Ulrich also commented on the possibility of prolific producer Rick Rubin working on Metallica's next album, which appears to be set for a 2014 release. “I love Rick. We all love Rick," Ulrich assures. "We’re in touch with Rick constantly. We’ll see where it goes. It would stun me if the record came out in 2013. We’ve got to finish this 3D movie, which is what we’re doing right now.”
The live footage featured in Metallica's upcoming 3D flick was recorded in Vancouver, Canada during the band's August 2012 performance. The film is expected for a Summer 2013 release.