Metal legends to play US show this summer
Metallica are to play a big corporate gig in San Francisco. The band have signed up to play at the ninth annual Salesforce.com Dreamforce convention at the Moscone Center on the 31st of August 31.Neil Young and Foo Fighters have played the event in previous years.
According to the official Metallica website, "It all started when Kirk mentioned that his next door neighbour had invited us to play at his party in San Francisco and we figured "why not?" After all, it has been quite some time since we've played in our hometown and we haven't exactly been getting out a lot lately. Well, it turns out that Kirk's neighbour, Marc Benioff, is the top dog at a "small" company called Salesforce.com and his shindig actually lasts for four days and hosts over 30,000 people! So much for a little backyard barbeque..."
Last week they announced the surprise news that they have recorded an entire album with Lou Reed. Meanwhile, Metallica are also about to start work on their tenth studio album with Rick Rubin.