METALLICA's ROBERT TRUJILLO Interviewed In Istanbul; Video Available

Turkey's leading 24-hour news channel NTV conducted an interview with METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo prior to the band's July 27, 2008 appearance at the Ali Sami Yen Stadium in Istanbul. Watch the chat below.

Speaking to Norway's VG TV earlier in the month, METALLICA guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield stated about Trujillo's contributions to the METALLICA's new record, "Death Magnetic", and the band's overall sound, "I don't really have to say it, but I will — he's an amazing bass player; very competent. He can play pretty much anything we throw at him. Not only that, but obviously [Robert] playing with his fingers brings a fuller sound. He — and no disrespect to Jason [Newsted, Rob's predecessor in METALLICA] — but Rob has already written more on this album than Jason had in his whole 14 years. A lot of that had to do with us not being willing, and I totally understand that, but just his material seemed to gel better. It feels as though we've known him forever, basically, is what it feels like. And there's still times when I see him in pictures with us, and I go, 'Oh, yeah! He's in our band. Dude, we kick ass even more now.' It's a good feeling."

METALLICA is currently on tour in Europe and is expected to begin a North American jaunt in October.

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