Metallica kicked off their week-long residency on CBS-TV’s Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Monday night, with the full episode devoted to the band.
Frontman James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich joined Ferguson for an extended interview before the group performed their 1983 classic, “Hit The Lights.”
Metallica are asking help from fans as they prepare deluxe reissues of their first two albums - 1983’s “Kill ‘Em All” and 1984’s “Ride The Lightning” - for release in 2015.
“We want it all!,” posted the group. “Did you manage to sneak a video camera into a show long before they fit in your pocket? Maybe your old instamatic camera for some snap shots? A cassette Walkman with a microphone? We’re looking for anything and everything... audio, video, photos, fliers, ticket stubs, the set list you picked up off the floor, and in general any mementos you may have from that around that time.”
“Make your mark on these albums by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your story and receive more info about submitting photos, videos, audio recordings and other mementos.”
“Remember, we want everything (well, everything that’s yours)!,” added the band. “Nothing is too small or too trivial... share your archives with your fellow fans and have some fun with us walking down memory lane. By submitting it, you’re saying we can use it should your piece of history land on a release (yes, the lawyers made us add this part!).”
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