Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich will be among the guests featured on the March 31 episode of Join Or Die, comedian Craig Ferguson's new show on the History channel.
The series sees Ferguson joined by three guests to discuss historical and political questions, including History’s worst tyrant, craziest cult and best frenemies.
This week’s edition on history’s most influential band sees Ferguson joined by Ulrich, comedian, actor, writer, producer and television/radio host Tom Papa, and journalist Alan Light, who has been a rock critic for Rolling Stone and the editor-in-chief for both Vibe and Spin.
The episode will see the group determine history’s most influential band from one of six choices: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, The Ramones, Run DMC and Nirvana.
“Of all the shows that we have done,” says Ferguson, “this is the most hotly-contested we’ve ever had. Around the country, stoners will be waiting to see how this goes.”
On April 15, Metallica will release multiple remastered versions of their 1983 debut “Kill ‘Em All” and 1984’s “Ride The Lightning” to mark the launch of a massive catalog reissue campaign by the band.
On April 16, Metallica will play host as Record Store Day Ambassadors for the ninth annual event in support of independent record stores and record store culture worldwide .
The band will issue a special Record Store Day release of “Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, Metallica! - Live at Le Bataclan. Paris, France - June 11th, 2003.”
Record Store Day and independent record stores will be donating proceeds from the project’s release to victims of the attacks in Paris last November via Fondation de France's Give For France charity.
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