Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich to launch Beats 1 radio show

Metallica drummer will launch “It’s Electric!”, a weekly new music radio show via Apple Music’s Beats 1 on Sunday, May 7 at 3:00 PM Pacific/6:00 PM Eastern/Midnight Central European Time.

“This is like my 16-year-old self's wet dream: doing a radio show to a worldwide audience,” says Ulrich in a new video announcing the program. “We go all over the world – we look at international bands for an international audience. I'm gonna play you lots of really cool music by mostly bands you don't know; a lot of bands I've just been introduced to.

“We don't believe in boundaries, and we're open to everything. I have some guests call in on the phone, and they promise me I'm gonna have this show every week."

The debut episode will feature special guest Iggy Pop, who recently opened three dates for Metallica in Mexico City and joined them for a duet of The Stooges’ classic, “T.V. Eye”, on March 5.

The launch of “It’s Electric!” comes just days before Metallica begin a North American tour in support of “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD on May 10.

To give fans a taste of what they can expect on the WorldWired tour, the group will stream their final rehearsal from Baltimore via Facebook Live on May 9 at 9:00 PM EDT.

See also:

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Metallica: Hardwired… To Self-Destruct certified US platinum
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