Metallica Talk 'By Request' Tour: 'People Just Voted for Same Stuff We Already Played'

artist: metallica date: 06/02/2014 category: general music news
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Metallica Talk 'By Request' Tour: 'People Just Voted for Same Stuff We Already Played'
In a new interview with MTV (via Blabbermouth) Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has noted that, while he is enjoying the band's By Request tour, he is amazed that the set lists have featured material that Metallica already plays:

"It's really amazing because, at the onset of this, we thought that the fans would pick all weird stuff and kind of leave all the songs that we've been playing forever and ever alone, but as the results started coming in, people just voted for all the same stuff that we already played. Like, the top songs were songs like 'Nothing Else Matters,' 'Enter Sandman,' 'Sad But True,' 'Creeping Death' ... And in a lot of different places, it was similar, too, which was interesting to us. There have been, like, three or four songs that have come through that have been songs that we don't usually play, and we were hoping that we would get a few more of those types of songs, but we didn't."

Speaking the morning before Metallica's recent concert in Helsinki, Hammett noted that he was grateful that a deep cut ("The Frayed Ends of Sanity" from the band's "...And Justice for All" album) had finally featured in the set list:

"When we looked at all the results - because we got the results before the tour started - we noticed that the most weirdest, most unusual request was from Finland, and it was for 'The Frayed Ends of Sanity.' And we thought, 'Yes! We have a place where they actually wanna hear 'The Frayed Ends of Sanity.'' Because we've never played that before. It was a song that we never paid much attention to, it's a pretty deep cut. So we've been rehearsing that song a lot, and we're gonna play it tonight for the very first time, and we're really psyched. I just hope that we'll be able to play it well, because it's so cold onstage. But yeah, I think it's gonna be pretty exciting, and it's gonna be a Metallica first tonight here in Helsinki."
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