Metallica Looking to Take 'Through the Never' Stage on Tour

artist: metallica date: 09/18/2013 category: upcoming tours
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Metallica Looking to Take 'Through the Never' Stage on Tour
Metallica axeman Kirk Hammett has recently revealed plans for taking the epic "Through the Never" stage out on the road. As one of the 3D film's focal points, massive stage was thoroughly discussed during several behind-the-scene clips. The scene behemoth takes a whopping 40 trucks to get transported and features several clever details, such as "Ride the Lightning" giant Tesla coils, a "Justice" statue and a huge toilet. "The idea is [that] once the movie's been out for a while, we're gonna look at the possibility of bringing that stage out on tour," Kirk told 97.1 the Eagle. "I think [that] in the wake of the movie, that's gonna be one opportunity that wasn't there before." While discussing the movie, Hammett pointed out that music and special effects in a way come first. Interestingly enough, "Through the Never" doesn't basically contain a single dialog line. "The story is about [main character's] journey to get one task completed and his journey back. There's no dialog, except for maybe a 'Hey!' [chuckles]," the guitarist explained. "The script was like three or four pages long and all it was were descriptions of scenes." Kirk also compared the music world to film domain, pointing out major differences between the two. "When you make a record, you're used to seeing the same four or five people, that's your infrastructure. When you make a movie - first of all you have like 50 people on sight and then you have another 50 people that are part of the production," he explained. The axeman concluded by not regretting sticking to the music sphere. "Given a choice between being an actor and a musician - I would pick musician any day." After making its world premiere on this year's Toronto International Film Festival, "Through the Never" is scheduled for an IMAX theaters debut on September 27. The band recently posted a movie clip featuring "One" performance. Check it out below.

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