Jethro Tull Frontman Interested in Metallica Collaboration: 'But Don't Expect Me to Come to America for It'

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Jethro Tull Frontman Interested in Metallica Collaboration: 'But Don't Expect Me to Come to America for It'
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Jethro Tull's 1989 Grammy Awards triumph over Metallica in the Best Hard Rock Recording category has become a thing of legend quite some time ago as one of the funniest and most embarrassing decisions of the prestigious institution.

But back to today, Tull frontman Ian Anderson was asked about the possibility of doing an actual collaboration with metal giants, and he's up for it.

"If Metallica got on the phone or sent me an email asking me to play on a track, I would say, 'Yes, but don’t expect me to come to America to do it,'" Ian told Rock Music Star. "I would tell them to send me a rough mix and tell me where you want me to play and give me some vague verbal description of what you are looking for, and let me loose.

"I'll do it and send it back to you," he continued. "If you like it, use it, and if you don't, just delete the file. No charge, no expectation, no damage done if you feel that it doesn't fit. Those are the terms that I always use when playing with other people. I never accepted a fee or a royalty from anyone in which I played on their record. It's something that I only do because I want to do it, because it is a challenge and I'm pleased and honored to be asked by musicians whether they are famous or not.

Rounding it up with a firm stance, Anderson added, "But, I can also say no too. I'm not prostituting myself. I'm not a musical hooker doing it for the cash. I don't give flute blowjobs."

Ian Anderson's latest solo release, "Homo Erraticus," saw its release on April 14 via Kscope.

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    Izzy-Sweet
    "If you like it, use it, and if you don't, just delete the file. No charge, no expectation, no damage done if you feel that it doesn't fit." What a truly respectable man, how many famous musicians will offer that? You can't hate Ian Anderson.
    MrWeatherHead
    Flute blowjobs? I don't want to know...
    dorpzot
    I'd love to hear something like that, could turn out really awesome.
    Abacus11
    Ian Anderson's a class act AND it would probably be pretty cool to hear that collaboration.
    jamesrulesmetal
    nah ah. The Metallikats still haven't forgiven you for stealing their grammy with your flute metal. \m/
    JustStayDown90
    Ian Anderson *is* a class act, as Abacus11 noted. But please, just don't. Focus on the new album, please?