Metallica's ''Tallica Parking Lot' Animated Film to Be Screened At Comic-Con International

The short features Beavis, Butthead and Lemmy.

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"'Tallica Parking Lot", an animated film created by Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo and Titmouse Animation Studio, will be screened on July 25 at San Diego Comic-Con International, a multigenre entertainment and comic convention held annually in San Diego, California. Following the screening, there will be a question-and-answer session with Trujillo, Kirk Hammett and Chris Prynoski of Titmouse moderated by "So What!" editor and writer Steffan Chirazi. For more information, go here.
"'Tallica Parking Lot" was premiered at the Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas on September 25, 2013. The soundtrack to the film has "big, energetic beats as the animations panned through 2D and 3D views of the fans that pre-game at Metallica shows," according to HitFix. "I wrote most of [the music for] it, but James Hetfield had a heavy hand in helping me finish it," Trujillo told AMFM Magazine. "It's an original music score by Metallica. It has some very cool cameos that range from 'South Park' to 'Beavis & Butthead' and Lemmy from Motorhead."

He added: "Just like [Metallica's new 3D movie] 'Through the Never," you're part of the creation of something, and to see it come to life on the screen, especially when it's animated, is really special."

"'Tallica Parking Lot" takes its title from "Heavy Metal Parking Lot," the classic 1986 documentary short that captured fans tailgating before a Judas Priest and Dokken gig. After being passed around as a bootleg for years, it eventually earned a DVD release that added more than two hours of bonus material.

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    ohhell
    Who is the hardest working person in Metallica? Lars' lawyer Who is the 2nd hardest working person in Metallica? James' psychiatrist
    Rimfrost
    Wasn't this supposed to be included on the dvd? I remember reading something about this back in November, but hen again that was also the time that they hinted that they had written an original Goblinesque score for Through the Never.
    chamiller005
    More power to them, but all these sort of eccentric projects and events are kind of wearing thin for me. It makes me wonder where their motives lie. More power to em though.
    iommi600
    Fair enough. We should pursue all of our passions in our lives. If he loves animated films, so be it. Speaking of which, Metallica... do you remember when you all used to have a burning passion for music?
    crazyhorse174
    So playing a shit ton of live gigs doesn't count then?
    GodzillaRAWRRR
    No it doesn't. We want new music not the same shit they did 30 years ago overkilled.
    DDVazquez
    well buddy....that's what YOU want, not what they want. being passionate about what you create so long ago its completly admirable. how many artist got sick of their own work? how many bands got sick of their own music? maybe because they werent pasisonate at creating those songs, and surely they werent passionate playing them. so dont blame them.
    oxymoronicman
    Why, so you can complain that the new music isn't as good as their 80s stuff? Just like you did back in 2008?
    iommi600
    It does, but we need a new album, eh? It's been 6 years since DM, they have a shit ton of riffs waiting for them in the studio and, last but not least, making a new album isn't exactly ****ing rocket science. You can tell by their interviews that they don't give a shit about it.
    serdna96
    Seems like these guys release just about anything nowadays...Well except for a new record.
    KrogerChad
    I love that I got downvotes yet I actually know what the article is based off of, haha.