Trujillo & Metallica

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by slapcracklepop, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. slapcracklepop


    Jun 28, 2005
    Boston, MA
    No this isn't another one of those threads that pops up every month..

    If you didn't know, Metallica played with the Stones recently (Nov 13 + 15 i think).. And posted 2 videos from the event. "One" and "For Whom The Bell Tolls"

    Rob Trujillo does pretty damn good in both. And at the end of For Whom The Bell Tolls theres a short segment of when they played ORION live. I wish they had the whole thing!!!, anyway here it is :bassist:
  2. Wow...One was one of the most uninspiring things I've ever seen....James a front man is really, really bad.

    Aside from the bass intro on For Whome the Bell Tolls and Kirk Hammets guitar solo...this band really has no redeeming value to me any more.

    The music not only feels drained of life, but their "enemy" or counterpart, Megadeth, is making music now and still playing with an energy that Metallica hasn't matched.

    The band did, essentially, die when Cliff died. (I'm not a huge cliff fan, but let's be honest. Load? Reload? St. Anger?)

    Although Trujillo can hopefully breath some life into the band (his intro is good!) I doubt it for the new album.

    Oh...and any idea what distortion he's using for that intro?
  3. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005
    but it wasent cliff that did the black album right? i agree st anger and reload were not great. but the band didnt die completely when cliff died

    EDIT: after watching the video i think that james dosent look like as much of a frontman anymore. (i think its the hair)
  4. slapcracklepop


    Jun 28, 2005
    Boston, MA
    Since last year James has improved alot. His vocals were so worn out on the last tour. Cliff died in 1986 Master of Puppets was his last album
  5. I've never been impressed with Trujillo and this performance sure hasn't changed that. I don't think any bass player (no matter how good they may be) can revive this now lacklustre band.
  6. was it? it didn't impress me in the slightest to be honest.
    Another thing that really annoyed me, when it comes to playing anything slightly complicated he lifts his bass up onto his knee. Why doesn't he just wear it there in the first place??!!!!!!!

    really bugs me when people put image above playability!
  7. Suckbird

    Suckbird Banned

    May 4, 2004
    Trujillo is pretty good but why does he imitate a monkey?
  8. He's a Primate..uhhh primal player!!

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Metallica Rules :bassist: I am very interested in hearing what Robert brings to his first record with Metallica in the studio. :bassist:
  10. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    I'm confuzzled. Did he also keep on pulling off those silly poses when playing live with Suicidal Tendencies and Infections Grooves?
  11. Tash


    Feb 13, 2005
    Bel Air Maryland
    That's assuming Metallica lets him play on the record. Jaymzzz did say that Bob Rock's playing on St. Anger was the best bass playing he'd ever heard...
  12. slapcracklepop


    Jun 28, 2005
    Boston, MA
    What? I hope this is a joke :eyebrow: Or Sarcasim

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    I cant say i heard that. Jason's Chops could out play Bob's bass skills.
  14. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I never thought a whole lot of Jason's playing myself. He's definitely good, but I never considered him a chops monster. For that matter, neither is Bob Rock, but I thought his playing was excellent on St. Anger. Probably the best thing about it.
  15. crapusername


    Sep 26, 2005
    North Kent.UK
    endorsing artist: Dean guitars, Marshall , Rotosound strings
    oh how the mighty fall!!
    James seems to be heading towards a career in working men's clubs. The next thing you expect him to say is " heads up for the raffle.

    The only ones that seem to have any energy are Rob and Lars.

    it's almost a "by the numbers" performance. i felt quite embarassed watching it - as someone said earlier there are bands out there who are older and still giving it the energy they always have and more.

    Come On Metallica!!!

    having said all of this, I'll still go out and buy the album, just to hear what Rob is producing!
  16. Trujillo is a badass, but those performances were kind of loose and sloppy. I remember when that band was a force to be reckoned with.
    Tune the guitars!
  17. Tash


    Feb 13, 2005
    Bel Air Maryland
    James did indeed say that, I forget which guitar mag I read it in, but it was in an interview shortly after St. Anger came out. It was pretty pathetic overall, it was basically 3 pages of James talking about how wonderful Metallica was in all respects, and how great Bob Rock is.

    You see James and Lars litterally WORSHIP this guy. If he told them to do an Emo record they'd think it was the greatest thing they've ever done.

    He keeps them rich and they make him rich in the process, so I guess its a happy relationship. Bob Rock's career has been made convincing marginally talented (and sometimes totally talentless) metal artists that they were the second coming of Black Sabbath and making whatever they turn out sound good enough for radio play, then convicing them they never could have done it without them. He definately hit the motherload with metallica though.

    I would not be surprised at all if they had Rock play on the next album as well. If he says to do it they will.

    Metallica = Bob Rock's beeotch.
  18. fenderx55


    Jan 15, 2005
    ::slow clap::

    Yeah I couldn't even finish it. I loved them when I saw them in April '04, but I didn't like grace notes in the Bellz intro...and did jaymz kind of remind anyone of Mr. Rogerz?
  19. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Yeah, I don't know how Metallica is so widely respected/liked. I consider Metallica a metal gateway drug... once you realize there is better stuff, you don't really go back to metallica, except for occasional "remeber the good ol' days" business.

    Everything metallica has ever done has been done better by someone else.
  20. tripb19

    tripb19 Camel - Camel

    Jun 18, 2005
    Melbourne, Aus
    Same with Jaco, but the trick is to write it in the first place :rolleyes: