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So many bands are under lockdown orders due to the coronavirus pandemic that it should be no surprise some are working on new music, and Metallica might just be one of those bands.

Lars Ulrich took part in a Zoom call yesterday (April 28) Salesforce CEO’s Marc Benioff when the topic of new Metallica music came up. Ulrich gave a lengthy response which included this interesting tidbit (as transcribed by Blabbermouth):

“…Who knows what our world will look like six months from now? But, obviously, the one thing that you can depend on with creative people, for better or worse, is that they can’t sit still for very long. And I can tell you that on these weekly Metallica Zoom sessions, we are talking about how we can just be a band again. And there are many different phases to being in a band, but the most basic one, and certainly where it started 37 years ago, is to just have four guys playing music together. The fact that it ends up being shared all over the world and connecting with millions of people, that’s much later and a whole different thing. But at its core essence is just four guys in room, or connected via Zoom, making music together. And I can tell you that all four of us are really excited about what that could look like. So, will there be a Metallica quarantine record? I can’t tell you, because, again, I don’t know how long the quarantine will last. But if you and I and the rest of the world are sitting here six months from now or a year from now, I’d say there’s a very good chance.”

Most of us are likely hoping we won’t have to live under strict stay-at-home orders for six more months, much less a year, but if we have to, having a new Metallica album happen because of all of this is at least a bit of a silver lining.

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.