How does a world renowned rock group that has a massively impressive catalog (except for that whole Lulu thing) go about making a new album? Metallica’s Lars tells Spin that he and the band are currently going through and picking a bunch of riffs to use for new songs. He also says that the band is free and clear of their record contract so they can pretty much do what they want. “The world’s our oyster,” Lars said. On the process Metallica goes through when writing albums, Lars said “We’ll develop, like, 10 ideas and do a couple cycles. We’ll do a verse, chorus and maybe an intro, and then we’ll leave them and go develop 10 other ideas. So it’s a little early yet because we haven’t gone back yet and started tweaking anything. Right now we’re throwing ideas at the canvas and picking out great riffs.”
There’s a new book coming out about Kurt Cobain’s death, but will it be worth reading? Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson expects to release the book April 8th titled Letters to Kurt. He says that Courtney Love wasn’t aware of his writing the book but now that The New York Times has the details, she sure to know now. Erlandson says that some of the book could be misconstrued … which is his way of saying the book may drum up some controversy because controversy sells books.
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