Metal giants Metallica have locked in a week-long residency on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson this November as the Scottish comedian wraps up his final few weeks as a late night television show host.
Taking the lead from Foo Fighters who recently finished up a week-long residency on the Letterman show, Metallica will join the host for a week of his final season on the network to deliver live performances and talk “‘Tallica stuff”. The announcement also coincides with the 10-year anniversary reissue of Metallica’s documentary Some Kind of Monster.
“We’re excited to celebrate Craig Ferguson’s final season on CBS as he has personally invited us to join him for an entire week of performances starting Monday, November 17th,” reads the official announcement. “We’ll be playing every night that week and on the first night (Monday) we’ll sit down with Craig to chat about all things ‘Tallica.”
Metallica are in the midst of rolling out a total of 27 live albums of every show they’ve played in 2014, to mark the 10th anniversary of their site LiveMetallica.com. They will put out a complete box set in December and in the new year will release four live performances from 2014 pressed on 180-gram vinyl.
Meanwhile, Meatallica are busying themselves with writing a new record. In April, Lars Ulrich told Rolling Stone he estimated the band was in the “fourth inning” of the album’s writing process.
— Metallica (@Metallica) October 29, 2014