Metallica Looks Toward Next Year
November 9, 2010

Metallica is winding down its long road of touring behind 2008's Death Magnetic later this month in New Zealand. While it's possible that the band could tour even more in 2011, drummer Lars Ulrich says he would like to focus on writing songs again.

"There's a bunch of balls in the air for 2011, but I think the main one is we really want to get back to writing again," he told The Pulse of Radio. "We haven't really written since, what, '06, '07, and we want to get back to kind of just being creative again. Right now we are going to just chill out and then probably start up again in, I'd say, March or April, and start probably putting the creative cap back on and start writing some songs."

Metallica has already announced one show for next year - they will play Brazil's Rock In Rio festival on September 25, 2011. And after the hugely positive reception to this year's "Big Four" shows featuring Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax, Ulrich also recently told Classic Rock magazine that his band can't rule out doing more of those concerts in the future.

"The vibe on this thing is so big, we'd be stupid to ignore it," he said. "You know on your iPhone, you can move the weather maps up and down? Well, the 'Big Four' is quickly moving up to the top in terms of potential occurrences for the next couple of years."

A DVD of the event, called The Big 4: Live in Sofia, Bulgaria, was just released last week. Also last week, on Thursday, November 4, Metallica played a not-so-surprise show at the Santa Monica airport to celebrate the release of Acitvision's Call of Duty: Black Ops video game. The event raised funds for The Call of Duty Endowment, a non-profit organization that helps soldiers transition to civilian life and assists them in establishing jobs and careers.

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