James Hetfield says he and Robert Trujillo wrote the most for Metallica’s new album Death Magnetic.
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On bassist Robert Trujillo’s contributions to the new record and the band’s overall sound, James Hetfield said:
"I don’t really have to say it, but I will — he’s an amazing bass player; very competent. He can play pretty much anything we throw at him. Not only that, but obviously [Robert] playing with his fingers brings a fuller sound. He — and no disrespect to Jason [Newsted, Rob’s predecessor in METALLICA] — but Rob has already written more on this album than Jason had in his whole 14 years. A lot of that had to do with us not being willing, and I totally understand that, but just his material seemed to gel better. It feels as though we’ve known him forever, basically, is what it feels like. And there’s still times when I see him in pictures with us, and I go, ‘Oh, yeah! He’s in our band. Dude, we kick ass even more now.’ It’s a good feeling." Heavy Metal Dot Biz
Hope to hear his evil playing very low from my subwoofer.