Metallica, as it's so good at doing, has stirred up fans again with news that it will be playing a Super Bowl 50 eve show on February 6 in San Francisco and, just as importantly, with a new video showing frontman James Hetfield working on the studio on the group's long-awaited follow-up to 2008's Death Magnetic.
Bassist Robert Trujillo, meanwhile, gave us an update on progress on the process so far:
"I can honestly say this; we're feeling great about that we're doing, and I can't give you a specific date of release. We feel good about what we're doing and what we're doing feels really, really great...We're having a good time and that's the most important thing, and as long as it's grooving and it's heavy, that's what does it for me...It's taking a long time for us to get the ball rolling and we've been on this, we've been nurturing this thing for awhile now. It's feeling really, really great, and I can't complain. I think the fans'll be happy."
In addition to the latest news blips, Metallica recently re-launched its web site with new content and announced the release of a 16-disc vinyl box set featuring four complete shows from its 2015 By Request Tour, which is currently available for order at the group's web site.