Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Robert Trujillo was completely hungover during Metallica audition


Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo recalled his audition with the band in 2003. You can read some excerpts below.

Trujillo tells WTF podcast: "I wake up at 9am and see Lars on the treadmill. It’s like he doesn’t know me any more. He’s already sobered up. I’ve got this crazy headache so he’s like, ‘Lets go to the studio.’ This was when they were going through therapy, and had a life coach called Phil Towle. Here I am with a pounding headache, James is now sober, and the last thing he wants anywhere near his band is a drunk Mexican."

He continued: "So I’m sitting at the table completely hungover and thinking, ‘Lars did this to me’, because he was checking me out to see if I could handle it. This was a test. I played Battery and everyone thought it was pretty slamming, but other than that I was brain-dead. People were asking me questions and I was giving stupid answers."