— Metallica (@Metallica) 14 December 2016
Leaving us with more questions than answers, Metallica’s official Twitter account just revealed that the band have been “hangin’ with (Chris) Hardwick” – giving rise to hopes that there might be another Metallica Nerdist podcast in the not too distant future. With new album, “Hardwired to Self-Destruct” rampaging round the world, it’s not a huge leap to assume that a podcast with a following the size of The Nerdist might be somewhere they’d like to do some promotion but it’s also possible that they’re just sharing embroidery tips.
Speculative Metallica gossip is only so interesting, especially at a time when the band are clearly more relaxed about releasing to the web and using digital media to their advantage. MetallicaTV is bursting at the seams with all the new material from the album including this behind-the-scenes glimpse of the video for “Now That We’re Dead”.
ICYMI the previous Metallica Nerdist episode from 2013 is available here.