METALLICA And VAN HALEN Mashup, ‘Enter Panaman,’ Is Something Else

Metallica Van Halen Mashup

The-Art-of-Guitar YouTube channel has come up with an interesting mashup, mixing two classics — METALLICA‘s “Enter Sandman” and VAN HALEN‘s “Panama” — and it works quite well.

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During a recent Classic Rock interview celebrating the 40th anniversary of DIAMOND HEAD‘s Lightning To The Nations album, Lars Ulrich was asked about the progress of the songwriting sessions for METALLICA‘s follow-up to 2016’s Hardwired… To Self-Destruct record.

“[It’s been] glacial,” Lars responded. “These are the craziest of times and nothing is letting up. There’s a little bit of movement [in that direction], but it’s hard to do a lot when we’re not together.”

In the previous issue of Classic Rock magazine, Ulrich promised the follow-up to Hardwired…To Self Destruct will be the best album the band has ever made.

“It’s the heaviest thing, the coolest,” Lars said. “But all kidding aside, if it wasn’t because we thought that the best record was still ahead of us, then why keep doing it? In METALLICA, we love the creative process, and it’s hard for me to imagine that we’ll ever stop making records.”