METALLICA’s ROBERT TRUJILLO Would Love To See SLAYER Do Cover Of ’72 Seasons’

Robert Trujillo Kerry King

During a recent interview on Mexico’s Alfa 91.3 FM radio station, METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo was asked to select an artist from any music genre and a song from their latest album 72 Seasons that he would like to cover.

Robert responded: “Wow. That’s a good question, ’cause it could be really funny and I could tell you that I would choose… Are you familiar with Cheech & ChongCheech & Chong were a comedy team. And I’ve been saying this in the press. They had an incredible song called ‘Earache My Eye’ in the ’70s… And they had a horn section and everything. ‘If Darkness Had A Son’ is a song that I’ve been saying I can hear Cheech & Chong [singing], ‘Temptation’. And Cheech & Chong, they had one guy… They were, like, what we call stoners. So they were always very high, like, ‘Yeah, man. Cool, dude.’ And one of them was what we say Chicano; he was Mexican-American. That would have been Cheech MarinCheech Marin is his name. So I always imagine him going, [singing] ‘Temptation’, like that.”

“But aside from that… That would be the humorous side. I would say… Let’s see… What would be a really powerful song? I mean, I would love to hear [the] 72 Seasons [title track]… This is gonna sound crazy. What if ’72 Seasons’ was covered by SLAYER? That would be pretty cool. [Laughs] No one would expect that. But I would love it. ‘Cause I always feel like… Some people say there’s a competition [between METALLICA and SLAYER]… And maybe it’s because I came into the band later. I view it as more as two signature sort of icon powerhouses that had this energy back in the early ’80s really strong. But what if, what if the classic SLAYER lineup covered a song like ’72 Seasons’? That would be pretty cool.”

As reported by BillboardMETALLICA‘s latest album, 72 Seasons, achieved sales of 146,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. during its initial week, securing the No. 2 spot on the Billboard 200 chart.

Although it was the first time since their 1988 album …And Justice For All that the band didn’t reach the No. 1 position, 72 Seasons represents METALLICA‘s 12th album to make it into the Top 10 charts, with eight of them attaining the top two spots.