Bullet for My Valentine’s Matt Tuck Would Like to See Metallica Cover Their Music
Metallica have done their fair share of cover songs over the years, and if Bullet for My Valentine's Matt Tuck was granted his wish, they'd also cover one of his band's songs. Speaking with Radio Bob! (in the player below), Tuck was asked which other band he'd like to see doing a cover of one of their songs and he chose the thrash icons.
"I take myself to being a 14-year-old kid and going back into that kind of headspace, and Metallica has always been the reason for any of this happening in the first place," says Tuck. "So to maybe hear them giving one of our songs a little bit of makeover would be a pretty special moment for us, and I think they would do it justice, especially the older stuff."
Tuck envisions "Scream Aim Fire" being the pick, "cause that song was just basically built around what they've always done — it's thrashy, it's edgy, it's intense, it's got riffs for days, it's got multiple guitar solos. So I think they could probably do a kick-ass cover of that. That'd be good."
Tuck has been a longtime fan of Metallica, stating that the "Enter Sandman" video won him over. "I just fell in love with the sound and the intensity of it and the imagery of that video," he said. "It just captured me, and from that moment, that's what I wanted to do. So I kind of focused all my efforts, even at 14 years old, to sitting down, learning to play guitar by myself. I didn't take any lessons or anything. I just stuck on the 'Black Album' and off I went — I just kind of learned it from my ears, worked it all out."
Bullet for My Valentine added to the potential catalog that Metallica could choose from, releasing their Gravity album earlier this year. The album has already yielded the singles "Over It," "Piece of Me," "Letting You Go" and "Not Dead Yet."
After playing the ShipRocked Cruise in late January, the band will get a bit more of a breather, with no further dates scheduled until May. See all of their 2019 stops here.
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