Metallica’s latest album’s fastest song, Spit Out The Bone, has not been played live in any concert yet.  Fans are looking forward to live performance of the song with great impatience.

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich spoke in an interview by Hard Drive Radio and explained his thoughts on Spit Out The Bone’s live performance. He says that Metallica will not remiere Spit Out the Bone during stadium shows. Here’s the statement:

“I heard a phrase in the last six months that I’ve never heard before in my life ever in my 35 years of being in a rock ‘n’ roll band, which is: ‘Why didn’t you play more new songs tonight?’

Usually it’s like, ‘Why are you playing the whole new album?! Play more old stuff, play more old stuff!’ On the back of this new record, there were shows where we played six new songs – half the reco rd – and people still say, ‘Come on! Where’s ‘Spit Out the Bone’?! Play more new songs!’

Dude, we’re just getting started, we’ve got a lot of touring left. We’ve played seven of the 12 new songs, we’ve got five to go and what seems to be a fan favorite now is ‘Spit Out the Bone.’


We’ll get to all of it, but I don’t think we’ll be introducing ‘Spit Out the Bone’ in a stadium. That’s a pretty deep song, I think it will work better in an arena. But listen, the fact that the fans have embraced the record at this level, the fact that they want to hear more, and the fact that we feel comfortable enough and open a stadium show with a new song, it’s a testament to how awesome this record’s been received – way beyond our wildest hopes and imaginations.

Some people are saying this is our best record since the ‘Black Album,’ some people are saying it’s our best album ever. Hearing that 35 years into our career, it’s crazy.

There’s this thing in the music business that the best days are behind us. And when you still get a chance to challenge that, it’s an awesome thing, especially when it happens as organic as this thing did. We appreciate it and it’s a really cool time in Metallica right now.

You can watch the entire interview from here.

  • The Coal Mine Canary

    They don’t play it because Lars can’t make it to the end of the song, admit it. Would love to hear Spit live instead of Seek or Bells, or Sandman again for the millionth time. Yawn. Not even one Magnetic song in the stadium set! WTF?

  • Slayer Hellas

    BEST METALLICA ALBUM………..WAS JUSTICE…..!!!
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