Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo talked about Metallica’s four decades of presence in the metal music scene during their appearance on NBCSports postgame show hosted by George Kontos and hinted the reason why the band is still so productive.

Probably one of the most renowned metal bands of all time, Metallica, is still working on making music despite the changes in the music industry following the outbreak of Covid-19. As is known, the band is planning to celebrate their 40th anniversary on the music scene with their Forty Years Of Metallica shows, which consist of two shows in their hometown San Francisco on December 17 and 19, the tickets for which will be available to the band’s Fifth Member fan club.

This year also has another key importance for the band, as it is the 30th anniversary of their ‘Black Album’ released on August 12, 1991. For that reason, Metallica has also announced the release of ‘The Black Album Remastered’ on September 10th which consists of reworked songs from the record. The band is also releasing ‘The Metallica Blacklist’ at the same time, which is a huge tribute album featuring the covers of 53 artists.

Making an appearance on NBCSports postgame show, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo talked about their 40th anniversary and the release of ‘The Black Album 2021’ and ‘The Metallica Blacklist.’ As seen in a tweet posted by Metallica, Hammett said during the show that he cannot believe how fast the time has passed and that it has been four decades, as it still seems like just yesterday for him.

The guitarist also added that they haven’t really peaked, are still hungry to make music, and still have stuff they want to do. Robert Trujillo then agreed, saying that the band does not suffer from the shortage of musical ideas, unlike other bands that have been around that long. He then added it is quite the opposite for them, as they have too many ideas while joking that it’s a good problem to have.

Kirk Hammett said during the show that:

“It’s crazy when I think about four decades. I swear to God, it seems like just yesterday: we were on a tour bus somewhere in the middle of America, just trying to keep up with everything. Nowadays it’s just forty years, it just passed so quickly.

It’s amazing – what’s truly amazing is that now I still feel like we haven’t really peaked, we are still hungry, still wanna make music, still care about music, and still care about each other. I don’t see any signs of a slowing down man, because we have stuff that we wanna do.”

Then Robert Trujillo added:

“You know, what’s insane about this is that there is no shortage of musical ideas and riffs and baselines. A lot of times when bands have been around that long, there is a shortage as people ran out of ideas. We got the opposite of it, we have got too many ideas. It’s a good problem to have.

Below is the tweet posted by Metallica’s official account for you to watch the entire interview.