“Whaaaaat, that is the round table? It’s too small… it isn’t round… how are we meant to sit around that?!” chuckles Lars Ulrich as he surveys the small, four-legged cup holder about two feet off the floor that serves two small sofas in the corner of the band’s backstage Lisbon dining room. Truth be told, I’m delighted to get the four members of Metallica around any sort of table for one of these chinwags once again.
We are thrilled to announce that on June 14th we will receive one of the most unique and distinctive honors in music, Sweden's Polar Music Prize. In a ceremony broadcast live on Swedish national television we, along with our fellow laureate Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) and Dr. Ahmad Sarmast, will be extremely proud to accept the award from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.