According to The Times Of India, the organizers of METALLICA‘s upcoming shows in India have been in talks with several names, including several Bollywood production houses, about serving as the opening acts for the heavy metal giants’ first-ever concerts in the country. The first choice was Ranbir Kapoor‘s new film “Rockstar”, which features music by AR Rahman. However, the producers of “Rockstar”reportedly turned down the offer because the score for the film is primarily Sufi rock, which they felt would be difficult to position alongside the world’s biggest metal act.
METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo revealed the band’s plans to play India in an April interview with the Inland Empire Weekly magazine.
“We are going to play India in October,” he said. “That should be interesting, playing a place we never thought in our wildest dreams we’d [go] to play. It’s an honor for all of us that we get to be a part of that whole music scene as a metal band sharing our music with fans in India at this incredible concert!
DNA Entertainment Networks, which has previously brought international names like IRON MAIDEN, MEGADETH, SCORPIONS, ROGER WATERS and DEEP PURPLE to Indian shores, was responsible for booking METALLICA‘s Indian concerts.