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METALLICA’s LARS ULRICH:'We Keep It Fresh By Continuously Reinventing What We Do'

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich was interviewed by CBS on the red carpet at the 56th annual Grammy Awards, which was held last night (January 26) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. You can watch the chat below.
Asked about METALLICA's performance of its classic song "One" with Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang at last night’s ceremony, Ulrich said: “[Lang Lang] just so dynamic and he has such a great kind of flamboyant and outgoing energy, and he’s really, really cool — he’s a really nice guy, which helps — and I think it’s just a perfect mashup. Our manager, Peter Mensch, suggested it. We played in China this year, we did a bunch of shows in August, and that was really, really fun. So there’s 1.2 billion people in China and we’re gonna see if we can reach every single one of them.”
Ulrich also spoke about the key ingredient in what keeps METALLICA fresh and exciting more than thirty years after the band’s inception.
"I guess we keep it fresh by continuously, sort of, reinventing what we do," he said. "We did a movie last year and we do mashups like this. So if you get a chance to always, sort of, do different things all the time, it’s really, really fun. I think, for us, the idea of, kind of, record, tour, record, tour, record, tour, that’s a little dated. And when we get a chance to do all these different experiences, then it, sort of, keeps it fresh for us."
METALLICA's feature film "Metallica Through The Never" will be released tomorrow (Tuesday, January 28) on Blu-ray, 3-D Blu-ray, DVD and digital.
The film came out last September in 3D IMAX but earned less than $4 million in its U.S. box office run.
METALLICA is currently working on its 10th studio album. The band will emerge next summer for a European tour on which each night’s set list will be chosen online by fans attending the gig.
The band’s traditional 18-song set will include the 17 top voted songs along with a brand new track.
The tour, dubbed the "Metallica by Request" tour, will kick off on May 28 at the Sonisphere festival in Helsinki, Finland and travel across Europe through July 11.
Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/metallicas-lars-ulrich-we-keep-it-fresh-by-continuously-reinventing-what-we-do/#td8MVpx2UXIrHbDc.99
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METALLICA’s LARS ULRICH:
'We Keep It Fresh By Continuously Reinventing What We Do'


METALLICA
 drummer Lars Ulrich was interviewed by CBS on the red carpet at the 56th annual Grammy Awards, which was held last night (January 26) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. You can watch the chat below.

Asked about METALLICA's performance of its classic song "One" with Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang at last night’s ceremony, Ulrich said: “[Lang Lang] just so dynamic and he has such a great kind of flamboyant and outgoing energy, and he’s really, really cool — he’s a really nice guy, which helps — and I think it’s just a perfect mashup. Our manager, Peter Mensch, suggested it. We played in China this year, we did a bunch of shows in August, and that was really, really fun. So there’s 1.2 billion people in China and we’re gonna see if we can reach every single one of them.”

Ulrich also spoke about the key ingredient in what keeps METALLICA fresh and exciting more than thirty years after the band’s inception.

"I guess we keep it fresh by continuously, sort of, reinventing what we do," he said. "We did a movie last year and we do mashups like this. So if you get a chance to always, sort of, do different things all the time, it’s really, really fun. I think, for us, the idea of, kind of, record, tour, record, tour, record, tour, that’s a little dated. And when we get a chance to do all these different experiences, then it, sort of, keeps it fresh for us."

METALLICA's feature film "Metallica Through The Never" will be released tomorrow (Tuesday, January 28) on Blu-ray, 3-D Blu-ray, DVD and digital.

The film came out last September in 3D IMAX but earned less than $4 million in its U.S. box office run.

METALLICA is currently working on its 10th studio album. The band will emerge next summer for a European tour on which each night’s set list will be chosen online by fans attending the gig.

The band’s traditional 18-song set will include the 17 top voted songs along with a brand new track.

The tour, dubbed the "Metallica by Request" tour, will kick off on May 28 at the Sonisphere festival in Helsinki, Finland and travel across Europe through July 11.


Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/metallicas-lars-ulrich-we-keep-it-fresh-by-continuously-reinventing-what-we-do/#td8MVpx2UXIrHbDc.99

                                U.S. Documentary Competition Premieres                                    At The 2104 Sundance Film Festival. 
Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory / U.S.A. (Director: Michael Rossato-Bennett) — Five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia—many of them alone in nursing homes. A man with a simple idea discovers that songs embedded deep in memory can ease pain and awaken these fading minds. Joy and life are resuscitated, and our cultural fears over aging are confronted.
All the Beautiful Things / U.S.A. (Director: John Harkrider) — John and Barron are lifelong friends whose friendship is tested when Barron’s girlfriend says Barron put a knife to her throat and raped her. Not knowing she has lied, John tells her to go to the police. Years later, John and Barron meet in a bar to resolve the betrayal. 
CAPTIVATED The Trials of Pamela Smart  / U.S.A., United Kingdom (Director: Jeremiah Zagar) — In an extraordinary and tragic American story, a small town murder becomes one of the highest profile cases of all time. From its historic role as the first televised trial to the many books and movies made about it, the film looks at the media’s enduring impact on the case. 
The Case Against 8 / U.S.A. (Directors: Ben Cotner, Ryan White) — A behind-the-scenes look inside the case to overturn California’s ban on same-sex marriage. Shot over five years, the film follows the unlikely team that took the first federal marriage equality lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Cesar’s Last Fast / U.S.A. (Directors: Richard Ray Perez, Lorena Parlee) — Inspired by Catholic social teaching, Cesar Chavez risked his life fighting for America’s poorest workers. The film illuminates the intensity of one man’s devotion and personal sacrifice, the birth of an economic justice movement, and tells an untold chapter in the story of civil rights in America.
Dinosaur 13 / U.S.A. (Director: Todd Miller) — The true tale behind one of the greatest discoveries in history. DAY ONE FILM
E-TEAM / U.S.A. (Directors: Katy Chevigny, Ross Kauffman) — E-TEAM is driven by the high-stakes investigative work of four intrepid human rights workers, offering a rare look at their lives at home and their dramatic work in the field.
Fed Up / U.S.A. (Director: Stephanie Soechtig) — Fed Up blows the lid off everything we thought we knew about food and weight loss, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry, aided by the U.S. government, to mislead and confuse the American public, resulting in one of the largest health epidemics in history.
The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz / U.S.A. (Director: Brian Knappenberger) — Programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz achieved groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing. His passion for open access ensnared him in a legal nightmare that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. 
Ivory Tower / U.S.A. (Director: Andrew Rossi) — As tuition spirals upward and student debt passes a trillion dollars, students and parents ask, “Is college worth it?” From the halls of Harvard to public and private colleges in financial crisis to education startups in Silicon Valley, an urgent portrait emerges of a great American institution at the breaking point.
Marmato / U.S.A. (Director: Mark Grieco) — Colombia is the center of a new global gold rush, and Marmato, a historic mining town, is the new frontier. Filmed over the course of nearly six years, Marmato chronicles how townspeople confront a Canadian mining company that wants the $20 billion in gold beneath their homes.
No No: A Dockumentary / U.S.A. (Director: Jeffrey Radice) — Dock Ellis pitched a no-hitter on LSD, then worked for decades counseling drug abusers. Dock’s soulful style defined 1970s baseball as he kept hitters honest and embarrassed the establishment. An ensemble cast of teammates, friends, and family investigate his life on the field, in the media, and out of the spotlight. 
The Overnighters / U.S.A. (Director: Jesse Moss) — Desperate, broken men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. A local Pastor’s decision to help them has extraordinary and unexpected consequences.
Private Violence / U.S.A. (Director: Cynthia Hill) — One in four women experience violence in their homes. Have you ever asked, “Why doesn’t she just leave?” Private Violence shatters the brutality of our logic and intimately reveals the stories of two women: Deanna Walters, who transforms from victim to survivor, and Kit Gruelle, who advocates for justice.
Rich Hill / U.S.A. (Directors: Andrew Droz Palermo, Tracy Droz Tragos) — In a rural, American town, kids face heartbreaking choices, find comfort in the most fragile of family bonds, and dream of a future of possibility.
Watchers of the Sky / U.S.A. (Director: Edet Belzberg) — Five interwoven stories of remarkable courage from Nuremberg to Rwanda, from Darfur to Syria, and from apathy to action. 
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                                U.S. Documentary Competition Premieres 
                                   At The 2104 Sundance Film Festival. 

Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory / U.S.A. (Director: Michael Rossato-Bennett) — Five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia—many of them alone in nursing homes. A man with a simple idea discovers that songs embedded deep in memory can ease pain and awaken these fading minds. Joy and life are resuscitated, and our cultural fears over aging are confronted.

All the Beautiful Things / U.S.A. (Director: John Harkrider) — John and Barron are lifelong friends whose friendship is tested when Barron’s girlfriend says Barron put a knife to her throat and raped her. Not knowing she has lied, John tells her to go to the police. Years later, John and Barron meet in a bar to resolve the betrayal. 

CAPTIVATED The Trials of Pamela Smart  / U.S.A., United Kingdom (Director: Jeremiah Zagar) — In an extraordinary and tragic American story, a small town murder becomes one of the highest profile cases of all time. From its historic role as the first televised trial to the many books and movies made about it, the film looks at the media’s enduring impact on the case. 

The Case Against 8 / U.S.A. (Directors: Ben Cotner, Ryan White) — A behind-the-scenes look inside the case to overturn California’s ban on same-sex marriage. Shot over five years, the film follows the unlikely team that took the first federal marriage equality lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Cesar’s Last Fast / U.S.A. (Directors: Richard Ray Perez, Lorena Parlee) — Inspired by Catholic social teaching, Cesar Chavez risked his life fighting for America’s poorest workers. The film illuminates the intensity of one man’s devotion and personal sacrifice, the birth of an economic justice movement, and tells an untold chapter in the story of civil rights in America.

Dinosaur 13 / U.S.A. (Director: Todd Miller) — The true tale behind one of the greatest discoveries in history. DAY ONE FILM

E-TEAM / U.S.A. (Directors: Katy Chevigny, Ross Kauffman) — E-TEAM is driven by the high-stakes investigative work of four intrepid human rights workers, offering a rare look at their lives at home and their dramatic work in the field.

Fed Up / U.S.A. (Director: Stephanie Soechtig) — Fed Up blows the lid off everything we thought we knew about food and weight loss, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry, aided by the U.S. government, to mislead and confuse the American public, resulting in one of the largest health epidemics in history.

The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz / U.S.A. (Director: Brian Knappenberger) — Programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz achieved groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing. His passion for open access ensnared him in a legal nightmare that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. 

Ivory Tower / U.S.A. (Director: Andrew Rossi) — As tuition spirals upward and student debt passes a trillion dollars, students and parents ask, “Is college worth it?” From the halls of Harvard to public and private colleges in financial crisis to education startups in Silicon Valley, an urgent portrait emerges of a great American institution at the breaking point.

Marmato / U.S.A. (Director: Mark Grieco) — Colombia is the center of a new global gold rush, and Marmato, a historic mining town, is the new frontier. Filmed over the course of nearly six years, Marmato chronicles how townspeople confront a Canadian mining company that wants the $20 billion in gold beneath their homes.

No No: A Dockumentary / U.S.A. (Director: Jeffrey Radice) — Dock Ellis pitched a no-hitter on LSD, then worked for decades counseling drug abusers. Dock’s soulful style defined 1970s baseball as he kept hitters honest and embarrassed the establishment. An ensemble cast of teammates, friends, and family investigate his life on the field, in the media, and out of the spotlight. 

The Overnighters / U.S.A. (Director: Jesse Moss) — Desperate, broken men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. A local Pastor’s decision to help them has extraordinary and unexpected consequences.

Private Violence / U.S.A. (Director: Cynthia Hill) — One in four women experience violence in their homes. Have you ever asked, “Why doesn’t she just leave?” Private Violence shatters the brutality of our logic and intimately reveals the stories of two women: Deanna Walters, who transforms from victim to survivor, and Kit Gruelle, who advocates for justice.

Rich Hill / U.S.A. (Directors: Andrew Droz Palermo, Tracy Droz Tragos) — In a rural, American town, kids face heartbreaking choices, find comfort in the most fragile of family bonds, and dream of a future of possibility.

Watchers of the Sky / U.S.A. (Director: Edet Belzberg) — Five interwoven stories of remarkable courage from Nuremberg to Rwanda, from Darfur to Syria, and from apathy to action. 

     The Most Anticipated Films Of The 2014 Sundance Film Festival 
1. ‘Love Is Strange’ Director, Ira Sachs’ Synopsis: After four decades together Ben and George finally get married, but it results in George being fired from his conservative job, and the couple can no longer afford their New York City apartment. As a temporary measure, Ben stays with his nephew while George stays with neighbors, but the pressures of separation after so long together weigh heavy on both.
2. ‘Boyhood’Director, Richard LinklaterSynopsis: The life of a child told from age six to age 18, following his relationship with his parents before and after they divorce. *it’s a literal coming-of-age film, which will see Salmon and the other actors age before the cameras: as Hawke described it, it’s like “timelapse photography of a human being.” With twelve years passing between the start of filming and release,  it is likely the longest film shoot in history. 
3. ‘The Skeleton Twins’Director, Craig Johnson Synopsis: An estranged brother and sister reunite in the wake of a family crisis, bringing old memories to the forefront, and forcing both to confront the rather disillusioning way their lives have turned out. *Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader in  rare serious roles.
4. ‘Low Down’Director, Jeff Preiss Synopsis: Based on a true story, the film is set in 1970s Hollywood and follows Amy, the daughter of jazz pianist and deteriorating heroin addict Joe Albany, as she struggles to negotiate her own way in the world after an unconventional upbringing by her beloved father.  
5. ‘Whiplash’Director, Damien ChazelleSynopsis: A young drummer at a competitively cutthroat music academy is driven to ever more insane levels of perfectionism by a new teacher and also by his own mortal fear of mediocrity.
6. ‘They Came Together’ Director, David Wain Synopsis: Joel, an executive for a candy store chain comes to New York to shut down a tiny sweet shop only to fall for the owner, Molly. But that’s not the only obstacle in their path. *With Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler
7. ‘Life Itself’ Director, Steve James Synopsis: A documentary on the life and career of immensely respected film critic Roger Ebert, who passedaway last year.
8. ‘Wish I Was Here’ Director, Zach Braff Synopsis: A 35-year-old struggling actor/father/husband decides to home school his kids after he can no longer afford to send them to private school. *Co-stars Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin, Josh Gad, Ashley Greene,and Joey King
9. ‘Song One’Director, Kate Barker-Froyland  Synopsis: An anthropologist doing research in Morocco returns to New York to discover that her brother, a young musician, has suffered an accident that has left him comatose. Anne Hathaway stars as the emotionally distant sister who tries to make up for lost time by honoring her brother’s commitment to music and in doing so meets his musical idol.
10. ‘Camp X-Ray’Director, Peter SattlerSynopsis:  A young woman joins the military only to end up as a guard in Guantanamo Bay, where she befriends a detainee. *Whether it’s good or bad, Kristen Stewart’s presence ensures this’ll be one of the most talked about—or at least tweeted about—films of the festival.
 
Leave your comments below on which films you are most looking forward to catching in theaters! 
*Part Two of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival most anticipated films coming soon! 
Jan 17, 2014

     The Most Anticipated Films Of The 2014 Sundance Film Festival 

1. ‘Love Is Strange’ 
Director, Ira Sachs’ 

Synopsis: After four decades together Ben and George finally get married, but it results in George being fired from his conservative job, and the couple can no longer afford their New York City apartment. As a temporary measure, Ben stays with his nephew while George stays with neighbors, but the pressures of separation after so long together weigh heavy on both.

2. ‘Boyhood’
Director, Richard Linklater

Synopsis: The life of a child told from age six to age 18, following his relationship with his parents before and after they divorce. *it’s a literal coming-of-age film, which will see Salmon and the other actors age before the cameras: as Hawke described it, it’s like “timelapse photography of a human being.” With twelve years passing between the start of filming and release,  it is likely the longest film shoot in history. 

3. ‘The Skeleton Twins’
Director, Craig Johnson 
Synopsis: An estranged brother and sister reunite in the wake of a family crisis, bringing old memories to the forefront, and forcing both to confront the rather disillusioning way their lives have turned out. *Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader in  rare serious roles.

4. ‘Low Down’
Director, Jeff Preiss 
Synopsis: Based on a true story, the film is set in 1970s Hollywood and follows Amy, the daughter of jazz pianist and deteriorating heroin addict Joe Albany, as she struggles to negotiate her own way in the world after an unconventional upbringing by her beloved father.  

5. ‘Whiplash’
Director, Damien Chazelle
Synopsis: A young drummer at a competitively cutthroat music academy is driven to ever more insane levels of perfectionism by a new teacher and also by his own mortal fear of mediocrity.

6. ‘They Came Together’ 
Director, David Wain 
Synopsis: Joel, an executive for a candy store chain comes to New York to shut down a tiny sweet shop only to fall for the owner, Molly. But that’s not the only obstacle in their path. *With Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler

7. ‘Life Itself’ 
Director, Steve James 
Synopsis: A documentary on the life and career of immensely respected film critic Roger Ebert, who passedaway last year.

8. ‘Wish I Was Here’ 
Director, Zach Braff 
Synopsis: A 35-year-old struggling actor/father/husband decides to home school his kids after he can no longer afford to send them to private school. *Co-stars Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin, Josh Gad, Ashley Greene,and Joey King

9. ‘Song One’
Director, Kate Barker-Froyland  
Synopsis: An anthropologist doing research in Morocco returns to New York to discover that her brother, a young musician, has suffered an accident that has left him comatose. Anne Hathaway stars as the emotionally distant sister who tries to make up for lost time by honoring her brother’s commitment to music and in doing so meets his musical idol.

10. ‘Camp X-Ray’
Director, Peter Sattler
Synopsis:  A young woman joins the military only to end up as a guard in Guantanamo Bay, where she befriends a detainee. *Whether it’s good or bad, Kristen Stewart’s presence ensures this’ll be one of the most talked about—or at least tweeted about—films of the festival.

 

Leave your comments below on which films you are most looking forward to catching in theaters! 

*Part Two of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival most anticipated films coming soon! 

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Hello from #Utah and the #Arthouse Convergence! We’re talking #independentfilm with leaders of the industry, in advance of #sundance2014! Are you in Park City? Headed to the Sundance Film Festival? We’re scouting the best in #indiefilm to bring direct to you! #movies #filmfestival #FilmMovement

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Does farming run in your family? We’d love to know more about you.

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Dutch Influence, new music documentary featuring Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Afrojack, Hardwell, and more is playing in select theatres November 2013. For tickets & screenings click here: Join #DutchInfluenceTo demand a screening click here: Demand #DutchInfluence
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Dutch Influence, new music documentary featuring Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Afrojack, Hardwell, and more is playing in select theatres November 2013.

For tickets & screenings click here: Join #DutchInfluence
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