Howie Simon has uploaded a photos revealing a party supergroup that plays together privately from time to time featuring Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo and Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.
Simon wrote on Instagram, “Sometimes at parties I jam with the bass player from Metallica, the drummer from the Foo Fighters, the guitarist from Iron Maiden, and my friend Richie. I hope I’m not name dropping! Such a fun time – they always throw the best parties!
Foo Fighters are big fans of Metallica, and they’ll be performing together at the I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell show on January 16th in Los Angeles.
Dave Grohl discussed his Metallica fandom in a 2015 Creative Loafing interview.
“I hear that Metallica is releasing their first demo tape — on cassette — and that is fucking rad! I bought the first Metallica album on cassette from a mail-order catalog in 1983. I had never heard of them. I didn’t know anything about them other than they had a cool name, and the description said “thrash metal.” I didn’t even know what that meant. I had listened to tons of punk rock music, and I loved Motörhead, but thrash metal? That sounded scary and cool. So I sent them my $6 or $7 and a couple weeks later I get this tape in the mail. It was Kill ‘Em All and it blew my fucking mind. I will be a diehard Metallica fan until the day I die because of that experience. It was like someone had sent me the Holy Grail. I was like, ‘Ahhh! This is so killer!’
So when I heard they were releasing their first demo I thought, ‘Kick ass! And it’s on a cassette, too!’ That’s going to be a lot of fun.”