Metallica is plotting a weeklong residency on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Fegurson’ November 17th. The long running pioneers of thrash metal will support Craig Ferguson during his final weeks as the host of the late night talk show. ‘The Big 4’ band will sit with Ferguson for an interview, and will play songs from their lengthy library.
Ferguson has announced he will be stepping down as the host of the The Late Late Show back in April. He calls his retirement the ‘conscious uncoupling’ between him and CBS, after he failed to land the big gig seeing that David Letterman has handed the honor of hosting ‘The Late Show’ over to Stephen Colbert. Ferguson has hosted the show for 10 years, was nominated for an Emmy, and has a Peabody Award from 2009.
Metallica’s residency will coincide with the 10th anniversary of their documentary ‘Some Kind of Monster’, which arrives November 24th. The band also has vinyl pressing of their new song ‘Lords of Summer’, which releases on Black Friday for Record Store Day.
Lars Urlich, possibly the most outspoken drummer in the history of music, tells Rolling Stone, “What better way to celebrate Craig’s awesome tenure at CBS than to come and shake the rafters for a whole week. Nothing to sell, nothing to promote… purely hanging at Craig’s personal request. Bring it!”
Craig Ferguson will be replaced by British actor and comedian James Corden, and he plans to leave sometime in December. The Scottish host has some projects to keep him busy after he steps down from the Late Late Show. He will host ‘The Celebrity Name Game’ and supposedly has other ventures on the horizon.
Metallica will do a weeklong residency on The Late Late Show to see Craig Ferguson off in style. You can catch it on CBS starting November 17th.