Rob Trujillo On Metallica & Slipknot Aus Tour: 'I Have A Fond Place In My Heart For Corey'

20 March 2019 | 9:59 am | Neil Griffiths

'He's always been good to me.'

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Metallica and Slipknot will team up to tour Australia this year in what will be one of the biggest runs of the country in recent memory and according to Metallica bassist Rob Trujillo it'll be like a "family vacation".

Appearing on this week's episode of The Music Podcast, Trujillo said the decision to bring Slipknot in for the Australian tour in October was a collective decision made by the band. 

"We're friends. I think it's great," Trujillo told host Neil Griffiths.

"[Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor]  actually rented my house in Venice Beach during the recording of, I think, their last album a few years back.

"I have a fond place in my heart for him. He's always been good to me. He's been great to my family. So to have him on the bill with us is exciting to me, because we haven't played shows with Slipknot in a long time... it's gonna kinda be like the family vacation, you know?

"You're out there and you're in the sun and going to the beach - that's what we do when we're there - and you get to play great huge massive shows with Slipknot. That's a great thing right there in itself."

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While Metallica have performed over 130 shows on the current world tour, Slipknot returned late last year with new track, All Out Life, before announcing this month that their sixth studio album will drop on 9 August just in time for the tour.

On this episode of The Music Podcast, Trujillo also talks about when fans can expect new Metallica music. Check out the full episode below or on iTunes.

Tickets for the October tour are on sale now. For more details, head over to theGuide.