The organizers of the Sonic Temple and Louder Than Life festivals have offered more information about the cancelation of METALLICA‘s appearances at this year’s events.
Earlier today, Ultimate Guitar posted a new interview with Gary Spivack, executive vice president and talent buyer for Danny Wimmer Presents, in which he explained in a greater detail the circumstances that led to METALLICA pulling out of the two festivals.
“Well, we got the call from METALLICA‘s management team, Q Prime, who are, the best managers in the business, hands down, and said that James has Sobriety Weekends that are requirement weekend that are throughout the calendar year, and unfortunately, a couple of those weekends fell on our festivals. Although METALLICA will still be at Welcome To Rockville, Epicenter and Aftershock in 2020 with us, we did lose them for Sonic Temple and Louder Than Life.
“So, then it was, how do you even contemplate filling the shoes of the biggest band in our world? Well, you do it by finding two of the biggest bands in our world. So, we got RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, with John Frusciante, which will be one of only four shows they’ll be doing in 2020, and of course, Grammy Award-winning artist TOOL.”