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Rob Trujillo Reveals His Dream Band to Play With Instead of Metallica

In a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Rob Trujillo revealed the band he dreams of playing with instead of Metallica.

When asked about his favorite memory or standout experience from the Power Trip festival in Indio, California, where they performed in October, the bassist replied:

“Just being able to stand there watching those bands so up close and personal was incredible; I stood 15 feet away from AC/DC! Even though I’m friends with people like [Iron Maiden’s] Adrian Smith, watching him onstage, doing what he does, it’s like, ‘Oh, that’s right! He’s the guy that’s influenced us all!’”

Highlights of the Power Trip Festival Experience

He went on to reveal which band he wished he could perform with: “I was interviewed by the LA Times, and they also got Justin [Chancellor, Tool bassist] to answer the same question: Which band do you feel you could play with? And we were both like, ‘Iron Maiden!’ We grew up listening to Steve Harris, so he’s our path through all this music, so seeing that band onstage just took us back to our youth.”

Trujillo then talked about the challenging conditions of the festival, noting: “Then you get to Sunday, and it’s like, ‘Oh yeah, we’ve got to play now!’ I commend the crew and audience. It was literally triple-digit temperatures with all this dust, so people who endured that and still made it a great gig, it’s truly commendable.” Please write in English language.

Behind the Scenes at the Festival

In a follow-up question, the musician also shared that the backstage experience at the festival was fantastic. Meeting Rob Halford always left him starstruck. Although he didn’t get to meet Angus [Young] this time, he hopes to in the future because he seems really cool. Hanging out with Duff [McKagan] and Slash was great.

In the same interview, the bassist also picked his favorite track from the new album, ’72 Seasons,’ choosing ‘You Must Burn!’ for personal reasons. It marks his first semi-solo vocal moment in Metallica, where he aimed to channel Ozzy Osbourne. Regarding potential future vocal roles, Trujillo expressed his readiness to contribute whatever the band needs, emphasizing his willingness to cherish such moments.

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