METALLICA BASSIST ROBERT TRUJILLO WAS ASKED IN AN INTERVIEW WITH A ST. LOUIS RADIO STATION, IF HE COULD SEE HIMSELF STILL PLAYING WITH THE BAND WHEN HE IS IN HIS 70S. THE 52-YEAR-OLD MUSICIAN RESPONDED, “WE ALWAYS SAY, OKAY, WITH METALLICA’S MUSIC, THERE’S A CERTAIN PHYSICALITY TO IT, AND THE STAGES ARE BIG, SO THERE’S MORE LIKELIHOOD OF AN INJURY. I MEAN JAMES HAS ALREADY HAD SURGERY ON HIS NECK AND HIS BACK.” TRUJILLO NOTED THAT OTHER MUSICIANS SUCH AS SLIPKNOT’S COREY TAYLOR AND SLAYER’S TOM ARAYA HAVE HAD SIMILAR OPERATIONS ON THEIR NECKS, ADDING, “HEAVY METAL WILL TAKE YOU DOWN. YOU’VE GOTTA BE READY FOR THAT.” THE NORTH AMERICAN LEG OF METALLICA’S “WORLDWIRED” 2017 TOUR KICKED OFF LAST MONTH AND HITS THE IOWA SPEEDWAY IN NEWTON, IOWA ON FRIDAY.