Geddy Lee Calls Rumors He Almost Produced Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’ ‘Sort of True’

2015-12-15

Story by Charles Ken

Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’ could have been produced by Rush’s Geddy Lee

There’s a little rumor going around that Rush singer and bass player Geddy Lee almost produced Metallica’s famed 1986 album, “Master of Puppets.” Speaking with Noisey, the Lee confirmed the rumors are “sort of true.”

“There was some discussion with (drummer) Lars (Ulrich), back in the day, about working with (Metallica),” Lee explained. “This was before Master of Puppets came out, I think?  There was talk, you know.  I was friends with their management and I met Lars back in England. I remember going to see them here in Toronto when they played at the Masonic Temple.

“That’s when the original bass player (Cliff Burton) was still happening. You know, before that tragedy,” Lee added, in reference to the Burton’s death after a 1986 bus accident. “And, you know, we talked about it and I liked their band a lot at that time. But it just never came together.”

Lee says he’s a fan of Metallica, but their kind of music is usually a bit too heavy for his taste.

“I like Metallica,” Lee said. “I’ve got great respect for them. But, you won’t hear too much speed metal or death metal in my house.”

Metallica are busy working on their follow-up to 2008’s “Death Magnetic.”

Posted by Charles Ken | Metal, Music, Rock News

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