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Contact: Melissa Bachtel
(JUNE 2013) – Metallica front-man James Hetfield joined Steve Black this weekend to co-host Envision Radio Networks®’ The Chop Shop. Celebrating its tenth year of guitar greatness, The Chop Shop was the first radio show devoted exclusively to the guitar. Over 900 interviews later, The Chop Shop host Steve Black sits down with Hetfield at the Orion Festival that rocked Detroit this past June 8th and 9th.
At the festival, Steve Black spoke with Hetfield about the process of putting the event together. “It’s just another adventure for us to bring people closer to music,” Hetfield explained. Discussing the lineup, the Metallica front-man said, “We don’t want to focus on one type of music. We want to focus on good music, but focus on it being something at least edgy, something that moves people in a different way.” On the experience of playing live, Hetfield said, “Playing live for us has been the best drug on the planet.”
Hetfield also spoke to Black about Metallica’s upcoming trip to China. “Art and music… have no borders, so that’s why we do this, and that’s why we want to go to places like China,” said Hetfield. “Seeing fans in a new country for the first time is always amazing.”
Click here to hear the full show that aired June 14th weekend.
The Chop Shop and Chop Shop Classic feature weekly updates on bands and tours, web exclusive content, and special guests all while playing 10 songs an hour. Both versions are two hours in length and feature weekly interviews as well as the exclusive Chop Shop Hall of Fame feature, where such guests as Ted Nugent, Brian May, Leslie West, and hundreds others pay tribute to guitar legends Eddie Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Angus Young, Slash and more.
Visit www.chopshopradio.com for more information. Get social with The Chop Shop on Twitter at www.twitter.com/chopshopradio or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/chopshopguitarshow. Interested stations should contact Melissa Bachtel at email@example.com or 216-831-3761 for broadcast details.
About Envision Radio Networks®:
Envision Radio Networks® provides content and services to more than 1,400 radio stations and reaches millions of listeners each week. Envision Radio Networks, Inc. is the largest independently owned affiliate relations company in the country and supplies all types of programming and services to radio including morning show content, short-form vignettes, virtual news-weather-sports broadcasts, live syndicated morning shows, long-form weekend programming, 24/7 formats, comedy services, event programming, off-air tools, web content, album releases and artist specials. Envision Radio Networks® is based in Cleveland, Ohio, with offices in New York City and Nashville.