Metallica’s Robert Trujillo: “Black Sabbath Gave Me Nightmares!”
In the immense 172-page Metal Hammer Black Sabbath tribute issue on sale right now, we talk to some of metal’s biggest names about the influence of the Godfathers of heavy music – including Metallica, Slayer, Zakk Wylde, Slash, Behemoth and many more!
“Choosing one ultimate Black Sabbath track is impossible!” laughs Metallica bassist Rob Trujillo. “Symptom Of The Universe because it’s so powerful, crushing and relentless. Sweet Leaf because it was my second gig with Ozzy in Las Vegas back in 1996. Sweet Leaf was the cue for me and Ozzy to launch into this primal sumo stance, we spontaneously put it into motion, labelling this dance the Crab Walk!
“The title track Black Sabbath was the first song I remember hearing. I was 11 years old and my best friend’s stoner brother said, ‘Listen to this song and stare at the album cover.’ It was in a dark garage with black lights and lava lamps. I had nightmares after that. I was never quite the same…”