The metal icons will perform on the CBS program every night during the week of November 17th (via Rolling Stone). Ostensibly, the appearances will be the band’s way of saying goodbye to outgoing host Craig Ferguson. “What better way to celebrate Craig’s awesome tenure at CBS than to come and shake the rafters for a whole week,” Lars Ulrich said. “Nothing to sell, nothing to promote (except a reissue DVD) … purely hanging at Craig’s personal request. Bring it!”
“Nothing to promote” may not be an entirely honest assessment of the situation. Besides the 10th anniversary reissue of their Some Kind of Monster documentary (due November 24th), Metallica will also release a limited-edition vinyl of their latest single, “Lords of Summer”, for Record Store Day Black Friday (November 28th). In December, they’re also set to put out a box set of every live show they played in 2014. (Limited numbers of select shows will be available on vinyl next year, and all 27 shows are available digitally and on CD now).
Regardless, Metallica will be sending Ferguson off in rocking style. The host announced the end of his decade-long tenure as Late Late Show host back in April. The news came after Ferguson was reportedly overlooked as David Letterman’s replacement in favor of Stephen Colbert. Though no specific date has been announced, we do know that his last show will air in December and that he’ll be replaced by British actor/comedian James Corden.