Metallica Rumored To Be Planning Performance In Antarctica

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich told a San Francisco radio station in an interview last month that the band has something coming up in December that would surprise fans. When asked for more information, Ulrich explained, “There’s a very interesting thing coming our way in December . . . There’s another frontier heading in Metallica’s direction in December. Which, if anybody (at the band’s management) even knew that I just said what I just said, they would hunt me down and silence me. But there is another frontier coming in December, which we’re very excited about.” Fans began gossiping about the possibilities, but I’m not sure anyone could have predicted the actual event Ulrich was referring to.

Jump to yesterday, when a Columbian web site for Coca-Cola Zero began marketing a new promotion that claims Metallica will be performing in Antarctica at some point in December 2013. Due to unpredictable whether changes no exact date has been nailed down, but the ad does claim the The Coca-Cola-sponsored event will take place between December 2 and December 15. You can view the advertisement below:

Metallica may be the latest band to head to the southernmost continent, but they actually are not the first. In 2007 a band made up entirely of scientists stationed in Antarctica performed at British Antarctic Survey’s (BAS) Rothera Research Station as part of the global Live Earth celebration. The band performed for only seventeen people in person, but the event was broadcast throughout the world.

It should go without saying, but reps for Metallica have yet to confirm this news. The website for Coca-Cola is legit however, so the likelihood of this announcement being a prank is pretty low. We’ll bring you more information as it becomes available.

Exclusive Q&A: A Conversation With Theophilus London About Love, Life and Antarctica

OurStage Exclusive InterviewsWhen you look at the hip-hop scene at it stands now, with artists like OFWGKTA and LMFAO on the rise, you can feel the genre shifting a bit both in terms of music and artistic vision. Taking a more wild and eclectic approach to not only music but fashion sense is becoming a running trend. With that in mind, the up-and-coming rapper Theophilus London is riding the wave with his unique blend of influences, that read off like something from an indie rock band, and his eye-catching sense of style. This has led to widespread success with his debut release Timez Are Weird These Days getting significant buzz and landing high-profile performances like at this past year’s Cannes Film Festival. Taking some time out of his busy tour schedule, this budding rap star sat down to chat with us about topics ranging from his Tumblr to listening to actress Milla Jovovich cover Prince.

OS: In the past, you’ve voiced displeasure about mainstream rap. Do you feel it’s something you still try to stay away from?

TL: In a sense of [it] being played out, maybe. But, there’s a lot of mainstream rap.

OS: How would you describe the difference between your approach and a regular hip hop artist?

TL: I work off of references. I idolize producers and try to sit down and work with producers on brand new sound. We talk about favorite artists first and foremost and develop a brand new sound. I really can’t say I’m different from other rappers because I’m not in the studio with them or in their creative process.

OS: You announced on Tumblr today that you got Michael Jackson to DJ some of your shows. How did you find him?

TL: I found him in New Orleans. He was hanging out a window. I asked him if he wanted to tour and he said yes. Really glad he came out to tour with us.