Daily Archives: December 21, 2016

Metallica lead singer moved to Vail for more “hunting,” less “elitism”

Cool. Hetfield recently moved to Vail for its hunting. (via AP Images)
There comes a time in each of our lives when Marin County just doesn’t cut it anymore. To hear Metallica’s James Hetfield tell it, it’s not so easy. How’re you doing with that?’ And they’re less obsessed with stopping what you’re doing and more enjoying what they’re doing.”
Check out the full interview below. And the food is phenomenal. Metallica at the 44th Festival d’ete de Quebec on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City Saturday July 16, 2011. As first pointed out by blabbermouth.net, Hetfield found a naturalism in Colorado that he preferred over San Fransisco’s elitism:
There was just a… I don’t know… I felt that there was an elitist attitude there — that if you weren’t their way politically, their way environmentally, all of that, that you were looked down upon. They’re very into, ‘Oh, you like doing that? How’s that go? Sure, San Francisco is gorgeous. That, among other reasons, is why he moved from San Fransisco to Vail, according to the singer’s recent appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast. (Case in point: Rice-A-Roni.)
But what if you want to track down your own dinner? Not on Yelp, but with binoculars, an orange vest and an Elmer Fudd hat? I think in Colorado, everyone is very natural; people are not playing some game, they’re not posturing.

Telluride Bluegrass 2017 shares initial lineup

Telluride Bluegrass has observed the winter solstice by letting fly the initial lineup for its upcoming 44th annual bluegrass festival. The 2017 edition of the lauded music festival, which takes place on June 15-18, will feature Brandi Carlile, Dierks Bentley with the Travelin’ McCourys, Dispatch, Chris Thile (who’s now the host of “A Prairie Home Companion”), Sam Bush (of course) and many more. Image courtesy of the festival. You can see the entire list of bands in the initial announcement below. Tickets to the festival are $82-$235 and are on sale now via bluegrass.com. The 2017 Telluride Bluegrass Festival has announced its initial lineup. Telluride Bluegrass 2017 initial lineup

Sam Bush Band
Brandi Carlile
Dierks Bentley with The Travelin’ McCourys
Telluride House Band featuring Sam, Bela, Jerry, Edgar, Bryan & Stuart
Yonder Mountain String Band
Greensky Bluegrass
Bela Fleck & Chris Thile
Elephant Revival
Punch Brothers
Hot Rize
Peter Rowan
Jerry Douglas Band
Tim O’Brien
Chris Thile
Sarah Jarosz
The East Pointers
Fireball Mail
Telluride Troubadour & Band Contests