Metallica is letting fans select the band’s set list for
each night of its European tour next summer. Drummer Lars Ulrich, who usually writes the playlist, told BBC he was nervous about giving fans the power.

"It certainly gives me butterflies in the stomach in a good way and I think it should be a lot of fun for the fans. This at least puts a stop to the whining about the set list because it’s basically the fans that are picking it," Ulrich said.

About 10 years ago, Metallica began changing its set list every night. Ulrich said this was a way to keep the show “fresh.”

For the European tour, which is named, “Metallica by Request,” fans will vote on 17 songs and the band will play one brand new song. The tour kicks off on May 28th in Helsinki, Finland and ends on July 11th.  

Although most of us probably won’t be travelling across the Atlantic to see “Metallica by Request,” you can listen to the band’s “Black Album” on DC101 starting at noon on December 21, the darkest day of the year.

The self-titled album was released August 12, 1991. It has become known as the “Black Album” because of the album’s black cover.