Metallica: The band refused to be part of the Kill Bill soundtrack

Quentin Tarantino proposed to Metallica be part of the Kill Bill soundtrack, but they rejected it.

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Can you imagine having the opportunity to belong to the soundtrack of one of the most emblematic films in cinema and rejecting it. This is the curious case of Metallica who refused to be part of the film Kill Bill.

That’s how it is. It turns out that in the early 2000s, iconic director Quentin Tarantino contacted the famous band Metallica to ask them to use the songs. “Enter Sandman” and “Sad But True” in the scenes of the two biggest fights in the movie.

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Metallica: The band refused to be part of the Kill Bill soundtrack

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Metallica refused to be part of Kill Bill

Lars Ulrich told this anecdote to the press. He explained that the director invited him to explain how his themes were going to be used in the scenes, including the fight scene of ‘Black Mamba’ against the ‘Crazy 88’s’.

The drummer from Metallica confessed what Quentin told him: “The fists would impact the faces in the accents [de la música]. The kicks would be synchronized with the sound of the cymbals. All the bodies would fly to the rhythm of the music.”

Everyone would believe that the opportunity would be taken by the band, however this was not the case. Ulrich confesses that he didn’t feel like being in the movie after reading the entire movie script.

“I noticed that almost the entire script was written in a language beyond my capabilities of understanding. I really couldn’t open my closed Danish mind. I admire his films, I love him as a person, but after 180 pages I felt quite bewildered and uncomfortable not understanding the script.

It was so that the drummer decided to reject said proposal that in the long run he would classify as the worst decision he had ever made.

The success of Kill Bill

The film was well received by critics and managed to raise a total of 180 million dollars. He was also nominated for different awards, some of which won.

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Metallica: The band refused to be part of the Kill Bill soundtrack