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Metallica will play for a week on Craig Ferguson's 'Late Late Show'

Metallica will play for a week on Craig Ferguson's 'Late Late Show'

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The residency will commemorate Ferguson's planned departure

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Craig Ferguson, host of the Late Late Show, announced he was leaving his gig for new horizons earlier this year. He'll be getting a slightly unexpected — but amazing — musical send-off: Metallica says they'll play a song on the show every night for a week to commemorate Ferguson's time as host, Rolling Stone reports.

The band will sit down for an interview with Ferguson on November 17th, a Monday, and play through that Friday. (Ferguson will leave at an unannounced date in December.) Metallica does have something to promote — the 10th-anniversary re-release of the band's classic Some Kind of Monster documentary will be released on November 24th — but drummer Lars Ulrich told Rolling Stone, "Nothing to sell, nothing to promote (except a reissue DVD)...purely hanging at Craig's personal request. Bring it!"