How much money does having the best selling album of the SoundScan era afford you? Enough for you to buy a road case – for your washing machine. At least that’s what Metallica did, according to a tweet that Kirk Hammett put up. “Even our laundry is metal when we tour,” his tweet reads, with the hashtag “NoWeArentOnTour.” There’s presumably a companion dryer, but he chose to hold off on tweeting that, because the band needs at least a little mystery.
The best thing to come of this is all the laundry-related puns that have come of this, with “Hit the Whites” and “Ain’t My Bleach” coming from one person and “To Live is to Dry” another, alongside a handful of not particularly funny ones. At any rate, while it’s not the most metal thing in the world to bring a washer and dryer on the road with you, we’re sure that most bands would love to do that if it was logistically possible.