Between their new album The Other One, releasing a new song featuring Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello, and currently being on the road with Dethklok – 2023 has been a good year for Babymetal.
In a new interview with Metal Hammer, the band discusses their latest album, as well as the addition of their newest member, Moametal, who was initially a backup dancer for Babymetal.
Also within the conversation, Moametal talks about the metal and rock icons she would love to have over for a dinner party with the band.
The first big name she shouts out is Metallica, expressing that she would love to talk to them about how much she likes their newest album, 72 Seasons.
Following Metallica, the Babymetal singer mentions another artist and band she would like to have over for a dinner party. Per Moametal:
“Even if I invite them, I’m not sure if they would really show up, but I’d love to invite Metallica. I’d love to tell them how much I’m into their new album, 72 Seasons. It’s such an incredible album! I’d also love to invite Tom Morello, who played the guitar solo for us on our new song [METALI!!]! So if Tom Morello is coming, I hope he invites one of my favourite bands, Måneskin, who he also collaborated on a different song [Gossip]!”
She then goes on to mention other rock and metal artists she would like to invite over:
“Oh, and I definitely need to invite Bring Me The Horizon and ONE OK ROCK! In Japan, we have a TV programme on December 31 called Kōhaku Uta Gassen, and we were given the opportunity to collaborate with X Japan’s Yoshiki, and so I would love to invite him. I also want Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington to be there too, because I’ve always wanted to meet him. There’s just an endless list of people I want to invite…!
“Although I say that, I’m a pretty shy person and I think my English is not my forte, so even though I invited all these guests, I wouldn’t feel confident talking! Ha ha ha!”