Thursday, September 1, 2011

VIDEO: Metallica rock San Francisco

Metallica played a corporate event for in San Francisco Wednesday night, rocking the city’s Moscone Center for conference delegates and lucky Met Club fan members.

The band didn’t even have to leave their hometown for the show, and kinda stumbled into being asked to do it in the first place.

“It all started when [guitarist] Kirk [Hammett] mentioned that his next door neighbor had invited us to play at his party in San Francisco and we figured ‘why not?’" wrote Metallica to fans back in June. “After all, it has been quite some time since we've played in our hometown, and we haven't exactly been getting out a lot lately. Well, it turns out that Kirk's neighbor, Marc Benioff, is the top dog at a "small" company called and his shindig actually lasts for four days and hosts over 30,000 people! So much for a little backyard barbeque . . .”

The show was part of the ninth annual Dreamforce convention.

Up next for Metallica are two Big 4 shows with Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax at New York’s Yankee Stadium on September 13 and 14, and then it’s off to a headlining gig at Rock In Rio 4 on September 25 in Rio de Janeiro.

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Metallica – tuning room / Creeping Death
Moscone Center – San Francisco, CA – August 31, 2011

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