Wednesday, March 26, 2014

VIDEO: Metallica release Ecuador concert footage

Metallica have released performance footage from their March 18th show in Quito, Ecuador.

The group is sharing video of "Ride the Lightning" and "For Whom the Bell Tolls" from the concert – the band’s first in the country – and the second stop on the band’s current South American tour

The two-week trek will be followed by an extensive summer run across Europe beginning May 28 in Helsinki, Finland.

Metallica were recently added to the list of performers who will honor Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne when he receives the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award at the 10th anniversary MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on May 12.

Osbourne will be recognized for his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund, and for his commitment to helping other addicts with the addiction recovery process.

Joe Walsh will present Ozzy with the award, which Metallica’s James Hetfield received in 2006; previous honorees include Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chris Cornell, Alice Cooper and Jerry Cantrell.

Ozzy and his touring band will perform at the event with special guest Slash.

The MusiCares MAP Fund allows access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community as well as offering support groups for working and touring members.

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